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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.


October 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Alum JOE SOLA'S '99 exhibition "Portraits: An Exhibition Inside Tif Sigfrids'Ear" (Oct. 12-Nov. 9) at Tif Sigfrids gallery was reviewed in Art in America by Maxwell Williams on October 2, 2013. The exhibition was reviewed in the LATimes by Leah Ollman on October 25, 2013

Alums MERRILYN DUZY '88 and NICHOLAS FEDAK II '88 have work included in Visual Evidence at the Seaver Art Gallery in LA from Oct 21-Nov 15 2013. Curated by Nicholas Fedak.

Alums ALEC EGAN '13, MATT LIFSON '12 and JACOB MELCHI '03 are showing work in the California Heritage Museum exhibition Five New Artists -On the Map curated by Guy Dill from October 26 2013 to February 23, 2014.

Alum MOLLY COREY '01 is in A Little Joy of a Bungalow from October 16,
2013 to January 5, 2014 at the Schindler House in West Hollywood.

Alum MATT LIFSON '12 has his first one-person exhibition of new work at Angles Gallery from November 2 to December 21 2013.

Alum TAYLOR TSCHIDER '11 has a solo exhibition of new sculpture and photography,I Think We¹re Alone Now at 2A Gallery  from October 19 to ­ December 8, 2013.

Alum ALEX DONIS '94 will be part of the 2nd annual Los Angeles SUR Biennial Exhibit at Torrance Art Museum from October 26th to November 9, 2013.

Alum ALEC EGAN '13 is in the group exhibition NEW WORK at Western Projects:
from November 2 to December 21, 2013

French exchange artists DOMINIQUE GILLIOT and SABRINA SOYER, sponsored by FLARE, arrived on October 1 to spend two months as residents in GFA.

Alum MATTHEW CARTER '10 showed Napoleon Crystal Meth at the Proxy Gallery in culver city from October 10 to October 31, 2013.

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL showed New Work in a one-person exhibition at James Harris Gallery in Seattle from October 17 to November 27, 2013.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed work in the group exhibition Margin Release Right curated by Kio Griffith at West LA College Gallery from October 17 to November 7, 2013.