Chris Kubick, Lecturer, Fall 2017

  • Kroeber 285
  • Office Hours by appointment

Chris Kubick is an artist, compsnapshot of meoser and sound designer whose work generally traces the edge that separates sense from non-sense, signal from noise, representation from formlessness.  Much of his recent work deals with the meanings associated with “sound effects”, those sounds that are seemingly not “sound” enough to simply be called sounds.  He comes to this work in part through a long and happy association with the dark corners of B-movie Hollywood, having spent more than a little time designing sounds for movies that you’d probably never want to see (Black Cadillac, Flatland, the Bloody Deep, etc.), and a few that you really should see if you get the chance (What America Needs, It’s Not My Memory of It, We Will Live To See These Things).  He is also the founder and director of Language Removal Services, and has  collaborate with artist Anne Walsh on numerous projects, including the Art After Death series of cds.  His artwork has been seen and heard at venues around the world, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the New Museum (New York), MOCA (Los Angeles), VAG (Vancouver), the Royal College of Art (London), among others, and also on public radio in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, and Germany.

Masako Miki, Lecturer, Fall 2017

  • K226
  • Office Hours by appointment

DSC_6741(1)Masako Miki is a mixed media artist whose work inspired by nature, animal, and their relationship. She builds a fictional context to envision mysticism from the ordinary. Miki has exhibited at numerous galleries throughout the Bay area including solo exhibitions at K. Imperial Fine Arts in San Francisco and other exhibitions at Headlands Center for the Arts, and The Wassaic Project in New York. She is a nominee for the 2010 and 2012 SECA Art Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2014, Miki was an invited artist at Project 387 residency in California, andKamiyama Artist in Residence Program in Tokushima, Japan. Miki is a native of Japan and now lives and works in Berkeley. She received her MFA from San Jose State University. Miki is represented by CULT Gallery in San Francisco.

James Sterling Pitt, Lecturer, Fall 2017

  • K343
  • Office Hours by appointment

01091463James Sterling Pitt’s art functions as a chronological, visual archiving of memories. These memories are represented at times as playfully recognizable objects– and at times abstracted forms that come from perceptual shifts or dreams. Conceptualized to exist as an object based journal, his current body of works are three dimensional recreations of moments past. Pitt’s subconscious explorations aim to bridge notions of reminiscence with the present and future by way of tangible markers of a time and place. When installed together, the work not only becomes a map of personal identity, but invites pause and careful examination of one’s own intimate recollections.

Pitt holds degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Mills College. He has been exhibited at Gallery Paule Anglim, Eli Ridgway Gallery, The Berkeley Art Museum, SF Parklife, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sight School, The Lab, The University Galleries, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX), Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston), Richard Levy Gallery (New Mexico), Gallerie Axel Obiger (Berlin). He has been the recipient of the KALA Fellowship, Vera Noland Award, Trefethen Merit Award, and the Djerassi Foundation Artist Residency. He Lives and works in Oakland, CA. For other examples of James’s work, please go here.