Permanent Art Collection Tour

Permanent Art Collection

The Titan Student Union's Art Acquisition Program was established in 1990 to create a permanent collection of student art work for the enjoyment of building guests. The program is continually expanding as each year the Titan Student Union Governing Board allocates funds for the purchase of several additional pieces. The selection process of the artwork includes an annual student art show, from which the student-led Art Acquisition Committee recommends pieces to purchase.

The mission of the program is to create an environment that stimulates artistic awareness for building guests. The art acquisition program works to promote diversity by purchasing unique and varied pieces that represent the rich culture of Cal State Fullerton's campus community. In addition, this program offers talented students the opportunity to leave a legacy of their work at Cal State Fullerton.

Online Tour

Below you will notice a map of the TSU. Switch between the Main Level and the Plaza and Upper Levels by clicking the corresponding links above the map. The orange markers on the map permanent represent artwork in the TSU. Click on one of the markers to learn more about that piece.

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"Exxon's Ark I" by David Morgan

Exxon's Ark I

by David Morgan

1992

Sculpture

This terracotta sculpture reflects upon the ecological impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. Those involved or affected by the accident are represented by figures on the ship itself.

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"Paradigms" by Richard Aber

Paradigms

by Richard Aber

1992

Wax Sculpture

A monumental sculture that utilizes repetitive circular forms, which give way to the fountain of wax that appears to drip down the center. Earth tones help this man-made object to fit naturally into the Chapman Atrium.

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"Untitled" by Jon Ginnaty

Untitled

by Jon Ginnaty

2001

Ceramic

This ceramic vessel displays abstracted organic forms on its highly textured surface. Layers of clay have been added and subtracted to create this effect.

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"Pit Fire" by Sarah Grear

Pit Fire

by Sarah Grear

2004

Ceramic

Grear conveys the simplicity of firing ceramic work in an age-old technique of firing that is ingrained in our history. Native Americans fired their work in the same manner. This similar technique and process yields beautiful results equal to those created with today's technology.

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"New Beginning" by Tianna Webb

New Beginning

by Tianna Webb

2003

Glass

Large glass vessel with dark glazes complimented by animated "drips" from base to top.

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"Fluted Vase" by Russ Huff

Fluted Vase

by Russ Huff

2002

Glass

Large glass vessel fashions vertical stripes of soft green and yellow, with a large lipped rim of rose pink.

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"Cross the Threshold" by Andy Davidson

Cross the Threshold

by Andy Davidson

1997

Sculpture

This sculpture of the stereotypical "house" juxtaposes animated, graphic elements on the surface with the menacing, sharp objects which line and protrude from the inside.

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"Oaks of Righteousness" by Jeannette Gutierrez

Oaks of Righteousness

by Jeannette Gutierrez

2004

Oil on Panel

This figurative oil painting of a group of children features brightly colored fabrics that draw attention and frame the symbolic oak tree in the center.

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"Rhinos" by Trevor Walker

Rhinos

by Trevor Walker

2004

Oil on Canvas

The artist utilizes both representational and abstract elements in this work by combing multiple perspectives with a detailed rendering of the subject.

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"Halfway Down the Stairs" by Don Fitzgerald

Halfway Down the Stairs

by Don Fitzgerald

1999

Sculpture

The piece interacts with light and shadow. It is powder coated to avoid damage in an outdoor setting.

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"The Dream" by Anthony Wellnitz

The Dream

by Anthony Wellnitz

1993

Mixed Media

A figure within a landscape is the focus of this woodcut print. The strong lines and markings are typical of woodcut prints which utilize carved wooden blocks to print the various forms and colors of the piece.

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"Dislocation" by Jennifer Pyle

Dislocation

by Jennifer Pyle

2004

Mixed Media

This self-portrait utilizes abstract techniques and earth tones to create an intimate and dramatic mood. Working on panel as opposed to canvas creates a slick surface for the paint, while giving the piece a sense of weight and permanence.

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"Definitions I & II" by Julinne Loudermilk

Definitions I & II

by Julinne Loudermilk

1999

Mixed Media

These two pieces deal with women's issues and the struggle between society's expectations of how women should look and its view on the role of women in society.

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"Carl Sandburg" by Jesse LaTour

Carl Sandburg

by Jesse LaTour

2004

Oil on Canvas

This oil painting features a single man strumming the guitar. In correlation to the title, the subject is Carl Sandburg, an American poet and novelist, also known as the "singing bard."

