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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter July 2019

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.

MFA Fine Arts Newsletter July 2019

Grad AMEERA DAAOOD organized and participated in two exhibitions: Attractive Stranger was a collaboration with Zachary Bxllion July 27 + 28, 2019 Another was a collaboration with South central Arts Collective July 7-23, in the Otis Graduate Studios. 

Grads CHRIS STOLTZ and BRIA GOODALL curated an exhibition around the notion of the Artists’ Proof at the Otis grad studios August 17th-22nd, 2019.

Grad JOHEE KWAK organized and participated in an exhibition called "Naked Truth" at the graduate Studios August 3-12, 2019.

Alum RANDI GANULIN ’96 had her work included in the Seattle Public Utilities Fresh Perspectives purchase. 

Grad AMY FRIEDBERG had her work included in the online exhibition Unexpected Moments: Art with a Twist:

Grads AMY FRIEDBERG and MIRENA KIM completed a one-month residency at Fundacion Sebastian in Mexico City with an exhibition of their work at Fundacion Sebastian from July 27 to August 4, 2019. 

Alum JORGE PALOMO ’01 published his book Salvadoran Art, A Chronology of the History of the Visual Arts of El Salvador (1821-2015) in El Salvador in July 2019.

MFA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and JUDIE BAMBER will take part in B.A.T State III guest-curated by Anita Bunn and Francesco X. Siqueiros of El Nopal Press at the Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSULB from September 9 to November 14, 2019.   

Alum DAVID DEL FRANCIA ’14 launched his new book Time Zones on July 21, 2019.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 was featured in the July issue of Articulate Magazine in the Netherlands.

Alum YRNEH GABON ’17 will give a lecture Me an’ Mi Suitcase on Friday August 2, 2019 at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. GABON also showed his work in the Summer 2019 exhibition of the National Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica, from July 28 to October 27, 2019.

Alums SEAN CULLY ’15 and MICHELLE CHONG ’06 showed their drawings in (1+2)=TAM Forum at AMAX Gallery as a pop-up participating in Downtown Art Walk on July 11, 13 and 14, 2019. 

ANNIE BUCKLEY, MFA 2003, was appointed Director of the School of Art and Design at San Diego State University.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG ‘s ’06 photograms are included in the latest publication of The Los Angeles Press V3 - GEN X SUMMER 2019.

Alum JASON MCKECHNIE ’92 has an upcoming exhibition < a ‘ stitch' in Time // une ‘suture' dans le Temps >  — a collaboration with Galerie Erga - July 11- 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. 

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 is in a summer group show at Luis De Jesus Gallery “I've got a good mind to give up living and go shopping instead” from July 13 - August 24, 2019

Alum KARMA HENRY ’10 was part of Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture Gathering on Saturday, July 13, 2019 as part of the Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA) HENRY has also been juried in for a booth on August 17th & 18th, 2019. 

Alum AUSTYN DE LUGO ‘18 was in the exhibition Queer Futures Curated Art Show from June 24 to July 8, 2019 at the Hangout in Long Beach.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ’07 showed work at Castelli Art Space curated by leanto studio.  He also showed in “Specific Abstractions,” a group exhibition at Charlie James Gallery curated by Matt Stromberg from June 15 to July 20, 2019.

MFA faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN has a solo exhibition Praying to Hallucinations and Getting Resultsat The Pit Gallery in Los Angeles from June 22 to July 27, 2019.

Grad VERONICA MARSHALL took part in the 2nd Annual Pulse of LA 2019 exhibition at SoLA Gallery in Los Angeles from July 6 to July 27, 2019.

Alum DIANE HOLLAND '84 is slated for inclusion in "Layered Look 2" in Winter 2020.

Alum MARKUS TRACY’s ’02 residency in Estill, S.C. was from July 1-31. 2019. He also has a mural unveiling in Forman, North Dakota which was a residency in partnership between the city of Forman and the North Dakota Arts Council.  

MFA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS showed her work in the group exhibition Drawings and Other Works on Paper at as-is gallery from June 16th - July 27th, 2019

Alum JOE SOLA ’99 participated with his work in “Micrologies,“ curated by  DIXI, Los Angeles in collaboration with Scharaun, Berlin, as part of an exchange organized by B-LA Connect. At Scharaun, Berlin, Germany from June 8 to July 5, 2019.

Former MFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a solo exhibition “Found in Translation” at the Bolsky Gallery from June 4 to August 3, 2019.

MFA faculty KADE TWIST as part of POSTCOMMODITY has a solo exhibition “with-each-incentive” at the Art Institute of Chicago Jul 25–Sep 22, 2019. Postcommodity gave an artist’s talk on July 26, 2019. 

MFA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY  Gallery was temporarily relocated to the Otis Galef building during June, July and August 2019, and will host exhibitions titled “Souvenirs” by visiting faculty in MFA Graphic Design-curated by MFAGD Chair KALI NIKITAS. WAEL MORKOS and J. KAY showed in June, followed by NATASSA PAPPAS, JANENRANDOALD and HAZEL MALDOJANO in July 2019.

Alums ZEAL HARRIS ’07, LILI BERNARD ’14 and LORENZO BAKER ’18 showed in “Some Blakkity Black Stuff” organized by ZEAL HARRIS, on July 5, during Kamikaze shows. SHIRIN BOLOURCHI ‘17 with RACHEL WOLFE ’15, ZACHARY ROACH and MFA Interim Chair ANNETTA KAPON (July 28) participated in the PØST July Kamikaze show “Feel the Burn” curated by SHIRIN BOLOURCHI hosted by POST @MiM gallery. Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 showed in Kamikaze @MiM on July 16, 2019.

Alum KIM FISHER ’98 showed her work in the COLA 2019 individual Artists Fellowship Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from May 19 – July 14, 2019.

Alum SOO YUN JUN ’15 is in a group exhibition "Layers of Memory" at Hoam Faculty Center, Seoul, Korea from May 1st-July 31st.

Alum SABREE WOODWARD ‘18 took part in the group exhibition “The Creatives” at the Creative House Gallery in Inglewood CA from April 13 to July 13 2019. 

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

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

Alums MATT HOLLIS ‘19, LEO MONDOR ‘06 and FLAVIA MONTEIRO ’13 are showing their work in the group exhibition OFFAL at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from August 15 to September 29, 2019.

On Thursday, July 25, THE PIT Gallery hosted an artist talk with MFA professor BENJAMIN WEISSMAN and LAXART's Deputy Director and Curator Catherine Taft.