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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • 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.

     

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Newsletter December 2005 and January 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter December 2005 — January 2006

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

 

 

Graduate faculty NIZAN SHAKED published Third Pole, a review of the work of artist Isaak Julien in the Winter 2005 issue of Xtra magazine.

 

Walled City in San Pedro presents Small Works 3: Beyond Thunderdome, featuring Small Works by grad ERIC MEDINE among others.  From December 1 - 17, 2005.

 

Alum VALERIE TYMOCZKO played the saxophone in  a JAZZ BIG BAND PERFORMANCE on Sunday 12/4/05 @4PM at Santa Monica City College, Music Hall.

 

Grad MARY YOUNAKOF has work in two upcoming shows! “QUO VADIS?” from January 14 - February 25, 2006 at the gallery ART AFFAIRS in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and at NEWSPACE (no title yet) in Los Angeles from February 14 - March 25, 2006.

 

Alum JOE SOLA with collaborator musician Michael Webster Presented Shakey's, a Performance in conjunction with SOLA’S exhibition Taking a Bullet. At LACE on December 15, 2005.The evening was also the occasion to celebrate the release of the exhibition catalog.

 

Grad JENNIFER LANSKI and faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS showed their work in INCOGNITO, a fundraiser at Santa Monica Museum of Art on Saturday December 10, 2005.

 

Grads KENNETH COWAN, DREW DUNLAP, TERRA KURODA and STEPHEN MONDOR have their MFA exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery at Otis from January 19th through February 3rd, 2006. The opening reception is on Thursday February 19, from 7 to 10 pm.

 

Alum TAMI DEMAREE has a one-person show at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco titled: A Searing Lesson Every Girl Should Kno. January 5 - January 28, 2006. http://www.stevenwolffinearts.com

 

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS Caroompas was in a show at Western Project called "In this House that I call Home"  Jan 7 to Feb. 4, 2006.

 

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON and MFA alums WHITNEY STOLICH, KIM FISHER, OSHIN SAGINIAN, ALEX DONIS, LAWRENCE GIPE, MINEKO GRIMMER, KEVIN HANLEY, CARMINE IANNACCONE, ULYSEES JENKINS, TOM RECCHION, STEVE RODEN, ALLISON SAAR, JEFFREY VALLANCE, BRUCE YONEMOTO, JOE SOLA and LAURA DAROCA, SARAH PERRY, and CARRIE WHITNEY are in Otis:  Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art January 20 - April 2, 2006 at LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY AT BARNSDALL PARK.

 

Alums SAM WATTERS and PATRICK HILL are in the exhibition SYMMETRY organized by alum curators NIZAN SHAKED and Kimberli Meyer at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, January 26 – May 7, 2006.

 

Alum JANET JENKINS has a one-person show titled  Kukaloris Paintings at INTIME in Los Angeles from January 28 to March 4, 2006.

 

Alum WHITNEY STOLICH has a one-person show titled Third Space at Angels Gate Gallery 3601 Gaffey St. in San Pedro from January 29th to March 12, 2006.

 

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND is in a group show called Art Detour at Paulina Miller Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 3 to March 31, 2006.

 

Alum KAREN NAKASHIMA is in Bugology, at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena from Feb. 26-May 21, 2006. The show is curated by Tricia Watts, Chief Curator Sonoma County Museum.

NAKASHIMA is also showing her work in the new art gallery- "New Chinatown Barbershop" in Chinatown on Feb. 4th (Saturday) Time: 12-6 pm. Location: 930 N. Hills Street, LA 90012 (Chinatown).

 

Alum KIM FISHER will participate in Drawing and Drawn, a group show at Cerritos College Art Gallery from February 6 to March 9, 2006.

 

The French Government Tourist Office and the French Consulate in Los Angeles are presenting an exhibition of artwork by students who participated in last summer’s trip to France. Grad JENNIFER LANSKI, and alum MARYANNE MATSON will show work . A reception and silent auction benefit is taking place on February 22 at M B Fine Art in Los Angeles.

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