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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Alumni Radar

Feb 19, 2014
Alumni News
Coleen Sterritt's "Ronde de Jambe" is included in the exhibition. (Coleen Sterritt/Another Year in LA)Graduate Fine Arts alumna Coleen Sterritt (’79) recently had a solo exhibition of sculpture and works of paper at Another Year in LA, Torque. She also got a great review by David Pagel of the Los Angeles Times. “The best works in “Torque,” Coleen Sterritt’s smart solo show at Another Year in LA look like [more]
Feb 19, 2014
Alumni News
Graduate Fine Arts alumnus and famous muralist Kent Twitchell (’77) was recently featured and interviewed on Voice of America in a piece called “Los Angeles Murals Add Color, Character to City” Read and watch the interview HERE.  
Feb 19, 2014
Alumni News
Torrance ReverbSeveral Otis alumni are in a group exhibition at Torrance Art Museum, Reverb: Music as Both Inspiration and Content in Contemporary Art. Steven Bankhead (’01 MFA), Juan Capistran (’99 Fine Arts), Kio Griffith (’86 Communication Arts), Mineko Grimmer (’81 MFA Fine Arts), and Steve Roden (’86 Fine Arts). Read Peter Frank’s Essay written for Reverb [more]
Feb 7, 2014
Alumni News
Claire OringDigital Media alumna Claire Oring (’11) was recently profiled on American Photo about her work as a photographer: “Many photographers would see Claire Oring’s early career as something of a fairy tale. She had been out of school for about six weeks—having taken one photography class while earning her bachelor’s degree in 3-D animation from [more]
Feb 7, 2014
Alumni News
Juan Capistran What We WantFine Arts alumnus, Juan Capistran has a solo show at the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas, Austin, What We Want, What We Believe: Towards A Higher Fidelity, January 31- March 8, 2014. “Los Angeles-based artist Juan Capistran considers his art practice to be a form of visual “bootlegging.” Inspired by the practice [more]
Feb 7, 2014
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19 x 10.5 inchesFine Arts alumna Angela Berkson (’89) had a solo show, art ◊ is ◊ fact, at Exhibit/208 in Albuquerque, NM this fall. “Bridging the gap between reality and a dream world is no easy feat, but artist Angela Berkson will help point you in the right direction. Berkson’s exhibition Art Is Fact is comprised of over [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Alumni News
Rachel FishmanGraduate Graphic Design alumna Rachel Fishman (’14) was mentioned on AIGA Los Angeles for a poster she designed in collaboration with Otis Graphic Design student Louis Alvarado, for Felix Beltran‘s recent visiting artist lecture.  http://losangeles.aiga.org/design-in-los-angeles-felix-beltran-poster/
Feb 6, 2014
Alumni News
SatsukiCommunication Arts alumna, designer, and maker Satsuki Shibuya (’09) has over 1 million followers on Pinterest! You can check out her boards here: http://pinterest.com/satsukishibuya/ Satsuki has been profiled on several blogs about her style and spaces. Check out West Elm’s interview with her here: http://blog.westelm.com/2013/05/08/satsuki-shibuya/ Satsuki is also featured in one of Otis’ alumni videos [more]
Jan 27, 2014
Alumni News
Daniel NolanEnvironmental Design alumnus and garden/outdoor space designer Daniel Nolan (’02), was chosen as one of five designers for Sunset Magazine’s Reimagining the Sunset Home, a celebration of iconic Sunset spaces from 1940-1980. For more about Daniel and the exhibition, visit: http://westphoria.sunset.com/2013/05/16/meet-the-designer-daniel-nolan-flora-grubb-gardens/ Read more about Daniel and his work with, Flora Grubb Gardens, HERE.  
Jan 27, 2014
Alumni News
John Sweeney Remembering smallDigital Media alumnus John Sweeney (’11) was a concept artist for the critically acclaimed and award winning video game, The Last of Us. “Twenty years after a pandemic radically transformed known civilization, infected humans run amuck and survivors kill one another for sustenance and weapons – literally whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, [more]

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