University of South Florida home page

institute for research in art

Current Exhibition

MFA 2014

 

Irreconcilable Differences:
MFA 2014 Graduation Exhibition

March 28 – May 3, 2014
USF Contemporary Art Museum

USFCAM hosts this annual exhibition featuring Master’s research projects by MFA Candidates in the School of Art and Art History. This years artists include John Allen, Emily Elliott, Corbett Fogue, Jennifer Greenwell, Johanna Keefe, Briana Phelps, Mikaela Raquel Williams and Janelle Wisehart.

Invite pdf | Catalogue pdf


Currently On View at Tampa Museum of Art
Co-Organized by USFCAM

Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF

February 1 – May 18, 2014
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza
This is a ticketed event. Visit Tampa Museum's website for hours and admission pricing.

This exhibition of Graphicstudio editions is organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and presented by the Tampa Museum of Art.

 


Past Exhibitions | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 |1997 | 1996 |1995 |1994 |1993 |1992 |1991 |1990 |1989 |1988

2014

 


Ramón Esono Ebalé, Untitled from BOZALES, 2009.

CAM@25: Social Engagement

January 17 – March 8, 2014
USF Contemporary Art Museum

The USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with CAM@25: Social Engagement to highlight its history of bringing artists, and the practice of making contemporary art, to the Tampa Bay community. This selection of installations serves to mark CAM’s extensive history of exhibitions, commissions and collaborations with artists whose practices and projects embrace an ethos of responsible social meaning, purpose and motivation in the public sphere. Artists include Los Carpinteros, Pedro Reyes (Mexico), and Janaina Tschäpe (Brazil/Germany).

Los Carpinteros (Havana/Madrid) have collaborated with the USF Institute for Research in Art for nearly a decade, producing two and three-dimensional works while in residence at Graphicstudio as well as the exhibition Inventing the World, organized by CAM in 2005. For Social Engagement, CAM will reveal Los Carpinteros’ newly conserved and fabricated work, Transportable City, 2000. This seminal installation from USFCAM’s collection will be sited outdoors on grounds surrounding the Museum and illuminated at night. Ten three-quarter scale canvas structures—Apartment Building, Capitol, Church, Factory, Hospital, Lighthouse, Military, Prison, University, and Warehouse—are representative of everyday buildings that compose a larger whole. In addition, Conga Irreversible, a 2013 video, will be projected inside the Museum.

Download a map of Los Carpinteros Transportable City on museum grounds pdf

Imagine, 2012, a sculptural installation by Pedro Reyes, is a social/political statement on contemporary society and our responsibilities toward it. His projects serve as catalysts for communal and psychological transformation, encouraging group interaction and creativity, and poignant reminders of the consequences of inaction and apathy. The installation includes musical instruments created from firearms—including revolvers, shotguns and machine guns—crushed by tanks and steamrollers to render them useless. These were offered to the artist by the Mexican government following their confiscation and subsequent public destruction in the city of Ciudad Juarez. Reyes will be in residence at CAM to participate in a live performance of the instruments in conjunction with a Legislative Theatre Workshop with students from the community and from USF Theatre/Dance and Music.

Janaina Tschäpe returns to CAM with a new configuration of her video installation Blood, Sea, commissioned by USFCAM in 2004 and filmed at Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs. Tschäpe is a prolific mixed media artist with an international presence whose work blends mythology—evoked by the mermaids of Blood, Sea—with other spiritual and cultural influences from her complex German-Brazillian heritage. For CAM@25, Tschäpe will also create a new mixed media installation that includes sections from templates used in the print editions she has developed while in residence at Graphicstudio.

Art in the News, installed in the Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt Lobby Gallery for CAM@25, was a yearlong exhibition of artworks conceived for the context of a daily newspaper. Demonstrating CAM’s commitment to social engagement, Art in the News took the form of a full newspaper page designed by an artist in consultation with CAM staff, and distributed via The Tampa Tribune to 330,000 subscribers once per month on Sundays during 1999. Following each publication, the artist traveled to Tampa to give a public presentation about his or her work at the Tampa Museum of Art. The project featured, in order of publication, artists William Wegman, Lucy Orta, Matthew Barney, Leslie Lerner, The Art Guys, Allan McCollum, Ed Paschke, Andrea Zittel, Keith Edmier, Lorna Simpson, Mariko Mori and Mark Mothersbaugh. In 2000, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, acquired Art in the News for its permanent collection.

CAM@25 is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners, and ARTE: Tampa Bay’s Festival of the Americas. Conservation of the Los Carpinteros project generously provided by the Knox Family Foundation. The Pedro Reyes project is supported in part by a grant from the USF College of The Arts (Funding generously provided by the Arnold and Louise Kotler Memorial Endowment and the Macy’s Distinguished Artist Fund). Energy efficient lighting in USFCAM galleries is made possible in part by a grant from the USF Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF).

Press Release pdf | Exhibition brochure pdf

PRESS:

CAM@25: A social function
Creative Loafing - January 15, 2014

University Beat Radio | News Story
WUSF - January 22, 2014

Artist Transforms Guns To Make Music — Literally
NPR - January 25, 2014

USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates with 'Social Engagement'
Tampa Bay Times - January 29, 2014

The Gun Report
NYTimes.com - January 29, 2014

La ciudad de la furia artística (pdf)
CENTRO Tampa - 31 ENERO

2013

 


Ramón Esono Ebalé, Untitled from BOZALES, 2009.

SubRosa: The Language of Resistance

August 26 – December 7, 2013
USF Contemporary Art Museum

SubRosa examines the language of art across continents and cultures in response to social, political, and environmental repression. Sometimes covertly and dangerously, the artists in SubRosa share a desire to question dominant political systems and the cultural status quo. Artists include Ai Weiwei (China), Ramón Esono Ebalé (Equatorial Guinea), Barbad Golshiri (Iran), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), Zanele Muholi (South Africa), and José Toirac and Meira Marrero (Cuba). Curated by Noel Smith; Organized by USFCAM; Made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and supported by the USF Institute on Black Life and EG Justice.

Download Invite pdf
Download Exhibition Brochure pdf

SubRosa is also the basis for the latest edition of InsideART, our free web-based visual literacy program integrating secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.

Access InsideART SubRosa edition | Explore other InsideART edition


MEgan Hildebrandt Counting Radiation

Megan Hildebrandt: Counting Radiation

March 5 - September 15, 2013
Moffitt Cancer Center
Vincent A. Stabile Research Building Atrium

Megan Hildebrandt: Counting Radiation showcases 19 large-scale, ink and graphite on paper drawings by Hildebrandt that explore her experience battling cancer. Using tally marks, Hildebrandt creates a visual meditation on the meaning of time for cancer patients as they endure the seemingly endless waiting required by chemotherapy, CT scans and remission, and adapt to a life redefined by numbers (weight loss or gain, blood pressure, treatment hours, radiation exposure). “I use tally marks to evoke time and memory as landscape,” Hildebrandt says. “To repeat a tally mark is to move a step further toward taming my history and future. I am tallying my past and future, drawing a desert that shifts perspectives, a landscape that rolls, tumbles, and caves in.”


