GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have hosted the Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts (GLAMFA) Exhibition since 2005. GLAMFA is one of the largest student-conceived and organized art events in both the CSULB School of Art and in Southern California history. In the past, it has functioned as a juried survey of Southern California MFA students. Since 2018, we have inspired to move beyond a juried “Best of Show” presentation, and instead create a conversation amongst Southern California MFA students and our practices. This year we hope to foster a community of artists interested in collaboration. This year’s exhibition is the culmination of that effort. The GLAMFA 2020: Double Play exhibition will feature a range of conversations between MFA students from UC Santa Barbara, Claremont, USC, UC Irvine, Otis, CSU Northridge, ArtCenter College of Design, and UC San Diego.

GLAMFA 2020 Participating Artists:

E. Franco Aguilar, UCI
Andy Bennet, UCI
William Camargo, CGU
Jessica Csanky, CGU
Sister Chapman, UCSD
Bailey Davenport, UCSD
Manyu Gao, Art Center
Kio Griffith, UCSB
Grace Grothaus, UCSD
beck haberstroh, UCSD
Christine Hudson, UCI
Jackson Cassie Hunt, UCI
Zara Kuredijan, UCSD
Hings Lim, USC
Carson Lynn, Art Center
Luis Moreno, UCI
Garen Novruzyan, CSUN
Derek Prado, Otis
Pamela Susan Rush, CSUF
Marshall Sharpe, UCSB
Claire Tianyi Sun, Otis
Jean Shon, UCI
Alexandria Wallace, Otis
Sydney Walters, CGU
David Wesley White, UCSB
Kolaya Wilson, UCSB
Farshid Yazdi, UCI

This exhibition was comprised of a plethora of collaborative projects. We are pleased to present a  range of conversations – be it through physical meetings with students from other Southern California institutions, image and text sharing, or social/political or other dialogues that develop through the curatorial process. We showcased a range of pieces, from stand-alone  to full installations in among our several gallery spaces during the exhibition time.

Many participants have done the following collaborative models:

— Thematic compatibility
— Response pieces or duets
— Process-oriented practices that can develop cohesively
— Open works in which another artist could “finish,” install, or develop further.
–Direct collaboration between students from different schools

It is our continual hope to provide a space to explore and share knowledge that gives insight into the different Southern Californian MFA programs and differing theoretical approaches to art making!

 Photos courtesy of Amanda Quinlan

CSULB Open Studios:

January 26, 2020: 4-6 pm

We invite you to explore the studios of current  CSULB MFA students.

 CSULB Open Studios 2020 Map

 Artist Panel Discussion

January 28, 2020: UT-108 5-7pm

The annual GLAMFA panels have provided an excellent platform for artists and creative professionals within the spheres of cultural production to exchange ideas with each other and the panel audience. Unlike standard artist’s lectures, the GLAMFA panel serves as a genuine and somewhat less formal avenue for discussion between peers. This allows for insight into pertinent cultural themes, concerns among contemporary artists, and legitimate working challenges facing the next generation of artists. 

Antoine Girard
Jaime Munoz
Alima Lee

Antoine Girard is an arts professional and a cultural strategist, passionate about the arts and social change.  Professional and scholarly interests include black visual culture, and inclusive engagement strategies. He earned his B.A. in Art History from Howard University. He began his work in the museum field as a public and private tour guide at The Broad and CAAM.  His work in the museum field, has garnered support from institutions such as The American Alliance of Museums, and the Western Arts Foundation, where he was recognized as an Emerging Leader of Color. Antoine lives as an independent museum professional, and thought based leader heading community relations at the Underground Museum in the Arlington Heights area of Los Angeles.

Jaime Munoz was born in 1987 in Los Angeles, CA and lives in Pomona, CA. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA in 2016. Muñoz’s work has been featured in exhibitions such as Four Threads, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA (2018) and Pacific Standard Time, How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA and Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (2017).

https://www.jaimemunoz1.com/

Alima Lee is a transdisciplinary artist from New York and is currently based in LA. Their work explores themes of identity and intersectionality. Currently a Frieze LA x Ghetto Film School Fellow and Co-Host of a monthly show, “Rave Reparations” on NTS. Simultaneously balanced and chaotic, their “practice is an ongoing experiment in producing physical evidence from a metaphysical exploration of existence. Working in an uninhibited range of mediums from video installation and performance to printmaking and sculpture, Alima is on an ever constant freefall from structure. Their video work is currently on view at Shoot The Lobster gallery in LA and has been presented at the Tate Modern, MOCA, Smithsonian African American Museum, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, and ICA Boston to name several of many US locales.

