Compiled by Annetta Kapon.
MFA FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER January 2019
Alum ALISON SAAR ’81 will give a lecture at Otis as part of the MFA departments lecture series on Wednesday February 6, 2019. SAAR is also showing her work with David Hockney at LA LOUVER Gallery from 7 Feb - 23 Mar 2019.
Grad JEFFREY MAURER had his MFA Thesis exhibition “guest house”at the Bolsky Gallery on Wednesday, Feb 6th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
MFA FA Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS will spend part of her Spring 2019 sabbatical in Sweden doing a residency at Iaspis - https://www.konstnarsnamnden.se/default.aspx?id=11328
Alum JASON MCKECHNIE ’92 organized and participated in the group exhibition Perspicacious Paintings at Gallerie ERGA in Montreal, Canada from February 8 to 23, 2019
Second and third semester grads SARAH AUGUST, AMY FRIEDBERG, BRIA GOODALL, MARIA LAURA HENDRIX, MIGUEL HERNANDEZ, MIRENA KIM, ESTHER LEE, JUSTIN NUNNALLY, DEREK PRADO, CHRISTINA RANKIN, CASSIA REYNOLDS, KYLE SCHWINGEL, CHUANYUAN SONG. CHRISM STOLTZ, LINDSEY STRIBLING, CLAIRE SUN, XIAOXIAO WU, and ALEXANDRIA WALLACE mounted their Mid-Residency Exhibition in the Bolsky Gallery from January 19 to 31, 2019.
Alums CHARLEY ALEXANDER ‘12, BRYAN RICCI ‘12, JENNIFER WOLF ‘10 and former MFA Chair ROY DOWELL are in the exhibition Land of Milk and Honey at Backspace LA from February 2 to March 9, 2019.
Alum RACHEL WOLFE (2015) is showing Solfége Souche, in Palazzo Michiel, Campo Santi Apostioli, Venice, Italy, through February 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGFgzY6yz84&t=173s
Former MFA FA Chair ROY DOWELL will show work as part of a group exhibition CONSTELLATION at Lennon/Weinberg Gallery in New York through February 16, 2019
MFA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery will host a solo installation “Two Shoes” by NANCY EVANS from February 1 to February 28, 2019.
Alum LINDA ANDERSON ('74) has a solo exhibit of her fine art quilts at Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, Ca., from March 10-April 20th. She recently won the Gammill Master Award for Contemporary Artistry at the International Quilt Festival in Houston with Velvet Flowers, which is also included in the Fiber Art Network juried Excellence in Fibers IV print edition. She will be the Featured Artist in the Spring issue of SAQA Journal (Studio Art Quilters Association). Linda also won Best in Show and 1st Place Pictorial at Pacific Northwest Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, Wash.
MFA Faculty RAUL BALTAZAR ’13 was included in 15 Los Angeles Artists to Watch in the January 2019 Artnews. http://www.artnews.com/2019/01/09/15-los-angeles-artists-watch/
Alum TAMI DEMAREE ’03 is in the group exhibition L.A. WOMEN at BCA Gallery in Austin, Texas from January 18 to February 17, 2019.
El Nopal Press presented BAT State II: a presentation of more than 36 women artists/collaborators at the press, curated by Anita Bunn. It includes the work of MFA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and JUDIE BAMBER. At SoLA Gallery in Los Angeles, from January 5 to February 9, 2019.
Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY’s ‘13 COOP CONTEMPORARY showed Keith J Varadi’s Concorde: A Western Tone Poem from December 29 - February 28, 2019
Alum ANDREW K. CURREY ’14 participated in the group exhibition LA OPEN 2019 juried by James Panozzo at TAG Gallery from December 18, 2018 to January 18, 2019.
Alum AUSTYN DE LUGO ’17 showed his work in [ME] Candy presented by Newtown Pasadena at the Armory Center for the Arts from December 22, 2018 to January 5, 2019.
Grad JEONGMYO CHLOE KIM was selected as ‘Jurors Choice,’ the annual MFA Online Exhibition titled “Regular Style”. This is an online exhibition for graduate students juried by graduate students from the University of Montana and Montana State University. http://mfaexhibitiononline.org/regular-style/
Alum YRNEH BROWN has his work in the permanent collection and in “African Civilization: Continuous Creation of Humanity” at the Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar, Senegal.
Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ’13 is showing in “Before Dreams” at Antoine Levi Gallery in Paris, France from November 22, 2018 to January 10, 2019.
Alum RAKSHA PAREKH ’04 and MFA faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS are in the exhibition SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN at Kellogg and Huntley Art Galleries of Cal Poly Pomona from November 6, 2018 to March 17, 2019.
Alum RAUL BALTAZAR ‘13 took part in Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at Vincent Price Art Museum from SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - FEBRUARY 16, 2019.
MFA FA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and MFA faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS were in the group exhibition HERE at LAMAG (Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery) from October 15 to January 6, 2018.
MFA FA-A+SP faculty KADE TWIST (part of POSTCOMMODITY) showed his work in Pittsburgh’s 57th Carnegie International, from Oct. 13 2018 through March 25, 2019, at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Postcommodity was awarded the Fine Prize for the 57th Carnegie International. Grads AMEERA DAAOOD, DEREK PRADO and MARIA LAURA HENDRIX were commissioned by the museum to create an event score in collaboration with three graduate students from San Francisco Art Institute.
Alum RANDI GANULIN ’96 installed “Arterial,” at Amazon in downtown Seattle, part of Shunpike's Storefronts project. She also exhibited ten “Paired Disaster” pieces at Blue Sky Gallery Photography Viewing Drawers in Portland through March 2019.
MFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery hosted an installation by Milwaukee artists Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg’s “Remnant” from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019.