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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

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