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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 July and August 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July  August 2010

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

Grad LISA OXLEY participated in the group show "On Paper" at George Billis Gallery in Culver City, July 10- Sept 4, 2010.

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and JENNIFER WOLF '10 participated in Women of an Uncertain Age at Samuel Freeman Gallery from July 9 - August 14th, 2010.

Alums EDITH BEAUCAGE'10, ALEXANDER KROLL'08, and grad MATT LIFSON showed their work in The Art that Dare not Speak its Name at CB1 Gallery from July 7 to August 1, 2010. The exhibition was reviewed by Sharon Mizota in the LA Times on July 16, 2010.

Graduate Senior Lecturer KORI NEWKIRK showed his work at Country Club Los Angeles from July 17 to August 21, 2010.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 curated the show Anarchy at POST on July 30, 2010.

Alum AMANDA KELLER KONYA '09 had a one person show "Difficult Situations" at Project Room G3 in San Pedro from August 7 to August 28, 2010.

Alums CHRIS OATEY '06 and HILDE OVERBERGH '90 showed in "For your Pleasure" at CB1 Gallery from August 6 to September 4, 2010.

Grad MISAKI KANEKO and alum KRISTIN DUCHARME '03 showed her work in the 2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition juried by Franklin Sirmans and Ali Subotnick at the Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery from August 12 – October 3, 2010

Alum MATT CARTER '10 and grad MELISE MESTAYER were selected to be this year’s Otis participants at Anderson Ranch.

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 participated in NEW! at Another Year in LA at Pacific Design Center - B267 from July 22 to September 10, 2010.

Alums SERGIO BROMBERG '10 and MATTHEW WARREN '09 showed their work in FIRST MONTH FREE at EXTRA SPACE STORAGE UNIT #296 from AUG 6 to SEP 6, 2010.

Alum STEVE BANKHEAD '01 was included in THE RISE OF RAD, curated by Max Presneill at Torrance Art Museum from July  24 - September 4, 2010.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 has a solo show called "Sweet Toxicity" at Steve Turner Contemporary from September 11 to 0ctober 9th, 2010.

Alum JENNIFER WOLF '10 participated in "The Bigger Picture" curated by Shana Nys Dambrot at Edgar Varela Fine Arts from August 18 to September 11, 2010.
Graduate Fine Arts Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON has a solo exhibition called "The Measure of Value" at Las Cienegas Projects from September 4 to October 2, 2010.

Alums LAURA DAROCA '03 and JJ STEVENS '10 and Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA Kapon showed their videos in VideO-Otis HERE at DANNYS ART BAR inVenice CA on August 19, 2010. Curator: Ceres Madoo.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '01 had a collaborative piece with Ivan Limas at Gallery 727 on August 12, 2010.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 is included in Obsessed at Summercamp Project Space,organized by Fatima Hoang, Elonda Billera & Janice Gomez from August 22nd to September 3rd, 2010.

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07 is the director of 323Projects at (323) 843-4652. The inaugural exhibition is Mathew Timmons: The Archanoids from September 6 to October 11. (323) TIE-IN-LA

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 is showing her "Planning a Year" at Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College from August 26 - September 26, 2010. She also had a solo exhibition at Porter Gallery in Long Beach on September 3, 2010.

Alum DANA MONTLACK '94 showed her work at the Joseph Bellows Gallery in Art San Diego 2010 September 2 - 5, 2010.

Graduate Senior Lecturer JOHN KNIGHT was in the exhibition The Linguistic Turn at Cardwell/Jimmerson Gallery from August 21 to September 25, 2010.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was in the online exhibition On Seeing at Huffington Post curated by alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03. www.huffingtonpost.com...62.html