CalArts Alumni Magazine
John Baldessari’s Quack (2018) in front of Laddie John Dill’s CalArts Light (2018) at REDCAT. John Baldessari’s Quack (2018), among the other works and editions of 50+50, on exhibition at REDCAT.

50+50: Alumni Support Scholarships With New Works

For images and further details, please visit 50plus50.calarts.edu.

For pricing and sales inquiries, please contact Ivorian-Jones Fine Art at 212-229-6762 or inquiries@ivorianjones.com.

For other questions regarding the 50+50 initiative, please contact Heather Suran at CalArts, 661-291-3435 or hsuran@calarts.edu.

In February, CalArts launched 50+50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts, an unprecedented alumni artist-led scholarship endowment initiative. In partnership with publisher Lisa Ivorian-Jones, CalArts commissioned and is selling editions and limited series artwork by a prominent group of 50 alumni artists from the Chouinard Art Institute and the School of Art. Representing a broad range of cross-generational, cross-disciplinary art-making, the new editioned works and limited series will continue to be released in curated groupings.

Sales of the 50+50 artwork is generating crucial funding for the School of Art Alumni Scholarship endowment, which provides essential financial support for students. CalArts has made increased scholarship funding a critical priority for the continued recruitment and retention of the very best art students, regardless of their financial means.

The launch of 50+50’s inaugural exhibition was a featured event of the Frieze Los Angeles VIP program. On view in the gallery at REDCAT from Feb. 12 to March 22, the exhibition was organized by REDCAT exhibition manager Carmen Amengual (Art MFA 16) and School of Art faculty Michael Ned Holte.

In addition, Andrea Bowers and Laddie John Dill, two of the participating artists from the 50+50 initiative, were part of a panel discussion organized by CalArts at Frieze Los Angeles. Their conversation focused on the importance of artists supporting their peers and expanding their roles as patrons. Mary Clare Stevens, executive director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts also participated, and Anne Ellegood, executive director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, was moderator.

This important effort has received leadership support from CROZIER and Frieze New York. Additional support has been provided by Collector Systems, providing cloud-based collections management, by Frieze Los Angeles, and by Joshua White, fine art photographer.

John Baldessari’s Quack (2018) in front of Laddie John Dill’s CalArts Light (2018) at REDCAT.
John Baldessari’s Quack (2018) in front
of Laddie John Dill’s CalArts Light (2018)
at REDCAT.

2020 Artists

John Baldessari (Chouinard 59)Naotaka Hiro (MFA 00)Barbara T. Smith (Chouinard 65)
Anne Collier (BFA 93)Tony Oursler (BFA 79)Carrie Mae Weems (BFA 81)
Laddie John Dill (Chouinard 68)Gala Porras-Kim (MFA 09)
Joe Goode (Chouinard 61)Stephen Prina (MFA 80)

 


 

Upcoming Artists

Lucky Charm (2019) by Tony Oursler.
Lucky Charm (2019) by Tony Oursler.
Ericka Beckman (MFA 76)Liz Larner (BFA 85)Lari Pittman (BFA 74, MFA 76)
Larry Bell (Chouinard 59)Jonathan Lasker (BFA 77)Andy Robert (MFA 11
Nayland Blake (MFA 84)Dashiell Manley (BFA 07)Allen Ruppersberg (Chouinard 67)
Ross Bleckner (MFA 73)Daniel Joseph Martinez (BFA 79)David Salle (BFA 73, MFA 75)
Barbara Bloom (BFA 72)Rita McBride (MFA 87)Pieter Schoolwerth (MFA 93)
Andrea Bowers (MFA 92)Adam McEwen (BFA 91)Jim Shaw (MFA 78)
Beatriz Cortez (MFA 15)Rodney McMillian (MFA 02)Gary Simmons (MFA 90)
Victoria Fu (MFA 05)Josephine Meckseper (MFA 92)Henry Taylor (BFA 95)
Malik Gaines (MFA 99)Dave Muller (MFA 93)Kaari Upson (BFA 04, MFA 07)
Liz Glynn (MFA 08)Matthew Mullican (BFA 74)James Welling (BFA 72, MFA 74)
Lauren Halsey (BFA 12)Kelly Nipper (MFA 95)Christopher Williams (BFA 79, MFA 81)
Lyle Ashton Harris (MFA 90)Alexandra Olson (MFA 08)B. Wurtz (MFA 80)
Richard Hawkins (MFA 88)Catherine Opie (MFA 88)
Jason Kraus (BFA 08)Laura Owens (MFA 94)

Invisible (2018) by Barbara T. Smith.
Invisible (2018) by Barbara T. Smith.
Gala Porras-Kim’s Composite Artifact (2019) in front of Naotaka Hiro’s Untitled (2018/19) at REDCAT.
Gala Porras-Kim’s Composite Artifact (2019)
in front of Naotaka Hiro’s Untitled (2018/19) at REDCAT.