Cuban Video

Occupying, Building, Thinking: Poetic and Discursive Perspectives on Contemporary Cuban Video Art (1990-2010)

June 7 – August 3, 2013
USF Contemporary Art Museum

This exhibition of videos by Cuban artists working worldwide invites contemplation of what it means to occupy (a home, a plot of land, a city, a society…) and the relationship between occupying and building and the concept of the work of art in today’s global culture. Three interconnected segments pose the question of how to reinvent a language for imagining what is public, private and intimate in a culture like Cuba’s, where civil society has been supplanted by the State. Concept and Video Curation by Dennys Matos; Exhibition Curated by Noel Smith; Environment by Vanessa Diaz; Organized by USFCAM.

Download Brochure pdf
Download Invite pdf


Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson: Form of Absence
x-rays | paintings | reliquaries

June 7 – August 3, 2013
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Paul O. Robinson is an artist and architect living and teaching in Ljubljana, Slovenia, whose research concerns transformative methods of representation using artifactual and indexial sources. Form of Absence references the work of the Slovene architect Jože Pležnik, known for his abstracted classical forms built in Prague, Vienna and throughout Slovenia. The exhibition proposes that the accessible evidence found in the aftermath of occupation is not always what it seems. Project curated by Robert MacLeod, USF Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Community Design; organized by USFCAM.

Download Invite pdf


Bill Vorn, Hysterical Machines, 2006

We Didn't Come Here to Make Friends:
2013 MFA Graduation Exhibition

April 5 – May 4, 2013

The USF Contemporary Art Museum hosts this annual exhibition featuring Master’s research projects by MFA Candidates in the School of Art and Art History. This exhibition provides an opportunity for graduate students to have their work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment. Artists include Felici Asteinza, Jaime Bird, Michael Covello, Rick Dailey, Vanessa Diaz, Stephen John Ellis, Adam W. Hill, Reiko Kawahara, Sarah Krupp, Chalice Mitchell, Desireé Moore, Kale Roberts, and Selina Roman.

Download Invite pdf


Bill Vorn, Hysterical Machines, 2006

Open Score
January 18 – March 9, 2013

Open Score pays homage to artist Robert Rauschenberg and the first in the series of groundbreaking performance art presentations he titled 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, held in 1966 at the Armory in New York City. With its emphasis on the technological aspects of new media, Open Score examines the possibilities these technologies offer as tools for the poetic transformation of reality and the approach to forms of expression in art and daily life. Participating artists include Ingrid Bachmann and Bill Vorn (Canada); Patricia Clark and Barry Moon (USA); Luis Gómez, Antonio Gómez Margolles, and Levi Orta (Cuba); Camilo Martínez and Gabriel Zea (Colombia); and Mariano Sardón (Argentina). Initially curated by Luis Gómez and Dannys Montes de Oca for the 11th Biennial in Havana, Cuba, the Open Score project in the USA is curated by Noel Smith, IRA Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, in collaboration with Gómez and Montes de Oca, and is organized by USFCAM. Open Score is supported in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Download Brochure pdf
Download Invite pdf
Download Press Release pdf


2012

 


Copyright Andy Warhol

The Andy Warhol Legacy Project
August 20 – December 15, 2012

The Andy Warhol Legacy Project is an exhibition of 106 Polaroids and 50 gelatin silver prints the USF Contemporary Art Museum received in 2008 as a gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The portraits, celebrity snapshots, couples, nudes, painting ideas, party photos, still lifes, and outdoor scenes that make up the gift demonstrate the range of Warhol’s interests.

 

Ryan McGinley Luz, 2010

The Importance of Being Photographed
August 20 – December 15, 2012

The Importance of Being Photographed takes its cue from the gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Oscar Wilde’s seminal play “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Although separated by an ocean and almost a century, both Warhol and Wilde were interested in examining celebrity, beauty, sexuality, privacy, and despair. The American photographers in this exhibition continue to examine those themes, often revealing a rapport between the artist and his or her subject. Artists include: Tina Barney, Dawoud Bey, Katy Grannan, Jason Lazarus, Malerie Marder, Ryan McGinley, Catherine Opie, and Alec Soth. The Importance of Being Photographed is curated by Jane Simon, USFCAM Curator, and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Download Invite pdf
Download Brochure pdf
Download Press Release pdf


In Residence

In Residence
June 4 – August 4, 2012

In Residence brings together the work of four Miami-based artists—Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Naomi Fisher, Christy Gast, and Samantha Salzinger—who focus artistic inquiries on the contested space between the natural and the built environment. For decades, Miami has been the site of tremendous speculative real estate development, but it is also the southern edge of the famed Florida Everglades, a unique geography and the focus of a vast reclamation project. These artists fold the world around them into complex examinations of the history of art and an evolving understanding of landscape. In Residence is curated by Jane Simon, USFCAM Curator, and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Download Invite pdf
Download Exhibition Brochure pdf


MFAs 2012

Sand in the Vacuum:
MFA 2012 Graduation Exhibition

March 30 – May 5, 2012

The exhibition features Master’s research project work by Master of Fine Art candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History, and provides an opportunity to have their work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment. Artists include Biff Bolen, Megan Hildebrandt, Jay Hollick, Sarah Kelly, Shane M. Maberry, Forrest MacDonald, Cynthia Mason, Taylor Pilote, Scott Rosenberg, and Serhat Tanyolacar.

Download Invite pdf
Download Catalogue pdf


David Lamelas

Mark Dion: Troubleshooting
January 13 – March 3, 2012

For decades, Mark Dion has created drawings, prints, cabinets of curiosity, archaeological digs, and sprawling installations about the discrepancy between perceived knowledge and scientific inquiry, between common perception and advanced research. His works have addressed famous intellectuals in history, such as William Bartram, as well as important social and environmental sites, most recently the fragile Florida Everglades. Mark Dion: Troubleshooting is a focused survey of his most ecologically-themed works. Organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Download Press Release PDF
Download Exhibition Brochure PDF
Download Invite PDF


2011

 


David Lamelas

The Talent Show

September 30 – December 10, 2011
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Download Press Release PDF
Download Invite PDF
Download Handout PDF

The Talent Show explores the competing desires of notoriety and privacy, and the evolving relationship between artists and audiences in our culture of reality television and Web-based social media. For almost half a century, artists have modeled and exploited these desires and dramatized the complex dynamics that surround them, often engaging people to participate in their work—both with and without their knowledge. Artists include: Stanley Brouwn, Chris Burden, Sophie Calle, Peter Campus, Graciela Carnevale, Phil Collins, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Tehching Hsieh, David Lamelas, Piero Manzoni, Adrian Piper, Amie Siegel, John Smith, Andy Warhol, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke, Shizuka Yokomizo, and Carey Young. The Talent Show is organized by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and is made possible by generous support from the David Teiger Foundation and Ann M. Hatch. The exhibition is curated by Peter Eleey.


