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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 May and June 2007

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May — June 2007

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

 

 

Alums ERIC MEDINE '06 and JOE SOLA '99 participated in FR8, an exhibition of 24 artists commissioned by the Port of Los Angeles and Angels Gate Cultural Center to install and present art in shipping containers as part of the Port of Los Angeles Art on the Waterfront Festival 2007, Saturday, May 12 11 am to 9 p.m.. at Angels Gate in San Pedro.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON had a one-person show called Pourquoi Pas at the Camac Gallery, Marnay sur Seine, France.  from April 6 to May 27, 2007.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER was awarded a COLA grant for 2007-2008.

Alum SOJUNG KWON (’07) was part of the exhibition ‘On Site at the Gate’ at the Angel’s Gate Cultural Center from April 29th to June 10th. The show was curated by Aimee Chang, curator of Contemporary Art at the Orange County Museum of Art.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS (’07)  was part of a group show at 626 Gallery titled ‘Sisters In Spirit: The Power of Seven’, curated by Cynthia Saint James that took place in the month of March.

HARRIS was also a featured artist in The Santa Monica Mirror, Volume 8, Issue 40, March 15 – 21, in a video interview by alum GISELE LUBSEN (’06).

Alum KATHRIN BURMESTER (’07) and alum CHRIS OATEY (’06) are in a group show titled ‘Timeline’ that opens June 9th at See Line Gallery in Santa Monica.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK ('07)  is in a group show that opens on July 14 at Mark Moore this summer and Hunsaker Gallery.

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD (‘03) was part of the group show ‘Armory Artists and their Art’ at the Armory Center for the Arts from April 22nd until June 17th.

Alum JORGE PALOMO (’01) curated the show ‘Revisiones: Encounters with El Salvadorean Art’ which opened May 18th 2007 and runs until 2010 at The Museum of Art of El Salvador.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS'S recently completed permanent installation "Is It Possible" is at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center at 2500 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro, CA 94578. A publication with a text by Chris Kraus will be completed Summer 2007.

Grad MICHELLE WIENER was awarded the Wrenn and Bill Chais graduate scholarship.

Sixteen:One Gallery in Santa Monica presented Real, Imagined, a group exhibition that included the work of alums ANDREW ARMSTRONG '00, EMMANUEL CRESPO '00, and ED GOMEZ '03 from June 9 to July 8, 2007.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE '05 broadcast his AMY RADIO SHOW from Vienna, Austria on Tuesday, May 29th at 5:30 pm.

A solo exhibition of new paintings by alum KIM FISHER '98 opened on May 12th 2007. The exhibition continues through June 9th at China Art Objects Gallery in Chinatown.

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07 organized "Perspectives in the Crowd:" it consists of over 50 videos compiled from people on YouTube. June 20-August 29, 2007 at The Bolsky Gallery at Otis. Opening reception is Saturday, July 14, 6-8pm.

Alums ERIC MEDINE '06 and JOHN WESTON '07 took part in Meltdown, a show at Salon Oblique from June 9 to July 14, 2007. Email info@SalonOblique.com for the address of this movable salon/gallery.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON'S short video My German Vocabulary was selected for the first Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. It screened at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on Sunday June 17, 2007.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03, took part in “s t r a t a,” an exhibition held at the Beverly Hills galleries of Sotheby’s on June 15 and June 16.

Alum MARCUS TRACY is Coordinator of New Directions YouthArts at the Office of Cultural Affairs in Las Vegas Nevada.

2007 Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE, MICHAEL BRUNSWICK, KATHRIN BURMESTER,JOHN WESTON,ERICA STEPHENS, TUCKER NEEL,CHORROTH GARCIA, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA, and grads AMANDA KELLER KONYA, ALEX KROLL, CHIP MCDANIEL, JOANNE MITCHELL, BARRY OSBOURN, and MICHELLE WIENER had a group exhibition called 12X12 in the graduate studios in El Segundo from June 15th to Saturday June 30th.

TRUST, a collaborative work between alums COURTNEY STRICKLIN '06 and HELEN CAHNG '05 was exhibited as part of The Fundraising Show at TELIC Arts Exchange in Chinatown.  The installation will run from June 22 through July 21.

Alum JEFFREY VALLANCE ’81 had a solo Exhibition:  “Relics and Reliquaries ,” at Grand Central Art Center Project Room, California State University Fullerton,Santa Ana, CA , June 2 – 24.

Alum LARRY GIPE ’86 had a solo Exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates, New York City; reviewed in ArtNews, March 2007 and Art in America, May 2007.

Alum STEVE RODEN ’86 has a solo Exhibition of New Works at Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects May 31 – July 21.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND ’00 wrote and directed the Documentary “Sign Posts of Dr. Roy Walford,” 2007.  Exhibited in 4-Person Show, Paulina Miller Gallery AZ, May 4-27.

Alumna COLETTE COX '07 will be participating in an International Juried Photographic Exhibition at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto, Canada, in October 2007.

Graduate Studies: Fine Arts has announced the first OTIS-SANDBERG RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP program to take place in March-May 2008. This will be a two month residency exchange between Otis Graduate Studies Fine Arts and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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