Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

The Zaninovich Fund, Todd Madigan Gallery and Department of Art and Art History at CSUB present

FIONA CONNOR

Fiona Connor (b. 1981, Auckland, New Zealand) completed her bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Auckland and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011. Connor’s practice exists at the intersection of architecture, sculpture and installation. By re-contextualizing objects and structures through painstakingly crafted replicas, Connor challenge viewer’s preconceived notions of how art should be experienced. Connor has had solo exhibitions at 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY and the Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia among others. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions including Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2018), Chicago Architectural Biennial, Chicago, IL (2017), Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2014 and 2012); the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2011); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2010). Connor was a 2011 recipient of the Chartwell Trust Award for Patronage and a 2010 finalist for the Walters Prize.

April 10, 2018 in VA 103 at 5:00PM

Free and open to everyone

Contact and questions: jcaesar@csub.edu

Location: CSU Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA


Todd Madigan Gallery and Department of Art and Art History at CSUB present

THE LAST STRAW GALLERY RECEPTION

Todd Madigan Gallery is pleased to present the latest iteration of our annual graduating senior’s exhibition, titled The Last Straw. This year’s group of works reflects the diversity of our art department and the wide range of practices and concerns of our students. In this exhibition you will find works in traditional media such as fibers, ceramics and painting, as well as sound pieces, handmade books and installations. The artists explore their experiences of life in the Central Valley and the impact of its landscapes, communities, and histories on the formation of their identities as artists and individuals.

Please come and join us to celebrate this year’s graduating seniors: Kayla Bryant, Naomi Carrizales, Bethany Davis, Sofia Galvan, Andrelle Garcia, Nathaniel Green, Erik Guillen, Gabrielle Jordan, Faith Lewis, Philip J Martinez, Juan Ochoa, Valerie Peña, Briana Rivera, Basim Shaktah, Kaitlin Smith, Mikael Solares, Julia Stewart, Samuel Tomasello, Gelacia Torivio, Keren Valenzuela, Tristan Watson, Mercedes Zamora

April 12, 2018 in The Todd Madigan Gallery, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Free and open to everyone

Contact and questions: jcaesar@csub.edu

Location: CSU Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA