Juried Student Exhibition

Department of Art & Design

April 22, 2020 - May 29, 2020

Participating Artists:

Diego Abreu

Emilio Aguirre

Julie Ahn

Nikolitsa Anastasopoulos

Jacquelyn Apostolo

Jared Arellano

Aayesha Ayub

Trudy Baboolal

Patricia Bogart

Dimitra Boutsi

Hamilton Boykin

Juan Esteban Burbano

David Burgos

Jessemar Carrasquillo

Leandro Castellanos

Soniya Chaitram

Jisue Choi

Adam Christian

Anyi Chu

Judy Chu

Josee Leylleh Clervoyant

Kenny Collado

Eugenia "Nia" Condoleon

Steven Xavier Cortes

Alyssa Cortez

Janaiya Curtis

Adrian De la Cruz

Rosemary Eilers

Araya Fenton

Aline Fuentevilla

Kristina Graaf

Megan Groll

Di Gu

Tian "James" Gu

Yingying Han

Shuaige He

Rebecca Huynh

Kelly Jairam

Louis Jabouin

Christine Jansen

Eunggyeong Kim

Indira Landais

Ue Mei Lau

Gabriel Liang

Kimberly Lin

Shiqi Lin

Xianming Lin

Alyssa Lopez

Shania Lopez

My Luong

Christina Lyseight

Nadya Marin

Alexis Mathurin

Jeslee Martinez

Julian Medina

Nyasia Miranda

Timothy Perez

Nathaniel Ansel Pinnock

Layla Priest

Isabella Reilly

Jason Riera

Sasha Rojas

Patrick Salinas

Madeline Seto

Raveena Singh

Shane Singh

Sierra Slotnick

Karl Angelo Soriano

Jani Spencer

Jian Tang

Ivan Ace Urcia

Terry Walker

Ruosi Wang

Xiaofei Wang

Chong Xu

Yinmei Yan

Harrison Zarate

Qiang Zheng

About the Exhibit

The QCC Department of Art and Design is pleased to present the 2020 Juried Student Exhibition. The exhibition has become an annual unveiling of our students' artistic prowess and success. As faculty we embrace the opportunity to work with these young artists, to guide their growth and witness their potential as makers and thinkers unfold. The selected works represent advanced achievements in a broad range of disciplines in the 2D, 3D, video and digital animation fields. We invite you to marvel at the fresh perspective, astute observations and insights revealed in the work. Let us celebrate the accomplishments of these artists and wish them much success as they move on to new endeavors.

Dr. Kathleen Wentrack Chair, Art & Design Department, 2020

In nature's book of infinite mystery a little I can read

- Egyptian soothsayer, Antony and Cleopatra

Let the Record Show, Saul Bellow wrote, is the slogan of the mass media. It is fanciful reliance on the Record's supposed objective truth, its value hinged on the verisimilitude of the photographic image or written word. Records permeate and proffer credence but to assume their objectivity is folly.

Art as a record does not claim objectivity, nor does it claim autonomy, that is its happenstance and, perhaps ironically, its truth. Art in its unfixed state becomes the reliable record.

The artist's impulse to record is an act of confidence; permanence pursued by assurance of place. Their records are not random, they are faithful to their subject and obliged to render honestly. By that I am not inferring visual accuracy, rather, it is the goal to represent what is before them. Even my most resistant student doesn't aim to compromise their vision. They are the unconscious soothsayers.

Found images simultaneously create and reference. Isolated recognizable features load meaning into new contexts and reinforce existing. The festooned orbs in Ruosi Wang's Eyes on Garbo are unmistakably Garbo's (and McCartney's). Bowie's coif beards the amorphous seer. James Gu and Isabella Reilly rob the hands and reprise the eyes to create portraits of fractured melancholia, are theirs less true than Wang's? When did they cease to be a portrait of Garbo or McCartney or Bowie? Here celebrity becomes prescient and focus shifts to astute formal choices expounding on encounter. Who is The Greatest in Louis Jabouin's striking mash-up of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohammed Ali? Jabouin, cognizant of King and Ali's related activism, knowingly and magnificently teases the line to amplify their combined shattering heroic achievements.

Eunggyeong Kim's and Jeslee Martinez's Cubist Abstractions are pronounced records of inherent sensitivity to light's movement. Consistent delicate marks beat out rhythmic tone, steadfastly registering what is intangible.

Sasha Rojas meticulously inks into existence the frenetic energy of a Hummingbird's World. My Luong renders with uncanny exactness keys chained in chalk. Resolution of form arrives through the artists' particularly chosen medium and accorded execution.

