Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2024 - Wednesday, May 01, 2024
12 - 4 p.m. PST


Theatre/Drama 001 - University Art Gallery

Who is Invited

Alumni, Campus Community, Public

The University Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the fine art photography exhibition Unsettled by Bay Area Artist Dora Duan. The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, March 27, 2024 -- Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Gallery hours are 12:00 noon -- 4:00 pm Monday -- Friday with a late close on Thursday evenings at 9:00 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

A reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 6:00 pm along with an artist talk at 6:30 pm at the University Art Gallery.

Dora Duan is a San Francisco Bay Area-based fine art photographer who received an MFA from Academy of Art University in 2020. Her passion for storytelling is evident in her work. With a strong emphasis on the emotional content, Duan creates photographs that explore identity and personal experience on a psychological level. Her work evokes inner connections with viewers through minimal visual elements and aesthetic aspects. Duan’s work has been selected in many domestic and international exhibitions and publications.

Duan describes her work: 

"Memories are collective moments which may remain with us as shadows, intangible as they are. Inspired by a study of imperfection, I have been exploring how to narrate those uneasy and vulnerable moments in my earlier life as a way of returning to some episodes that I want to understand further. My intention is to convey the unremarkable yet memorable moments that have influenced how I feel and behave today. The process of creating this series of narrative portraits allows me to see my presence as other viewers might, and to understand the underlying aspects of myself. Digital capturing with archival pigment print and historical processes was used in this project."

a close up of a trees branches and leaves.