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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter June 2018

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


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.

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,

JAMIE GRACE DAVIS’s ’14 had an exhibition PRESCIENCE-Points Of Connection curted by alum MARCELA GOTTARDO ‘14 at Grimmuseum Gug in Berlin, on June 23, 2018.

MFA FA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum KIM FISHER took part in artist Duets for LAND’s Summer Party fundraiser of June 23, 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 participated in MexiCali Biennial Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise on June 8th & 9th at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) He will also be in Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology exhibition at Vincent Price Art Museum, from September 29, 2018. Currently he is exhibiting in A Universal History of Infamy at (Charles White Elementary School), curated by Otis Alum Vincent Ramos, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, and curated by Rita Gonzalez, José Luis Blondet, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas. 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. Curators: Francis ALMENDÁREZ, LIN Yi-Chun, WANG Hsuan.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY’S ’13 chicken coop contemporary is showing The Sunset Ceases to Delight by Royce Allen Hobbs from June 3 – 13 in Portland, OR.Alum ANDREW K. CURREY ’14 had an interview published in Voyage LA as their artist spotlight for June.

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.

Alums ZAC ROACH ‘16, SHIRIN BOLOURCHI ‘17 and ALEX KAY ’18 showed their work in ‘White Circle’ at TARAHAN-E-AZAD Art Gallery in Tehran, Iran, from June 8-13 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.

1601 w 47th Street Los Angeles CA 90062 showed alum LUCAS MCFADDEN’S ‘17 work Propositions for Dioramas from May 25, 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 SHIVA ALIABADI’S ’14 work from her Safety of Objects series was chosen for Peripheral Vision Press' Instagram feature. @peripheralvisionpress

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.

MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS won the 2018-19 Artist Fellowship Award from the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department.

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 AMANDA KATZ’S ’14 Bookshelves is showing Ann Harezlak's installation for reading, reanimating, and re-categorizing at 3307 W Washington Blvd through June 30th, 2018.

Alum JACOB MELCHI’S ’03 Jacob’s exhibition space is showing Christopher Kuhn - Weights and Measures from Saturday May 12th through June 26th 2018.

MFA-FA and MFA -A+SP Chair ROY DOWELL had work included in: Vision Valley, The Glendale Biennial, May 5 – June 22, 2018.

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 BRYAN RICCI ’12 has a solo exhibition Farsickness opening on April 29 at Mama Lion LA, curated by Jane Lee from Aesthetic Platform.

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. Coming up is also DOUBT AT THE TERM OF TRUTH at Galerie Schmalfuß, Berlin, from June 2 to July 20, 2018.

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.

The May-June 2018 issue of Artillery Magazine features an article by Ezrha Jean Black on the work of MFA Fine Arts Professor JUDIE BAMBER.

MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS will take part in the Saas-Fee Summer Institute for Art at Otis May 21 to June 3, 2018.

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 an installation by artist TERESITA DE LA TORRE from June 15 to July 30, 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 24, to June 2, 2018. Juror Howard Fox. The exhibition was reviewed in Art and Cake LA