Angela Willets, Memory Mattress Minimalism (video still), 2016 

Angela Willets, Memory Mattress Minimalism (video still), 2016 

Room Service: Embark Gallery at the stARTup Art Fair


Hotels have memories lurking in every corner. Food, sex, love, loneliness, service, consumption. Embark Gallery presents a collection of current and recently graduated Bay Area MFA students whose work activates the hotel room space and explores these themes. Two live performances will happen in the room during the course of the fair. Curated by Tania Houtzager and Angelica Jardini. 

In addition to exhibiting artworks in room 315, we will also be hosting a panel talk, MASTERS: A Review of Graduate Degrees in the Arts and What Happens Next, on Sunday, May 1st at 1pm.

Moderated by Tania Houtzager and including panelists Alice Combs (artist, MFA, SFAI ‘15), Christopher Nickel (Artist, MFA Art Practice, Stanford ‘15), Michelle Ott (Artist, MFA, UC Berkeley ‘15) and Malena Lopez Maggi (Artist, MFA in Studio Art, Mills 15’), this panel will discuss life immediately after completing a masters degree in the arts. The conversation will address the value of an advanced degree in today’s art world, the prospects and opportunities an MFA creates (or doesn't), and what jobs artists can pursue and secure after graduation. 

This panel represents Embark Gallery's ongoing mission to provide support and professional guidance to local emerging artists.

Exhibiting Artists: Alice Combs (SFAI), Yvette Dibos (CCA), Daniel Genzel (CCA), Malena Maggi-Lopez (Mills), Michelle Ott (UC Berkeley), Marcela Pardo Ariza (SFAI), Angela Willets (UC Davis)

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