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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter August 2020

Alum BRANDY WOLFE ’12 is in the exhibition Iced Ice that will be on view at Proto Gomez Gallery in New York from September 3rd to September 30th, 2020.

 Alum LUIS G HERNÁNDEZ ’03 is in BAHALA NA INart Ark Gallery  in SAN JOSE from September 4 to October 17, 2020.

Alum MARK FARINA ’18 took part in TAR FEST 2020, Transition. Juried by Holly Jerger from August 22 to September 5, 2020. At 170 S. La Brea Ave, LA 90036

“Crust” is coming in September to Flatline ’15 Gallery, with new work by Alum ANDREW K. CURREY ‘14 and Stephanie Sherwood. Curated by Alum SEAN CULLY September 5 to 25, 2020.

The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA presents Mojo Rising, curated by jill Moniz, highlighting Betye Saar’s influence and inspiration on two generations of L.A. artists. The exhibition will be from August 24 through October 9 and can be viewed on the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery’s Instagram and Facebook pages. It includes works by alums REGINA HEROD ’13 and YRNEH GABON ‘17.

MFA Faculty ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy gallery hosted an installation The Law of the Excluded Middle-in Calculation by alum TIANYI SUN ’20 from August 15 to September 15, 2020. 

Alum KARMA HENRY ‘210 took part in Virtual Santa Fe Indian Market in August 2020.

MFA Faculty ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy gallery hosted an installation MAHA (Make America Hopeful Again) by SALLY STEIN from August 15 to September 30, 2020

Alum MARCELLA GOTTARDO ‘14, did an interview with alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 in Juliet magazine published in English and Italian about the Plein Air project.

Philip Martin Gallery is showing the work of alum KATY COWAN ’14 among others, by appointment. 

Grad SHARON BARNES curated Breaking the Mold opening on August 29th at SoLA Contemporary, 3718 W Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043.  Artists include alums REGINA HEROD ‘13, MIRENA KIM ‘20, with an additional work by the curator, grad SHARON BARNES.

The contemporary art platform alum SCOTT RABY ’12 co-organized, f.eks. was just awarded the highest honor for a self-organized, independent art platform in Denmark in 2020.  RABY’s concept project The Nomadic Platform for Eco-Economic Futures opened an exhibition called Alternative Limfjord Ecologies with f.eks. in Aalborg, Denmark in June 2020.  The project is ongoing until September 2020.

 SUSAN HOROWITZ ‘00 was asked by Transfer-Arch, a global architecture platform out of Zurich, to produce a video on her pov of NY for Transfer-Next.

Alum KATY COWAN ’14 showed Suns Pass Flat at Phillip Martin Gallery August 5-18.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 is part of a group exhibition called "Not Originally from Here, Unless Otherwise Stated" curated by Dawn Ertl, that will be featured online. Interviews between artists will be posted on @artsicat on IG. The show runs from Sept. 1 - 20.

Alum SHIRIN BOLOURCHI ’17 was part of the exhibition “Agent of ordinary pleasures”, curated by Victoria Chapman @vc_projects as part of MaidenLA from September 10-17, 2020.

MFA Interim chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her videos in WOW Babylonia, part of New Media Festival curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne at  TAM – Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles – August 18 – September 2, 2020 

Alum TIANYI SUN ’20 is showing her work as part of Archive Machines at LAMAG from July 30 to November 1, 2020.

Alum SEAN CULLY ‘16 will be participating in this year's Los Angeles Rotterdam project (LARp). LARp pairs an artist collective from Los Angeles with one from Rotterdam.  

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ‘15 wrote a review of MARCELA GOTTARDO’s (2014) exhibition for Arcade Project Zine July 2020:

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 KATHRYN KERT GREEN ’16 has an online exhibition, titled Hatch at the Villa San Francisco curated by re.riddle from Sept 5 to November 21, 2020.”   Here are the two websites:



Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 is in the exhibition "Personal Contacts" at Durden & Ray from Aug. 1- Oct 17, 2020 curated by Gul Cagin. She will be interviewed live at 7pm PST on August 3rd for this exhibit on Instagram  @durdenandray. ALIABADI also earned a Snowfarm residency for August and September 2020. She has an at Wassaic Project online: Now, more than ever from July 1 - September 19, 2020

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘14  has a catalogue for her exhibition called Abshar: Cascade (first installed at Fine Art Complex 1101) as well as some of her recent works is out. Essay by critic Grant Vetter.

Alum SHIRIN BOLOURCHI ’17 was a part of artist in isolation series curated by Victoria Chapman: 

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