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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.

  • 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.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2014

Grad AMANDA KELLER KONYA '09 had a one-person exhibition Heist at Cal State University Northridge West Gallery from February 15 to 27, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI '13 was featured in issue 23 of the magazine Fabrik in the article Emergent Presence by Artra curatorial.

Alum KIM FISHER '98 is in the exhibition Dirty Kitchen at The Modern Institute in Glasgow, Britain.

Alum ELENA ROSA '12 was awarded the 2014 FEITELSON / LUNDEBERG ARTS FELLOWSHIP which comes with  $5000.00 and a solo exhibition in the project room of LAMAG from May 4 – June 15, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON is included in Forms of the Formless, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China, December 28, 2013 to February 1. Curators: Marlena Donohue and Michael Suh. Katy Cowan Marcela Gottardo Bryan Bankston.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON showed his MFA thesis exhibition THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT at the Bolsky Gallery from February 13th – 22nd 2014.

Alum AMANDA KATZ '12, DREW DUNLAP '06,MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, SHIVA ALIABADI '13 and grads ALLISON PECK will take part in TIP THE WINK, Curated by Short House at the Institute of Jamais Vu in London, Britain, March 8 -March 23, 2014. The exhibition is part of Project LOLA, an exchange among fourteen artist-run spaces in Los Angeles and London.

LA n CV is a survey exhibition of contemporary LA area artists curated by Mike McLain at Coachella Valley Art Center from February 15 to February 23, 2014. It includes alums SHIVA ALIABADI '13,  and MATTHEW CARTER  '10.

Grad MARCELA GOTTARDO had her MFA Thesis Exhibition a descoberta in the Bolsky Gallery from February 24 to March 6, 2014.

Grad DAVID DEL FRANCIA participated in the group exhibition INTERSTICE curated by Rachel Adams and Rob Greene at 308 at 156 Project Art Space in New York from February 19 to March 14, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI '13 departed on March 1 for Amsterdam, where she will spend two months as a resident artist at the Sanberg Institute. Concurrently, Sandberg alum JURGIS PASKEVICIUS arrived on March 1 to spend two months as a resident artist at Otis' Grad Fine Arts department.

Alum KIM FISHER '98 and grad KRISTY BALTEZORE (WITH KCHUNG) will participate in Made in LA 2014 at the Hammer Museum opening on June 15, 2014.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 will be part of THE 2014 WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL on March 9 in Brooklyn, NY

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 showed his work in Katy Krowe and Jacob Melchi: Paintings at 1227 2nd st.Santa Monica from february 27 to April 18, 2014.

Grad ANDREW K. CURREY had his MFA thesis exhibition The Guards in the Bolsky Gallery from March 9 to March 18, 2014.

KCHUNG (with grad KRISTY BALTEZORE) are the 2014 artist in residence at Thank You for Coming in Los Angeles.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad at the Ben Maltz Galleryfrom April 12 – July 27, 2014

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON'S work will be included in the group exhibition entitled "Reconstruct" at Art Merge Lab at the Pacific Design Center from March 18 through April 25, 2014

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