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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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June 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER JUNE 2013

Alums JESSICA MINCKLEY '13 and HYUNG MIN RHEE '13 are included in Glued to the Seat: Revealing Hidden Realities at the BOLSKY gallery of Otis College of Art and Design. Curated by Jeseca Dawson, from June 22 ­ to August 28, 2013, with a Performance & Reading with Hyung min Rhee and Jessica Minckley on  Saturday, July 13.

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and ALEXANDER KROLL '08 are part of the group exhibition A few of my Favorite Things at CB1 gallery from June 30 to August 18, 2013. Organized by Clyde Beswick.

Alum JUDY CSOTSITS '97 participated in WALL PAINTING 2013 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center from June 29 - September 7, 2013

Alum TUCKER NEEL'S 323 PROJECTS Presents Meet The Chans and Manns by CHAN & MANN from June 22 - August 30, 2013.

Grad KATIE COWAN'S work is included in 2 of a kind at LVL3 Gallery in Chicago, IL from June 29 to July 21, 2013