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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • 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.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Mark Dean Veca

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Well known for his paintings and drawings, Veca is best known for his brain-popping, large-scale installations. His improvisations are rooted in the jazz traditions of New Orleans, where his family are musicians. Veca’s inspirations include animated cartoons such as Popeye; comic books such as MAD Magazine and Zippy the Pinhead; and artists ranging from Ed Ruscha to Dr Seuss.

“Phantasmagoria” (2008), a large-scale, site-specific installation at Otis’ Ben Maltz Gallery, was described by FlavorPill as “stepping into a psychedelic playhouse filled with surreal pop-cultural cartoons.“ A master of large-scale painting, Veca creates environments that are all-encompassing. time-lapse video (YouTube)

He has exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Art Review, Juxtapoz, and Flash Art.

In 2010, he recreated Phantasmagoria for the Instituto Cultural

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