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 November and December 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2006

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

 

 

Grad SO JUNG KWON was invited to present a New Media performance work at the First Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media'caat the University of Reno, Nevada from November 9 to December 15, 2006.

 

Kuratorisk Aktion (alum TONE NIELSEN)  and NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, have launched  the Rethinking Nordic Colonialism documentation on DVD and Website. Both document the rich body of aesthetic and theoretical reflections generated during the exhibition project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, which took place in Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Finnish Sopmi earlier this year.

 

Grad NATALIE HENDERSON-ALTON and four other artists involved with organizing last summer's Super/Sonic exhibitions wrote an article-interview for'caNY-Arts Magazine, Nov. Dec. 2006. 

 

The group exhibition Alternate Routes at Sam Francis'caGallery at Crossroads School that includes the work of alum ERIC MEDINE was reviewed by Peter Frank in LA WEEKLY's Pick of the Week Nov. 10-16, 2006.

 

Grad TAMI DEMAREE'S one person show was the Artforum critic pick "http://www.artforum.com/.../section=la#picks12070

 

Graduate faculty ROY DOWELL is in an exhibition at the Palmer Museum in Pennsylvania called Couples' Discourse, currently on view.  He is also finishing his work for MetroLink station in Canoga Park scheduled for completion December 15, 2006.

 

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON was awarded a four-month artist residency (Jan-April 2007) and one-person show at CAMAC, Marnay Sur Seine, an art center near Paris, in France.

 

Grad MICHI COLACCICO'S work will be included in the group exhibition "ACCESS: A Feminist Perspective" at Rhonda Schaller Studio in Chelsea, NYC, from JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 10, 2007.

 

The work of alum CHRIS OATEY will be shown in a three person show at See Line Gallery in Santa Monica from December 16 to January 27, 2007.

 

Alum JESSE BENSON is in a two person exhibition at Wolf Suite Gallery in New Haven Connecticut from  December 14 to January 7, 2007.

 

Alums ANNIE BUCKLEY and MARY YOUNAKOF are in It Figures, curated by Christina Newhouse, at the Torrance Art Museum from January 13 to March 10, 2007.

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