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  • 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.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • 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
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu


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.