On view April 22–May 14, 2022
A transformation can be many things—a journey, a repurposing, a shift in perspective—it is something that begins in one place and ends up in another, often an unexpected one. We experience constant transformation in our lives, in a multitude of forms. This year’s graduating art majors seek to explore these diverse manifestations through their work.
Lina Dion-Inglis is an oil, watercolor and ceramic artist based in Thousand Oaks, California. Drawing inspiration from her experience as a mother, her personal development journey, and bananas, her work represents themes of transformation, relationships, and moments captured. Jake Festich is a potter from Thousand Oaks California. His work focuses on functional vessels and forms for everyday use with unique glaze designs. Born and raised in Oxnard, California, Juan Garcia is a mixed media artist who works with digital art and oil paint. Through his work, he explores the inner machinations of his mind in order to tell his story. Emma Jo Herren is an oil and digital artist from Gilroy, California. In her work she likes to explore dramatic light and color in narrative nature-based paintings. From Glendale, California, Gabriel Matar focuses on painting, photography, and functional ceramics. He takes inspiration from the process of trying new things, the outdoors, interactions with people, and emotion. Alaina Murphy is an illustrator from Goleta, California whose work centers around nature, magic, and fantasy with a special focus on folktales and mythology. Brianna Roldan is a mixed media artist from Oxnard, California. Inspired by expressionism and psychology, she focuses on creating an emotional experience through her work. Shay Stelzner is a digital artist from Boston, Massachusetts who often creates work inspired by books, movies, and other areas of pop culture. Emerging out of Huntington Beach, California, Jackson Taylor uses mixed media to exemplify the variety of ways in which an image can be observed. He is fascinated by the finer details in life and seeks to create art that elucidates how perception is subjective. Hannah VanDomelen is an artist and designer from North Plains, Oregon. Her interior designs, paintings and drawings are inspired by peaceful yet elegant rooms, Disneyland, as well as human emotions and experiences.