2016/2017 MIOSSI GALLERY EXHIBITS
2017 ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
A total of 42 Cuesta College students showcase 62 works of art in Cuesta College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, running April 14 – May 12 in the college’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery.
Professional artist Nick Wilkinson, who lives and works on the Central Coast, juried the student works. Since 2015, Wilkinson has served as the director of San Luis Obispo’s Left Field Gallery. In addition, his works have appeared in galleries across the country.
And the Winners of the 2017 Student Exhibition Are...
Best of Show
First Place Winners
Painting–David Del Pilar
Digital Art–Sandra Lisi
Mixed Media–Patrick Garcia
Honorable Mention Winners
Digital Art–Mireya Montenegro
IRENE HARDWICKE OLIVIERI::Trancing Out
February 24 - March 24
Irene Hardwicke Olivieri’s exhibition Trancing Out, is a collection of paintings illuminating Olivieri’s connection to the natural world and the subterranean world of the heart. According to gallery organizers, the exhibit will feature both recent and older works of Olivieri’s art, which express a deep and meaningful connection to the natural world. “She displays a connection between the earth, dirt, mountains, animal kingdom, and herself,” said Harold J. Miossi
Art Gallery Coordinator, Emma Saperstein.
Watch the artist talk on youtube at: https://youtu.be/tTKHiHTldfM
VANISHED:: A Chronicle of Discovery and Loss
Across Half a Million Years
January 19 - February 16
Vanished: A Chronicle of Discovery and Loss Across Half a Million Years is a transdisciplinary project involving two visual artists, a philosopher, creative writer, volcanologist, and graphic designer. Collectively, the six artists explore four lost icons and consider how society assembles the past through fact, fiction, and myth. The results are an interconnected collection of new and historic photographs, illustrations, sculpture, sound, and writing.
Watch the artist panel discussion on youtube at https://youtu.be/63CdA2ciJQQ
Read an interview with Byron Wolfe - photographer and Vanished project director.
Byron Wolfe Interview
JUAN D. GRANADOS::Pump Series - Parte Dos
November 4 - December 9
“Interdependence is a reoccurring theme in my work… the basic ideas surrounding the current body of work are merging the concepts of a pump-like form from previous work with organic subject matter such as seeds, roots, leaves, and general vegetation forms to create the current organic and mechanical wall forms.” – Juan D. Granados
DON SUGGS::Arguing the Landscape
August 19 - September 16
Works from three different periods of the artist's work
(mid-80's paintings, mid-90's composite photographs,
and current digital prints), which aim to challenge
preconceptions of the "picturesque" and the role of "landscape."
September 30 - October 28
New and recent graphite on Bristol drawings along with a selection
of never-before-exhibited preparatory sketches and notes.
2015/2016 MIOSSI GALLERY EXHIBITS
MINEKO GRIMMER::Intermittent Composition
August 24 – September 25
Natural elements, time and gravity create resonating sounds
and a serene and meditative environment.
JORGE ARREOLA BARRAZA::Espacio de Paz
October 2 – October 30
Through photographs and performance, Barraza creates
conceptual“spaces of peace” to counteract the psychic
trauma of violence in contemporary Mexico.
SARA FRANTZ::East of Middle
November 6 – December 4
“Often disregarded built environments whittle,
shape, and define our experience of modern landscape.”
ROBBIE CONAL EXHIBIT
January 19 – February 19
“In my street art I try to tickle people into thinking along
with me about social and political issues.”
CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA
February 29 – March 25
Garcia’s layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales draw
from vintage and pop culture for a satirical slant on modern society.
NIKHIL MURTHY::Invisible Abundance
June 20 - July 28, 2016