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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter April 2019

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


All MFA grads have their group MFA exhibition In Plain Site at the Bolsky Gallery from May 10 to May 20, 2019.

Grad JEONGMYO CHLOE KIM had her MFA Thesis Exhibition “THERE NOW HERE THEN”in the Bolsky Gallery from April 24 to April 26, 2019.

Grad DAN CHEN had her MFA Thesis Exhibition You will Find me in this Limited Life in the Bolsky Gallery from April 15 to April 19, 2019.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 31st annual Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to alum NIZAN SHAKED ‘00 for her book The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art (Manchester University Press, 2017).

Alum SABREE WOODWARD took part in the group exhibition “The Creatives” at the Creative House Gallery in Inglewood CA from April 13 to July 13 2019.

MFA professor BENJAMIN WEISSMAN showed his work in Is This My Final Form? inImage/Text Works by Amy Gerstler & Benjamin Weissman on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21 @rude.drawing, Los Angeles.

RACHEL WOLFE (2015) had the Bevegelsene series made into apparel in Oslo Norway, launched online for international sale. project was featured on the Norwegian Textile Forumå-klær

RACHEL WOLFE (2015) had Currere included in Hauste Magazine Volume 4 on Health, available in print for free in Oslo, Norway.

RACHEL WOLFE (2015) was featured in Ello Getty Image contest in April 2019. Her portrait of Soo Yun Jun (GFA 2015) was the recognized image for the second renaissance feature.

RACHEL WOLFE (2015) participated in Oslo Open, a city-wide open studio and gallery event in Norway, at Fotogalleriet 27 and 28 of April 2019.

At the awards banquet on April 9, grad MATT HOLLIS received an academic excellence award, SABREE WOODWARD received an award for service to the community, while JEFFREY MAURER and JEONGMYO CHLOE KIM received the MFA Fine Arts Studio award.

Alum AMANDA KATZ ’14 read new work on Saturday April 13 as part of WE SPOKE, a durational reading performance organized by Meital Yaniv at the Women's Center for Creative Work.

MFA Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS showed her work in Experts & Amateurs at Palms Springs Art Museum. There was a Performance by alum SCOTI (CATHERINE SCOTT’ ) "The Politics of Water” and “Wassermelone" on Thursday, April 25 and a reading by MFA Prof KATHRIN BURMESTER, alum ELENA ROSA ‘12 and ALEC EGAN ‘13.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 had her first public art piece TAG DA SLIM installed in Baltimore.

Alum NATHAN GULICK ’17 had an exhibition at "WAITING ROOM" at IDOART c4 projects in Copenhagen Denmark from April 19 to May 11, 2019.

Grad CECILIE ROSE CARNES had her MFA Thesis Exhibition Bury me Beneath the Flowers in the Bolsky Gallery from April 8 to April 11, 2019.

Alum KRISTIN MOORE ’17 had a collection of her oil paintings featured in the Vignette Art Fair at the Texas Women’s Museum in Dallas TX (April 10-14th) during Dallas Arts Month.

OLIVIA FUNES LASTRA, exchange student from ENSAPC is with MFA FA till the end of April, 2019.

ENSAPC professor YANN BEAUVAIS spent two weeks at MFA Fine Arts as a visiting artist.

MFA FA OPEN STUDIOS was on April 14, 2019, and included the participation of all MFA Fine Arts students, as well as the grads from MFA Writing and MFA Graphic Design.

SEAN CULLY ’15 be showing his art with artists from Los Angeles and Rotterdam at the Torrance Art Museum from March 30th - May 18th, 2019.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 showed his work in Ghostly Traces: Memory and Mortality in Contemporary Photography @ the Vicki Myhren Gallery at Denver University curated by Geoffrey Shamos from March 7 - April 21, 2019.

Alum YRNEH BROWN ’17 is showing his work in Breadth, curated by Jill Moniz at the Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles from March 2 to May 5, 2019.

Alum COLEEN STERRITT ’79 is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center.

Grad CHLOE JEONGMYO KIM ’19 was included in the 2019 SoCal MFA Exhibition at Millard Sheets Art Center in Pomona, juried by Helen Molesworth. March 16 – April 6, 2019.

Alum LINDA ANDERSON ('74) had a solo exhibit of her fine art quilts at Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, Ca., from March 10-April 20th.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ‘15 is showing Solfége Souche, in Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Korea, Summer 2019.

MFA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery will host a one-person installation “It’s a Familiar Story…” by alum LULU VALLEE ’99 from April 1-30, 2019.