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Advised by her teachers when she was a child that she didn’t have what it took to be an artist, Anna Friz took matters into her own hands and decided to do DIY art-related projects that later included street performance, cabaret and drag shows.
Kristen Gillette’s first encounter with UC Santa Cruz happened when she made the trek up from UCLA to UCSC for a one-quarter UC Intercampus Exchange Program. The school and its beautiful surroundings turned out to have an impact that would charter the course of her future career.
Connecting the recording of a Formula One racing car together with a Cathy Park Hong poem about a drive in California might not seem to most people like musical components, but for composer and Assistant Professor in Music, Matt Schumaker, these are the epitome of musical sounds... [more]
Citing nature as her inspiration, Acting Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Department of Performance, Play & Design, Pamela Rodriguez-Montero, grew up near the lushness of the rainforest in Barva de Heredia, a small town in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, where most... [more]
Growing up in Cebu, the Philippines surrounded by a close-knit extended family, Clint Ramos has fond memories of his childhood there.
Jorgge Menna Barreto had always dreamed of having a farm as a classroom.
“In this time of unprecedented challenges, I find it’s ok to let go of normal expectations,” advises Sarah Sanford, one of the Art Division’s newest faculty members.
The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division is pleased to announce five new faculty hires who will begin teaching throughout the current 2020-2021 academic year. These professors bring with them a wide range of expertise in their respective fields and the Arts Division is thrilled to welcome them.
West coast debut of 'Lessons of the Hour' offers immersive portrait of visionary writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass
For the Love of Rutland, a new documentary by UCSC associate professor of film and digital media Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, is an exploration of the multiple problems now faced by rural America—most notably the opioid epidemic, income inequality, racism, and xenophobia... [more]
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California as a member of the Tongva tribe, Yve Chavez grew up on the land of her ancestors and has successfully merged her love of art and art history with her profound knowledge of her native culture.
For as long as she can remember, Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games and Playable Media, micha cárdenas has been interested in computers and fantasy. Her first experience with technology involved coveting her brother’s Commodore 64 computer.
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media L.S. Kim has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.
Founder and Artistic Director of The Builders Association, Professor Weems will bring an affiliation with her renowned experimental theater company to the campus.
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media John Jota Leaños is the recipient of a 2017 California Documentary Project grant from California Humanities.
Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC), Kyle Parry works at the intersections of digital media, art and visual culture, and the environmental humanities.
Associate Professor Edward Shanken’s distinguished career in both arts and academia has led him to take on the exciting role of Director of the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA program.
Santa Cruz Arts Division’s Professor Elizabeth Stephens and her partner Annie Sprinkle were recently awarded the prestigious Eureka Fellowship, the largest cash prize for individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Elizabeth Swensen’s expertise at producing innovative digital games propelled her career from studying the past to creating the future.
Assistant Professor Karolina Karlic is no stranger to adapting to new situations – the Polish born, American educated photographer moved to the states at a very young age.
Being raised in Texas by parents who were immigrants from Taiwan, newly appointed UC Santa Cruz Assistant Professor of Dance, Cynthia Ling Lee, never dreamed as a child that she would one day become immersed in North Indian classical Kathak dance.