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MFA Fine Arts Newsletter November 2018

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


MFA FA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS is in the group exhibition UNDER THE COBALT BLUE SKY curated by Marietta Bernstorff at MACO, Oaxaca from November 30, 2018.

Alum JOE SOLA ’99 will show his work in NADA, Miami, December 6 to 9, 2018 in Miami FL.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ’13 is showing in “Before Dreams” at Antoine Levi Gallery in Paris, France from November 22, 2018 to January 10, 2019.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE’s ’15 Bevegelsene series received an honorable mention in the Professional Abstract category for 2018 ND Photography Awards.

Rachel Wolf Exhibition
Rachel Wolf Exhibition

Ctrl-Z Exhibition
Ctrl-Z Exhibition

Under the Cobalt Exhibition
Under the Cobalt
Blue Sky


Alum NATHAN GULICK ’18 is in a group show Ctrl+Z at Roger’s Office on December 1 2018.

Alum SEAN CULLY ’17 will be showing his art in FORUM at the Torrance Art Museum Dec. 1-15, 2018.

Alum MARK X FARINA ’18 has completed an outdoor wall mural for the current exhibit Year One, benefitting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, at Castelli Art Gallery Los Angeles.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 was interviewed by Frances Anderton of KCRW for the history of Otis.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ‘15 was artist in residence at Atelier Nord ANX for a week, producing video, Les Ames Mortes in Oslo, Norway. WOLFE also wrote 4 articles for the Department of Illinois Outdoor Wildlife Journal, published online from November through 2019.

Fletta Kunstmagasin
Fletta Kunstmagasin

Forum Exhibition
Forum Exhibition


Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 had photographs of Tungtvann (Heavy Water) featured in Fletta Kunstmagasin, in Oslo Norway, November 2018 and

Alum ADAM MARS ‘07 has a solo exhibition titled My Favorite Color Is Red Flag at River Gallery in Los Angeles from November 18th until December 8th.

MFA faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS took part in THIS IS A PIPE SHOW November 11–30 atThe Old Arcade, 936 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles CA 90012. Curated by Cima Rahmankhah and Axel Wilhite.

Alum KARMA HENRY ’10 one of 200 artists that showed work at the American Indian Arts Marketplace held at The Autry Museum of the American West on November 10 and 11, 2018

Alum COLEEN STERRITT ’79 had a monograph covering 40 years of her work, produced by the Lancaster Museum of Art & History and published by Griffith Moon Publishing. Book signing was on Sunday, Dec. 9th at Artbook @Hauser & Wirth.

Colleen Sterritt
Colleen Sterritt

American Indian Arts Marketplace
American Indian
Arts Marketplace

This is a Pipe Show
This is a Pipe Show


Alum JANET JENKINS ’94 with Julia Paull had an exhibition “Increasing the Magnitude of a Property” at Custom Cabinets in Los Angeles from November 9 – 11, 2018

Alum JACOB MELCHI’S ’03 :: JACOB'S WEST:: is a pop-up project space now hosting the group exhibition Los Angeles Notebook that opens November 10 and will run through December 8th 2018. It's organized by Jacob Melchi and Spencer Carmona.

Alum ELIF ERKAN ’16 showed her work What Is It That Possesses Me? at Weiss Berlin from October 20 2018.

Alum RAKSHA PAREKH ’04 and MFA faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS are in the exhibition SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN at Kellogg and Huntley Art Galleries of Cal Poly Pomona from November 6, 2018 to March 17, 2018.

Alum ED GOMEZ ’03 showed his work in SPECTER OF DOCUMENTATION at Durden and Ray from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3, 2018

Alum AMANDA KATZ’S ’14 Bookshelves Residency presented Ana Iwataki’s installation open for reading, translating, and digesting at 3307 W Washington Blvd through November 30th, 2018.

Alum RAUL BALTAZAR ‘13 took part in Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at Vincent Price Art Museum from SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - FEBRUARY 16, 2019.MFA FA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and MFA faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS are in the group exhibition HERE at LAMAG (Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery) from October 15 to January 6, 2018.

Here Exhibition
Here Exhibition


MFA FA-A+SP faculty KADE TWIST (part of POSTCOMMODITY) showed his work in Pittsburgh’s 57th Carnegie International, from Oct. 13 through March 25, 2019, at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Postcommodity was awarded the Fine Prize for the 57th Carnegie International. Grads AMEERA DAAOOD, DEREK PRADO and MARIA LAURA HENDRIX were commissioned by the museum to create an event score in collaboration with three graduate students from San Francisco Art Institute.

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

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.

MFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery hosted a solo installation Mirror by ROBIN MITCHELL November 1-30, 2018.

Robin Ritchell Mirror
Robin Mitchell Mirror