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1960s

1962

William T. Wiley begins teaching at the University of California, Davis, alongside Roy De Forest.

1963–66 1963

Stephen Kaltenbach attends the University of California, Davis, where William T. Wiley and Roy De Forest are teaching.

1965–92 1965

Roy De Forest teaches alongside William T. Wiley at the University of California, Davis.

1966

Stephen Kaltenbach earns his BA from UC Davis.

1967

Stephen Kaltenbach earns his MA from UC Davis.

1968–69 1968

While living in New York, Stephen Kaltenbach makes his version of the slant step, an object found in a Northern California salvage shop and brought back to UC Davis. There it became an unlikely source of inspiration for students and faculty.

1969

Infuriated with being defined as Funk artists, Roy De Forest and others coin the term “Nut Art,” which primarily refers to artists teaching at UC Davis.

decade


1980s

1980s 1980

Roy De Forest has solo exhibitions at UC Davis’s Nelson Gallery in 1980 and 1983.

decade


1990s

1993–2004 1993

Lynn Hershman Leeson is a professor of electronic arts at the University of California, Davis.

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2010s

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