Past Exhibitions, 1999 to 2007

Exhibitions 2006-2007

Spring 2007

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

January 20, 2007 – April 8, 2007

63rd Ceramic Annual

The exhibition was organized by Tony Hepburn, Head of Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, MI and displays work by ceramists from across the country.

November 4 – December 17, 2006

American Visions

The show presented a group of American paintings donated by General and Mrs. Edward Clinton Young to Scripps College in 1946.

August 26 – October 22, 2006

Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints

Highlighting one of Japan’s most prolific woodblock print designers, the exhibition surveyed Chikanobu’s transition from advocating modernization in the 1880s to supporting traditional Japanese values in the 1890s.

Exhibitions 2005-2006

April 27 – May 13, 2006

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

January 21 – April 9, 2006

62nd Ceramic Annual

Guest curator Steven Portigal, Professor of Ceramics at Cerritos College, selected works from artists across the country for this annual ceramics exhibition.

November 5 – December 18, 2005

Scripps College Faculty Exhibition

Showcasing the variety of artistic mediums taught at Scripps, the show highlights works by David Attyah, Alan Blizzard, Joyce Campbell, Erica Cho, Ken Gonzales-Day, Kristi Genoway, Stan Hunter, Nancy Macko, Kitty Maryatt, Susan Rankaitis, Melissa Thorne, and Alexis Weidig.

August 27 – October 22, 2005

Anthony Caro: A Life in Sculpture: The Kenwood Series

The exhibition featured thirteen works in clay and steel by a pivotal figure in the history of 20th century sculpture, Anthony Caro.

Exhibitions 2004-2005

April 22 – May 15, 2005

Scripps Senior Exhibition 2005

January 22 – April 3, 2005

61st Ceramic Annual

This year’s Ceramic Annual displayed works chosen by Tony Marsh, Professor of Ceramics at California State University, Long Beach.

October 30 – December 19, 2004

Reading Meaning: Word and Symbol in the Art of Squeak Carnwath, Lesley Dill, Leslie Enders Lee, and Anne Siems

Featuring artists who meld words and images, the exhibition explored words not only as texts but as visual elements.

August 28 – October 17, 2004

Dovetail: The Art and Furniture of Sam and Alfreda Ward Maloof

The show displayed furniture, drawings, and watercolors by Sam Maloof, as well as his wife Alfreda’s photographs and works on paper.

Exhibitions 2003-2004

Spring 2004

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

January 24 – April 4, 2004

60th Ceramic Annual

Honoring Professor Paul Soldner, who taught at Scripps for forty years and initiated the first Ceramic Annual, the exhibition features work from more than one hundred prominent ceramists.

November 1 – December 14, 2003

Matter and Matrix: Kris Cox, Amy Ellingson, Elizabeth Turk, and Jane Park Wells

The show focused on four contemporary artists who create abstract visual images evoking the visible and invisible systems of our universe.

August 30 – October 19, 2003

Dragons, Beasts, and Butterflies: Selections from the Scripps Collection

Paintings, ceramics, and costumes were the staples of the exhibition, which presented depictions of the fantastic and real animals of Asia.

Exhibitions 2002-2003

Spring 2003

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

January 25 – April 6, 2003

59th Ceramic Annual

The 59th Ceramic Annual, curated by Karen Koblitz, featured works from eleven artists across the United States.

November 2 – December 15, 2002

Aldo Casanova: A Retrospective

Honoring Aldo Casanova, who taught at Scripps for thirty-four years, the exhibition displayed the artist’s work from 1954 to the present.

August 31 – October 13, 2002

Scripps College Faculty Exhibition

Presenting work from Scripps faculty artists, the exhibition showcased pieces by Susan Rankaitis, Alan Blizzard, Stan Hunter, Kitty Maryatt, Erica Cho, Kim-Trang Tran, Ken Gonzales-Day, Pato Hebert, Nancy Macko, and Alexis Weidig.

Exhibitions 2001-2002

Spring 2002

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

January 19 – April 7, 2002

58th Ceramic Annual

Guest curator Nancy Selvin presented the exhibition Fundamentally Clay: Ceramic Abstraction 2002, featuring a variety of ceramic artists.

October 27 – December 16, 2001

Traveling in Asia: Lilian Miller and Paul Jacoulet

Shown in conjunction with woodblock prints by Japanese artists, the exhibition featured prints by Miller and Jacoulet, who studied printmaking in Japan during the early 20th century.

September 1 – October 14, 2001

Drawing Strength: Works of Paper from the Scripps Permanent Collection

Examining the subtle strength and fervent power of the line of the line, the show included works on paper by Japanese, American, and European artists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Exhibitions 2000-2001

Spring 2001

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

January 20 – April 8, 2001

57th Ceramic Annual

Curated by Adrian Saxe, Professor of Art at UCLA, the 57th Ceramic Annual—entitled Secret Agents—featured works that exude a sense of mystery and power.

October 28 – December 17, 2000

Reshaping History: Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection

The show featured Japanese print artists who examined the social and political changes taking place in 19th and 20th century Japan.

August 27 – October 15, 2000

In the Mind’s Sky: Intersections of Art and Science

Featuring contemporary artists, the exhibition explored scientific phenomenon as a starting point in creating imaginary, immeasurable spaces.

Exhibitions 1999-2000

Spring 2000

Scripps Senior Art Exhibition

March 18 – April 16, 2000

Spirit in Matter: Works by Alison and Lezley Saar

Spirit in Matter initiated a new series of exhibitions on contemporary women artists, and it focused on sculpture and mixed media works by the Saar sisters.

January 22 – March 5, 2000

56th Ceramic Annual

Curated by David Furman, the Ceramic Annual focused on work from established ceramists whose pieces respond to the history of the medium.

October 3 – December 19, 1999

Drawing the Line: Contemporary Drawings

Featuring works by Southern California artists, the exhibition explored the dynamism, complexity, and virtuosity of the act of drawing and affirmed the wide intellectual and emotional range of the medium.

August 28 – October 17, 1999

Hope Photographs

Surveying the theme of hope from a variety of unconventional perspectives, the exhibition featured 75 images from prominent, insightful photographers of the past and present.