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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 March and April 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March — April 2008

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


Grads CHARLES MCDANIEL, LINDSEY JACKSON and MICHELLE WIENER had their MFA exhibitions in the Bolsky Gallery in March  and April.

The Grad Fine Arts Hole-in-the-Wall Gallery is now showing the work of KATHRIN BURMESTER '07.

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD has a solo show called Battery at Circus gallery in L.A from April 5 to May 10 2008. The exhibition was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the LA Times on April 25, 2008.

Alum MERCEDES GERTZ '01 was in a two-person show called Fairy Tale at Talento Arte Visual in Polanco, Mexico from April 10 to April 30, 2008.

Alum SCOTT SHELDON '07 is in the group show Interactions: Armory Artists and their Art at the Armory in Pasadena from april 13 to June 15, 2008. the exhibition is curated by Lorraine Cleary Dale.

Alum TAMASHA WILLIAMSON '99 is in the group exhibition Disinhibition: Black Art and Blue Humor, at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago from April 13 to June 22, 2008. The show is curated by Director of Education Blake Bradford.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 has work in the exhibition Die Insel des zweitens Gesichts / L'illa de les Dues Cares, which is an exchange project between artists from Spain and Germany from April 11 to May 16, 2008 at Deichtorcenter in Hamburg, Germany and at Espai Ramón Llull, Palma de Mallorca in Spain. DEHNEL also showed her work with gallery Esther Woedehoff (Paris) at the Art Fair Art Cologne in April 2008.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER, recipient of a 2008 C.O.L.A INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP IN VISUAL ART will be showing her work from MAY 16 to JULY 13, 2008 at Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery.

Winner of the first Otis-Sandberg Residency Exchange fellowship SOJUNG KWON '07 is curating an exhibition in Kunstvlaai 7 from May 11-18, 2008 at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Participants in the exhibition are SOJUNG KWON '07, KATHRIN BURMESTER '07, ANTONY CARFELLO '09, ERIC MEDINE '06, CHRIS OATEY '07, MATT WARREN '09, and BREE YENALAVITCH '06.www.otissandbergexchange.org

Alum CHIP MCDANIEL '08 will show his work in Resurrection (A New Look at Old Photographic Processes) at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR from May 2 to May 31, 2008. The show was curated by Laura Moya.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON participated in the group exhibition:  “Digital Media,” in Valencia, Spain, April 17-May 18. www.lasalanaranja.com...

Alums ED GOMEZ ’03 and LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 took part in the exhibition:  “Esta loco, pero no es pendejo (He’s crazy, but he ain’t stupid,” at Raid Projects, The Brewery Complex, April 5-26 2008.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’07 was in “Drawing L.A.,” at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA, from May 10-June 14 2008.