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Art on Campus

CAPS SMALL ART COLLECTION

Cerritos College has established a unique new publicly-displayed art collection. The collection, to be spread through publicly accessible areas of the campus, features paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs ranging in size from multiple small works on paper to two massive fourteen-foot shaped-canvas paintings. Themes presented in the works reflect the areas of study covered in nearby classrooms. The collection also prominently features works by traditionally underrepresented groups, including notable female artists and artists of color.

In this initial acquisition, the College selected works by 18 contemporary artists: Carolyn Castaño, Amir H. Fallah, Alexandra Grant, Mark Steven Greenfield, Sean Higgins, Kiel Johnson, Virginia Katz, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Melissa Manfull, Álvaro Daniel Márquez, Hung Viet Nguyen, Christina Ondrus, Naida Osline, Julia Paull, Gala Porras-Kim, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Marie Thibeault, and Jessica Wimbley. The campus will continue to expand this public art collection in the coming years.

Campus Map: Art in Public Spaces (PDF)


A colorful scene of tropical flora and fauna.


Tropical Geometries: Quetzal, Azul y Naranja, 2017
Carolyn Castaño
Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper
51 x 40 inches
Courtesy of Walter Maciel Gallery
Location: Liberal Arts Building, Foyer, Second Floor

A reclining figure.

Seems So Long Ago, 2018
Amir H Fallah
Acrylic, Ink, and Collage on Paper
11 x 14 inches
Courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian Gallery
Location: Social Sciences Building, Second Floor

A circle filled with inverted and mirrored text bubbles.

Nimbito, 2014
Alexandra Grant
Pencil on Paper
43 x 43 inches
Courtesy of Ochi Gallery
Location: Liberal Arts Building, South Stairs

A figure with crossed arms holding bullhorns.

Egungun: The Charlotte Observer, 2017
Mark Steven Greenfield
Archival Inkjet Print (Edition of Five)
50 x 40 inches
Location: Fine Arts Building, Second Floor

A group of erupting volcanos.

Eruption, 2016
Sean Higgins
Photo Collage
24 x 24 inches
Location: Physical Sciences Building, First Floor

A group of icebergs.

Bergs, 2016
Sean Higgins
Photo Collage
24 x 24 inches
Location: Physical Sciences Building, First Floor

Drawings of Musical Instruments.

Lutes, 2017
Kiel Johnson
Archival Inkjet Print (Edition of Ten)
11 x 17 inches
Location: Burnight Center, Music (Coming Soon)

Drawings of Musical Instruments.

Drums, 2017
Kiel Johnson
Archival Inkjet Print (Edition of Ten)
11 x 17 inches
Location: Burnight Center, Music (Coming Soon)

Drawings of Musical Instruments.

Horns, 2017
Kiel Johnson
Archival Inkjet Print (Edition of Ten)
11 x 17 inches
Location: Burnight Center, Music (Coming Soon)

Drawing of Musical Stands.

Musical Stands, 2017
Kiel Johnson
Archival Inkjet Print (Edition of Ten)
11 x 17 inches
Location: Burnight Center, Music (Coming Soon)

Drawings made by branches in wind.

Offshore Flow - 8 Hours, Silver, 10/05/08, 2008
Virginia Katz
Metallic Ink on Black Paper
44.5 x 30 inches
Location: Physical Sciences Building, First Floor

A window with a hand-written note.

Immigrant Landscape #2, 2017
Nery Gabriel Lemus
Watercolor on Paper
17.5 x 23.5 inches
Location: Social Sciences Building, Third Floor

A ink-drawn stone slice

Totem (Blue Violet), 2017
Melissa Manfull
Ink on Paper Mounted on Wood, Steel Base
19.5 x 8.25 x 5.25 inches
Location: Physical Sciences Building, Foyer, First Floor

Two maps of California.

Colonial Cartographies: Soil, Land, and Space (diptych), 2018
Alvaro Daniel Marquez
Serigraphy on Archival Inkjet Print (Edition of Two)
22 x 15 inches
Location: Administration Building, Board Room

Map of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: Redlining and Gentrification from 1939-2015, 2018
Alvaro Daniel Marquez
Photolithography/Serigraphy on Paper (Edition of Ten)
11 x 15 inches
Location: Business Education Building, First Floor

A portrait of a man.

Tiburcio Vasquez, 2018
Alvaro Daniel Marquez
Three-Layer Reduction Linocut on Paper (Edition of Twelve)
15 x 22 inches
Location: Social Sciences Building, Third Floor

A colorful landscape.

Coastal Sensation #26, 2017
Hung Viet Nguyen
Oil on Canvas
28 x 60 inches
Location: Fine Arts Building, First Floor

Paralax lines.

Parallax Painting: A Square is a Diamond to Infinity, 2009
Christina Ondrus
Silver Enamel and Day-Glo Paint on Shaped Canvas
50 x 168 inches
Location: Math / Computer Information Sciences Building, First Floor

Paralax lines.

Parallax Painting: Convergence Skew, 2009
Christina Ondrus
Silver Enamel and Day-Glo Paint on Shaped Canvas
50 x 168 inches
Location: Math / Computer Information Sciences Building, First Floor

A plant with birds and bugs.

Visionary Plants: Borachero, 2017
Naida Osline
Archival Inkjet Print
48 x 60 inches
Location: Nursing Skills Lab, First Floor

A transparent frog seen from below.

Mother Nature's Son: Glass Frog, Costa Rica, 2017-2018
Julia Paull
Archival Inkjet Print
17 x 11 inches
Location: Science Building, First Floor

A drawing of a bag with spearheads.

One Bag of Miscellaneous Spearheads and Sticks, 2009
Gala Porras-Kim
Graphite on Cotton Paper
11.25 x 8.25 inches
Courtesy of Commonwealth and Council
Location: Social Sciences Building, Second Floor

A deer mask and geometric shapes.

Danza del Venado (Deer Dance), 2017
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
Graphite on Paper
11.5 x 10 inches
Location: Social Sciences Building, Second Floor

Colorful abstractions.

Heliostation, 2014
Marie Thibeault
Oil on Canvas
72 x 66 inches
Location: Fine Arts Building, East Foyer, First/Second Floor

Two women superimposed.

Americana: Warrior II, 2018
Jessica Wimbley
Photo Collage, Graphite, and Pastel on Paper in Antique Wooden Frame
13 x 19 inches
Location: Social Sciences Building, Third Floor

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