Janet Owen Driggs

Art | Fine Arts

Email: jdriggs@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: (714) 484-7024

Office Hours: Because these change every semester, please email Janet for this semester’s times.

Location: FA 206

About Professor Owen Driggs

Janet Owen Driggs is Associate Professor of Art History at Cypress College and Director of the Cypress College Art Gallery.

Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, including in the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, and Brazil. She has curated exhibitions and screening programs in the United Kingdom, United States, People’s Republic of China and Mexico. As part of the collective Owen Driggs (with Matthew Driggs), she curated Performing Public Space at Tijuana’s Casa del Tunel (February 2010), and generated Mapping Biointimacy, a series of workshops, conversations, and a combined mobile-phone app/guided walk at Montalvo Art Center and the ZERO 1 Garage (2013).

In addition to writing for KCET’s Artbound, Janet is a co-author of Preserving a Home for Veterans (w. Lauren Bon, Richard Fox, Terence Lyons), Les Figues Press, Los Angeles, 2011; and Something More Than Just Survival (w. Jules Rochelle), Probiscis, London, 2011. She is editor of Not A Cornfield: History/Site/Document published by the Annenberg Foundation in 2006. Other texts have been published in ArtilleryArtUS, and Art Review, and included in How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, Verlag F’Ur Moderne Kunst, 2010; Hammer Projects 1999-2009, Hammer Museum, 2009; and Heike Baranowski-Kolibri, Revolver, 2003.

Recommended Course

Art 114: Modern Art History

An art historical survey of the development of modern and contemporary art. Modern art arose out of massive changes to Western society in the 19th and early 20th centuries. As the world changed under the influences of industrialization, urbanization, individualism, World War I, and the proliferation of mass-media, to name a few, so Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and telling, new ideas about art’s functions, and new materials.

This is a lecture course with discussion sections covering major artistic currents in Modern Art. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which art reflects – and impacts – the world from which it emerges, and the ways in which an artist’s formal and style choices communicate her/his ideas. The ability to develop ideas and articulate them in oral and written form is an essential element. Recommended: Art 112, Art History Survey 2. UC/CSU

Classes

Art 111: Survey of art History I

Art 111 studies the development of ancient and medieval architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western culture. Emphasis is placed on examining how art records and shapes history, how style communicates the ideas of the artist and their culture, and how symbols, techniques, techniques, materials, and subjects are used and transferred between cultures. UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC.

Art 112 & Art 112 Honors: Survey of Art History 2

This course studies the development of architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Western world from the Renaissance through the late 19th century. Emphasis is placed on examining how art records and shapes history, how style communicates the ideas of the artist and their culture, and how symbols, techniques, techniques, materials, and subjects are used and transferred between cultures. UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC.

Art 161C: Gallery Studies 1

In this introductory course in Gallery Studies students will be introduced to installation practices required to work in gallery and museum environments. Course will introduce art handling, conservation, visitor relations, installation, construction and maintenance. CSU

Art 162C: Gallery Studies 2

In this intermediate course in Gallery Studies students will learn to organize and market exhibitions in gallery and museum environments. Course topics include: curatorial methods and ethics, exhibition design, management, and promotion; community relations; and the development of related exhibition programming. CSU

Art 163C: Gallery Studies 3

In this advanced course students will learn to develop their careers as working artists and present their work for exhibition. Course topics include: portfolio development, marketing, networking, grants, and continued education, internships, and residencies. CSU

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