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Art Department alum and Irwin Scholar Jairo Banuelos creates sculptures and performances which investigate how race and class identities prevent people from accessing certain privileges  such as education, housing, and more.

Aja Bond

Loss and grief have turned out to be uncanny inspirations for artist and student Aja Bond, who is currently in her junior year, working towards earning a B.A. in art at UC Santa Cruz.

"My recent work expands on my previous theme of the body relationship to individual and private and personal objects. And now, extending into exploration - the movement of the body in space, and the time continuum that refers to migration, globablization, transportation, and mobility."

Felicia Rice

On October 20, The Getty Research Institute will present the world premiere screening of Visionaries, t

Fritz Chesnut and Dean Celine

Recently, the University of California, Santa Cruz Arts Division hosted a workshop with alumnus and noted artist Fritz Chestnut.

Pablo Pueblo 2016
by Alex Perez

For Rubén Blades, Pablo Pueblo, and the songs to liberate two and a half continents.

Claire June Apana

Inspired by the work of M.C. Esher and drawing on her heritage as a mixed person of Hawaiian descent, Claire June Apana started making giant origami structures.

Art Department alum Erick Medel writes, "I re-present physical manifestations of class structures at the intersection of photography and sculpture. My work deals in constructions of normativity, and their role in repression today.  

Chanel Chavira

After taking a tour of UC Santa Cruz, Chanel Chavira knew that she had found the perfect place to study. She loved the sheer beauty of the campus with its towering redwood trees and lush greenery, and how very different it was from the other UC campuses she had visited.
 

Matthew Kim

Originally, Matthew Kim intended on attending UC Santa Cruz to continue his volleyball career while also enjoying the sunny surf that Santa Cruz has to offer.  But injuries changed his best laid plans and his priorities took a steep turn along the way.

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