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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter February 2018

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 has a solo exhibition, The Coldest Night, at Upfor in Portland from February 28 – March 31, 2018

MFA FA (ASP) Professor KADE TWIST made a presentation at the 106th Annual CAA Conference, between February 21–24, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Alum WAKANA KIMURA ’11 will have a one-day exhibition of her work “moment” on Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Daishi-do of the Korean Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.

Alum KRISTIN MOORE ’17 has a painting in a group exhibition at the Yards Collective in Rochester, NY called "No Man's Land" from March 2-21, 2018.

Grads CELIA ROCHA and CHLOE JEONGMYO KIM participated in the exhibition SoCal MFA 2018 held at Millard Sheets Art Center and hosted by Claremont Graduate University in Claremont CA from March 25, 2018.

Grad ERICK KOGLER had his MFA exhibition in the Bolsky Gallery from February 26 to March 4, 2018.

Grad SABREE WOODWARD was awarded the Governor’s Graduate Scholarship for 2018.

Grad NATHAN GULICK had his MFA exhibition What Remains in the Bolsky Gallery from February 19 to 23, 2018.

Grad WENXI JIANG had her MFA exhibition in the Bolsky Gallery from February 12 to 18, 2018.

Alums ALEX KAY ’17 and SHIRIN BOLOURCHI ’17 had their work shown in OPAF (Other Places Art Fair 2018) from

Alum ELIF ERKAN showed her work with Weiss Berlin in Zona Maco at Citibanamex in Mexico City from February 7 to 11, 2018.

Grad XOCHI MABERRY GAULKE and alum SUZANNE JOSKOW were in Reality Sandwiches hosted by the Women's Caucus for Art at Art Share L.A. from February 20-25, 2018.

Alum JACOB MELCHI’s ’03 project space in Highland Park, LA is currently showing the work of Christine Han - By Some Measure from February 10 to 24, 2018

Alum JOE SOLA ‘99 took part in Other Places Art Fair, at DXIX Projects in San Pedro on Saturday February 3, 2018.

MFA Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL will participate in the 2018 Invitational Exhibition of Fine Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York from March 8 to April 8, 2018.

Alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03 has a solo exhibition, Subtle Alterations, from February 3 to March 4, 2018 at I21 Gallery in Mexicali, Mexico.

Alum JANET DANDRIDGE’S ’16 musical group The Milky Way will play at The Satellite in Silverlake, Los Angeles on Monday, February 5, 2018 | 9pm.

Grad ROBERT BEGLEY has his MFA exhibition Consolation in the Bolsky Gallery from February 5 TO 11, 2018.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND ’03 is showing his work Heroes and Villains at the Sam Francis Gallery of Crossroads School, Santa Monica, from January 29 to February 8, 2018.

Alum ED GOMEZ ’03 showed his work in the Durden and Ray group exhibition Inverted Realities at McNish Gallery, Oxnard College from January 31to February 28 2018.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY’S ’13 Chicken Coop Contemporary showed Revelation Theater featuring alums ALEC EGAN and ANDREAS GUREWICH (Chicken Coup Contemporary) from January 28 to March 1 in Portland Oregon. The exhibition is part of Endings, an exhibition of work by SRIJON CHOWDHURY and Bobbi Woods at the Art Gym, Portland, Oregon.

MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will participate in the group exhibition Every (ongoing) Day at Arena 1 Gallery at Santa Monica Airport from March 17 to April 14, 2018.

MFA Fine Arts Professor BENJAMIN WEISSMAN is showing his work in The Pit II with Ravi Jackson from January 7 - February 18, 2018

Alum ALEX KROLL ’08 has a solo exhibition, My Lips are Blue for You, from January 13 to February 24, 2018 at Praz-Delavallade Gallery Los Angeles.

MFA Fine Arts CHAIR ROY DOWELL, Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS will participate in the group exhibition Grâce au dessin at Art Mur gallery in Montreal, Canada from March 3 to April 28, 2018.

Alum YVONNE BEATTY’S ‘99 "Bel Canto Dream," will be included in the national Women's Caucus for Art Exhibition, "Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice," at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios from February 22 through March 10, 2018.

Grad KARIM SHUQUEM has his MFA exhibition Ghost Prints in the Bolsky Gallery on February 3, 2018.

Karim Shuquem work
Karim Shuquem

Annetta Kapon work
Annetta Kapon

Alex Kroll work
Alex Kroll

Srijon Chowdhury work
Srijon Chowdhury


MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will participate in the exhibition Αmbiguous bodies-timeless interpretations: at Center for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, Jan 27-March 24, 2018.

Alum MATT LIFSON ’12 has a one-person exhibition “How is your Fever?” at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles from January 6 to February 17, 2017.

Alum ELIF ERKAN ’16 showed her work in ZONA MACO Mexico City, from Feb 7 – 11, 2018.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ‘07 is included in New Threads: Perspectives in Contemporary Fiber Art at the Laband Art Gallery (Loyal Marymount University) Co-curated by Sam Lee and Karen Rapp from Jan. 27 to Mar. 18, 2018

GPP Alum RAUL BALTAZAR ’13 will participate in A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas at Tufts University Museum in Boston from January 16 to April 15, 2018.

Alum REGINE RODE ’16 was selected by ENSAPC (PARIS, CERGY) for a residency from February 1 to April 30, 2018.