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    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.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • 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
  • 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.


Past Exhibitions 2007

Nancy Chunn: Media Madness
November 3, 2007 - January 18, 2008

Solo exhibition of New York based artist Nancy Chunn, Fall 2007 Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lecturer and Resident (JHCDLR) in the Fine Arts Department at Otis College of Art and Design. Chunn presents work including a painting entitled 9/11, a selection of work from her major series Front Pages, five new painting installations from Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, a series that focuses ont he terrorism crisis and the panic perpetuated by the media. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist Walk-thru

Do it Now: Live Green
August 25 - October 20, 2007

Exhibition of products, services, and design that focus on the home, featuring products made from renewable, recycled, and repurposed sources by individuals and companies who are manufacturing and distributing their goods with environmental integrity in our community. Curated by Colette Brooks of Big Imagination Group and Biobling, Meg Linton of Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis, and Yvette Roman of Beyond the Lawn.

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Curators Walk-thru

The Sims: In the Hands of the Artists
July 14 – August 11, 2007

Student exhibition featured works inspired by one of the world’s most popular games, The Sims™. Using The Sims™ as a creative toolbox, Otis’ young artists and designers created Machinima video pieces, stills, and art objects that extended beyond the virtual world. The exhibition showcased works produced for the Machinima and Art competition jointly held by Electronic Arts and Otis College of Art and Design. The challenge invited Otis students to produce pieces that fused the gaming and art fields and awarded based on expressive content, character development, art direction, originality, and use of music.

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Perspectives in the Crowd
June 20 - August 29, 2007 Bolsky

Presentation of  amateur films of one particular event - Daft Punk’s 2006 performance at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA - displaying the many ways the public have catalogued their experiences on YouTube. Guest Curator Tucker Neel. www.tuckerneel.com

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Don Suggs: One Man Group Show
April 14 - June 23, 2007

Survey exhibition spanning 38 years of the work of Los Angeles based artist Don Suggs, showcasing Suggs' singular vision in multiple forms, this exhibition includes drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture from Suggs' major bodies of work. Co-curated by Doug Harvey, Artist and Art Critic for the LA Weekly, and Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery. LA Louver

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The Moral Museum: Selections from the Bick Archive
January 20 - March 31, 2007

Multi-media installation created by New York artist Cindy Smith that began as a critical examination of Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” and ends as a compelling reflection on the birth and history of the movement for Women’s Rights in America.

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