Cypress College Art Gallery

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Current Exhibition

The Students’ Show

Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 16, 2019

Opening Reception Tuesday, May 7, 6-8pm

The Cypress College Annual Student Exhibition

Come for the art, stay for the party!

Upcoming for Fall 2019

Sergio O'Cadiz Moctezuma: El Artist

Sergio O’Cadiz Moctezuma was a “conceptual architect” who created architectural sculptures across LA and Orange County, including at Cypress College; a painter who brought the draughtsmanship and narrative clarity of Mexican modernism to his Chicano murals; and a studio artist who made landscapes, seascapes, and portraits that drew upon the iconography of both Aztec and Catholic Mexico. Part of the SUR:Biennial.

Left: O'Cadiz Moctezuma's iconic Library Mural at Cypress College, photographed by Julius Schulman, 1970

Jason De León: Hostile Terrain

A process-based installation and wall-map by anthropologist Jason De León, author of The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail, invites visitors to fill toe-tags with information about the 3,000+ people who have died trying to cross into the U.S. through the Sonoran Desert over the past 25 years, and whose bodies have been foundPart of the SUR:Biennial.

Left: Hostile Terrain toe-tags filled with death information for deceased border crossers

Exhibition History

Beyond the Pale l Spring Semester, 2019

Trajectories I Spring Semester, 2019

A Different 1% I Fall Semester, 2018

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2018

Authenticate | Spring Semester, 2018

DIS...MISS | Fall Semester, 2017

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2017

Alumni Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2017

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition | Fall Semester, 2016

Tales That Must Be Told: Contemporary Narrative Art | Spring Semester, 2016

Newton to Albers: Color Theory to Creative Practice | Spring Semester, 2016

Project Space: Frido Evers "Letter to Pauli"| Spring Semester, 2016

(Self) Portraits | Fall Semester, 2015

Artists on Edge | Fall Semester, 2015

Project Space: Vonn Sumner | Fall Semester, 2015

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2015

Surface to Edge | Spring Semester, 2015

Project Space: Christine Taber Retrospective | Spring Semester, 2015

Transplants | Spring Semester, 2015

Project Space: Alexandra Lippman | Semester, 2015

Project Space: Jeremy Kidd | Spring Semester, 2015

Over Under On In Near | Fall Semester, 2014

Project Space: James Boulton | Fall Semester, 2014

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2014

Sleep of Reason | Spring Semester, 2014

Within | Fall Semester, 2013

Teach-In | Spring Semester, 2013

The Figure in Contemporary Art | Fall Semester, 2012

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2012

Original Copy | Spring Semester, 2012

Master Class | Fall Semester, 2011

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2011

Quotidian World | Spring Semester, 2011

Summercamp ProjectProject  | Fall Semester, 2010

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2010

Against the Grain | Spring Semester, 2010

Project Space: NoahThomas | Spring Semester, 2010

GPS | Fall Semester, 2009

Annual Student Exhibition | Spring Semester, 2009



About CCAG

Cypress College Art Gallery (CCAG) presents professional and student exhibitions, performances, workshops, lectures, and visiting artists’ projects to enhance Fine Arts coursework, further support student success, and enrich the broader Cypress community. CCAG is located in the gateway area of the Cypress College campus near the campus theater. CCAG is closest to Valley View Street, which is accessible from the 405, 91, and 5 Freeways. Park in Lot 1 in the designated visitor’s area, and remember to purchase a parking pass. Visit the CCAG Facebook Page for more exhibition information.


Gallery Hours

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and by appointment.






Park in Lot 1. Parking permits can be purchased at a kiosk in front of the Business Building located on the edge of Lot 1.



Janet Owen Driggs, Director 

Kirk Pickler, Exhibitions Manager

Nadia Wallace, Adminstrative Assistant