The Agency of Art April 12 - May 17, 2018

Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, PhD, ‘13

In the final exhibition, Visual Arts @ 50, our two-year long series marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Visual Arts Department, turns its focus from the past to the future. The Agency of Art highlights the role of Visual Arts alumni from the past two decades who are shaping the way art engages with social practice, the environment, science and technology.

Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity January 18 – March 3, 2018

Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, PhD, ‘13

Stories that We Tell: Art and Identity celebrates UC San Diego artists who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means to address issues of race and gender. The seven internationally famous artists featured in the exhibition—Eleanor Antin, Barbara Kruger, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Miriam Schapiro, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems have been honored with major exhibitions at leading museums and recognized with prestigious awards.

Provoking Change October 12 – December 7, 2017

Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, Ph.D., ‘13

Exploring a segment of the unique early history of the Visual Arts Department, Provoking Change celebrates an extraordinary roster of artists who came to study in San Diego in the early 1970s through the 1990s. By broadening art-making practices through daring experimentation and engagement with the highly-contested political and social subjects of the day, these artists helped transform and expand contemporary art.

Extensions of Photography October 7 – December 9 2016

Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, Ph.D. ‘13

The University Art Gallery at the University of California, San Diego presents Extensions of Photography. This exhibition highlights 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

ROUND but SQUARE: Undergraduate Exhibition 2015 May 19 – May 22 2015

ROUND but SQUARE: Undergraduate Exhibition 2015 is hosted by the University Art Gallery from May 19--22, 2015. This exhibit serves to highlight the most ambitious works by emerging artists of UCSD’s undergraduate community. Curated by a panel of undergraduate art historians, this exhibition brings together works from the many departments here at UCSD: ICAM (Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major), Media, and Studio, onto one architectural plane to encourage a thought provoking and stimulating conversation between peers.

Artistic Research: Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition 2015

The University Art Gallery's approaching 50th Anniversary provides an opportune time to look back on the gallery's achievements. In many ways, a faculty exhibition provides the best framework through which to do so. The gallery's exhibitions and programs have always emerged from the research interests of faculty in the Visual Arts Department, in concert with the students with whom they work and teach, and exhibitions of this work provide important touchstones in the consideration of its history.

Artistic Research: Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition 2015 May 7 – May 14 2015

The University Art Gallery's approaching 50th Anniversary provides an opportune time to look back on the gallery's achievements. In many ways, a faculty exhibition provides the best framework through which to do so. The gallery's exhibitions and programs have always emerged from the research interests of faculty in the Visual Arts Department, in concert with the students with whom they work and teach, and exhibitions of this work provide important touchstones in the consideration of its history.