http://www.a-mi.la/

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GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

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GLAMFA 2018

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GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

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GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students, known as the Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) presents the Greater Los Angeles master of Fine Arts Exhibition (GLAMFA) in conjunction with CSULB Open Studios. Historically GLAMFA has been a juried exhibition. For GLAMFA 2019 we wanted to build a show around shared practices, collaboration, and community. MFA students from universities throughout Southern California were invited to submit images and writing about their practices. During the application process, we prioritized artists most interested in engaging with others artistically. Selected artists were then matched according to similar aesthetic or theoretical interests. Once matched, artists were free to determine the parameters of their exchange. This ranged from casual correspondence and independently produced work to direct physical collaboration. Open Relationships is the culmination of several months of shared effort by artists from nine different Southern California universities: UC Santa Barbara, Claremont, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, Otis, CSU Northridge, ArtCenter College of Design, and Cal Arts.

GLAMFA 2019 Participating Artists:

Serene Blumenthal, UCSB
William Camargo, CGU
Patricia Chow, CGU
Max Cleary, UCLA
Morgan Cuppet-Michelsen, UCI
Caleb Engstrom, UCI
Ivy Guild, UCI
Christine Hudson, UCI
Madeleine Ignon, UCSB
Chloe Jeongmyo
Kim, Otis
Megan Koth, UCSB
Patricia Lauletta, CSUN
Silvi Naci, Cal Arts
Shahrzad Mahboubian, CSUN
Jane Margarette, UCLA
Garen Novruzyan, CSUN
Antoine Midant, Cal Arts
Elisa Ortega Montilla, UCSB
Nikhil Paladugu, ArtCenter
Renée Reizman, UCI
Michael Roman, CSUN
Andrew Siedenburg, Cal Arts
Johnny Shield, CSUSB
Jean Shon, UCI
Dulce Soledad Ibarra, USC
Michael Thurin, UCI
Lucinda Trask, Cal Arts
Andrea Welton, UCI
Marcus Zúñiga, ArtCenter

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2019

Visiting Artist & Curator Panel: Curating Collaboration

Olga Koumoundouros – Los Angeles based artist

Anna Milone – Curator, French Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX)

Anuradha Vikram – Artistic Director, 18th Street Art Center

 

5pm – CSULB University Theater UT-108

 

 

Photos courtesy of Shelby Roberts

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

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GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

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GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

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GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

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GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

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GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

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GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA students. The show features work from current MFA students from schools all over the the greater LA area and has become an annual tradition for the LA art community to discover the next wave of contemporary artists. GLAMFA 2018 juried show features work from MFA students at top area schools including Art Center, Cal Arts, UCLA, CGU, UC Santa Barbara, CSU Northridge and UC San Diego.

GLAMFA Exhibition, January 28th, 2018: 6-8pm

GLAMFA 2018 Participating Artist:

Adrian Abela, UCLA
Robin Akashi, Art Center
Stacey Alexander, CSUN
Trevor Amery, UCSD
Victoria Aravindhan, Cal Arts
kellan barnebey, CSUN 
Ryan Brewer, Art Center
Carey Coleman, UCLA
Adrienne Devine, CGU
Maria Bang Espersen, Cal Arts
pablo estrada, CSU
Kim Garcia, UCI
Wesley Hicks, Cal Arts
Nasim Hantehzadeh
Bettina Khano, Art Center
Kellan Barnebey King
Tony Larson, CGU
Maya Luque, CGU
Amy MacKay, UCI
Emily Marchand, Cal Arts
Sydney Mills, Cal Arts
Jimmy Miracle, UCSB
Iain Muirhead, CGU
Michelle Nunes, CSUN
Pecking Nets (group), Cal Arts
Haena Yoo, Art Center
kyle welker, UCI
Tristian Unrau, UCLA

The annual GLAMFA panels have provided an excellent platform for artists and creative professionals within the spheres of cultural production to exchange ideas with each other and the panel audience. Unlike standard artist’s lectures, the GLAMFA panel serves as a genuine and somewhat less formal avenue for discussion between peers. This allows for insight into pertinent cultural themes, concerns among contemporary artists, and legitimate working challenges facing the next generation of artists. Panel Discussion at Hall of Science (HSCI 105): 3 – 4:30pm : 

Matt Wedel
Jennifer Reifsneider
Camilo Cruz

Past events have featured guests: artist/activist, Micol Hebron, producer, Zackary Drucker, and gallerists, Caitlin Moore. Join us in learning more about  Southern California’s established artists, discussing their work and career trajectories.

