Elana Mann: Instruments of Accountability, Pitzer College Art Galleries, September 29 - December 8, 2018. Opening reception performance, Sharon Chohi Kim and Micaela Tobin: Unseal/Unseam.
The Student Fellows of Pitzer College Art Galleries are passionately committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Galleries Fellows work collectively to develop student-centered programming that engages the Pitzer community through creative action around racial justice, gender equality, and socioeconomic equity. Using curatorial practice as a tool, the Fellows’ interdisciplinary projects integrate the Galleries’ exhibitions into the co-curricular life of Pitzer—a critical aspect of informal learning within the liberal arts.
Nancy Chen ’23 is a sociology major and media studies minor. Passionate about contemporary art, education, and culture, she is excited about making contemporary art spaces accessible. Her extensive studio and curatorial experience includes the CalArts CAPSA summer program and a curatorial internship at the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing.
Ari Ohara ’25 is an art history and environmental analysis major and Japanese language minor. Drawing on her experience of designing platforms for youth empowerment, artistic expression, and social activism, she hopes to foster connections with the surrounding community. She is the founder of a youth arts summer program that created opportunities for students to connect with museums in Mexico City.
Shelby Ottengheime ’23 is an anthropology major focusing on ethical curatorial and museum acquisitions practices. Interested in building engagement with diverse audiences, she plans on pursuing a curatorial career with an emphasis on decolonizing museum spaces. Shelby was a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern as the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
Crystal Rodriguez ’23 is a studio art major. Her art practice is grounded in making art accessible, especially for those who have been historically displaced by white supremacy and misogyny. She is the recipient of a Racial Justice Initiative Grant to produce a series of videos on contemporary artists.
Arlo Van Liew ’23 is an art and art history major. Committed to fostering engagement through contemporary art, he has worked as an art instructor, a studio assistant of a Seattle-based contemporary artist, and an programming intern at the Seattle Art Museum, where he focused on inclusivity and youth outreach.
2021-22, 2020-21 Fellows
Marcus Jackson ’22, a pre-med track, biology major, is a passionate artist and a huge Marvel enthusiast.
Eamon Morris ’22 is a media studies major and anthropology minor from Orange, CA.
Jessica Sass ’22 is a combined major in Media and Political Studies. She believes the Pitzer College Art Galleries is a hidden gem within the Claremont Colleges and can’t wait to share the space with you once it’s safe!