April 25 – May 13, 2016
Guest Juror Presentation:
Monday, April 18, 5:30pm, Colusa Hall 100B
Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 28, 5pm PAC 134, followed by receptions at the University Art Gallery, Turner Print Museum, and BMU 3rd Floor Gallery.
The Annual Juried Student Art Show features works submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. A highly anticipated event, the exhibition presents an impressive range of approaches, concepts, and media, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and digital media.
Guest Juror: Aimee Le Duc
This year’s guest juror is Bay Area curator Aimee Le Duc. Le Duc recently served as the Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center, where she initiated the Agility Projects, commissioning new works by emerging artists. Her professional positions also include Galleries Manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission and Associate Director of the non-profit arts space Southern Exposure. Le Duc’s critical writing has appeared in Frieze, Sculpture, the Journal for Aesthetics and Protest, and Art Practical, among publications. She is currently the chair of the Awards Committee for SECA at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is on the Programming Committee of the San Francisco Camerawork Board of Directors. Le Duc holds an MA in Visual Criticism and an MFA in Creative Writing from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
Congratulations to the selected artists and prizewinners:
Thomas Bartlett, Juror Prize
Malinda Blank, Dean’s Prize
Sierra Diamond, Juror Prize
Zephyr Ian Farris
Mercedez Matta, Juror Prize
Sierra Diamond, Please Don’t Talk to Me, I Am Trying to Heal, performance
Mercedez Matta, Together We Spread, etching
Thomas Bartlett, The Fear of Different, animated video
Malinda Blank, Mom Grows Violets, Roses and Pansies, Van Dyke print on Aida, thread
Marianna Chambard, Simplicity, digital print on panel
Robert Curl, Knowing that Even Comforting Memories Will Fade, archival pigment print
Byron Treece, Second Life, steel, cedar, skateboard trucks
Zephyr Ian Farris, Lightman, woodcut plate
Tatiana Stevens, Untitled, woodcut relief
Alicia Maes, Not Vulnerable, spool of white thread, black ink
Alyssa VanZandt, Full of It, bronze, steel, rubber
Tonantzin Esquivel, Green Grass and Concussions, oil on panel
Madelynn Dubin, Trial and Tributaries, birch, glass, paper, ink, LED lights
Jazmin Gonzalez, Vice Versa, etching
Julie Valuskova, Acts of Preservation Vol. 1, claro walnut, lead crystal
Photographs by Marianna Chambard.