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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.


Faculty and Alumni in summer shows

Kaur, Waterston, Carter, Weston, Twitchell

Bicoastal exhibitions this summer include

Siri Kaur has a solo show in August at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro http://vcphoto.org/siri-kaur/of her photo portraits, and her work is included in an exhibition in N.Y. at  Aperture Foundation, through Aug 14. http://www.aperture.org/gallery/

Darren Waterston '88's installation at Mass MOCA, Uncertain Beauty, with its centerpiece "Filthy Lucre," reconstructs Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece, "The Peacock Room," as a sumptuous ruin. He re-interprets Whistler's paintings, and adds stalactite-like ceiling fixtures and crumbling shelving with 250 hand-painted ceramic vessels. Through Jan 2015.

Graduate Fine Arts Department Assistant Matthew Carter ’10 MFA has a solo show hellequinharlequinclown at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles , through August 23. http://www.luisdejesus.com/

Alumnus John Weston ’07 MFA is one of three artists in the exhibition May Contain Explicit Imagery at CB1 Gallery in L.A. through September 7. The exhibition is curated by alumnus and  faculty member Tucker Neel, (’07 MFA). http://www.cb1gallery.com/index.html

In Los Angeles on July 18, in honor of Nelson Mandela Day, alumnus Kent Twitchell ('77 MFA)'s mural of the late South African leader was unveiled at the Berlin Wall Monument, across the street from LACMA.