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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 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2008

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

 

Alum MATT MACFARLAND'S '03 "The Lost Artworks (insufficient edition)" was in a one-person online exhibition at Light & Wire Gallery from November 1 - November 30, 2008. lightandwiregallery.com

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 participated in Conventions and Attitudes, curated by Karen Atkinson, that was part of Exchange Rate 2008, an international performance exchange taking place on the evening of Nov. 4 (Election Day) at Remy's on Temple. The show traveled to New York with the HABEAS LOUNGE project that was be featured in the CUNY Graduate Center Art Gallery in the days preceding and following the election. 

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and MELISSA HERRINGTON '08 were both selected as a team by the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam to represent Otis in the second Otis-Sandberg residency exchange fellowship in March and April 2009.

Alums ROB FAUCETTE '05 and ULYSSES JENKINS '79 were in a group exhibition during the Inglewood Open Studios on November 8th 2008.

Alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 participated in the video festival Time is Love curated by Kisito Assangni at Galerie Ocrobre in Paris on November 8, 2008.

Alum CHRIS OATEY'S '06 work was featured in "Transporting a Visual Texture" in NY Arts Magazine in November/December 2008. OATEY also received an Artist's Resource for Completion grant from the Durfee Foundation in the 3rd quarter of 2008.

Alums TERRA KURODA 06, HELEN CAHNG '05, MICHELE CHONG '06, TOM NORRIS '02 and COURTNEY STRICKLIN '06 each had Solo Shows at Sea and Space Explorations from November 29th - December 7th, 2008.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 showed his work in First Friday, at Paulina Miller Gallery in Phoenix AZ, from November 7 to December 28, 2008.

Delusionarium 4 is an exhibition of 24 artists spread throughout three Los Angeles galleries. It is the 4th installation of a series of nomadic group exhibitions organized by alum JESSE BENSON '03. Alums MOLLY COREY '01 and STEPHEN BANKHEAD '01, participated in Zero Coupon at Circus Gallery from December 13 to January 17, 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 did performance in "One Day Arty Show" on Saturday, December 13th, 2008 at Gallery Summer Fish in Seoul, Korea.

Alums TUCKER NEEL '07 and MICHELLE WIENER '08 showed their "If I do what you tell me will you love me?" a collaboration, at Samuel Freeman Gallery from Dec.16, 2008 - Jan. 31, 2009

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 Into the Wild will be published in the NY Arts January - February 2009 print edition.