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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Jun 25, 2015
Alumni
This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT), a collective of MFA Public Practice students and alumni, will inhabit the Project Room at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with a humorous and critical... More
Jun 15, 2015
Alumni
Brands, symbols and emblems in Gajin Fujita's paintings at L.A. Louver By David Pagel   Ten years ago, billboards across Southern California proclaimed that the baseball team then known... More
Jun 12, 2015
Alumni
Nine Years After Being Destroyed, Twitchell’s ‘Ed Ruscha Monument’ Mural to Return By Heidi Kulicke   Kent Twitchell was at his daughter’s wedding in June 2006 when he... More
Jun 11, 2015
Alumni
Two Otis alumni are participating in The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, LAND’s (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) cross-country exhibition of 100 artist-produced billboards and activations,... More
Jun 10, 2015
Alumni
Fine Arts alumnus Gajin Fujita ('97) is showing his work this summer in his solo exhibition “Warriors, Ghosts and Ancient Gods of the Pacific” at the LA Louver.   Watch... More
Jun 10, 2015
Alumni, Exhibition, Faculty
ArtScene, June 2015 Publication By Scarlet Cheng   "Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future:  AMOCA'S 10th Anniversary” celebrates the occasion with a dazzling highlights... More

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