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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.



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Compiled by Annetta Kapon


SHANGRILA 2013: BURRITO DELUXE was organized by STEVEN BANKHEAD '01and JESSE BENSON '03 from Friday 8/30/13  to Sunday 9/1/13 It included alums ROB FAUCETTE '05, MICHELLE CHONG '06, MOLLY COREY '01  BRIDGET KANE '12, JESSICA MINCKLEY '13, TOM NORRIS '02, SHALINI PATEL '12, graduate faculty  RENEE PETROPOULOS, and alum RODD ZINBERG '12. 

Alum MATTHEW CARTER '10 participated in the group exhibition THE ROAD from July 13 to August 17, 2013 at Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and ANDREW CURREY were selected for the Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery Juried Exhibition 2013,  July 28­ to September 22, 2013. SHIVA ALIABADI was awarded the second prize for her work.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and KRISTI BALTEZORE curated and were part of Rare Treat in the Otis GFA Gallery space in Culver City July 13-18, 2013.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS had a one-person exhibition, Monument1-conjugation at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City from August 1 to August 31, 2013

Grads DAVID DEL FRANCIA, SHIVA ALIABADI, KATY COWAN, SOFIA LONDONO and alum JESSICA MINCKLEY '13 were selected to participate in GLAMFA from August 26 to September 5, 2013 at CSULB.

Graduate Faculty KORI NEWKIRK was awarded a FOCA fellowship for 2013.

Grad KRISTY BALTEZORE and alum TOM NORRIS '02 were part of Summercamp's ProjectProject with Luddite Fallacy from August 25—September 8th, 2013

Grad FA Chair ROY DOWELL has a solo exhibition of recent works at VARIOUS SMALL FIRES in Los Angeles from September 8 to October 19, 2013.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 will be showing her "The People's Tarot" in the exhibition, "Tapping the Third Realm" at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, and Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, September 22 - December 8, 2013. On Dec 8 she will be giving a short history of the Tarot and readings from the new deck.

Alum BETHANY WRAY '12 will show her work in alum CALVIN PHELPS'  2A Gallery from September 8 to October 13, 2013.

Alum JOHN WESTON '07 has two works included in the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art exhibition Art for Art's Sake at Pepperdine University from September 7 to November 26, 2013.

Grad FA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition  at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City from September 1 to September 30, 2013.