Digital Arts Workshop: Alyssa Lempesis
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Digital Arts Workshop
April 7th. Noon – 6pm. Workshop on Stop Motion Video led by Alyssa Lempesis. Stanislaus State students only.

Alyssa Lempesis works from imaginative speculation on uncanny ecologies. Her work merges the natural and the fantastic to create animated scenes of a world that exists somewhere between the unknown and the familiar, the present and the future.


Lempesis received an MFA from University of California at Davis (2014) and a BA at University of California at Berkeley (2012). She is an artist and educator living and working in the East Bay. Recent solo exhibitions include Aggregate Space (Oakland), Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), and Alter Space Gallery (San Francisco) as part of the Jail Cell Residency Program.

Artist Reception: Benjamin Rosenthal
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

from this side of space to the other side of the signal

April 8 to May 6, 2017
Reception Thursday April 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm; Artist Talk at 6:30 pm

Benjamin Rosenthal (b. 1984, New York, NY,  lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas) holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL) FILE Electronic Language International Festival (São Paulo, Brazil), Vanity Projects (New York, NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina(Nov,i Sad, Serbia), and online via the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum (Is.CaM), among others.  Pulling from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, he questions the authenticity of our physical experience in an age where the boundaries between reality and the virtual become indistinguishable. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Expanded Media, in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas where he teaches Video Art, Performance Art, and interdisciplinary practices.

My practice examines the strategies of how we perform—the systems of control we set in place, and the way we negotiate our psychological, tangible and virtual positions. Most recently I find myself questioning the greater emphasis placed on physical experiences as a measure of authenticity in an age where the boundaries between physical reality and the virtual become nearly indistinguishable. Employing broader themes such as militarism, religion and technology, I expose and challenge the changing condition of bodies and psyches as they collide against each other within these often dysfunctional atmospheres. While my primary discipline is in video and other new media, my practice is interdisciplinary and my work traverses disciplines within the field of visual art—manifesting itself in such other formats as sculpture, installation, performance, and drawing.

Digital Arts Workshop: Gerardo Orioli
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Digital Arts Workshop
April 28th. Noon – 6pm. Workshop on 3D Character Animation led by Gerardo Orioli. Stanislaus State students only.

g-orioliGerardo Orioli was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is currently Creative Director at Southern Hemisphere. He previously worked at Lucasfilm Animation and was Modeling Supervisor and Animation Director of The Tuneables, at Music Intelligence. Before that he was Modeling Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s Back at the Barnyard. He studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

May 11 to June 23, 2017
Reception May 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm; Artist Talk at 6:30 pm
*The gallery will be closed May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day