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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Newsletter September 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September 2012

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Grad Faculty ANNETTA KAPON is in a three-person exhibition Housework: Cultures of Domesticity (Ezcurra, Kapon, Kumao) at Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA from Oct 27 to Nov. 27, 2012. Curated by Molly Hankwitz.

Alums EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 (Bidibidiba) and WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04 (Traces of Spaces) will have concurrent one-person exhibitions at CB1 Gallery from October 13 to November 11, 2012.

Alums ULYSSES JENKINS ‘79, ZEAL HARRIS and RAKSHA PAREKH have work in the group exhibition Baila Con Duende at the Watts Towers Arts Center from September 9 to January 6, 2-13. Curated by GPP Grad LILI BERNARD.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one-person exhibition Blue or Both at James Harris Gallery in Seattle Washington September 6-29, 2012.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 showed new paintings at George Lawson Gallery from September 5 – October 6, 2012.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09 is participating in the 5-person group exhibition Abject Deco curated by Walpa D’Mark at Zask Galllery in Palos Verdes from September 22 to October 20, 2012.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 is in the group exhibition “Neo-Americana” at the Pacific Design Center’s Hudson/Link during its Art Loves Design Event, curated by Nick Lisica and Seven Wolkopp from September 19 to October 26, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Faculty JUDIE BAMBER, ANNETTA KAPON, RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums MICHELLE CHONG ‘06, PATRICK HILL ‘00, JOE SOLA ‘99, JEFFREY VALLANCE ‘81, BRUCE YONEMOTO ‘79 took part in Fix it Up too at Blum and Poe Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 15th 2012.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 has a new video installation at the Pacific Design Center in space B233, on the second floor of the Blue Building in conjunction with Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art programming. This show will run from Wednesday, September 19, 2012 through October 31, 2012.

Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles is pleased to present Magic Johnson Smile, a solo exhibition of new works by alum JESSE BENSON ‘03 from October 5th-26th, 2012.

Alums MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and MICHELLE CHONG ‘06 showed their work at the Torrance Art Museum The Subterraneans / XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art Sept 22 to November 3rd 2012.

Grad JESSICA MINCKLEY had an exhibition: ATLAS at the online Light and Wire Gallery http://www.lightandwiregallery.com from SEPTEMBER 21–OCTOBER 20, 2012.

Alum SAM WATTERS ‘02 is the author of Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935, Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. He delivered a lecture on his book at LACMA’S Bing Theater on September 19, 2012.

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