GLAMFA Satellite Show: Transpose 

Team GLAMFA is pleased to announce that this year we are doing the first ever Satellite Show: Transpose. This show will take place at ESXLA (East Side International). We’ve put together a call for submissions which is NOW OPEN!

Juror 
The submissions will be juried by Kristina Newhouse, curator at the University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach. She is a contemporary art curator and writer. Since 2003, she has been an editor at X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly. She has curated exhibitions at the Torrance Art Museum, the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, the IX Bienal Internacional de Cuenca, in Cuenca, Ecuador, and many other venues.

CSULB Open Studios 5-7 pm

Best of Show Announcement: Nick Kramer and Jason Ramos

Consumed Body Purification System from Sydney Mills on Vimeo.

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

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GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

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GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

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GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

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GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

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GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

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GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

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GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach…

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GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists:

Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily Baker, Rose Briccetti, Adrian Culverson, Emily Blythe Jones, Kellan Barnebey King, Philip Koscak, Shannon Leith, Amy Mackay, Megan Macuen, Patricia Martin, Rain Lucien Mati-Ieke, Morgan Mcallister, Iain Muirhead, Yael Nov, Michelle Nunes, Erika Ostrander, Andrea Patrie, Elise Preiss, Jennifer Reifsneider, Elena Roznovan, Cintia Alejandra Segovia, Shelbi Shroeder, Christina Shurts, Peter Sowinski, Andrew K.Thompson

About

At FAR we are always trying new things and this time we created a satellite show, called Transpose. The idea was to bring multiple generations of CSULB alumni, GLAMFA artists and CSULB MFA students into one place. Kristina Newhouse, University Art Museum curator and CSULB alumni, blindly juried the show and it shows an interesting array of media and thematic diversity. To complement this show we asked art critic, Robert Pincus, to write an essay in response to the show. 

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm
CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm

On view January 23-February 1, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 12p – 5p
Wednesday, 12p – 7p

 

For the last 12 years, the Greater Los Angeles MFA show (GLAMFA) brings together the best work of graduate students putting the spotlight on emerging trends in contemporary art. GLAMFA is organized and curated by CSULB students in the Cal State University Long Beach Art Galleries. From January 23 to February 1, 2017, twenty-eight MFA students from twelve of California’s best art schools will be taking part.

While not every artwork is California focused, the specific conditions in Greater Los Angeles certainly influence the way to look at the work as a whole. GLAMFA’s long list of artists shows an exceptional network of young artists and practices. The work seen in GLAMFA is both encouraging and crucial. The work shows the importance of educational time spent meditating on practice and theory and that each piece speaks to a critical moment in time for the artist and for art itself.

On opening night, CSULB students host an Open Studio event which allows visitors to see works from a broad range of genres. Opening night visitors can also look forward to a performance by UCSB student Emily Baker. A former gymnast, Emily’s work explores the body and the transience of athleticism.

This year, GLAMFA is pleased to bring back three alumni to discuss how their practice has evolved since grad school. Zackary Drucker (GLAMFA 2007), Patricia Fernandez (GLAMFA 2010), and Katie Shapiro (GLAMFA 2015) will each give a short talk on the evening of January 31st.

GLAMFA 2017: Participating Schools:
CSUN, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Claremont, Cal Arts, Cal State Fullerton, Art Center, Azusa Pacific, Laguna College of Art & Design, Otis, and UC Irvine

GLAMFA 2017: Participating Artists:
Chelsea Avarez, Gal Amiram, Yair Agmon, Emily Baker, Lyndsay Bloom, Cara Chan, Ashley Jan Gardner, Tanner Gilliland-Swetland, Audrey Hope, Angie Jennings, Emily Blythe Jones, Jennifer King, David Lucien Matheke, Ariel Mazariegos, Andrea Patrie, Jackie Rines, Justin Robinson, Doraelia Ruiz, Sunny Samuel, Janet Solval, Peter Sowinski, Omid Orouji, Hazel Straight, Christina Tsui, Shannon Willis, Stormy Wu, Sichong Xie, Drea Zlanabitnig

 

