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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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Graduate Fine Arts

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture: Fritz Haeg

Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia ('07 MFA) Solo Exhibition at Vincent Price Art Museum

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia ('07 MFA) will have a solo exhibiton, Mis Papeles at the Vincent Price Art Museum. The exhibition will run from January 24, 2015 - April 18, 2015. 

Academic Excellence: Alec Egan

What's Next?
I had a show in Amsterdam, which was a really amazing experience, and have several shows coming up in L.A.

 

Hometown?
Los Angeles
 

Why Otis?

Taylor Tschider ('11 MFA) Solo Exhibition at 2A Gallery

In 2013, Taylor Tschider ('11 MFA) had a solo exhibition, I Think We're Alone Now at 2A Gallery in Los Angeles CA.

Alex Kroll ('08 MFA) Solo Exhibition Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Alex Kroll ('08 MFA) had a solo exhibition, The Sky on the Floor at Fredric Snitzer in Miami FL. The exhibition ran April 10 to May 10, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Alums Featured in seeMag, issue 2

Graduate Fine Arts Alum, Shiva Aliabadi ('13 MFA) and Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia ('07 MFA) were featured in seeMag, issue 2

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