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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


Newsletter April 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter April 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Grad professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum SAM WATTERS '02 were part of Freeway Studies #1: this side of the 405 April 13 to June 1 in the Ben Maltz Gallery.

Grad REGINA HEROD THOMPSON had her MFA Thesis exhibition Conditions: Seven at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 8-14, 2013.

Grad Fine Art Chair ROY DOWELL is showing his work in the group exhibition LOCAL FISH at Ernie Wolfe Gallery from April 13 to May 13, 2013.

The Grad Fine Arts and Public Practice Open Studios event took place on Sunday April 14.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT has an exhibition at Portikus in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 4 to June 30, 2013. www.portikus.de

Grad Fine Arts acting chair ANNETTA KAPON'S video The Line Between Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 2013 was shown on all LA Metro buses with Video screens on Friday, May 3, 2013. The project, called Out The Window, is organized by LA Freewaves.

Grad RHEE, HYUNG MIN, had her MFA thesis exhibition English Is Second Language at the Helen Bolsky gallery from April 22-27, 2013, with performances daily at 12:30 and 19:00.

Grad ANDREAS GUREWICH had his MFA thesis show at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 15 to 21, 2013.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI showed her project Dialogues in the temporarily itinerant Proxy Gallery from April 1-30, 2013.

Grad Associate professor JUDIE BAMBER was included in two books: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, forthcoming in 2013, And Lord, Catherine and Meyer, Richard. Art and Queer Culture, Themes and Movements Series, (London: Phaidon Press, 2013); (reproduction)