Collaborative work made by artists from ECF Westside Art Center, my students and I are on exhibit at DAC Gallery Dec. 7, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019 - the third annual collaboration between my Uniquely Abled class in the Creative Action Program at Otis College of Art and Design and the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) Art Center Westside, a program that mentors adult artists with developmental disabilities. Read the full press release here.
Opening tomorrow, Sept. 30 and running through Dec. 9, I am participating in Some of our Favorite Things at Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery: “a group exhibition of favorite art-related objects—things that have been accumulated over years, mementos inherited from family, gifts from friends and strangers, beloved books, and treasured artistic tools, each contributed by invited Otis College community, including artists, curators, writers, collectors, and cultural influencers. Each of these objects is accompanied by a description written by the lender, offering context to the work and the individual lending it. This exhibition is an exercise in storytelling, a glimpse into Otis College's far-reaching network of friends, alumni, and art world colleagues—a mapping of our multi-faceted community, as well as the great city of Los Angeles.”
My 2013 video, Things We've Heard, made in collaboration with Juna Amano, Rosalyn Myles and Marissa Magdalena Sykes, will be included in the LAUNCH LA open call exhibition, Intersections at the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles. Opening reception is 6:30pm Friday August 17, runs through August 30. More details here.
Also on May 19... my recently completed video, How I Read to My Son, will be included in this screening curated by the Association of Hysterical Curators. Soft Bytes, is a feminist animation festival to be held at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles on May 19th at 7:30pm. If you are local and can make it... Tiger Strikes Asteroid is in downtown Los Angeles: 1206 Maple Avenue, #523.
Link to Facebook Event for more info.
Email me if you want a link to watch the video online.
On Saturday May 19, from 1-4pm, I will be facilitating an Oral History SkillShare workshop for anyone interested in recording stories about military and/or immigrant experiences. This workshop is part of my sabbatical project inspired by letters my great-grandfather wrote during WWI and the fact that he got his US citizenship because of his military service. Lauren Vazquez, Otis College of Art and Design MFA Public Practice alumna and former teaching assistant for my Otis Community Radio class, will be helping me collect the stories which we will share online.
Link to Facebook Event for more info.
I am honored to have an excerpt of my latest project, "Dearest Pauline," included in Second Daytime, an online exhibition of performance art on video curated by Sarah Rushford for Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn, NY, through August 2018.
Today I will present work my Community Radio students made in response to their workshop with Mexican artist, Taniel Morales, at the CAA panel PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA — CASE STUDIES IN TEACHING FROM EXHIBITIONS.
After nine years teaching and serving as a full time academic administrator at Otis College of Art and Design, I am officially on sabbatical. Follow me @michelejaquis on instagram to see what I'm doing, making and seeing.
Heading to NYC this week for the College Art Association Conference where I will be chairing a panel on the Pedagogy of Social and Environmental Justice - Saturday Feb. 18, 1:30PM–3:00PM in Gramercy A/West, 2nd Floor at Hilton Midtown. If you're in town come visit.
I made a new site specific installation for 2^2 (two to the second power) Gallery, a new tiny gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. It's on view from December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017. View documentation here.
Yesterday I gave a presentation about interdisciplinarity and collaboration (in my own work and how I teach this) on the Design and Complexity panel at the International Council on Design's Educational Platform meeting, held at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.