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The University Art Gallery is one of the major exhibition spaces in the South Bay area; it is a valuable resource for the Art and Design Department, the University, and the Los Angeles artistic community. The gallery presents ten exhibitions, including a series of student showcases in Design and Studio Art, that explore different artistic styles, cultures, historical periods, social movements, and media.

The gallery schedule culminates in the two senior student art exhibitions in Design and Studio Art. It is an integral educational tool, providing tours to classes, community groups and school groups, and further it gives an opportunity for faculty, students and interns to participate in curating gallery exhibitions, designing installations and learning arts management. With over 2,000 square feet in exhibition space and 18’ high ceilings, this exciting space is easily accessible and therefore a perfect venue for forums, student art critique classes, discussions with artists, and guest lecture events.

Kathy Zimmerer-McKelvie, Gallery Director
310.243.3334 tel | kzimmerer@csudh.edu
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University Art Gallery Schedule 2014-2015

Fall Semester 2014 

Art and Design Department Faculty Exhibition
Student Showcase: Studio Art
September 17 – October 7, 2014
Opening reception: September 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
An exhibition featuring seventy works of art in varied media by twelve Art Department faculty members. Included in the exhibit will be the artists Elaine Brandt, Vladimir Goryachev, Mike Flower, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Jim Keville, Vince McKelvie, Gregory Mocilnikar, Nate Lubben, David Parsons, John Lionel Pierce, and Ellie Zenhari.  Highlights will include Ellie Zenhari’s dynamic photography series on the Port of Los Angeles, Gilah Yelin Hirsch’s visionary paintings; Jim Keville’s surreal photo collages, and Vladimir Goryachev’s incisive figurative sculptures.

Crossing Borders: Stories of Migration in Contemporary Art  
October 22 – December 4, 2014
Opening reception: October 22, 2014
Conversation with the artists, October 22, 6 p.m.
Eric Almanza ‘04, a CSUDH alumnus and painter whose works will also be on display, is guest curator. He has included the following artists whose work focuses on migration and immigration: Ramiro Gomez, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Oscar Magallanes and Antonio Pelayo. Nery Gabriel Lemus' series "Friction of Distance" will be on display as well as Ramiro Gomez’s prints, including No Splash (After David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash, 1967), and Antonio Pelayo will exhibit his beautiful and delicate pencil drawings.

Spring 2015

Portraits of the Human Experience
Student Showcase: Design
January 28- March 17, 2015
Opening reception: January 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Conversation with the artists, January 28, 6 p.m.
The guest curators, Nate Lubben ‘12, and  Ellie Zenhari, Assistant Professor, Art and Design Department, CSU Dominguez Hills, focus on incisive contemporary/editorial photo essays and portraiture.  Photographers include Gregory Bojorquez, Aubrey Edwards, Ted Soqui and Robert Yager.

Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions: B.A. Graduates

Design: April 13-23, 2015, Opening reception:  April 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Studio Art: May 4-14, 2015, Opening reception: May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibitions highlighting works of art by graduates in Design and Studio Art.


2013-2014 Exhibitions

Design: April 14 -24 2014
Opening reception: April 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Stdio Art: May 5-15, 2014
Opening reception: May 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Click On Each Gallery Link Below To View The Art Work


2012-2013 Exhibitions

November 1- November 28, 2012
El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art | Day of the Dead Altars
Student Showcase: Studio Art
Opening celebration “Noche de Muertos” November 1, 2012, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Modern Languages and Hermanas Unidas, this celebration will include music, costumes, and food. Participants are invited to dress up in ‘calavera” or skull make up.  Traditional sugar skulls and Day of the Dead bread will be available. Mexico celebrates a rich tradition of arte popular that reaches more than 2,000 years into the Mesoamerican past. Today in villages, towns, and cities throughout Mexico, people continue to fashion art that expresses their deeply rooted traditions. El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art celebrates this enduring tradition through a variety of ceramics, metalwork, paper art, sculpture, and other works of art. Each object in this exhibition focuses on the horse, an animal that holds special prominence in Mexico. This exhibition is a program of Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment of the Arts.  A special Day of the Dead altar installation by Dr. Miguel Dominguez, Professor, Modern Languages, will also be on display as well as a Day of the Dead altars by the prominent Los Angeles artist Edith Abeyta and CSUDH alumna artist Victoria Almeida. 95.


Lost and Found-A North Sea Collaboration
>Jennifer Celio:
Not In My Backyard: Urban Drawings
Bruce Irwin:
The UnEarthed Paintings
Claudio Garzon:
Recycled from the Sea: PlasTiko-Bots
Student Showcase: Design | Opening reception: January 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A conversation with artist Jennifer Celio at 6 p.m., January 30


A series of exhibits revolving around environmental issues.  Central to the exhibits is a collaborative installation by artist Carl Reed and collector Thomas Claesson of found object art derived from materials discovered on islands lying off the west coast of Sweden.  Bruce Irwin and Claudio Garzon, like Carl Reed, also raise issues about the urge to collect, trash in the oceans and landfill, layers of time, recycling, and the blurred distinction between art that is found and art that is made.  Jennifer Celio’s detailed drawings sum up urban environmental issues including intrusive cell phone towers.  Presented by the College of Arts and Humanities, support for Lost and Found: A North Sea Collaboration is provided by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students Inc., CSU Dominguez Hills and the Colarado College Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions

September 17  – October 10, 2012
Continua in Light: A Video Installation by Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond
Opening reception: September 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Performance choreographed by Doris Ressl, Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Department of Theater and Dance, nd .Presented by the College of Arts and Humanities, co-sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance. A video and sound installation by Northern California artists Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond that encapsulates a continuum of light and sound. Two side-by-side projectors simultaneously run the video, one from the beginning of the continuum to the end, the other from the end of the continuum to the beginning. Then they reverse. The images are projected onto and through the scrims so they exist in multiple layers. The projected images overlap on the middle of the screen to create even more layers and deeper textures. Process, development, and change exist within the continuity of this video installation.  This exhibition was organized by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.

2011-2012 Exhibitions

Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente Cloth and African American Identity

2010-2011 Exhibitions

2010 - 2011 Gallery Exhibitions