Takming Chuang, Spring 19

Takming Chuang looks for value where it is most passionately preserved; in forms of art, in notions of masculinity, and across their parallel histories. Art conservation and bodily preservation evince tremendous sums of cultural currency that shape society. Chuang’s work reflects the effort that art objects as well as bodies endure to retain value despite the nature of impermanence. Chuang holds a BA in Economics with a concentration in Business Management from Binghamton University and a MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. He is an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and serves on committees at Right Window Gallery and Southern Exposure. He has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally including the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Soka Art Center, Camden Arts Centre and SculptureCenter.

Aida Gamez, Spring 2019

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Aida Gamez is a practicing artist and educator who lives in Berkeley. Her work has appeared in galleries throughout Northern California as well as in Southeastern United States, Mexico and Europe. Gamez received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from UC Berkeley. Her work constantly pursues discovery along two disparate planes. One plane is technical and involves a fascination and appreciation of line and its ability to evoke varied emotions through manipulation. The other plane is introspection, involving her identification as a Mexican American. Her research revolves around two basic academic questions: Can artwork be made that conveys emotion without a conceptual foundation? Can meaning be created through line shape and color?

Edith Garcia, Spring 19

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Edith Garcia’s work draws you into an alluring world of installation and sculpture. She focuses on the unique individual experiences throughout our lifetimes, the minimal occurrences that transpire each day and grafts them into site-specific installations and objects. Her body of work has been exhibited throughout Europe, North America and Mexico in spaces such as Gimpel Fils, London, Transmission Gallery, San Francisco and Tampa Museum of Art, Florida.

Garcia is strongly engaged in the critical research of drawing and sculpture with curatorial projects, publishing and creating works that reflect this passion. Garcia received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MFA from the California College of the Arts (and Crafts) and MPhil at the Royal College of Art in London. She published Ceramics and the Human Figure released worldwide by A&C Black Visual Arts (Bloomsbury) and is a contributing author to numerous online and print journals.

Recently, Garcia was awarded the Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the California College of the Arts and is currently a Professor at the California College of the Arts and University of California, Berkeley. For more information visit: www.edithgarciastudio.com

Dana Hemenway, Spring 19

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Dana Hemenway is an artist based in San Francisco. She received her MFA from Mills College and her BA from University of California Santa Cruz. She has had residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), SÍM (Reykjavik, Iceland), The Wassaic Project (Upstate New York), Root Division (San Francisco, CA), and is a charter resident of the Minnesota Street Project’s Studio Program (San Francisco, CA). Dana is the recipient of The San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, a Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Grant, and in 2017 she was awarded her first Permanent Public Art Commission for SFO’s Terminal 1, which is scheduled for completion in late 2019. Dana has exhibited her artwork locally, nationally, and internationally. From 2015 – 2017, Dana served as a co-director of Royal Nonesuch Gallery, an artist-run project space in Oakland, CA. She is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Randy Hussong, Continuing Lecturer

  • 310 Kroeber Hall
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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 »

Liz Linden, Spring 19

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Liz Linden is an artist based in Berkeley, California. She received a BA in Literature from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 2002 and was a studio artist in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York City from 2008 to 2009.  She received a PhD in Visual Art at the University of Wollongong in 2018.  Linden’s work is exhibited in museums and galleries internationally and in 2017 she had a solo exhibition, Damaged Goods (2017) at Cleopatra’s in New York and a live public performance, TELETHON (2017) with Jen Kennedy at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Her critical writing appears in catalogs, art magazines, and in peer-reviewed journals including recent and forthcoming issues of Art Journal, Third Text, and Camera Obscura.

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Indira Martina Morre, Continuing Lecturer

  • Kroeber 226
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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
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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 »

Shari Paladino, Spring 19

Shari Paladino, an interdisciplinary artist who predominantly works in installation, combining wood sculpture, textiles, writing, performance & social engagement, with photography and video. Raised in both Chicago and Los Angeles, she has been living and working as an artist and designer in the Bay Area for almost a decade. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Field Studies with an emphasis on Critical Disability Studies, and an MFA 2017, both from UC Berkeley. Her most recent and ongoing work considers visual culture and storytelling, and the production of the white imaginary in her uncozy Habitas. The Habitas is elaborately designed performance set with fabricated props, to backdrop her experimental script Dark Italian Recipe, inspired by late 70’s & 80’s era family situational comedies. Dark Italian Recipe is a semi-autobiographical text transcribed and adapted from an episode of the radio series This American Life’s retelling the hidden paternity story of the artists biracial brother, performing the shifting, unreliable functions of memory and nostalgia in the production white imaginary. Shari’s research and interests include the boundaries of fiction and the sub textual narratives of food, race, heritage, authenticity, and media culture as they intersect with the domestic, designed and technologically mediated visual culture. Shari has exhibited throughout the Bay Area, including the Richmond Center for The Arts, and assisting Amanda Eicher in a recent project Can We Talk About Art for the Department of Public Dialogue at SFMOMA. Shari is a recipient of the 2016 Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement. She has been an Artists in Residence at Jacobs Institure of Design and Technology 2016-17. She is currently a UC Berkeley Teaching and Learning Center Lecturer Fellow 2018-19.