DAVID AMICO – Department Chair
David Amico has embraced an untied, expressionist, approach to abstract painting and has been committed to this practice for over a 40-year career. This pursuit has allowed him to explore painting in a most unrestrictive and innovative manner. This inventive engagement can be experienced in the compositions and paint applications….
MICHAEL BREWSTER – Full Professor(On Sabbatical 2014-2015)
Michael Brewster is a visual artist who works with sound’s spatial effects to promote sculptural sensations of space. He has been making sound art since 1970. His two main series, the Sonic Drawings and the Acoustic Sculptures, both use sound in space to generate expanded experiences of drawing and sculpture ideas…
DAVID PAGEL – Full Professor
David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times. Since 1988, he has published reviews, features and essays in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, frieze, and Art issues, where he was reviews editor from 1998-2001. He is also an adjunct curator…
RACHEL LACHOWICZ – Associate Professor
Rachel Lachowicz, was born in San Francisco, CA in 1964 and earned her degree from California Institute of the Arts. Her professional history covers over 25 years of conceptual art making and her work is found in in the permanent collections of the Whitney, LACMA, MOCA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston…
ANNE BRAY- Adjunct Professor
Anne Bray has been working at the intersection of public space and media art as a hybrid artist and director of the nonprofit media arts organization, Freewaves. The creativity of one and the social outreach of the other have continuously fed each other. Engagement with edgy, demanding, enlightening art by a broad public is Bray’s mission….
KATIE GRINNAN – Adjunct Professor
Katie Grinnan’s most recent work reflects the search for structure and form within complex systems such as the brain and the universe that resist resolution and are largely speculative. It is the alchemical, yet paradoxical relationship between actual experience and our interpretations….
CARMINE IANNACCONE - Adjunct Professor
I’ve always been troubled by the term “natural history.” Doesn’t it seem as though the processes which transform nature are too indifferent to constitute the kind of narrative we call “history?” On the other hand, those processes are so incredibly patterned. Doesn’t that orderliness indicate an action that is organized and directed?…
MICHAEL REAFSNYDER - Adjunct Professor
Michael Reafsnyder received his BA in Studio Art at Chapman University and his MFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena…
JULIA HAFT-CANDELL – Lincoln Visiting Artist in Ceramics at Scripps and CGU
Julia Haft-Candell creates three dimensional collages using ceramics and mixed media. She has exhibited her work at ACME in Los Angeles, the Huntington Beach Art Center…MORE »