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  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • 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.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Newsletter May and June 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2012

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

 

(note to alums: please send announcements to your shows to my Otis email address, not to Facebook! Thanks, Annetta)

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL participated in Made in LA 2012, The first Los Angeles Biennial, presented at the Hammer Museum from June 2 to September 2, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her video in the exhibition and conference ³A Virtual Memorial- Commemorative Interventions² in Riga, Latvia, June 1-8 2012. In May 2012 she was a guest professor at Goldsmith¹s University in London Britain, and Ecole Nationale D¹Art, Paris, Cergy-Pontoise in France.

Grad Fine Arts faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS will take part in the Venice Beach Biennale in July 2012.

Grad BRYAN RICCI had his MFA Thesis Exhibition ³Urban Pastoral and Neo Plein-Air² at the Bolsky Gallery from May 15-19, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 had their group MFA exhibition ³yes, and...² from May 9 ­ May 12 at the Bolsky gallery.

Alums JESSE BENSON '03 and MATT MACFARLAND '03 showed their work in the group exhibition ³MOTA² (Museum of Temporary Art) curated by Janet Levy at See Line Gallery at the Pacific Design Center from May 17 to July 31, 2012.

Grad Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS performed "Analog (Mostly) Among Nations" at CAA, IN LOS ANGELES). She was in the Exhibition, "Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstraction", March 8 to May 2012 at the Arts Club of Chicago. "Breaking in Two" opened on Feb. 11 at the Arena 1 Gallery as part of PST. She was also a guest professor at the New School in April 2012 for a workshop in performance.

Grad BRIDGET KANE had her MFA Thesis exhibition MEDITATE MY DIRECTION, FEEL YOUR WAY at the Bolsky Gallery JUNE 2-7, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will be in a three-person exhibition and panel discussion ³HouseWORK² curated by Molly Hankwitz at Reynolds Art Gallery at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA from October 27 to November 17, 2012.

Alums MOLLY COREY and ED GOMEZ participated in ³Fellow Travelers² at Durden and Ray from June 2 to June 23, 2012. The exhibition included a lecture / conversation with historian MOLLY COREY on 60¹s counterculture. Curated by alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ, Claudia Parducci and Louisa Van Leer for ARTRA Curatorial.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF staged a live performance of 343 Dresses: SPECTRUM, on MAY 17, 2012 at the Pacific Design Center.

Grad CHAD MARTH had his MFA MFA Thesis Exhibition SNOWED OVER at the Bolsky Gallery May 23-26, 2012.

Alum BARRY OSBOURN shoed his work in a solo exhibition "Paintings of Themselves" at Todd Geiner Gallery in Kansas City Missouri from June 1st to June 30th, 2012.

As of May 23, 2012, alum ERIC DOOLIN '07 has opened The Fractal Gallery in Los Angeles where he is also exhibiting his paintings. 1884 S. Sepulveda Blvd.in Westwood.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 showed The Project Rainbow at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in SF from June 2 to July 7, 2012.

Alum SERGIO BROMBERG '11 staged a happening on June 14, 2012 at Yautepec¹s San Rafael gallery in Mexico.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE ¹07 has a solo show at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown from June 9th to July 14th, 2012. The exhibition was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the LA Times on June 21, 2012.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '06 showed her "Time Equivalents" drawings in "Random Acts of Time" at OCCCA Curated by William Moreno from May 5 - June 16, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL has his work included in two exhibitions in New York this summer: The Early Show at Lennon/Weinberg Inc. from June 19-Aug 17, 2012 and Group Exhibition (Curated by Evan Holloway) at Harris/Lieberman Gallery June 28-Aug 17, 2012.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE'03 will show her work at Rosamund Felsen Gallery from July 7 to August 11, 2012.

Alum WOLFGANG BAUER '12 will show his work in Breaking Boundaries in Pingyao, China in September 2012.

Alums BRIDGET KANE '12 and ELENA ROSA '12 are included in Invoking LA... curated by Paige Tighe at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from June 30, to July 29, 2012.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 was in Oh Nancy's exhibition "Blank Land" at the Torrance Art Museum from June 30 to July 2, 2012.

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