Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • 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.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Graduate Fine Arts

Taylor Tschider ('11 MFA) Solo Exhibition at 2A Gallery

In 2013, Taylor Tschider ('11 MFA) had a solo exhibition, I Think We're Alone Now at 2A Gallery in Los Angeles CA.

Alex Kroll ('08 MFA) Solo Exhibition Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Alex Kroll ('08 MFA) had a solo exhibition, The Sky on the Floor at Fredric Snitzer in Miami FL. The exhibition ran April 10 to May 10, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Alums Featured in seeMag, issue 2

Graduate Fine Arts Alum, Shiva Aliabadi ('13 MFA) and Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia ('07 MFA) were featured in seeMag, issue 2

Made in LA includes alums and faculty member

Alumni Michael Frimkess (MFA '57), Kim Fisher (MFA '98), and Juan Capistran ('99) are three of 35 artists whose work is selected for the summer 2014 "Made in LA" Biennial at the Hammer Museum. Also included is work by Faculty member Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction. artbeats.blog.nytimes.com

MFA Alum Michael Brunswick exhibition

Review featured in LifeInLA of Michael Brunswick's ('07 MFA) solo exhibtion 79th Organ at Gusford Gallery. LifeInLA-Review

Tasha Moore writes "Painting is alive and well at the Gusford Gallery. In light of the hotly contested issue regarding painting’s relevance in the 21st century, artist Michael Brunswick contributes refreshing visual dialogue with his first solo show at the gallery."

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