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  • 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
  • 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.”
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Past Exhibitions 2008

Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria
October 11 - December 6, 2008

Mark Dean Veca was the Fall 2008 Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lecturer and Resident (JHCDLR) in the Fine Arts Department at Otis from September 20 -November 14, 2008. Veca's solo exhibition introduced a new large-scale site-specific painting installation. A catalogue documenting the exhibition and residency will be available in Spring 2009. An internationally acclaimed artist and Otis alumnus (Fine Arts, 1985), Veca worked with students and conducted one-on-one critiques with senior and graduate level painting students, and presented a free public lecture about his work during his residency.

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist walk through / Time-lapse Video of Installation (YouTube videos)

LOOKY SEE: A Summer Show
July 26-September 13, 2008

This large group show features inspired work by 29 artists who draw, cut, film, pin, perforate, perform, and journal. Work selected by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery and Public Programs, and Curatorial Intern Nina Laurinolli, from dozens of studio and gallery visits and lengthy reviews of artists' materials over a one-year period. The exhibition offers a mixture of representational and abstract work by a multi-generational group of dynamic artists. Artists in the exhibition: Emily Araújo, Eric Beltz, Barbara Berk, Joe Biel, Sandow Birk ('89), Ann Diener, Roy Dowell, Erin Marie Dunn, Erica Eyres, Iva Gueorguieva, Penelope Gottlieb, Richard Keely and Anna O'Cain, Takehito Koganezawa, Dimitri Kozyrev, Tucker Neel ('07), Claudia Nieto, Aaron Noble, Chris Oatey ('06), Ruby Osorio, Ebony G. Patterson, Ronald R. Santos ('01), Mindy Shapero, Fran Siegel, Coleen Sterritt ('79), Fred Stonehouse, Randall Thurston, Elizabeth Turk, Xawery Wolski.

Press Release  /  Slideshow

Two Madmen: The Art of Clive Barker and Myron Dyal
June 24 – August 30, 2008

Clive Barker and Myron Dyal are two aritsts who have a similar fantastic vision of a seemingly dieabolical world that tehy are feverishly  compelled to render. Their drawings, paintings, and sculptures illustrate alternate realms filled with archetypal figures and places that have littered human consciousness for centuries. Curated by Greg Escalante and Meg Linton. www.clivebarker.com  /  www.myrondyal.com

Press Release  /  Slideshow

Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon
April 19 – July 3, 2008

Solo exhibition of new body of work and installation by Southern California based artist Keith Puccinelli. The title of the exhibition, The Wondercommon, combines two seemingly opposite ideas into one and refers in part to the artist's use of common materials and tinkering techniques to evoke a sense of wonder or the wonderful.

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist Walk-thru / Artist Lecture

Shaolin: Temple of Zen, Photographs by Justin Guariglia
February 2 – March 29, 2008

A photography exhibition based on the book of the same name by photographer Justin Guariglia published by Aperture that documents, for the first time in history, the exceptionally private warrior monks of the fifteen-hundred-year-old Shaolin Temple in the Henan province of China, renowned for its association with Zen Buddhism and martial arts. Comprised of 99 pieces, including 6 video installations, Shaolin: Temple of Zen brings to light the secretive society of the Chinese Buddhist sect dedicated to preserving a form of kung fu known as a "vehicle of Zen." Revealing the monks' devotional disciplines and capturing insightful portraits of the venerated warriors, the works offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the energy and spirit of Shaolin's unique practice. Artist website www.guariglia-chen.com

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist Walk-thru / Demonstration by Shaolin Monk