Josee Leylleh's and Patrick Salinas' softly willed portraits are the picture of fragility, both look wide eyed at their presumed viewers: self and stranger. Courage rises before folding and then rising and folding again to accepted vulnerability. The incredible difficulty of seeing oneself and the insurmountable task of achieving objectivity is evident.

Nia Condoleone's Crisp gob-smacks the viewer. Illusory value was up-ended with Manet yet we still visibly exult when we encounter the hyper-real in painting? Alyssa Cortez's Red & Green Apples nest farouche, in contrast to the other's roost. More so than apples, it is Condoleone's decided ease of consumption and Cortez's subtle tug that is recorded.

Anna by Megan Groll is luminous, represented in essential form and colour. Groll's pared excess is devout, a mother's touch. Paradoxical, Jacquelyn Apostolo's titled self-portrait reveals her understanding of the valiant absurdity of fixing one's self in time or place, exploring the complexity of the artist that looks she herself; our gaze as the viewer is mediated by the painter's own deconstruction.

Are Adam Christian's 2 a.m. Thoughts conscious or dreamy? Lucid colour and form demonstrate the evasiveness of truth.

Malleability eases execution of intent in the record's adaption to a digital age. Kenny Collado's Pop exercise in lurid red and green is indeed Calm and Cool. Janaiya Curtis's Deadpool 2 credibly navigates the comic world with no hint of Lichtenstein's irony. Disruption is the new normal. Let the record show youth knows their advantage.

Photographs are not the objective record of a mechanical eye; they are the found image intentionally documented. Aayesha Ayub's Self-portrait alongside Untitled by Julian Medina, the same and different girl at once looks out of us. Placidity gives way to piqued interest. The record is one of relation to the depicted.

Hamilton Boykin's Petite Hami beams. Shadows grow slim against the confident little sister emerging but it is Boykin's awe documented.

Jian Tang's Moment of Birds Flying offsets man, unmoved, stolid in his conviction of place.

Dimitra Boutsi's Untitled subject unabashedly flirts with authority, if for even just a moment. Her boldness remains on record.

Steven Xavier Cortes' Untitled steels us a secure view of the oft unseen. Whose apathy redeemed by lack of clarity is echoed in the blurred image?

And, Kimberly Lin's Untitled landscape pushes a ghoulish dwelling closer. Is it towards us or towards the frame?

Shania Lopez's Portrait of My Mother and Juan Esteban Burbano's Marco Antonio Lopez are deliberate and unsentimental records of devotion to a mother and grandfather respectively.

Nickolitsa Anastasopoulos' A Sucker's attenuated sinewy tentacles and bulbous head conceal a wee hollowed trove, harkening to Sontag's campy Art Nouveau figure that is never just a figure.

Our glee in the clever hatch is a truth.

