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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 November 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November 2012

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Alum ALEX DONIS’S ‘94 work Floating World will be exhibited at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library from November 13, 2012 though January 18, 2013.

Alum JANET JENKINS ‘94 exhibited her work in the group exhibition Organic/ Synthetic, at the Glendale College Art Gallery, from September 22 to November 10, 2012. Curated by JANET JENKINS.

Grad Faculty and Assistant Chair ANNETA KAPON showed her video My German Vocabulary in A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012 at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival in Poland from October 25-30, 2012.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one person exhibition The Florist, The Loquat and Yes at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles from November 18, 2012 – January 6, 2013. Kroll’s interview Abstraction And Nature with Kyle Fitzpatrick was published Los Angeles I’m Yours on November 12, 2012.

Paris-based artist JEFF GUESS completed a two week residency as a guest of Otis GFA dept. from November 4 to November 18. His residency was partly supported by Ceci n’est pas… a project initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in association with the Institut Français, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angeles.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 had a one-person exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in November 2012.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 participated in CRITOLOGY, curated by Ron Laboray at the Pacific Design Center at B255 from October 13 to November 15, 2012.

Sandberg alum ARNAR ASGEIRSSON ‘12 was selected for the 2013 Otis/Sandberg Residency Exchange Fellowship. He will be at Otis March 1 to May 1 2013, while SCOTT RABY ‘12 will be in Amsterdam at the same time.

The Mexicali Biennial of 2013 is curated by alums ED GOMEZ and LUIS HERNANDEZ. It will take place at the Vincent Price Art Museum from January 19 to April 13, 2013 and it includes alums SERGIO BROMBERG’10, HELEN CAHNG ‘05, MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and FLAVIA MONTEIRO ‘12.