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GFA Newsletter June 2017

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


Alum RANDI GANULIN ’96 took part in “Infinite Possibilities” at Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ from July 6 to August 26, 2017.

Alum LARKIN HIGGINS, ’95 was in “Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead”, International Museum of Collage, Assemblage & Construction; Santa Fe, New Mexico (November 4, 2016-January 31, 2017). She was also in Exhibition Catalogue, DADA CENTENNIAL: Day of the Dead—International Museum of Collage, Assemblage & Construction, edited by Cecil Touchon, Ontological Museum Publications, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Published May 5, 2017.

Alum DAVID DEL FRANCIA ’14 took part in a group exhibition at MakeRoom Gallery from June 8 to July 10, 2017.Curated by Emily Yin. DEL FRANCIA also had a one-person exhibition “Quietly Turning On” in alum KARY COWAN’S Outlet Gallery in Milwaukee WI from Friday, June 16th to July 16, 2017.

Alum ANDREW CURREY ’14 was in the pop-up group exhibition soft.core on June 10, 2017, at 1340 e 6th street, LA 90021 suite #402 Los Angeles, CA 90021

Alum KATY COWAN ’14 has a solo show Of Ropes and Bronze at Cherry and Martin Gallery from June 24 to August 26, 2017.

GFA professor JUDIE BAMBER is in FLAMING JUNE VII: Flaming Creatures at Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles from June 8 - August 5, 2017

GPP alum RAUL BALTAZAR ’13 is in A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies In Contemporary Art Of The Americas at Vincent Price Art Museum from APRIL 22 - JULY 22, 2017.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE (MFA ’07) will have work included in the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts at the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from June 16 until October 29, 2017.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery is showing SABREE WOODWARD’S installation Strange Fruit from June 1 to June 30, 2017.

Alum SCOTT RABY ’12 is currently in residence in Antwerp, Begium where he is working on a project at M HKA with the artist group Jubilee making presentations, organizing workshops, and working on a publication from May 19 to July 23, 2017.

Alum WAKANA KIMURA ’11 took part in the group exhibition NATURAL SELECTIONS at the Brand Library Art Center from May 13 to July 1, 2017.

Alum DONNA PAYTON ’80 has curated a group exhibition Animal Architects that has travelled to different venues in NJ and is now at Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ from May 21 to Sept. 3, 2017.

Alum MARCUS VILLAGRAN ‘77 showed his work in the Smithy Gallery in Cooperstown NY from May 15 to June 18, 2017.

Alum KATY COWAN ’14 organized a group watercolor exhibition Water and Dreams from May 20 to June 21, 2017 at Chicken Coop Contemporary, in Portland OR

Alum KRISTIN MOORE ’16 has a solo exhibition June 23 - July 21 titled "Ceremony" at the St. Edward's University VISU Gallery in Austin, TX

GFA professor BENJAMIN WEISSMAN had a one-person exhibition WE NEVER KISSED at The Box Gallery from May 27 to July 8, 2017.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ’07 will be showing his new sculptures at CB1 Gallery in September 2017 as part of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.

Alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ’03 is in: Down and to the Left; Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena from May 07 to September 17, 2017 and Desde el Otro Lado | Land and People Divided at The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco from May 8–June 30, 2017

Alum ASHTON ALLEN ‘16 is the Director for Angel Art 2017— an art auction to benefit Project Angel Food on June 10th at NeueHouse, Los Angeles.

Alum MARCUS VILLAGRAN ’77 is showing his work in “Abstraction" at Smithy Gallery in Cooperstown, NY, May 15-June 18, 2017

Grad KARIM SHUQUEM participated in the HAUNTED MEMORIES EXHIBITION at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, curated by artist Carla Jay Harris and filmmaker Erica Mountain, from MAY 11 - JUNE 2, 2017.

Alum RANDI GANULIN ’96 is one of eight artists commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to create a piece for the 2017 Seattle Center Sculpture Walk! "Indra's Net," will be installed in time for Bumbershoot Arts Festival at Seattle Center, Labor Day weekend, and will be up for 5 months.

Grad KARIM SHUQUEM is in the SOCAL MFA exhibition at Millard Sheets Art Center in Pomona, CA from June 4 – July 1, 2016

Grad ELIZABETH MEDINA is in a three-person exhibition Let's Combobulate at JAUS Gallery from May 5 to June 10, 2017

GFA Professor TODD GRAY is in My Life in the Bush with MJ & Iggy curated by Emily Kuhlmann at MoAD in San Francisco from April 26 to August 27, 2017.

The 20th anniversary exhibition of COLA individual artist fellowships includes GFA professors RENEE PETROPOULOS, JUDIE BAMBER, CAROLE CAROOMPAS and TODD GRAY, at LAMAG April 23 to July 2, 2017.

Alum SOO YUN JUN ’15 is showing her work in the group exhibition More & More in Shin Museum, Chung Ju, Korea in from March 29 till July 1, 2017.

Alum KARMA HENRY ‘10 will be part of a four woman show at the CN Gorman Museum on campus at UC Davis: Great Basin Artists from Apr 4 - Jun 16, 2017.

Alums ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 and LILI BERNARD ‘15 will participate in a group exhibit opening in Gregorio Escalante Gallery and Zack De La Rocha Gallery on Chung King Road in Chinatown titled, "Iconic: Black Panther”.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 had a work (Teknovisuell Experience from Virtual Material) permanently installed in the admissions office at Otis.

Alum AUSTYN DE LUGO ’17 and grad ROBERT BEGLEY were selected to take a workshop at Anderson Ranch Art Center in summer 2017.

Alum JEISUNG OH ’16 was awarded an artist’s residency in the south of France called “ Les ateliers des Arcs” from April to July 2017.