Past Exhibitions


Beatriz Cortez: Cosmic Portals

February 5–April 12, 2022

Beatriz Cortez, Cosmic Mirror (The Sky over Los Angeles), 2022, steel with patina, dimensions variable. Photo: Ramak Fazel

Beatriz Cortez’s new body of work continues her exploration into Indigenous knowledges, multiple temporalities, and ancient forms of abstraction. A two-part installation, the exhibition features a large-scale indoor sculpture referencing an ancient Mayan observatory placed in dialogue with an outdoor work inspired by a mosaic built twenty-nine centuries ago by the ancient Olmec people. While one structure looks out toward the skies the other is directed towards the underworld.

For full exhibition information view Beatriz Cortez: Cosmic Portals.


Pau S. Pescador: Working 

January 29-April 12, 2022

Pau S. Pescador, Working 2 (2021), photographic collage, 16 x 12 in.

Pau S. Pescador: Working explores the stories of trans individuals employed in the civil service sector at a time when legal protections have become contested ground. Pescador addresses these conditions in a video comprising interviews with US government trans employees and cultural historians to understand the challenges that this bureaucratic environment presents for a trans, non-binary, gender queer individual. In a series of photographic collage works, the artist’s body interacts with everyday objects in spaces where they worked during the early stages of their transition. Despite the legal protections for gender expression as well as the support from some colleagues, Pescador and other trans non-binary individuals are subject to constant microaggressions as they navigate the complexity and conservative nature of government bureaucracy.  

For full exhibition information view Pau S. Pescador: Working.


 Faculty-Driven Exhibition #2

Pato Hebert: Lingering

(with a collaborative work by Sarah Gilbert)

Curated by Associate Professor in Media Studies Ruti Talmor

January 22 – April 16, 2022

Pato Hebert, Lingering (2020), archival pigment print on silk charmeuse.
 

Lingering addresses the COVID-19 condition of long-hauling, in which ongoing COVID symptoms persist well after the initial infection. The exhibition traces the ongoing process of recovery as a site for healing, creativity, and questioning, and the frustrations of seeking care for the varied and extensive symptoms of long-term illness. 

For full exhibition information, view Pato Hebert: Lingering.


Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend

July 22–December 18, 2021

Installation view of Sadie Barnette: Legacy and Legend at Pitzer College Art Galleries (Lenzner Family Art Gallery) at Pitzer College, July 22 to December 18, 2021. This exhibition is co-organized with the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College. Photography courtesy of Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend, a partnership between Pitzer College Art Galleries and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, is the artist’s most ambitious exhibition to date. 

For full exhibition information and images, visit our Sadie Barnette: Legacy and Legend and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College.


Jenny Perlin: Maelstrom

September 11–December 11, 2021

Jenny Perlin, Maelstrom (2020)16mm hand-processed high contrast film, black and white, sound, 5:10

The great whirlpool arrives and sucks everything into its center, spitting out only fragments and noises. The shoreline is in view, but unreachable. The maelstrom pulls us under. This 16mm hand-processed high contrast experimental film is covered in scratches and scrapes, giving the impression it’s been retrieved after many years from the bottom of the sea.”

Jenny Perlin

For additional exhibition information and images, visit Jenny Perlin: Maelstrom


2021 Senior Thesis Virtual Exhibition: Waffle Breakfasts
Spring 2021

Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

2020 Senior Thesis Virtual Exhibition: No Single Sources
Spring 2020

Curatorial Internship Project #4: Jessica Sass ’22: Radical Learning Beyond Incarceration
Spring 2020

Candice Lin, Natural History: A Half-Eaten Portrait, an Unrecognizable Landscape, a Still, Still Life
Spring 2020

Hans Baumann: 5 Distillations (Salton Sea)
Spring 2020

Disruption! Art and the Prison Industrial Complex
Fall 2019

Ashley Hunt: Degrees of Visibility
Fall 2019

2019 Senior Art exhibition: About Time 瞬息
Spring 2019

Curatorial Internship Project #3: Julie Heine ’21: Intertext / By the Book
Spring 2019

Publishing Against the Grain
Spring 2019

Emerging Artist Series #14 : Cathy Akers: A Utopia for Some: Morningstar and Wheeler’s Ranches Reconsidered
Spring 2019

