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    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Graduate Fine Arts

MFA Exhibition - Now What?

Graduate Fine Arts presents

Now What?

Class of 2016 Final MFA Exhibition  

 

Family and Friends Night Celebration: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm

Ashton Allen

Amanda Benefiel

Ok-Young Choi

Janet E. Dandridge

Melany Dierks

Elif Erkan

Kathryn Kert Green

Elizabeth Medina

Kristin Moore 

Jeisung Oh

Zachary Roach

Regine Rode

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Meena Nanji

Of Indian heritage and born in Kenya, Meena Nanji is a film/video maker who has produced, written and directed award-winning documentaries, experimental videos and narrative fiction shorts. She has been a juror for many grant-giving organizations, and has contributed as a curator, panelist and writer for film/video events around the world. Her work has been recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, among others. She is a founding member of GlobalGirl Media, a non-profit media training organisation for young women.

MFA Thesis Exhibition - Rear Window

Rear Window

Kristin Moore
Thesis Exhibition
Feb 16th-19th, 2016

Reception:

Thursday, Feb 18th, 6-9PM

Bolsky Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045 
310.846.2614


Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Whitney Bedford

Bedford received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennale and received a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin in 1999. She has had solo exhibitions at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; Cherrydelosreyes Gallery, Los Angeles; D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York; Art Concept, Paris, and Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Whitney Bedford is represented by Susanne Vielmetter and Weiss Berlin.
 

Catalogue: short films by Dana Berman Duff

Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

Alumnus Matt Carter Selected As an Artist to Watch

Alumnus and Graduate Fine Arts Dept. Asst. Matthew Carter ('10 MFA) has been selected by goop.com as a young artist to watch.

Carter's current solo show at Luis de Jesus in Culver City closes on October 17.

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Rebecca Morris

Rebecca Morris paints challenging large-scale abstractions. Known for writing “Abstraction never left, motherfuckers” in a 2004 painting manifesto when abstraction was out of favor in the art world, Morris has developed an unconventional, post-Bauhaus visual language that suggests new directions for abstract painting. Her canvases teem with unusual, seemingly disconnected shapes, each rendered in a different technique and floating freely through space. “I want my work to be a dynamic presence, to create visual and physical impact in a space,” Morris said in a 2012 interview.

Alumnus Jeffrey Vallance

Jeffrey Vallance ('81, MFA Fine Arts) 's work engages religious and secular aspects of pop culture in peculiar and particular ways. His process involves integrating and researching individuals and institutions ranging from the King of Tonga at the Royal Palace, to the Nixon Museum or Vatican officials. One of these video projects, Blinky, the Friendly Hen, was a collaboration with Otis classmates Bruce Yonemoto, Tom Recchion and Jim Rygiel.

Alumna Alison Saar

Interview on Youtube

Alison Saar ('81, MFA Fine Arts) was born in Los Angeles in 1956 to celebrated African American artist Betye Saar and painter-conservator Richard Saar.

She is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, an Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Artist Fellowship.

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