Events
  • 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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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.

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