Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Faculty and Alumni in summer shows

Kaur, Waterston, Carter, Weston, Twitchell

Bicoastal exhibitions this summer include

Siri Kaur has a solo show in August at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro http://vcphoto.org/siri-kaur/of her photo portraits, and her work is included in an exhibition in N.Y. at  Aperture Foundation, through Aug 14. http://www.aperture.org/gallery/


Darren Waterston '88's installation at Mass MOCA, Uncertain Beauty, with its centerpiece "Filthy Lucre," reconstructs Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece, "The Peacock Room," as a sumptuous ruin. He re-interprets Whistler's paintings, and adds stalactite-like ceiling fixtures and crumbling shelving with 250 hand-painted ceramic vessels. Through Jan 2015.

Graduate Fine Arts Department Assistant Matthew Carter ’10 MFA has a solo show hellequinharlequinclown at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles , through August 23. http://www.luisdejesus.com/

Alumnus John Weston ’07 MFA is one of three artists in the exhibition May Contain Explicit Imagery at CB1 Gallery in L.A. through September 7. The exhibition is curated by alumnus and  faculty member Tucker Neel, (’07 MFA). http://www.cb1gallery.com/index.html

In Los Angeles on July 18, in honor of Nelson Mandela Day, alumnus Kent Twitchell ('77 MFA)'s mural of the late South African leader was unveiled at the Berlin Wall Monument, across the street from LACMA.

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