The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State is proud to present ART@CSU, an online exhibition of art by members of the California State University’s artist faculty. California’s CSU system is made up of 23 campuses across the state, which stretch from CSU Humboldt in the north to the southernmost campus in San Diego. 21 of these campuses offer a studio art major, with artist faculty teaching students in a broad range of practices. As seen in this exhibition, CSU faculty are producing dynamic and creative work in everything from painting, printmaking and photography, to sculpture, installation and ceramics, to digital and time-based arts.
Over the past year, as the CSU campuses and their art galleries largely have had to shut their doors, the artist faculty of the CSU system have continued to teach and create. ART@CSU brings a selection of them together in an online setting, to create a distanced community of CSU art and artists. The lively collection of works gathered here were chosen to highlight the remarkable diversity of approach and style among these artists. They serve to showcase the talent of CSU’s artist faculty, and to celebrate the importance of the arts in this time of adversity.
The exhibition features the work of: Martin Azevedo, Stanislaus State; Ilana Crispi, San Francisco State University; Jasmine Delgado, CSU Channel Islands; Samantha Fields, CSU Northridge; Sara Frantz, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Nathan Haenlein, Sonoma State University; Michael Hall, Cal State East Bay; Matt Hopson-Walker, Fresno State; Carole Frances Lung, Cal State Los Angeles; Angelica Muro, CSU Monterey Bay; Alison Ragguette, CSU San Bernadino; Sondra Schwetman, Humboldt State University; Cesar & Lois, with Lucy HG Solomon, CSU San Marcos; Kim Stringfellow, San Diego State University; Jesse Sugarmann, CSU Bakersfield; Devon Tsuno, CSU Dominguez Hills; Sue Whitmore, CSU Chico; Peter Williams in collaboration with Sala Wong, Sacramento State; Shannon Wright, San Jose State University. The University Art Gallery is grateful to all the artists for their generous participation, which made this exhibition possible.