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  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Newsletter March and April 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March  April 2010

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

 

Alum MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 took part in Three Hour Tour at the Torrance Art Museum sponsored by Sea and space Explorations on Saturday March 6 2010.

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT took part in Strong Women Group Show School NJ from March 19 to April 23, 2010.

Alum KRISTIN DUCHARME ‘03 had a one-person exhibition/installation in "Perceptions" at the Torrance Art Museum from March 11 to March 13, 2010

Grad MATTHEW CARTER had his MFA thesis exhibition "Insincere Utopias" at the Bolsky Gallery from March 9 to March 16, 2010.

Alum PATRICK HILL ‘00 showed his work in MOSTLY SCULPTURE SHOW Space Explorations curated by Alice Clements from March 13 - March 28, 2010.

Grad KATHLEEN VALENZUELA was part of Something with Women curated by Barbara Maloutas and New Puppy at New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles on March 13, 2010.

The OTIS MFA Open Studios was on Saturday, April 10 at 1-4 pm at the Graduate Studios campus in El Segundo.

MFA Alums ALEXANDER KROLL 08, JENNIFER LANSKI ‘06, LORENZO E.  HURTADO-SEGOVIA ‘08, ANTHONY  CARFELLO ’09, MICHI COLACCICO ‘05, CARLA DANES ‘02, SABINE DEHNEL ‘03, TAMI DEMAREE ‘03, LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ‘03, PATRICK HILL ‘00, SUSAN HOROWITZ ‘01, CARMINE IANNACCONE ‘93, AMANDA KELLER-KONYA ‘09, BILL KLEIMAN ‘89, VALLY MESTRONI ‘02, KEVIN MYERS ‘91, CHRIS OATEY ‘06, HILDE OVERBERGH ‘00, WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04, and MARY YOUNAKOF ‘08 are in THE STORY OF O at the Ben Maltz Gallery from April 10  to June 5, 2010.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 participated in a reading to benefit publisher Dzanc Books at Thomas Jancar Gallery on March 20, 2010.

Dutch exchange resident artists JETSKE VERHOEVEN and MARIEKE COPPENS arrived on March 1 for a two month stay at Otis, while Otis alums NINA LAURINOLLI '09 and ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 departed for Amsterdam on March 2 to be guests of the Sandberg Institute.

Alums KENNETH COWAN ‘06 and WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04, selected to travel to France last October as part of the JEUNES TALENTS project, will show the results of their research in the group show French Impressions curated by Tim B. Wride at Louis Stern Fine Arts from April 7 to April 21, 2010.

"1962": New Paintings by LAWRENCE GIPE ‘86 was at Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica from April 3 to May 15, 2010.

Grad Fine Arts chair ROY DOWELL took part in three group exhibitions: Ends and Means at Lennon Weinberg Gallery, NY from April 8 to May 15, Works in Edition at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, from April 17  to May 19, 2010 and New Art for a New Century at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, May 2 to September 19, 2010.

Alum KRIS VAGNER ‘02 was in the group show Playland, curated by Elaine Parks at Newark Art at Sea  from April 3 to May 31 2010.

Alum AMANDA KELLER-KONYA ‘09 showed her work in Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) at The Loft at Liz’s in Los Angeles from April 10 – April 30, 2010.

Grad JENNIFER WOLF had her MFA thesis exhibition A Place Without a Place in the Bolsky Gallery from March 22 to March 27, 2010.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and JUDIE BAMBER, alums ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09, WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04 and grad EDITH BEAUCAGE participated in the Santa Monica Museum's silent auction "Incognito" On May 1, 2010.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO '08 has an exhibition "by Deborah Calderwood" at CB1 Gallery from April 24 to May 23, 2010.

The Annenberg Space for Photography exhibited alum AMANDA KELLER-KONYA'S ‘09 work "Specimens"from North America's Most Polluted River in the "Water Our Thirsty World" slideshow on Thursday, April 22 2010.

On Saturday April 17th 2010, alum SOJUNG KWON ‘07 gave a talk at Barnes & Noble  at The Grove at the Farmers Market  in conjunction with the exhibition "Planning a Year -Sundays & Mondays" which was at Angels Gate Cultural Center March 21-April 25 2010.

Alum KAREN NAKASHIMA ‘02 is in "Solo Show- Karen Nakashima" from April 24-May 23 at James Gray Gallery in Santa Monica.

ROY DOWELL, Chair of Graduate Fine Arts, is featured in the May 2010 issue of ART news Magazine, Critic's Pick: Collage Educated by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.

Alum MICHELLE WIENER ‘08 is in Fresh: Exhibition by the Armory Center for the Arts' Teaching Artist Fellows from May 16 to June 27, 2010.

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