Nugent offers art influenced by nature at FPU

The colorful, organic art of Bob Nugent graces Fresno Pacific Art Gallery through November.

Eight works of paint and ink on paper are being shown at the gallery, which is on the second floor of McDonald Hall, the campus's main building. Many of the shapes resemble natural forms such as seed pods, expressing connection to the natural world.

Among Nugent's honors are a research grant from California State University, an artist fellowship from the California Arts Council and a travel grant from the Fulbright Foundation. His commissions grace the Metropolis Hotel in San Francisco and Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa. Recent solo shows include the Fresno Museum of Art and the D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose.

Nugent is a professor of art at Sonoma State University. He earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a bachelor's degree from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB.

FresnoPacific Universityis an accredited Christian university. Located on a 42-acre, park-like campus in southeast Fresno, FPU has an enrollment of more than 1,700 students -- half graduate and half undergraduate. The university also enrolls 12,000 students annually in its professional development studies programs offered locally and throughout the world.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations