Curriculum Vitae

ARZU ARDA KOSAR

EDUCATION:
1999 University of Southern California,
Master of Fine Arts in New Genres

1993 University of Pittsburgh,
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
double majors: Studio Arts &
Art History
double minors: Women's Study &
Philosophy

GRANTS/AWARDS:
1999 SC/W: Southern California In
the World/ World in Southern
California Exposition Grant. USC,
Los Angeles, CA.

1999 Special Achievement Award. USC
School of Fine Arts. Los Angeles,
CA.

1997-99 Full Scholarship for MFA program.
USC School of Fine Arts. LA, CA

1996 Award of Excellence. 1996 5th
Annual Art Competition.
Manhattan Arts Int. Magazine.

EXHIBITION RECORD:
(* Solo Shows)

2005 Registering the Distance.
Borusan Sanat Gallerisi. Istanbul,
Turkey (catalog)

2004 Prism. 18th Street Art Complex.
Santa Monica, CA

2004 Drawing Conclusions. Islip Art
Museum. Islip, NY

2004 On Site at the Gate. Angels Gate
Cultural Center. San Pedro, CA

2004 LA LA Land. One Colorado.
Pasadena, CA.

2004 Poetics of Proximity. Guggenheim
Gallery. Orange, CA.(catalog)

2003 Open Show. Gallery 825.
Los Angeles, CA.

2003 Performans Gunleri. Bilgi
Universitesi. Istanbul, Turkey.

2002 Odorific. Crazy Space. Santa
Monica, CA.

2001 Shards. Armory Center for the
Arts. Pasadena, CA

2001 Structures of Knowledge.
Raid Projects. Los Angeles, CA

2001 Stone Soup. Three Day Weekend.
Los Angeles, CA

2000 Light Revisited. Redland
University Gallery. Redland, CA.

2000 Immigrtant Eyes. Angels Gate
Cultural Center. San Pedro, CA

2000 Wall Space. Miller Durazo Gallery.
Los Angeles, CA.

2000 * Alternatifler. Sumergen Obelisk
Hotel. Istanbul, Turkey

2000 Mapdancing. Gumbo Garden.
Hollywod, CA (catalog)

2000 Privatized. Bedford Street.
Williamsburg-Brooklyn, NY (catalog)

2000 Drawing on the Portrait. PV Art
Center. Palos Verdes, CA.

1999 Trajectories. Shoshana Wayne
Gallery. Santa Monica, CA (catalog)

1999 The $99 Show. Miller Durazo Gallery.
Los Angeles, CA.

1999 Interactive Frictions. USC Davidson
Conference Center. LA, CA.

1999 Naturalize. USC Helen Lindhurst
Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

1998 Refutable Theories. USC Helen
Lindhurst Gallery.

1998 The Rock and Roll Show. Fukomoto
Gallery. Irvine, CA.

1998 * Never Mind San Fernando Valley, LA
County Has To Be Broken Down To Many
More Pieces. USC Helen Lindhurst
Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

1997 * Recent Work. Hungry Minds Gallery.
Manhattan Beach, CA.

1997 * Trials, Errors and More Errors.
UCI Center for Women and Gender
Education. Irvine, CA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2004/4/22 “A Site for the Eyes” by
Scarlet Cheng. Los Angeles
Times. Weekend Calendar
Section. Pages E17-18.

2001 The Practical Handbook for the
Artist by Margaret Lazzari.
Harcourt Brace College
Publishers.

2000/8/6 “Earthquake Memories in Two
Rooms” by Dr. Ayla Odekan.
Cumhuriyet Pazar Dergi. pages
18-19.

2000/7/23 “Kosar &Mendi’s Alternative”
by Ustun Akmen. Nokta. pages
58-59.

2000/6/23 Interview at Acik Radyo.
Istanbul, Turkey.

1999/9/4 "Trajectories" by Samantha
Lee. USC Daily Trojan. pages
1-4.

1997/ 7 "Interview with Arzu Arda
Kosar" by Raindog. Lummox
Journal. Cover, pages 4-5.

1997/3/27 "Art Imitating A Violent
Reality" by Kim Kabar. Los
Angeles Times South Bay
Weekly. Page 2.

1997/2/23 "Our People, Our Town" program
on KWHY-TV22.

1997/2/14 "Lock of Rape: Revisiting the
Renaissance" by Rebecca
Schoenkopf. Orange County
Weekly. page 22.

PUBLICATIONS:
2006 spring “To Privatize or Not to
Privatize”. Doxa, Norgunk
Publications. Istanbul,
Turkey. Pages 98-105.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2005 Committee Member: Planning special
events to celebrate the 125th
anniversary of USC.

2000 Panel Participant. Women’s Caucus
on Art Panel. Los Angeles, CA.

2000 Training Coordinator. Armory Center
for the Arts. Pasadena, CA.

99-00 Founder/ Organizer. International
Survey of Alternative Artscene: A
series of art exhibitions,
workshops and lectures in North
America, Asia and Europe.
Supported by the SC/W grant.
www.coin-operated.com/isaa

1999 Steering Committee Member/ Judge.
Art in Motion Film Festival. LA, CA

1999 Associate Organizer. USC Digital
Design and Communication Summit.
Los Angeles, CA

98-99 Host Committee Coordinator. College
Art Association 1999 Annual
Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2007 Instructor. Los Angeles Southwest
College Los Angeles, CA
(drawing and art history)

2006-8 Instructor. Rio Hondo College,
Whittier, CA
(art appreciation, intro to art)

2001-3 Instructor. Cypress College,
Cypress, CA
(figure drawing, art appreciation)

2001 Instructor. UCI Extension. Irvine,
CA (intro to drawing)

2000-5 Instructor. USC Roski School of
Fine Arts. Los Angeles, CA
(drawing, advanced drawing, figure
drawing, intro to painting,
intermediate painting, advanced
painting)

2000 Faculty Member. Angels Gate
Cultural Center. San Pedro, CA.
(“artists in classrooms program” in
local elementary schools)

99-01 Faculty Member. Armory Center for
the Arts. Pasadena, CA.
(various studio arts and art
appreciation classes, special grant
based projects for K-12)

1997-99 Teaching Assistant. USC Roski
School of Fine Arts. Los Angeles, CA
(drawing, figure drawing, ceramics)


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