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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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December 2013

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GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2013

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 was part of Narrative Space Video Screening in Venice Arts' "Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator" program from November 16 to December 13, 2013

GFA Faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER was in a group show EAST OF ENCINO, NORTH OF MOCA, at Jancar Gallery from Dec 7, 2013 to January 11, 2014.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS is in the group exhibition  B.A.T. (Bon à Tirer | Good to Go) at Offramp Gallery from December 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show video in A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014 curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Milan, Italy, January 27-29, 2014. A Vitual Memorial Jaffa, Israel, will also take place on January 25, 2014.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE '07 participated in A project for RX ART: http://www.rxart.net/store/the-rxart-coloring-book-volume-iv and was reviewed in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/between-the-lines_n_4184245.html ANDRADE is also showed at Aqua Art Miami in December 2013 with Charlie James Gallery.

Alum MATT LIFSON'S '12 exhibition at Angles Gallery was reviewed by Christopher Knight in the LA Times on December 5, 2013.

Visiting FLARE artist DOMINIQUE GILLIOT performed The Laughably Simple Ridiculously Important Event at Human Resources on December 7, 2013.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 has a solo exhibition THE WAY IT SOUNDS at 323 Projects from December 6, 2013 to January 5, 2014. 323 Projects:(323)
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Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA has a solo exhibition Ni tanto que queme al santo,ni tanto que no lo alumbre at CB1 Gallery from December 15, 2013 ­ January 26, 2014.The exhibition was reviewed by David Pagel in the LATimes on December 19, 2013.

The Grad Fine Arts Mid-Residency Exhibition 2014 / Interstice / is from January 14-17 at the Bolsky Gallery. With grads KRISTY BALTEZORE, SEAN CULLY, JANET DANDRIDGE, SOO YUN JUN, DELIA PEREZ SALINAS TIJERINA, JASMIN THAN, RACHEL WOLFE.

Alum KATIE THOMA '13 has an exhibition an Venice 6114 on January 11, 2014.

Alum TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT '11 will have an exhibition and book signing of her work State of the Union at the Custom Hotel on February 1, 2014.