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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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Newsletter April 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter April 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Grad professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum SAM WATTERS '02 were part of Freeway Studies #1: this side of the 405 April 13 to June 1 in the Ben Maltz Gallery.

Grad REGINA HEROD THOMPSON had her MFA Thesis exhibition Conditions: Seven at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 8-14, 2013.

Grad Fine Art Chair ROY DOWELL is showing his work in the group exhibition LOCAL FISH at Ernie Wolfe Gallery from April 13 to May 13, 2013.

The Grad Fine Arts and Public Practice Open Studios event took place on Sunday April 14.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT has an exhibition at Portikus in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 4 to June 30, 2013. www.portikus.de

Grad Fine Arts acting chair ANNETTA KAPON'S video The Line Between Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 2013 was shown on all LA Metro buses with Video screens on Friday, May 3, 2013. The project, called Out The Window, is organized by LA Freewaves.

Grad RHEE, HYUNG MIN, had her MFA thesis exhibition English Is Second Language at the Helen Bolsky gallery from April 22-27, 2013, with performances daily at 12:30 and 19:00.

Grad ANDREAS GUREWICH had his MFA thesis show at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 15 to 21, 2013.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI showed her project Dialogues in the temporarily itinerant Proxy Gallery from April 1-30, 2013.

Grad Associate professor JUDIE BAMBER was included in two books: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, forthcoming in 2013, And Lord, Catherine and Meyer, Richard. Art and Queer Culture, Themes and Movements Series, (London: Phaidon Press, 2013); (reproduction)