Harold Cohen, Creating Computational Creativity

University Art Gallery
Opening Reception: January 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
January 19 – February 17, 2017

Visual Arts Gallery, Structural and Materials Engineering Building
Opening Reception: January 26
January 26 – February 17, 2017

FUTURE EVENTS in the 2016-17 academic year

March 2 – April 7 2017, Making Communities: Art and the Border

This multimedia exhibition will highlight the depth of border-related art practices from Visual Arts alumni and faculty and build upon the extensive and unique history of UC San Diego as a destination for artists working with the border.

Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, Ph.D. ‘13

April 20 – May 26, 2017, Now Again: A Survey of UAG Artists

This exhibition builds upon the notable group of painters who have exhibited at the University Art Gallery, establishing their careers while exposing the University community to museum-quality art. Reflecting on the history of painting within the University Art Gallery.


Extensions of Photography
October 7 – December 9
Reception, October 17, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Extensions of Photography will highlight artistic practices by former and current UC San Diego-affiliated artists and alumni who redefined the photographic medium and contributed significantly to the cultural life of San Diego and the United States. The exhibition spotlights how these artists have employed photography in complex and layered ways to introduce themes of everyday life and reveal the pressing histories of gender, class, racism, and political resistance, while also experimenting with the medium.

UC San Diego Faculty Club Exhibition
October 10 – December 25
Reception, October 17, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

As a complement to Extensions of Photography in the University Art Gallery, the department will be presenting an exhibition in the UC San Diego faculty club. The exhibition will be comprised of archival material including catalogs and posters, celebrating the history of the UAG. 

Co-curated by Emily Goodman, Ph.D. ’16 and Tatiana Sizonenko, Ph.D. ‘13

Artists and Language, UC San Diego Geisel Library
October 24 – January 8
Reception, November 4, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

The Library is hosting two exhibits this fall both celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Visual Arts Department. The first, going up on October 24, is based on collections from the Special Collections and Archives and the second, going up September 26, is an exhibit covering the print publications of faculty and graduate students associated with the Department based on materials from the circulating collection.

Curated by Emily Goodman, Ph.D. ’16