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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.


March 2014


Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Art Merge Lab presents Reconstruct, a group exhibition featuring grad BRYAN BANKSTON, from March 18 ­ April 25, 2014.

Alum AMANDA KATZ '12, DREW DUNLAP '06, MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, SHIVA ALIABADI '13 and grad ALLISON PECK took part in TIP THE WINK, curated by Short House at the Institute of Jamais Vu in London, Britain, March 8 -March 23, 2014. The exhibition is part of Project LOLA, an exchange among fourteen artist-run spaces in Los Angeles and London.

Grad ANDREW CURREY had his MFA thesis exhibition IN DEFENSE at the Bolsky Gallery from March 9 – March 18, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition New Paintings and Sculptures at Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York from April 3 to May 3, 2014.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY'S '03  second edition of her photos "Hybrids"  can be found on the site of the DeSoto Gallery http://www.desotogallery.com/artists/annie-buckley/

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 did a lecture and performance at Occidental College on March 6, 2014.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON participated in the groupd exhibition RECONSTRUCT at Art Merge Lab in Los Angeles from March 18 - April 25, 2014

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 and grad ANDREW K. CURREY were part of THE 2014 WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL on March 9 in Brooklyn, NY

Graduate faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN participated in the Group Exhibition: CHERUB curated by Andrew Berardini and Brian Kennon at 2nd Cannons (Artmergelab.com) from March 22 - May 10, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her work in Inside the Quad (Freeway Studies #2) at the Ben Maltz Gallery from April 12 to July 27, 2014.

The work of Graduate Faculty JOHN KNIGHT is the subject of the book John Knight published by the MIT Press October Files in February 2014. Edited by André Rottmann with texts by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Anne Rorimer, Alexander Alberro, and Birgit Pelzer.

Grad AMANDA KATZ had her MFA Thesis exhibition Ideal Conditions in the Bolsky Gallery from April 26, to April 29, 2014.

What's Your Favourite Idea? is an exhibition of British artists organized by The Institute of Jamais Vu and Short House at the Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles from March 31st - April 5th, 2014

SUSANA RODRIGUEZ had a one person exhibition Lines of Escape at the Proxy Gallery March 1-31, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her work in On Seeing Online organized by alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 at the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/annie-buckley/on-seeing-online_b_4994663.html

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and alums BRIDGET KANE '12, SHALINI SANJAY PATEL '12,  LISA OXLEY '12, CALVIN PHELPS '03,  participated in Micol Hebron’s (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project at For Your Art on view March 29­–April 25.  

Alum JOE SOLA '99 has a one person exhibition, American Sex Room and other Works at Blackston Gallery in New York from Apr 6th - May 18th, 2014

KATHRIN BURMESTER has a one person exhibition at the Proxy Gallery April 1-31, 2014.

Alum KATY COWAN with Scott Cowan have an exhibition FIFTH WALL at Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles from April 11 to April 30, 2014.