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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 May and June 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2009

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


Alum MICHELLE CHONG'S '06 work Find Yourself Here will be in the MexiCali Biennial 2009 at La Casa del Túnel: Art Center in Tijuana BC, México from June 20 to August 1, 2009.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ‘03 had the following international exhibitions: Portraits, Esther Woerdehoff Gallery, Paris (France), April 2 - May 16, 2009 (Solo) Solo Project Art Amsterdam - booth 2x2projects, Amsterdam, (Netherlands), May 13 - 17, 2009 (Solo), Documentos de identidad, Galeria Sandunga, Granada (Spain), May 22 - June 22, 2009 (Group) and The Non–Age, Kunsthalle Winterthur (Switzerland), June 7 - July 26, 2009 (Group).


Alums WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04, VERONICA SOTO ‘05, CHRIS OATEY ‘06, KRISTIN DUCHARME ‘03, and graduate lecturer KATHRIN BURMESTER showed their work in Edges of the West at Artower Gallery, in Athens, Greece, from May 18 to June 29, 2009. The exhibition was curated by graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON.

Graduate faculty and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON had a solo installation "Laundry" at the Numismatic Museum in Athens, Greece, from May 19 to June 29, 2009.  

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 showed her two and three dimensional paintings at Space Gallery in Pasadena from June 20 to July ?

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS was included in TALES OF THE FLESH at Western Projects from June 13 – July 18, 2009.

The work of Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL was included in Pictures of Words, curated by David Pagel at Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Köln, Germany from April 22 to June 13, 2009.

Graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK's work is in "Superficiality and Superexcrescence" at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from June 27 to September 12, 2009. The show was curated by Christopher Bedford, Kristina Newhouse and Jennifer Wulffson.

Alum WENDY GIVEN ‘02 participated in the group exhibition Town and Country at FROELICK GALLERY in Portland, Oregon from June 2 to July 11, 2009

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND ‘00 showed his work in the Optical Lounge part of Build at Create:Fixate in Los Angeles on June 27, 2009.

2009 alums KRISTEN FOSTER, NINA LAURINOLLI and BRIAN MARRIER will be part part of MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I5 Gallery from July 17 to September 1, 2009. 

Alums ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 and JANET JENKINS ‘94 will be part of 4TH OF JULY "ONE WEEK ONLY" at Jancar Gallery from July 4 - July 11, 2009. The show was curated by Tom Jancar and Mery Lynn McCorkle.

Alum ALEX KROLL ‘08 was in Interactions at the Armory from May 2 to June 14, 2009. The show was curated by Lorraine Cleary-Dale.