-A Coffey

Art & Design Department, 2020

  • Bottles
  • Yingying Han
  • Graphite on bristol
  • 10 x 13.5 inches
  • 2019
  • After Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Jason Riera
  • Graphite on bristol
  • 4.5 x 8.5 inches
  • 2019
  • After Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Louis Jabouin
  • Collage on bristol
  • 5 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • Keychain
  • My Luong
  • Collage on bristol
  • 9 x 12 inches
  • 2019
  • Self-portrait
  • Jisue Choi
  • Charcoal & chalk on paper
  • 11 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • A Hummingbird's World
  • Sasha Rojas
  • Ink on bristol
  • 10 x 13.5 inches
  • 2019
  • Russian-Constructivist Composition
  • Jared Arellano
  • Collage on bristol
  • 10 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • Self-portrait
  • Josee Leylleh Clervoyant
  • Charcoal on paper
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Self-portrait
  • Patrick Salinas
  • Charcoal on paper
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Princess of the Lake
  • Kelly Jairam
  • Ink & collage on paper
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Jani Spencer
  • Ink & collage on paper
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Pensive Woman
  • Sasha Rojas
  • Charcoal on paper
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Light & Shadow
  • Yingying Han
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 28 x 22 inches
  • 2019
  • Crisp
  • Eugenia "Nia" Condoleon
  • Oil on canvas
  • 12 x 16 inches
  • 2019
  • Red & Green Apples
  • Alyssa Cortez
  • Oil on canvas
  • 12 x 16 inches
  • 2019
  • Paradoxical
  • Jacquelyn Apostolo
  • Oil & acrylic on canvas
  • 14 x 11 inches
  • 2019
  • Anna
  • Megan Groll
  • Oil on canvas
  • 20 x 24 inches
  • 2019
  • Another Average Portrait
  • Juan Esteban Burbano
  • Oil on canvas
  • 20 x 16 inches
  • 2019
  • Water Flea
  • Patricia Bogart
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 16 x 20 inches
  • 2019
  • Autumnal Lotus
  • Alyssa Lopez
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Layla Priest
  • Oil on canvas
  • 20 x 16 inches
  • 2019
  • Opalescence
  • Madeline Seto
  • Oil & acrylic on canvas
  • 22 x 28 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Julian Medina
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 x 36 inches
  • 2019
  • Analogous Color
  • Judy Chu
  • Acrylic on bristol
  • 10 x 13 inches
  • 2019
  • Rhythm
  • Qiang Zheng
  • Acrylic on canvas paper
  • 8.5 x 11 inches
  • 2019
  • Distortion of the Damnation
  • Nyasia Miranda
  • Acrylic on bristol
  • 11 x 14 inches
  • 2019
  • 2 a.m. Thoughts
  • Adam Christian
  • Acrylic on bristol
  • 17 x 14 inches
  • 2019
  • Frog (repeated form)
  • Shania Lopez
  • Ink and collage on paper
  • 8 x 5 inches
  • 2019
  • ARTRING book design
  • Shuaige He
  • Inkjet print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Calm & Cool
  • Kenny Collado
  • Inkjet print
  • 14 x 11 inches
  • 2019
  • Deadpool 2 Film poster
  • Janaiya Curtis
  • Inkjet print
  • 24 x 18 inches
  • 2019
  • Lipton Tea box design
  • Shiqi Lin
  • Inkjet print
  • 11 x 17 inches
  • 2019
  • Pepsi-cola ad
  • Harrison Zarate
  • Inkjet print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Louis Vuitton ad
  • Nadya Marin
  • Inkjet print,
  • 10 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • Aline Fuentevilla
  • Cactus
  • Digital photo
  • 10 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • Self-portrait
  • Aayesha Ayub
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 7.5 x 5.5 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Julian Medina
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Pondering the Mass
  • Karl Angelo Soriano
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Petite Hami
  • Hamilton Boykin
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Moment of Birds Flying
  • Jian Tang
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 7.25 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Kristina Graaf
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 6.5 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • Soho
  • Yinmei Yan
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Trunk a Treat
  • Soniya Chaitram
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 11 x 14 inches
  • 2019
  • Life of a Rower
  • Alexis Mathurin
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 11 x 14 inches
  • 2019
  • Froggy On the Water
  • Christina Lyseight
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Terry Walker
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Fun
  • Adrian De la Cruz
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Steven Xavier Cortes
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 11 x 14 inches
  • 2019
  • Chefs
  • Shane Singh
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Night
  • Xianming Lin
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Auto Shop
  • David Burgos
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Dark and Stormy
  • Nathaniel Ansel Pinnock
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Dimitra Boutsi
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Ivan Ace Urcia
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Kimberly Lin
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Portrait of My Mother
  • Shania Lopez
  • Cast plaster
  • 13.5 x 7 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • Marco Antonio Lopez
  • Juan Esteban Burbano
  • Painted cast plaster
  • 12 x 6 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • Untitled
  • Yinmei Yan
  • Pigment on cast plaster
  • 12 x 10 x 1 inches
  • 2019
  • A Sucker
  • Nikolitsa Anastasopoulos
  • Glazed ceramic
  • 7.5 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • 2019
  • Blossoming of Venus
  • Nikolitsa Anastasopoulos
  • Glazed ceramic
  • 14 x 9 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • Double Mouth Pitcher
  • Trudy Baboolal
  • Glazed ceramic
  • 13 x 8 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • Midnight Sky
  • Trudy Baboolal
  • Glazed ceramic
  • 6 x 12 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Comme de Garcon Socks
  • Emilio Aguirre
  • Glazed ceramic
  • 5 x 5 x 4.5 inches
  • 2019
  • Eyes on Garbo
  • Ruosi Wang
  • Collage on bristol
  • 10 x 11 inches
  • 2019
  • Surrealist portrait
  • Tian "James" Gu
  • Collage on bristol
  • 10 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • The Greatest
  • Louis Jabouin
  • Collage on bristol
  • 8 x 9 inches
  • 2019
  • Garbo
  • Isabella Reilly
  • Collage on bristol
  • 10 x 8 inches
  • 2019
  • Passing Time
  • Jacquelyn Apostolo
  • Graphite on paper
  • 10 x 7 inches
  • 2019
  • Abstract Still-life
  • Rebecca Huynh
  • Collage and graphite on paper
  • 7.5 x 10 inches
  • 2019
  • Cubist Abstraction
  • Eunggyeong Kim
  • Graphite on bristol
  • 9 x 7.5 inches
  • 2019
  • Cubist Abstraction
  • Jeslee Martinez
  • Graphite on bristol
  • 9 x 7.5 inches
  • 2019
  • Cubist Still-life
  • Leandro Castellanos
  • Graphite on bristol
  • 10 x 13.5 inches
  • 2019