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  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • 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.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

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

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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January 2014

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2014

Alum KATY THOMA ‘13 has an installation "Bathroom" at 6114 Venice from January 11 to February 15, 2014.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 was in the group exhibition One for the Road, Hudson Link, at the Pacific Design Center suite B215, on January 31, 2014.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 is in the group show Fictions at Klowden Mann Gallery from February 1st to March 15, 2014.

Alum BRIAN RICCI ‘12 showed his work in LAUNCH during the LA Art Show 2014 from January 16-19, 2014.

Grad SWEET SAMSON is showing her work in WET PAINT at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, from January 13 to February 15, 2014.

Grad KATY COWAN ‘13 has her MFA solo exhibition TOGETHERERS, in the Bolsky Gallery from January 27th - January 31st, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her videos in a Virtual Memorial Milan, Jaffa, and Timisoara, January 25-27, 2014. Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

Alum KATY COWAN ‘13 has a solo exhibition Lean-Twos at ltd Gallery los Angeles from 21 January - 22 February

Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE ‘07, STEVEN BANKHEAD ‘01, EDITH BEAUCAGE ‘10, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ‘07, and MICHELLE WIENER ’08 will be in Love is in the Air at CALVIN PHELPS'03 2A gallery from February 9th, 2014-to March 9, 2014.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 had a solo exhibition "nothing is plural: paintings" at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco from January 4 - February 1, 2014

ESPLA, a project and book by grad RACHEL WOLFE is featured in and on the cover of the current VIA Publication, which can be purchased at LACMA, MOCA and specialty bookstores in LA and Chicago.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI had her MFA thesis exhibition Material at the Bolsky Gallery from February 4-11, 2014

Grad REBECCA TULL YATES presented her graduate thesis exhibition: SELF-TITLED at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from January 21st - 25th 2014

The Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio and LGT! Curatorial present LA n CV, a survey show of Los Angeles area artists including alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘13, and alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, Curated by Mike McLain from February 6th to February 28 2014.

Alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10 and BRIAN RICCI ‘12 were in the exhibition and fundraiser C-Note at Jaus Gallery on January 24-25, 2014

ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY Gallery hosted the one-person exhibition "Fall" by alum REGINA HEROD '13 from January 1-31, 2014.

Otis Grad Fine Arts had a booth in Photo LA January 14-21, 1014 at the LA Mart. It hosted the work of grads BRYAN BANKSTON, JANET DANDRIDGE, RACHEL WOLFE, DAVID DEL FRANCIA, CRISTY BALTEZORE and MARCELA GOTTARDO.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON had his MFA thesis exhibition The Art of the Portrait in the Bolsky Gallery from January 13-22, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI will be in a group show MAS (Ltd. Ed) in San Francisco on Saturday, February 8th.This is the continuation of MAS Attack 2 from the Torrance Art Museum. Curated by ARTRA.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 will be in a group exhibition Heat: Taste Changing Condiments on Thursday March 13 at the Chinese American Museum LA. The show will be up until the summer.

Alum TERRY NORTON WRIGHT ‘11 had an exhibition, performance and book launch STATE OF THE UNION on February 1, 2014 at the Custom Hotel, Westchester. For the exhibition and publication she collaborated with Graduate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums SHALINI SANJAY PATEL ‘12, BRIDGET KANE ’12, KARMA HENRY ’10, CHAD MARTH ‘12, ELENA ROSA ‘12, MELISE MESTAYER ‘11, ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09, TAYLOR TSCHIDER ‘11, and BRANDY WOLFE ‘12.

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