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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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October 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013

Alum JOE SOLA'S '99 exhibition "Portraits: An Exhibition Inside Tif Sigfrids'Ear" (Oct. 12-Nov. 9) at Tif Sigfrids gallery was reviewed in Art in America by Maxwell Williams on October 2, 2013. The exhibition was reviewed in the LATimes by Leah Ollman on October 25, 2013

Alums MERRILYN DUZY '88 and NICHOLAS FEDAK II '88 have work included in Visual Evidence at the Seaver Art Gallery in LA from Oct 21-Nov 15 2013. Curated by Nicholas Fedak.

Alums ALEC EGAN '13, MATT LIFSON '12 and JACOB MELCHI '03 are showing work in the California Heritage Museum exhibition Five New Artists -On the Map curated by Guy Dill from October 26 2013 to February 23, 2014.

Alum MOLLY COREY '01 is in A Little Joy of a Bungalow from October 16,
2013 to January 5, 2014 at the Schindler House in West Hollywood.

Alum MATT LIFSON '12 has his first one-person exhibition of new work at Angles Gallery from November 2 to December 21 2013.

Alum TAYLOR TSCHIDER '11 has a solo exhibition of new sculpture and photography,I Think We¹re Alone Now at 2A Gallery  from October 19 to ­ December 8, 2013.

Alum ALEX DONIS '94 will be part of the 2nd annual Los Angeles SUR Biennial Exhibit at Torrance Art Museum from October 26th to November 9, 2013.

Alum ALEC EGAN '13 is in the group exhibition NEW WORK at Western Projects:
from November 2 to December 21, 2013

French exchange artists DOMINIQUE GILLIOT and SABRINA SOYER, sponsored by FLARE, arrived on October 1 to spend two months as residents in GFA.

Alum MATTHEW CARTER '10 showed Napoleon Crystal Meth at the Proxy Gallery in culver city from October 10 to October 31, 2013.

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL showed New Work in a one-person exhibition at James Harris Gallery in Seattle from October 17 to November 27, 2013.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed work in the group exhibition Margin Release Right curated by Kio Griffith at West LA College Gallery from October 17 to November 7, 2013.