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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 2007

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2007

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

 

 

Grad MICHI COLACICCO '05 showed her work in Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea from December 6 to December 20, 2007 at Rhonda Schaller Studio in New York.http://www.rhondaschallerchelsea.com

Grad ALEX KROLL's paintings were included in All-In, an art exhibition juried by Lorraine Molina at the Torrance Art Museum from November 17 through December 15, 2007. torranceartmuseum@torrnet.com

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was a participating artist in a large group exhibit called, "The Pyramid Show", at Monte Vista Project Space, Highland Park, CA from mid September to Mid October 2007. Harris was interviewed by radio personality Joanne Griffith on a morning segment on WBAI 99.5 FM NY on September 6.

Alums GISELLE LUBSEN '06 and ZEAL HARRIS '07 were featured artists in an Arts Showcase at Runway Boutique in Miracle  Mile from September 18 through mid-October 2007.

Social Arrangements, graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS'S exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery last August was reviewed by Chris Krauss in Artforum in November 2007.

Alum ALISON SAAR '81 had a solo Exhibition at Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, and completed a Public Art commission, "Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial," Harlem. www.nycgovparks.org

Alum PETER ZOKOSKY '81 showed in "The Toy Show," at Hunsaker / Schlesinger Fine Art, from November 3 - December 22.

Grad EDITH BEAUCAGE co-curated "Green-er," an art exhibition about solutions to climate changes at 1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd from November 17 to December 8, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 had a one-person exhibition "Twelve by One" at Gallery One in Toronto, Canada, from December 1 to December 22, 2007.

Alum TONE O. NIELSEN '98 gave a lecture titled Curating Across the North-South Divide, a talk about boundaries of nation, 'race,' class, gender & sexuality. Saturday, November 10 at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Alum JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 had a one-person show "Belief System" at Margo Leavin Gallery through December 19, 2007

Graduate Fine Arts chair ROY DOWELL had a group show titled Works on Paper December 15 - January 26 at Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York.

Alum PATRICK HILL '00 has been selected for the 2008 Whitney Museum Biennial which will take place in NY from March 6 to June 1, 2008. The 2008 Whitney Biennial is curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin.

Grad MICHELLE WIENER and alum JACOB MELCHI '03 participated in ANOTHER YEAR IN LA Past, Present and Future on December 8, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 was one of 45 young artists featured in an article by Christopher Knight in the LA Times on December 2, 2007.

Alum JANET JENKINS '94 has a solo exhibition at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, January 5 - February 9, 2008.

Alum SOJUNG KWON was in a group exhibition of five emerging artists called Shelf Life at PawnShop Gallery in Westwood from Dec 21 to Dec 30, 2007. The exhibition is curated by Courtney Shermer.

CONFABULATIONS is a solo exhibition of drawings by alum TUCKER NEEL '07 at Commissary Arts Gallery in Venice, CA from January 19 to March 1, 2008. Artist Reception is Saturday, January 19, 2008, 5-8pm.

Alum MOLLY COREY '01 has a solo installation called LIVE LIKE HIM! at the UC Irvine's Room Gallery from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2008. Opening Reception is Thursday, January 10, 6-9 pm.