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.

  • 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 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2010

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

 

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ took part in BINATIONAL ART SHOW on Friday April 30th at Johnny Cab, El Centro, CA, and on Friday May 7th at Mexicali Rose Community Gallery, Ave. Colima #1436, Colonia Pueblo Nuevo, Mexicali, BC.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON is in International HarborArts Outdoor Exhibition of Large-scale Artwork at Boston Harbor Shipyard Juried by Randi Hopkins, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston from June 12 to September 30, 2010.

Grads EDITH BEAUCAGE, MARK LEASOR, ADAM PENA, SERGIO BROMBERG, MATT CARTER, HINA FAGU, OMAR GALLEGOS, KATHLEEN MASSELINK-VALENZUELA, JENNIFER WOLF, and KARMA HENRY have their final thesis exhibition All Together Now (With Feeling) in the Bolsky Gallery from May 5 to June 6, 2010.

2010 Otis-Sandberg exchange residency fellow alum NINA LAURINOLLI '09 took part in the international alternative art fair Kunstvlaai 2010 at Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam from May 15 to May 23.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ was included in Mass Emergencies, Concrete Walls Projects at Angels Gate Cultural Center from May 16 to June 20, 2010.

Alum ERICA STEPHENS showed her work in "Trunk Show" on Saturday, May 22 at 800 Exposition Avenue in Dallas, TX

ROY DOWELL, chair of Grad Fine Arts, was selected for "critic's pick" in the May issue of Art News. Correspondent Hunter Drohojowska describes Dowell's collage technique and sources, which range from Mexican retablos to prints by Corita Kent. 

Alum ERIC MEDINE gave a LAVA (la-va.org) presentation on using YouTube and Flickr API for video mixing in Resolume on Saturday, May 27 at the LPM festival in Rome, Italy.

Alum WENDY GIVEN had a solo show How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit,  at the Wieden + Kennedy Gallery in Portland, Oregon from  June 3- 25, 2010.

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