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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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Faculty Exhibition

O.R. Gallery Exhibition - Social Fabric

Social Fabric

March 5, 2015 to April 10, 2015

An exhibition of works that use fabric, arising out of an accidental personal collection. 

Renee Petropoulos, Helen Cahng , Miyoshi Barosh,  Annetta Kapon, Michelle Wiener, Allison Peck, Linda Hudson.

Opening reception for the artists:

Thursday March 26, 2015, 6-8 pm.

Scng Faculty in Wunderkammer

Sculpture New Genres faculty Joshua Callaghan and Chris Wilder will be included in the group exhibition Wunderkammer at Pitzer College's Nichols Gallery.

Carole Caroompas in WP Anniversary Show

Faculty Carole Caroompas will exhibit work as part of Western Project's 11th Year Anniversary Exhibition marking 11 years of programming. The show will open with a reception on December 6, 6-8 pm and will run through December 23, 2014.  Gallery artists as well as some special guests will be included. 

Siri Kaur face

Faculty Siri Kaur's solo exhibition This Kind of Face is up at Cohen Gallery through December 23, 2014.  The photographic works on view are part of a celebrity impersonator series the artist has worked on since 2006.  The exhibition was reviewed in the November 26 issue of The New Yorker:  Seeing Double.

Carole Caroompas in Love Song

Fine Arts Faculty Carole Caroompas is included in the exhibition Love Song, a project initiated by composer Serge Verstockt. Each year, TIME CANVAS is presented in Antwerp, Belgium; and for the past decade has been a unique mix of performance, installation art and music, which is intended to bridge visual and auditory perception.

Barak Zemer @ LTD

Fine Arts faculty Barak Zemer's solo exhibition Cold Feet, Sweaty Hands will open at LTD Los Angeles on Friday, October 17, 7-10 pm.  The show will run through November 18.

FACULTY & ALUMNI SHOW @ ONTARIO AIRPORT

Out of Thin Air, curated by Otis alumna Ginger Van Hook, “reflects upon the cultivation of… fine arts in Southern California where the illustrious sunshine creates a unique ambiance and glow in which to paint, plein-air or in-studio, with traditional oils, wood carvings or emerging digital and analogue photography as well as film technologies…”

Siri Kaur

Faculty Siri Kaur 's work is included in Staking Claim: A California Invitational, at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego through January 24, 2014.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 18, 7-9 pm.