Starting Fires

Stagecraft: Brian Bress, Deville Cohen, Kate Gilmore, Mary Reid Kelley

June 10 – September 10, 2011
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Download Press Release PDF
Download Exhibition Brochure PDF

Stagecraft brings together a group of artists who share an impulse to re-imagine and re-script our relationships to everyday objects and characters. Working with a do-it-yourself directness across the fields of sculpture, theater, performance, cinematography and animation, the artists in Stagecraft delve into absurdity to make the familiar strange once again. In the process, they present us with a skillful meditation on art-making itself. Curated by David Louis Norr; organized by USFCAM.


Starting Fires

STARTING FIRES
2011 MFA Graduation Exhibition

April 1 – May 7, 2011
USF Contemporary Art Museum

This annual exhibition featuring Master’s Final Project works by MFA Candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History provides an opportunity for graduate students to have their work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment. This year's class includes: Robb Fladry, Ryan Foster, Zak Hemsteger, Lin Li, Francis Marquez, Justin Martin, Bruce Monroe, Daniel Moore, Ellen Mueller, Chris Otten and Jordi Williams.


It Takes Two

Trenton Doyle Hancock:
WE DONE ALL WE COULD
AND NONE OF IT'S GOOD

Janaury 14 – March 10, 2011
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Internationally acclaimed Texas-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock is best known for his ongoing narrative and theatrical installations that thrust the viewer literally and figuratively into his personal, idiosyncratic, and, at times, heretical weave of words and images. This exhibition features new and selected works executed across a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. The exhibition also highlights a commissioned wall drawing.

Curated by David Louis Norr, IRA Chief Curator; Organized and circulated by USFCAM. Project is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nimoy Foundation, and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners.


2010

 

 


Saving Time

Carlos Garaicoa: La enmienda que hay en mí (Making Amends)

August 23 – December 11, 2010
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Inspired by the architecture and culture of his native Havana, Carlos Garaicoa explores issues relevant to contemporary society including urbanism, politics, history and human rights. He uses a variety of materials and techniques that incorporate drawing, photography, sculpture and text in dramatic, large-scale installations as well as precious miniatures. Garaicoa was born in Havana in 1967 and currently lives and works between Havana and Madrid.

Co-curated by Noel Smith, IRA Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, and Corina Matamoros, Curator of Contemporary Cuban Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. Organized by USFCAM, and available for travel. Carlos Garaicoa is supported, in part, by the SEA Foundation, Inc., the USF Cuban American Student Association (CASA), and the USF Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC).


Broadcast

Broadcast

June 4 – August 7, 2010
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Broadcast explores ways in which artists since the late 1960s have engaged, critiqued, and inserted themselves into official channels of broadcast television and radio. The exhibition features works in a variety of media by an international group of artists: Dara Birnbaum, Chris Burden, Gregory Green, Doug Hall, Chip Lord and Jody Procter, Christian Jankowski, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, neurotransmitter, Antonio Muntadas, Nam June Paik, TVTV/Top Value Television and Siebren Versteeg.

Broadcast is a traveling exhibition co-organized by the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, and iCI (Independent Curators International), New York, and circulated by iCI. The guest curator is Irene Hofmann. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with support from the iCI Exhibition Partners.


Rouse

ROUSE: MFA Graduation Exhibition 2010

March 26 – May 8, 2010
USF Contemporary Art Museum

The exhibition features artworks in a variety of media that reflect the research interests of these seven graduating MFA candidates from the School of Art and Art History: Ariel Baron-Robbins, Toni Danette Billick, Maxim Maximovitch, Andrew Nigon, Victoria Lee Skelly, Stead Thomas, and Carmen Tiffany.

See the Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


2009

 


Blind Landscape

New Weather
Diana Al-Hadid, Robyn O’Neil and Iva Gueorguieva

November 6, 2009 – March 6, 2010
USF Contemporary Art Museum

New Weather brings together the monumental sculptures of Diana Al-Hadid, the turbulent paintings of Iva Gueorguieva, and the enigmatic drawings of Robyn O’Neil. Their works explore the atmospheres and forces, which characterize our time, presenting us with an apt metaphor for the unpredictability of a rapidly changing world. Curated by IRA Chief Curator David Louis Norr; organized by USFCAM.

See the Symposium at our Media Gallery


Blind Landscape

Teresita Fernández: Blind Landscape

August 17 – October 10, 2009
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Fernández is internationally known for her immersive installations and evocative large-scale sculptures that address space, light, and the perception of change. The exhibition will present a spectrum of the artist's most recent and ambitious projects. Curated by IRA Chief Curator David Norr; Organized and traveled by USFCAM.

See the Walkthrough, Artist Talk, and other documentation at our Media Gallery


Museum at Work

Museum at Work

May 18 – July 15, 2009
USFCAM East Gallery

What do museums do behind closed doors? Visit CAM this summer when the museum opens its doors to the public to see the process for photographing and documenting the collection with Peter Foe, Curator of the Collection. See what really happens, participate in the project and explore the collection online at CAM’s Collection kiosk.

See the Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Sixty Minutes

SIXTY MINUTES

May 18 – July 2, 2009
USFCAM West Gallery

The program features videos by artists Olaf Breuning, Kate Gilmore, Luis Gispert, and William Villalongo, alongside interview based profiles with each artist. SIXTY MINUTES is conceived to expose the diversity and complexity of artists’ process and provide an inspiring critical space to research, analyze and debate contexts for practice now and in the future. Sixty Minutes is curated by David Norr, Chief Curator for the Institute.

See the Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Reiterer

CLOSURE: 2009 MFA Graduation Exhibition

March 30 – May 2, 2009
USFCAM

The exhibition features Master’s research project work by Master of Fine Art candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History. This exhibition gives the graduating students an opportunity to have their work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment.

Artists include Kimberly Adams, Jeremy Chandler, April Childers, Rebecca Flanders, Chad Harmon, Shane Hoffman, Lauren Howard, James Reiman, Ivan Reyes-Garcia, Marta Slaughter, Jonathan Vaughan and Wesley Wetherington.

See the Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Reiterer

Werner Reiterer: Raw Loop

January 9 – March 7, 2009
USFCAM East Gallery

Raw Loop is the first US solo exhibition of works by Austrian artist Werner Reiterer. The exhibition features drawings, objects and participatory installations that engage the viewer in a re-examination of everyday experience that makes us think and often smile. Curated by Julien Robson, Speed Art Museum. Organized by the consortium of participating institutions, including USFCAM.

Reviews:
ARTforum.com Critic's Picks by Gregg Perkins
St. Petersburg Times by Lennie Bennett
Creative Loafing by Megan Voeller

See the Walkthrough and Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


Condon

Faculty Focus:
Neil Bender, Elisabeth Condon and Cesar Cornejo

January 9 – March 7, 2009
USFCAM West Gallery

The Faculty Focus exhibition series highlights the recent work of artists on the studio faculty from the USF School of Art and Art History.

See the Walkthrough and Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


2008

 


Audience & Avatar - Phillip Toledano

Audience & Avatar

October 24 – December 13, 2008
USFCAM East Gallery

Audience & Avatar brings together an international group of artists who explore diverse ways in which videogames, game culture, technology and psychology influence participation of the viewer in art. Artists include: John Paul Bichard, Damiano Colacito, Jon Haddock, Eva and Franco Mattes (a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG), Eddo Stern and Phillip Toledano. Curated by Don Fuller and organized by CAM.

See the Walkthrough and Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


Brody Condon Default Properties

Brody Condon: Modifications

October 24 – December 13, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery

Brody Condon is a New York-based artist who uses game development tools, online games, sculpture, live performers and found footage as performance surrogates blurring the boundary between fantasy and reality. For his project gallery Modifications in Audience & Avatar he uses game technology to re-imagine late medieval religious paintings into self-running games simultaneously implying and denying interaction.

See the Walkthrough and Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


MashUp

MashUp

August 25 – October 4, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery

MashUp is a group exhibition that traces the history of destruction as a creative force in visual art, and its resonance in the mass culture realm of popular music. Inflicting damage for audio effect and visual ends, MashUp features newly commissioned installations by artists Pedro Reyes and Ted Riederer—plus, an historical array of art and artifacts dating from the 1960s-on by Czech Fluxus “Broken Music” pioneer Milan Knížák, The Art Guys, Christian Marclay and The Plasmatics. Guest Curated by Jade Dellinger, and organized by CAM.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


MFA 2008

Torolab: One Degree Celsius

August 25 – October 4, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery

One Degree Celsius is part a series of projects called Molecular Urbanism developed by Torolab, a Tijuana-based consortium of artists, architects and designers. For USFCAM the artist collective morphs the gallery space into an actual proposal and a laboratory for creative experiments investigating the multiple uses of a garden. The exhibition includes drawn proposals for large-scale architectural interventions (on the USF campus and downtown Tampa), displayed with functional sculptural elements. This commissioned museum installation is staged in conjunction with the colloquium Art as a Catalyst for Social Transformation and Film Screenings: Socially-Engaged Artistic Practices. Curated by Izabel Galliera.

See the Walkthrough and Colloquium at our Media Gallery


Rauschenberg Bamhue detail

Rauschenberg: USF

June 20 – August 1, 2008
USFCAM East Gallery

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) created over 50 editions of prints, sculptures and photographs with USF’s Graphicstudio from 1972 through 1987. The exhibition includes selected works from USF and area collectors.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Roger Palmer: In Dog Light

Roger Palmer: In Dog Light

June 20 – August 1, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery

Roger Palmer: In Dog Light is an exhibition of selected drawings (2003–2008) by Tampa-based artist Roger Palmer. Palmer’s brush, wash and ink drawings are darkly humorous meditations on humanity’s foibles and actualities. Anthropomorphic animals, local flora and fauna and technologies of modern man such as cannons and fire trucks unfold in pure-pigment amalgamations of word and image. Curated by David Norr.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


MFA 2008

2008 USF School of Art and Art History MFA Graduation Exhibition

April 25 – May 24, 2008
USFCAM East Gallery

The USF Contemporary Art Museum will host an exhibition featuring Master’s theses work by MFA Candidates in the School of Art and Art History. This exhibition will give the graduating students an opportunity to have their theses work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment.


Student Show

Impact Sight: Cameron Gainer

April 25 – May 24, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery
May 4 – May 24, 2008
USF Botanical Gardens and USF Riverfront Park

Cameron Gainer is a New York-based artist whose work explores the presence and power of photography in contemporary culture, particularly how a photograph can catalyze belief and disbelief. The exhibition brings together three large-scale sculptural works including a new commission on view at CAM, and installations at the USF Botanical Gardens and USF Riverfront Park. The two outdoor works are based on 20th century alleged hoaxes that Gainer sites and models from photographic sources; often the only form of evidence that sightings actually occurred.


Student Show

Moving Thought

April 25 – May 24, 2008
USFCAM Bookstore and USF Library Special Collections

Moving Thought is an art bookmobile project by the graduate students of the USF School of Art and Art History.


Student Show

32nd Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

March 24 – April 18, 2008

Each year a nationally recognized juror (critic, artist, curator) selects the works and designates the scholarship awards donated by area corporations, cultural institutions and private patrons. This year's juror is Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, New York City.


Stackhouse

Robert Stackhouse: Editions Archive

January 11 – February 23, 2008

In 1993, distinguished USF alumnus and artist Robert Stackhouse designated USF Contemporary Art Museum as the archive for his editioned works. USFCAM celebrates this gift with the publication of a catalogue for the Robert Stackhouse Editions Archive and an exhibition of work selected from the archive. This exhibition explores the evolution of Stackhouse’s work from his first print to the most recent editions, his relationship with various print workshops and the interaction across media of his prints, paintings and sculpture. Curated by Peter Foe and organized by the USFCAM.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Weitz Member 1

Everyday Atrocities

January 11 – February 23, 2008

Faculty Focus Exhibition: John Byrd, Gregory Green and Julie Weitz use painting, sculpture and installation to explore themes and the aesthetics of violence, danger and empowerment embedded in politics and popular culture.

See the Walkthrough and Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


2007

 


Homing Devices

Homing Devices

October 26 – December 15, 2007

Homing Devices is a group exhibition that considers the way contemporary Latin American and Caribbean sculptors—who may live and work anywhere in the world—approach the idea of home in context of increasing globalization, mobility, exile and migration in the Americas. By including works that are accented but not defined or delimited by cultural, geographical, and national boundaries, the exhibition considers the vital question of how art and artists preserve their identity within a global landscape.

See the Walkthrough and Symposium at our Media Gallery


Licha-Elsewhere

Elsewhere

August 27 – October 13, 2007

Elsewhere explores the familiar and often tragic theme of the quest. The artists included in this exhibition embark upon quixotic adventures to both real and imagined places - at times edging on the ridiculous, treacherous, and sublime. Pulling from sources as varied as Victorian expeditions, romantic tourism, travel literature, and Hollywood films, the artists in Elsewhere blend documentary styles with found footage, tableaux, and performance into potent mixtures of fact, fantasy, and feeling. To this end, they employ strategies of displacement, re-enactment, and repetition in an effort to erode the temporal boundaries implicit to existing representations of histories, identities, and geographies.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


StereoVision

June 15 – August 4, 2007

StereoVision, an interdisciplinary museum project, gazes simultaneously at the past, present and future as it proposes a glimpse at ways art and technology shape our vision and perception. Stereographs, a 19th century groundbreaking historical antecedent of virtual reality, are joined with contemporary works that make use of perspective, features of virtual reality and immersive environments to probe and disturb our normative visual, auditory, and kinetic perceptive experiences.

See the Walkthrough and Symposium at our Media Gallery


MFA exhibition

USF School of Art & Art History
MFA Graduation Exhibition

April 27 – May 25, 2007

This premiere of the Master of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition at the USF Contemporary Art Museum features diverse artworks by twelve artists from the nationally ranked studio art program at USF.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Student Show

31st Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

March 23 – April 6, 2007

Each year, a nationally recognized juror (critic, artist, curator) selects the works and designates the scholarship awards, which are donated by area corporations, cultural institutions and private patrons. Past jurors include notables Marcia Tucker, Roberta Smith, Sue Coe, The Guerilla Girls, The Art Guys, Elyse Goldberg and Jerry Saltz. We are pleased to have exiled Haitian painter and sculptor Edouard Duval-Carrié as the juror for the 31st Student Exhibition.


