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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 July and August 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July  August 2009

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


2009 alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 were in "Mostly Sculpture (damn it)" at Samuel Freeman Gallery from July 11 to August 29, 2009.

2009 Alums NINA LAURINOLLI, BRIAN MARRIER and ANA RODRIGUEZ took part in MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I-5 gllery at the Brewery from July 17 to September 11, 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in "Personal/Political" at the Center for Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece, from September 11 to October 23, 2009.

Alum MICHELLE WIENER '09 was in West Coast Drawings VIII, a show running concurrently at Coplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City and at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA  from July 11 – August 29, 2009. Curated by Norman Lundin.

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 work was the subject of a centerfold of "The Wilds: Study No. 4, 2008" in the magazine "Bear Deluxe" Issue 29, Summer 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 had a solo show "Rolling a Ball” of installation, performance and sculpture work on the three floors of Art Space of the Arts Council in Seoul, Korea from August 5th - August 23th, 2009. There was an Artist/Curator Talk on Thursday, August 20th 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was a resident fellow at Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, CA, in August 2009.

Alums MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, DREW DUNLAP '06, and TERRA KURODA '06 showed their work in Home Grown, New Art from Los Angeles and Berlin, a group exhibition organized by Short House in cooperation with artillerie in Berlin, Germany, from 21 August to September 12, 2009.  www.artillerie-projekte.org...           shorthouse.info

Alum HELEN CAHNG '06 was the curator of the film series PASSION FRUIT SURPRISE! at Sea and Space Explorations during  August 12, 19 and 26, 2009. CAHNG also curated the THE 2ND (NON-ANNUAL) EVERYONE'S A CURATOR SCREENING on August 23 at The Building in Berlin.

Alum JOHAN THURFJELL '01 had a one-person exhibition titled Conclusion at Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm from 28th August - 4th October, 2009.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 took part in Wet Paint: Ten Young LA Painters at Steve Turner Contemporary from August 18 to August 29, 2009  www.steveturnercontemporary.com...

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT is showing her work at the 2009 National Juried Exhibition at the Sylvia White Gallery from August 22nd - September 12, 2009.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 will show his work in "Seasonal Pictures" at ACME gallery from September 12 to October 10, 2009.
Alum WHITNEY STOLICH '04 had a feature article on her series Land Above/Sky Below and Third Space published in the Summer 2009 issue of the online photography magazine "Untitled Magazine," pp.33-48.  See www.untitledmagazine.org

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 will have a one-day solo show on Sept 12 2009, during the September Kamikaze shows at Post Galllery Los Angeles.

2009 Otis-Sandberg Exchange Fellow RENEE VAN TRIER wil represent Otis at the 2009 GLAMFA exhibition at CSULB from August 31 to September 9, 2009.