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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GFA NEWSLETTER JUNE 2015

Alums MARISSA JOHNEN ‘14 and DAVID DEL FRANCIA ‘14 are leaving for a one-month artist residency at Fundacion Sebastian in Mexico City from July 1 to July 31, 2015.

Alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ’03 was awarded an Artist Residency at Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Fellow Program June 13 - June 30, 2015. In July he is doing an Intervention at Epicenter Projects, Joshua Tree. His Proxy Gallery exhibition Untitled #53 closed on June 30.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI had work included in "Biennial 28," an exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art in Indiana from July 5 to September 27, 2015

Grads ASHTON ALLEN, AMANDA BENEFIEL, ZAC ROACH  and REGINE RODE are part of the group exhibition The Nature of Personal Reality at the BOLSKY GALLERY from June 27 – September 1, 2015

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE'S ‘10 solo show "Chill Bivouac Rhymes” continues at CB1 Gallery until July 18, 2015

Alum MATT LIFSON ‘12 has a solo exhibition The Snakes that Remain at Acme Gallery from June 6 to July 11, 2015.

Alum JOE SOLA ’99 has an exhibition at TIF SIGFRIDS: A Painted Horse by Joe Sola (with Matthew Chambers, Sayre Gomez, Rudy K. Slobeck, and others).  It will be open by appointment only from July 11 to August 8, 2015.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 has an exhibition at George Lawson Gallery June 17 - July 18, 2015.

Grad ELIF ERKAN took part in the pop-up group exhibition Caught in the Act at KRIYA3000 in NY. Saturday June 20 to Sunday, June 21, 2015

Alum BRIAN RICCI ‘02 showed his work in Complex Decisions at CES Gallery in Los Angeles from May 9 to June 6, 2015

Alum KATY COWAN ’13 had a solo exhibition LONGS/HAPPENS at The Green Gallery South in Oak Park, IL from May 17 to June 21, 2015.

Alum MATT CARTER ’10 will be in Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A.: A selection of the emerging L.A. art scene shown for the first time in France, At PIASA Gallery in Paris in November 2015.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery is special guest at the 1st International art Fair in Thessaloniki Greece in October 2015.