Sonoma State University Library Art Gallery proudly presents
Divergent Acts: Current Work by Sonoma State University Sculpture Alumni

The artists in Divergent Acts: Current Work by Sonoma State University Sculpture Alumni are exceptional in their collective range of diverse approaches to sculpture making. The common denominator, however, is that they all studied sculpture at Sonoma State University under Professor Jann Nunn.

Nunn, a mixed-media conceptual artist and sculptor who fosters an experimental approach to art making and promotes artistic authenticity in her students, chose the artists based on proposal submissions. The selected projects range from traditional object-based pedestal sculpture to video, materials ranging from cast bronze to yogurt mold, and concepts from biological destruction to texting communication.

The roster of artists in this exhibition is a testament to the divergent ways in which SSU Sculpture graduates have forged their individual sculptural practices and established themselves as professional artists.

Exhibition Dates: April 1 – July 12

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday noon – 5 p.m.

Artists’ Reception:

  • Thursday April 3, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Artists’ Lectures:

  • Tuesday, April 1
    • Annalisa Vobis
  • Tuesday, April 8
    • Missy Engelhardt
  • Tuesday, April 15
    • Christopher Collette
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Schulz Library, Room 3001

The Exhibiting Artists:

Annalisa Vobis (BA 2002); Andrew Sofie (BFA 2008); collaborative team Nicholas Harris (BFA 2010) with Ben Lastufka (BFA 2010); Missy Engelhardt (BFA 2011); Catherine Daley (BA 2013); Christopher Collette (BFA 2012); Wyatt Amend (BFA 2012).


All events are free and the public is warmly invited to attend.

ABOVE: Missy Engelhardt "Orange Swirl" Courtesy of K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco.