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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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Newsletter August 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter August 2012

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Grad faculty and Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show a video in the WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2012, at Kinoteka in Warsaw, Poland from October 25 to 30, 2012. 

Alum LAWRENCE GIPE ‘86 is in SUMMER GROUP SHOW at Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica from August 04 - September 01, 2012 

Alum ALISON SAAR ‘81 has a one person exhibition STILL... At Otis’s Ben Maltz Gallery from August 18 to November 17, 2012. 

The work of alum WOLFGANG BAUER ‘12 was reviewed by Grady Harp in the journal Poets Artists issue 37, August 2012. 

Alum ERIC MEDINE ‘06 presented a video installation during TELEGENETIC CRASH at Projections on Lake in Pasadena organized by Dave Bradshaw. Friday Aug 17, from 8pm to 10pm 

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 showed NEW PAINTINGS at George Lawson Gallery from September 5 – October 6, 2012 

Grad KATY COWAN represented Otis GFA at GLAMFA, Greater Los Angeles Masters of Fine Art show curated by the Fine Arts Roundtable at CSULB on Sunday Sept. 2nd, 2012 at Cal State University, Long Beach 

Former Danish artist in residence ESKE KATH has a one person show at Charles Bank Gallery in NYC from September 5 to October 21, 2012. 

Alum WENDY GIVEN ‘02 showed her work in Death Caps and Dark Wood at W+K Gallery in Portland Oregon from September 6 – September 27, 2012 

Seth Weiner has an exhibition at Venice6114 curated by alum SERGIO BROMBERG ‘10 from September 8-October 8, 2012 

Janet & Janet Shop was curated by Janet Levy at the ForYourArt space from August 24 - 26. Alum JESSE BENSON ‘03 is included in the exhibition. 

The art event Shangri-La 2012 took place in Joshua Tree on August 31-September 3, 2012, guest curated by Durden and Ray. Participants included alums MATTHEW CARTER ‘11 and LUIS G. HERNANDEZ, ‘03. 

Alum ERIC MEDINE ‘06 had an interview published by Swiss LVX TV about the LPM Festival in Rome. He talks about his Google-mapping video installation, as well as the state of live visuals, video art, and working with the LPM festival. http://lvx.tv/blog/blog/2012/08/31/eric-medine-about-his-project-with-the-google-search-engine/ 

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one-person exhibition Blue or Both at James Harris Gallery in Seattle Washington September 6-29, 2012.