(Chair) Allan deSouza, Associate Professor

  • 339 Kroeber Hall
  • Office hours by appointment

27 welcome backAllan deSouza’s photography, mixed-media installation, digital-painting, text and performance works restage dominant histories through counter-strategies of fiction, erasure, and (mis)translation. DeSouza has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at SF Camerawork; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF; and the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. He has participated in group exhibitions at the International Center for Photography, NY; Pompidou Centre, Paris; » read more »

Randy Hussong, Continuing Lecturer

  • 310 Kroeber Hall
  • Office Hours by appointment

randyRandy Hussong joined the faculty in 1994. He teaches printmaking and sculpture. Born mid year in the mid 1950’s in the middle of the day as the middle child of a middle class family, near the middle of California, Randy studied with Alanson Appleton, Pete Voulkas, Jim Melchert, Joan Brown, Elmer Bischoff and George Miyasaki-earning his BA and MFA from UC Berkeley. In 1980 he co-founded Jetwave, an alternative to the alternative galleries in San Francisco. He also served on the Board of Directors at New Langton Arts where he curated the first Ed ‘Big Daddy” Roth retrospective in 1990. Primarily a sculptor, always a printmaker, every other day a teacher. Randy creates sculptural installations combining suites of objects, both two and three dimensional, that synthesize art historical and pop conceptual references with social, political, comical and sensual realities.  » read more »

Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor

  • K337
  • Office Hours by appointment

Asma1Asma Kazmi creates transdisciplinary, performative, relational works where people, media, and objects come together. She is the recipient of many awards including the Fulbright Research Award, (CIES) to India; the Faculty Research Grant, CalArts; the Great Rivers Biennial by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Rocket Grant, the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University; At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago Award, the University of Illinois in Chicago; and the Creative Stimulus Award, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, St. Louis.

John McNamara, Continuing Lecturer

  • 338 Kroeber Hall
  • Office Hours by appointment

john_mcnamara_photoJohn McNamara came to the Art Practice Department in the fall of 1993. In 1994 he developed and implemented the course “Art 8, Introduction to Visual Thinking,” an entry-level course focusing on the investigation of art processes and conceptual strategies. “Resource,” a reference guide for new Cal students, named it one of the most student recommended classes to take within the University. As well as teaching various painting and drawing courses, John is also responsible for the mentoring of the Graduate Student Instructors within the department. This process takes place within the 301 Pedagogy Course. In the spring of 2005 he received “The Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship Of GSI’s” from the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. John also developed a weekly critique seminar for the honor students within the department. » read more »

Indira Martina Morre, Continuing Lecturer

  • Kroeber 226
  • Office Hours by appointment

IMG_6144_2-1Indira Martina Morre is a practicing artist, educator, and curator interested in contributing to the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. As a continual psychological investigation of the contemporary human condition, Morre’s recent paintings examine the modification of our cognition and experience of the world in the engulfing presence of technology. She received her BA, with a double major in Art History and Art Practice, and her MFA from UC Berkeley. She is currently teaching painting and drawing classes at UC Berkeley Art Department. Morre is the recipient of numerous awards including The Harry Ford Lord Award and The Eisner Prize in Art. Her work was recently exhibited at Croatian Association of Artists in Zagreb, Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley Art Center, MarinMOCA, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, and Cain Schulte Contemporary Art Gallery in San Francisco. www.indiramorre.com. As an extention to her practice, Morre co-directs the artist gallery Martina }{ Johnston since 2009. Find out more about Indira’s work at indiramorre.com

 

Craig Nagasawa, Continuing Lecturer

  • 362 Kroeber Hall
  • Office Hours by appointment

CraigCraig Nagasawa’s work combines the technical aspects of Japanese/Nihonga painting techniques with the personal vision of a third-generation Japanese American. A Bay Area resident for the last 32 years, his work is represented in private and public collections in the United States, Switzerland, and Japan. He has had solo exhibitions at the Braunstien Quay Gallery in San Francisco from 2004. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Walter McBean Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, and the Arts Commission Gallery in San Francisco. » read more »

Greg Niemeyer, Associate Professor

  • Kroeber 341

niemeyer_selfieBorn in Switzerland in 1967, Greg Niemeyer studied Classics and Photography. He started working with new media when he arrived in the Bay Area in 1992 and he received his MFA from Stanford University in New Media in 1997. At the same time, he founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center, which he directed until 2001, when he was appointed at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor for New Media. At UC Berkeley, he is involved in the development of the Center for New Media, focusing on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences. » read more »

Brody Reiman, Associate Professor

  • 40 Kroeber Hall
  • Office Hours by appointment

reiman.editBrody Reiman works in sculpture and installation as half the collaborative team castaneda/reiman. castaneda/reiman has had recent solo exhibitons at DCKT Contemporary (New York), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (SF), Second Street Gallery (VA), and Stephen Wirtz (SF), among others. Their work has been included in group shows at SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Oakland Museum of CA and various galleries and art spaces both nationally and internationally. » read more »

Stephanie Syjuco, Assistant Professor

  • 176 Wurster Hall
  • Office Hours by appointment

syjuco_headshot2Stephanie Syjuco 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, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. She is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2010 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA/P.S.1, SFMOMA, The California Biennial, ZKM Center for Art and Technology, the 2015 Havana Bienial, and others. She will be featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition “New Photography: Being” in 2018. At Berkeley she teaches classes in sculpture, social practice, photography, and experimental media, with a focus on material culture.   http://www.stephaniesyjuco.com » read more »

Anne Walsh, Associate Professor

  • 174 Wurster Hall
  • Office Hours by appointment

Image 1 - Version 2Anne Walsh (University of California, Berkeley) produces works in video, performance, audio, photography and text. Her works have been shown at numerous galleries and museums nationally and internationally: Artists Space (NYC), Center for Curatorial Studies (Bard College), Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), GrandArts (Kansas City), Ryal College of Art (London), The J. Paul Getty Museum (LA), Diapason Gallery (NYC), » read more »