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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 November and December 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November  December 2011

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


Alum MICHELLE CHONG ‘06 was in “Points of Departure”, a group photography exhibition curated by Yasmin Etemadi at Jones Studio Gallery from November 4–26, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL’S ‘07 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 presented Bring Football Back by alum ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09 from November 5–26, 2011.

As part of the 5th annual Jeunes Talents (Young Talents) photography project, grads CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW (Rouen) and BRANDY WOLFE (Martinique) were sent on ten-day trips this past spring to various parts of France to capture their visions of contemporary French life. After premiering an exhibit at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York this fall, the exhibit moved to Gallery 825  in Los Angeles from November 18 to December 2, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 showed her work in the Inglewood Open Studios event, at the Beacon Arts Building (Gallery) on Sat and Sunday Nov 12th and 13th 2011.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and grad ELENA ROSA performed PETROPOULOS’S work "Aesthetic: Among Nations" at the Now Festival at UCSD the weekend of October 13–15th 2011.

Alum ADAM MARS ‘07 participated in the group exhibition SLASH / An International Survey of Contemporary Collage at Carl E. Smith Fine Art in Laguna Beach from 19 November–12 December, 2011

Alum BARBARA ROMAIN ‘91 showed her work IN CORE 7- DEFINING OURSELVES at the Santa Monica Art Studios, curated by Mark Plople on November 19, 2011.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE ‘05 released an album on iTunes under the Amy Radio name featuring 10 songs.  FAUCETTE also had a one-person exhibition of his work “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” at Alexander For Hair in Los Angeles from December 7 to February 1, 2012.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER’S solo exhibition at Angles Gallery “Are You My Mother?” was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the Los Angeles Times on December 9, 2011.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO-SEGOVIA ‘07 has a one person exhibition titled Papel tejido at CB1 Gallery from January 22, 2012 to February 19, 2012.
Alum ALEX DONIS will show his work in the group exhibition "Go Tell It On The Mountain" at Charlie James Gallery from January 14th to February 18, 2012.

Alums LUIS HERNANDEZ ‘03 and ED GOMEZ ‘03 participated in the group exhibition “Drawing from Reference” at Modified Arts in Phoenix AZ from Dec. 16, 2011–Jan. 14, 2012