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  • 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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Graduate Fine Arts

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."

MFA alumna Shiva Aliabadi

Shiva Aliabadi ('13 MFA) was profiled in "Seven Artists You Should Know" featured in FABRIK Magazine's "Fresh Faces in Art: L.A. Artists You Should Know,"  pages 64-65, issuu.com/fabrik/docs/fabrik23

Grad Fine Arts Alumni Sergio Bromberg and Katie Thoma

Review featured in ArtSlant of exhibition at Venice 6114. Curated by Sergio Bromberg ('10 MFA) and featuring work by Katie Thoma ('13 MFA). www.artslantstreet.com/articles/show/38072

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