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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 March and April 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March — April 2009

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


Alum ALEX DONIS '94 was a featured artist representing US/Guatemala in the 10th Havana Biennale in Cuba from 27 March - 30 April 2009, and concurrently participated in the exhibition/project "Gender (trans)gender and the (de)generates" at the Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht Sunday March 29. On Thursday April 2 he was on on the panel: "Masculinities in conflict" moderated by Dr. Julio César González Pagés (Cuba) and also featuring artist Argelia Bravo (Venezuela).

Alum WENDY GIVEN '02 showed her photographs in a two person exhibition entitled "Short Stories" at the Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles from March 21 to April 18, 2009.

Alums WHITNEY STOLICH '02, VERONICA SOTO '05, CHRIS OATEY '06, KRISTIN DUCHARME '03, JENNIFER LANSKI '06 and KATHRIN BURMESTER '08 will show their work in an 8 person show entitled "The Edges of the West" curated by graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON at Artower Gallery in Athens, Greece from May 20 to June 24, 2009.

Grads CROSSMAN WILKINS and BRIAN MARRIER had their thesis exhibitions at the Bolsky Gallery from March 7 to March 30, 2009. A review and photo of Crossman Wilkin's work was posted on the Reuters.com webpage on April 1st, 2009:  blogs.reuters.com...

A solo exhibition by alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 will be at HAUS in Pasadena from March 26 thru April 18, 2009.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 showed his work in a group eaxhibition at Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery from March 7 - April 25, 2009.

Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA, ADAM MARS, TUCKER NEEL, and JOHN WESTON, all '07, also known as the Station collective opened an installation in Long Beach with Phantom Galleries in January, and for May/June they will be doing another installation-event, in downtown LA at Raw Materials called Station Must Go, on May 9, 2009

Alum CHRIS OATEY is showing his large installation "Fountain" at the Tall Wall Space, University of La Verne from February 17 – December 18, 2009.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03 had a solo show called Dissuading Passage at Open Gallery Los Angeles from March 28- April 25, 2009.

Graduate fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL will show his work in “Pictures of Words”, curated by David Pagel at Galerie Schmidt Maczollen In Cologne, Germany in April and May 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in a one-person exhibition called "Laundry" at the Numismatic Museum of Athens in Greece from May 19 to June 21, 2009.

Graduate Fine Arts held their MFA OPEN STUDIOS on Sunday April 5, 2009, 2-5 pm.

The Hole-in-the-Wall Gallery in the Graduate Fine Arts Studios guest-curated by Alum Alex Kroll '08 featured the work of grad ANA RODRIGUEZ  for March and April 2009.

Alum ADAM MARS '07 will be showing his installation, Deep Fried Tabloids, at Trashpretty in Laguna Beach from April 2 - May 2, 2009.

Alum SUSAN HOROWITZ '01 curated the exhibition M U S I C  M A P  -  THE FIFTH AT HILL by LARRY ZEMPEL /cartifact.com  for Phantom Galleries LA at Title/Guarantee Art Space on Hill St @ 411 W. 5th St. The exhibition ran from March 23 to April 24, 2009.

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 was in a one-day group show on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 3616 West Washington Blvd. The show was open by appointment for one week.

Grads BRIAN MARRIER, and ANTHONY CARFELLO, alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 and visiting Otis/Sandberg exchange residency fellow RENEE VAN TRIER took part in INAUGURAL EXHIBITION curated by alum SOJUNG KWON '08 in room G3 of Angels Gate Cultural Center from April 11 to April 30, 2009.  The exhibition was reviewed in the District Weekly on April 15, 2009. thedistrictweekly.com

Grads KRISTEN FOSTER and AMANDA KELLER KONYA had their MFA exhibition in the Bolsky Gallery from April 17to  May 3, 2009.

Alum ERIC BENE took part in Inadvertent Rapture at Fluxco Gallery in Los Angeles from April 18 to May 9, 2009.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 has set up the art space Short House in Berlin. It is a member of Kolonie Wedding. www.koloniewedding.de...

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 wil be part of the exhibition "Interactions" at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena from May 3 – June 14, 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '08 took part in the exhibition "You make me laugh" at S1F Gallery, from May 2-May 30 2009 with her work "Flying White Cube."  WWW.S1FGALLERY.NET