gallery: art from the inside


Saturday, April 13 | 6:00 PM
Fowler Museum Terrace | UCLA

On Saturday, April 13, Fowler Museum Terrace will be transformed into an exhibition of currently incarcerated people’s work. We will be displaying and selling artwork created by currently incarcerated artists to benefit Was Incarcerated Productions (whose purpose is to tell real untold stories through art to change the narrative of incarceration and heal the heart). Many of the artists wrote about the healing nature of art, how it allows them to express themselves on the inside, give back to the community, and also how they use it to tell the truth about what is happening inside the prison system. We will be displaying art including found object art, poems, charcoal, acrylic paintings, graphite, ballpoint pen, and colored pencil from over 35 different artists who are currently incarcerated across the United States.

Many of the art pieces are available to take home in exchange for your donation. Donations will be accepted via Venmo and personal check only.

Some samples of the work that will be exhibited on April 13:

Artist: Eric Hare Work: (graphite on paper) CMC State Prison San Luis Obispo, CA

Artist: Eric Hare
Work: (graphite on paper)
CMC State Prison
San Luis Obispo, CA

Artist: Paul Stauffer San Quentin State Prison San Quentin, CA

Artist: Paul Stauffer
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA

Artist: Cuong "Mike" Tran Work: Scare-O-Cell (found object art) CMC State Prison San Luis Obispo, CA

Artist: Cuong "Mike" Tran
Work: Scare-O-Cell (found object art)
CMC State Prison
San Luis Obispo, CA

Artist: Ansar El Muhammad Work: My Inheritance San Quentin State Prison San Quentin, CA

Artist: Ansar El Muhammad
Work: My Inheritance
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA

Artist: Andrew A. Valencia Work: Russel Means Avenal State Prison Avenal, CA

Artist: Andrew A. Valencia
Work: Russel Means
Avenal State Prison
Avenal, CA

Artist: Eric W. Davis Work: Little Brother (poem) Lancaster State Prison Lancaster, CA

Artist: Eric W. Davis
Work: Little Brother (poem)
Lancaster State Prison
Lancaster, CA

Artist: Orlando Smith Work: The Protest Poster Campaign San Quentin State Prison San Quentin, CA

Artist: Orlando Smith
Work: The Protest Poster Campaign
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA

Artist: Johanna Lopez Work: Separation (charcoal and pastel on paper) ICE Detention at Suffolk County House of Corrections Boston, MA

Artist: Johanna Lopez
Work: Separation (charcoal and pastel on paper)
ICE Detention at Suffolk County House of Corrections
Boston, MA