September 4, 2007

GLAMFA Exhibition Opens in CSULB Department Galleries

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
The Greater LA MFA Exhibition to open in CSULB Art Department Galleries

Gallery Hours: Sept. 10 – Sept. 20: M-F 12-5 pm, W 12-7 pm


CSULB MFA Open Studios: September 9th, 2-9 pm

in conjunction with the GLAMFA opening reception.

Many of the best art schools and university art departments in the US are located in Southern California and specifically in the Los Angeles area. LA is a hotbed for exciting and challenging new art, and the community of artist emerging from these programs will join the growing Los Angeles community of artists

MFA students from California State University, Long Beach begin the 2007 academic year by presenting the Greater LA MFA (GLAMFA) exhibition–one of the largest student conceived and organized arts events in the CSULB Art Department and Southern California history. GLAMFA features the best graduate work from schools throughout the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. This diverse community includes 55 artists and collaboratives from 13 different programs Southern California programs.

GLAMFA, unlike other large MFA exhibitions that are often more like art fairs or institutional branding schemes, is strictly curated and focuses on quality of work and not quantity of material presented. CSULB MFA students go to great lengths to make GLAMFA, now in its third year, a reflection of the high quality of art being made in Southern California.

CSULB students do not curate themselves into GLAMFA; however, in conjunction with the opening reception, CSULB MFA students will open their studios to the public.

GLAMFA will occupy all five of the CSULB art department galleries and several alternate spaces throughout the department, It will feature over 120 works in a variety of mediums, from painting and photography to sculpture to new media, sound installation and performance. A screening in the University Theater on the night of the opening will present film and video, experimental to narrative.

GLAMFA 2007 ARTISTS: Tyler Adams, Otis Bardwell, Nicole Belle, Monica Birakos, Matthew Brandt, Matthew Bryant, Kathrin Burmester, David Callaghan, CamLab, Mike HJ Chang, Cal Crawford, Jessica Curtaz, Bianca D’Amico, Zackary Drucker, Suzanne Erickson, Bill Faecke, Anna Marie Francesco, Cheryl Gilge, Jo Anna Granovetter, Alexandria Harris, Kate Hers, Sue Huang, Mitsuko Ikeno, Anna Kim, Jason Kunke, Sojung Kwon, Annie Lapin, Sidonie Loiseleux, Megan Madzoeff, Samantha Magowan, Adam Mars, Anna Mayer, John McAllister, Gretchen Mercedes, Aaron Meyers, Patricia Montoya, Tucker Neel, Lara Odell, Camilo Ontiveros, Gina Osterloh, Nate Page, Ephraim Puusemp, Steve Rubin, David Sanchez Burr, Marisa Sayler, Tristan Shone, Pascual Sisto, Phillip Stearns, Hiromi Takizawa, Kristine Thompson, Brendan Threadgill, Miller Updegraff, John Weston, Lisa Williamson, Jemima Wyman, Chie Yamayoshi.

Programs represented in GLAMFA 2007 include: Art Center, CalArts, CSU Fullerton, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, Claremont, Otis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UNLV, USC.

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