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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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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

https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/

Videos

Coming soon!

Artists

Charles Arnoldi
Website | Video

Natalie Arnoldi
Website

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
Website

Tom Knechtel
Website | Video Interview | Video

Lies Kraal
ArtScene | Colección Jumex | Video

Rachel Lachowicz
Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Lauren Marsolier
Website

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

Phranc
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
Website

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)
Website

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
Website

Suzan Woodruff
Website

Jody Zellen
Mobile Art | Website | Portfolio | Video

 

Press Coverage

Coming soon!