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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.

  • 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 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November  December 2011

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

 

Alum MICHELLE CHONG ‘06 was in “Points of Departure”, a group photography exhibition curated by Yasmin Etemadi at Jones Studio Gallery from November 4–26, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL’S ‘07 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 presented Bring Football Back by alum ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09 from November 5–26, 2011.

As part of the 5th annual Jeunes Talents (Young Talents) photography project, grads CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW (Rouen) and BRANDY WOLFE (Martinique) were sent on ten-day trips this past spring to various parts of France to capture their visions of contemporary French life. After premiering an exhibit at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York this fall, the exhibit moved to Gallery 825  in Los Angeles from November 18 to December 2, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 showed her work in the Inglewood Open Studios event, at the Beacon Arts Building (Gallery) on Sat and Sunday Nov 12th and 13th 2011.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and grad ELENA ROSA performed PETROPOULOS’S work "Aesthetic: Among Nations" at the Now Festival at UCSD the weekend of October 13–15th 2011.

Alum ADAM MARS ‘07 participated in the group exhibition SLASH / An International Survey of Contemporary Collage at Carl E. Smith Fine Art in Laguna Beach from 19 November–12 December, 2011

Alum BARBARA ROMAIN ‘91 showed her work IN CORE 7- DEFINING OURSELVES at the Santa Monica Art Studios, curated by Mark Plople on November 19, 2011.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE ‘05 released an album on iTunes under the Amy Radio name featuring 10 songs.  FAUCETTE also had a one-person exhibition of his work “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” at Alexander For Hair in Los Angeles from December 7 to February 1, 2012.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER’S solo exhibition at Angles Gallery “Are You My Mother?” was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the Los Angeles Times on December 9, 2011.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO-SEGOVIA ‘07 has a one person exhibition titled Papel tejido at CB1 Gallery from January 22, 2012 to February 19, 2012.
 
Alum ALEX DONIS will show his work in the group exhibition "Go Tell It On The Mountain" at Charlie James Gallery from January 14th to February 18, 2012.

Alums LUIS HERNANDEZ ‘03 and ED GOMEZ ‘03 participated in the group exhibition “Drawing from Reference” at Modified Arts in Phoenix AZ from Dec. 16, 2011–Jan. 14, 2012