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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.


    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
  • 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 October 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter October 2012

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

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 participated in CRITOLOGY, a group exhibition by artists who write, curated by Ron Laboray at the Pacific Design Center October 13 – November 15, 2012

Elephant Art Space is pleased to present Magic Johnson Smile, a solo exhibition of new works by alum JESSE BENSON ‘03. October 5th-26th, 2012.

Alum TUCKER NEEL’S ‘07 323 Projects has been named "Best Telephone-Only Art Gallery" by the LA Weekly in its Best Of 2012 Issue.

ZEAL HARRIS ’07 is exhibited her work on Saturday, October 13th from 7 - 10pm in a group art reception in the Highland Park Neighborhood of Los Angeles at Avenue 50 Art Gallery.

Grad Faculty JUDIE BAMBER and alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ‘03 exhibited work in Facing the Sublime in Water, CA at Armory Center for the Arts, Caldwell Gallery, October 7, 2012- January 13, 2013.

Alum, ZEAL HARRIS ’07 is showing her paintings in the 31st Annual Black Doll Show: The Politics of Imagery. It's curated by Miriam Fergerson and it opens this Saturday, December 10th through January 28, 2013 at the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles.

Grad Faculty JOHN KNIGHT’S work is one of the new acquisitions on display at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum’s which just opened after being closed for 8 years.

Alum ALEX KROLL ‘08 showed new works in a three person exhibition Drown Me In Pictures at Latned Atsar in Culver City from October 20 to November 16th Curated by: Nathan Danilowicz.

Alum MELISE MESTAYER ‘10 Showed her work in Reef Cycle at Angels Gate Cultural Center from October 28-January 4, 2013.

Alum JESSE BENSON ‘03( Magic Johnson Smile) and TOM NORRIS (Vinyl Potluck) showed their projects at Elephant Gallery from October 5th-26th, 2012.

Alum WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04 had a one-person exhibition Traces of Spaces at CB1 Gallery from October 13 to November 11, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL and alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ‘10 showed their work in Split|Realities at Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University Oct. 13 – Nov. 17, 2012. Curated by Foundation Chair Katie Phillips.

Alum MIKE ROGERS ‘96 has a solo exhibition HERR UND FRAU at Parker’s Box in Brooklyn September 14th - October 21st, 2012.

Grad Faculty KORI NEWKIRK’S work was included in Blues for Smoke at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from October 21 to January 7, 2013.

ROY DOWELL, Chair and RENEE PETROPOULOS Full Time Faculty, currently have work in Translations at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery through December 13, 2012.

Grad Faculty JOHN KNIGHT showed his work in the Cabinet Gallery at the Frieze London Art Fair October 11-14. 2012.

Grad Faculty and Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON is part of the exhibition Housework, Gender and Subjectivity: Cultures of Domesticity curated by Molly Hankwitz at the Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California from Oct 29 through Nov 17 2012. Curators and artists panel at the Art History Lecture Hall on October 29, 2012.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 is showing her work in Go Tell It On The Mountain at the California African American Museum from October 28 to April 7, 2013.

Alum WENDY GIVEN ‘02 published an edition of Orb of Gold, 2012, from her series, In the Land of Pioneer to benefit: The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) in Portland, Oregon.

ROY DOWELL, Chair, and Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and KORI NEWKIRK participated in Light my way, Stranger, an exhibition and auction of lamps designed by artists, architects and designers to benefit the MAK Center, Los Angeles, November 2, 2012

DUSTIN ERICKSEN ‘99 had a solo exhibition at Rachmaninoff's Smith/Arnatt in London, Britain, from 14 October 2012 to 24 November 2012