News and More from the Art Alumni Group University of California, Berkeley


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Book Recently Published about Sonya Rapoport's Art: Pairing of Polarities

From dresser-top objects to shoes, the female body to Egyptian mythology, Sonya Rapoport's pioneering artwork integrates the everyday, emotional, and mystical with science and technology. To Rapoport, a geological survey map and the topography of the human soul are equally creative, and the Internet is a web of relationships "spun by the mother".

Rapoport combines her formal training as a painter and her clear bent toward mathematical thinking with audience participation and Web-based media, always pushing boundaries and creating meaningful relationships across seemingly unrelated fields.Her work has been shown internationally, including as part of traveling exhibitions sponsored by the US  Information Service and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In honor of Rapoport's tremendous contributions and accomplishments, twelve noted scholars, scientists and art historians have come together to discuss her work. The result is a book that is at once a tribute and an illuminating exploration of the creative process itself. recent events include exhibitions at the Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), Mills college Art Museum(Oakland, CA). and Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Meet Up!

August 7th (Tuesday) 5:00 p.m. 
1328 6th Street (cross Gilman) Berkeley, CA 94710

Right in the middle of summer and some of us are here in town.
Let's gather for a drink, a meal, a conversation!
Bring a friend, a catalogue from your travels, or just the latest phone photo or tablet drawing!

Come and share projects, exhibitions, and insights...
...and bring a friend!