Past Exhibitions

2002 California Biennial

Exhibition Through September 8, 2002

In the summer of 2002, the Orange County Museum of Art presented one of its most eagerly anticipated and celebrated exhibitions, the California Biennial.

The 2002 California Biennial featured new work by young artists from San Francisco to Sonoma, from the Los Angeles region and the Bay Area. Rather than defining a prevailing theme, this exhibition explored the most vibrant ideas and sensibilities among a new generation of visual artists working throughout the state. The 2002 California Biennial reflected not only the changing state of contemporary California art but also the museum's curatorial commitment to showcasing contemporary art as it evolves in a regional, national, and international framework. The 2002 California Biennial was co-curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, chief curator and acting director, and Irene Hofmann, curator of contemporary art.

The following artists were featured:

Rebeca Bollinger
Kristin Calabrese
Roman de Salvo
Chris Finley
Evan Holloway
Tom LaDuke
Kelly Nipper
Yoshua Okon
Joe Sola
Stephanie Syjuco
Charlie White
Yoram Wolberger

The 2002 California Biennial catalogue includes an introductory essay by exhibition co-curators Elizabeth Armstrong and Irene Hofmann, essays on the work of each artist in the exhibition, and 64 pages of full color images. Available in the Museum Store.



The 2002 California Biennial exhibition and accompanying catalogue was supported in part by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, Charles and Twyla Martin, and Christine and Jeff Masonek.