What is Activist-Artist-in-Residence (AAIR)?
The Community Engagement Center and Pitzer Art Galleries invites one local activist-artist per academic year for the purpose of promoting interdisciplinary platforms of exchange—through facilitating dialogue, sharing knowledge and skills, and generating impactful experiences—throughout the Pitzer at large. Expected AAIR activities will include: creative and pedagogic engagement between an artist | activist and the Pitzer Community, collaboration with partners on campus (students, staff, and faculty), and community partners in the field, and acting as a resource for partnered academic courses at the college.

Rebecca Ustrell (she/her) is a Latinx Jewish graphic designer and journalist focusing on the art of print based out of Upland, CA. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Curious Publishing – a 100% artist-run non-profit publishing company which uplifts the voices of marginalized artists residing throughout Southern California. In addition to her role at Curious Publishing, she teaches self-publishing and zine-making for teens and adults as well as holds public speaking engagements which drive community involvement in literary arts. Her work focuses on archiving Queer, BIPOC, and neurodivergent artist perspectives in relation to their communities.


Join us as we invite this years AAIR for a campus meet and greet! If you are interested in collaborating with Rebecca or just learning how to get involved in the programming this year, stop by the Scott Hall Lobby!

Wednesday, September 6th from 2pm-4pm


Are you a faculty member interested in working with Rebecca this semester? Or the in the Spring? The CEC and Pitzer Art Galleries are currently taking Faculty Requests for Proposals to collaborate with Rebecca for the Fall and Spring!

PROPOSAL DEADLINE | Tuesday, September 12th, 2023