Past Exhibits

Past Exhibits

All exhibits curated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Museum Studies Professor, unless otherwise noted.


You can find details about each exhibit in our Mesa College

Art Gallery Facebook page, under EVENTS.


Fall 2019

April Rose and Katie Ruiz: Chromatic: Grounding with Color
August 19 - September 11, Reception: Thursday, August 29.

Spring 2019

Looking Forward, Looking Back. Alumni Exhibition
January 28 - February 13, Reception: Thursday, February 7.

Mario Torero: Artivismo Loko
February 27 - March 21, Reception: Thursday, March 7.

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Subterranean
April 10 - 25, Reception: Thursday, April 11.

Spring 2019 Student Art Exhibition
May 9 - 21, Reception: Thursday, May 9.


Fall 2018

Scarred For Life: Every Scar Tells A Story
Ted Meyer
August 27 - September 20, Reception: Thursday, September 6.

Fall 2018 Faculty Exhibition
October 8 - Novemeber 7, Reception: Thursday, October 11.

Fall 2018 Student Art Exhibition
November 29 - December 11, Reception: Thursday, November 29.


Fall 2015

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2015 Student Art Exhibit
November 19 - December 9

Transpoiesis: Artwork by Jose Hugo Sanchez.
October 13 - November 4

Cathy Breslaw: Macro Views, Micro Wonders 
September 8 - 30


Spring 2015

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2015 Student Art Exhibit
April 30 – May 14

Helen Redman: The Other Side of Birth 
March 10 - April 14

Reshaping the 2%: Contemporary Ceramics
February 2 - 26
Featured artists: Brian Benfer, Ianna Frisby, Joanne Hayakawa, Rebecca Manson, Brad Schweiger and Julie York.


Fall 2014

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2014 Student Art Exhibit
November 20 - 

Encoded Histories
: Doris Bittar and Qais Al-Sindy.
October 13 - November 16 

Fall 2014 Faculty Exhibition
September 2- 25

Spring 2014

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2014 Student Art Exhibit
May 1 – 15

Richard A. Lou, "Stories On My Back" and James Luna, "I CON" 
March 17 - April 16

LURE: all is not what it seems 
February 3 - 27 
Curated by Susan Myrland 
Participating artists: Dan Allen - Bret Barrett - Jon-Loren Bazán- Stephanie Bedwell - Curtis Bracher - Miri Chais - Angella d'Avignon - Moya Devine - Kim Garcia - Dave Ghilarducci - Richard Gleaves - Alexander Jarman - Savannah Jarman -  Mannlicher Carcano - Mid-Air Trio - George Pritzker - Barbara Sexton - Perry Vasquez - Julie Weitz - Rhonda Weppler 

Fall 2013

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2013 Student Art Exhibit
November 21 - December 10

Acerca de la Cerca: Carmela Castrejon, Maria Teresa Fernandez, Paul Turounet. 
October 10 - November 6 

POKE: A series of Provocations -
Debby and Larry Kline.
August 26 - September 26 

Spring 2013

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2013 Student Art Exhibit
May 2 - 16

"GIFT" Women as Givers
: Installation and Performance by Feminist Image Group.
March 14 - April 18 
Curated by Anna Stump. 

Dynamic Gestures: Larry Caveney, Silfredo La O, Chris Warr.
February 7 - 28 

Fall 2012

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2012 Student Art Exhibit
November 29 - December 12

agitPop: Protest Becomes Graphic
October 11 - November 6  
An exhibit of political posters by Lalo Alcaraz, Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Chikle and Favianna Rodriguez. 

Seven Deadly Sins
September 6 - October 1 
Curated by Beate Berman-enn.
Artists: Phyllis Davidson, Marianela de la Hoz, Gene Flores, Doug Sutherland, Henning von Berg and Peter Zokosky.

