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  • Otis Radio Olympics

    May 03| Special Event

    Otis Radio students Bree Miller, Natasha Carovska and Rania Ann Zahir present Otis Radio Olympics.

    Play Games and Win Prizes!

    Come join them outside to relieve your stress from finals by playing Musical Chairs, Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, and other beloved childhood games.  Or listen to the live broadcast on 96.1FM.

  • Graduate Public Practice 
    2016 MFA Degree Presentations

    Henderson Blumer
    Jeanette Degollado
    Margarethe Drexel
    Tonya Ingram
    Jenny Kane
    Shefali Mistry
    Beth Ann Morrison
    Catherine SCOTI Scott


    Tuesday May 3, 7 – 9:00 p.m. 

    Shefali Mistry leads Michelada Think Tank event on artists of color

  • For decades, the Los Angeles–based artist Lita Albuquerque has blurred distinctions between Land art and Light and Space on increasingly grander scales, whether it be building installations surrounding the pyramids in Egypt or placing sculptures across Antarctica to mirror the formation of the stars. Her cosmic explorations continue with two new bodies of work that are currently being shown at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood, from January 9 through February 27, 2016, and at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art, from January 26 through April 10, 2016.

  • Karaoke Kart

    May 05| Special Event

    Otis Radio students, Caroline Dillon, Ibrahim Ghulam and Forouzan Safari, present The Karaoke Kart! Join them for a sing-a-long on the 4th floor of Ahmanson, or listen to the live radio broadcast in the Cafe (or on 96.1 FM).

  • Otis Fine Arts presents For The Time Being, the 2016 BFA Senior Exhibition. The show will run May 9-15 with a public reception on Saturday, May 14, 6-9 pm.


Current Newsletter

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY Gallery hosted an exhibition by CANDACE HICKS Rooms by the Sea FROM MARCH 1 TO MARCH 31, 2016.

Grad AMANDA BENEFIEL has her MFA thesis exhibition Everything You Ever Wanted and More March 2nd through 10th, 2016 in the Bolsky Gallery 

Grad ZAC ROACH had his MFA thesis exhibition SAMSARA in the Bolsky Gallery from February 21 - 26, 2016

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ‘03 had one show in three venues: Kunsthalle Mannheim, at Mannheimer Kunstverein, and Atelier Schwab February 2 to March 28.  

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘14has a solo installation Abshar: Cascade at the Fine Art Complex 1101, run by curator Grant Vetter, in Tempe, AZ February 27 to March 26, 2016.

DOODLES AND CANOODLES was a pop-up exhibition including the work of GFA faculty RENÉE PETROPOULOS, and grads KIARA ALVARADO, IRENE FLATLEY and EMILY THORPE on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the The Elysian in Los Angeles. 

Grad PP Student MARK X FARINA is featured in the current Los Angeles Gabba gallery exhibit “Curate This “ Feb 6 until Feb 28. Mark is also included in the City of Brea Gallery, MFA Biennial, Jan 23 thru March 11.

GFA Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS is in the exhibition UP-ISH organized by Marcus Herse at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University from February 1 - March 11, 2016.

Grad KRISTIN MOORE had her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Rear Window at Bolsky Gallery from February 16-19, 2016.

Alum REGINA HEROD ’13 was in a group exhibition Curated by Molly Barnes, Doug Blechner and Pamela Smith Hudsonat at THE WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE GALLERY from February 8 - March 24.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ’14 lectured on his work at Washington State University on February 4, 2016. 

Alum COLEEN STERRITT ’79 has a Solo show Coleen Sterritt: Selected Works: 2010-2016 at Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Feb. 13 - April 17, 2016.  STERRITT is also included in Urbanature at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, curated by Constance Mallinson from Feb. 23 - May 8, 2016.

Asst. Chair ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY Gallery hosted the exhibition by CINDY BERNARD Eden Annual No. 4, 1960, (Proxy version) from the series Your Personal View of (Social) Nudism, 2016 from February 1-29, 2016.

GFA faculty JUDIE BAMBER’S work is part of Sculpture From the Hammer Contemporary Collection at The Hammer Museum from January 23 to May 22, 2106.

GFA faculty JOHN KNIGHT will have a one-person exhibition in the REDCAT Gallery from April 9 to June 12, 2016.

GFA faculty KORI NEWKIRK had a one-person exhibition at Roberts & Tilton from January 9 - February 6, 2016.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and Alum CARLA DANES participated in Inside/Out 1 at Emeritus Gallery in Santa Monica from January 14 - March 2, 2016.

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition New Works at James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA from February 18 to April 2, 2016.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 had a one-person exhibition Snowmelt Paintings and Drawings at CB1 gallery from January 9 to February 20, 2016. His exhibition was reviewed in the LATimes by Christopher Knight on February 1, 2016.

Alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03 work is part of Customizing Language at LACE, January 6 - February 14, 2016.

Alum CARLA DANES '02, LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03, STEVEN BANKHEAD ’01 and ED GOMEZ '03 work are included in the exhibition Punk Povera at WUHO, Hollywood, from January 13 to February 21, 2016


Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY has work included in “Rosette” curated by Mary Anna Pomonis at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles from JANUARY 9 - FEBRUARY 20, 2016.

Alum CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW '12 is in a group exhibition THIS IS WHAT IS NOT at MiM gallery in Los Angeles from January 16–February 6, 2016.

NATHAN GULICK had a one-person exhibition FINEST CITY at ICE gallery in San Diego from JAN 1 - FEB 20, 2016.

Grads ASHTON ALLEN, OK-YOUNG CHOI, JANET E. DANDRIDGE showed their work in the City of Brea MFA Biennial exhibition at the City of Brea Art Gallery from January 23 to March 11, 2016.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 is part of the group exhibition Skin at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) from February 7 to April 17, 2016. 

GFA Faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN was part of Impromptu at The Box in Los Angeles January 16 - February 13, 2016.

HUMILIATION was the title of the Mid Residency Exhibition of second semester GFA students at the Bolsky Gallery, Feb 2 – 13, 2016 . The exhibition will also feature drawings by graduate professor Judie Bamber, and its curator, professor Benjamin Weissman.

Grad ELIF ERKAN has a one-person exhibition Lotus Eaters at Weiss Berlin from February 4 to March 26, 2016. In collaboration with villa-aurora.org

Alum CARMINE IANNACCONE ’93 was part of Farewell, Eden, at The Sturt Haaga Gallery of Descanso Gardens from Jan. 19 - Apr. 3, 2016.

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition at Tiff Sigfrids Gallery from March 26 to April 30, 2016.

Grad JANET E. DANDRIDGE has a one-night performance Ritual Portals at the Mezzanine at Project Space 2920 Florence Avenue on February 6, 2016. DANDRIDGE also acted in the film Jamaica T. Jones screening at the Pan African Film Festival at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Theater in February 2016.

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