Jun 1, 2020
Cal Poly Department of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 2020
- View the work of our impressive class of 2020 -
Launching Friday, June 5th
Jun 1, 2020
Sara Frantz will show a new body of work entitled, “Safety in The Shade” at Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, CA, opening June 6th, 2020.
Out of time and dislocated from the original space, Frantz’ latest series of paintings explore the false barriers that create more imagined than real distance between two points of view. Composed from the perspective of being inside a cave, the viewer looks up or out to the sky, unable to touch what the stars may bring. Scenes of hope and want, but also powerlessness depicted in flat color and faux digital paint marks. Alien and grand in their starkness, the result considers how technology simultaneously extends and amputates people’s senses – fragmenting experiences.
May 31, 2020
Many of Lana Z Caplan’s works are currently being shown virtually on several platforms, including a few recently featured by MoMA's Department of Film.
Here are few of the links to view Caplan's works.
May 18, 2020
May 11th - May 24th, 2020
Cal Poly Art and Design Faculty and graduating Seniors are being featured on the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Instagram Feed. Each day showcases multiple works by each artist.
Go to @slomuseumofart to see their work and connect with our BFA graduates and faculty.
image caption: "Hope and Futility" by Studio Art faculty Tera Galanti
May 2, 2020
Southern California artist and professor Elizabeth Folk discusses the pros and cons of online higher education during the boom of Zoom. Folk also touches on performance art, being able to access it virtually through Instagram Live, as well as performing a little piece live on the Conversation Art Podcast with Michael Shaw.
Mar 11, 2020
Alumni Show 2020
The Art and Design Department and the University Art Gallery are pleased to welcome back twelve of our alumni from a range of graduating classes for an exhibition in the University Art Gallery. The concentrations of graphic design, studio art and photo/video are all represented in the first Alumni Show to be presented by the University Art Gallery in 10 years.
The 2020 Alumni Show is on view February 20 - March 17, 2020.
Jan 30, 2020
In “Un/Raveling: A Collective Mourning” at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery January 30 – February 27, 2020, artists address how their contemporary practices wrestle with grief and mourning—both personal and collective. Through their distinct practices, this diverse group of artists weaves a collective response to these narratives of loss. They ravel and unravel their own experiences with each others’ - culminating in an exhibition where anyone can find a place to enter, sit, and not feel alone.
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
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.
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)