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
Exhibition Calendar 2013 - 2014
Currently on view:
Erika Navarrete (Evansville, IN)
November 4 - December 13
Reception, November 7, 5 - 7pm. Artist talk, 5pm.
Erika Navarrete's 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. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Lincoln, and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and currently teaches at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.
Building New Traditions
January 27 - February 21, 2014
Reception, February 20, 5 - 7pm
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)
Model of the Energy Inputs, Outputs, and Transfers in the Always Strange and Surprising Animal Kingdom, digital/analog drawing, archival print, 2008.
March 3 - 28
Reception, March 6, 5 - 7pm. 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 - 7pm. Artist talk, 5:30pm.
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.