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 July and August 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July — August 2008

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

 

Alum MICHELLE WIENER'S '08 work was included in 'Love to Party,' a drawing exhibition at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Santa Monica from July 19 to August 23 2008. 

Alum GISELE LUBSEN '07 had a one-person exhibition entitled 'Watermarks' at Apothiki Gallery in Paros, Greece, from July 15 to August 3, 2008. A 56-page bound monograph will accompany the exhibition.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL and alums CHRIS OATEY, RON SANTOS and TUCKER NEEL were included in LOOKSYSEE at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from July 26 to September 13, 2008. The exhibition was curated by Director Meg Linton with curatorial intern grad NINA LAURINOLLI.

Graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK is showing his work RANK at LAXART from July 19 to Septembr 6, 2008.

Grad WENDY JOHNSTON showed her work in the group exhibition Dollar Menu from July 11th to August 8th at Satellite Gallery in La Grande, OR.

Alum HELEN CAHNG '05 was the curator of The Soft Epic or: Savages of the Pacific West at TELIC Arts Exchange from July 26, 2008 to August 23, 2008.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON is showing a video in Cut The Cord! From Up Here Everything Makes Sense! at OK Mountain Gallery in Austin, TX from August 16th - September 20th. curated by Erick Michaud.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 participated in the exhibition MINI MARKET at Jessica Silverman Gallery and Look Boutique in San Francisco from August 1 – 30, 2008.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '07 showed her drawings in the 2008 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park from July 31 through September 7, 2008.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 had a major installation at the UCR/California Museum of Photography in a group exhibition titled Truthiness, curated by Tyler Stallings. July 26 to October 4, 2008.

Alum BARBARA ROMAIN '91 showed her work in the 2008 Emerging Artists exhibition at the Downtown Art Center Gallery from September 2 to September 30, 2008

Grads RAKSHA PAREKH, AMANDA KELLER-KONYA and JENNIFER WOLF will participate in GLAMFA, hosted at CSULB. The exhibition runs from August 25- September 10, 2008.

Alum LINDSEY JACKSON '08 was included in Sierra Nevada College Alumni's Artwork Showcased at Tahoe Gallery at Incline Village, NV from August 14 to September 16, 2008.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03 is included in the exhibition MashUp, at Arena 1 at Santa Monica Art Studios from September 13 to October 11, 2008.

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