Pasadena born, Paris-based author, Dennis Cooper, visits ArtCenter in a rare Los Angeles appearance. Revered as one of today's most daring and original writers, Cooper is the author of 11 novels as well as numerous books of poetry and non-fiction. His books have been translated into 19 lan-guages. Cooper's 2005 novel, The Sluts, won the Prix Sade and the Lambda Literary Award for Best Fiction of that year. His most recent works include The Marbled Swarm (Harper Collins, 2014) and two novels composed entirely of gifs, Zac's Haunted House (Kiddiepunk Press, 2015) and Zac's Freight Elevator (Kiddiepunk Press, 2017). With the artist Zac Farley, he has recently co-directed two feature films, Like Cattle Towards Glow (2015) and Permanent Green Light (2018), which premieres at the Rotterdam International Film Festival this January. In addition, he has written the works of French theater director and choreographer Gisele Vienne since 2004. Among their 9 collaborative efforts are Jerk (2008), This Is How You Will Disappear (2010), The Ventriloquists Convention (2016), and, most recently, Crowd (2017).
The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter’s Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.
ArtCenter’s Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.