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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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.


December 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 was part of Narrative Space Video Screening in Venice Arts' "Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator" program from November 16 to December 13, 2013

GFA Faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER was in a group show EAST OF ENCINO, NORTH OF MOCA, at Jancar Gallery from Dec 7, 2013 to January 11, 2014.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS is in the group exhibition  B.A.T. (Bon à Tirer | Good to Go) at Offramp Gallery from December 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show video in A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014 curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Milan, Italy, January 27-29, 2014. A Vitual Memorial Jaffa, Israel, will also take place on January 25, 2014.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE '07 participated in A project for RX ART: http://www.rxart.net/store/the-rxart-coloring-book-volume-iv and was reviewed in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/between-the-lines_n_4184245.html ANDRADE is also showed at Aqua Art Miami in December 2013 with Charlie James Gallery.

Alum MATT LIFSON'S '12 exhibition at Angles Gallery was reviewed by Christopher Knight in the LA Times on December 5, 2013.

Visiting FLARE artist DOMINIQUE GILLIOT performed The Laughably Simple Ridiculously Important Event at Human Resources on December 7, 2013.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 has a solo exhibition THE WAY IT SOUNDS at 323 Projects from December 6, 2013 to January 5, 2014. 323 Projects:(323)

Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA has a solo exhibition Ni tanto que queme al santo,ni tanto que no lo alumbre at CB1 Gallery from December 15, 2013 ­ January 26, 2014.The exhibition was reviewed by David Pagel in the LATimes on December 19, 2013.

The Grad Fine Arts Mid-Residency Exhibition 2014 / Interstice / is from January 14-17 at the Bolsky Gallery. With grads KRISTY BALTEZORE, SEAN CULLY, JANET DANDRIDGE, SOO YUN JUN, DELIA PEREZ SALINAS TIJERINA, JASMIN THAN, RACHEL WOLFE.

Alum KATIE THOMA '13 has an exhibition an Venice 6114 on January 11, 2014.

Alum TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT '11 will have an exhibition and book signing of her work State of the Union at the Custom Hotel on February 1, 2014.