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"Plush Toy #2" by Frank Swann

Plush Toy #2

by Frank Swann

2000

Mixed Media

This colorful mixed media sculpture features strong organic forms with whimsical media such as plastic eyes and small beads.

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"The Piano's on Fire" by David Krueger

The Piano's on Fire

by David Krueger

1994

Sculpture

This mixed media sculpture boast strong vertical linear forms. The additive zigzag texture contrasts the negative circular holes.

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"Cezar's Torch" by David Krueger

Cezar's Torch

by David Krueger

1994

Sculpture

This large metal sculpture incorporates found objects to produce an abstracted human form on a bed of metal sheets.

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"Today and Yesterday #3" by Ann Phong

Today and Yesterday #3

by Ann Phong

1995

Painting

"My art reflects the feelings and thoughts of people who come to America from different places. The process of adaptation and assimilation are parts of many CSUF students' lives." Ann Phong

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"Me and You" by Karen Emmett

Me and You

by Karen Emmett

1997

Mixed Media

This is a mixed media piece that was created using paint, charcoal, graphite and glue on wood panels. The various media are selective layered, with areas sanded or scratched to reveal what lies beneath.

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"Relinquish" by Aimee Wright

Relinquish

by Aimee Wright

2004

Oil on Wood

This self-portrait on wood combines bright sepia and orange tones with found materials to create a textured surface for the paint. The natural grain of the panel works in combination with both the texture of the paint and the found materials.

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"Stretch and the Gals" by Marla Sheehan Orso

Stretch and the Gals

by Marla Sheehan Orso

1994

Cast Glass and Copper

"The images in my work flow from the conscious and subconscious library of real and imagined forms. The molten media of glass has captivated my creative energies and serves as the primary vehicle for the imagery in my work." - Marla Sheehan Orso

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"Cruisin for a Bruisin" by Christine Tokugawa

Cruisin for a Bruisin

by Christine Tokugawa

1994

Clay Sculpture

"This piece represents a strong and positive attitude mixed with sometimes foolish courage. All is necessary sometimes to move forward in life." - Christine Tokugawa

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"The Trap" by Laura Haight

The Trap

by Laura Haight

2004

Ceramic

This large whimsical vessel combines a bright yellow interior and positive/negative space to encourage the viewer to peer into its center.

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"Seascape" by Robin Provart-Kelly

Seascape

by Robin Provart-Kelly

2004

Glass

This piece was inspired by the ocean and conveys the calmness and consolation it has to offer.

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"Out or In" by Erin Dolbey

Out or In

by Erin Dolbey

2004

Ceramic

This piece is a strongly textured vessel with curved handles that spiral up and out of the interior space. The colors of the piece act in contrast with the curves of its form.

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"Pink Lining" by Erin Dolbey

Pink Lining

by Erin Dolbey

2004

Ceramic

The artist uses a similar play of space with this piece as with "Out or In", but adds a surprising element to the interior, giving this piece its namesake.

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"Morning" by Paul Lee

Morning

by Paul Lee

2002

Painting

A painting of seemingly lifeless body positioned against a fading sun. Only the title reveals the irony that the artist has created by rendering a sunrise instead of a sunset.

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"Black on Black Crime" by Gene Cook

Black on Black Crime

by Gene Cook

1995

Oil on Canvas

A highly symbolic painting uses simplified figures to relate to the viewer while the agressive brushstrokes reflect the intent of the title.

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"Feeling Self Doubt" by Suzanne Garnier Weythman

Feeling Self Doubt

by Suzanne Garnier Weythman

1997

Print

"I was feeling doubtful that I was a good artist and needed imagery that I could use to work through my feelings of self doubt and put them to rest. The idea was to give myself permission to be creative. I look back on that particular work and it speaks to me the same way I initially intended." - Suzanne Garnier Weythman

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"The Stairway" by Sergio Machado

The Stairway

by Sergio Machado

2000

Cyanotype

This urban landscape photograph relies heavily on the effects of shadow to create layers of dynamic contrast, and intersections between actual objects and their prints.

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"Untitled" by Juan Gonzalez

Untitled

by Juan Gonzalez

2003

Gelatin Silver Print

This black and white photograph utilizes a strong light source to reveal a woman sitting casually at her desk. Upon closer evaluation, the tension of the piece unfolds as her desk becomes anything but a normal surface.

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"Sunset" by Yi-chun Helen Wang

Sunset

by Yi-chun Helen Wang

2002

Photography

A simple landscape photo captures the essence of two figures in the setting sun. The obstruction of their features by the shadow allows the viewer to put themselves into the picture.

