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NCECA 2020 NJSE Studio Potter Merit Awardee

March 27, 2020

The NCECA Juried Student Exhibition showcases a sample of the type of work being produced by students across US. The call for entries for the 2020 exhibition resulted in 314 students from all levels submitting work. Of all the pieces presented, 50 were selected for the exhibition from 48 artists, which included Luciano Pimienta's interactive piece Fallen Fruit, 2019. 


Jurors Salvador Jiménez-Flores and Virginia Scotchie narrowed down over 900 images to pieces they both believe best represented the way students are thinking and making across the continent. 

Studio Potter Merit Awards

Luciano Pimienta, Fallen Fruit, San Diego State University, San Diego CA – Graduate

Heather McLelland, Egg Mixing Bowl for One, East Carolina Univ, Greenville, NC – Graduate

Megan Thomas, Let Me Tell You A Secret/I’ll Put It In Your Mind, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT – Graduate 

Concerning of Two: A Binational Group Exhibtion @ The Front Gallery

December 05, 2019

Concerning of Two is the culminating binational group exhibition of Blurring Borders, a class with students from SDSU in San Diego and UABC in Tijuana, who got to experience art on both sides of the US/Mexico border. 


Additionally, in the first gallery space, Irma Sofia Poeter has a retrospective show titled Una y Lo Otro: Devenir en Relacion. Her artistic career spanning 25 years.

Surface Tension

November 04, 2019

Running through November 21 in the SDSU’s University Gallery, Surface Tension, the 2019 Graduate Exhibition, features work created by SDSU School of Art + Design’s current graduate students. Please join artists for an opening reception on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Friday, 11:00am – 1:00 pm.

Heavy Weight social Objcets (Collaboration with Nick Cave)

December 10, 2018

Heavyweight: An Interactive Performance Installation
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 6:00 pm
Dance Studio Theatre, SDSU campus
Free admission

Culmination of collaboration between Students from The School of Art + Design and the Division of Dance responding to a series of conversations with Fall 2018 visiting artist, Nick Cave, who is known for his sound suits. For this showcase, students composed performance pieces in response to movement and conversations with Cave.

My group focused on the theme of "Below the Surface." I was fortunate to have an amazing team - Jhovanna Garcia, Kelly Temple, and Remi Dalton. We were interested in the silent body, organisms growing under forrest and what happens underneath frozen lakes. As well as incorporating geometric vs. organic elements, and ideas of dance - interacting with/against or co-existing with music/sound.

Drought Tolerant, 2018 SDSU Graduate Art Exhibition

October 22, 2019

Drought Tolerant is the 2018 exhibition of work by first, second, and third year graduate students in the SDSU University Art Gallery on the SDSU campus. This exhibition includes painting, furniture design, jewelry, metalwork, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and graphic design.

Drought Tolerant opens to the public on October 22, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (open to the public). The gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

San Diego State Univeristy, MFA-Ceramics Canidate

August 27, 2018

I begin my journey through Graduate school this Fall 2018 at San Diego State University. I am looking forward to working with Richard Burkett and other professors as working in other mediums is encouraged at SDSU.

I am eager to see where my work goes, living in San Diego surrounded by its long history and its beauty.

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