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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 September 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September 2012

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

Grad Faculty ANNETTA KAPON is in a three-person exhibition Housework: Cultures of Domesticity (Ezcurra, Kapon, Kumao) at Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA from Oct 27 to Nov. 27, 2012. Curated by Molly Hankwitz.

Alums EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 (Bidibidiba) and WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04 (Traces of Spaces) will have concurrent one-person exhibitions at CB1 Gallery from October 13 to November 11, 2012.

Alums ULYSSES JENKINS ‘79, ZEAL HARRIS and RAKSHA PAREKH have work in the group exhibition Baila Con Duende at the Watts Towers Arts Center from September 9 to January 6, 2-13. Curated by GPP Grad LILI BERNARD.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one-person exhibition Blue or Both at James Harris Gallery in Seattle Washington September 6-29, 2012.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 showed new paintings at George Lawson Gallery from September 5 – October 6, 2012.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09 is participating in the 5-person group exhibition Abject Deco curated by Walpa D’Mark at Zask Galllery in Palos Verdes from September 22 to October 20, 2012.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 is in the group exhibition “Neo-Americana” at the Pacific Design Center’s Hudson/Link during its Art Loves Design Event, curated by Nick Lisica and Seven Wolkopp from September 19 to October 26, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Faculty JUDIE BAMBER, ANNETTA KAPON, RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums MICHELLE CHONG ‘06, PATRICK HILL ‘00, JOE SOLA ‘99, JEFFREY VALLANCE ‘81, BRUCE YONEMOTO ‘79 took part in Fix it Up too at Blum and Poe Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 15th 2012.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 has a new video installation at the Pacific Design Center in space B233, on the second floor of the Blue Building in conjunction with Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art programming. This show will run from Wednesday, September 19, 2012 through October 31, 2012.

Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles is pleased to present Magic Johnson Smile, a solo exhibition of new works by alum JESSE BENSON ‘03 from October 5th-26th, 2012.

Alums MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and MICHELLE CHONG ‘06 showed their work at the Torrance Art Museum The Subterraneans / XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art Sept 22 to November 3rd 2012.

Grad JESSICA MINCKLEY had an exhibition: ATLAS at the online Light and Wire Gallery http://www.lightandwiregallery.com from SEPTEMBER 21–OCTOBER 20, 2012.

Alum SAM WATTERS ‘02 is the author of Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935, Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. He delivered a lecture on his book at LACMA’S Bing Theater on September 19, 2012.