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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter January and February 2021

Grad LEO ALAS project on community healing and grief received an award in the Women’s Center for Creative Work’s LA’S FEMINIST IDOLS contest. You can watch a replay of the contest here LA’S FEMINIST IDOLS

Grad LEO ALAS will release a zine on March 16th as part of the LA Music Center "For the Love of L.A." program. Music Center | For The Love Of L.A.

Grad LARRY LI had work selected for this year’s CAMFA by GLAMFA. Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) is one of the largest student-conceived and organized events in Southern California. GLAMFA

Grads LEO ALAS, ALICAT, CAITLIN CARNEY, THE BOX CARTER, XIXI EDELSBRUNNER, DANIELLE FOSTER, LARRY LI, MERISSA MANN, SOPHIE ROESSLER, ALICIA SERLING and KRYSTYNY VANDENBERG presented work in the MFA Fine Arts Mid-Residency Exhibition, Limitless Containment at the Bolsky Gallery from Jan 28 to Feb 8. Limitless Containment

Grad JOHEE KWAK presented her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boundless at the Bolsky Gallery from Feb 12 to Feb 18. Boundless

Grad RUNZE WANG presented her MFA Thesis Exhibition, WHERE I AM at the Bolsky Gallery from Feb 19 to Feb 25. WHERE I AM

Grad VERONICA MARSHALL presented her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Failed Perspective of Geometric Shapes at the Bolsky Gallery from Feb 27 to Mar 11.Failed Perspective of Geometric Shapes

Grad SHARON BARNES has a solo exhibition “holla holla holla” at the Proxy Gallery from February 1-March 30, 2021. Proxy Gallery

Grad SHARON BARNES, Alums JANET E. DANDRIDGE ‘16 AND REGINA HEROD ‘13 are featured in the group exhibition, HAIRTAGE at Cypress College Art Gallery from Jan 21 to Mar 25. HAIRTAGE

The HAIRTAGE exhibition included a lecture series Link
SHARON BARNES on Feb 25 at 12:20pm
JANET E. DANDRIDGE on Mar 2 at 11:00am
REGINA HEROD on Mar 9 at 6:00pm

Alum JOE SOLA ’99 took part in the group exhibition NOT I: Throwing Voices (1500 BCE–2020 CE) at LACMA NOT I

Alum ALLISON PECK ‘14 took part in the group exhibition Borderline at Angels Gate Cultural Center from Jan 22 to March 13, 2021. She also took part in Garden at Ladies Room LA from January 16 2021, online.

Alum SHIRIN BOLOURCHI ’17 participated in A tourist in Your Own Home at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts an online exhibition curated by artist Sasha Dothan, opening on January 28, 2021.

Alum OK-YOUNG CHOI ’16 will participate in the BUSAN art fair in April 2021.

Alum MARGARETHE DREXEL ’16 participated in the online panel discussion with the artists of DEMO and curator alum ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09. The exhibition is on view now at the MAK Center at the Schindler House until January 10, 2021.

Alum NEFERTITI JENKINS ’20 took part in Polyphonies, a virtual showcase featuring twenty-two emerging artists and Alumni of Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University class of ‘14, ‘15 and ‘16. Polyphonies is curated by (@loosechange___)

Alum RAUL BALTAZAR ’13 is showing in Manifesta 13, Marseilles, France where he will be debuting his movie HALF MAN HALF MONSTER.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 has a position as Artist in Residence of Arts Alive! at San Diego State University for the academic school year of 2020-2021.

Alum MARGARETHE DREXEL ’16 exhibited her work co-curated by alum ANTHONY CARFELLO ’09 at the Mak Center Schindler House, October 17th, 2020 - January 10th, 2021.

CAMP-Center for Art on Migration Politics founders and curators, Frederikke Hansen and alum TONE OLAF NIELSEN, ‘98, will be part of the upcoming documenta 15 in Kassel, Germany.

Alum ALLY WALLACE ’20 is in a 2-person exhibition Soft Architectures from February 1 - May 8th at the Irvine Fine Arts Center along with artist Amanda Maciel Antunes.

Alums ALLY WALLACE ’20 and MIGUEL HERNANDEZ ’20 earned fellowships for workshops at Anderson Ranch in Colorado for Summer 2021.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ’03 showed her short film, LebensVasen at the at Filmischer Einblick in die Ausstellung.

Alum KATY COWAN ‘13 has a solo exhibition, winds glow unceasing at Document in Chicago, IL from Feb 26 to Apr 10. winds glow unceasing

Alum ALEX KROLL ’08 was in a group exhibition, Intersect 21 at Edward Cella Art and Architecture from Feb 16 to Feb 22.

Alum KARIM SHUQUEM ’18 is in an online exhibition, Inside & Out: Photorealists to Minimalists starting Feb 26. The exhibit is curated by Justice Arts Coalition featuring 30 incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, teaching and independent artists. Justice Arts Coalition

Alum KARIM SHUQUEM ’18 will be giving an artist talk at The Monthly Salon on Feb 20 at 7pm. Join at this link

Alum LAWRENCE GIPE ’86 has a solo exhibition, The Great Fog at Paul Mahder Gallery thru March 2021.