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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter February and March 2020 (apologies for missed events!)

MFA Chair Emeritus ROY DOWELL had a solo exhibition at MCENERY Gallery in New York from Feb 20, to May 2, 2020.

Alum ERICA STEPHENS '07 had a one-person exhibition Paintings for a Lost Lover at Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas February 22 - March 21, 2020.

Alum ELIF ERKAN ’16 had a one-person exhibition Where you they form at The Pill in Istanbul, Turkey, from Feb 21 to March 28, 2020.

Grad MARIA LAURA HENDRIX is in a group show at the Museum of Ventura County titled Legacy, Seventy Years of Ventura College Art, March 6 -April 26, 2020.

Grad CHUANYUAN SONG’S MFA Thesis exhibition CONNECTION at the Bolsky Gallery is postponed.

Grad BRIA GOODALL had her MFA Thesis exhibition IDENTICAL in the Bolsky Gallery from March 8th – March 12th,     2020.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 received the Jim Dinning and Evelyn Main Endowed Scholarship for Visual Artists for HER residency at Banff Centre in March 2020. She will be part of the exhibit "Seven Wonders" at the Other Places Art Fair (OPaf 2020) in San Pedro, CA in March 2020. Curated by Christopher Velasco and Dakota Noot. 

Alum RAUL BALTAZAR ’13 spoke about Rufino Tamayo at LACMA on February 29, 2020.  https://www.lacma.org/event/connections-across-centuries-rufino-tamayo-raul-baltazar-and-ancient-americas   

Grad DANNY KADUM had his MFA thesis exhibition Silicon Beach and Other Landscapes in the Bolsky Gallery from Feb 8 to Feb 13, 2020.

Grad XIAOXIAO WU had her MFA Thesis exhibition PRECIPITATE--Collections with Consciousness-- at the Bolsky Gallery from February 28 to March 5, 2020.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 is going to Banff Centre to be an Artist in Residence for a month.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE (2015) had “Over The Streambed A Body Formed From the Light Refracted in Waves” chosen as a January 2020 pick of the month by The Wall in Venice, Italy. https://www.thewallgallery.org/rachel-wolfe 

ANA RODRIGUEZ ’09 had a one-person show Abject of Desire at Launch LA Gallery February 22nd - March 14th, 2020.

CMAY gallery presented Double Take, a group exhibition featuring nine Los Angeles- based artists who are known for their figurative work that observes the human psychology.  MFA faculty JUDIE BAMBER was included. February 29 – April 4, 2020.

Grad MIRENA KIM had her MFA Thesis exhibition Temporary Monuments, Unreliable Self-Portraits at the Bolsky Gallery from Feb. 14 – 20 2020. 

Grad SHARON BARNES spoke at Women Painters West on February 13th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 has a couple of photographs being presented at USC's open studios on Feb. 11th that are part of Diane Williams' project "LA Landscapes." 

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 as well as grads XIOUPING WHITWORTH and DEREK PRADO were in the QiPOFAIR 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico from Feb. 6-9, 2020. ALIABADI will have several of her drawings in The Farm & Distillery booth out of Lentzke, Germany. 

Alum ALEX KROLL ’08 has a one-person exhibition "imagism' at Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York City from January 31 to February 29, 2020.

Grads ALLY WALLACE and MIGUEL HERNANDEZ earned fellowships for workshops at  Anderson Ranch in Colorado for Summer 2020. 

Alums YRNEH GABON ’17 and FRIDA LI have been invited to participate in the Dakar Biennale in Senegal May 28 to June 28, 2020.

Grad DEREK PRADO was selected for the Toronto International Charette February 18th to February 25th 2020.

Alum KRISTIN MOORE ’16 is on the Saatchi Art list of 20 Artists to Watch in 2020:  https://www.saatchiart.com/stories/20artists/  MOORE will also be in The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles in April 2020. 

Alum ALEX KROLL ’08 showed his work in the group exhibition The Vista at Durden and Ray LA from February 8 to March 3, 2020. 

Alum TAMI DEMAREE ’03 has a one-person show Pictures of the Floating World at Odd Ark LA January 11-February 23, 2020.

Alum MATT LIFSON ’12 is in the group exhibition Heaven and Hell at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles from January 18 to February 14, 2020.

MFA FA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON’s Proxy Gallery hosted an exhibition “hyperspace 15” by LETITIA QUESENBERRY, February 1 to February 29, 2020.

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

MFA FA faculty KADE TWIST with Postcommodity had an exhibition Some Reach While Others Clap at LAXART from Jan 5 to February 29, 2020.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 will be attending Banff's Artist-in-Residence Late Winter residency in February and March of 2020. Foundwork Art featured her work on their gallery platform; it was curated and chosen by Sharon Louden.

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

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.