Curated Exhibitions

Image as Object
Image as Object

[Click on title to see list of exhibition links curated by Shelby Graham for UCSC Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery]

A selection of her curatorial works include: In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty, 2016; Raymond Saunders: Black is a Color, 2015; Tom Franco: Co-Lab, 2015; Alternative Lineage, 2014;The Dinner Parties: art and agriculture; The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping and Territory, 2013; Katerina Lanfranco: Natural Selection, 2012, Lewis Watts: New Orleans Suite, 2012; Xiaoze Xie: Resistant Archeology, 2011; Some Assembly Required: race, gender and globalization, 2009–2010; Interruptions of Hierarchies, 2008; Image as Object, 2006; and more…

Hank Willis Thomas: Signifying Blackness, 2006; and The Rhetoric of the Pose: Rethinking Hannah Wilke, 2005; Binh Danh, Immortality, The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War, 2002. See exhibition links below:

In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty

Raymond Saunders: Black is a Color

An Uncommon Place: Shaping the UC Santa Cruz Campus + Rhythms of Place

Tom Franco: Co-Lab

50/50 Alumni Exhibition


Three Lives in Photography: Robert Dawson, Joel Leivick, David Pace

Complicated Labors exhibition and symposium

Unfixed Itineraries: innovative perspectives on Arab film and visual culture

Charles Griffin Farr: Formal Complexity 2013

The Dinner Parties: art & agriculture 2013

Deborah Barlow: Material Ephemera in the Porter College Faculty Gallery @ UCSC:

The Harrison Studio: On Mixing Mapping and Territory


Lewis Watts: New Orleans Suite

Katerina Lanfranco: Natural Selection

Xiaoze Xie: Resistant Archeology

Suspended in Time: Charles Griffin Farr 2011

TIME LAPSE  40th Anniversary

CHIP LORD: Public Spaces

Human Conditions

Reimagining American Realism: Works by Charles Griffin Farr

Alex Kopps: Displacement installation

Cielo/Sky II

Book as Medium

Charles Griffin Farr Summer 2009

Some Assembly Required 2009  Traveling Exhibition 2010

Fuse / fureru II 2008

Charles Griffin Farr Summer 2008

Interruption of Hierarchies

Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice

Faculty Works: Fuse 2007

Erin V. Sotak 2007

Intimate Landscape with Charles Griffin Farr 2007

Hank Willis Thomas 2006

Faculty Works: 2006

Image as Object 2006

The Rhetoric of the Pose: Rethinking Hannah Wilke 2005

Narrative Bodies 2005

Sheila Pepe

Faculty Works: 2004

Organic Matter 2004

David Rokeby 2003

Binh Danh: 2002

Lines of Sight: Views of the U.S./Mexican Border 2002

Urban Evidence: Jody Zellen & Chris Sollars 2002

Ann Savageau: Life Line

HOLLY ROBERTS AND JULIE GREEN: Painted Psychologies 2002