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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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April 2014

 

Compiled by Annetta Kapon, Assistant Chair

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2014

Alum DANA MONTLACK ‘94 has a one-person exhibition Sea of Cortez at Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla from April 12 to May 31, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON is showing her work in Inside the Quad (Freeway Studies #2) at the Ben Maltz Gallery from April 12 to July 27, 2014.

Grad AMANDA KATZ had her MFA thesis exhibition Ideal Conditions in the Bolsky Gallery from April 26 to April 29, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her work in On Seeing Online organized by alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 at the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/annie-buckley/on-seeing-online_b_4994663.html

Grad Fine Arts Faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER had a one-person exhibition PACKING THE LIBRARY at the PROXY Gallery in Culver City April 1-31, 2014.

Alum KATY COWAN '13 with Scott Cowan had an exhibition FIFTH WALL at Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles from April 11 to April 30, 2014.

Grad MARISSA JOHNEN had her MFA thesis exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery

Grad SWEET SAMSON had her MFA thesis exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery from April 28 to May 4, 2014.

Grad ALLISON PECK had her MFA thesis exhibition Tied Tides and Small Shifts at the Bolsky Gallery from April 14 to April 19, 2014.

Grads MARISSA JOHNEN, SWEET SAMSON, BRYAN BANKSTON, KRISTY BALTEZORE, SEAN CULLY, ANDREW K. CURREY, JANET DANDRIDGE, MARCELA GOTTARDO, NATHAN GULLICK, SOO YUN JUN, DAHEE (ANGIE) KIM, MELANY MEZA-DIERKS, ALLISON PECK, YASMIN THAN, DELIA PEREZ-SALINAS TIJERINA, RACHEL WOLFE and visiting artists JURGIS PASKEVICIUS and LAURE VIGNA took part in Graduate Open Studios on Sunday April 13, 2-5 pm in the Graduate Studios at 10455 Jefferson Blvd in Culver City.

Grad DAVID DEL FRANCIA had his MFA thesis exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery from April 7-12, 2014.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 exhibited her work in Paradise Black at the LSD Galerie Berlin, Germany from April 26 to May 24, 2014.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON'S Proxy Gallery will host the work of artist DANE PICARD “Choreographed Robot Alpha" from May 1 to May 31, 2014.

Alum JOE SOLA'S '99 exhibition ‘American Sex Room and other Works’ at Blackston Gallery in NY was reviewed by MARTHA SCHWENDENER in the NY Times on April 10, 2014.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS, GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and grad MARCELA GOTTARDO showed their work in Forms of the Formless: Time/Space, Museum of  Contemporary Art,  Beijing, China. Curators: Marlena Donohue and Michael Suh. From April 26 to May 31, 2014.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 has a solo exhibition The Garden at Klowden Mann Gallery in Los Angeles from April 26 to June 7, 2014.

Alums SHIVA ALIABADI ’13, CARLA DANES ‘04, LAWRENCE GIPE ’86 and LISA OXLEY ‘12 will take part in the Las Vegas MAS ATTACK at Vast Space Projects in Las Vegas on Saturday 17th May, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition New Paintings and Sculptures at Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York from April 3 to May 3, 2014.


Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 is showing PAISAJEURBANO DE UN PRESENTE BIZARRO/ URBANSCAPE FROM A BIZARRE PRESENT 

at TJINCHINA Project Space in Tijuana, Mexico from April 11 to May 11, 2014. HERNANDEZ is also showing in Signos, Sentidos Y Deseos: arte contemporaneo en Baja California.  La coleccion Elias-Fontes  at IIC Museo UABC thru May 2014, Nueva, Mexicali, B.B.

Grad DAVID DEL FRANCIA exhibited his artwork  at the Highland House Collective in Upland, CA  on Saturday, April 19th 2014

GFA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS is showing "Proposal for a Pavilion 2014" with musical collaboration with Greg Lenczycki, at LAMOA in Eagle Rock from May 3rd to June 21, 2014.

Grad MARISSA JOHNEN had her MFA exhibition Current Setup at the Bolsky Gallery April 21-April 25, 2014.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL gave a lecture at ESMoA on Saturday, 4/19/14.

Alum ELENA ROSA '12, recipient of the 2014 Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship will show her new work Conditions for Love in the LAMAG gallery at Barnsdall Park from May 4 to June 15, 2014.

Otis/Sandberg residency exchange fellow JURGIS PASKEVICIUS did a performance at ESMoA on Sunday April 27, 2014.

Alum CALVIN PHELPS ‘03 gallery 2A presents a group exhibition of photo-based work including alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03, entitled A Forest from May 4 to June 8, 2014.

Alum ANDREW K. CURREY '14 will be the Artist in Residence at Shankill Castle in Ireland from July 20th to August 20, 2014.

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