Spring 2019 Arts Colloquium – Michael O’Malley

may, 2019

16may5:00 pm6:50 pmSpring 2019 Arts Colloquium - Michael O’Malley5:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Event Details

The UCSB Department of Art and College of Creative Studies present Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Colloquium and Curatorial Conversations. The program offers a wide range of voices in dialogue, exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established visiting artists, as well as members of UCSB’s own campus faculty and graduate students.


Presentations will take place each Thursday evening, from April 4 through June 6, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:50pm in UCSB’s Embarcadero Hall in Isla Vista. All lectures are free and open to the public, held each Thursday evening. For directions to location, please visit UCSB –> campus map.

Michael O’Malley

Michael O’Malley was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in Northern California. He went to high school in Colorado and received an B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame.  After extensive travels, and receiving a B.F.A from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, he did his graduate studies at Stanford University, where he received an M.F.A.  While at Stanford he focused on large-scale installations that altered perceptual and social situations of the body.  Since graduate school his work has focused on engaging the aesthetics and conventions that shape the built environment.   In his latest work, ideas about social practice, community and sustainable art practice have become his focus.  He is Professor of Art at Pomona College, in Claremont, California.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm


Embarcadero Hall

935 Embarcadero del Norte