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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Jun 05, 2015
Alumni, College
Last weekend Otis College of Art and Design exhibited selected work of students from the departments of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors and Product Design at the Dwell on Design show. Product Design... More
Jun 05, 2015
Faculty
The Television Academy today announced 156 nominations in 46 categories for the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. Digital Media faculty member Kate Johnson has been nominated for the category of... More
Jun 03, 2015
Faculty
Jacob Lewis Gallery’s upcoming group exhibition Between Two Worlds features work by Michael Bevilacqua, Matthew Ronay, Dean Sameshima, and Otis faculty member Dani Tull. The exhibition... More
Jun 02, 2015
Alumni
Public Practice alumni Carol Zou, Mario Mesquita, and Nathalie Sanchez have been named Creative Community Fellows. Awarded by National Arts Strategies, the Creative Community Fellows program provides... More
Jun 02, 2015
Alumni
Ed Ruscha, China Chow, and Janelle Monae Party Up a Storm at MOCA Gala 2015 Honoring John Baldessari By Janelle Zara   “The end of boring art, the pelicans in the desert… Carrots... More
Jun 01, 2015
Faculty
A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School By Kelly Vencill Sanchez Architect Welton Becket left an indelible mark on postwar Los Angeles, designing spaces like the... More

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