Art Gallery

Nan Rae Gallery

Hours: Wed. 12–8 p.m.
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun. 12–5 p.m.

The Nan Rae Gallery exhibits international, national and regional artists in a multidisciplinary venue for contemporary art. Artist-curated group exhibitions are a particular focus for gallery programming. In addition to professional exhibitions, the gallery displays works from student organizations within the various programs of the School of Media, Culture & Design. The diverse platform of contemporary fine arts programming at the Nan Rae Gallery enriches the cultural life of Woodbury University and provocatively engages the communal cultural fabric of Southern California.


Current Gallery Exhibition



The Photographic Imaginary
Nine Approaches to Photography Today
Curated by Vincent Johnson


Opening Reception                              Gallery Hours

Sunday March 12, 3pm – 5pm                                    Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Exhibition Dates

March 11 – April 16

Past Gallery Exhibitions

Neighborhood Watch

The political implications inherent within these projects not only underlie their collective group actions, they also influence each of these three artist’s practices outside of their respective collaborations. Through their individual work, they are continually examining larger notions of community via archives, history, language, performance, research, and site-specificity. Considering that we are living in a time tainted by uncertainty on all fronts, all of this material as a whole becomes that much more relevant and vital. The work in Neighborhood Watch will highlight these numerous expressions to promote a cross disciplinary dialogue between the three artists, the general public, and the community of Woodbury University.

Paint Before You Think
John Kilduff

A painter for over 30 years, Kilduff’s main focus is plein air painting (painting on location in the landscape). Kilduff’s work has been shown at numerous art festivals and galleries across the United States. For over 15 years he has also hosted a “how to paint” cable access show called “Let’s Paint TV”.


practice, Practice, practice: Abstract Spirituality in Los Angeles Painting, Sculpture and Performance
Curator Doug Harvey

A group exhibition exploring spirituality through the work of Dina Abdulkarim, Ryan Callis, Linda Day, June Edwards, David McDonald, Rebecca Niederlander, Khang Nguyer, Kenneth Ober, Mary Anna Pomonis, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, and Dan Tull.

Graphic Design Student Exhibition
Curators: Behnoush McKay, Cate Roman, Rebekah Albrecht

The annual exhibition of student work showcases the work of the Woodbury Graphic Design department, ranked as one of the top 25 programs nationally by GD USA Magazine. Exhibition highlights include the work of multiple studios including Entertainment, Advertising, Publications, Environmental, Motion Design, Typography, Photography and more.


Star Tracking
Lisa Diane Wedgeworth

Wedgeworth’s studio practice is rooted in storytelling. Her work is informed by both private and public, personal and collective memories. She makes paintings that become abstract interpretations of personal and historical experiences and employs video as meditations on memory, identity and relationships.