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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.


Newsletter Juy 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July 2012

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


GFA Faculty KORI NEWKIRK is in the Group Exhibition No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert at BLUM & POE gallery from July 14 - August 25, 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Chair, ROY DOWELL¹s billboard version of his piece, untitled #1008 is currently on display on the east side of La Cienega Blvd between Venice and Washington Blvds. This is a part of the Made in L.A. 2012 exhibition on view at the HAMMER Museum until September 2nd. The billboard was on view for the month of July.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER participated in the group exhibition All I Want is a Picture of You at Angles Gallery from July 14 ­ September 1, 2012.

Graduate faculty and assistant chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her video in  A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012 - at META House - Cambodian-German Cultural Centre Phnom Penh /Cambodia from July 12 to 15 2012

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE¹s Œ07 solo exhibition at Charlie James Gallery was reviewed in the LA Times by Leah Ollman on June 21, 2012.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE Œ03 had a solo exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery from July 7, 2012 ‹ August 11, 2012

Alum MATT CARTER¹s Œ10  work will be included in the Mexicali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum  that will take place  from January 19 to April 13, 2013.

As part of Made in LA, graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS with alums ELENA ROSA Œ12 and SOJUNG KWON Œ07 performed in the Venice Beach Biennial from July 13-16, 2012.

Alums MICHELLE CHONG Œ06, HELEN CAHNG Œ05 and DREW DUNLAP Œ06 had a three-person exhibition Based On a True Story, at Koh-i-noor, in Copenhagen Denmark from July 6 to 8, 2012.

Boom LA. 2012 is an exhibition highlighting artworks of all media from current and recent MFA graduates from invited Southern California institutions, including 2012 Otis Grad Fine Arts alums CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW, BRIDGET KANE, LISA OXLEY, SHALINI PATEL, ELENA ROSA, TAMMY VO, BRANDY WOLFE, BETHANY WRAY and RODD ZINBERG.  July 27 - August 24 organized by  den contemporary at the Pacific Design Center Blue Building in suites B215, B222, B257, B261, and B273.

Alum WENDY GIVEN¹s Œ02 work is included in 31 Women in Art Photography 2012, curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein at Hasted Kraeutler in New York from July 26 to August 17, 2012

Alum CHRIS OATEY Œ06 showed his work in Random Interference: Saskia Jorda and Chris Oatey, at Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ from August 17-Sept 8, 2012.

Alum TUCKER NEEL¹s Œ07 323 Projects hosted In-Phone-Tainment with Amy Radio sponsored by Girl Friend Beer from August 3 ­ August 31, 2012.

Alum JACOB MELCHI Œ03 will showed his work in the group exhibition Paper, at George Lawson Gallery from August 8 to September 1, 2012.

Grad faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS¹ Meditation on Plaid will be in the journal Material issue #3 <http://www.materialpress.org/?/issue3/>
The first launch will be in Berlin at the Motto bookstore on August 11th, 2012.