Riverside, CA – UCR Sweeney Art Gallery presents the annual MFA Thesis Show 2010 with works by four graduating MFA students in UCR’s Department of Art: Ashley Landrum (sculpture), Alia Malley (photography), Courtney Oquist (painting) and Evans Wittenberg (photography).
They join the ranks of Master of Fine Arts graduates from art departments and art schools across Southern California, a region that has become known for transforming its art students into major players on the international art scene. UCR’s MFA Thesis exhibition is distinctive because it is the only graduate student exhibition in Southern California presented in an off-campus, public setting. Raising the bar of professionalism through public presentations not nly assists students in their future careers, but also exemplifies the value UC Riverside places on the unique role of art in linking campus and community.
The distinguished full-time faculty in UCR’s Art Department includes John Divola, Jill Giegerich, Jim Isermann, Brandon Lattu, Charles Long, Erika Suderburg, Melissa Thorne and Amir Zaki.
The MFA Thesis exhibition is presented at UCR/California Museum of Photography this year as
Sweeney Art Gallery is in the process of moving into its new location at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, which opens to the public with gala events, October 7-9, 2010.
An online catalog of the exhibition is available at Sweeney.ucr.edu.