Young Contemporaries 2023

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Young Contemporaries 2023
39th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Apr 20 - May 6, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 5 - 7PM
Deadline to submit artwork is March 19, 2023

The Laband Art Gallery’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition is open to all students who have enrolled in a Studio Arts course during the past school year. The Laband encourages students to submit their best work in any media of their choosing including drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, graphic design, sculpture, and multimedia. We invite two professionals who are active in the contemporary art world to serve as co-jurors. Now in its 39th year, this exhibition serves as an excellent first professional experience or student artists and celebrates their burgeoning creativity

Generous support for the exhibition is provided by The Friedman Family in memory of Andrea Kingaard Friedman '66.


Image: View of Young Contemporaries 2022 Opening Reception at the Laband

Meet the Jurors

Kai Monet '07
Kai is a Los Angeles native who is dedicated to a mindful, reflective and constructivist teaching practice and creating a more diverse and inclusive field of museum education. She is currently Academic Programs Specialist at the UCLA Hammer Museum, and previously worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles. She is a nationally-recognized thought leader on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts. In 2013, she received an MA in Arts Management with a concentration in education from Claremont Graduate University and holds BAs from LMU in Urban Studies and Art Education with minors in Sociology and Art History.
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
Lorenzo was born in Mexico and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Otis College of Art and Design. As a practicing artist, his work is based in craft traditions with themes of storytelling, Christianity, art history and anthropology. Incorporating various materials and techniques, Lorenzo attempts to redefine Christian themes and open up a conversation that is reinvigorated through new points of view away from conservative dogma. He earned his BA in Studio Art from UCLA and received his MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design.