 

CSULB Open Studio Artists:
Rhiannon Aarons, Alice Andreini, Isabel Avila, Kelly Campanella, Stevan Dupus, Fred Eck, Joanie Ellen, Qingsheng Gao, Mimi Haddon, Shannon Leith, Katie Marshall, Patricia Martin, Narsiso C Martinez, Jesse Parrott, Justin Rightsell, Elena Roznovan, Cintia Segovia, Ashley Shumaker, Amy Williams, Patrick Williams, Lena Wolek

ART & CAKE Open Studio & GLAMFA Exhibition Tour by Kristine Shcomaker

 

 

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2015

 

“Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach were left out of MFA student exhibitions – Long Beach itself being left by the wayside.  So, according to artist and coordinator Kimberly Morris, “We built our own sandbox and now everyone plays in it.” Today, the Greater Los Angeles MFA survey exhibition is a powerhouse of art curated by CSULB grad students, and drawing submissions from as far away as Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Combined with the opening panel, reception, and exhibition held this past Sunday afternoon, students’ open studios were offered for the art-browsing. Different this year, according to Morris, was that “members of our panel also have their own work on exhibit this year.” Art being a visual medium, let the pictures that follow tell the story – and do go see this exhibit, running through September 3rd on the CSULB campus at the Fine Arts building. What are you waiting for? Jump on the 405 or the 710! Parking, like the exhibit itself, is free.”

–Spotlight on Diversions LA posted on 

 

Participating Artists:

Andrea Brown, Jenalee Harmon, Marcie Karimi, Patrick Gilbert, Andrew K. Thompson, Julian Rogers, Megan Mueller, Philip Koscak, Arden Surdam, Kang Seung Lee, Michael Russell, Shelbi Schroeder, Christina Mesiti, Katie Shapiro, Mona Sheybani, Stacy Wendt, Erika Ostrander, Krista Bonelli, Morgan Mcallister, Tanya Brodsky, Farnaz Sabet, Lan Duong, Naomi Tarle, Vanesa Gingold, Grazyna Kolondra, Logan Bell, Omid Orouji, Yael Nov

View CSULB 49er post: Here!

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GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10

“Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach. The Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Art Exhibition, GLAMFA for short. For the past ten years GLAMFA has been showcasing the work of graduate students from San Diego to Santa Barbara to Las Vegas and all points between. That is not really all that different form other annual or biennial exhibitions of graduate work. What makes GLAMFA stand apart are its consistent quality and distinct approach to curation. This year, as every year previous, the exhibition was curated by graduate students and CSULB. Peers selecting the work of peers. Coinciding with Open Studios, the CSULB graduate students present their work in their studios along side the very best of the region in GLAMFA.

It was designed this way. GLAMFA grew out of the desire for inclusion in the greater Los Angeles graduate community. In 2005, after attempting to join the then popular survey of MFA’s in LA called Supersonic, a group of students approached the Director of the School of Art at CSULB about taking over all of the school’s student gallery spaces and presenting their own exhibition at the beginning of the Fall semester. An exhibition that would be open to submissions from all graduate schools in the area and would bring LA to Long Beach.

Each Spring the student organizers visit the open studios around town where they start looking at works, generate connections, and foster community. Over the years they have shown innovative and imaginative works across genres–encompassing public projects, performance, sound, film and video, and net art and gaming.

So here we are ten years later. After passing through many hands, GLAMFA remains true to it’s original intentions. As you can see flipping through the past exhibition website archives, artists who are now making their marks on the art world have exhibited at GLAMFA. MOCA Engagement Party featured artist Liz Glynn, Writer and Director of 323 Projects Tucker Neal, and Creative Capital Grantee Akosua Adoma Owusu to name a few.

This year certainly holds the same potential as years past and features some outstanding works. Representing Cal Arts, CSUF, CSUN, CSULA, Claremont, OTIS, UCI, UCLA, UCSB, UNLV, and USC. The chosen works address many of the issues in the current cultural conversation, the shifting nature of gender, feminism, technology, and political climates, but also re-occurring themes such as the landscape of Southern California, and the state of the academy that grants the terminal degree each of these artists is seeking. What ties them all together is the strength of their voice and the location from which they speak.

