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).
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Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
100 Trinity Hall, on the Chico State Campus
University Art Gallery
Department of Art & Art History
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820
Gallery Curator: Jason Tannen
The gallery is currently closed for the summer. Coming in 2013 - 2014:
Melissa Haviland (Athens, OH)
Inheritance: Favorites (David), screen print & graphite drawing, 2012.
August 26 - September 20
Reception, September 5, 5 - 7:30pm
Melissa Haviland is an artist printmaker living in Athens, Ohio. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and BFA from Illinois State University. Currently, she teaches printmaking, drawing, and papermaking at Ohio University. An exhibition of screen print and graphite drawings and large-scale charcoal drawings.
Victoria Heilweil (San Francisco, CA)
Victoria Heilweil, My grandfather sold lamps, archival inkjet print, from the series 47 Years, 2013.
September 30 - October 25
Reception, October 10, 5 - 7:30pm. Artist talk, 5pm.
Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, educator, and curator. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 1995. 47 Years is a photographic portrait of both a place and, by extension, the people who inhabited it. The series investigates found marks and traces to communicate a melancholy narrative of mortality and time.
Erika Navarrete (Portland, OR)
Erika C. Navarrete, The Lesson, oil on canvas, 2011.
November 4 - December 13
Reception, November 7, 5 - 7:30pm
Erika Navarrete received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Lincoln, NE and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her Paintings often pair the female body with food or animals to describe issues of fulfillment, restraint, indulgence, desire and denial. These are issues that correspond to the language and emotions surrounding our most intimate relationships, our own inner dialogue and self-evaluation.
Building New Traditions
January 27 - February 27, 2014
Reception, February 20, 5 - 7:30pm
The Turner Print Museum Emerging Artists Competition and Exhibition
In conjunction with the Janet Turner Print Museum, the University Art Gallery presents a juried exhibition of prints by contemporary national and international artists.
Luke Matjas (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Luke Matjas, Model of the Energy Inputs, Outputs, and Transfers in the Always Strange and Surprising Animal Kingdom, digital/analog drawing, archival print, 2008.
March 10 - April 3
Reception, March 13, 5 - 7:30pm. Artist talk, 5pm.
Matjas’ massive digital/analog prints, which combine graphite drawings with overlaid vector drawings create a twisted world in which manmade objects and consumer excesses are fused with diorama-like views of the natural world. Existing somewhere between paleontology and “garbology,” this work meshes vacuum cleaners, traffic cones, coolers, and other invasive “species” directly alongside California’s distinctive flora and fauna.
April 7 - 11: Michael Hurley, Master's of Fine Arts culminating exhibition
Reception, April 10, 5 - 7:30pm
59th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Installation view, 58th Annual exhibition, 2013.
April 17: annual exhibition guest juror’s talk, 5 - 6pm, Colusa Hall, 100B
April 28 - May 9: The Fifty-ninth Annual Juried Student Exhibition
The annual 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.
Thursday, May 1, 5:00pm, PAC 134
Prizewinners announced for the Annual Student Exhibition, the Janet Turner 17th Annual Juried Student Print Exhibition, and the Annual Art Education Spring Exhibition. Receptions to follow, at the University Art Gallery, Janet Turner Print Museum, and BMU 3rd Floor Gallery.
This exhibition is funded by Student Instructionally Related Activities Fees.