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  • 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
  • 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.”
  • 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.

  • 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.


Newsletter February 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter February 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Graduate faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 are showing their work in Plan Your Visit at the Mak Center for Art and Architecture from February 14 to April 7, 2013. The exhibition was curated by alums ANTHONY CARFELLO '09 and ADAM PENA '10. The exhibition was reviewed in the LA Weekly by Catherine Wagley on February 21, 2013.

Grad LISA OXLEY had her MFA exhibition TWELVE SIDELONG GLANCES at the Bolsky Gallery from FEBRUARY 6-9, 2013

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 has work included in a Valentine's themed group art exhibit at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park from February 9 to March 3, 2013.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE '10 took part in Verhond¹s First International Painting Show, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam (curated by Art Initiative Verhond) from January 19-20, 2013. The work will then be shown for three months in the Ambassador room.

Grad CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW had her MFA exhibition Everything is Visible from Here from February 12th - 16th at the Bolski Gallery at Otis.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 is the curator of the group exhibition Bussi Baba at Elephant Gallery in Los Angeles March 1st - March 16th

Grad SRIJON CHOWDHURY had his MFA exhibition Believer at the Bolsky Gallery from February 19-24, 2013.

Alum ALEX DONIS '94 participated in BORN TO CURATE, a live curatorial battle organized as part of an exhibition. Saturday February 23, 2013, at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

Alum CHRIS OATEY '06 had a one person show Performing Methods and curated the group exhibition Performing Methods-In context at CB1 Gallery from February 24 to March 31, 2013.

Grad ALEC EGAN had his MFA thesis show, "you should've asked your dad about that" at the Bolsky Gallery from March 25-April 7.

GFA professor RENEE PETROPOULOS is the recipient of the 2013 Otis Teaching Excellence award.