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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 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.