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  • 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.

  • 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


Graduate Public Practice

Alumna Jamie Crooke

Jamie Crooke Work
Graduate Public Practice

Jamie Crooke


Alternative Curatorial Practices

Please join us for our annual Alternative Curatorial Practices panel presented as part of the MFA Public Practice Field Methods course. RSVP

Presentations by:
Micol Hebron
Bettina Korek
Lucia Sanroman
Pilar Tompkins Rivas
and Special Guests

Drawing Lessons with Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy and faculty member Andrea Bowers gained attention with their latest project, "Drawing Lessons," hosted at the Drawing Center in N.Y. for a week in March 2014. Andrea Bowers taught Suzanne Lacy how to draw while the two discussed feminisim across different generations. During the week-long project, they lived in tents in the gallery.

Class of 2014 Annual Exhibition

View work by the Class of 2014, the next generation of artists and designers.

Open to the public 10 am–9 pm.
Enjoy the art sale, campus tours, and continuing education open house, 1-3 pm
See a special fashion show of student designs, 7:45 pm


Exhibition continues on Sunday, 10 am-2pm.

Schedule and Details

2 of 3 SPArt awards

Alumna Christina Sanchez (MFA Graduate Public Practice '12) and senior lecturer in Sculpture/New Genres Dorit Cypis are two of three winners of the inaugural grants in social practice awarded by SPArt, a new organization that supports works aimed at creating social change in the Los Angeles region. Each of three artists was awarded $10,000 toward the realization of a project that involves cooperation with communities and addresses or responds to current social issues and conditions.

Graduate Open Studios

Visit artists' studios in Culver City at the annual open house from 2-5 pm.

See work by MFA students in fine arts and public practice: Victor Albarracin, Kristy Baltezore,

Bryan Bankston, Lili Bernard, Claudia Borgna, Estephany Campos, Sean Cully, Andrew K. Currey,

Janet E. Dandridge, Jamie Grace Dabis, David Del Francia, Daniel French, Noé Gaytån, Marcela Gottardo,

Nicola Goode, Nathan Bulick, Tonya Ingram, Marissa Johnen, Tracee Johnson, Soo Yun Jun, Dahee (Angie) Kim,