Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Visiting Lecture Series

This is a weekly lecture series where artists, theorists, and curators present their own work and discuss it with the graduate student community. The Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Series takes place at the MFA Studios in Culver City.

Spring 2016

Camel Collective
Corazon Del Sol
Whitney Bedford
York Chang
Veronique Aubouy
Ulrich Krieger

Veronique Joumard
Mireya Lucio
Marcus Herse
Meena Nanji
Karen Moss, Michael Ned Holte, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
Faith Wilding
Simone Forti
Lita Albuquerque

 

 

SPRING 2015

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
Rodney McMillan
Jason E. Smith
Abigail Reynolds
Chris Kraus
Anna Craycroft
Harry Dodge
Torbjorn Rodland
Angie Bray
Jeff Guess
Renee Van Trier
Taisha Pagett & Ashely Hurt
Julika Rudelius
Milena Bonilla
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Analia Saban

FALL 2015

Kim Fisher
Pedro De Llano
Simon Leung
Rebecca Morris
Carmen Argote
Adam Linder
Joe Sola
Neha Chotski
Michael Ned Holte
William E Jones
Jesse Benson
Jesse Lerner
 

 

 

 

FALL 2014

Warren Nedich
Jan Brandt
Tosh Berman
Alice Konitz
Fritz Haeg
Jennifer Steinkamp
Paradise Garage
Silke Otto-Knapp
Orta's
Phillip Zach
Monica Majoli
Steve Roden

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