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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 May and June 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2011

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

 

Grad MELISSE MESTAYER exhibited her MFA Thesis Show "Rem(a)inders" at the Bolsky Gallery from April 30 - May 7, 2011.
             
Alum CROSSMAN WILKINS '09 participated in the Armory Fellows Exhibition "HABITS OF MIND" curated by Lorraine Cleary from May 20 - June 12, 2011.
 
The Graduate Fine Arts Class of 2011, MFA group exhibition "NOTHING IN COMMON" was at the Bolsky Gallery from May 13 - June 11, 2011.
 
Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 showed the new installment of her continuing dress project, "343 DRESSES: THE CHROMATIC CONVERGENCE PROJECT" at the Pacific Design Center in space B233 from May 26 through the Summer 2011.
 
Alums HELEN CAHNG '05, MICHELLE CHONG '06, KENNETH COWAN '06, ROB FAUCETTE '05, DREW DUNLAP '06, LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03, TUCKER NEEL '07, CHRIS OATEY '06, TAYLOR TSCHIDER '11, and Grads BRIDGET KANE and MATT LIFSON took part in "SHANGRILA NEW MOON" an art event at Joshua Tree National Park on June 4, 2011.
 
Grad Fine Arts Faculty and Photography Program Director, SOO KIM has been awarded a 2011 COLA Individual Artist Fellowships Grant.
 
Alum MATT WARREN '09 completed a two-month residency in Beijing, China, from May - June 2011.
 
Alum JESSE BENSON '03 co-organized and participated in the exhibition "VINCENT RAMOS and DIEGO J. GARZA" at Las Cienegas Projects from May 14 - June 11, 2011.

Grad fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was included in "OUT THE WINDOW" a video exhibition organized by LA Freewaves and presented across the entire Los Angeles County Metro bus system, every weekday June 13 - 17, and 45 minutes of every hour over Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2011.

Alum VERONICA SOTO '05 participated in the group exhibition "TEL-ART-PHONE" curated by Mat Gleason at Beacon Arts Inglewood on May 14, 2011.

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 work was part of "EQUINE" at Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR, from June 2 to July 7, 2011.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 and Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS participated in the group exhibition "TELEPHONE" at the Torrance Art Museum from May 28 - June 25, 2011.

Alums '11 JAIME AGUILAR GALLEGO, DANIELA CALANDRA, MELISE MESTAYER, TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT, CEDAR MILLER and TAYLOR TSCHIDER participated in a group exhibition at Venice6114 in Culver City, curated by Cima Rahmankhah June 4, 2011.

Graduate Senior Lecturer KATHRIN BURMESTER, Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums CHRIS OATEY '06, ANTHONY CARFELLO '09, and ROB FAUCETTE '05 are in "HOT TOWN" at 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 from June 3-July 4, 2011.

Alums CHRIS OATEY '06 and TUCKER NEEL '07 participated in a group exhibition "OPEN DOCUMENT" at D Block Gallery, Long Beach on June 11, 2011.

Alum WAKANA KIMURA '11 was in a group exhibition "US EST" at Pepin Moore Gallery curated by Fine Arts Faculty SOO KIM from June 11 - 16 July 2011.

Grad Fine Arts Administrative Assistant MATTHEW CARTER '10 designed a jacket worn on the red carpet by rapper, Lupe Fiasco at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

Grad SHALINI PATEL participated in a group exhibition "THIS LITTLE PIGGY" at the Bolsky Gallery from June 25 - September 1, 2011.

Grad SCOTT RABY collaborated on the performance "ANARCHIST OF THE YEAR AWARD" at the Anarchist Book Fair at Art Share LA June 25, 2011.