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 May and June 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2009

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

 

Alum MICHELLE CHONG'S '06 work Find Yourself Here will be in the MexiCali Biennial 2009 at La Casa del Túnel: Art Center in Tijuana BC, México from June 20 to August 1, 2009.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ‘03 had the following international exhibitions: Portraits, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery, Paris (France), April 2 - May 16, 2009 (Solo) Solo Project Art Amsterdam - booth 2x2projects, Amsterdam, (Netherlands), May 13 - 17, 2009 (Solo), Documentos de identidad, Galeria Sandunga, Granada (Spain), May 22 - June 22, 2009 (Group) and The Non–Age, Kunsthalle Winterthur (Switzerland), June 7 - July 26, 2009 (Group).

'09 Alums WENDY JOHNSTON, ANTHONY CARFELLO, BRIAN MARRIER, KRISTEN FOSTER, MATT WARREN, ANA RODRIGUEZ, CROSSMAN WILKINS, NINA LAURINOLLI and AMANDA KELLER-KONYA showed their work in “Heist” at LM Projects from June 19 to July 3, 2009.

Alums WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04, VERONICA SOTO ‘05, CHRIS OATEY ‘06, KRISTIN DUCHARME ‘03, and graduate lecturer KATHRIN BURMESTER showed their work in Edges of the West at Artower Gallery, in Athens, Greece, from May 18 to June 29, 2009. The exhibition was curated by graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON.

Graduate faculty and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON had a solo installation "Laundry" at the Numismatic Museum in Athens, Greece, from May 19 to June 29, 2009.  

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 showed her two and three dimensional paintings at Space Gallery in Pasadena from June 20 to July ?

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS was included in TALES OF THE FLESH at Western Projects from June 13 – July 18, 2009.

The work of Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL was included in Pictures of Words, curated by David Pagel at Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Köln, Germany from April 22 to June 13, 2009.

Graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK's work is in "Superficiality and Superexcrescence" at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from June 27 to September 12, 2009. The show was curated by Christopher Bedford, Kristina Newhouse and Jennifer Wulffson.

Alum WENDY GIVEN ‘02 participated in the group exhibition Town and Country at FROELICK GALLERY in Portland, Oregon from June 2 to July 11, 2009

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND ‘00 showed his work in the Optical Lounge part of Build at Create:Fixate in Los Angeles on June 27, 2009.

2009 alums KRISTEN FOSTER, NINA LAURINOLLI and BRIAN MARRIER will be part part of MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I5 Gallery from July 17 to September 1, 2009. 

Alums ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 and JANET JENKINS ‘94 will be part of 4TH OF JULY "ONE WEEK ONLY" at Jancar Gallery from July 4 - July 11, 2009. The show was curated by Tom Jancar and Mery Lynn McCorkle.

Alum ALEX KROLL ‘08 was in Interactions at the Armory from May 2 to June 14, 2009. The show was curated by Lorraine Cleary-Dale.

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