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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 November and December 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2006

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

 

 

Grad SO JUNG KWON was invited to present a New Media performance work at the First Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media'caat the University of Reno, Nevada from November 9 to December 15, 2006.

 

Kuratorisk Aktion (alum TONE NIELSEN)  and NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, have launched  the Rethinking Nordic Colonialism documentation on DVD and Website. Both document the rich body of aesthetic and theoretical reflections generated during the exhibition project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, which took place in Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Finnish Sopmi earlier this year.

 

Grad NATALIE HENDERSON-ALTON and four other artists involved with organizing last summer's Super/Sonic exhibitions wrote an article-interview for'caNY-Arts Magazine, Nov. Dec. 2006. 

 

The group exhibition Alternate Routes at Sam Francis'caGallery at Crossroads School that includes the work of alum ERIC MEDINE was reviewed by Peter Frank in LA WEEKLY's Pick of the Week Nov. 10-16, 2006.

 

Grad TAMI DEMAREE'S one person show was the Artforum critic pick "http://www.artforum.com/.../section=la#picks12070

 

Graduate faculty ROY DOWELL is in an exhibition at the Palmer Museum in Pennsylvania called Couples' Discourse, currently on view.  He is also finishing his work for MetroLink station in Canoga Park scheduled for completion December 15, 2006.

 

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON was awarded a four-month artist residency (Jan-April 2007) and one-person show at CAMAC, Marnay Sur Seine, an art center near Paris, in France.

 

Grad MICHI COLACCICO'S work will be included in the group exhibition "ACCESS: A Feminist Perspective" at Rhonda Schaller Studio in Chelsea, NYC, from JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 10, 2007.

 

The work of alum CHRIS OATEY will be shown in a three person show at See Line Gallery in Santa Monica from December 16 to January 27, 2007.

 

Alum JESSE BENSON is in a two person exhibition at Wolf Suite Gallery in New Haven Connecticut from  December 14 to January 7, 2007.

 

Alums ANNIE BUCKLEY and MARY YOUNAKOF are in It Figures, curated by Christina Newhouse, at the Torrance Art Museum from January 13 to March 10, 2007.