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USD Visual Arts Alumni Panel: Beyond the Basement
October 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Three alumni artists and designers will discuss their creative work, their experiences applying to, selecting and attending graduate programs, and their lives as artists beyond their undergraduate educations. Current and potential Visual Arts majors and minors, as well as interested non-majors, visiting alums and parents are welcome to attend this free event.
2:30 – 4:00 pm
French Parlor, Founders Hall
University of San Diego
Visitors Driving / Parking Information: https://www.sandiego.edu/parking/parking-information/guests.php
Cathy Nguyen (’14 BA Visual Arts USD) is a graphic designer and visual artist. She designs work for educational institutions and non-profit organizations in San Diego, as well as private clientele and businesses. She holds a Master of Fine Arts specializing in Graphic Design from San Diego State University, and is passionate about teaching and mentoring young designers. While in graduate school, Nguyen specialized in book arts, printmaking, and letterpress printing. Interested in interdisciplinary processes and practices, her personal work explores intersections between typography and creative writing that utilize experimental print processes and media. Nguyen has taught two-dimensional design and visual communications at the University of San Diego, as well as advanced courses in typography at San Diego State University. She currently designs and teaches in San Diego.
ZZ Krebs (’15 BA Visual Arts USD) is a light, sound, and installation artist working predominately with issues relating to natural phenomenon. With references to science and technology, her work allows the viewer to question the spaces we inhabit as humans, both natural and unnatural. Time is a recurring motif throughout her work as she explores and questions the space between what is ephemeral and what is permanent in an effort to reach a deeper understanding of our place within the world. Krebs received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.
Joe Yorty (’02 BA Visual Arts USD) is an interdisciplinary artist who employs a range of materials and methods to make work that largely addresses the anxieties and absurdities of American domestic culture. Including sculpture, collage, video, and photography his practice wrangles the materials and objects of thrift store refuse, last-minute estate sale deals, and the occasional dumpster dive to rub against the pathos of the frustration with finding fulfillment in the accumulation of things that, to a large extent, defines the American experience. Joe’s work has been shown on both coasts of the United States and some places in between. He was born in southwest Utah, raised in Southern California, served 11 years in the U.S. Navy, and received an MFA in Visual Art at UCSD in 2013. Joe currently lives and works in San Diego, CA.