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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.


Newsletter August 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter August 2012

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



Grad faculty and Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show a video in the WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2012, at Kinoteka in Warsaw, Poland from October 25 to 30, 2012. 

Alum LAWRENCE GIPE ‘86 is in SUMMER GROUP SHOW at Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica from August 04 - September 01, 2012 

Alum ALISON SAAR ‘81 has a one person exhibition STILL... At Otis’s Ben Maltz Gallery from August 18 to November 17, 2012. 

The work of alum WOLFGANG BAUER ‘12 was reviewed by Grady Harp in the journal Poets Artists issue 37, August 2012. 

Alum ERIC MEDINE ‘06 presented a video installation during TELEGENETIC CRASH at Projections on Lake in Pasadena organized by Dave Bradshaw. Friday Aug 17, from 8pm to 10pm 

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 showed NEW PAINTINGS at George Lawson Gallery from September 5 – October 6, 2012 

Grad KATY COWAN represented Otis GFA at GLAMFA, Greater Los Angeles Masters of Fine Art show curated by the Fine Arts Roundtable at CSULB on Sunday Sept. 2nd, 2012 at Cal State University, Long Beach 

Former Danish artist in residence ESKE KATH has a one person show at Charles Bank Gallery in NYC from September 5 to October 21, 2012. 

Alum WENDY GIVEN ‘02 showed her work in Death Caps and Dark Wood at W+K Gallery in Portland Oregon from September 6 – September 27, 2012 

Seth Weiner has an exhibition at Venice6114 curated by alum SERGIO BROMBERG ‘10 from September 8-October 8, 2012 

Janet & Janet Shop was curated by Janet Levy at the ForYourArt space from August 24 - 26. Alum JESSE BENSON ‘03 is included in the exhibition. 

The art event Shangri-La 2012 took place in Joshua Tree on August 31-September 3, 2012, guest curated by Durden and Ray. Participants included alums MATTHEW CARTER ‘11 and LUIS G. HERNANDEZ, ‘03. 

Alum ERIC MEDINE ‘06 had an interview published by Swiss LVX TV about the LPM Festival in Rome. He talks about his Google-mapping video installation, as well as the state of live visuals, video art, and working with the LPM festival. http://lvx.tv/blog/blog/2012/08/31/eric-medine-about-his-project-with-the-google-search-engine/ 

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one-person exhibition Blue or Both at James Harris Gallery in Seattle Washington September 6-29, 2012.