• Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


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.


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