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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter November 2019

MFA FA Faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN is showing his work in “Friends and Family” curated by Keith Mayerson at P. Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena CA from November 23 to January 4, 2020. 

Alum KARMA HENRY ’10 showed her work in “Pattern” at Rainmaker Gallery in Bristol UK from November 1 to January 30 2020. 

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 was honored to have an Artist's Talk at the European School of Design in Frankfurt, Germany in November 2019. She will also be attending Banff's Artist-in-Residence Late Winter residency in February and March of 2020. 

Alum SABINE DEHNEL  ‘03took part in the group exhibition“invited by//part two” at Galerie Robert Drees •  Hannover from November 23 2019 to January 18, 2020.
Alum RACHEL WOLFE ‘15 had her Mourning Palms photo featured in The Palette Newsletter in Santa Monica, California, 2019.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 was interviewed by Joe Brommel from Wassaic Project and Wassaic Artist Residency about her work and time there:https://www.wassaicproject.org/artists/artist-profiles/list/shiva-aliabadi 

Grads NIKKI LUNA PAZ and XIOUPING with MFA SP faculty KADE TWIST (Experimental Lab) organized Sentient, AN "ASSEMBLY LINE" OF REMEDIAL STRATEGIES on November 21, 2019.

Grad SHARON BARNES took part in an exhibition “Metropolis” at Bruce Lurie Gallery from November 16 to December 14, 2019.

MFA PP Alum CELIA ROCHA ’18 will take part in the group exhibition titled "Arte Nostra Damus 2019" open from 4 to 27 of October, 2019 at Centro Cultural Malaposta (Malaposta Cultural Center), in Odivelas, Portugal, with a drawing from the series Avó 1925 -2009.

Alum JOE SOLA ’99 will show in: In Production: Art and the Studio System
Yuz Museum, Shanghai Nov. 7 2019 – March 1, 2020 http://www.yuzmshanghai.org/production-art-studio-system/?lang=en SOLA also has a Solo Exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery January 11 - March 7, 2020

Alum SCOTT RABY ’12 recently organized and curated AAAA as part of f.eks. in Aalborg, Denmark. It is a roaming exhibition platform. The project is about new forms of public art engagements in relationship to anti-gentrification and city branding. https://f-x.dk

Alums TAYLOR TSCHIDER ’11 and ADAM MARS ‘07 took part in “It’s LA You Fucking Idiot” at SoftcoreLA on November 2, 2019. 

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ’13 has a solo exhibition A Divine Dance at Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles from November 2 through December 14, 2019. CHOWDHURY gave a lecture for the MFA Fine Arts Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct 31st 2019 at the MFA Studio Building in Culver City

Grad DEREK PRADO participated in De Generación a Generación: A Subconscious Lineage, the 2019 Día de los Muertos exhibition at MOLAA from September 25 to November 10, 2019. PRADO and grad XIOUPING WHITWORTH performed at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Orange County, on Saturday November 2 2019 as part of an ongoing exhibition for the Artist Martin Durazo's solo show. 

Alums LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ‘03 and RAUL BALTAZAR ‘13 are participating with work in the exhibition La Frontera/The Border: Art Across the Border at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. The exhibition runs August 26 - November 17, 2019  https://www.guggenheimgallery.net/

  Alum SEAN CULLY’s ’15 sculptures are included in an alumni show Root Cause at Long Beach City College’s Art Gallery from October 24 to November 27, 2019.

MFA FA Faculty JUDIE BAMBER is in the inaugural exhibition at Gavlak Gallery in downtown LA from October 26 - December 21, 2019

MFA FA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON will have a one-person exhibition Virtue of Necessity at the Coachella Valley Arts Center in Indio, CA from  January 11-February 16, 2020.

MFA Faculty KADE TWIST with the art collective Postcommodity is showing The Point of Final Collapse, a new sound installation at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) from November 15, 2019 until the Millennium Tower is fixed or torn down. 

Alum WAKANA KIMURA’S ’11 My Heavenly Maiden Series will be a part of the group show at Self Help Graphics & Art, October 10th to November 27th 2019.

MFA FA Faculty KORI NEWKIRK took part in the group exhibition Belonging organized by Erin Christovale with Vanessa Arizmendi at Hammer Museum from Aug 31 to Nov 3, 2019

MFA FA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON’s Proxy Gallery hosted an exhibition Vase in a Box by KAREN CARSON, October 10 to December 30, 2019.

MARCELA GOTTARDO ’14 will have a two-person exhibition with FLAVIA MONTEIRO curated by Steven Wong at Centro Luigi di Sarro in Rome, Italy in November 2019

MFA Professor RENÉE PETROPOULOS presented We Will Congregate: Extended: Platforms and Wool, a directed reading and performance with Arturo Hernández on October 19, 2019 at Tongva Park in Santa Monica sponsored by 18th Street Art Center. 

Otis’s Ben Maltz Gallery is hosting the group exhibition 100 Years of Otis College Alumni from September 7 to December 7, 2019. Included are MFA alums MARY SUE ADER ANDERSON (’65) MICHELLE ANDRADE (’07) JOHN BALDESSARI (’58) (in collaboration with MEG CRANSTON) RAUL BALTAZAR (’13) TERESA FLORES (’13) KATY COWAN (’13) KIM FISHER (’98) KRISTEN FOSTER (’09) JUDITHE HERNANDEZ (’74) LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA (’07) ALISON SAAR (’81) MASAMI TERAOKA (’68) KENT TWITCHELL (’77) JEFFREY VALLANCE (’81) BRUCE YONEMOTO (’79). JOHN WESTON (‘07).

Alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ‘03 and RAUL BALTAZAR ‘13 are participating with work in the exhibition La Frontera/The Border: Art Across the Border at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. The exhibition runs August 26 - November 17, 2019https://www.guggenheimgallery.net/

CHLOE JEONGMYO KIM ’19 showed her work in the group exhibition Artists Statement at Orange County Great Park September 1, to November 10, 2019.

MFA Faculty RENÉE PETROPOULOS and JUDIE BAMBER are part of B.A.T State III guest-curated by Anita Bunn and Francesco X. Siqueiros of El Nopal Press at the Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSULB from September 9 to November 14, 2019.  

MFA Faculty JUDIE BAMBER is showing her work in Made in California:  Art + Photographic Portraits of Artists by Wayne Shimabukuro, RAFFMA at California State University, San Bernardino, http://raffma.csusb.edu/ from October 3 - December 14, 2019