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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 November and December 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November  December 2010

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


Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was in the exhibition SKIN DEEP at The Loft at Liz’s from October 23rd 2010 through January 11th 2011. There was an Artists In Conversation event on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ'03 participated in Catalytic: Communities Networks Participation in CSULB’s Gatov Gallery from Sunday, November 7th, through Wednesday, November 10th, 2010.

Alum TONE NIELSEN '98 was program coordinator of THE TRAMPOLINE HOUSE, a user-driven culture house for asylum seekers and Danes working for a just and humane refugee and asylum policy in Denmark. Open from November 27 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07, participated in Eternal Telethon at Machine Project, organized by John Burtle on November 20th-21st 2010.

Grad SCOTT RABY and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 are in INCREMENTS, a GATE exhibition in Glendale City Center from December 10, 2010.

Alum AMANDA KELLER KONYA '09 had a solo exhibition "Commute" at the Phantom Galleries from December 11th 2010 to January 10, 2011

Alums ANTHONY CARFELLO '09, SOJUNG KWON '07, NINA LAURINOLLI '09 and ADAM PENA '10  showed their work in the group exhibition "I have a light" at S1F Gallery from December 11 to December 18, 2010.

Graduate Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON had a video included in "The Monitor Show" at Kristi Engle Gallery in Highland Park from December 11 to December 18th, 2010.

Graduate Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will participate in "Narratives of the Perverse" curated by Tom Jancar and Maya Lujan at Jancar Gallery from February 5 to February 26, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07 organized "Telephone" through 323 Projects at François Ghebaly Gallery on Saturday, December 11, 2010

Graduate Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in “UNIVERSE  CITY,” a video installation project organized by Jim Ovelman and Barry Markowitz in the Main Gallery at CSULA from January 29, 2010 to February 23, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07 and 323 Projects presented "Telephone" a One-Night Exhibition of Experimental Poetry, Sound Art, and Performances at François Ghebaly Gallery on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON and alums ALEX KROLL '08, MATT MACFARLAND '03, and MICHELLE WIENER '08, will be in "The Open Daybook" at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) from January 6th - February 6th, 2011 

Alum SAM WATTERS '02 has a solo exhibition of works on paper at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery at the Edwin Ridgeway House in Hancock Park from October 23 to January 10, 2011.