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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 July and August 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July  August 2009

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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2009 alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 were in "Mostly Sculpture (damn it)" at Samuel Freeman Gallery from July 11 to August 29, 2009.

2009 Alums NINA LAURINOLLI, BRIAN MARRIER and ANA RODRIGUEZ took part in MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I-5 gllery at the Brewery from July 17 to September 11, 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in "Personal/Political" at the Center for Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece, from September 11 to October 23, 2009.

Alum MICHELLE WIENER '09 was in West Coast Drawings VIII, a show running concurrently at Coplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City and at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA  from July 11 – August 29, 2009. Curated by Norman Lundin.

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 work was the subject of a centerfold of "The Wilds: Study No. 4, 2008" in the magazine "Bear Deluxe" Issue 29, Summer 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 had a solo show "Rolling a Ball” of installation, performance and sculpture work on the three floors of Art Space of the Arts Council in Seoul, Korea from August 5th - August 23th, 2009. There was an Artist/Curator Talk on Thursday, August 20th 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was a resident fellow at Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, CA, in August 2009.

Alums MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, DREW DUNLAP '06, and TERRA KURODA '06 showed their work in Home Grown, New Art from Los Angeles and Berlin, a group exhibition organized by Short House in cooperation with artillerie in Berlin, Germany, from 21 August to September 12, 2009.  www.artillerie-projekte.org...           shorthouse.info

Alum HELEN CAHNG '06 was the curator of the film series PASSION FRUIT SURPRISE! at Sea and Space Explorations during  August 12, 19 and 26, 2009. CAHNG also curated the THE 2ND (NON-ANNUAL) EVERYONE'S A CURATOR SCREENING on August 23 at The Building in Berlin.

Alum JOHAN THURFJELL '01 had a one-person exhibition titled Conclusion at Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm from 28th August - 4th October, 2009.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 took part in Wet Paint: Ten Young LA Painters at Steve Turner Contemporary from August 18 to August 29, 2009  www.steveturnercontemporary.com...

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT is showing her work at the 2009 National Juried Exhibition at the Sylvia White Gallery from August 22nd - September 12, 2009.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 will show his work in "Seasonal Pictures" at ACME gallery from September 12 to October 10, 2009.
 
Alum WHITNEY STOLICH '04 had a feature article on her series Land Above/Sky Below and Third Space published in the Summer 2009 issue of the online photography magazine "Untitled Magazine," pp.33-48.  See www.untitledmagazine.org

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 will have a one-day solo show on Sept 12 2009, during the September Kamikaze shows at Post Galllery Los Angeles.

2009 Otis-Sandberg Exchange Fellow RENEE VAN TRIER wil represent Otis at the 2009 GLAMFA exhibition at CSULB from August 31 to September 9, 2009.