Three Projects by Erik Mondrian Selected for Supernova 2020

The 5th annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival, a month-long celebration of digital animation and motion-art, kicked off in Denver on Sept. 3. The festival includes an outdoor exhibition in the downtown area, as well as a virtual exhibition available to stream through the festival’s...

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Gabrielle Civil Presents Work With Automata and REDCAT

Critical Studies faculty Gabrielle Civil, who recently wrapped up her artist residency at Automata, an experimental performance venue in downtown Los Angeles, will now host a series of conversations through REDCAT’s online platform. Civil was among the artists—all six of whom are...

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Cori Bratby-Rudd Releases Cage of Eden

Cori Bratby-Rudd (Critical Studies MFA 19) has released her first chapbook titled Cage of Eden (Finishing Line Press), now available for pre-order. The collection, which Bratby-Rudd began writing while studying at CalArts, has been described by poet and composer Ryka Aoki (He Mele a Hilo;...

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CalArtians Win MOZAIK Future Art Awards

In response to the global pandemic and its effect on artist communities, MOZAIK Philanthropy created Future Art Awards, an inclusive contest open to professional and amateur U.S. artists. The organization asked artists to submit work that was inspired by the current crisis and could help...

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Emerson Whitney Releases First Prose Book Heaven

Emerson Whitney (Critical Studies MFA 14) (they/them) shares a gripping exploration of childhood, causality, and the body in their first prose book Heaven (McSweeney’s Publishing). The book diarizes Whitney’s resolve to understand their relationship with their mother and grandmother, and...

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CalArtians Awarded 2020 Automata Artist Residencies

Performance and art space Automata recently announced the six grantees of its 2020 artist residencies, all of whom are CalArtians. In light of COVID-19, the Los Angeles-based Automata devised a new series of individual artist residencies, created to serve artists while group...

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