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WHEN: FEBRUARY 21, 2018 | 5:30PM - 8:00PM
WHERE: Ochi Projects | 3301 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018
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Join Jonathan T. D. Neil, Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles and Kathy Battista, Director of the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute in New York for an evening of conversation, art, and cocktails with alumna Pauli Ochi (MA Art Business, LA, 2014), founder of Ochi Projects, and Rives Granade, whose second solo exhibition with the gallery closes on February 24th.

Connect and mingle with alumni, current, and prospective students of Sotheby's Institute of Art at one of the fastest growing galleries in Los Angeles.


About the speakers:

Pauli Ochi is the founder and director of Ochi Projects, a thriving art gallery in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  Ochi Projects works with emerging and mid-career artists, many of whom live and work in Los Angeles.  Ochi is a graduate of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Los Angeles’ Art Business program (Class of 2014).

Rives Granade is an artist and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles. Granade is interested in form and space as it relates to language and architecture. His work brings up questions of translation, deterioration, and entropy as they relate to our contemporary existence and relationship with forms of digital production and consumption. He received a BA in philosophy from Washington and Lee University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Kathy Battista is scholar, lecturer, and a curator of exhibitions in museums and galleries, most recently, The Art of Fashion at Fountain House Gallery New York, Escape Attempts at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, and E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria. She has authored numerous articles and books, including: New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Art in Emerging Practice and Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London. Battista is also Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists at Oxford University Press and she is co-editing (with NY faculty Bryan Faller) a forthcoming book on artist estates and foundations, Creative Legacies: Critical Issues in Artist Estates, for Lund Humphries.

Jonathan T. D. Neil holds editorial positions at ArtReview magazine, The Drawing Center, New York, and The Held Essays on Visual Art for The Brooklyn Rail. In 2005 he co-founded, with Franklin Boyd, the private curatorial firm Boyd Level LLC. He has taught courses on modern and contemporary art and architectural history, critical writing, and the history of photography at Columbia University and The New School. He is a member of the New York chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).