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 November 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November 2012

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Alum ALEX DONIS’S ‘94 work Floating World will be exhibited at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library from November 13, 2012 though January 18, 2013.

Alum JANET JENKINS ‘94 exhibited her work in the group exhibition Organic/ Synthetic, at the Glendale College Art Gallery, from September 22 to November 10, 2012. Curated by JANET JENKINS.

Grad Faculty and Assistant Chair ANNETA KAPON showed her video My German Vocabulary in A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012 at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival in Poland from October 25-30, 2012.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one person exhibition The Florist, The Loquat and Yes at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles from November 18, 2012 – January 6, 2013. Kroll’s interview Abstraction And Nature with Kyle Fitzpatrick was published Los Angeles I’m Yours on November 12, 2012.

Paris-based artist JEFF GUESS completed a two week residency as a guest of Otis GFA dept. from November 4 to November 18. His residency was partly supported by Ceci n’est pas… a project initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in association with the Institut Français, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angeles.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 had a one-person exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in November 2012.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 participated in CRITOLOGY, curated by Ron Laboray at the Pacific Design Center at B255 from October 13 to November 15, 2012.

Sandberg alum ARNAR ASGEIRSSON ‘12 was selected for the 2013 Otis/Sandberg Residency Exchange Fellowship. He will be at Otis March 1 to May 1 2013, while SCOTT RABY ‘12 will be in Amsterdam at the same time.

The Mexicali Biennial of 2013 is curated by alums ED GOMEZ and LUIS HERNANDEZ. It will take place at the Vincent Price Art Museum from January 19 to April 13, 2013 and it includes alums SERGIO BROMBERG’10, HELEN CAHNG ‘05, MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and FLAVIA MONTEIRO ‘12.

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