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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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Lincoln Tobier

Lincoln Tobier
Senior Lecturer
Bio/Affiliation: 

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design.  

Exhibited at Venice Biennale; LACMA, MOCA, USC Roski School of the Arts, MAK Center at the Schindler House, LACE, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles; Santa Monica Museum of Art and sixteen:one in Santa Monica; UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside; UCI University Art Gallery, Irvine; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; Pat Hearn Gallery, Martos Gallery, Cooper Union, American Fine Arts Co. in New York; Galerie Maisonneuve and Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris; Kunstverein Elsterpark, Leipzig; Royal College of Art, London; Centre d Art Bastille a Grenoble; Galleria d Arte Moderna, Bologna; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; and Gallery Side 2, Tokyo.

Reviews in Artforum, Vanity Fair, Public Culture, Art & Antiques, Flash Art, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, and New Art Examiner.

Recipient of a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship. 

Work in the collections of MOCA/LA and the Hammer Museum.