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Natalya Gonzalez

Natalya Gonzalez grew up in Los Angeles. As a kid, she loved to sketch and draw with pastels. She came to UC Santa Cruz to study biology since she was interested in research and all the labs on campus.

Dee Hibbert Jones

Dee Hibbert-Jones, Professor of Art, Founder & Co-Director SPARC, an Arts Division Social and Environmental Practice Research Center, and her filmmaking partner, co-director and co-producer Nomi Talisman, won the 2017 SIMA – Social Impact Med

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.  

Art Department alum Jocelyn Lozano uses photographic series and other artworks as a visual diary -- to navigate through areas of her psyche she can't explain in words, to express to others her internal world, and to create messages that will live forever not only as memories but as physical logs

Jimin Lee

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea is an unlikely setting for an art gallery. Established in 1953 as part of an armistice agreement that ended three years of brutal war, the DMZ is a 2.5-mile-wide band that runs 155 miles across the Korean peninsula, serving as a buffer zone between the two countries. Yet a new art gallery does actually exist in that strange locale. And this spring and summer, the Yeongang Gallery has been featuring Global Station: Until the Next Voyage, a solo exhibition by UC Santa Cruz art professor Jimin Lee, running April 19 to July 30.

Mary by Molly

The Porter-Sesnon family name is well known to many faculty, staff, and students at UC Santa Cruz.

Lucas Elmer Gasperik

As a child, Lucas Elmer Gasperik thought that pursuing an honorable profession such as being a fireman or a chef was what he

Dee Hibbert-Jones

UC Santa Cruz professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones has won a 2019 International Documentary Association (IDA) grant for Run With It, an animated documentary film she is currently working on in collaboration with San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman.

IRWIN 2017

Love, Sex, Tenderness, & Trauma: Irwin 2017

Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) Technical Coordinator, Colleen Jennings, has designed a 3D model of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery that will enable the Irwin 2020: Collective Solitude exhibition to take place online. 

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