Yapelli: Professor and Director: University
Art Gallery, San Diego State University
joining the faculty in 1985, Tina Yapelli has curated more than sixty
exhibitions of contemporary art by regional, national and international
artists. She also has organized a variety of educational programs, including
symposia, lecture series and artists' residencies. Her writing on contemporary
art has appeared in exhibition catalogues and journals in the United
States and in a book published by Telos Art Publishing in England. Yapelli
currently serves on the Public Art Committee of the City of San Diego
Commission for Arts and Culture.
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"My most profound art experience of the last year, and certainly
one of the most amazing art encounters of my life so far, was spending
fifteen precious minutes with an absolutely breathtaking and awe-inspiring
masterpiece: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper."
#2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
#2 "One of my goals as Director of the University Art Gallery is
to engage the next generations of art viewers. One of my goals as a
member of the Public Art Committee is to enrich the cultural life of
our community with noteworthy public art projects, both permanent and