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 2007

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2007

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

 

 

Grad MICHI COLACICCO '05 showed her work in Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea from December 6 to December 20, 2007 at Rhonda Schaller Studio in New York.http://www.rhondaschallerchelsea.com

Grad ALEX KROLL's paintings were included in All-In, an art exhibition juried by Lorraine Molina at the Torrance Art Museum from November 17 through December 15, 2007. torranceartmuseum@torrnet.com

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was a participating artist in a large group exhibit called, "The Pyramid Show", at Monte Vista Project Space, Highland Park, CA from mid September to Mid October 2007. Harris was interviewed by radio personality Joanne Griffith on a morning segment on WBAI 99.5 FM NY on September 6.

Alums GISELLE LUBSEN '06 and ZEAL HARRIS '07 were featured artists in an Arts Showcase at Runway Boutique in Miracle  Mile from September 18 through mid-October 2007.

Social Arrangements, graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS'S exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery last August was reviewed by Chris Krauss in Artforum in November 2007.

Alum ALISON SAAR '81 had a solo Exhibition at Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, and completed a Public Art commission, "Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial," Harlem. www.nycgovparks.org

Alum PETER ZOKOSKY '81 showed in "The Toy Show," at Hunsaker / Schlesinger Fine Art, from November 3 - December 22.

Grad EDITH BEAUCAGE co-curated "Green-er," an art exhibition about solutions to climate changes at 1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd from November 17 to December 8, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 had a one-person exhibition "Twelve by One" at Gallery One in Toronto, Canada, from December 1 to December 22, 2007.

Alum TONE O. NIELSEN '98 gave a lecture titled Curating Across the North-South Divide, a talk about boundaries of nation, 'race,' class, gender & sexuality. Saturday, November 10 at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Alum JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 had a one-person show "Belief System" at Margo Leavin Gallery through December 19, 2007

Graduate Fine Arts chair ROY DOWELL had a group show titled Works on Paper December 15 - January 26 at Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York.

Alum PATRICK HILL '00 has been selected for the 2008 Whitney Museum Biennial which will take place in NY from March 6 to June 1, 2008. The 2008 Whitney Biennial is curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin.

Grad MICHELLE WIENER and alum JACOB MELCHI '03 participated in ANOTHER YEAR IN LA Past, Present and Future on December 8, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 was one of 45 young artists featured in an article by Christopher Knight in the LA Times on December 2, 2007.

Alum JANET JENKINS '94 has a solo exhibition at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, January 5 - February 9, 2008.

Alum SOJUNG KWON was in a group exhibition of five emerging artists called Shelf Life at PawnShop Gallery in Westwood from Dec 21 to Dec 30, 2007. The exhibition is curated by Courtney Shermer.

CONFABULATIONS is a solo exhibition of drawings by alum TUCKER NEEL '07 at Commissary Arts Gallery in Venice, CA from January 19 to March 1, 2008. Artist Reception is Saturday, January 19, 2008, 5-8pm.

Alum MOLLY COREY '01 has a solo installation called LIVE LIKE HIM! at the UC Irvine's Room Gallery from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2008. Opening Reception is Thursday, January 10, 6-9 pm.

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