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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Newsletter November and December 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November  December 2009

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

 

Alums HELEN CAHNG '05 and MICHELLE CHONG '06 were in the group show "Heaven on Earth" curated by Sam Belkowitz at Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA from November 7 to November 28, 2009.

Graduate Fine Art Chair ROY DOWELL'S exhibition at Margo Leavin Gallery was reviewed by Edward Goldman in his KCRW Art Talk series on November 3, 2009, and by Doug Harvey in the LA Weekly on Nov. 11, 2009.

Graduate Fine Arts professor ANNETTA KAPON's work was exhibited in "A Restless Country," Selections from the Pernanent Collection of Pomona College Museum of Art from October 31 to December 20, 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 had a solo exhibition of her project "Planning a Year" at Gallery DAM in Seoul, Korea, from November 28th - December 10th, 2009. Link to the catalog essay: neolook.net...

Alum SABINE DEHNEL'03 showed her work with Gallerie Esther Woerdehoff in the context of Paris Photo from the 19th to the 22 of November 2009 and had a solo show @ IMPULSE Miami though 2X2 Projects from December 3 - 6, 2009.

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 was the curator of "Impossible Bottles" at Project Room G3 in San Pedro from December 12th, 2009 - January 2nd, 2010. The group exhibition includes the work of alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK. www.projectroomg3.com. MEDINE also showed his video installation "Culturally Biased Data Sets" for the "Let There Be Light" group exhibition organized by Phantom Gallery in Long Beach from December 5th to January 7, 2010.

Graduate Fine Arts professor ANNETTA KAPON'S video will be part of "SFC - SHOAH Film Collection" which will be released in Germany on occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz on January 27 2010. www.nmartproject.net

Graduate Fine Arts professor CAROLE CAROOMPAS was in "Additive," a group show of USC alumni at the Roski MFA gallery at USC from December 3-16, 2009

Graduate Fine Arts professor ANNETTA KAPON is included in the group exhibition "Langue Froide… Cold Language/Tongue" curated by Bill Wright & Conny Dietzschold at Dietzschod Gallery in Sydney, Australia, from November 14 – December 12, 2009.

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 work is currently included in the Humble Arts Foundation online Group Show 31.hafny.org...

Graduate senior lecturers JOHN KNIGHT and KORI NEWKIRK are two of 23 artists that were commissioned to create large scale billboards throughout Los Angeles from February 5 through March 26, 2010. "How Many Billboards? Art in Stead " is organized by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture's Director Kimberli Meyer with co-curators Lisa Henry, alum DR. NIZAN SHAKED '00, Dr. Gloria Sutton, and public art consultant Sara Daleiden. The exhibition will be accompanied by an overview exhibit and orientation station at the Schindler House, which opens on February 23, as well as a series of public programs and bus tours.

Alum ANDREW ARMSTRONG '00 WAS IN THE Exhibition "Furniture," at New Puppy Gallery, L.A. October 2 - 25 2009. 

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 was in the Exhibition: "2009 Juried All- Media Exhibition," Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA August 21 - September 26. 

Alum STEPHANIE ALLESPACH '01 participated in the exhibition: "Building Bridges: From Tehran to Los Angeles, Film Festival," Fowler Museum, UCLA, October 15, 2009. 

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 showed his work in "Location, Location, Location," at Circus Gallery, L.A. October 24 - November 28. 

Alum MICHELLE WIENER '08 participated in Three Legged Table at Samuel Freeman Gallery from December 12 to January 23, 2010. 

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 had a solo exhibition: "Wings Scatter Like Leaves in Your Hand," at Jancar Gallery, L.A. November 21 - December 19, 2009.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 was the Organizer/ Curator of the Traveling Exhibition: "MexiCali Biennial 09/10," Mexicali, B.C., Mexico and Ben Maltz Gallery, L.A., August 28  - March 20, 2010.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 showed his work in "MexiCali Biennial 09/10," MexiCali, B.C., Mexico and Ben Maltz Gallery, L.A. August 28, 2009 - 2010.  www.mexicalibiennial.org and "The Lost Artworks, Immersion Program: Somewhere Between the Dust and the Light," Summecamp Project Project, L.A. 

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 was in the traveling exhibition: "1 H Art," Milan Art Fair and Vernon City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2009.

Grad MATTHEW CARTER with Public Practice Grad FAITH PURVEY held an Open artHouse of new paintings and mixed media works on Saturday, December 12  /  5 - 8 PM @ Pico Machine, 11829 Teale St. Unit B Culver City, 90230.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL will show his new WORKS ON PAPER at Lennon, Weinberg Gallery in New York from January 14 - February 13, 2010. lennonweinberg.com

Grad EDITH BEAUCAGE'S MFA exhibition opens at the Bolsky Gallery at Otis on January 28, 2010.