Department of Art and Art History
Great Wave

Artists through the ages have looked to the ocean in all its majesty for clues about the planet’s future. This group exhibition features contemporary artists who live near the coast, and whose work immerses us in a watery drama. Organized by longtime Bay Area curator Ann Trinca, this show finds inspiration in the work of Japanese ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai’s ubiquitous woodblock print The Great Wave. The Great Wave is recognizable across cultures as a symbol of the unpredictable power of the ocean. Using this historic piece as a jumping off point, the artists in the exhibition explore the ocean as a source of mystery and resilience.


Artists: Brandon Anderton, Tess Felix, Peter Hassen, Liz Hickok, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Hughen/Starkweather, Luc Janssens, Josh Keyes, Laura Arminda Kingsley, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, Courtney Mattison, Allison Watkins and Angela Willetts


Meet the Artists:

October 7, 2022

Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Lobby

Reception to follow


Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Show Dates: 
Mon, 09/19/2022 - 9:00am
Fri, 01/13/2023 - 5:00pm

Laura Arminda Kingsley

Murmurs of the Deep VIII


4K Video, Loop, Color/Sound