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  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    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


Newsletter July and August 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July  August 2010

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

Grad LISA OXLEY participated in the group show "On Paper" at George Billis Gallery in Culver City, July 10- Sept 4, 2010.

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and JENNIFER WOLF '10 participated in Women of an Uncertain Age at Samuel Freeman Gallery from July 9 - August 14th, 2010.

Alums EDITH BEAUCAGE'10, ALEXANDER KROLL'08, and grad MATT LIFSON showed their work in The Art that Dare not Speak its Name at CB1 Gallery from July 7 to August 1, 2010. The exhibition was reviewed by Sharon Mizota in the LA Times on July 16, 2010.

Graduate Senior Lecturer KORI NEWKIRK showed his work at Country Club Los Angeles from July 17 to August 21, 2010.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 curated the show Anarchy at POST on July 30, 2010.

Alum AMANDA KELLER KONYA '09 had a one person show "Difficult Situations" at Project Room G3 in San Pedro from August 7 to August 28, 2010.

Alums CHRIS OATEY '06 and HILDE OVERBERGH '90 showed in "For your Pleasure" at CB1 Gallery from August 6 to September 4, 2010.

Grad MISAKI KANEKO and alum KRISTIN DUCHARME '03 showed her work in the 2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition juried by Franklin Sirmans and Ali Subotnick at the Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery from August 12 – October 3, 2010

Alum MATT CARTER '10 and grad MELISE MESTAYER were selected to be this year’s Otis participants at Anderson Ranch.

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 participated in NEW! at Another Year in LA at Pacific Design Center - B267 from July 22 to September 10, 2010.

Alums SERGIO BROMBERG '10 and MATTHEW WARREN '09 showed their work in FIRST MONTH FREE at EXTRA SPACE STORAGE UNIT #296 from AUG 6 to SEP 6, 2010.

Alum STEVE BANKHEAD '01 was included in THE RISE OF RAD, curated by Max Presneill at Torrance Art Museum from July  24 - September 4, 2010.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 has a solo show called "Sweet Toxicity" at Steve Turner Contemporary from September 11 to 0ctober 9th, 2010.

Alum JENNIFER WOLF '10 participated in "The Bigger Picture" curated by Shana Nys Dambrot at Edgar Varela Fine Arts from August 18 to September 11, 2010.
Graduate Fine Arts Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON has a solo exhibition called "The Measure of Value" at Las Cienegas Projects from September 4 to October 2, 2010.

Alums LAURA DAROCA '03 and JJ STEVENS '10 and Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA Kapon showed their videos in VideO-Otis HERE at DANNYS ART BAR inVenice CA on August 19, 2010. Curator: Ceres Madoo.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '01 had a collaborative piece with Ivan Limas at Gallery 727 on August 12, 2010.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 is included in Obsessed at Summercamp Project Space,organized by Fatima Hoang, Elonda Billera & Janice Gomez from August 22nd to September 3rd, 2010.

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07 is the director of 323Projects at (323) 843-4652. The inaugural exhibition is Mathew Timmons: The Archanoids from September 6 to October 11. (323) TIE-IN-LA

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 is showing her "Planning a Year" at Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College from August 26 - September 26, 2010. She also had a solo exhibition at Porter Gallery in Long Beach on September 3, 2010.

Alum DANA MONTLACK '94 showed her work at the Joseph Bellows Gallery in Art San Diego 2010 September 2 - 5, 2010.

Graduate Senior Lecturer JOHN KNIGHT was in the exhibition The Linguistic Turn at Cardwell/Jimmerson Gallery from August 21 to September 25, 2010.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was in the online exhibition On Seeing at Huffington Post curated by alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03. www.huffingtonpost.com...62.html