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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Graduate Fine Arts

Alumna Zeal Harris Begins Residency at Santa Monica's Camera Obscura

Artist Zeal Harris ('07 MFA Painting) -- whose work tackles "diffuclt realities" in a colorful style -- began her stint as the Camera Obscura Art Lab's new Studio Artist-in-Residence in Santa Monica this month, City officials said.

During her tenure, which ends November 12, Harris will explore "the impact of police violence on interpersonal relationships" in a series of workshops and narrative paintings she plans to create, organizers said.

Green Circle

"Join us for the New opening of Metamorphosis to Catharsis II; "GREEN CIRCLE"." 

Sunday.July.24 (6-9 P) Otis College of Art and Design - Back Gallery Space (10445 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232)

Curator: Shirin Bolourchi 
Artists; Marjam Oskoui, Jeff Knowlton, Elizabeth Medina, Zachary Roach, Delbar Shahbaz, Heejung Choi, Atia Shafee, Stephen Anderson, Foroozan Shirghanii, Shirin Bolourchi
Poster: Pouya Jahanshahi

MFA Exhibition - Now What?

Graduate Fine Arts presents

Now What?

Class of 2016 Final MFA Exhibition  

 

Family and Friends Night Celebration: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Meena Nanji

Of Indian heritage and born in Kenya, Meena Nanji is a film/video maker who has produced, written and directed award-winning documentaries, experimental videos and narrative fiction shorts. She has been a juror for many grant-giving organizations, and has contributed as a curator, panelist and writer for film/video events around the world. Her work has been recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, among others. She is a founding member of GlobalGirl Media, a non-profit media training organisation for young women.

MFA Thesis Exhibition - Rear Window

Rear Window

Kristin Moore
Thesis Exhibition
Feb 16th-19th, 2016

Reception:

Thursday, Feb 18th, 6-9PM

Bolsky Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Whitney Bedford

Bedford received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennale and received a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin in 1999. She has had solo exhibitions at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; Cherrydelosreyes Gallery, Los Angeles; D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York; Art Concept, Paris, and Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Whitney Bedford is represented by Susanne Vielmetter and Weiss Berlin.
 

Catalogue: short films by Dana Berman Duff

Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

Alumnus Matt Carter Selected As an Artist to Watch

Alumnus and Graduate Fine Arts Dept. Asst. Matthew Carter ('10 MFA) has been selected by goop.com as a young artist to watch.

Carter's current solo show at Luis de Jesus in Culver City closes on October 17.

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Rebecca Morris

Rebecca Morris paints challenging large-scale abstractions. Known for writing “Abstraction never left, motherfuckers” in a 2004 painting manifesto when abstraction was out of favor in the art world, Morris has developed an unconventional, post-Bauhaus visual language that suggests new directions for abstract painting. Her canvases teem with unusual, seemingly disconnected shapes, each rendered in a different technique and floating freely through space.

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