Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

April 12 – July 27, 2014

Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad featured the work of 31 contemporary artists whose studios were located within the borders of the I-405, 110, 10, and 105 freeways in Los Angeles. 

Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad featured the work of 31 contemporary artists whose studios were located within the borders of the I-405, 110, 10, and 105 freeways in Los Angeles. Over a six-month period the curators visited nearly 100 artists working (and often living) in the designated area and documented each visit for the project blog, which also includes documentation of the studio visits conducted in preparation for Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 produced in 2013. Freeway Studies was 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.

 

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Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

Inside the Quad

Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad  |  April 12 — July 27, 2014

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 #2: Inside the Quad features the work of 31 contemporary artists whose studios are located within the borders of the I-405, 110, 10, and 105 freeways in Los Angeles. Over a six-month period Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson visited nearly 100 artists working (and often living) in the designated area and each visit is documented on the project blog.

Information on Artists in the Exhibition
Anna Ayeroff  |  http://www.annaayeroff.com/  http://www.thetappancollective.com/anna-ayeroff.html Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQdbMJzuAZQ  Press  http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/interview-with-anna-ayeroff/2233  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/anna-ayeroff-culver-city/
Juan Capistran  |  http://softestbulletevershot.com/  Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf_98RZgZ98  Press  http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2014-02-14/juan-capistran/   http://artforum.com/picks/section=us  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/juan-capistran-baldwin-hills/
Miri Chais  |  http://www.mirichais.com/  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KdHvH5cGVM  Press  http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/miri-chais-los-angeles.html 
Brian Chambers  |  http://www.art.ucla.edu/gallery/2010-11/Senior2011.html  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/?s=brian+chambers 
Renée A. Fox  |  http://www.reneeafox.com/  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6T95tzWKmI  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH7eAcnsPic  Press http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/travel/arts-bloom-in-inglewood-calif.html?emc=eta1&_r=4&
Eben Goff  |  http://ebengoff.net/  Press  http://www.dianerosenstein.com/exhibitions/information/eben-goff-new-sculpture/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/eben-goff-west-adams/
Todd Gray  |  http://www.toddgrayart.com/  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yfaxjhLdk8  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA2cavuTu8M  Press  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/08/todd-gray-and-kyungmi-shin-at-seeline-gallery.html  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/todd-gray-kyungmi-shin/
Nancy Jo Haselbacher  |  http://www.indeliblepress.com/  Video  http://vimeo.com/73584485   Press  http://aboutus.aju.edu/Default.aspx?id=3282  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/nancy-jo-haselbacher-culver-c...
Kathryn Jacobi  |  http://www.kathrynjacobi.com/  Video  http://vimeo.com/15407564  Press  http://mahvashmossaed.com/lifestyle/2013/07/20/exhibition-demossa-gallery-presents-kathryn-jacobis-organic-fractiles-july-21-october-20/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/inside-the-quad/kathrynjacobiwestad...
Annetta Kapon  |  http://www.annettakapon.com/Annetta_Kapon/Annetta_Kapon.html  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfP_vPy6Ilg  https://vimeo.com/57883037  Press  http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/annetta_kapon/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/annettakaponculvercity/
Farrah Karapetian  |  http://www.farrahkarapetian.com/home.html  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmVRj8Ducw  Press  http://www.artillerymag.com/farrah-karapetian/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/farrah-karapetian-baldwin-hills/
Soo Kim  |  https://artsy.net/artist/soo-kim  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVCsqhnzNkc  Press  http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/15/entertainment/la-et-cm-art-revie... Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/soo-kim/
Kohl King  |  http://kohlking.com/home.html  Press  http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/294482-the-pussycat-challenge  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/kohl-king-baldwin-hills/
Noel Korten  |  Press  http://www.metro.net/about/art/artworks/reunion/  Studio Visit  https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/noel-korten-baldwin-hills/
Mara De Luca  |  www.maradeluca.com  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTv8sdUIwtg  Press  http://www.maradeluca.com/pages/press.html  Studio Visit  https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/mara-de-luca-baldwin-hills/
Hazel Mandujano  |  http://hazelstuff.tumblr.com/   Press  http://grayareaprint.com/BANQUET-OF-THE-BLACK-JACKAL
Michael Massenburg  |  http://www.michaelmassenburg.com/#/home?i=351  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntebLQvnvI  Press  http://thesource.metro.net/2012/06/14/art-for-the-expo-line-all-in-a-day-by-michael-massenburg/  Studio Visit  https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/michaelmassenburginglewood/
Marina Moevs  |  http://www.marinamoevs.com/  Press  http://www.artltdmag.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1268178531&arch... Studio Visit  https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/marina-moevs-west-adams/
Warren Neidich  |  http://www.warrenneidich.com/   Video  http://vimeo.com/49965895  Press  http://www.lightwork.org/archive/warren-neidich/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/inside-the-quad/warren-neidich/
Numa Perrier  |  http://numaperrier.com/  Press  http://artvoicesmagazine.com/2013/09/numa-perrier/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/numa-perrier-leimert-park/
Pam Posey  |  http://www.pamposey.com/  Press  http://smdp.com/my-eyes-adore-you/116752?doing_wp_cron=1361990191.6350269317626953125000  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/inside-the-quad/pam-posey-palms/
Mei Xian Qiu  |  http://meixianqiu.com/  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMFgop9kgzM  Press  http://www.aptglobal.org/en/About/PressRoom/Article/40973
Christina Sanchez and Cayetano Juarez  |  http://www.sanchezjuarezstudio.com/  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6PsxGQG7M8  Press  http://slanguagestudio.com/tag/christina-sanchez/  Studio Visit  https://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/christina-sanchez-and-cayeta...
Christopher Kent Schumaker  |  http://christopherkentschumaker.com/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/christopher-kent-schumaker/
Luis Serrano  |  http://www.luisserrano.us/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/luis-serrano-baldwin-hills/
Kyungmi Shin  |  http://www.kyungmishin.com/  Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXNOHc-Fq50ideo  Press  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/08/todd-gray-and-kyungmi-shin-at-seeline-gallery.html Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/todd-gray-kyungmi-shin/ 
Lisa C. Soto  |  http://www.lisacsoto.com/  http://momaps1.org/studio-visit/artist/lisa-c-soto  Video  http://vimeo.com/64359531  Press  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-scarborough/mapping-in-a-major-and-m...
Christopher Warner  |  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/christopher-warner-inglewood/
Dana Weiser  |  http://www.danaweiser.com/  Press  http://www.minnpost.com/max-about-town/2011/10/adoption-and-identity-dan... http://www.koreanbeacon.com/2011/09/30/artist-dana-weiser-exposes-curren... Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/dana-weiser-culver-city/
Joe Wolek  |  http://www.joewolekprojects.com/  http://www.joewolek.com/  Studio Visit  http://blogs.otis.edu/freewaystudies/posts/joe-wolek-west-adams2/