Elana Mann: Instruments of Accountability
Fall 2018

Emerging Artist Series #13: Cassie Riger
Fall 2018

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Mutual Sensitivities
Spring 2018

Curatorial Internship Project #2: Elizabeth Lee Freedman ’18: Between Visibilities
Spring 2018

Edgar Heap of Birds: Defend Sacred Mountains
Spring 2018

MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal
Spring 2018

Juan Downey: Radiant Nature
Fall 2017

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Normalia
Spring 2017

Inaugural Curatorial Internship Project #1: Rachel Moszkowicz ’19: Strands of Red
Spring 2017

Faculty Art Show: Tim Berg (Rebekah Myers), Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak, Jessica McCoy, and Friends
Spring 2017

Emerging Artist Series #12: Distance In/Formation: Johanna Breiding, Rebecca Bruno, Yann Novak, and Willy Souly
Spring 2017

Far from Indochine
Fall 2016

Cannon Bernaldez
Fall  2016

I N / T E N S I ON: Senior Art Exhibition 2016
Spring 2016

The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard: Mark Dion, Jessica Rath, Dana Sherwood
Spring 2016

Time Turning Paint: Liat Yossifor
Fall 2015

Untitled (Artspeak?) – Emerging Artist Series #10: Kang Seung Lee
Fall 2015

NINE: Senior Art Exhibition 2015
Spring 2015

Wunderkammer
Spring 2015

Mathematical Anesthetics: David Bachman 
Spring 2015

Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory – Emerging Artist Series #9: Jenny Yurshansky
Spring 2015

Racial Imaginary 
Fall 2014

American Sitcom: A *candy factory project
Fall 2014

(dis)order: Senior Art Exhibition 2014
Spring 2014

Sleep to Dream: Martin Durazo
Spring 2014

Arthur Dubinsky: The Life and Times of Pitzer College
Spring 2014

#sweetjane: Andrea Bowers – in collaboration with Pomona College Museum of Art
Spring 2014

On the Rocks, In the Land – Emerging Artist Series #8: Danielle Adair
Fall 2013

GLYPHS: ACTS OF INSCRIPTION
Fall 2013

Cattle in the Amazon: Jaider Esbell
Fall 2013

AUTHENTIFICTION: Senior Art Exhibition 2013
Spring 2013

Martha Wilson
Spring 2013

Crowd Control – Emerging Artist #7 Tannaz Farsi
Spring 2013

Te Taniwha/Crown Coach: Joyce Campbell
Fall 2012

In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines
Fall 2012

Living Inside Is Beautiful: Senior Art Exhibition 2012
Spring 2012

No Second Troy: Liz Glynn
Spring 2012

Vanitas – Emerging Artist #6 Mathhew R. Ohm
Spring 2012

Synthetic Ritual
Fall 2011

PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media Spaces
Summer 2011

KIMBALL 1901- Euan Macdonald
Spring 2011

Worker –  Emerging Artist Series #5: James Gilbert and Jennifer Vanderpool
Spring 2011

Notes, Odd Lots, Restoration Selections, etc. – Kim Schoenstadt ’95
Summer 2011

phenogenesis: Senior Art Exhibition 2011
Spring 2011

Bas Jan Ader: Suspended Between Laughter and Tears
Fall 2010

et al: Senior Art Exhibition 2010
Spring 2010

CAPITALISM IN QUESTION (because it is)
Spring 2010

Localization, Location, Ubicación – Emerging Artist #4: Carla Herrera-Prats
Spring 2010

Veronica
Fall 2009

This Land is Your Land – Emerging Artist Series #3: Nuttaphol Ma
Fall 2009

Babel: The Chaos of Melancholy: Kyugmi Shin
Summer 2009

Gold Flood – Emerging Artist Series #2: Karen Lofgren
Summer 2009

TWELVE: Senior Art Exhibition 2009
Spring 2009

William Ransom: Emerging Artist Series #1
Spring 2009

After Abu Ghraib: Clayton Campbell
Spring 2009

Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008
Fall 2008

Uncommon Practice: Faculty Show
Summer 2008

Spell: Sandeep Mukherjee
Spring 2008

Lizabeth Eva Rossof
Spring 2008

ANTARTICA
Spring 2008