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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.


Renee Petropoulos

Renee Petropoulos
Associate Professor

BA in Art History, 
MFA in Visual Arts, University of California, Los Angeles


Renee Petropoulos has created projects and exhibited internationally, most recently embarking on the project "Among Nations (Mostly)" which was initiated with a performance "Analogue", and a set of book designs and a text for Les Figues Press (2011).  "Black Star", begun in 2006, is a performance in continuum in Berlin.  Her most recent installment of "Prototype for the History of Painting: Eingrouping Social Historical" was installed in MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador.  Her film, "Two or Three Things I Know About Gas Station Mini Marts" screened at Screening, in Philadelphia.  Presently she is working on the outdoor public sculpture project “Bouquet” that will be situated in Santa Monica, California at a street and pedestrian intersection. This spring she will participate in the exhibitions “Telephone” at the Torrance Art Museum and ‘Painting Design Speculation Generosity’ at CB! Gallery.  She will be performing “Analog: Among Nations” this fall at the MAK at the Schindler House this fall. She has received numerous grants including the California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Grant, A Ford Travel Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. She is part of the organization SASSAS, Society for the Activation of Social Spaces Through Art and Sound, which produces sound events throughout Los Angeles. Petropoulos has a B.A. in Art History and an MFA in Studio Practice from UCLA. Petropoulos is presently Professor of Art in the Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Studies Department. She has also taught and lectured internationally most recently in the Netherlands and in China.


Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2013, 2008-09, 2006-07, 2004-05

In 2004, she received a City of L.A. Artist Grant.


Exhibitions: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; San Francisco Jewish Museum; Blaffer Museum; Occidental College Weingart Gallery; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Numerous national public site commissions
COLA Grant