News & Events

The Adam D. Kamil Gallery has moved online:
This gallery is a site for UC San Diego undergraduate visual arts students to present their work.


Brett SchultzPhoto of Brett Schultz, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

April 8, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Brett W. Schultz is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the gallery Yautepec in Mexico City as well as Creative Director of Material Art Fair, also in Mexico City. His projects have appeared across a wide variety of international publications, including Artforum, Frieze, Art Review, BOMB, Art+Auction, L’Officiel Art, Flash Art, The Paris Review and the New York Times, among others. He lives and works in Mexico City.

Todd GrayPhoto of Todd Gray, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

April 22, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray re-frames and re-contextualizes images from his personal archive that spans over forty years of his career as a photographer, sculptor and performance artist. Gray describes himself as an artist and activist who primarily focuses on issues of race, class, gender and colonialism.

Daniela Lieja QuintanarPhoto of Daniela Lieja Quintanar, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

April 29, 2020, 6 p.m.

Daniela Lieja Quintanar is LACE curator since 2016. She works between Los Angeles and Mexico, emphasizing contemporary art and curatorial practices that explore the politics and social issues of everyday life.  She is part of the curatorial team of MexiCali Biennial 2018-19, and was recently awarded the Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowship.

10th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awardsphoto of Adam D. Kamil

May 15, 2020, 6 p.m.

Due to campus closure in response to COVID-19, the 10th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards will be entirely "virtual." Submissions will be viewable on the Visual Arts Department Vimeo page once submissions have closed. The winners will be announced on May 15th over a public Zoom meeting.

Jennifer BolandePhoto of billboard artworks alongside road.

Remote Guest Lecture

May 20, 2020, 6 p.m.

Jennifer Bolande emerged as an artist in the late 1970s, working in dance, choreography and drawing. In the early 1980s, she advanced the ideas and strategies proposed by the Pictures Generation Movement, taking her place among those artists who have helped to redefine photography.

Steffanie LingScreen grab image of Steffanie Ling via Zoom

Remote Guest Lecture

May 27, 2020, 6 p.m.

Steffanie Ling works between Vancouver (unceded territories) and Toronto (Tkaronto) where she is currently Artistic Director of Images Festival. Her books are NASCAR (Blank Cheque, 2016) and CUTS OF THIN MEAT (Spare Room, 2015). 

Keith MayersonPainting by Keith Mayerson of the artist in front of another painting, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

June 3, 2020, 6 p.m.

Keith Mayerson's exhibitions are often installations of images that create larger narratives. The works stand on their own for form and content, but like a prose poem of images on walls, experienced in context the images as a series, the viewer creates the ultimate meaning for the installations.



Untitled 106AImage of book cover

Painting students in VIS106A explore abstraction through close up watercolor studies of human hair and tree bark. You can purchase this full-color, 102 page book for $11.74.



Field Journal #15Field Journal logo

Founded by Professor Grant Kester

The issue consists of a series of essays, interviews and other documents generated in response to the exhibition Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas, curated by PhD alum Bill Kelley, Jr.