Lift-Off 2013

SJSU Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

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Nineteen San Jose State University Master of Fine Arts candidates graduating this spring will show their thesis art projects at Art Ark Gallery, May 3-18. Designed by independent curator and art writer Christian L. Frock, the exhibit illustrates the full spectrum of the university’s art and art history program. 

Graduating students represent the Pictorial Art, Spatial Art, Photography and Digital Media Art programs in the Department of Art and Art History. The artists are A R A, Armine Sargsyan, Avery Palmer, Barbara Boissevain, David Kempken, Elena Polanco, Esteban Salazar, Gloria Huet, Jacqueline Donecho, Jeffrey Opp, Jen, Jonathan Huang, Kat McKinnon (KGM), Lan Liu, Marianne Lettieri, Meiru Huang, Sieglinde Van Damme, Wesley Wright, and Yvonne Escalante.

The MFA studio art students collaborated with MA art history graduate students to produce a 100-page publication for the Lift-Off 2013 exhibition. The catalog includes images of the art work, foreword by Christian L. Frock, and critical essays written by SJSU student art historians Allison Connor, Ashley Gardini, Emily McEwan, Lale Yasemin Kaya, Megan Merritt, and Melanie Dove. Copies will be available at the exhibition and can be ordered at

Christian L. Frock is the director of Invisible Venue, an independent curatorial enterprise she founded in 2005 that collaborates with artists to present art in the public realm. She is a regular contributor to KQED Arts, Art Practical, San Francisco Arts Monthly, and art ltd. Frock has a masters degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She will give a free public lecture on Tuesday, April 30, 5-6 PM in Room 133 of the SJSU Art Building to discuss her writings, collaborative projects, and interventions in public spaces.

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Art Ark Gallery
1035 South 6th Street
San Jose, CA
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  1. Art Ark Gallery
    1035 South 6th Street, San Jose, CA