CalArtians Featured at the Smithsonian’s Portrait Competition

Last month, Harry Gamboa Jr., artist and co-director of the Photo and Media program at CaArts, served as a juror for The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. ArtForum describes the competition as one that “aims to reflect the contemporary state of...

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CalArtian-Founded Collective Presents 0.1% Exhibition

The arts collective NAVEL presents its latest program 0.1% from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Monday, Nov. 11, at the NAVEL space in downtown Los Angeles. Co-founded in 2018 by CalArtian Amanda Vincelli (Art MFA 17), who also serves as the organization’s program director, the organization serves as a test...

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CalArtians Featured in New Exhibition at Craft Contemporary

Charmaine Bee (Art MFA 17) and Ignacio Perez Meruane (Art MFA 09) are featured in a thematic contemporary exhibition RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism, running until Jan. 5, 2020, at Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles. The exhibition features works from nine contemporary artists working...

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MOCA Presents Gala Porras-Kim’s Open House

On Oct. 26, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles opened Open House, the latest solo exhibition by CalArts alum Gala Porras-Kim (Art MFA 09). Open House features a range of “ephemeral, transitional, malleable” artworks to showcase the roles museums play in...

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Watch Livestream of New Film Based on CalArtian’s Cancer Journey

On Tuesday Oct. 29, tune in for a livestream of The Other Space, a stop-motion film from Blake Derksen (Film/Video BFA 19). The four-minute film was inspired by Derksen’s adolescent battle with cancer, and has already drawn attention from individuals and organizations who are collectively...

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