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  • 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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January 2014

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2014

Alum KATY THOMA ‘13 has an installation "Bathroom" at 6114 Venice from January 11 to February 15, 2014.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 was in the group exhibition One for the Road, Hudson Link, at the Pacific Design Center suite B215, on January 31, 2014.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 is in the group show Fictions at Klowden Mann Gallery from February 1st to March 15, 2014.

Alum BRIAN RICCI ‘12 showed his work in LAUNCH during the LA Art Show 2014 from January 16-19, 2014.

Grad SWEET SAMSON is showing her work in WET PAINT at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, from January 13 to February 15, 2014.

Grad KATY COWAN ‘13 has her MFA solo exhibition TOGETHERERS, in the Bolsky Gallery from January 27th - January 31st, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her videos in a Virtual Memorial Milan, Jaffa, and Timisoara, January 25-27, 2014. Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

Alum KATY COWAN ‘13 has a solo exhibition Lean-Twos at ltd Gallery los Angeles from 21 January - 22 February

Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE ‘07, STEVEN BANKHEAD ‘01, EDITH BEAUCAGE ‘10, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ‘07, and MICHELLE WIENER ’08 will be in Love is in the Air at CALVIN PHELPS'03 2A gallery from February 9th, 2014-to March 9, 2014.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 had a solo exhibition "nothing is plural: paintings" at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco from January 4 - February 1, 2014

ESPLA, a project and book by grad RACHEL WOLFE is featured in and on the cover of the current VIA Publication, which can be purchased at LACMA, MOCA and specialty bookstores in LA and Chicago.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI had her MFA thesis exhibition Material at the Bolsky Gallery from February 4-11, 2014

Grad REBECCA TULL YATES presented her graduate thesis exhibition: SELF-TITLED at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from January 21st - 25th 2014

The Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio and LGT! Curatorial present LA n CV, a survey show of Los Angeles area artists including alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘13, and alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, Curated by Mike McLain from February 6th to February 28 2014.

Alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10 and BRIAN RICCI ‘12 were in the exhibition and fundraiser C-Note at Jaus Gallery on January 24-25, 2014

ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY Gallery hosted the one-person exhibition "Fall" by alum REGINA HEROD '13 from January 1-31, 2014.

Otis Grad Fine Arts had a booth in Photo LA January 14-21, 1014 at the LA Mart. It hosted the work of grads BRYAN BANKSTON, JANET DANDRIDGE, RACHEL WOLFE, DAVID DEL FRANCIA, CRISTY BALTEZORE and MARCELA GOTTARDO.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON had his MFA thesis exhibition The Art of the Portrait in the Bolsky Gallery from January 13-22, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI will be in a group show MAS (Ltd. Ed) in San Francisco on Saturday, February 8th.This is the continuation of MAS Attack 2 from the Torrance Art Museum. Curated by ARTRA.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 will be in a group exhibition Heat: Taste Changing Condiments on Thursday March 13 at the Chinese American Museum LA. The show will be up until the summer.

Alum TERRY NORTON WRIGHT ‘11 had an exhibition, performance and book launch STATE OF THE UNION on February 1, 2014 at the Custom Hotel, Westchester. For the exhibition and publication she collaborated with Graduate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums SHALINI SANJAY PATEL ‘12, BRIDGET KANE ’12, KARMA HENRY ’10, CHAD MARTH ‘12, ELENA ROSA ‘12, MELISE MESTAYER ‘11, ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09, TAYLOR TSCHIDER ‘11, and BRANDY WOLFE ‘12.

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