Trisha Briown

Trisha Brown: Drawing on Land and Air

January 12 – March 3, 2007

The Trisha Brown Dance Company has presented the work of its legendary artistic director for 35 years. In addition to dance, Brown is known for her work in the visual arts, including improvisational works combining dance and drawing, and collaborations with artists including Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Laurie Anderson and Terry Winters. Trisha Brown: Drawing on Land and Air will present Brown’s new improvisational drawings, a selection of collaborative works with artists, and new prints commissioned by Graphicstudio.

See the Walkthrough and Symposium at our Media Gallery


2006

 


Berni Searle

Berni Searle: Approach

October 27 – December 16, 2006

South African artist Berni Searle, whose work was included in the group exhibition with eight contemporaries in 2002 at USF CAM, The Field’s Edge: Africa / Diaspora / Lens, will be in residence at Graphicstudio to create a newly commissioned work for her solo exhibition. Searle, known for her performances, photography and video work, addresses issues of race, gender and social history, came to the public’s attention in 1997 with an installation that was an important component at the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, based at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, where she lives and works. Searle creates noteworthy projects that serve as a continuing series of ongoing explorations of identity and self-representation.

See the Walkthrough and Symposium at our Media Gallery


Self Portrait

Vik Muniz: Reflex

July 7 – October 7, 2006

Since the mid-1990s, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has been making an international impact with his photographs documenting images he has made in an astonishing variety of non-art, often ephemeral materials, including dirt, sugar, wire, string, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, fake blood, color chips, the circular paper remnants made by hole punches, and diamonds. Muniz’ images are at once familiar—they are often of recognizable news images, works from art history, or well-known personages—and alien: after an initial moment or recognition, it quickly becomes clear that these images are not what they first seemed.

See the Walkthrough and Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


30th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

April 7 – May 26, 2006

Each year, a nationally recognized juror (critic, artist, curator) selects the works and designates the scholarship awards, which are donated by area corporations, cultural institutions and private patrons. This year artist Claudi X. Valdeswill will juror and give a talk. Past jurors include notables Marcia Tucker, Roberta Smith, Sue Coe, The Guerilla Girls, The Art Guys, Elyse Goldberg and Jerry Saltz.


Dragon Veins

January 13 – March 11, 2006

Dragon Veins surveys a variety of ways in which traditional East Asian art informs contemporary painting. The twelve artists idiosyncratically mine East Asian traditions of Chinese landscape painting, Buddhism, ukiyo-e, emaki, bunraku, nihon-ga and kazari, intermixing them with current political events, hip-hop culture, geological maps, modernist abstraction, bodily experience, Dr. Seuss, anime, Post-Impressionism and more.


2005

 


Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture

November 4 – December 17, 2005

Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture is an exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists that have emerged from aspects of street culture loosely organized around the subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk, and hip-hop in urban U.S. cities. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, film, video and performance by thirty individuals who have emerged over the last decade.

See the Symposium at our Media Gallery


AudioFiles

September 9 – October 21, 2005

AudioFiles brings together converging elements of the spectrum of Sound Art. Artists Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Christian Marclay and Stephen Vitiello create three individually engaging and enigmatic sonic installations, which defy convention and resist categorization. The exhibit represents an emerging and provocative art form by drawing connections between artist modalities and experimental media.

See the Walkthrough and Symposium at our Media Gallery


Los Carpinteros: Inventing the World

April 8 – July 15, 2005

Los Carpinteros: Inventing the World is the first major museum exhibition to survey the work of the Cuban collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters). This mid-career retrospective will include a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, installations and sculptures, and be a significant part of the ARTE celebration of Latin American and Caribbean cultures being hosted by the city of Tampa, the USF College of The Arts, and other cultural institutions.

See the Walkthrough and Symposium at our Media Gallery


29th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

March 14 – March 26, 2005

This eagerly awaited exhibition features the work of undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Art & Art History, and is juried by a nationally recognized artist, curator, critic or museum professional. Works include a variety of media: ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and video. Awards for the students are provided by area corporations, cultural institutions and private patrons of the arts, and designated by the juror.


Alex Katz

January 18 – February 26, 2005

Through drawing, Katz first denotes that which he finds provocative. Then he builds upon his sketched lines through more steps that both enlarge and refine the line. The exhibition in the East Gallery is composed of cartoons and drawings, guest curated by Michael Klein. The West Gallery features a selection of related prints and paintings.


2004

 


USF School of Art & Art History Studio Faculty Exhibition

October 29 – December 18, 2004

The triennial USF School of Art & Art History Studio Faculty Exhibition provides faculty members time to develop new ideas and serves to showcase projects by new studio faculty. A diverse selection of work is represented: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, film, video, new media and performance projects.


Burt Barr: Solid Water

August 27 – October 9, 2004, East Gallery

New York based artist Burt Barr has been making video-works since the 80s. At CAM he will show a series of video projections, all with water as an element, produced from 1999–2004.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Janaina Tschäpe: Blood, Sea

August 27 – October 9, 2004, West Gallery

New York and Brazil based artist Janaina Tschäpe works in a variety of media including drawing, photography, film and installation. For CAM, Tschäpe developed a new high definition video installation filmed at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


For All the Wrong Reasons…

May 28 – July 17, 2004, East Gallery

This loosely defined group of area artists describes itself as an “uncomfortable alliance” – ambitious, obsessed, over-reaching, critical and self-effacing. Each member is engaged in radically different vocabularies and strategies – with a preoccupation of “badness”. The group’s sub-composition is made up of “the Fluff Constructivists” – Mikel Durlam, Ethan Kruszka and Jon Peterson; others include Matthew Guest, Rachel Hoffman and John McGrane.


Jose Marin

May 28 – July 17, 2004, West Gallery

Memorial exhibition of paintings by Jose Marin, USF School of Art Alumnus and one of the founders of the Tampa-based collaborative group, titanic anatomy, inc.


28th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

April 3 – May 1, 2004

For the 28th year, USF students are given the opportunity to enter their art in an exhibtion juried by Allan McCollum, an internationally known artist. Awards are donated by community businesses and museum supporters.


The Amazing & The Immutable

February 2, – March 12, 2004

This exhibition of photography relies on a number of sources, including works published by Graphicstudio, the collections of other cultural institutions and private individuals, most notably Tampa collector Dr. Robert Drapkin. Vintage and contemporary works will be installed together, exploring the history of photography. In conjunction with the USF CAM exhibition, Graphicstudio will house a didactic exhibit of the apparatus and methods involved in the fabrication and printing of photographs. Techniques represented include: ambrotype, tintype, albumen, salt, calotype, cyanotype, stereoscope in paper, tissue and glass, gum prints, and silver gelatin.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


DNA: Art & Science / Double Helix

Thursday, January 22, 2004, 7–9pm

The Institute for Research in Art and Office of Research at USF bring the arts and sciences together to celebrate research and the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA, with a special solo-night of projected images created by artists, scientists, architects and designers, featured throughout the USF CAM. The works from the exhibition will then be available online at www.usfcam.usf.edu. The exhibition is sponsored by the IRA and Office of Research; juried by Eduardo Kac.

