Our Mission

As an undergraduate art organization and gallery space, Catalyst devotes each year to curating exhibitions, community outreach, and locating Irvine students within the larger art context. Through curating exhibitions, Catalyst gives students the opportunity to hone their skills in another facet of the art industry which is supplementary to our curriculum, preparing students for future careers and┬ástudies. Catalyst has ventured in community outreach, which is both imperative and rewarding. This provides a great opportunity for gaining experience and studio practice to undergraduates, or talented emerging artists. As a community of undergraduate art students, it is necessary to open the “art world” by becoming involved in the larger context, and expanding itself out onto all students at UCI. Catalyst is a space to share ideas, enhance knowledge of the art language, and create new networks with different art communities.

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