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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter July 2018

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


Alums KARIM SHUQUEM ’18 (Cambiaformas) and NATHAN GULICK ’18 (A Model of Itself) had an exhibition in Mexico City culminating their residency at FUNDACION SEBASTIAN from July 1 to 27, 2018. SHUQUEM will continue the exhibition in Los Angeles on August 3rd with Maiden LA at 1756 Adams blvd, in Los Angeles.

Alum DAVID DEL FRANCIA ’14 is in the exhibition Vibrant Matter: Refiguring Form on Saturday August 4, at Beacon Arts Building in Inglewood.

Alum ADAM MARS ‘07 published his first book, Unreal for Real

MFA FA-A+SP faculty KADE TWIST (part of POSTCOMMODITY) will show his work in Pittsburgh’s 57th Carnegie International, from Oct. 13 through March 25, 2019, at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

MFA FA faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN showed his work in Remote Castration at LAXART from July 29 - September 15, 2018.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 was awarded a Salon 2018 Fellowship from Peripheral Vision Press. This is a publication fellowship and winners' profiles will be in their next publication as well as their website in coming months:

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 had her Virtual Material exhibited for this year’s Oslo Art and Fashion festival called out in the newsletter.

Alum LAWRENCE GIPE ’86 showed in the group exhibition Spell Check at July Kamikaze series at PØST on July 10, 2018.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ’13 is in the group exhibition Man-Thing vs. Swamp Thing at etal/etc Gallery in San Francisco from July 7 - August 4, 2018.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ’09 and grad CHLOE JEONGMYO KIM are in a group exhibition Under Construction at Finishing Concepts in Monterey Park CA, from July 21 till August 11, 2018. Curated by Kim Marra.

Anna Rodriguez
Anna Rodriguez Under Construction Exhibit


Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ’09 took part in &eat it too! at the Condo Association in Chicago from June 8 to July 7, 2018. Curated by Gail Gomez.

Grad CHLOE JEONGMYO KIM and alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 participated in the LAMAG 2018 Juried Exhibition from July 26 to September 16, 2018.

Alums NATHAN GULICK ‘18 and KARIM SHUQUEM ’18 spent the month of July 2018 as artists in residence at Fundacion Sebastian in Mexico City.

Alum JEISUNG OH ’16 participated in the group exhibition Penny Loafers at Comfort Mental in Paris, France, from July 13 to July 20, 2018.

Grad AMEERA DAAOOD has a solo exhibition INDIGO at InArt Education (4950 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90010) from August 7th – August 11th.

Alum TODD RICHMOND ’17 co-curated Marks and Conversations, a two-person exhibition of new works by Maeve D’Arcy and Roberto Jamora at Topaz Arts in New York, on view until July 28, 2018.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ’03 participated in an artist’s talk in der schein trügt at Knesebeckstraße 96. The interview was conducted by Michael W. Schmalfuß on Friday, July 6, 2018. DEHNEL will also participate in ACHT FRAUEN at Galerie 2106 Ravensburg from August 14 to September 26, 2018.

Sabine Dehnel work
Sabine Dehnel

Sabine Dehnel work
Sabine Dehnel


Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 received an honorable mention in the ND Photo Awards, Conceptual Fine Art category. WOLFE also has 3 upcoming exhibitions in Oslo Norway on September 20 with two installation works, and October 12-13.

Rachel Wolfe exhibition
Rachel Wolfe exhibition

Rachel Wolfe exhibition


MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her video in WOW.19 Bulgaria @ The Quarantine Film Festival Varna/ - July 12-14, 2018 (WoW Babylonia)

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘14 has interviewed a new artist from New York for her blog Pulse Stream. The interview is called: "Glitter Guns, Cold Hard Cash, and Libtards: Natalie Baxter’s Plush Nerve" published June 27, 2018.

MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S had a one-person exhibition “Imprints, Memory” at PØST July Kamikaze shows on July 26, 2018.

Annetta Kapon work
Annetta Kapon


Alum MARTA CHAFFEE ’79 has a solo exhibition The Places we’ve Lived at the Armory in Pasadena from July 1 to September 23, 2018. Organized by Aandrea Stang.

Alum LORENZO BAKER ’18 is showing his work at Residency Art Gallery in Inglewood in The New Contemporaries, from June 16th through August 25th, 2018,

Alum JANET DANDRIDGE ‘16 will be travelling back to Paris in October 2018 as an officially recognized Institut Francais 2018 Artist Laureate, to complete the project collective finds of inanimacy.

Alum RAUL BALTAZAR ’13 will be in Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology exhibition at Vincent Price Art Museum, from September 29, 2018. BALTAZAR is taking part in Sisyphus, Version 20.18, group exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from May 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018.

Alum DANA MONTLACK ’94 has a solo exhibition Seeing Through Water, Seeing Through Weather at Joseph Bellows Gallery from June 8 to July 27, 2018.

Alum ED GOMEZ ’03 took part in the exhibition Golden Empire, at GOCA Gallery in Colorado Springs, CO from June 1 to July 21, 2018.

Alum KRISTIN MOORE ’17 has a collection of oil paintings in a group exhibition at Aether Space Gallery in Houston, TX June 2 - August 15.

Alum LAWRENCE GIPE ’86 had a solo exhibition of new paintings Another Cold Winter at Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Los Angeles from June 2 through July 14, 2018.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 showed his work in Carbon at the Gallery of the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from May 19 to July 20, 2018. Curated by artist Lauren Kasmer.

Alum BARRY OSBOURN ’08 had a one-person exhibition neoconstruct new work at Gallery V in Overland Park, KS from June 8 to July 16, 2018.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ’03 is participating in the group exhibition LADIES FIRST at Galerie 2106 Ravensburg, Germany, from August 18 to September 26, 2018. She will also be Artist In Residence for 2018 at Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr.

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.

Alums YRNEH GABON BROWN ‘17, LILI BERNARD, ULYSSES JENKINS ‘79 and ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 showed their work in Creative Souls curated by Paul Von Blum and Rosie Lee Hooks at Watts Tower in Los Angeles from March 18 to July 8, 2018.

MFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery is showing “Cruce La Frontera Sin Papeles pero con Tacones” by artist TERESITA DE LA TORRE from June 15 to July 30, 2018.