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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

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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.

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JULY AND AUGUST 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER JULY AND AUGUST 2013

SHANGRILA 2013: BURRITO DELUXE was organized by STEVEN BANKHEAD '01and JESSE BENSON '03 from Friday 8/30/13  to Sunday 9/1/13 It included alums ROB FAUCETTE '05, MICHELLE CHONG '06, MOLLY COREY '01  BRIDGET KANE '12, JESSICA MINCKLEY '13, TOM NORRIS '02, SHALINI PATEL '12, graduate faculty  RENEE PETROPOULOS, and alum RODD ZINBERG '12. 

Alum MATTHEW CARTER '10 participated in the group exhibition THE ROAD from July 13 to August 17, 2013 at Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and ANDREW CURREY were selected for the Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery Juried Exhibition 2013,  July 28­ to September 22, 2013. SHIVA ALIABADI was awarded the second prize for her work.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and KRISTI BALTEZORE curated and were part of Rare Treat in the Otis GFA Gallery space in Culver City July 13-18, 2013.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS had a one-person exhibition, Monument1-conjugation at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City from August 1 to August 31, 2013

Grads DAVID DEL FRANCIA, SHIVA ALIABADI, KATY COWAN, SOFIA LONDONO and alum JESSICA MINCKLEY '13 were selected to participate in GLAMFA from August 26 to September 5, 2013 at CSULB.

Graduate Faculty KORI NEWKIRK was awarded a FOCA fellowship for 2013.

Grad KRISTY BALTEZORE and alum TOM NORRIS '02 were part of Summercamp's ProjectProject with Luddite Fallacy from August 25—September 8th, 2013

Grad FA Chair ROY DOWELL has a solo exhibition of recent works at VARIOUS SMALL FIRES in Los Angeles from September 8 to October 19, 2013.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 will be showing her "The People's Tarot" in the exhibition, "Tapping the Third Realm" at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, and Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, September 22 - December 8, 2013. On Dec 8 she will be giving a short history of the Tarot and readings from the new deck.

Alum BETHANY WRAY '12 will show her work in alum CALVIN PHELPS'  2A Gallery from September 8 to October 13, 2013.

Alum JOHN WESTON '07 has two works included in the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art exhibition Art for Art's Sake at Pepperdine University from September 7 to November 26, 2013.

Grad FA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition  at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City from September 1 to September 30, 2013.

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