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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 February 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter February 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Graduate faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 are showing their work in Plan Your Visit at the Mak Center for Art and Architecture from February 14 to April 7, 2013. The exhibition was curated by alums ANTHONY CARFELLO '09 and ADAM PENA '10. The exhibition was reviewed in the LA Weekly by Catherine Wagley on February 21, 2013.

Grad LISA OXLEY had her MFA exhibition TWELVE SIDELONG GLANCES at the Bolsky Gallery from FEBRUARY 6-9, 2013

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 has work included in a Valentine's themed group art exhibit at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park from February 9 to March 3, 2013.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE '10 took part in Verhond¹s First International Painting Show, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (curated by Art Initiative Verhond) from January 19-20, 2013. The work will then be shown for three months in the Ambassador room.

Grad CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW had her MFA exhibition Everything is Visible from Here from February 12th - 16th at the Bolski Gallery at Otis.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 is the curator of the group exhibition Bussi Baba at Elephant Gallery in Los Angeles March 1st - March 16th

Grad SRIJON CHOWDHURY had his MFA exhibition Believer at the Bolsky Gallery from February 19-24, 2013.

Alum ALEX DONIS '94 participated in BORN TO CURATE, a live curatorial battle organized as part of an exhibition. Saturday February 23, 2013, at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

Alum CHRIS OATEY '06 had a one person show Performing Methods and curated the group exhibition Performing Methods-In context at CB1 Gallery from February 24 to March 31, 2013.

Grad ALEC EGAN had his MFA thesis show, "you should've asked your dad about that" at the Bolsky Gallery from March 25-April 7.

GFA professor RENEE PETROPOULOS is the recipient of the 2013 Otis Teaching Excellence award.