Young Contemporaries 2016

32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 14 - May 7, 2016

Each spring, current LMU art students are invited to enter Young Contemporaries and to have their work judged by two professionals from Los Angeles' art world. The Laband's annual juried student show features works of art in all the disciplines taught in LMU's art program including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, graphic design, and new media. The exhibition provides an excellent professional experience for students and celebrates the amazing creativity brewing in LMU's art department.

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Generous support for the exhibition is provided by The Friedman Family in memory of Andrea Kingaard Friedman '66 and by the Souther California Metal Arts Society.


Victoria Lam, Director of Graphic Design at Moore Ruble Yudell, Architects and Planners. Prior to joining MRY, Victoria was a Senior Designer at Lorraine Wild's Green Dragon Office.

Russell Ferguson, Professor at UCLA Department of Art since January 2007. He was Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs, and Chief Curator, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he remains an adjunct curator.

Award Winners

Jurors' First Prize
Ally Thornton
Archival inkjet print

Jurors' Second Prize
Sydney Franz
Head in the Clouds

Jurors' Third Prize
Jordan Phillips
Looking in the Lens
Black and white woodcut

Jurors' Honorable Mention
Alice Cen
Faces of Horror
Digital Photography

Esther Kwan Simon

Reiko Niwa Berg
Geo Vase

Director's Prize
Daion Chesney
The Reclining Foodie
Archival pigment print

Southern California Metal Arts Society Award
Danielle Leong
Sterling silver


Image Designed by Megan Wilton, '17