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GFA Newsletter March 2016

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.

Grad JANET DANDRIDGE had her MFA Thesis exhibition “who cares about black girls where white shadows fall?” April 5th – 10th at the Bolsky Gallery.The exhibit includes three happenings: ceremonial opening on Tuesday, April 5th, a reading on Thursday, April 7th (at 7pm) - and the closing reception on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 2pm-5pm.

Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Paris Gallery is showing ROY DOWELL’S untitled # 1084 at Gallerie Ygrec in Paris France from March 25 to April 23, 2016.

Grad REGINE RODE had her MFA Thesis exhibition Der Räuber und der Prinz in the Bolsky Gallery March 26-31, 2016. RODE also had an exhibition Floreana at Selecto-Planta Baja April 4-18, 2016.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’13 participated in Doppelgänger at Torrance Art Museum (TAM) April 2 - May 28, 2016 Curated by Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel, Sandra Mann, Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill.

Grad NATALIE SEROVY took part in “Infiniti Claws” Angel’s Gate San Pedro, California March 18th, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Alum LAWRENCE GIPE ’86 collaborated with Sarah Tell (Gipe+Tell) to curate a ten-artist exhibition called "The Known Universe" at Root Division in San Francisco. Opened March 9.

Works by GFA Students KIARA ALVARADO and AUSTYN DE LUGO were in an exhibition The Ben Show March 15 - April 10, 2016 in the GFA Studios Project Room.

Grad KATHRYN KERT GREEN had her MFA Thesis exhibition ”These Things” at the Bolsky Gallery March 14-19, 2016

Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON took part in En)Gendered (In)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project Organized by Micol Hebron: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions March 10 – April 17, 2016.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ¹10 had a one-person exhibition 'Skipper’ with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Gallery at VOLTA Art Fair in NY. MARCH 2-6, 2016.

Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON¹S PROXY Gallery is hosting the installation Cubist Blues by RICHARD AMEND April 1 to April 30, 2016.

Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON¹S PROXY Gallery hosted an exhibition by CANDACE HICKS Rooms by the Sea from March 1 to March 31, 2016.

Grad AMANDA BENEFIEL has her MFA thesis exhibition Everything You Ever Wanted and More March 2nd through 10th, 2016 in the Bolsky Gallery

Alum SABINE DEHNEL’03 had one show in three venues: Kunsthalle Mannheim, at Mannheimer Kunstverein, and Atelier Schwab February 2 to March 28.


Alum TUCKER NEEL’S ’07 323 Projects Presents High Priestesses with works by alums MICHELLE CHONG Œ06, MICHELLE ANDRADE Œ07, BRIDGET KANE ¹12 and Meg Cranston from February 26 - May 1, 2016. Call (323) 843-4652 Alum SHIVA ALIABADI '14 has a solo installation Abshar: Cascade at the Fine Art Complex 1101, run by curator Grant Vetter, in Tempe, AZ February 27 to March 26, 2016.

GradPP student MARK X FARINA is featured in the current Los Angeles Gabba gallery exhibit 'Curate This' Feb 6 until Feb 28. Mark is also included in the City of Brea Gallery, MFA Biennial, Jan 23 thru March 11.

GFA Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS is in the exhibition UP-ISH organized by Marcus Herse at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University from February 1 - March 11, 2016.

Alum REGINA HEROD ¹13 was in a group exhibition honoring black history month curated by Molly Barnes, Doug Blechner and Pamela Smith Hudson at the West Los Angeles College Gallery from February 8 - March 24

Alum COLEEN STERRITT '79 has a Solo show Coleen Sterritt: Selected Works: 2010-2016 at Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Feb. 13 - April 17, 2016. STERRITT is also included in Urbanature at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, curated by Constance Mallinson from Feb. 23 - May 8, 2016

GFA faculty JUDIE BAMBER’S work is part of Sculpture From the Hammer Contemporary Collection at The Hammer Museum from January 23 to May 22, 2106.

GFA faculty JOHN KNIGHT will have a one-person exhibition in the REDCAT Gallery from Apri 9 to June 12, 2016.

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition New Works at James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA from February 18 to April 2, 2016.

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Elif Erkan Work

Images: Shiva Aliabadi, Annie Buckley, Elif Erkan.

Grads ASHTON ALLEN, OK-YOUNG CHOI, JANET E. DANDRIDGE showed their work in the City of Brea MFA Biennial exhibition at the City of Brea Art Gallery from January 23 to March 11, 2016.

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Images: Roy Dowell, Roy Dowell.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ¹07 is part of the group exhibition Skin at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) from February 7 to April 17, 2016.

Alum CARMINE IANNACCONE ¹93 was part of Farewell, Eden, at The Sturt Haaga Gallery of Descanso Gardens from Jan. 19 - Apr. 3, 2016

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one person exhibition at Tiff Sigfrids Gallery from March 26 to April 30, 2016.