About UC Riverside Art
UCR's Art Department offers a broad spectrum of classes spanning both traditional art disciplines such as painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, and newer disciplines such as inter-media, and video and digital art, as well as art theory. Art majors develop individual programs of study in consultation with their advisor to match their personal needs and interests, Considerable flexibility in the order in which courses are taken adds to the personalization of studies. Art majors have ample opportunity to perfect their technical abilities, while at the same time developing conceptual skills. They learn how to read and interpret images, and, through analysis of historical movements, they explore and understand their own artistic values and motivations. They gradually move from learning how to use different media into taking a position about their own work.

Among the Art Department's distinguished faculty are: John M. Divola, M.F.A.; Jill Giegerich, M.F.A.; Jim Isermann, M.F.A.; Brandon Lattu, M.F.A.; Charles Long, M.F.A.; Erika Suderburg, M.F.A.; Melissa Thorne, M.F.A. and Amir Zaki, M.F.A.  Faculty members are active professional artists who have gained wide recognition in their fields and for their teaching. Four faculty members have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, five have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, and all exhibit at international museums and galleries, including the Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Each year the Department also attracts internationally known visiting artists and scholars who come to UCR to conduct special workshops, seminars, and lectures. Recent presentations have spanned the broad field of art, including sculpture, film, painting, photography, digital art, video, performance, mixed media, installation, curating, and art criticism.

The Art major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Art Department also offers an approved subject matter preparation program for the Multiple Subject teaching credential. Students who complete such a program are exempt from subject matter examinations when applying for a teaching credential program.


Visiting Artists

Mason Cooley
Zackary Drucker
Tim Ebner
Emilie Halpern
Patrick Hill
Michael Ned Holte
Charles Irvin
Glenn Kaino
Monica Majoli
Aram Moshayedi
Kaz Oshiro
Laura Owens
Jon Pylypchuk
Torbjørn Rødland
Mungo Thomson
Urban Rangers
Sara VanDerBeek
Eric Yahnker


Tom Bamberger
Margarita Cabrera
Samara Golden
Micol Hebron
Elliott Hundley
Elad Lassry
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
Matt Lipps
Rachel Mayeri
Anthony Pearson
Hirsch Perlman
Steve Roden
Mark Ruwedel
Jan Tumlir
Vincent Valdez


Sean Duffy
Jacci Den Hartog
Henry Taylor
Mark Dutcher
Andrea Bowers
Andreas Angelidakis
Ron Amstutz
Tyler Vlahovich
Ron Athey
Ginny Bishton
Miyoshi Barosh
Leigh Ledare
Matthew Brannon
Tony Feher


Roy McMakin
Teri Horton
Anoka Faruqee
Charlie White
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Jennifer Pastor
Lisa Lapinski
Jay Batlle
Rosetta Brooks
Mark Wyse
Rebecca Morris
Matthew Monahan
Charlotte Cotton
Lecia Dole-Recio
Amy Adler

Shirley Tse
Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe
Carlee Fernandez
Miles Coolidge
Kevin Appel
Bruce Hainley
Cindy Bernard
Alexis Smith
Fritz Haeg
Walead Beshty
Doug Harvey
Richard Hawkins
Evan Holloway
Pae White

Jason Meadows
Shannon Ebner
Enrique Mendez de Hoyos
Jan Tumlir
Diana Thater
Mark Grotjahn
Jennifer Bornstein
Taft Green
Michelle O’Marah
Meg Cranston
Linda Bessemer
Jan Estep
Teddy Cruz
David Pagel

Beat Streuli
Kelly Nipper
Kori Newkirk
Francesca Gabbiani
Alan Koch
Sandeep Mukherjee
Pae White
Marnie Weber