Jose Figueroa, Fall 2018

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Jose Figueroa is an Oakland based artist born in Caracas, Venezuela. Figueroa uses postmodern strategies to create artworks that reflect on the fragility of fleeting moments, the complications of intersectional identities and the impossibility of a single perspective. Figueroa has exhibited at Southern Exposure, Berkeley Art Museum and Embark Gallery, all in the bay area; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bogotá, Colombia; Longwood Arts Project in New York, among others. He attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in 2009, received his B.F.A in arts from the Cooper Union in 2014 and his M.F.A. from U.C Berkeley in 2016. He is currently an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Christian L. Frock, Fall 2018

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Christian L. Frock is a writer, curator, and public scholar. Her work focuses on art, politics, and public life. She has written for KQED Arts, The Guardian US, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others and has produced commissioned essays for The Fleishhacker Foundation, Kala Art Institute, SFMOMA Open Space, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, among others. Recent exhibitions include Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s – Now at Mills College Art Gallery. She has taught at California College of the Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies, and San Francisco Art Institute; and has lectured at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and Stanford University, among other schools. Recent academic appointments include Spring 2017 Visiting Scholar at San Francisco State University School of Art and 2015 – 2017 Scholar in Residence at California College of the Arts’ Center for Art + Public Life.


Edith Garcia, Fall 2018

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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:

Dana Hemenway, Fall 18

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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

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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, Fall 2018

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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.

Indira Martina Morre, Continuing Lecturer

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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. As an extention to her practice, Morre co-directs the artist gallery Martina }{ Johnston since 2009. Find out more about Indira’s work at


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 »

Nicky Tavares, Fall 2018

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Nicky Tavares is a multimedia artist whose work spans from 360-degree animation to experimental documentary to handmade 16mm film to installation and sculpture. Her work has been shown internationally in both gallery and screening room contexts, including New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; TIE: The International Experimental Film Exposition; IMPAKT Festival; and the Medianale Festival. Among other honors Nicky has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at the Visual Studies Workshop, a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, and an Iqbal Fellow and the Institute for Research and Dialogue. She has been awarded grants from the Austin Film Society, the LEF Moving Image Fund, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Most recently Nicky was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Skidmore College.  She received her MFA in film and video from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and BA in photocommunications form Saint Edward’s University.