See the Artist Talk at our Media Gallery


2003

 


Jim Campbell

November 21, 2003 – January 16, 2004

San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell comes from a technical background in engineering - he holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from MIT - and an artistic background in filmmaking. Campbell creates fascinating, interactive, electronic works and installations that involve the viewer and the viewer's response to a given situation.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Walk Ways

November 21, 2003 – January 16, 2004

Walk Ways brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists who have focused on the theme of walking, a purposeful or meandering activity that unites physical and mental freedom. Walking - like breathing - is a basic act which is its own expression. The 19 artists in this exhibition have used the walk as a means of exploring notions of work, leisure, politics, geography and identity. Informed by their own experiences as well as examples from literature and art history, these artists have created works about and by walking.


Trespassing: Houses X Artists

August 29 – October 17, 2003

Trespassing is an exhibition about house designs by nine contemporary artists in collaboration with the New York architectural firm, OpenOffice. The projects are presented through a variety of strategies including architectural models, text writings and interviews, conceptual sketches, digital media and partial and/or full-scale realizations.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Exeunt Omnes

May 24 – July 19, 2003

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the arts community are invited to gather for a rare event recognizing the accomplishments of the School of Art & Art History’s retiring faculty. With Exeunt Omnes — Latin for ‘all exit’, commonly used in theatre as a stage direction — we will be highlighting the historic contributions that Alan Eaker, Diane Elmeer, Chuck Fager, Bob Gelinas, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, Mernet Larsen, Bruce Marsh and Theo Wujcik, have made to the University of South Florida and people of the Tampa Bay area.


27th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

April 5– May 5, 2003

For the 27th year, USF students are given the opportunity to enter their art in an exhibtion juried by a nationally known gallerist, museum professional, or artist. Awards are donated by community businesses and museum supporters.


Unnaturally

January 18– March 15, 2003

UnNaturally features over 40 visually stunning works by fifteen artists who employ artificial materials to create simulations of nature that explore the frequently blurred boundary between culture and our environment. Traveled by ICI, New York.


2002

 


The Field's Edge: Africa, Diaspora, Lens

October 18 – December 21, 2002

The Field's Edge is a multimedia exhibition that explores the relationship between contemporary art and colonial ethnography, most notably the legacy of colonial ethnography on readings of contemporary art from Africa and the Diaspora. The visual exploration of this often contested relationship between art and ethnography focuses on major themes around the politics of narrative and domestic life.

Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the Rockefeller Foundation.


USF School of Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition

August 26 – October 5, 2002

Approximately every three years, the USF CAM hosts an exhibition of Art Department faculty work. This schedule allows faculty members to develop new ideas in anticipation of the show, and also serves to showcase projects by new studio faculty. A diverse selection of work is represented: painting, photography, print making, sculpture, ceramics, film, video as well as digital and new media projects.


Bandy: Sharon Engelstein & Aaron Parazette

May 24 – July 20, 2002

East Gallery

New project by USF Alumni Sharon Engelstein and Aaron Parazette, specifically designed for CAM. Engelstein, known for her "inflatable" sculptures will collaborate with Parazette, who creates colorful wall paintings, to produce an exciting installation.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery


Blip

May 24 – July 20, 2002

West Gallery

Houston-based artists Sharon Engelstein and Aaron Parazette will co-curate an exhibition that features the work of other Houston artists that share their ideas and working methodologies.


26th Annual Juried USF Student Exhibition

April 1 – May 6, 2002

A significant artist, curator or art critic will be invited to select works for the annual student show. Undergraduate and graduate students and the community have the opportunity to have their work evaluated by a visiting art professional.


Outside of the Box

January 12 – March 9, 2002

East Gallery

Outside of the Box features recent work by leading international artists who not only think differently about subject and content, but propose unconventional modes of presentation for their video-based art. These artists extend video beyond the television monitor and often outside of traditional exhibition spaces. Artists include: Ron Athey, Jim Campbell, Maria Marshall, Mariko Mori, Tony Oursler, Chris Cunningham, Wolfgang Staehle, Daniel Pflumm and Sam Taylor-Wood.


Carlos Amorales: Fighting Evil (with style)

January 12 – March 9, 2002

West Gallery

USF CAM is pleased to present a new video installation and public billboard project by Carlos Amorales: Fighting Evil (with style), based on the popular Lucha Libre (professional wrestling) of the artist's native Mexico. "Wherever Carlos Amorales is, there's name-calling, viscous threats, gambling, and bloodthirsty crowds all steeped with the anticipation of violence. And the gallery doors haven't even opened yet. Inside, Amorales is preparing his fight for justice."


2001

 


Lucy Orta: Nexus Architecture & Connector IV

October 27 – December 8, 2001

Orta's project for USF includes her collaborations with Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa and a new architectural infrastructure for a modular social space.

See the Exhibition Walkthrough at our Media Gallery

 


Never Never Land

September 1 – October 8, 2001

The Walt Disney Company has made a business of creating entertainment narratives and consumer desire since 1929. Its lexicon of popular icons, combined with fantasy spaces that make up the Disney theme parks, has become an entire vernacular culture. Disney has become synonymous with "American" culture. This exhibition featues the work of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds that reflect the effect of Disney's influence. As Disney continues to create fictional characters and places, the work of these 17 contemporary artists portray imaginary world and question the relationship of the real to the unreal.

The exhibition is curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Independent Curator and traveled by University Galleries of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.


Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island

May 18 – July 14, 2001

This fascinating exhibition presents the work of 16 Cuban artists of the 1990s who explore irony as a strategy for psychological survival and oblique commentary. Embedded in their art is the notion that when political and personal problems are inescapable, humor may be one of the few outlets for the frustration, and a practical means to maintain stability within a context that appears at times to be rules by irrationality. The works reflect various views of the 1959 revolution and the realities of life in Cuba under the United Sates embargo. The artists work speculates on Cuba's complex past, its cultural uniqueness as a nexus of African, European and Asian cultures and exemplifies the concept of inventando, the improvisation and creative resourcefulness required for everyday survival. The exhibition is curated by Marilyn Zeitlin, Director of Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, and traveled by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.


UNION

April 23 – May 6, 2001

Union is James Kevin Dowdee, Heather Cushman-Dowdee, Jason Irwin, Carole Loeffler, and Shane M. Richardson, Union is cohesive cell of current USF MFA students who address issues ranging from the spiritual to the political.


25th Annual Juried USF Student Exhibition

March 30 – April 20, 2001

Annual exhibition showcasing the work of graduate and undergraduate students in all media. The show is juried by a nationally recognized artist, critic, gallery or museum professional and is supported by the USF CAM, Art Department and the student organization, the Fine Arts Forum.


