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Lana Z Caplan's Video AUTOPOIESIS Screening Internationally

Jan 22, 2020

Lana Z Caplan’s newest video, Autopoiesis, premiered in March 2019 at a solo screening at Anachivia, in the famous Estudios Churubusco in Mexico City.

Since then, Autopoiesis has been screening in festivals and screening programs around the world including AXW Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, (New York, NY), Other Cinema (San Francisco, CA), Portland Underground Film Festival (Portland, OR), Antimatter [media art] (Victoria, BC, Canada), Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image (Johnson City, NY), ECHOFLUXX 19 Festival (Prague, CZ), 33rd Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Stuttgart, Germany) and VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA).

Cal Poly University Art Gallery presents Beyond the Surface: The Photograph as Object - Artist Talk 1/9, 4pm

Jan 6, 2020

Adrienne Hughes Wildfires 

The Art and Design Department and Cal Poly University Art Gallery are pleased to welcome curator Aline Smithson and seven of the eleven national artists featured in Beyond the Surface: The Photograph as Object for a presentation in the gallery this Thursday January 9 at 4pm.

Artists are traveling from NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego to be with us for this event.

Photography/Video Student Wins First Place at CSU Media Arts Festival Awards

Dec 10, 2019

Art and Design Photo/Video concentration student Casey Wieber won first place for his video “Danny Derrick: The Private Studio Experience,” in the Promotional Video category at the CSU Media Arts Festival. Wieber produced and directed the video, which is a portrait of a San Luis Obispo tattoo artist, as his final project for ISLA 340. (available for viewing on the CSU Media Arts Festival YouTube page - link below)

Packaging and Graphic Design Students Win Gold at National Competition

Nov 21, 2019

Professors Javier de la Fuente and Mary LaPorte work with packaging design students

With their focus on highlighting the joy and interactivity of unboxing a product, three interdisciplinary Cal Poly teams received first place, honorable mention, and shout-out awards at the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) 2019 Student Design Challenge.

Thomas DePasquale's Translations Published in Paradigms of Renaissance Grotesques

Nov 9, 2019

Thomas DePasquale's translations of a series of letters on painting written by the sixteenth-century Italian scientist Ulisse Aldrovandi were published in Paradigms of Renaissance Grotesques

Last fall, in conjunction with The Renaissance Nude, a recent exhibition at the J.P. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, DePasquale’s 2018 essay, “Michelangelo’s Last Judgment and the Reception of the Nude in Counter-Reformation Italy” was published in a volume of studies. DePasquale also helped organize the Getty exhibition. 

Enrica L Costello in Exhibition at UC, Irvine for SLSA Conference

Nov 1, 2019

Enrica L Costello participated in group show titled “At the Margins: Experimental Engagements in Science, Literature, and the Arts” at the University of California Irvine this November in conjunction with the SLSA conference.

Nick Bockelman helps create the New City of SLO Branding Campaign

Oct 28, 2019

Nick Bockelman helps create the New City of SLO Branding Campaign

Nick Bockelman participated in a new branding campaign for the City of San Luis Obispo, highlighting their dedication to sustainability, smart growth, and environmental stewardship. The modular pictogram is a collection of different detailed icons that represent the city’s special initiatives relating to Open Space, Renewable Energy, Smart Growth, and Regional Water Systems.  

Jessica Bellamy, Designer and Social Justice Advocate, Will Visit Cal Poly Nov. 6–8

Oct 16, 2019

 The Department of Art and Design's University Art Gallery will present Movement Science / Creative Impact, an exhibition of Jessica Bellamy’s design work, opening on November 7, 2019. The exhibit will begin with a lecture by Bellamy at 5:00pm in Alan A. Erhart Agriculture, building 10, room 231. An opening reception will immediately follow the lecture. Jessica Bellamy will also be facilitating a hands-on design workshop for Art and Design students on Friday, November 8 from 10am until 3pm in Dexter, building 34, room 150.

CSU + Adobe XD Creative Jam

Oct 8, 2019

students work on creative projects at the CSU+Adobe Creative Jam

On October 11 –12, The Department of Art and Design hosted the CSU + Adobe XD Creative Jam, in which seven CSU schools will compete in a fast-paced tournament to complete an interaction design challenge in just two hours. Students were asked to address the CSU's Basic Needs Initiative in their work, which included: identifying an area of insecurity and then conceiving, designing,and building a mobile app experience that enables action within and/or outside of the educational system to stabilize and encourage student success.

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Laura Krifka’s Solo Show Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times

Oct 2, 2019

Laura Krifka’s Solo Show Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times

Laura Krifka exhibited her work in a solo show entitled “The Game of Patience” at Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles in September 2019. The show was reviewed in ten publications including both the online and print edition of The Los Angeles Times.

 “Laura Krifka is a superlative, if shifty, storyteller — a cross between a delectably unreliable narrator and a canny ventriloquist. Her intriguing recent oils on canvas and panel at the Los Angeles gallery Luis De Jesus Los Angeles are painted with brushless exactitude, their crisp and controlled surfaces belying personal and interpersonal complexities beneath. Krifka tells it super-straight, but the “it” is slant.” - Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times. Oct. 2, 2019 


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