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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • 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.  

  • 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



Fine Arts Alumna Amanda Charchian in Interview Magazine

Fine arts alumna Amanda Charchian ('10) appears in Interview Magazine as part of a feature on  “Pheromone Hotbox,” an exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery that presents the work of Charchian and four other young female photographers whose practices revolve around depicting other women. 

Bryan Bankston

MFA Exhibition - Bryan Bankston

Fine Arts Faculty Siri Kaur Reviewed in Artillery Magazine

Siri Kaur 

Cohen Gallery/Los Angeles
by Kristen Osborne-Bartucca 
“This Kind of Face,” Siri Kaur’s exhibition at the Cohen Gallery, reveals both the artifice inherent in the medium of photography and its ability to capture truth, however elusive and subjective it might be. 

Fine Arts Faculty Siri Kaur Featured in The New Yorker


By Thea Traff

In 2006, the Los Angeles-based photographer Siri Kaur encountered a Superman impersonator while walking down Hollywood Boulevard. She spoke with him at length and became fascinated by his line of work. In the years that followed, Kaur donned a Wonder Woman costume and immersed herself in the community, scouring Los Angeles and travelling to impersonator conventions in Las Vegas to photograph characters. She completed her resulting series, titled “This Kind of Face,” earlier this year.

Photography 3 Exhibition Series

Objects In Crisis is a series of two-person exhibitions by students in the Photography 3 class. 


Exhbition 1--November 18-22:  Greg Toothacre and Lani De Soto

Reception: Thursday, November 20 @ 6 pm


Exhibition 2--December 2-6:  Allison Mogan and Tia Chen

Reception:  Thursday, December 4 @ 6 pm


Exhibition 3--December 8-12: Yijia Liu and Cara Friedman

Professor Soo Kim on Being a Photographer

Soo Kim
Professor; Program Director, Photography
Born in South Korea, Kim moved to L.A. in 1980, and received her MFA from Cal Arts and BA from UC Riverside. Her art has been exhibited at the Getty Museum, LACMA, Whitney Museum, Gwangju Biennale, Korea; and the Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen.

Barak Zemer @ LTD

Fine Arts faculty Barak Zemer's solo exhibition Cold Feet, Sweaty Hands will open at LTD Los Angeles on Friday, October 17, 7-10 pm.  The show will run through November 18.

Academic Excellence: David Roy

I mostly did a lot of bike riding. I did some epic rides on a special bike that I built for exploring the local fire roads and mountain trails. I did some longer rides including many centuries, and one from L.A. to San Diego. My favorite thing was organizing parties and art shows with Centaur, my art collective.


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