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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 November and December 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2006

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



Grad SO JUNG KWON was invited to present a New Media performance work at the First Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media'caat the University of Reno, Nevada from November 9 to December 15, 2006.


Kuratorisk Aktion (alum TONE NIELSEN)  and NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, have launched  the Rethinking Nordic Colonialism documentation on DVD and Website. Both document the rich body of aesthetic and theoretical reflections generated during the exhibition project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, which took place in Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Finnish Sopmi earlier this year.


Grad NATALIE HENDERSON-ALTON and four other artists involved with organizing last summer's Super/Sonic exhibitions wrote an article-interview for'caNY-Arts Magazine, Nov. Dec. 2006. 


The group exhibition Alternate Routes at Sam Francis'caGallery at Crossroads School that includes the work of alum ERIC MEDINE was reviewed by Peter Frank in LA WEEKLY's Pick of the Week Nov. 10-16, 2006.


Grad TAMI DEMAREE'S one person show was the Artforum critic pick "http://www.artforum.com/.../section=la#picks12070


Graduate faculty ROY DOWELL is in an exhibition at the Palmer Museum in Pennsylvania called Couples' Discourse, currently on view.  He is also finishing his work for MetroLink station in Canoga Park scheduled for completion December 15, 2006.


Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON was awarded a four-month artist residency (Jan-April 2007) and one-person show at CAMAC, Marnay Sur Seine, an art center near Paris, in France.


Grad MICHI COLACCICO'S work will be included in the group exhibition "ACCESS: A Feminist Perspective" at Rhonda Schaller Studio in Chelsea, NYC, from JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 10, 2007.


The work of alum CHRIS OATEY will be shown in a three person show at See Line Gallery in Santa Monica from December 16 to January 27, 2007.


Alum JESSE BENSON is in a two person exhibition at Wolf Suite Gallery in New Haven Connecticut from  December 14 to January 7, 2007.


Alums ANNIE BUCKLEY and MARY YOUNAKOF are in It Figures, curated by Christina Newhouse, at the Torrance Art Museum from January 13 to March 10, 2007.