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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 and October 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September  October 2011

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

 

Concurrently with participating in the 12th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, grad MATT LIFSON showed his work in the group exhibition ³IMAGINE² at C.A.M Gallery Akaretler in Turkey from September 15 to October 9, 2011.

Representing the USA and sponsored by BAUTRÄGER BAUPLANUNG GmbH. Max & Inge Kerscher Munich Germany, grad WOLFGANG BAUER is participating in the FLORENCE BIENNALE in Florence, Italy from Dec.3-11 2011.

Alums TUCKER NEEL'07 and TAYLOR TSCHIDER '11 are in  GATE Projects in Downtown Glendale. Organized by Graduate Faculty CLETUS DALGLISH SCHOMMER.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 had a one-person show, The Things of Life, at MORGEN Contemporary in Berlin, Germany from September 7 to November 19, 2011.

The August 2011 issue of Gay Travel Magazine published a story on grad WOLFGANG BAUER'S work:  http://www.gaytravel.com/blog/entry

Alum TONE NIELSEN '98 of the Danish curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion organized Troubling Ireland, a Poster Campaign throughout Dublin city. The poster campaign ran from 12th ­ 23rd September in Dublin city centre and from 12th ­ 19th September in Leitrim Sculpture Centre Manorhamilton.

Graduate Professor ANNETTA KAPON and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 are in OUT THE WINDOW, an exhibition of artist videos in the Los Angeles County Metro bus Transit TV system throughout October and November 2011.

 
In the context of "PACIFIC STANDARD TIME Art in L.A. 1945 - 1980" alum ALEX DONIS '94 curated the exhibition "Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artists Space Movement" from Sept. 24th to December 6 2011 at 18th Street Arts Center.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 showed his work in Co/Lab as part of "Pacific Standard Time. "Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artists Space Movement" at the Platform Art fair, Oct 1-3, 2011

Alum ROB FAUCETTE '05 had work included in I Want My Music Video Art Show.
Curated by Chris Marrs Piliero and Dave MacDowell at Gallery Meltdown in Hollywood. From October 7- October 20, 2011

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was in "Colonialism: The Collective Unconscious" at The William Grant Still Arts Center from October 8 - November 19, 2011.

Alum VERONICA SOTO '05 was in curator Mat Gleason's Avant-LA, from September
29 to October 3, 2011 at 1835 S. Main St., L.A., CA 90015,  adjacent to Platform-LA at the L.A. Mart.

Graduate Faculty JUDIE BAMBER has a solo exhibition called ARE YOU MY MOTHER? at ANGLES GALLERY from November 5 ­ December 23, 2011.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE '07 showed a body of work in the booth of Charlie James Gallery during PULSE LA from September 30 to October 3, 2011.

Alum MELISSA HERRINGTON '08 presented her work and alum MARY YOUNAKOF presented an installation and video during the group exhibition Lived Experience in the Downtown Art Walk at the Huntington Apartments on October 13, 2011.

A selection of CB1 Gallery artists exhibited at The Colburn School/Zipper Hall opening on October 23 for the 2011-12 school year. It includes alums EDITH BEAUCAGE '00, LORENZO HURTADO-SEGOVIA '07, ALEXANDER KROLL '08, and CHRIS OATEY '06.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 has a documentary film "Sign Posts of Dr. Roy Walford" in the Arc Light Festival.Watch on YouTube

Alum JENNIFER WOLF '00 has an installation "Mylar Forest" at GATE Projects in Glendale on November 4, 2011.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and grad ELENA ROSA performed pieces in response to the publication of the book Negro Marfil Ivory Black by Myriam Moscona and Jen Hofer  on Thursday November 3 2011 at Eagle Rock Brewery, Los Angeles.

Alum JOE SOLA '99 has a one-person exhibition THE SENIOR DISCOUNT at Blackston Gallery in New York from Oct. 30th to Dec. 18th, 2011. Catalogue with an essay by Toby Kamps.

Alum OTINO CORSANO '00 has a one-person exhibition "Happiness-Part 1" at pm Gallery in Toronto, Canada from November 3 - 26, 2011.