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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.



The Dieline Features Communication Arts Alumna Erica Gibson

“The best part about this job is trying all the pastries,” jokes Erica Gibson with a grin. While the Art Director of Bottega Louie says this in jest, she does openly admit her delight in getting to sample the foods and pastries from time to time. This perk alone is enough to make any foodie envious, and as I sit in the restaurant consuming a heavenly stack of lemon ricotta pancakes at breakfast with Gibson and the rest of The Dieline team, I, too, can only imagine how wonderful it would be to work there.

Crave Profiles Fine Arts Alumnus Tofer Chin

Tofer Chin: Inspirations, Angulations, and Egg Men

By Alicia Eler

One of artist Tofer Chin’s favorite art memories involves passing notes under a glass door at the Hammer Museum with Barry McGee.

Faculty and Alumna Workshops at the Hammer Museum's Family Day

Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Michele Jaquis, Fine Arts faculty member Siri Kaur, and Fine Arts alumna Marissa Magdelena ('08) will be facilitating workshops at the Hammer Museum’s Family Day: Community Studio on Saturday September 12, 11am – 3pm.
Ongoing: Discover the artistic possibilities of chance in Siri Kaur’s hands-on art workshop.

Fine Arts Alumni and Faculty in "Colored Girls" Exhibit

Otis Fine Arts Faculty Member Holly Tempo along with Otis alumni Zeal Harris (MFA ’07) and Lili Bernard (MFA ’14) are exhibiting their work in “Colored Girls.” This group exhibit will open as a two-day pop-up gallery at Autonomie Projects.  Featured will be Los Angeles-based artists of the African, Asian, and Latin diasporas.

Documentary on Alum Tyrus Wong Premieres at Telluride Film Festival

Tyrus is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life, and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey — from his birthplace of Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of LA’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. At a 104, Tyrus continues to live the life of an artist.

Fine Arts Faculty and Alumni in Paperworks at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

Fine Arts Faculty and Photography Program Director Soo Kim and Grad Fine Arts alumni Lorenzo Hurtado (’07 MFA) and Chris Oatey (’06 MFA) will exhibit their work in Paperworks at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

Otis NYC Alumni and Friends Reception

Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 pm

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

Communication Arts Alumnus Khoi Vinh Heads To Adobe To Build Creative Tools

By Mark Wilson
Khoi Vinh, perhaps best known as the former design director of NYTimes.com, and who more recently launched the mobile news app Wildcard, is heading to Adobe to develop new products.
From his blog:

Alumnus Timothy Tompkins

Tompkins is a native of Long Beach who received his BFA from Otis in 2003 (Painting) and currently works in Los Alamitos, California.

He typically explores the mundane, often altering digital photographs through a series of processes. Tomkins’ 2007 series at the Susanne Vielmetter Gallery depicted contemporary surplus seasonal merchandise (including tags) carefully arranged, photographed and then painted.

Alumni Danny Phillips and Kim Karlsrud

Phillips ('08 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors) and Karlsrud ('07 Product Design) met when they were students, and started their Greenaid project, Guerrilla Gardening, shortly after graduating. “Johnny Appleseeds for the 21st Century” is how Fast Company described their seed bomb project, a grass roots campaign to raise public awareness as well as reveal and remedy issues of spatial inequity.