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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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Newsletter March and April 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March — April 2008

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

 

Grads CHARLES MCDANIEL, LINDSEY JACKSON and MICHELLE WIENER had their MFA exhibitions in the Bolsky Gallery in March  and April.

The Grad Fine Arts Hole-in-the-Wall Gallery is now showing the work of KATHRIN BURMESTER '07.

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD has a solo show called Battery at Circus gallery in L.A from April 5 to May 10 2008. The exhibition was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the LA Times on April 25, 2008.

Alum MERCEDES GERTZ '01 was in a two-person show called Fairy Tale at Talento Arte Visual in Polanco, Mexico from April 10 to April 30, 2008.

Alum SCOTT SHELDON '07 is in the group show Interactions: Armory Artists and their Art at the Armory in Pasadena from april 13 to June 15, 2008. the exhibition is curated by Lorraine Cleary Dale.

Alum TAMASHA WILLIAMSON '99 is in the group exhibition Disinhibition: Black Art and Blue Humor, at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago from April 13 to June 22, 2008. The show is curated by Director of Education Blake Bradford.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 has work in the exhibition Die Insel des zweitens Gesichts / L'illa de les Dues Cares, which is an exchange project between artists from Spain and Germany from April 11 to May 16, 2008 at Deichtorcenter in Hamburg, Germany and at Espai Ramón Llull, Palma de Mallorca in Spain. DEHNEL also showed her work with gallery Esther Woedehoff (Paris) at the Art Fair Art Cologne in April 2008.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER, recipient of a 2008 C.O.L.A INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP IN VISUAL ART will be showing her work from MAY 16 to JULY 13, 2008 at Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery.

Winner of the first Otis-Sandberg Residency Exchange fellowship SOJUNG KWON '07 is curating an exhibition in Kunstvlaai 7 from May 11-18, 2008 at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Participants in the exhibition are SOJUNG KWON '07, KATHRIN BURMESTER '07, ANTONY CARFELLO '09, ERIC MEDINE '06, CHRIS OATEY '07, MATT WARREN '09, and BREE YENALAVITCH '06.www.otissandbergexchange.org

Alum CHIP MCDANIEL '08 will show his work in Resurrection (A New Look at Old Photographic Processes) at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR from May 2 to May 31, 2008. The show was curated by Laura Moya.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON participated in the group exhibition:  “Digital Media,” in Valencia, Spain, April 17-May 18. www.lasalanaranja.com...

Alums ED GOMEZ ’03 and LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 took part in the exhibition:  “Esta loco, pero no es pendejo (He’s crazy, but he ain’t stupid,” at Raid Projects, The Brewery Complex, April 5-26 2008.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’07 was in “Drawing L.A.,” at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA, from May 10-June 14 2008.

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