University Art Gallery
100 Trinity Hall

The University Art Gallery is located on the California State University, Chico campus in Trinity Hall. The gallery is a student-centered exhibition space that focuses on original works by regional, national and international artists. Students, faculty and staff from throughout the University as well as visitors from the City of Chico and the surrounding region utilize the gallery's resources. The gallery program seeks to demystify the arts by furnishing its visitors with a meaningful artistic experience and providing insight into the creative process. All gallery events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).
Use policy: until the completion of the new Arts and Humanities building (Taylor II), Trinity 100 is reserved for University Art Gallery and Humanities Center events only.


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Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

100 Trinity Hall, on the Chico State Campus

Mailing address:
University Art Gallery
Department of Art & Art History
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820

Gallery Curator: Kelly Lindner
Office: 530-898-5864





Art + Tech: S. L. Clark and Sonya Belakhlef (of Babycastles), Derek Larson, Hye Yeon Nam
Curated by Nan Hee Kim, Cameron Kelly, and Kelly Lindner
January 29-February 27, 2015

Artists' Talk:: Thursday, January 29th, 4-5pm, Colusa Hall 100B. Reception following at Univerisity Art Gallery, Trinity Hall 100.



Four Master of Fine Arts Culminating Exhibitions:

Jennifer Tancreto
March 9 – 13
Reception/artist talk: Mar 11, 5-7pm

Adria Davis
March 23 – 27 
Reception/artist talk: Mar 26, 5-7pm

Linda Neely
March 30 – April 3 
Gallery closed March 31, Caesar Chavez Day
Reception/artist talk: Apr 2, 5-7pm

Chaz Martinsen
April 6 –  10 
Reception/artist talk: Apr 9, 5-7pm



60th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 27 – May 13, 2015.

Thursday, April 30, 5:00 PAC 134:  Awards presentation with the Janet Turner Print Museum Juried Student Exhibition and the Art Education student exhibition. All galleries open after presentations with receptions.

The annual juried student exhibition features works in a wide variety of media submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. This annual exhibition consistently represents an impressive range of approaches, concepts and media, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and digital media.


Currently on view:

Centenary: John C. Ayres

Reception: Thursday, November 13, 5-7, with talk by Guest Curator Reed Applegate at 5:30pm
Exhibition: November 10-December 18
University Art Gallery, 100 Trinity Hall

Guest curated by Chico art collector Reed Applegate. John C. Ayres (1914–2005) joined the Chico State art department in 1946, where he was an active voice for 30 years. Renowned for his figurative paintings and drawings, Ayres exhibited at the DeYoung Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Crocker Gallery in Sacramento, as well as other distinguished galleries. He was from the Modesto area and educated at UC Berkeley, where he received a master's degree in art in 1936. He specialized in studio painting and medieval art, and was Chair of the Department of Art & Art History for 21 years (1946–1967).


2014 – 2015 Gallery Schedule


Joshua Martinez:  Photographs
September 29 – October 24
Reception/artist talk: Oct 2, 4–6pm

Joshua Martinez is a San Francisco-based photographer. He received his MFA from the California College of the Arts and BFA from Humboldt State University and has exhibited his work throughout Northern California. Martinez captures images that suggest adventures, experiences, and sensations, but that also convey the impossibility of reproducing experience pictorially. By using processes that emphasize the photograph as object –– large–format images, analog processes, and exposed paper edges –– he seeks to connect with the experience of memory.



Pablo Cristi
August 25 – September 19 
Gallery closed: Sept. 1, Labor Day
Reception/artist talk: Sep 4, 4–6pm

Pablo Cristi was born and raised in Los Angeles. Born to Chilean parents escaping the Pinochet regime, Cristi’s work is motivated by an active political awareness and is steeped in a critical inquiry of power, representation and history. His investigations of the colonial past, present, and future often take the form of paintings and sculptural objects that deconstruct and commingle urban visual vernaculars.