Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Continuing Education Faculty

Meg Linton & John David O'Brien

Meg Linton, Director, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design.

John David O’Brien, MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in 3D work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and degrees from the Instituto Nazionale per La Grafica, Rome, Italy (Master Printer), the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, Italy (Degree for Decorazione Pittorica – painting, sculpture, and mosaic), the Instituto Statale D’Arte di Urbino, Urbino, Italy (Magistero Degree in Printmaking – etching/engraving, woodcut, lithography, and screen printing), and the Calcografia Nazionale (National Etching Institute), Rome, Italy (drawing and printmaking). Mr. O’Brien is a professional artist in sculpture (studio and public art), installation, and drawing. He has completed public art features at the Mar Vista Branch and Westwood Branch Libraries, Sepulveda Park West, the L.A. Riverfront Park, the Lorcan O’Herlihy Habitat 825 Building at the MTA Central Valley Balboa Station in Los Angeles, as well as the Judge John Aiso Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. Mr. O’Brien is also involved in teaching, curating, art writing, and art event organizing.

2016 Fall Session course(s) instructed by Meg Linton & John David O'Brien:
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