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CSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz interviewed by Animation Career Review

Posted on July 7, 2016 by School of Art

Kafi_340wCSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz was interviewed by Animation Career Review,  entitled “Rooted in Fundamentals: Q&A with Aubry Mintz, CSU Long Beach.” Prof. Mintz discusses the progress and creativity of the Illustration/Animation program and our students!


CSULB Art History Professor Peter Holliday reviews exhibition “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” at the Getty Museum

Posted on June 17, 2016 by School of Art

History of Art and Classical Archaeology Professor, Dr. Peter Holliday wrote a review of the exhibition “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World”which was at the Getty Museum this spring. “Today only two hundred large-scale bronzes of the Hellenistic era survive, and Power and Pathos assembles some fifty of them in one place, including loans from thirty-four museums in twelve countries, many national treasures. Seeing them together gives a fleeting sense of what residents of ancient cities experienced everyday. It is the first show of its kind, and will probably be the last in our lifetimes.”


CSULB Animation students team up with CSULB Orchestra to score student films

Posted on May 17, 2016 by School of Art

IMG_1535Here’s how magic happens: Two people meet in training when they start teaching at CSULB and they both have ideas to better their student experience. Over 9 years those ideas are shared, supported and made into reality by the hard work of many parties; three professors (Perry LaMarca, Aubry Mintz and Johannes Muller-Stosch) realized their students could all benefit from working together. With the help of two very supportive departments (Music and the School of Arts) they paired two classes of talented animation and film score students and a highly skilled 60-piece orchestra and set out to make magic.  Animation students working on their Senior Projects are paired with Music students taking an Advanced Film Scoring Project class. “It would cost thousands and thousands of dollars to rent an orchestra for a film out in the real world,” says Prof. Mintz, “and now our students have music that is specifically tailored to their films advancing their stories to a whole other level for everyone involved.” Films of recent award-winning alumni Alex Balaban and Rodrigo Tello were both scored with the help of the CSULB Musicians, and as these collaborations continue, there will be many more awards and accolades to come!


CSULB Illustration/Animation Alumni win Animation Awards from Society of Illustrators

Posted on May 16, 2016 by School of Art

CSULB Illustration/Animation alumni Alex Balaban and Rodrigo Tello both won Animation Awards at the Society of Illustrators 2016 Student Scholarships Competition, held in New York City. Mr. Balaban took home “First Place in Animation” for his film “Shimai” which was completed while he was a senior at CSULB. In addition, CSULB alumnus Rodrigo Tello won 1st runner up for his film “The Waiting Game.”

Congratulations Alex and Rodrigo!!!animation still of Waiting Gameframe of animation of Shimai


CSULB Art History Lecturer Julia Friedman in conversation with Dave Hickey at Hammer Museum and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Posted on May 2, 2016 by School of Art

DaveHickeybyTobyKamps-968x656CSULB Art History Lecturer Julia Friedman will be taking part in UCLA Hammer Conversations: Art Critic Dave Hickey & Art Historian Julia Friedman at the Hammer Museum, on May 11, 2016. For the UCLA talk, Mr. Hickey and Dr. Friedman will present Hickey’s new books Wasted Words: The Essential Dave Hickey Online Compilation and Dustbunnies: Dave Hickey’s Online Aphorisms, which Dr. Friedman both compiled and edited. Between June 2014 and April 2015, Dave Hickey posted almost 3,000 digital comments on social media, prompting nearly 700,000 words in response from art lovers, acolytes, and skeptics. Wasted Words is an unedited comprehensive transcript of these exchanges. Its pendant publication, Dustbunnies, distills Hickey’s richly aphoristic comments, extracted from various discussion threads. Unlike Wasted Words, which is inherently contextual and discursive, Dustbunnies stresses the timeless character of Hickey’s unique authorial voice. Always provocative and often shocking, Hickey’s pronouncements are perfectly suited for the jab-like nature of the social media platform. In a delightfully ironic twist of fate, some two decades after the onset of the digital revolution, a critic known for his paragraph-long verbal riffs blasts away at digital natives in the under-140-character idiom they understand. Dr. Friedman will also be participating in another talk with the celebrated Art Critic on his book 25 Women: Essays on Their Art which “constitutes a body of work that reflects Hickey’s deep and prolonged engagement with influential contemporary artists.” The event will take place at the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel courtyard, in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 12.


CSULB Fiber Assistant Professor Diedrick Brackens in solo exhibition at Steve Turner Gallery

Posted on April 22, 2016 by School of Art

pntg-bra.006473bCSULB Fiber Assistant Professor Diedrick Brackens will have a solo show at the Steve Turner Gallery in Santa Monica from April 30 through May 28, 2016. The exhibition entitled No More Trauma (after the Mary J. Blige album No More Drama) will feature weavings that incorporate techniques drawn from European tapestries, West African weavings and Southern quilts. “The exhibition title refers to Mary J. Blige’s album No More Drama which marked a turning point in her career as she moved away from bluesy, tragic, heartbreaking songs towards more upbeat ones. In a similar vein, Brackens has worked through political protest and personal pain in creating these new compositions that incorporate joy, pleasure and imagination.”


CSULB Art Professor Marie Thibeault exhibition in London

Posted on April 22, 2016 by School of Art

593_1000CSULB Painting Professor Marie Thibeault will be in a exhibition at Gallery Elena Shchukina in London, England. The show entitled Neon Baylon pairs Prof. Thibeault with American artist Kimber Berry and will run from April 21 through May 26, 2016. The exhibition explores, “the modern condition and our relationship with the environment in the modern age,” with vibrantly colored paintings that touch on the sublime, and the entropy that wears it all down.


CSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel in solo exhibition in NYC

Posted on March 30, 2016 by School of Art

Drawing of cityscapeCSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel has a solo exhibition entitled Infrastructure at the Lesley Heller Workplace in New York City. The show runs from April 10 through May 15, 2016 and will feature collaged drawings and wall sculptures of urban plans, cityscapes, oft-kiltered structures, jerry-rigged and shifting in their perspectives and materials. Professor Siegel also is concurrently in these group exhibitions as well: Urbanature  at Art Center College of Art & Design’s Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, through May 8; Demarcate- Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping at the ICA San Jose, through May 28; and Place at the Equity Gallery, New York City, May 4 through June 18, 2016. Congratulations Professor Siegel!


CSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz interviews Directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Posted on March 1, 2016 by School of Art

Picture of hand adjusting animation puppetCSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz along with Ellen Besen interviewed the directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson on their Oscar nominated animation movie Anomalisa. The interview, entitled “Anomalisa and the Art of Subtle Exaggeration” covers how these directors have taken a fresh look at stop motion animation.

 


CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil to have solo exhibition in Paris, France

Posted on February 29, 2016 by School of Art

ceramic vesselCSULB Ceramic Professor Jay Kvapil will be having a solo exhibition of new ceramic work at Gallerie Lefebvre & Fils, in Paris, France. Entitled Jay Kvapil // Luna. In addition, Prof. Kvapil was also accepted for The Residency at the Lefebvre studio in Versailles, France for summer 2017. The exhibition will run from March 30 through May 21, 2016.

Felicitations Professor Kvapil!