Twice As Many Stars: 2023 Senior Undergraduate Exhibition
The Department of Art and Art History presents the 2023 Senior Undergraduate Exhibition Twice As Many Stars on view May 30 - June 9 at the Coulter Art Gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 1, 4-6pm. Student artists featured:
Tyra Blackwater is a multidisciplinary Diné artist from the Navajo Reservation. She is receiving a B.A. in Art Practice from Stanford University in 2023 with Honors in Interdisciplinary Arts. She has exhibited in the Stanford Art Gallery, Coulter Gallery, and the Mohr Gallery, and has an upcoming solo show at /room/ gallery in San Francisco. She comes from the Red Bottom Cheeks and Between his Sleeves clans, and is taught by her relatives and matriarchs. Her artwork exists at the intersection of traditional and contemporary art and is deeply inspired by her relations and the beauty of her homelands.
Michelle Cai is a multidisciplinary artist from the Chicago area currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their drawing, sculpture, and sound expose the temporalities that sediment in the relationship between their body, the paths of migration they inhabit, and the materials and processes of their practice. The renewed perspectives on time that emerge from these layers are a route to healing and rest from capitalist and colonialist violence. Michelle’s work has been supported by the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Kearny Street Workshop, Stanford Asian American Theater Project, and the Cantor Arts Center.
L. Song Wu is a figurative painter originally hailing from Tampa, Florida, but lives and works in Stanford, California. She is currently studying art and engineering and will graduate with her double major in 2024. Wu’s confrontational paintings aim to alienate viewers and force them to reckon with their spectatorship towards the displayed figures. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, and Berlin.
Regina Kong is a painter born in Berkeley, California. She is receiving a B.A. with Honors in Art Practice and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Her paintings examine the fraught nature of human relationships to the environment. Recent exhibitions include SOMArts, San Francisco; Slow Violence, Stanford University and New Voices, Peninsula Museum of Art.
Jessica Lee is a Bay Area artist with a B.A. in Art Practice from Stanford University. Her current practice integrates a wide range of creative fields, including fine art, illustration, design, and creative writing. The stories she creates explore the dynamics between character, power, and the world at large through invented narratives.
Clarice Hu is an oil painter from Hong Kong currently based in Stanford, California, where she is pursuing a BA major in Art Practice and a minor in Psychology. Hu will be attending SAIC for her MFA in Fall 2023. Her upbringing in the cosmopolitan city informs her fascination with how humans engage with nature and industry. Her large-scale paintings warp perspective and draw similarities between plant life, the human figure, and natural or industrial environments, to create fluid compositions and strange new worlds.
Michelle Ibarra is a multimedia visual artist with roots in San Francisco’s Mission District. She is receiving a B.A. with Honors in Art Practice and Psychology from Stanford University in 2023. Ibarra has been awarded both Stanford’s Chappell Lougee Grant and the Major Grant for her collections of visual art and poetry, The Barrio Romantic and Chasing the Colibri.
Andreea Jitaru is a Romanian sculptor and print artist from Chișinău, Moldova, working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is receiving a B.A. in Art Practice in 2023 and a M.S. in Computer Science in 2025 from Stanford University. She has exhibited at Mohr Gallery and SOMArts. She tackles themes of cultural and personal identity, ethnic genocide, and resistance to Russian imperialism and colonialism. Her work is grounded in the intergenerational storytelling of traditional craft.
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Sarah Panzer is a visual artist primarily working in film photography and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. They received a B.A. in Honors in Art Practice from Stanford University in 2023. Through their work, they interrogate gender, sexuality, identity, and visibility, in the context of queerness, whiteness, violence, vulnerability, mental illness, longing, and belonging.
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 5:00pm*
*The exhibition will be open for limited hours on commencement day, Sunday June 18th.
Curated By: Terry Berlier
Installation: May 22 - 26, Deinstallation: June 19
Coulter Art Gallery is located at 355 Roth Way, in the McMurtry Building of the Stanford campus. Visitor parking is free all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and hop on the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.
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