Collaborative AIRP, the Artist in Residence Project, features artists Jennifer Frias and Christina Lee from California State University Fullerton. Intervening in retail environments, they create and document guerrilla compositions. Reminiscent of geometric abstractions, their installations are publicly staged unsanctioned ephemeral artworks that live on in photographic documentation. Stacked glasses and bottles on store shelving are playful in nature. Perhaps more benevolent than some of the more trickster style interventions that are regularly seen, their touch work is genuinely engaging in a conversation about art as intentional manipulation of color and form, basic academic principles that are placed into application in a banal context that is very hopeful in nature. Seeking to generate a dialogue about aesthetics more than commodity.

Noé Gaytán from Otis is engaging in a different dialogue about commodity and the academy. In a very timely project, not just because of the artist’s current status as a graduate student but because it comes at a time when student financial aid and debt load versus the earning potential and effectiveness of academic fine art education has come in to question. Using screen-printing techniques to efficiently generate multiples Noé Gaytán is printing his own money – each dollar in the cost of his graduate education in an attempt to offset the monetary burden of taking on higher-education. Considering the trend of self-funding of art projects using online platforms such as kickstarter and indie go-go, the artist takes it a step further into crowd funding a degree instead of relying upon the federal system of loans. The project elegantly and effectively points towards the problems that all of the artists in this exhibition face.

Digital manipulation of both the photograph and the printer is how Evan Trine from Claremont is creating one of a kind abstract photographs. The artist subverts the multiple nature of the digital photograph by tweaking the machines that being them into a physical state. The brightly saturated final works move forward from the glitch aesthetic into a sophisticated manipulation of information. Grain and pixel reference low light images, attempts to capture visual information where they is little to be seen. Evan Trine’s consideration of how the ease of digital reproduction and image capture can be reversed upon itself to create unique work is a reflection of the questions that have been facing art making as technology becomes better at producing and reproducing.

The Southern California landscape has inspired many. For good reason. Susanna Battin from CalArts however, layers the form of the freeway with language in her works. Merging colors and simple semiotics as gleaned from navigating nature via the unique highway system of the region, Susanna Battin highlights the impact of information expressed at terminal velocity. From staccato sign sentences to phoning the poppies to see if they are in bloom, she successfully incorporates the wonder that is inherent in the area with the speed at which it is now experienced. Her investigations are a fitting expression of contemporary life in a place where we live steps from the ocean but rarely find time to swim.

It is this environment though, this region, that cultivates creativity. Year after year, new artists enter and add to the discourse. Arguably it is the strength of the MFA programs that make Los Angeles such a vibrant art community. The exceptional artists from the eleven institutions who are represented this year are a testament to the quality of work being made across the area. GLAMFA has certainly made a contribution by bringing them all together for the past ten years and hopefully for many years to come.”

-McLean Fahnestock

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GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION

The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and MA students, presents the eighth annual GLAMFA. 

You may be asking yourself:

“What is GLAMFA?”

GLAMFA stands for Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts.  The event features an exhibition comprised of 27 artists from the greater Los Angeles region and the open studios of CSULB graduate students.

The featured artists in the exhibition are current or recent graduates of greater Los Angeles MFA programs.  The group of artists were selected by the Fine Arts Roundtable to represent the next wave of southern California contemporary artists.  GLAMFA seeks to highlight current visual trends and share the work of 27 exemplary artists.  The exhibition occupies five CSULB art galleries and additional alternative spaces around the CSULB School of Art.

GLAMFA features the following artists:

Jonathan Apgar, UCLA
Rachel Bank, UC Riverside
Andrew Cameron, Art Center College of Design
Katy Cowan, Otis College of Art and Design
Jorin Bossen, Claremont Graduate University
Gracie DeVito, Cal Arts
Austin Dickson, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Jared Flores, UC Santa Barbara
Scott Grow, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Kyla Hansen, Claremont Graduate University
Janna Ireland, UCLA
Takeshi Kanemura, Claremont Graduate University
Flora Kao, UC Irvine
Christina Lee, Cal State Fullerton
Alex Lemke, Cal State LA
Joe Lloyd, Claremont Graduate University
Nick Loewen, UC Santa Barbara
Fred Mitchell, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Girl Puke, Claremont Graduate University
Daniel Regenstreif Axe, Cal Arts
Christopher Reynolds, Cal Arts
Daney Saylor, Cal Arts
Lauren Stienberg, Cal Arts
Matt Waller, Art Center College of Design
Tessie Whitmore, Claremont Graduate University
Marisa Williamson, Cal Arts

Simultaneously, CSULB open studios give an inside look at forthcoming CSULB School of Art artists and artwork.  Visitors are invited to explore working spaces and interact with the artists.  CSULB MFA students will be present to share their artwork, works in progress, and studio practices within their working environments.  The studios are located in a number of different buildings within the School of Art and CSULB campus.  

