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.

  • 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.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Newsletter September and October 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September  October 2009

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

 

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 was featured in an LA Times article on August 28, 2009. See latimesblogs.latimes.com... for photos and work.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 gave an interview ot Julienne Lin about her recent solo exhibition in Seoul, that was published in the August 2009 issue of Artslant. www.artslant.com

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 showed her work in the four-person exhibition "Immaculate," curated by Marielos Zeka at Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery of Mount Saint Mary's College from September 8 to October 3, 2009.

2009 Alums NINA LAURINOLLI, BRIAN MARRIER and KRISTER FOSTER took part in MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I-5 gallery at the Brewery from July 17 to September 11, 2009. 

Alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 showed her work in “A New Outlook“ / Multimedia Installation at Project Room G3 in San Pedro from September 26 to October 24, 2009. The exhibition was organized by alum SOJUNG KWON '07.

Alum WHITNEY STOLICH '04 was the subject of a feature article in "Untitled Magazine" Number 2,www.untitledmagazine.org...

Senior Lecturer JOHN KNIGHT had a one-person show at Richard Telles Fine Art from September 12 to October 24, 2009. and in Barcelona, Spain, Sept-Oct 2009.

Adjunct Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS showed her work Two or Three Things I Know about Gas Station Mini-Marts in the context of the program Screening of Vox Populi Gallery at OODA Philadelphia PA from August 7 - August 30 2009.

Alum HELEN CAHNG'S '05 most recent project, “RERUNWAY”, is a subscription based e-journal. 

Alum KIM FISHER '98 had a solo show at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum from August 1 to October 18, 2009

Alums KENNETH COWAN '06 and WHITNEY STOLICH '04 were selected by the French Consulate to travel to France (Aix-en-Provence and Toulon) as part of the Jeunes Talents Program 2010.

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 with Ethan Ayer did an online collaboration for Light and Wire Gallery from September 15 to October 14, 2009. lightandwiregallery.com

Alum JESSE BENSON '03 co-curated an exhibition of D'Ette Nogle (A suspended Projection) at UC Irvine Room Gallery from D'Ette Nogle from October 1 - November 21, 2009

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 was part of an exhibition titled Concrete Drawing: Extending the Line at the Fine Arts Gallery of CSULA from October 10 to November 5, 2009. The exhibition was curated by Barry Markowitz.

New American Fiction is a contemporary fiction and poetry reading series organized by graduate faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN at the Hammer Museum. The latest installment was a reading by Jean Thompson on October 15, 2009.

Senior Lecturer JUDIE BAMBER  participated in the group exhibition Mama San curated by Young Chung at the Glendale College Art Gallery from October 17 to December 15, 2009.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 had two group exhibitions of her work:  Inner Landscape at Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven in Germany, from Sept  27 to November 29,  2009 and The Non-Age, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporàneo, Arrecife/ Lanzarote in Spain from October 19, 2009 - January 19, 2010

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK ‘07 showed his work at Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Sept 17 to Oct 9, 2009.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL had a one-person exhibition at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, from Oct 10  to November 14, 2009. DOWELL also showed his work at Kunsthaus Santa Fe, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in conjunction with the annual Guanajuato Cervantes Festival from Oct. 10 to Jan 9, 2009.

Alum ALEX KROLL  ‘08 was in a group show  “Seasonal Pictures” at Acme, Los Angeles, Sept 12 to Oct 10, 2009.

Grad SERGIO BROMBERG showed his work in the Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in "Awaiting Transformation: es la Vida" from October 23 to Novemeber 22, 2009.

Grad WAKANA KIMURA, alum ALEX KROLL '08 and graduate professors ANNETTA KAPON and RENEE PETROPOULOS took part in Monster Drawing Rally, a fundraiser for Outpost Center for Contemporary Art on November 8, 2009.

Grad CIMA RAHMANKHAH participated in the group exhibition "Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art," at The University Art Gallery at UC San Diego. The internationally traveling show makes its first stop in the United States at UCSD, opening Oct. 23 and remaining on view through Dec. 12. Curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg.

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