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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.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Graduate Fine Arts

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Jennifer West

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer West.

Thursday, April 3rd 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Joshua Callaghan

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Joshua Callaghan.

Thursday, March 6th 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Lisa Lapinski

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Lisa Lapinski.

Thursday, Feb 27th 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Shizu Saldamando

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Shizu Saldamando.

Thursday, Feb 20th 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Dara Birnbaum

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Dara Birnbaum.

Thursday, Feb 6th 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Martin McGeown

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents curator, Martin McGeown.

Thursday, Jan 30th 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture John Tain

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents curator, John Tain.

Thursday, Jan 23rd 11:00am - 12:30pm

MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia ('07 MFA)

Art review: Faculty member Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia weaves a colorful landscape

Critic's Choice December 19, 2013 |By David Pagel

Last year, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia exhibited a series of dazzling abstractions that he had made by shredding works on paper into long, skinny strips and then weaving the strips into place-mat-style paintings that simultaneously evoked digital transmissions on the fritz, plaid fabrics stretched by swinging hips and banners flapping in the wind.

Matt Lifson ('12 MFA) LA Times Review

(MFA '12 alumnus) Matt Lifson's paintings pregnant with possibilities at Angles Gallery

December 5, 2013 by Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times art critic

Five large paintings by Matt Lifson all show virtually the same enigmatic subject -- what appears to be a makeshift tent in the woods at night. But slight differences in tonality, lighting and paint-handling among the five generate unexpected responses.

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