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"Liquified" by Yi-chun Helen Wang

Liquified

by Yi-chun Helen Wang

2000

Photography

This time-based photography piece captures the subject's change of state from ice to water.

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"Untitled" by Madelyn Klein

Untitled

by Madelyn Klein

2000

Acrylic on Panel

A highly detailed and repetitive geometric shapes come together to create this visually stimulating painting.

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"Remnants" by Bill Thomas

Remnants

by Bill Thomas

2001

Gelatin Silver Print

A subdued landscape photograph depicts the aftermath of what formerly existed. The lines of the wooden structures repetitively intersect, mimicking the intersection with the horizon.

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"The Conversion of Thought" by Alex Villa

The Conversion of Thought

by Alex Villa

2002

Digital Print

This visually dynamic piece layers multiple images to create a surrealist scene of a figure in space. Through digital manipulation, images foreign to each other are combined and able to maintain a lifelike appearance.

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"108 Objects" by Rich Schank

108 Objects

by Rich Schank

1992

Photographs

The larger than life work uses a grid pattern to showcase a conglomeration of common everyday items. The photographs themselves have been removed to reveal their portrait in negative space.

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"Bag Lady" by Cliff Cramp

Bag Lady

by Cliff Cramp

1993

Watercolor

A figurative watercolor piece that uses layers of chopy gray brushtrokes to create an atmosphere of solitude. Attention is drawn to the figure by dressing her in purple, the only vivid color present in the work.

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"Shagan Shong

Shagan Shong "Coming of Age"

by Don Fitzgerald

1998

Ceramic

This large ceramic vessel features upward spirals of color and texture, highlighted by ornate handles and lid.

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"Myra and Kissy" by Loraine Lindstrom

Myra and Kissy

by Loraine Lindstrom

1999

Watercolor

Lindstrom painted this tranquil piece based on a photograph taken of a child when a cat unexpectedly jumped in.

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"Biologically Equal Culturally Separated" by Marcella Swett

Biologically Equal Culturally Separated

by Marcella Swett

1992

Painting

A large painting with three fragmented images shows the depth of the commonality of humanity.

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"We Can Be Different Together" by Richard May II

We Can Be Different Together

by Richard May II

1995

Mixed Media

A brightly colored abstract painting that depicts musicians in the act of performing. Strong yellow, green and orange hues highlight the large loose brushstrokes. These colors express the excitement and energy of the moment.

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"Untitled" by Niclas Kruger

Untitled

by Niclas Kruger

2002

Acrylic on Canvas

This abstract acrylic painting utilizes techniques from both cubism and expressionism. The geometric shapes of the figures are reminiscent of cubism, while the fragmented brushstrokes and color combinations of the background are very similar to expressionist techniques used to create atmosphere.

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"Untitled" by Brian A. Johnson

Untitled

by Brian A. Johnson

2001

Oil on Canvas

A small, subdued oil painting focuses on a single face peering through atmospheric vertical stripes.

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"This is Who I am Completely" by Jeannette Gutierrez

This is Who I am Completely

by Jeannette Gutierrez

2004

Mixed Media

This three dimensional sculpture centers around a two dimensional painting of a female figure. The artist utilized wood and plaster to fabricate the elaborate and narrative frame around the painting.

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"Pinkie" by Rose Misanchuk

Pinkie

by Rose Misanchuk

1998

Slipcast Earthenware

This piece depicts two ceramic women who exude delicacy and balance. The artwork captures their movement and anxiety through the balancing of large-scale teacups.

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"Balancing Act" by Rose Misanchuk

Balancing Act

by Rose Misanchuk

1998

Slipcast Earthenware

This ceramic figure seems to defy the laws of gravity by juggling several delicate looking cups. The play of scale between the figure and the cups adds to the tension of this 'balancing act.'

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"Terra Cotta Landscape" by Melanie Donegan

Terra Cotta Landscape

by Melanie Donegan

2003

Cardboard and Acrylic

The tongue-in-check title relates the whimsical nature of this cardboard sculpture which resembles and mimics its terracotta influence.

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"Thelonious Monk" by Ricardo Gonzalex

Thelonious Monk

by Ricardo Gonzalex

2004

Pastel

A pastel portrait of the famous jazz composer and musician's. The bright colors and fine detail capture the essence and energy of this musician's work.

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"Theme and Variations" by Sarena Bhargava

Theme and Variations

by Sarena Bhargava

1993

Sculpture

This statuesque piece combines steel and neon in a curvilinear from.

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