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    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.

  • 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.”
  • 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.


Newsletter January and February 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January  February 2011

Compiled by Matt Carter
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Alums ADAM PENA ‘10, ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09, and SERGIO BROMBERG ‘10 featured projects at "Venice 6040 at Venice 6114"
The show ran from January 8 - February 8

Director of Photography in the Fine Arts Dept, SOO KIM, exhibited new work for her show, “BLACK SUN” The show ran from January 8th – February 12th, 2011 at Angles Gallery

Alum HINA FAGU ‘10 had an installation/exhibition on view at Phantom Galleries at the Long Beach Pike, January 8 through February 2011.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ’08 exhibited new work at his solo show “UNFOLDINGS” at the CB1 Gallery, January 13 – February 20, 2011 and he also had a Solo Show “WORKS ON PAPER” at James Harris Gallery Seattle WA January 20 - February 26, 2011

Alum AMANDA KELLER-KONYA ‘09 showed work in “SPECIMENS FROM NORTH AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED RIVER” Tuesday January 25th at 4pm at The University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum.

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA was in a Group Show titled “THE FUTURE” on

Friday, January 28, 7 - 10pm at the VAF Gallery in San Diego, CA
curated by Lara Bullock.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON participated in “UNIVERSE CITY” curated by Jim Ovelmen and Barry Markowitz at CSULA Fine Arts Gallery from January 29 to February 26, 2011.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed work in “NARRATIVES OF THE PERVERSE,” curated by Tom Jancar and Maya Lujan at Jancar Gallery from February 5 to February 26, 2011.

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT exhibited her MFA Thesis Show, “EN WONDER” at the Bolsky Gallery from February 5 -12, 2011. 

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA exhibited her MFA Thesis Show “97.64” X 40” at the Bolsky Gallery, February 19 - 25 2011.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 had a solo show “.hurluberlu” at CB1 Gallery
February 26 - April 3rd 2011.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ’03 showed work in “FACULTY MAKES: EXHIBITION” at Los Angeles Valley College and participated in a panel discussion from February 15 to March 10, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 and other artists including Synthia Saint James, Dominique Moody, Glynnis Reed, and June Edmonds had their first Open House and Art Exhibit at 47th District Assembly member Holly Mitchell’s office. The exhibit opened on February 24th and runs through April 30th.