New exhibition: Occupations: Art Takes Up Space

Occupations: Art Takes Up Space
Ninth Street between Broadway and Washington Street, Old Oakland
Friday and Saturday nights running December 6, 2013-January 4, 2014 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Participating artists:
Freddy Chandra
Allan de Souza
Desirée Holman
Ranu Mukherjee
Jerome Reyes
José Carlos Teixeira
Occupations: Art Takes Up Space invites a group of established mid-career artists, based mostly in the Bay Area, to consider the ways in which we philosophically relate to physical, psychological, and social spaces. Through projections of video and photography in the public space of Old Oakland storefronts, the exhibition brings the intellectual curiosity and visual engagement of contemporary gallery art to the wider and more diverse public of the streets.
Curated by Anuradha Vikram

Welcome Stephanie Syjuco!

The Department of Art Practice welcomes artist Stephanie Syjuco to our faculty in Spring 2014! Stephanie creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. She is currently collaborating with the FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists in Genk, Belgium, on a new body of works utilizing 3-D scanning of Belgian and Congolese antiquities to produce hybrid ceramic objects addressing the legacy of colonialism, empire, and trade routes.

Welcome Allan deSouza!

The Department of Art Practice welcomes photographer and writer Allan deSouza who joined us this fall! Rigorously innovating photography through his uses of collage, rephotography, narrative strategies borrowed from other media, and digital interventions, deSouza’s creative research suggests new frameworks for thinking about race, visuality, and representation in a global context. An experienced teacher, deSouza has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the California Institute of the Arts, UC Irvine, Vermont College, and San Francisco Art Institute.

UC Berkeley MFA Program Information

Hello, and welcome to the Department of Art Practice MFA Application news page. This page will be updated as needed in order to help you with any questions you might have during your decision process on choosing an MFA program.

Applications are now closed. The next application season will open mid-September 2015.

Final decisions will be made late February/early March. You WILL be notified, either by letter or phone call.

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A Warm Welcome to our 2015 MFA Class!

Welcome class of 2015!

The department of Art Practice is proud to have these incredible artists in our MFA:

Leslie Dryer

Tanja Geis

Lee Lavy

Michelle Ott

Sofie Ramos

Matthew Chavez-Delgado Smith