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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.

  • 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 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.