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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 September and October 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September  October 2009

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

 

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 was featured in an LA Times article on August 28, 2009. See latimesblogs.latimes.com... for photos and work.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 gave an interview ot Julienne Lin about her recent solo exhibition in Seoul, that was published in the August 2009 issue of Artslant. www.artslant.com

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 showed her work in the four-person exhibition "Immaculate," curated by Marielos Zeka at Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery of Mount Saint Mary's College from September 8 to October 3, 2009.

2009 Alums NINA LAURINOLLI, BRIAN MARRIER and KRISTER FOSTER took part in MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I-5 gallery at the Brewery from July 17 to September 11, 2009. 

Alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 showed her work in “A New Outlook“ / Multimedia Installation at Project Room G3 in San Pedro from September 26 to October 24, 2009. The exhibition was organized by alum SOJUNG KWON '07.

Alum WHITNEY STOLICH '04 was the subject of a feature article in "Untitled Magazine" Number 2,www.untitledmagazine.org...

Senior Lecturer JOHN KNIGHT had a one-person show at Richard Telles Fine Art from September 12 to October 24, 2009. and in Barcelona, Spain, Sept-Oct 2009.

Adjunct Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS showed her work Two or Three Things I Know about Gas Station Mini-Marts in the context of the program Screening of Vox Populi Gallery at OODA Philadelphia PA from August 7 - August 30 2009.

Alum HELEN CAHNG'S '05 most recent project, “RERUNWAY”, is a subscription based e-journal. 

Alum KIM FISHER '98 had a solo show at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum from August 1 to October 18, 2009

Alums KENNETH COWAN '06 and WHITNEY STOLICH '04 were selected by the French Consulate to travel to France (Aix-en-Provence and Toulon) as part of the Jeunes Talents Program 2010.

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 with Ethan Ayer did an online collaboration for Light and Wire Gallery from September 15 to October 14, 2009. lightandwiregallery.com

Alum JESSE BENSON '03 co-curated an exhibition of D'Ette Nogle (A suspended Projection) at UC Irvine Room Gallery from D'Ette Nogle from October 1 - November 21, 2009

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 was part of an exhibition titled Concrete Drawing: Extending the Line at the Fine Arts Gallery of CSULA from October 10 to November 5, 2009. The exhibition was curated by Barry Markowitz.

New American Fiction is a contemporary fiction and poetry reading series organized by graduate faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN at the Hammer Museum. The latest installment was a reading by Jean Thompson on October 15, 2009.

Senior Lecturer JUDIE BAMBER  participated in the group exhibition Mama San curated by Young Chung at the Glendale College Art Gallery from October 17 to December 15, 2009.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 had two group exhibitions of her work:  Inner Landscape at Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven in Germany, from Sept  27 to November 29,  2009 and The Non-Age, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporàneo, Arrecife/ Lanzarote in Spain from October 19, 2009 - January 19, 2010

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK ‘07 showed his work at Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Sept 17 to Oct 9, 2009.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL had a one-person exhibition at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, from Oct 10  to November 14, 2009. DOWELL also showed his work at Kunsthaus Santa Fe, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in conjunction with the annual Guanajuato Cervantes Festival from Oct. 10 to Jan 9, 2009.

Alum ALEX KROLL  ‘08 was in a group show  “Seasonal Pictures” at Acme, Los Angeles, Sept 12 to Oct 10, 2009.

Grad SERGIO BROMBERG showed his work in the Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in "Awaiting Transformation: es la Vida" from October 23 to Novemeber 22, 2009.

Grad WAKANA KIMURA, alum ALEX KROLL '08 and graduate professors ANNETTA KAPON and RENEE PETROPOULOS took part in Monster Drawing Rally, a fundraiser for Outpost Center for Contemporary Art on November 8, 2009.

Grad CIMA RAHMANKHAH participated in the group exhibition "Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art," at The University Art Gallery at UC San Diego. The internationally traveling show makes its first stop in the United States at UCSD, opening Oct. 23 and remaining on view through Dec. 12. Curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg.