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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 July and August 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July — August 2008

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


Alum MICHELLE WIENER'S '08 work was included in 'Love to Party,' a drawing exhibition at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Santa Monica from July 19 to August 23 2008. 

Alum GISELE LUBSEN '07 had a one-person exhibition entitled 'Watermarks' at Apothiki Gallery in Paros, Greece, from July 15 to August 3, 2008. A 56-page bound monograph will accompany the exhibition.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL and alums CHRIS OATEY, RON SANTOS and TUCKER NEEL were included in LOOKSYSEE at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from July 26 to September 13, 2008. The exhibition was curated by Director Meg Linton with curatorial intern grad NINA LAURINOLLI.

Graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK is showing his work RANK at LAXART from July 19 to Septembr 6, 2008.

Grad WENDY JOHNSTON showed her work in the group exhibition Dollar Menu from July 11th to August 8th at Satellite Gallery in La Grande, OR.

Alum HELEN CAHNG '05 was the curator of The Soft Epic or: Savages of the Pacific West at TELIC Arts Exchange from July 26, 2008 to August 23, 2008.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON is showing a video in Cut The Cord! From Up Here Everything Makes Sense! at OK Mountain Gallery in Austin, TX from August 16th - September 20th. curated by Erick Michaud.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 participated in the exhibition MINI MARKET at Jessica Silverman Gallery and Look Boutique in San Francisco from August 1 – 30, 2008.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '07 showed her drawings in the 2008 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park from July 31 through September 7, 2008.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 had a major installation at the UCR/California Museum of Photography in a group exhibition titled Truthiness, curated by Tyler Stallings. July 26 to October 4, 2008.

Alum BARBARA ROMAIN '91 showed her work in the 2008 Emerging Artists exhibition at the Downtown Art Center Gallery from September 2 to September 30, 2008

Grads RAKSHA PAREKH, AMANDA KELLER-KONYA and JENNIFER WOLF will participate in GLAMFA, hosted at CSULB. The exhibition runs from August 25- September 10, 2008.

Alum LINDSEY JACKSON '08 was included in Sierra Nevada College Alumni's Artwork Showcased at Tahoe Gallery at Incline Village, NV from August 14 to September 16, 2008.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03 is included in the exhibition MashUp, at Arena 1 at Santa Monica Art Studios from September 13 to October 11, 2008.