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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 December 2005 and January 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter December 2005 — January 2006

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

 

 

Graduate faculty NIZAN SHAKED published Third Pole, a review of the work of artist Isaak Julien in the Winter 2005 issue of Xtra magazine.

 

Walled City in San Pedro presents Small Works 3: Beyond Thunderdome, featuring Small Works by grad ERIC MEDINE among others.  From December 1 - 17, 2005.

 

Alum VALERIE TYMOCZKO played the saxophone in  a JAZZ BIG BAND PERFORMANCE on Sunday 12/4/05 @4PM at Santa Monica City College, Music Hall.

 

Grad MARY YOUNAKOF has work in two upcoming shows! “QUO VADIS?” from January 14 - February 25, 2006 at the gallery ART AFFAIRS in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and at NEWSPACE (no title yet) in Los Angeles from February 14 - March 25, 2006.

 

Alum JOE SOLA with collaborator musician Michael Webster Presented Shakey's, a Performance in conjunction with SOLA’S exhibition Taking a Bullet. At LACE on December 15, 2005.The evening was also the occasion to celebrate the release of the exhibition catalog.

 

Grad JENNIFER LANSKI and faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS showed their work in INCOGNITO, a fundraiser at Santa Monica Museum of Art on Saturday December 10, 2005.

 

Grads KENNETH COWAN, DREW DUNLAP, TERRA KURODA and STEPHEN MONDOR have their MFA exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery at Otis from January 19th through February 3rd, 2006. The opening reception is on Thursday February 19, from 7 to 10 pm.

 

Alum TAMI DEMAREE has a one-person show at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco titled: A Searing Lesson Every Girl Should Kno. January 5 - January 28, 2006. http://www.stevenwolffinearts.com

 

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS Caroompas was in a show at Western Project called "In this House that I call Home"  Jan 7 to Feb. 4, 2006.

 

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON and MFA alums WHITNEY STOLICH, KIM FISHER, OSHIN SAGINIAN, ALEX DONIS, LAWRENCE GIPE, MINEKO GRIMMER, KEVIN HANLEY, CARMINE IANNACCONE, ULYSEES JENKINS, TOM RECCHION, STEVE RODEN, ALLISON SAAR, JEFFREY VALLANCE, BRUCE YONEMOTO, JOE SOLA and LAURA DAROCA, SARAH PERRY, and CARRIE WHITNEY are in Otis:  Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art January 20 - April 2, 2006 at LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY AT BARNSDALL PARK.

 

Alums SAM WATTERS and PATRICK HILL are in the exhibition SYMMETRY organized by alum curators NIZAN SHAKED and Kimberli Meyer at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, January 26 – May 7, 2006.

 

Alum JANET JENKINS has a one-person show titled  Kukaloris Paintings at INTIME in Los Angeles from January 28 to March 4, 2006.

 

Alum WHITNEY STOLICH has a one-person show titled Third Space at Angels Gate Gallery 3601 Gaffey St. in San Pedro from January 29th to March 12, 2006.

 

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND is in a group show called Art Detour at Paulina Miller Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 3 to March 31, 2006.

 

Alum KAREN NAKASHIMA is in Bugology, at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena from Feb. 26-May 21, 2006. The show is curated by Tricia Watts, Chief Curator Sonoma County Museum.

NAKASHIMA is also showing her work in the new art gallery- "New Chinatown Barbershop" in Chinatown on Feb. 4th (Saturday) Time: 12-6 pm. Location: 930 N. Hills Street, LA 90012 (Chinatown).

 

Alum KIM FISHER will participate in Drawing and Drawn, a group show at Cerritos College Art Gallery from February 6 to March 9, 2006.

 

The French Government Tourist Office and the French Consulate in Los Angeles are presenting an exhibition of artwork by students who participated in last summer’s trip to France. Grad JENNIFER LANSKI, and alum MARYANNE MATSON will show work . A reception and silent auction benefit is taking place on February 22 at M B Fine Art in Los Angeles.