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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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Linda Pollari

Education: 

MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago; BFA (Painting), University of Wisconsin-Superior

Bio/Affiliation: 

Linda Pollari is an Architect and Principal of P XS, an architecture office committed to advancing contemporary design in collaboration with progressive clients. No design solution is predetermined; difficult problems are sought and solved.


 

AWARDS/HONORS: 
  • House of the Month, December, architecturalrecord.com
  • Citation, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Next LA Awards
  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Business Council 34th Los Angeles Architectural Awards
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Design Awards
  • Finalist, San Jose State University Museum of Art and Design Competition
  • Merit Award, AIA-Sunset 2003-2004 Western Home Awards
  • House of the Year Award, Architecture and Metropolitan Home Magazines
PUBLICATIONS:  
  • 1000 x Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun, 2008): 20
  • Architecture and Design: Los Angeles (Fusion Publishing, DAAB Book Series, 2008): 158-162
  • SPACES Issue 21 (UK: April 2008): 3, 87-93
  • architecturalrecord.com, House of the Month (December 2007)  
  • FORM Pioneering Design (September/October 2007): 40
  • archithese (Switzerland: 3.2007): 46-47
  • california HOME+DESIGN (May 2007): 100-101
  • pen 4/1 No. 172, (Japan: 2006): 70-71
  • L.A. WOMEN ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS, Schlebrugge.Editor: 120-121, 159
  • Archidom #8 (57), (Russia: November 2005): 84-88
  • LOS ANGELES architecture & design (teNeues, 2004): 18-19
  • Architectural Digest (September 2004): 150, 153
  • LA Architect (January/February 2004): 31
  • Praxis 5 (2003): 92-93
  • Sunset (August 2003): 98
  • LA Architect (July/August 2003): 29-31
  • Metropolitan Home (July/August 2003): 80
  • Competitions (Summer 2003): 28-29
  • Los Angeles Times (December 22, 2002): E62, “THE YEAR IN REVIEW: A glimmer amid the bleak reality” by Nicolai Ouroussoff
  • Architecture (November 2002): 50-55
  • Los Angeles Times (May 15, 2002): F2
  • Los Angeles Magazine (May 2002): 96-99
  • Design Times (July/August 2001): 54-57
  • Custom Home (April 2001): 5 and 41-43
  • LA Architect (May/June 2000): 12-16