Meet H.ART

2016-2017 BOARD

Gabriella Wellons

Major: History of Art, Emphasis in Ancient Art of the Americas 
Standing: Senior
Position: Internal Affairs Director

About Gabriella:
Gabriella is a fourth-year undergraduate major at UC Berkeley studying History of Art with a focus in visual cultures of the indigenous Americas. Her primary interests are Native American and Pre-Columbian art. 

In the past, Gabriella has worked as a Liaison at the Lux Art Institute, Art Gallery Assistant at the William D. Cannon Gallery, and Art Teacher Assistant at Aviara Oaks Middle School.

See Gabriella for: undergraduate research funding and preparation for graduate school.

Yuki Yamamoto

Major: History of Art - Emphasis in Contemporary Art
Minor: Performance Studies
Standing: Senior
Position: Marketing Director/Webmaster

About Yuki:
Yuki is a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in History of Art with a focus on contemporary art. Her research interests lie in performance art in the late sixties and seventies in relation to sexuality, endurance, body politics, and transnationalism.

Yuki interned at Christie's Japan this past summer, as well as worked as a Gallery Assistant at the Bedford Gallery. Currently, she works for Cal Performances on campus at Zellerbach Hall.

See Yuki for: performing arts, art market/business, questions & concerns particular to Int'l/ESL students, and entertainment in general (Netflix shows included).

Laura Weinthal

Major: History of Art
Minor: Public Policy
Standing: Junior
Position: Marketing Director/Webmaster

About Laura: coming soon

Chloe Wong

Major: English
Minor: History of Art
Standing: Senior
Position: Secretary

About Chloe:
Chloe is a senior English major, particularly interested in post-colonial theory and life writing. This year, she is working on an honors thesis on racialized performance and the violence of language onto liminal space.

She is currently facilitating a poetry workshop on campus, which involves political writing and working with unconventional forms and visual media. Chloe is also working on a project in Lyn Hejinian’s Slow Reading / Slow Seeing class for Cal Conversations, which will be on view at BAMPFA next spring.

See Chloe for: Diasporic studies, writing and research questions, and pop music recommendations

Jamie Danis

Major: History of Art - Intended Emphasis in Modern Art
Minor: Peace and Conflict Studies
Standing: Freshman

About Jamie: 

Jamie is a first year student from Los Angeles majoring in History of Art. Her primary interests are modern art, curatorial studies, and museum administration. She is minoring in Peace and Conflict studies as a bridge between her interest in political science and art history, as peace and conflict have been major driving forces of the creation of modern art. 

Jamie interned with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s education department and was trained as a docent through the internship. She also has experience collaborating with various museum professionals, planning/ facilitating museum events, and participating in museum outreach. She has volunteered at the Hammer Museum at UCLA as well. 

See Jamie for: modern and contemporary art, docenting, and museum education/ outreach. 

Emily Szasz

Major: History of Art - Emphasis in Art and Politics
Standing: Senior 

About Emily: 

Emily is a fourth year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying the History of Art with a concentration in Art and Politics. Emily is currently in the process of writing her honors thesis, focusing on a mural in San Francisco’s Mission District and exploring its connections to Chicano/a muralism, Mexican muralism, early Latin American visual culture, the built environment, and changing sociopolitical conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

At UC Berkeley, Emily is also a member of the BAMPFA Student Committee, for which she previously served as Co-Chair, and works as a Research Assistant to professors Lisa Trever and Lauren Kroiz in the History of Art Department. Emily is working toward a career in Museum Education and has held internships in Education at the Frick Collection and the de Young Museum and in Community Programs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. She looks forward to continuing her work in the field in a professional capacity after graduation this spring.

See Emily for: : honors thesis, departmental opportunities, research, careers in art history, museums, education pedagogy, curatorial work, and graduate school

Davienne Gabriel

Major: History of Art – Emphasis in Digital and Contemporary Art
Minor: New Media Certification
Standing: Junior

About Davienne:
Davienne is a third-year transfer student from Woodland, California. She is majoring in History of Art with an emphasis in Digital and Contemporary Art and intends to earn a New Media Certification as well. Her scholastic interests are mainly concerned with the digital humanities and bridging the gap between art history and emerging technologies while her personal interests include writing, drawing, and collaborative creative endeavors.

Since 2015 Davienne has volunteered for the graphic industry trade show SIGGRAPH and has hands-on experience working with digital/computer-based art installations alongside emerging technologies. In the past, Davienne has also volunteered as a team leader for a teen-led event planning and organizing program with the Pence Gallery in Davis. 

See Davienne for: digital and contemporary art, digital humanities, transfer student resources, trade show secrets, and weird youtube videos.

Ramon de Santiago

About Ramon: coming soon

Marcie Graham

Marceline Graham
Major: History of Art, Emphasis in Materials and Materialities
Standing: Senior

About Marceline: 
Marceline is a senior in the Art History Department at UC Berkeley with a focus on materials and materialities. She is concerned primarily with how the material of an artwork can tell a history, tracing trade, national interest and patronage throughout time. She is currently interning at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, as well as working at the Center for Cities and Schools at UC Berkeley. For the past two summers she has acted as Communications Manager for the Tomodachi Leadership Program, during which UC Berkeley hosts 100 students who were effected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan, using creativity, education and public service to help them improve their cities.

After graduation, Marceline plans to intern through the Sotheby's Institute in London with hopes to stay for one to two years, after which she will apply to graduate schools. She is particularly interested in exploring the fields of conservation and museum administration. 

See Marceline for: internships, marketing and social media, material culture, gender and women's studies, work experience, and research

2014-15 BOARD

Jessy Bell

Major: History of Art, Emphasis in Modern and Contemporary Art
Minor: French
Standing: Junior

About Jessy:
Jessy is a third year transfer student from San Diego, California. She studies history of art with a focus on modern and contemporary art. She is currently focusing her research on post colonialism/postwar developments in abstraction, public monuments, and global modernism with plans to continue her work in a graduate program. She is on campus more often than not, spending much of her time in Doe Library reading and sorting through her hand-written, cursive, highly-detailed notes.

Jessy has extensive hands-on experience in curation, exhibition design, and gallery and museum marketing and development. Most recently, she was an intern for Education Curatorial department at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

See Jessy for: Scholarship applications, internships, writing and research questions, modern and contemporary art and monuments, French minor, and corgi puppy pictures.

Jennie Yoon

Major: History of Art
Standing: Junior

About Jennie:
Jennie is a third-year art history major studying modern and contemporary art with a special interest in photography and identity. She is also minoring in education, with a focus on education and societal development. You can usually find her reading a book or writing at a nearby cafe between classes.

Jennie has experience working at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery on campus in Kroeber Hall, as well as with volunteering and youth educational outreach programs. After finishing her undergraduate work at Berkeley, she hopes to pursue graduate school in the field of education.

See Jennie for: modern and contemporary art, photography and visual studies, gallery work, educational outreach, and general thoughts/worries/hopes/dreams in regards to the pursuit of art.

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