Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • 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.

O-Tube

Why Give?


Since its founding in 1918 as Los Angeles’ first professional school of art, Otis has provided equitable access to students of diverse backgrounds and trained generations of artists in the vanguard of the cultural and entrepreneurial life of a city that has global influence.

The influential role of the College reflects the robust creative economy of the Los Angeles region,  where creative industries account for 1 out of 8 jobs for an economic impact in excess of $200 billion.

Extraordinary enrollment growth over the past decade has led to a diverse student body of more than 1,100 undergraduates and graduates  one of the most diverse student bodies of any independent arts college in the country.

Current funding priorities—scholarships, academic excellence, and capital improvements—serve a singular purpose: to ensure the creativity and professional success of Otis graduates.

Every donation to the College is an investment in a creative workforce. By making a gift to Otis today, you can inspire the next generation of artists and designers to live their passions and deliver unique and vital contributions to the creative economy.  

Imagine. Create. Connect. Invest.