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LiftOff – SJSU MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023
We are thrilled to announce our MFA student exhibition at the Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz, CA. Students combine their in-class experiences, faculty mentorship, independent research, and individual studio practices to produce these exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception Thursday, May 25th, and the artist reception Friday, June 2nd.
The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery presents Hiding in Plain Sight by faculty Sofía Córdova and Dorothy Santos
The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is delighted to present the work of Sofía Córdova and Dorothy R. Santos, artists in residence at San José State University, in an exhibition that will open on March 21, 2023, continuing on display through May 12, 2023.
DMA Professor Rhonda Holberton will exhibit, Two Handfuls of Silver Dust, a solo work at CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco, CA
For the exhibition Two Handfuls of Silver Dust, multimedia artist Rhonda Holberton collaborated with multiple AI models to create sculptures, paintings, and animations made by iterating ideas and prompts in and out of the machines.