Events
  • 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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • 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.

     

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Newsletter September and October 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September  October 2010

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

 

Alum SERGIO BROMBERG '10 curated an exhibition by Joey Wolf at Venice 6114 on September 18-19, 2010.

ROY DOWELL, Chair, Graduate Fine Arts, will have works included in the exhibition and catalogue "The Jewel Thief" on view at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, from Sept. 7, 2010  to  Feb. 27, 2011.

An article, "Houses of Light" appeared in the September issue of the English art magazine, Apollo, on artists ROY DOWELL (Chair, Graduate Fine Arts) and Lari Pittman.

Grad TAYLOR TSCHIDER represented Grad Fine Arts at GLAMFA (Greater Los Angeles MFA) at Cal State Long Beach from August 29 to September 9, 2010.

In conjunction with alum JENNIFER WOLF'S '10 participation in "The Bigger Picture" there was a Contemporary Art Conversation #6 on Saturday, September 11 at Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA)

Alum TONE NIELSEN '98, a member of Kuratorisk Aktion is contributing the video THE ROAD TO MENTAL  DECOLONIZATION to the group show KUUK – Art in themVicinity of Greenland curated by Julie Edel Hardenberg & Iben Mondrup at BKS Garage in Copenhagen.

ROY DOWELL, Chair of Graduate Fine Arts, and graduate Senior Lecturers KORI NEWKIRK and JOHN KNIGHT  have work included in The Artist's Museum exhibition at MOCA and Geffen from 9/19/10 to 1/31/11.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '06 showed 50 drawings in "Neighborhood" at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) from October 1 to November 20, 2010. www.indymoca.org...

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 co-curated Psychic Outlaws, a group exhibition that includes alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 based on BUCKLEY'S novel of the same title at the Luckman Gallery at Cal State L.A. from September 25 to November 6, 2010.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 shot and edited the documentary film Red Hope premiering in Los Angeles on October 31, 2010.

Alum SAM WATTERS '02 has a solo exhibition of works on paper at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery at the Edwin Ridgeway House in Hancock Park from October 23, 2010 to January 10, 2011.

Alum SERGIO BROMBERG '10 was selected by the Sandberg Institute for the 2011 Otis/Sandberg Residency Exchange Fellowship in March and April 2011.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 read from and signed her new novel "Psychic Outlaws" at the Standard Hotel on Tuesday October 19, 2010.

Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was awarded a Creative Capacity Fund Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation in October 2010.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 is in To Live and Draw in LA at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro from November 7, 2010 to January 11, 2011.

Alum MATT CARTER '10 has a solo installation called "For a Good Time Call" at Neon Gallery and Press at CSULB from November 14 to December 12, 2010.

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07  has curated the exhibition Permissions at Highways Gallery, Sept. 25-Oct. 16.

Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON has a page on the Open Daybook edited by David Earle and published by Random House in November 2010. There will be a related exhibition at LACE in January 2011.

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