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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.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • 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.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


January 2014

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Alum KATY THOMA ‘13 has an installation "Bathroom" at 6114 Venice from January 11 to February 15, 2014.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 was in the group exhibition One for the Road, Hudson Link, at the Pacific Design Center suite B215, on January 31, 2014.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 is in the group show Fictions at Klowden Mann Gallery from February 1st to March 15, 2014.

Alum BRIAN RICCI ‘12 showed his work in LAUNCH during the LA Art Show 2014 from January 16-19, 2014.

Grad SWEET SAMSON is showing her work in WET PAINT at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, from January 13 to February 15, 2014.

Grad KATY COWAN ‘13 has her MFA solo exhibition TOGETHERERS, in the Bolsky Gallery from January 27th - January 31st, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her videos in a Virtual Memorial Milan, Jaffa, and Timisoara, January 25-27, 2014. Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

Alum KATY COWAN ‘13 has a solo exhibition Lean-Twos at ltd Gallery los Angeles from 21 January - 22 February

Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE ‘07, STEVEN BANKHEAD ‘01, EDITH BEAUCAGE ‘10, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ‘07, and MICHELLE WIENER ’08 will be in Love is in the Air at CALVIN PHELPS'03 2A gallery from February 9th, 2014-to March 9, 2014.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 had a solo exhibition "nothing is plural: paintings" at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco from January 4 - February 1, 2014

ESPLA, a project and book by grad RACHEL WOLFE is featured in and on the cover of the current VIA Publication, which can be purchased at LACMA, MOCA and specialty bookstores in LA and Chicago.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI had her MFA thesis exhibition Material at the Bolsky Gallery from February 4-11, 2014

Grad REBECCA TULL YATES presented her graduate thesis exhibition: SELF-TITLED at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from January 21st - 25th 2014

The Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio and LGT! Curatorial present LA n CV, a survey show of Los Angeles area artists including alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘13, and alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, Curated by Mike McLain from February 6th to February 28 2014.

Alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10 and BRIAN RICCI ‘12 were in the exhibition and fundraiser C-Note at Jaus Gallery on January 24-25, 2014

ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY Gallery hosted the one-person exhibition "Fall" by alum REGINA HEROD '13 from January 1-31, 2014.

Otis Grad Fine Arts had a booth in Photo LA January 14-21, 1014 at the LA Mart. It hosted the work of grads BRYAN BANKSTON, JANET DANDRIDGE, RACHEL WOLFE, DAVID DEL FRANCIA, CRISTY BALTEZORE and MARCELA GOTTARDO.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON had his MFA thesis exhibition The Art of the Portrait in the Bolsky Gallery from January 13-22, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI will be in a group show MAS (Ltd. Ed) in San Francisco on Saturday, February 8th.This is the continuation of MAS Attack 2 from the Torrance Art Museum. Curated by ARTRA.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 will be in a group exhibition Heat: Taste Changing Condiments on Thursday March 13 at the Chinese American Museum LA. The show will be up until the summer.

Alum TERRY NORTON WRIGHT ‘11 had an exhibition, performance and book launch STATE OF THE UNION on February 1, 2014 at the Custom Hotel, Westchester. For the exhibition and publication she collaborated with Graduate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums SHALINI SANJAY PATEL ‘12, BRIDGET KANE ’12, KARMA HENRY ’10, CHAD MARTH ‘12, ELENA ROSA ‘12, MELISE MESTAYER ‘11, ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09, TAYLOR TSCHIDER ‘11, and BRANDY WOLFE ‘12.