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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 January and February 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January  February 2011

Compiled by Matt Carter
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.


Alums ADAM PENA ‘10, ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09, and SERGIO BROMBERG ‘10 featured projects at "Venice 6040 at Venice 6114"
The show ran from January 8 - February 8

Director of Photography in the Fine Arts Dept, SOO KIM, exhibited new work for her show, “BLACK SUN” The show ran from January 8th – February 12th, 2011 at Angles Gallery

Alum HINA FAGU ‘10 had an installation/exhibition on view at Phantom Galleries at the Long Beach Pike, January 8 through February 2011.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ’08 exhibited new work at his solo show “UNFOLDINGS” at the CB1 Gallery, January 13 – February 20, 2011 and he also had a Solo Show “WORKS ON PAPER” at James Harris Gallery Seattle WA January 20 - February 26, 2011

Alum AMANDA KELLER-KONYA ‘09 showed work in “SPECIMENS FROM NORTH AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED RIVER” Tuesday January 25th at 4pm at The University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum.

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA was in a Group Show titled “THE FUTURE” on

Friday, January 28, 7 - 10pm at the VAF Gallery in San Diego, CA
curated by Lara Bullock.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON participated in “UNIVERSE CITY” curated by Jim Ovelmen and Barry Markowitz at CSULA Fine Arts Gallery from January 29 to February 26, 2011.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed work in “NARRATIVES OF THE PERVERSE,” curated by Tom Jancar and Maya Lujan at Jancar Gallery from February 5 to February 26, 2011.

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT exhibited her MFA Thesis Show, “EN WONDER” at the Bolsky Gallery from February 5 -12, 2011. 

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA exhibited her MFA Thesis Show “97.64” X 40” at the Bolsky Gallery, February 19 - 25 2011.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 had a solo show “.hurluberlu” at CB1 Gallery
February 26 - April 3rd 2011.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ’03 showed work in “FACULTY MAKES: EXHIBITION” at Los Angeles Valley College and participated in a panel discussion from February 15 to March 10, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 and other artists including Synthia Saint James, Dominique Moody, Glynnis Reed, and June Edmonds had their first Open House and Art Exhibit at 47th District Assembly member Holly Mitchell’s office. The exhibit opened on February 24th and runs through April 30th.