Compiled by Annetta Kapon.
MFA FINE ARTSNEWSLETTER May 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 [cid:image001.jpg@01D3F0F1.7D2026C0]
Zac Roach, Shirin Bolourchi, Alex Kay
Alum ED GOMEZ ’03 the exhibition Golden Empire, at GOCA Gallery in Colorado Springs, CO from June 1 to July 21, 2018.
Alum 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 LARKIN HIGGINS’ 95 “Parking Lot Lines” was published in Propositional Attitudes: What Do We Do Now? Golden Spike Press, paper-published edited by John Burtle and Elana Mann (ISBN-13: 978-1-7320180-1-3). On April 21, she gave a poetry reading as participant in “Dusie Presents”, New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana. Her artist books (poetry & art) were also on display at NOPF Book Fair, New Orleans, April 19-22, 2018.
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 ED GOMEZ ’03 Brian Thomas Jones curated the exhibition Emulations including the work of ED GOMEZ at MuseumM in Los Angeles from May 5 to 17, 2018. GOMEZ was also part of KÁN at Durden and Ray Gallery from May 5 to 26, 2018.
Alum AYSTYN DE LUGO ’17 took part in the group exhibition And/Or at The Deep End Club in Los Angeles from May 5 to 12, 2018.
Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 had an interview on King Goya Magazine and took up the photography conversation with Wouter Van de Voorde on a A New Nothing. She also produced an Art Box with Fransastic The exhibition is planned for September 2018. WOLFE also had 3 photos exhibited at Cyan Studio in Oslo from April 27 to May 12, 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.
Grads CELIA ROCHA (Maternal Matters) and LAUREN VAZQUEZ (Subject (Re)Formation) had their MFA Thesis exhibitions at the Bolsky Gallery from April 30 to May 7, 2018
MFA-FA and MFA -A+SP Chair ROY DOWELL had work included in: Vision Valley, The Glendale Biennial, May 5 – June 22, 2018.
2018 alums DEB ADAMS WELLES, ANNA AYEROFF, LORENZO BAKER, ROBERT BEGLEY, WILL BRYANT, HEEJUNG CHOI, KEVIN COLIN, NATHAN GULICK, WENXI JIANG, ERICK KOGLER, XOCHI MABERRY-GAULKE, ALLISON NILL, CELIA ROCHA, KARIN SHUQUEM, LAUREN VAZQUEZ, and LIANG ZHANG had their MFA thesis exhibition See Something, Say Something, in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis from May 11-26, 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 KATY COWAN ’14 is participating in the group exhibition Do Something To It. Do Something Else to It at Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles from April 28 - May 26, 2018
Alum ANDREW K. CURREY ’14 had his work published in 1340 Art Magazine issue: Q2 2018 Page 15
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 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.
Alum KRISTIN MOORE ’17 has a painting in a group show called “Excavations; Shindig” at Mantle Art Space in San Antonio TX from April 20 - May 5.
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. 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 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 alum XOCHI MABERRY GAULKE ‘18 from MAY 1 to 31, 2018.
MFA Fine Arts Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS has a solo exhibition Fodder at alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY’S ‘13 Chicken Coop Contemporary in Portland OR from March 11 to May 1, 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