Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
During her nineteen years spent in California (1962-81), the young Vija Celmins formulated a distinct landscape informed by California’s physical topography as well as the stylistic and materialistic advances resulting from the city’s newfound cultural awakening. With an intimate technical application, Celmins engages viewers with the spatial and optical facets of desert, sea, and sky.
Lebowitz, Jessie, "Somewhere between Distance and Intimacy: Vija Celmins in California 1962-1981" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.