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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


Advertising Design Radar

Nov 18, 2013
Communication Arts - Tumblr

Nov 18, 2013
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Nov 18, 2013
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Kehinde Wiley

Le Roi à la Chasse [The King at the Hunt], 2006

Oil on canvas

Promised gift of Julie Blakeslee and John Thornton, 2006

Nov 18, 2013
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Strange face session. It has been pretty chilly this morning, so my bespoke double breasted tweed vest (made by the ever talented friend of mine, Julian) and the woolen scarf was well appreciated. 

OH MY OH MY OH MY…a w e s o m e ! ! ! 

Nov 18, 2013
Communication Arts - Tumblr


raf simons fall 2008

Nov 18, 2013
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Ciao Bello by Mattias Edwall

Stylist: Lalle Johnson.

Aug 7, 2013
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Kali Nikitas Photo

Aug 6, 2013
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As the OTIS MFA Graphic Design summer session 2013 comes to a close (open house this Sunday!) I want to acknowledge our students who clearly know how to have a good time!!!!! one of my favorite summer pics enclosed.