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  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

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

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

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Mentor Isabel Toledo, Lane Bryant CEO Linda Heasley, (model), and senior designer Natalie Salvador
Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

On May 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, nearly $1 million was raised for student scholarships. More than 800 guests enjoyed the runway show, which included garments for children with Under Armour, recycled outerwear with Eddie Bauer, and plus-size fashion with Lane Bryant. Video...

Alumni Win Rome Prize

A/L/I '08 alumnus Daniel Phillips and Product Design '07 alumna Kim Karlsrud were awarded the prestigious 2014-15 Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture. Danny and Kim met at Otis, and have been working together since 2008 as Common Studio, engaged in social enterprise projects such as guerilla gardening and urban interventions. Their proposal hearkens back to the Botanist Richard Deakin's exhaustive 1855 work, the illustrated "Flora of the Coliseum of Rome," in which he details over 400 species. During their fellowship year in Rome, they will conduct research in the tradition of detailed botanical inquiry, following Richard Deakin's exhaustive 1855 work, in which he details over 400 species. Video...

 

 

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors "GEODE" installation by seniors
Annual Exhibition May 9-11

Students from all departments displayed their work, met with interested employers, shared their work with the public, and celebrated with friends and family during a three-day exhibition throughout the campus that preceded Commencement.
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Welcome Interim President Walk

Kerry Walk, who joined Otis as Provost in 2011, is currently serving as Interim President. Walk earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. from Wellesley College. The Provost provides educational leadership and oversees the Division of Student Learning & Success, which comprises undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs, campus life programs, enrollment services, travel study and exchange programs, academic support services, and the galleries. Prior to 2011, Walk held academic leadership positions at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Pitzer College. She built and directed the acclaimed interdisciplinary Princeton Writing Program, and at Pitzer she spearheaded successful strategic planning and reaccreditation efforts. An award-winning teacher, Walk has 25 years of experience in the college classroom. Her publications, papers, and invited talks and workshops have focused on best practices in writing pedagogy, student writing development, and educational assessment. Her guide, Teaching with Writing, is used for faculty development in institutions around the country. As departing President Hoi stated, "I cannot imagine a better interim president than Dr. Kerry Walk to lead the great Otis team into its next phase of service and success."