University Art Gallery

California State University, Chico
100 Trinity Hall

The University Art Gallery on the Chico State campus is a forum for exploring art and ideas and a laboratory for contemporary art practices. Through innovative exhibitions and programs, the gallery engages and inspires the intellectual and creative life of the University community as well as the diverse audiences of Chico and the North State. The gallery hosts four to five exhibitions each year, as well as the annual juried student exhibition and the MFA culminating exhibitions. Broadly focused on exhibiting exemplary work by artists living today, the gallery presents artwork of varying media, content and subject.  

Currently housed in Trinity Hall, the University Art Gallery will open in the new Arts & Humanities Building in 2016.  With two separate galleries for rotating exhibitions and MFA shows, the University Art Gallery will be adjacent to the Turner Print Museum—creating a nexus of art exploration in one location.

Use policy: Until the completion of the new Arts & Humanities building, Trinity 100 is reserved for University Art Gallery and Humanities Center events only.


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Currently on view:

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



Linda Neely- Into the Earth: An Artist's Cave Exploration
March 30-April 3rd
Reception/artist talk: April 2, 5-7pm


Adria Davis: Out of the Ordinary
March 23-27
Reception/artist talk: March 26, 5-7pm



Jennifer Tancreto: From Here You Can See
March 9 – 13
Reception/artist talk: Mar 11, 5-7pm


Jen Tancreto Print


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.


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Art + Tech features technology-based art works that engage audiences through integrated forms of video production, interactive technology, and gaming media. Part sculpture, part video, part game experience, these hybrid works generate tactile connections between viewers and artwork. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Accommodations for the artists are generously provided by Amanda Riner, and Ken & Ellen Karasinksi, Materials for the Babycastles project are donated by Cozy Beds, Chico.


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. Guest Juror: Cassandra Coblentz, Independent Contractor.


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

100 Trinity Hall, on the Chico State Campus

Map of University Gallery

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