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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.

  • 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 Public Practice

Alumna Jamie Crooke

Jamie Crooke Work
Graduate Public Practice

Jamie Crooke

 

Alternative Curatorial Practices

Please join us for our annual Alternative Curatorial Practices panel presented as part of the MFA Public Practice Field Methods course. RSVP

Presentations by:
Micol Hebron
Bettina Korek
Lucia Sanroman
Pilar Tompkins Rivas
and Special Guests

Drawing Lessons with Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy and faculty member Andrea Bowers gained attention with their latest project, "Drawing Lessons," hosted at the Drawing Center in N.Y. for a week in March 2014. Andrea Bowers taught Suzanne Lacy how to draw while the two discussed feminisim across different generations. During the week-long project, they lived in tents in the gallery.

Class of 2014 Annual Exhibition

View work by the Class of 2014, the next generation of artists and designers.

Open to the public 10 am–9 pm.
Enjoy the art sale, campus tours, and continuing education open house, 1-3 pm
See a special fashion show of student designs, 7:45 pm

 

Exhibition continues on Sunday, 10 am-2pm.

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2 of 3 SPArt awards

Alumna Christina Sanchez (MFA Graduate Public Practice '12) and senior lecturer in Sculpture/New Genres Dorit Cypis are two of three winners of the inaugural grants in social practice awarded by SPArt, a new organization that supports works aimed at creating social change in the Los Angeles region. Each of three artists was awarded $10,000 toward the realization of a project that involves cooperation with communities and addresses or responds to current social issues and conditions.

Graduate Open Studios

Visit artists' studios in Culver City at the annual open house from 2-5 pm.

See work by MFA students in fine arts and public practice: Victor Albarracin, Kristy Baltezore,

Bryan Bankston, Lili Bernard, Claudia Borgna, Estephany Campos, Sean Cully, Andrew K. Currey,

Janet E. Dandridge, Jamie Grace Dabis, David Del Francia, Daniel French, Noé Gaytån, Marcela Gottardo,

Nicola Goode, Nathan Bulick, Tonya Ingram, Marissa Johnen, Tracee Johnson, Soo Yun Jun, Dahee (Angie) Kim,

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