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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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David Orkand

Feb 20, 2014
David Orkand starts his own design practice
Spotlight Category: Alumni

David Orkand graduated from Otis College of Art and Design as valedictorian of his class in 2004.
While at Otis he also studied at the Architectural Association in London during a summer session, traveled throughout Europe and the Americas, and worked in the offices of Patrick Tighe Architecture and Griffin Enright Architects.

After graduating from Otis, David attended Princeton University's School of Architecture. David participated in travel studios in China, Japan, and the United States and, as the recipient of a Howard Crosby Butler Fellowship, conducted his thesis research in Iceland. He also worked in the office of Architecture Dean Stan Allen and served as his Assistant in Instruction on multiple occasions.

Upon completing his Master of Architecture with a Graduate Certificate in Media and Modernity, David spent the following year traveling throughout Asia, living and working predominantly in Tokyo and Beijing. After this nomadic period, David moved to Madrid, Spain, to work for Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos, where he worked on numerous architectural projects in their office over several years. In the spring of 2009, David returned to his alma mater, Princeton University, to serve as a Teaching Assistant for his employers, Luis Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón.

David then pursued additional travel in Europe and Africa, finally returning to Tokyo as a Monbukagakusho Doctoral and Research Fellow in the Tsukamoto Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He spent the following three years conducting research and working with numerous Japanese architects including: Toyo Ito, SANAA, Junya Ishigami, Kazunari Sakamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, and Go Hasegawa.
 
Upon completing his Doctoral course work, David recently moved back to his home state of California. Since returning he has been teaching at the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of the Arts.
David recently (winter 2014) started his own practice, atelier d.o.a., operating out of the Bay Area.

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