William Wegman: Fashion Photographseast gallery

Drawings, Photographs and Videos: 1970–2000 • west gallery

February 10 – March 17, 2001

William Wegman: Fashion Photographs is a solo exhibition featuring his famous Weimaraners, photographed in couture provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, curated by David Moos and Mary Dinaburg, organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art. Drawings, Photographs and Videos: 1970–2000 is a selection of the artist's videos, films, prints, photographs and drawings curated by Margaret Miller and Peter Foe, organized by University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.


Dreamtime, Our Time: The Eternal Circle

Fiona Foley: River of Corn, West Gallery

Aboriginal Bark Paintings and Native American Beadwork, East Gallery

January 12 – 27, 2001

USF CAM has commissioned a new installation by Australian Aboriginal artist Fiona Foley. Didactic exhibitions of traditional Aboriginal bark paintings and Native American beadwork and headdresses, on loan from private collections, will complement the project. The installation will serve as a performance site for guest dancers and musicians being produced by Gretchen Warren, USF Professor of Dance. The exhibition will be the starting point for twelve performances, which will move with the audience to the adjacent Theatre.


2000

 


Ed Ruscha: Editions 1959 – 1999

October 23 – December 23, 2000

Edward Ruscha has not only been an influential voice in post-war American Painting, but also one of contemporary art's most significant graphic arts. The Walker Art Center has organized a major exhibition of Ruscha's editions that include artist books and prints from 1962 through 1999. This exhibition will have particular resonance for the Tampa Bay community, as Ruscha was a featured guest artist with USF's fine art atelier Graphicstudio in 1970.


USF Collects

August 21 – September 29, 2000

The University of South Florida Art Collection features over 3,600 works, many of them by internationally renowned artists such as John Chamberlain, Roy Lichtenstein, Nancy Graves, James Rosenquist and Robert Rauschenberg. This exhibition will feature watershed works from the collection, as well as special works on loan by artists.


The Creeley Collaborations

May 22 – July 15, 2000

This exhibition of collaborative works by poet Robert Creeley and noted artists of our time affirms and celebrates the importance of cross-disciplinary art forms. The show features over sixty projects beginning in the 50s and ending up in 1997, in the form of prints, drawings, photographs, mixed-media works and books. The exhibition is organized by the Castellani Art Museum of Niagra University, New York.


24th Annual Juried USF Student Exhibition

March 24 – April 15, 2000

This annual exhibition of student work is very much anticipated and enjoyed by both the exhibiting artists and the community. The show provides an opportunity for student artists to have their work professionally presented within the Contemporary Art Museum. The show is juried by a nationally recognized artist, critic, gallery or museum professional, who is selected by students who are members of the Fine Arts student organization, the Fine Art Forum.


UltraLounge: The Return of Social Space, (With Cocktails)

January 14 – March 3, 2000

This exhibit was curated by Las Vegas-based art and culture critic Dave Hickey. Hickey selected eleven artists from the Las Vegas and Los Angeles communities to reclaim the puritanical exhibition space of a museum as a "social space"–space where people might actually enjoy spending time and being together. The iconography of this reclamation is derived from post hip-hop lounge culture, with its infrastructure of raves, clubs, bands, net sites and 'zines. Artists include: Jane Callister, Phil Argent, Tim Bavington (Britain); Christine Seimens, Wayne Littlejohn (Canada); Yek Wong (Singapore); Aaron Baker, Cynthia Chan, Jack Hallberg, Jennifer Steinkamp and Mary Warner (United States).

catalogue available


1999

 


USF Art Department Faculty and Alumni Exhibitions

October 29 – November 29, 1999

The USF CAM is pleased to host concurrent exhibitions of recent works by USF Art Department studio faculty and selected Art Department Alumni. A diverse selection of work will be represented: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and video, as well as digital and new media projects.


AMNESIA: Contemporary South American Art

August 23 – October 16, 1999

This exciting exhibition represents 16 artists from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia and Venezuela that explore current artistic, political and cultural discourses taking place in South America. Curated by Christopher Grimes of Los Angeles, the show will also consider the idea of South America as a forgotten continent (as the title suggests) within the context of the Western art world, and how issues are still formed, shaped and processed through a colonial history.


Selections from the Rubell Family Collection

May 26 – July 24, 1999


Leslie Lerner: The Man with the Wooden Arm,
The Imagined City

March 19 – May 15, 1999

Sarasota-based artist Leslie Lerner will present a fascinating, multimedia exhibition that includes paintings, 3-dimensional architectural forms, prints and texts. Lerner's work is a series of complex, visual narratives that transport the viewer into an imaginary world full of both contemporary and historical references. His images are a montage of canonical pictorial sources that reference Dutch, French Rococo and American Realist paintings.


23rd Annual Juried USF Student Exhibition

March 19 – April 24, 1999

USF CAM is proud to host this annual exhibition of student works. Submissions in all media are welcome. Prize monies are contributed by community patrons and businesses.


Atelier van Lieshout

January 15 – February 27, 1999

An exhibition of new work by the Dutch Atelier van Lieshout organized by CAM Director Margaret Miller and New York-based independent curator Jade Dellinger. Joep van Lieshout applies a hybrid sensibility to his popular sculptures, blending a cool jumble of stream-lined, curvilinear molds with occasional dashes of wit.

catalogue available


Art In The News

January – December, 1999

ART IN THE NEWS was a year-long exhibition of artworks designed for the newspaper medium. The project was curated by Margaret Miller, Director of USF CAM and Jade Dellinger, Independent Curator. Twelve artists were invited to design a work to appear one Sunday a month from January to December, 1999. Artist's talks were scheduled in conjunction with each project.


1998

 


Allan McCollum: Petrified Lightning from Central Florida (With Supplimental Didactics)

October 23 – December 19, 1998

This show is the result of a collaboration between Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and USF CAM to organize and produce a major new exhibition by the reknowned American artist, Allan McCollum. CAM will present an installation of fulgurites (glass objects that are formed when lightning strikes and fuses sand), and MOSI will create a permanent exhibition on triggered lightning. Sponsored in part by The Arts Council of Hillsborough County and The Tampa Tribune.


Freeze Frame

August 24 – October 3, 1998

Freeze Frame features the work of 17 artists from Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Haiti, Venezuela and the United States. Selected by Viennese Curator Grita Insam, the works are based on classical cinema of various epochs, as well as experimental and documentary film.


(re) Mediation: The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking

August 24– October 10, 1998

Curated by USF CAM Director Margaret Miller and New York-based independent curator Jade Dellinger for the 1997 Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts in Slovenia, this exhibition returns to the U.S. for its American premier.


Jürgen Partenheimer: Songs and Other Lies

May 8 – July 24, 1998

This was the first major exhibition in the United States of lyrical, abstract watercolors and prints by this leading German artist. The exhibition, curated by USF CAM Director Margaret Miller, will be on display in CAM and at Graphicstudio/The Institute for Research in Art.

catalogue available


Harrison Covington: The Last Picture Show I

March 16 – May 1, 1998

An exhibition of works by Professor Emeritus Harrison Covington, former Dean of the USF College of Fine Arts.

catalogue available


22nd Annual Juried USF Student Exhibition

March 20 – April 18, 1998

USF CAM is proud to host this annual exhibition of student works. Submissions in all media are curated by New York-based Gallerist and Collector Todd Leven. Prize monies are contributed by community patrons and businesses.


