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  • 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
  • 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 September 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September 2012

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

Grad Faculty ANNETTA KAPON is in a three-person exhibition Housework: Cultures of Domesticity (Ezcurra, Kapon, Kumao) at Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA from Oct 27 to Nov. 27, 2012. Curated by Molly Hankwitz.

Alums EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 (Bidibidiba) and WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04 (Traces of Spaces) will have concurrent one-person exhibitions at CB1 Gallery from October 13 to November 11, 2012.

Alums ULYSSES JENKINS ‘79, ZEAL HARRIS and RAKSHA PAREKH have work in the group exhibition Baila Con Duende at the Watts Towers Arts Center from September 9 to January 6, 2-13. Curated by GPP Grad LILI BERNARD.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one-person exhibition Blue or Both at James Harris Gallery in Seattle Washington September 6-29, 2012.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 showed new paintings at George Lawson Gallery from September 5 – October 6, 2012.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09 is participating in the 5-person group exhibition Abject Deco curated by Walpa D’Mark at Zask Galllery in Palos Verdes from September 22 to October 20, 2012.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 is in the group exhibition “Neo-Americana” at the Pacific Design Center’s Hudson/Link during its Art Loves Design Event, curated by Nick Lisica and Seven Wolkopp from September 19 to October 26, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Faculty JUDIE BAMBER, ANNETTA KAPON, RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums MICHELLE CHONG ‘06, PATRICK HILL ‘00, JOE SOLA ‘99, JEFFREY VALLANCE ‘81, BRUCE YONEMOTO ‘79 took part in Fix it Up too at Blum and Poe Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 15th 2012.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 has a new video installation at the Pacific Design Center in space B233, on the second floor of the Blue Building in conjunction with Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art programming. This show will run from Wednesday, September 19, 2012 through October 31, 2012.

Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles is pleased to present Magic Johnson Smile, a solo exhibition of new works by alum JESSE BENSON ‘03 from October 5th-26th, 2012.

Alums MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and MICHELLE CHONG ‘06 showed their work at the Torrance Art Museum The Subterraneans / XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art Sept 22 to November 3rd 2012.

Grad JESSICA MINCKLEY had an exhibition: ATLAS at the online Light and Wire Gallery http://www.lightandwiregallery.com from SEPTEMBER 21–OCTOBER 20, 2012.

Alum SAM WATTERS ‘02 is the author of Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935, Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. He delivered a lecture on his book at LACMA’S Bing Theater on September 19, 2012.