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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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A/L/I Alumni News

Lori Choi ('13) will begin Master of Architecture studies, with advanced-standing, at University of California, Los Angeles in fall 2014.

Barbara Indelicato ('11) is a Lighting Designer at Avalon Hollywood. She previously was a Lighting Designer/Technician at  Whisky a Go Go, Hollywood. After receiving her B.F.A., Barbara returned to Otis to complete several additional courses and earn a Certificate in Lighting Design. While at Whisky a Go Go, Barbara worked with cinematographer Roy Wagner on the lighting for a live performance by Martha Davis, of The Motels, which will become part of a documentary.

Mina Oh ('10) is Designer/Writer/Director/Producer/Actor, KWOW, YouTube.

Joem Sanez ('10) completed his one-year internship at Herzog & deMeuron in Basel, Switzerland, and will return to Master of Architecture studies at Columbia University in fall 2014.

Jesus Aguilar ('08) will begin Master of Architecture studies, with advanced-standing, at the University of Illinois at Chicago in fall 2014. After graduating from Otis, Jesus worked for The LADG for several years, after which he started his own design firm, Made by Jesus. Since 2011, Jesus served as a Teaching Associate in the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors department and currently is teaching the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors studio in Otis’ 2014 Summer of Arts program before moving to Chicago for graduate studies.

Gary Garcia ('08) and Natalia Polunina ('07) both earned Master of Landscape Architecture degrees in spring 2011: Gary from the University of Southern California and Natalia from Harvard.

Karina Silva ('08) has been designing corporate interiors since junior year, at WOLCOTT ARCHITECTURE I INTERIORS, Culver City, CA.

Matthew Gilio-Tenan ('07) is a Designer/Project Manager at Cliff Garten Studio, Venice, CA. Matthew worked for Clive Wilkinson Architects prior to earning his MArch at UCLA. He serves as a Teaching Associate in A/L/I,and is a Project Leader of the Future Bright Collective, a group of designers that produce interactive installations for the public. Most recently, Future Bright Collective created the Desert Expedition Module for the Burning Man 2013 festival. See installation and deployment of D.E.M. at Burning Man 2013 HERE.

Jennifer Doran ('07) has been a Lighting Designer since graduation, and has been practicing with LIGHTINGDESIGNALLIANCE since 2008.

Boo Jang ('07) has been working for Bennitt & Mitchell, an international landscape architecture firm, since 2005, when she was a junior.

Izzy Lamas ('07) has been working on store and showroom design since graduation, first with SPaCe Architects CA and currently with RipBang Studios, Venice, CA.

​​Jaime Roveri ('07) is a Project Designer at Rottet Studio Los Angeles,

Justin Buendia ('06) is a Designer at Shawn Hausman Design, Los Angeles. For the past two years Justin has been traveling between L.A. and N.Y., working on the Standard Hotel East Village.

See images of Barbara’s, Matthew’s and Justin’s work on the A/L/I RADAR (BLOG), March 22, 2014. HERE.

​Patrick Ngo ('05) received his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been working with Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York since 2008.

David Orkand ('04) started his own firm, d.o.a., in Berkeley, CA, and is teaching at UC Berkeley and California College of the Arts, after having traveled and worked in Japan and Spain since receiving his MArch from Princeton. MORE

Robert Apodaca ('03) is Designer/Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery, L.A.

Dolly Davis ('03) received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011, after only two years of study through one of our +2 Master of Architecture Agreements, and is working with Fluidity Design Consultants, Inc. Los Angeles, on water design projects around the world.

Felicia Martin ('02) received a Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 2009, worked for Franciso Mangado Estudio in Pamplona, Spain from 2009 to 2012 and returned to Los Angeles to work with CO Architects.