Tim Rollins & K.O.S.: Kids Across Amerika

January 16 – March 3, 1998 - east gallery

Tim Rollins & K.O.S. emerged from a high school art education setting to establish themselves as an internationally renowned art group. This exhibit was held in conjunction with the dedication of the Tim Rollins & K.O.S. public art commission for USF's new College of Education building.


Layers: Between Science and the Imagination

January 10 – February 28, 1998 - west gallery

The five artists in this exhibition were commissioned to use their own vocabulary to translate the voices of their collaborators, elderly storytellers living in long term care facilities and aspiring young artists from local youth groups.


1997

 



 

Rogelio Lopez Cuenca: Read and Made: Contemporary Spanish Art

November 14 – December 20, 1997


 

Shouts From The Wall

November 8 – December 22, 1997


CROSS/ING: Time • Space • Movement

September 4 – October 18, 1997

An exciting exhibition of work by African artists practicing in the international contemporary art world. The show was organized by the Contemporary Art Museum in collaboration with the Museum of African American Art, Tampa.

catalogue available


 

Patrick Corillon: Osker Serti’s House

July 11 – August 16, 1997


 

Pop Art from the USF CAM Collection

May 1 – June 28, 1997

Curated by Max Valentonis


 

FOCI: Selections from the Martin Margulies Collection

March 8 – May 29, 1997


 

New Grounds: Prints and Multiples

January 17 – March 8, 1997

catalogue available


 

EK:KE Keith Edmier (Evel Knievel)

January 10 – February 28, 1997

catalogue available


1996

 


 

Architecture and Community Design

October 11 – December 20, 1996


 

USF Art Department Faculty Exhibition

October 4 – December 20, 1996


 

Peter Foe: Some People

September 6 – October 5, 1996

catalogue available


 

Content and Discontent in Today’s Photography

August 26 – September 20, 1996

catalogue available


 

Symbolized Signifier: Narrative Art from the Collection

July 8 – August 24, 1996


 

Two Cents: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kevin Young

July 1 – August 17, 1996


 

The 90s: Recent Donations to the Collection

April 30 – June 22, 1996


 

20th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 25 – May 4, 1996


 

Mark Stock: Paintings and Designs 1986-1996

March 11 – May 11, 1996


 

Perfect Speed

January 13 – February 24, 1996

catalogue available


1995

 


 

Use as Directed (#3): Basic Korean: Rainer Ganahl

November 10, 1995 – January 16, 1996


 

Use as Directed (#2): Ocean Mist: That’s Painting Productions: Bernard P. Brunon

November 18, 1995


 

Use as Directed (#1): Choose Your Destination: How To Get A Museum-Paid Vacation:Maurizio Cattelan

1995


 

RE:FAB Painting Abstracted, Fabricated and Revised

October 30 – December 27, 1995

catalogue available


 

Spirit Eyes, Human Hands: African Art from the Harn Museum, University of Florida

August 21 – October 14, 1995


 

L.C Armstrong

July 10 – August 26, 1995


 

Richard Tuttle: Renaissance Unframed

July 10 – August 18, 1995


 

LOGO NON LOGO

May 30 – July 29, 1995

catalogue available


 

Hollis Sigler

April, 1995


 

19th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 25 – April 22, 1995


 

Alfredo Jaar

January 13 – March 4, 1995


1994

 


 

A Collection of Maggots: George Pappas

October 10 – December 17, 1994



 

USF Faculty Exhibition

October 10 – December 17, 1994



 

Ciphers of Identity

August 17 – September 24, 1994

catalogue available



 

Translucent Writing

June 16 – July 19, 1994



 

Marie Jo Lafontaine

May 6 – July 22, 1994



 

18th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

MArch 25 – April 23, 1994



 

The Belgian Accident

January 14 – March 5, 1994

catalogue available


1993

 


 

The Scene of the Crime (Who’s Crime): Pepon Osorio

November 1 – December 22, 1993


 

House of the Caribbean: Antonio Martorell

November 1 – December 22, 1993


 

From Globe to Glove: Peter Weibel

August 23 – October 23, 1993


 

Robin Winters: Body Politic

May 14 – July 23, 1993


 

Regenerative Spirit

March 12 – April 23, 1993


 

Jenny Marketou: 114+114

March 5 – April 23


1992

 


 

Matt Mullican: World Frame

October 30, 1992 – January 9, 1993

catalogue available


 

17th Annual Juried USF Student Exhibition

September 11 – October 6, 1992


 

Prints Exhibition Exchange: Najing: College of Fine Arts

September 3 – October 4, 1992


 

New Acquisitions: USF Collections

July 6 – August 26, 1992


 

Tyler Turkle: Plastic Criteria

June 29 – August 28, 1992

catalogue available


 

Spanish Art / Approaching 1992

June 14 – August 30, 1992


 

Alfred Eisenstaedt

May 3 – June 13, 1992


 

USF Faculty Exhibition

April 3 – June 13, 1992


 

Ernie Cox

April 3 – April 25, 1992


 

Transparence/Transcendence

January 20 – March 14, 1992


1991

 


 

Elyn Zimmerman

November 2 – December 20, 1991

catalogue available


 

Robert Stackhouse: Soundless

November 2 – December 20, 1991

poster available


 

Trans-Positions & Sonia Delaunay

September 23 – October 19, 1991


 

Prints from Nanjing College of Fine Arts: Peoples Republic of China

September 3 – October 4, 1991


 

Frazione De Tempo

June – July, 1991


 

Unique

June 21 – August 2, 1991


 

Australian Contemporary Art

April 9 – May 26, 1991


 

Contemporary Moscow Artists: USSR Artists’ Guild

February 9 – March 31, 1991

catalogue available


 

USF Art Department and Museum Biennal

January – February, 1991


1990

 


 

Pat Steir

October 22 – December 21, 1990

catalogue available


 

David Baker

October 16 – November 25, 1990


 

15th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

August 28 – September 30, 1990


 

Selected USF Graduate and Alumni Works

June 26 – August 12, 1990


 

Selections from the John and Mable Ringling Museum

June 26 – August 12, 1990


 

Architecture/Environmental Sculpture Exhibition

June 12 – August 12, 1990


 

Nina Felshin

April 15 – May 25, 1990


 

Alumni Exhibition

February 12 – March 26, 1990


 

Selections from the Rivendell Collection

February 6 – June 1, 1990


1989

 


 

Telex. Iran: Portrait of a Country in Revolution

November 3 – December 17, 1989


 

Photography Exhibition

November 3 – November 17, 1989


 

Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition

September 24 – October 29, 1989


 

New Acquisitions

September 22 – October 22, 1989


 

14th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition

July 8 – September 17, 1989


 

Made in Florida

March 11 – June 18, 1989

catalogue available


 

Fischli/Weiss and James Casebere

January 14 – January 25, 1989


1988

 


 

Selections from the USF Collection

October 10 – December 3, 1988


 

James Rosenquist at USF

October 7 – December 3, 1988