Poly-Kroma 2019 | 2D3D Juried Art Exhibition

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery

MON | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Kellogg University Art Gallery welcomes the Cal Poly Pomona campus community, students and their families, faculty, staff, administrators, and the public to  Poly-kroma 2019

The 2D3D Juried Exhibition is a competition-based exhibition, and displays the work of students in the Bachelor of Fine Art program features art and graphic design work by students at all academic levels.

This  2D3D Juried Art Exhibition  features Fine Art and Visual Communication Design by students at all academic levels.  It is a juried competitive exhibition where students are awarded monetary scholarship prizes.  This year’s exhibition was juried by: Fine Artist, Ismael de Anda III; Alumna and Graphic Designer, Marissa Klymkiw; and Graphic Design Professional, Patricia Moritz.


Ismael de Anda III was born in El Paso, Texas, lives and works in Los Angeles, and is represented by La Estacion Arte Contemporáneo, Chihuahua, Mexico. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Using interdisciplinary practices including painting, sculpture, installation, and site-specific projects involving viewer participation, de Anda’s work focuses on re-interpretation of memory, and cultural history inspired by the pluralistic existence he experienced growing up on the U.S./Mexico border and living in Los Angeles. His awards and residencies include: the 2019 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artist, the 2017 Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts Artist in Residence, the 2014 Windward School Installation Project Artist in Residence, and the recipient of a 2010 Asian Cultural Council Japan/U.S. Arts Program Fellowship. His most recent show participation was in Kellogg Univ. Art Gallery’s own Somewhere in Between (2018-19) exhibition at Cal Poly Pomona. Selected exhibitions also include: Cerritos College Art Gallery, Dept. of Human Sciences; Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas; Church of the Epiphany; Torrance Art Museum; Walter Maciel Gallery; Las Cienegas Projects; La Estación Arte Contemporáneo, Chihuahua, México; The Marfa Book Company, Marfa,Texas; Youkobo, Tokyo; Museo de Arte de Sonora MUSAS; Wintergarten, Vienna, Austria, and the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

Marissa Klymkiw currently works as a Senior Experience Designer at SoCalGas, the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility. She has been engaged as an expert on multiple capital projects and operations activities. She is instrumental in providing the vision for the front-facing customer interfaces for the My Account and socalgas.com websites. More importantly, she has helped to evangelize design in an enterprise environment and introduced an extensive design system to her department. Klymkiw is also a member of the “Design Thinking Team” at SoCalGas, where she collaborates with researchers on projects to improve systems and processes with popular design thinking methodologies. In her spare time, she enjoys HIIT (high intensity interval training) at OrangeTheory Fitness, spending time with family, and traveling. Klymkiw holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Certification in “User Experience and Customer-Centered Design” from Cal State Fullerton. She also completed a certificate in Business Analysis from UCI. She's currently an MBA Candidate at Brandman University, where she is focused on studying Entrepreneurship to further improve her skills.

Patricia Moritz is a Graphic Designer specializing in publication design and branding for arts, cultural and educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and publishers of trade and reference books on a diverse range of subjects. She founded her studio, Patricia Moritz Design, in 1984. She consistently works at a personal scale to allow for direct collaborations with artists, architects, curators, writers and publishing houses large and small, as well as self-publishers. She received her formal training at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and was mentored by internationally renowned designer/publisher and creator of TED, Richard Saul Wurman. Her designs have garnered recognition and several publications have become collectible among rare booksellers. In addition to design, she has authored a geography series for a publisher of library and academic titles. She lives and works in Pasadena, California.

Reviewing 137 submissions with over 178 component parts by 52 students in 3 rounds of eliminations, the jurors deliberated at length, over 6 hours, to make the 66 selections of artworks exhibited here. On first viewing, jurors focused on the “stand-outs” and artworks with most originality. On the subsequent rounds, they considered concept and craft.  Overall, jurors considered and discussed craftsmanship and presentation, skill in technical use of media, as well as creative execution of content and concept. After making their final selections, the jurors very quickly honed-in on those pieces they granted top prizes to: special images and objects that also contain unique qualities that set them apart from the rest. From there, jurors nominated and unanimously agreed on First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mention Awards in the Fine Art and Visual Communication Design categories.

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Please join the Art Department, College of Environmental Design, and University Art Galleries in celebrating these Fine Art and Visual Communication Design events on our campus!

Poly-kroma  consists of two distinct shows that celebrate Visual Communication Design and Fine Art directly resulting from coursework completed within the Art Department.  The two components of Poly-kroma  include:  Industry Day—the senior Visual Communication Design exhibition; and the  2019 2D3D Juried Art Exhibition.

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