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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.


    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
  • 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 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2012

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


(note to alums: please send announcements to your shows to my Otis email address, not to Facebook! Thanks, Annetta)

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL participated in Made in LA 2012, The first Los Angeles Biennial, presented at the Hammer Museum from June 2 to September 2, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her video in the exhibition and conference ³A Virtual Memorial- Commemorative Interventions² in Riga, Latvia, June 1-8 2012. In May 2012 she was a guest professor at Goldsmith¹s University in London Britain, and Ecole Nationale D¹Art, Paris, Cergy-Pontoise in France.

Grad Fine Arts faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS will take part in the Venice Beach Biennale in July 2012.

Grad BRYAN RICCI had his MFA Thesis Exhibition ³Urban Pastoral and Neo Plein-Air² at the Bolsky Gallery from May 15-19, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 had their group MFA exhibition ³yes, and...² from May 9 ­ May 12 at the Bolsky gallery.

Alums JESSE BENSON '03 and MATT MACFARLAND '03 showed their work in the group exhibition ³MOTA² (Museum of Temporary Art) curated by Janet Levy at See Line Gallery at the Pacific Design Center from May 17 to July 31, 2012.

Grad Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS performed "Analog (Mostly) Among Nations" at CAA, IN LOS ANGELES). She was in the Exhibition, "Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstraction", March 8 to May 2012 at the Arts Club of Chicago. "Breaking in Two" opened on Feb. 11 at the Arena 1 Gallery as part of PST. She was also a guest professor at the New School in April 2012 for a workshop in performance.

Grad BRIDGET KANE had her MFA Thesis exhibition MEDITATE MY DIRECTION, FEEL YOUR WAY at the Bolsky Gallery JUNE 2-7, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will be in a three-person exhibition and panel discussion ³HouseWORK² curated by Molly Hankwitz at Reynolds Art Gallery at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA from October 27 to November 17, 2012.

Alums MOLLY COREY and ED GOMEZ participated in ³Fellow Travelers² at Durden and Ray from June 2 to June 23, 2012. The exhibition included a lecture / conversation with historian MOLLY COREY on 60¹s counterculture. Curated by alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ, Claudia Parducci and Louisa Van Leer for ARTRA Curatorial.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF staged a live performance of 343 Dresses: SPECTRUM, on MAY 17, 2012 at the Pacific Design Center.

Grad CHAD MARTH had his MFA MFA Thesis Exhibition SNOWED OVER at the Bolsky Gallery May 23-26, 2012.

Alum BARRY OSBOURN shoed his work in a solo exhibition "Paintings of Themselves" at Todd Geiner Gallery in Kansas City Missouri from June 1st to June 30th, 2012.

As of May 23, 2012, alum ERIC DOOLIN '07 has opened The Fractal Gallery in Los Angeles where he is also exhibiting his paintings. 1884 S. Sepulveda Blvd.in Westwood.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 showed The Project Rainbow at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in SF from June 2 to July 7, 2012.

Alum SERGIO BROMBERG '11 staged a happening on June 14, 2012 at Yautepec¹s San Rafael gallery in Mexico.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE ¹07 has a solo show at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown from June 9th to July 14th, 2012. The exhibition was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the LA Times on June 21, 2012.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '06 showed her "Time Equivalents" drawings in "Random Acts of Time" at OCCCA Curated by William Moreno from May 5 - June 16, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL has his work included in two exhibitions in New York this summer: The Early Show at Lennon/Weinberg Inc. from June 19-Aug 17, 2012 and Group Exhibition (Curated by Evan Holloway) at Harris/Lieberman Gallery June 28-Aug 17, 2012.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE'03 will show her work at Rosamund Felsen Gallery from July 7 to August 11, 2012.

Alum WOLFGANG BAUER '12 will show his work in Breaking Boundaries in Pingyao, China in September 2012.

Alums BRIDGET KANE '12 and ELENA ROSA '12 are included in Invoking LA... curated by Paige Tighe at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from June 30, to July 29, 2012.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 was in Oh Nancy's exhibition "Blank Land" at the Torrance Art Museum from June 30 to July 2, 2012.