Wednesday, Apr. 03, 2024 - Friday, May 03, 2024
12 - 5 p.m. PST


Stan State Art Space 226 North First Street Turlock, CA 95380

Who is Invited

Alumni, Campus Community, Public

Stan State Art Space is thrilled to present the fine art exhibition The Hardest Part is the Departure by artist Audra Graziano. The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, April 3 — Friday, May 3, 2024.

Gallery hours are Wednesday--Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. with free admission.
Stan State Art Space is located at 226 North First Street in downtown Turlock.

A reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.

The Hardest Part is the Departure is an exhibition of Audra Graziano’s recent paintings. Graziano uses abstraction and color to explore ideas of memory and time. These works are made with oil on canvas, through a process of layering imagery by both building up and removing paint. For the artist, it is a process that serves as metaphor for how experiences overlap over time to create memory, and how that configuration of events moves with us into the present moment.

Audra Graziano (b. 1981, Massachusetts) is an abstract painter and educator based in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including The San Diego Art Institute, University of Arizona Museum of Art, the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach, and galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. She received her MFA from California State University Long Beach in 2014, graduating with the College of the Arts Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity Award. She earned her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2003 with the Pratt Institute Fine Art Award for Outstanding Merit in Painting and the Pratt Circle Award for Academic Achievement. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Division at Cerritos College.

abstract art from artist Audra Graziano