KaleidoLA Speaker Series

A panel of artists speak at a KaleidoLA event.

KaleidoLA is the Department of Art and Art History’s annual guest speaker series. For the past ten years, KaleidoLA has been a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles arts community.

Fall 2022 KaleidoLA Speakers

Headshot of Devon Tsuno
Devon Tsuno
Devon Tsuno is an artist and fourth-generation Angeleno. His recent spray paint, acrylic paintings, installations, and public art focus on Japanese American history. Tsuno’s recent work is a yonsei story, a Los Angeles story, indissociable from the complexities of intergenerational and collective trauma, fences and cages, gentrification, displacement, water and labor politics, and how and where we choose to live.

Friday, Oct. 21
12:15–1:30PM PDT
Murphy Hall
Artwork from Dr. Nicole Woods
Dr. Nicole Woods
Nicole L. Woods is a historian of modern and contemporary art, criticism, and cultural theory at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on the Euro-American neo-avant-gardes, performance and conceptual art, intersectional feminism, critical race theory, globalism and taste cultures, and the history of photography and time-based media. She is presently writing on African-American painter Bob Thompson and his role in early Happenings, for which she was awarded a Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Friday, Nov. 4
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
Burns 211
Headshot of Luciana Abait
Luciana Abait
Luciana Abait was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is currently based in Los Angeles, where she is a resident artist at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. Her photo-based two-and three-dimensional works, which she will speak about, deal with climate change and environmental fragility, and their impacts on immigration in particular. Abait’s work has been shown internationally as well as extensively in Los Angeles.

Friday, Nov. 18
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
Burns 211

Header image taken at the KaleidoLA 2016 Emerging: Alumni Panel