Spring 2012

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2012 Student Art Exhibit
May 3 - 15

Domestic Disobedience: Redefining the Feminine Space

March 15 - April 19 
Curated by Nuvia Crisol Guerra. 
A group exhibition with Juana Alicia, Claudia Alvarez, Carolyn Castano, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Esther Hernandez, 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Delilah Montoya, Angelica Muro, Viviana Paredes, Isis Rodriguez, Sonia Romero.

Atara Baker: Layering Time and Place, An African Memoir
February 9 - March 1 

Fall 2011

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2011 Student Art Exhibit
December 1 - 13

Faculty Plus One
October 13 - November 9
Art faculty invite guests to exhibit artwork alongside their own. 

Disappearing Landscapes 
September 6 - 29
Featuring photographs by Monique Verdin and cartographic illustration Anthony Fontenot. 

Spring 2011

Raw and Exposed: San Diego Mesa College Spring 2011 Student Art Exhibit
May 5

Becky Guttin, Above Us Only Sky

March 10 - April 13 

Armando Romero, Parody and Plunder
February 1 - 28 
Curated by Danielle Susalla Deery. 

Fall 2010

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2010 Student Art Exhibit

Unearned Intimacies

October 14 - November 9 
Curated by Barbara Sexton.
Artists: David Fobes, Michele Iversen, K.V. Tomney. 

Industrial, Nicolas Gadbois
September 9 - 30 
Curated by Beate Berman-enn.

Spring 2010

Now We Can't Forget: Judith and James Christensen 

Faculty Exhibition 2010 

Fall 2009

Public Art / Private Works: Judith F. Baca
October 15 - November 12 or 

Expanding-Eel-Devourer: Alexander Lee
September 3 - October 1 

Spring 2009

Echoes in the Ice: Collages by Rik van Glintenkamp 

Shadows and Light in the Niger Delta: Photographs by Ed Kashi
January 29 - March 3 

Fall 2008

Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment by Malaquias Montoya
October 9 - November 6 

enTangoed Memories: Paintings by Alfredo Antognini
September 2 - 30 
A visual journey from the streets of Buenos Aires to the beaches of La Jolla.

Spring 2008


Fall 2007


Spring 2007

Student Exhibition - Art Corridor, second floor of the LRC 

Showcasing the works of Gloria Torres, Kathi McCord, Artemio Rodrigues, Brent Wear, and Angela Miles. 

Fall 2006

Gloria Torres: Memories From the Rolling Hills of Old San Diego 

Jeffrey Clark: Fleeting Moments 

Spring 2006

Gail Schneider: Assembly of the Wondrous Head 

Fall 2005

La Nueva Grafica, political posters by Favianna Rodriguez and Jesus Barraza from Taller Tupac Amaru 

Michael Barton Miller: XXXL (Extreme Extra Extra Large) 

Spring 2005

Borders of intimacy: Patricia Frischer Cheryl Tall Drawings and Ceramics 

Faculty Exhibition 2005 

Fall 2004

Stand and Deliver: Engineering Sculpture into a Book Format 

Spring 2004

Southern California: A Cinemuralby Louis Hock 

Marcos Ramirez ERRE: The Multiplication of Bread 

Fall 2003

Kaoru Mansour, Iro: Color 

Suda House: Under the Skin of Grace & Cheryl Tall: Twins 

Spring 2003

Blue: An Invitational Ceramics Exhibit 

Michael Jones McKean: The Rainbow, Quasar, Roller Coaster Divide 

In the Spirit of Tina Modotti: Photographs by Vincent Vigil 

Fall 2002

Faculty Exhibition 2002 

Lynda Frese: Reconstituting the Vanished 

Spring 2002

Ruben Ortiz Torres: The Adoration of the Magi 

Sheila Pinkel: Site/Unseen 

Fall 2001

Sharon Allicotti: Destination Solitude 

Maryann Luera: Himself Beheld 

Spring 2001

Faith Ringgold: Quilts, Prints and Story Books