Compiled by Annetta Kapon.
MFA FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER March 2018
A Special Exhibition in Seoul ASIA/LA ← → LA/ASIA runs from April 14 to April 22, 2018 at the ARA Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition includes MFA Fine Arts faculty ROY DOWELL and RENEE PETROPOULOS.
Alum JACOB MELCHI’S ‘03 “Jacob’s” is showing Rema Ghuloum - Walking In The Dark which opens Saturday April 7th 2018 and by appointment through April 21st.
The May-June issue of Artillery Magazine features an article by Ezrha Jean Black on the work of MFA Fine Arts Professor JUDIE BAMBER.
The archive of Dr. MASAMI TERAOKA ’68 has been acquired by the Archive for American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.
Grad KEVIN COLIN had his MFA Thesis exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery at the Bolsky Gallery from April 9 to April 13, 2018.
Grad DEB ADAMS-WELLES had her MFA Thesis exhibition (extended mix) A Spatial Investigation of a Musical Form from March 29-31 at the Bolsky Gallery at Otis.
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. https://www.otis.edu/saas-fee-summer-institute-art-la
Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 took part in the 2018 Octopus Initiative, a group exhibition at MCA Denver, CO.
Alums MATT CARTER, ’10, BRYAN RICCI ’12 and CHARLEY ALEXANDER ’12 are in the group exhibition Indulge at the Art Movement Gallery from March 17 to April 28, 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.
Grad LORENZO BAKER had his MFA exhibition “I’m just playin” in the Bolsky Gallery the week of March 13, 2018.
Alum YRNEH GABON ‘17 showed his work in Manifest, a group exhibition curated by Rasta Asaru at the Creative House, Inglewood, on February 24, 2018.
MFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery is showing the work “Safe House” by sculptor CHARLES DICKSON from April 1 to 30, 2018.
Alum JOE SOLA ’99 showed his work at NADA New York (with LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division) from March 8-11. 2018.
ROLLER NIGHT (March 6, 2018) was the inaugural event for SIDEBAR, a new experimental arts venue at the back room of Otis’s graduate studios. All events will be curated by XMALL, the participants of the Collaborative Projects II class: XOCHI MABERRY GAULKE, MARK FARINA, ANNA AYEROFF, LAUREN VAZQUEZ, KADE TWIST.
MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS has a solo exhibition Fodder at SRIJON CHOWDHURY’S ‘13 Chicken Coop Contemporary in Portland OR from March 11 to May 1, 2018.
Alum ERICA STEPHENS took part in the group exhibition Women of RO2 from March 3 to April 7, 2018 at Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up in Dallas TX.
MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’s Proxy Gallery will show the sculptor CHARLES DICKSON from April 1 to 30, 2018.
MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’s Proxy Gallery showed grad JEONGMYO CHLOE KIM’S Interstitial from March 1 to 31 2018. Guest Curator: Grad MATT HOLLIS.
Alum JACOB MELCHI’S Jacob’s art space showed Phil Wagner - Not Without Consequence from March 17 to March 31, 2018.
MFA Fine Arts Professor DANA DUFF was a guest at École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy. ENSAPC Professor ERIC MAILLET was a guest at Otis MFA FA from March 15 to March 23, 2018.
MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS has a solo exhibition Fodder at SRIJON CHOWDHURY’S Chicken Coop Contemporary in Portland OR from March 11 to May 1, 2018.
1601 w 47th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90062: In March, AUSTYN DE LUGO ‘17 and KIARA ALVARAZ ’17 present "Too Tropical for America" Friday, March 9th.
Alum ERICA STEPHENS took part in the group exhibition Women of RO2 from March 3 to april 7, 2018 at Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up in Dallas TX.
Alum TODD RICHMOND is among the artists invited by Manuel Ocampo to collaborate with him in his new exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in Chelsea, NY . Yes, Sir/Ma’am! No, Sir/Ma’am! Right Away, Sir/Ma’am!, with an installation created by TODD B. RICHMOND. Also 500 Years After Guernica, an exhibition of new collaborative paintings by Manuel Ocampo and Irene-Iré curated by TODD B. RICHMOND and Paz Tanjuaquio March 3 to April 14, 2018 at Topaz Arts, NY.
Alum ROB FAUCETTE ’05 published a new song The Door is Shut to You in his collection, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story.
Alum REGINE RODE ’16 took part in a three-person exhibition Mythe en Scene at the Cite International des Arts in Paris, France from March 15 to April 6, 2018.
MFA FA Faculty ALLISON MILLER has a one-person exhibition “Feed Dogs” at Susan Inglett Gallery in NY from 15 March to 21 April 2018.
Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 is in an exhibition in Norway with some paintings from the Flat Bottom Boat project. March 9-11, 2018
Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ’07 received an Otis Excellence in Teaching Award for 2018, as Full Time faculty in the department of Communication Arts.
Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 has a solo exhibition, The Coldest Night, at Upfor in Portland from February 28 – March 31, 2018
Alum WAKANA KIMURA ’11 had 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 24, to June 2, 2018. Juror Howard Fox. The exhibition was reviewed in Art and Cake LA https://artandcakela.com/2018/03/15/the-future-is-bright-at-the-brea-gallery-mfa-biennial/
Grad ERICK KOGLER had his MFA exhibition Indivisible Glitter and Guns in the Bolsky Gallery from February 27 to March 3, 2018.
MFA Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL participated 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 had a solo exhibition, Subtle Alterations, from February 3 to March 4, 2018 at I21 Gallery in Mexicali, Mexico.
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 participated 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 CHAIR ROY DOWELL, Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS participated 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.
MFA Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON participated in the exhibition Αmbiguous bodies-timeless interpretations: at Center for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, Jan 27-March 24, 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.