Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • 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.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Newsletter January and February 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January — February 2009

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

 



Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 had his second solo exhibition "In Motion" at Lora Schlesinger Gallery from January 24 to February 28, 2009.

Graduate faculty (lecturer) KATHRIN BURMESTER and alum CHRIS OATEY '06 showed their work in Booth 1812 at Seeline Gallery from Janury 17 to February 28, 2009.

Graduate Faculty Senior Lecturer JOHN KNIGHT'S recent exhibition “Cold Cuts” at the Espai d’art Contemporani de Castello in Valencia, Spain was chosen by critic Sabine Breitweiser as one of the best exhibitions in 2008 in the December ‘08 issue of ARTFORUM magazine.

Alum PATRICK HILL'S ‘00 exhibition at APPROACH E2 in London was reviewed in the January ‘09 edition of ARTFORUM Magazine.

On Saturday January 17 alum ERIC MEDINE '06 did video mixing at the Loft in San Pedro in collaboration with Vjs from Rotterdam.

Graduate adjunct assoc. professor RENEE PETROPOULOS has a one-person show "Homage" from February 6 to March 7 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

Graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK presented an edition of lithographs at Cirrus Gallery from January 17, 2009.

Grad ANTHONY CARFELLO and alum SOJUNG KWON '07 did a collaborative performance during the LA ART show on Sunday, January 25 at the LA Convention Center as a part of 'A Series of Clandestine Performances.'

Grads ANTHONY CARFELLO, AMANDA KELLER-KONYA, ANA RODRIGUEZ, CROSSMAN WILKINS, WENDY JOHNSTON, NINA LAURINOLLI, CRISTINA QUAGLIATA, MATT WARREN AND BRIAN MARRIER AND KRISTEN FOSTER took part in Supersonic during the LA ART Show at the Convention Center January 21-25, 2009.

Grad WENDY JOHNSTON'S MFA exhibition was in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis from January 30 to February 7, 2009.

Grad CRISTINA QUAGLIATA'S MFA Show was in the Bolsky February 9 to February 17, 2009.

Alum JESSE BENSON '03 exhibited his work in Pro Choice / Bulletinboard Blvd. at Pro Choice Gallery from January 29 to February 28, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

The Grad Fine Arts mid-residency exhibition UP TILL NOW took place in the Bolsky Gallery from January 12 to January 24, 2009.

Grad KARMA HENRY was selected for the 2009 Bill and Wrenn Chais scholarship.

Alum JACOB MELCHI'S '03 work is in Intellectual Abstraction at Another Year in LA Intellectual Abstraction from February 7 to March 14, 2009.

Alum PATRICK HILL '00 has a solo exhibition at DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY in Los Angeles from February 7 to March 21, 2009. The exhibition was reviewed by David Pagel in the LA Times on February 13, 2009.

Grads KRISTEN FOSTER and ANA RODRIGUEZ were selected to participate in the CAA Annual MFA Exhibition at the Gayle and Ed Roski Master of Fine Arts Gallery and Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, at USC from February 25 to 28, 2009.

Grads NINA LAURINOLLI and ANTHONY CARFELLO had their MFA thesis exhibitions ("What did you Just Say?") in the Bolsky Gallery from February 20 to March 6, 2009.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL and alum JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 are in the group exhibition "Reading Standing Up" at Margo Leavin Gallery from February 7 to March 14, 2009.

Alum WENDY GIVEN '02 is in the show  Wolves and Urchins at The Art Gym in Marylhurst, Oregon from February 22 to March 25, 2009.

Alum CHRIS OATEY '07 is included in the exhibition "All Messed Up" at Sam Francis Gallery in Santa Monica.  The show runs from February 26th-March 29 2009.  OATEY also has a site specific project, "Fountain" at the Tall Wall Space at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA.  The project was curated by Dion Johnson.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS'S solo exhibition "Homage" at Rosamund Felsen Gallery was reviewed by Holly Meyers in the LA Times on Friday February 27, 2009 and in the LA Weekly on Thursday February 26, 2009.

Alum MORTEN GOLL '00 will be part of the project "The Trampoline House" at ExhibitionSpace Q in Copenhagen, Denmark, from March 5 to March 15, 2009.

Hole-in-the-Wall gallery in the El Segundo Graduate Fine Arts Campus is now featuring the work of grad ANA RODRIGUEZ. The exhibition will be up until June 17 2009, and was guest-curated by alum ALEX KROLL '08.

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