 

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)…

Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011
August 29 – September 8, 2011

California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90804
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Reception: September 4, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The CSULB Fine Arts Round Table (FARt) begins this academic year with a group exhibition featuring work by graduate students throughout the greater Los Angeles area. This diverse community includes artists from 10 schools; California Institute of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University, CSU Northridge, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. GLAMFA 2011 will occupy five CSULB art department galleries and two project spaces with more than 60 works in a diverse range of mediums. Now in its seventh year, GLAMFA has become a tradition for MFAs, encouraging dialogue amongst an emerging generation of LA artists and its public.

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009: CSULB 49er Article GLAMFA 2008: CSULB 49er Article  GLAMFA 2007: CSULB 49er Article…

GLAMFA 2010

 

 

The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this academic year by presenting the Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Art Exhibition (GLAMFA). It is one of the largest student-conceived and organized art events in both the CSULB Department of Art and in Southern California history. Now in its sixth year, GLAMFA is devoted to generating and maintaining an active dialogue among emerging artists in MFA programs across Southern California. Over 70 artists will be represented at the GLAMFA / Open Studios event. GLAMFA is the preeminent regional MFA exhibition for the Southern California area. The show aims to generate and maintain an active dialogue between an emerging generation of LA artists and its public.

GLAMFA 2010, displayed more than 40 works in a variety of mediums, will occupy five CSULB art department galleries and several alternative spaces throughout the art department. This year’s program represents 10 schools: California Institute of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University, CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara.

FAR will bring together MFAs from several schools across Southern California and students (and alumni) from CSULB in a round table discussion. Moderated by GLAMFA coordinators, the panelists will be asked to explore a range of issues, beginning with their individual practices and moving into collective topics, including parallel concepts and themes in the show. These include identity politics, social histories, the influence of the MFA institution, the place of materiality in art making, and what it means to be an emerging artist in Southern California.

Participating Artists:

Nicholas Aguayo
Nathan Bockelman
Erich Bollmann
Michael Calway-Fagen
Crystal Z Campbell
Patricia Fernandez Carcedo
Alida Cervantes
kyle chew
Josh Cho
Cameron Crone
Monica Duncan
Libby Gerber
David Gilbert
Valerie Green
Maya Gurantz
Greg J. Hayes
Ross Karre
Vincent Manganello
Dolissa Medina
Noritaka Minami
Meleko Mokgosi
Alex C. Moore
Lara Odell
Sage Paisner
Jane Parshall
Andrew Printer
Kevin Scianni
Ash Eliza Smith
K.K. Spector
Cammie Staros
Azadeh Tajpour
Taylor Tschider
Arnoldo Vargas
Nathan Lam Vuong
 
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GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

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GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009: CSULB 49er Article

GLAMFA 2008: CSULB 49er Article 

GLAMFA 2007: CSULB 49er Article

GLAMFA 2007:Participating 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

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

GLAMFA 2020: Double Play

The graduate students at CSU Long Beach and members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) have…

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

GLAMFA 2019: Open Relationships

At the start of each spring semester, a symposium of CSU Long Beach MFA students,…

GLAMFA 2018

GLAMFA 2018

Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is an annual exhibition curated and organized by CSULB MFA…

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists: Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily…

GLAMFA 2017

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception: January 29th 6-8pm CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm On view January 23-February…

GLAMFA 2015

GLAMFA 2015

  “Once upon a time, eleven years ago, students at California State University Long Beach…

GLAMFA 2014

GLAMFA 2014

ABOUT GLAMFA #10 “Every September something truly unique happens at California State University Long Beach.…

GLAMFA 2012

GLAMFA 2012

DESCRIPTION The Fine Arts Roundtable, a collective of California State University Long Beach MFA and…

GLAMFA 2011

GLAMFA 2011

Back when FAR was FAR(t)… Group Exhibition: GLAMFA 2011August 29 – September 8, 2011 California State…

GLAMFA 2010

GLAMFA 2010

    The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) from California State University, Long Beach begins this…

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009-2007

GLAMFA 2009: CSULB 49er Article GLAMFA 2008: CSULB 49er Article  GLAMFA 2007: CSULB 49er Article…