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  • 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.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • 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
  • 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.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • 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


Curricular Connections: This Side of the 405

Freeway Studies 1: This Side of the 405

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405
April 13 — June 1, 2013

Freeway Studies is a multi-year, contemporary art-focused curatorial project organized by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, with the assistance of Jeseca Dawson, 2012-2014 Curatorial Fellow, at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, funded in part by Otis’ Board of Governors, features artwork by: Charles Arnoldi, Natalie Arnoldi, Alex Becerra, Larry Bell, Karen Carson, Greg Colson, Meg Cranston, Tony de los Reyes, Mark X. Farina, Steve Galloway, Joe Goode, Scott Grieger, Deborah Hede, Jeremy Kidd, Tom Knechtel, Lies Kraal, Rachel Lachowicz, Lauren Marsolier, Renée Petropoulos, Phranc, Vincent Ramos, Lucas Reiner, Sandy Rodriguez, Liza Ryan, Kim Schoenstadt, Kiki Seror, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith, Jim Starrett, Jon Swihart, Paige Tighe, Shirley Tse, Sam Watters, Chris Wilder, Pontus Willfors, Suzan Woodruff, and Jody Zellen.

Project Blog



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Charles Arnoldi
Website | Video

Natalie Arnoldi

Alex Becerra
Tumblr | Pacific Standard Time | Video

Larry Bell
Website | Video | Video Interview

Karen Carson
Rosamund Felsen Gallery | Video Interview |

Greg Colson
Website | Video 1 | Video 2

Meg Cranston (Faculty)
Y8 Gallery | Hammer Museum | Video Interview (Otis)

Tony de los Reyes
Website | Video Lecture

Mark X. Farina
Website | Video Lecture

Steve Galloway
Rose Gallery | Video Interview

Joe Goode
Website | Video Lecture

Scott Grieger (Faculty)
Website | Video Interview (Otis)

Deborah Hede
Commonwealth & Council | The Drawing Center

Jeremy Kidd

Tom Knechtel
Website | Video Interview | Video

Lies Kraal
ArtScene | Colección Jumex | Video

Rachel Lachowicz
Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Lauren Marsolier

Renée Petropoulos (Faculty)
Rosamund Felsen Gallery | YouTube Channel | Video Lecture (Otis)

Craig Krull Gallery | Blog | Woman’s Building Video (Otis)

Vincent Ramos (’02)
CCF Fellowship

Lucas Reiner (’85)
Website | Video

Sandy Rodriguez
Website | Plaza de la Raza

Liza Ryan
Website | Video

Kim Schoenstadt

Kiki Seror
Website | YouTube Channel

Alexis Smith (Faculty)
Interview | Margo Leavin Gallery | Video Interview

Barbara T. Smith
Performance Guide | I Can: Requiem for I Can’t | Wikipedia | Video Interview (Otis)

Jim Starrett (Faculty)

Jon Swihart
Lora Schlesinger Gallery | Video

Paige Tighe (’10)
Website | Portfolio (Otis) | Walk With Me | Video

Shirley Tse
Shoshana Wayne Gallery | Website | Video

Sam Watters (’02)
Website | Video Lecture

Chris Wilder (Faculty)
ArtSlant | Video

Pontus Willfors

Suzan Woodruff

Jody Zellen
Mobile Art | Website | Portfolio | Video


Press Coverage

Coming soon!