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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



Architecture / Landscape / Interiors Radar

Aug 26, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
LABC-Awards-2014_Roveri_Walker_KochanowskiArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors’ Senior Lecturer Greg Kochanowski, and Alumni Jaime Roveri (’06) and Brooke Walker (’12) won 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards! The 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards were announced at the Beverly Hilton on June 4, 2014. The Los Angeles Architectural Awards is a program of the Los Angeles Business Council.   The 44th Annual [more]
Aug 20, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
OtisSS_GraduationEmailThe fantastic Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Class of 2010 Installation, Otis Social Space: Landscape Extrusion, has “graduated” from Otis, and will be moving to a new “home”! While we will miss it very much, Otis’ campus is being expanded and redesigned with several new buildings and a new landscape that will not accommodate Landscape Extrusion. The relocated fire [more]
Aug 20, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Brazilian-Urbanism_Final_July-2014Four OTIS B.F.A. students, who participated in Travel Study: Brazil 2014, also enrolled in its associated course, Brazilian Urbanism and its Future.         During spring semester 2014, the students worked with their instructor, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Adjunct Professor Chava Danielson, in researching, conceiving and developing project concepts that they supplemented with their experiences and [more]
Jul 10, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Getting-LA-to_Zero_Sp14Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Merve Onur and Diana Gonong received Honorable Mentions in the “Getting L.A. to Zero” student competition sponsored by The Living Building Challenge Collaborative – Los Angeles.   “Getting L.A. to Zero” called for innovation in three categories: Design, Product and Strategy. Five finalists (individuals or teams) in the Design Innovation Category presented their [more]
Jul 8, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
DonghiaComp2014_WinnersArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Diana Gonong and Izzy Savage were selected as two of only twelve recipients of a 2014 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Student Scholarship!   ANGELO DONGHIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS NEW YORK CITY – - The Angelo Donghia Foundation, a privately held not-for-profit organization, has announced twelve winners of its 2014 Student Scholarship [more]
Jul 3, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Libonati_Lumen-West-Firm-of-the-Year_2014Architecture/Landscape/Interiors’ Senior Lecturer Heather Libonati’s firm Luminesce won the Lumen West 2014 Firm of the Year Award! The 2014 Firm of the Year Award was announced and presented to Heather at the Lumen West Awards Banquet, at the Avalon Hollywood, June 21, 2014. Lumen West Awards is a program of the Illuminating Engineering Society Los [more]
Jun 23, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Brazil2014_ALIStusArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors students Nayungkhumla Chang (junior) and Jusung Park (senior) visited Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18th through 25th, 2014, as part of Otis’ Travel Study: Brazil 2014. Erica Chung (2014 graduate, Communication Arts), David Kline (junior, Fine Arts),  and Vivian Stitzel (junior, Communication Arts) also participated through Travel Study: Brazil 2014. Kathleen Melez, [more]
Jun 17, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
OTISDwell2014_BlogArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors, Fashion Design and Product Design will exhibit student work at Dwell on Design, June 20-22, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Three panels from Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Class of 2014 Installation, GEODE, have been recycled for display of student work at Dwell on Design.   Architecture/Landscape/Interiors’ graduate Erfan Zamani will display one of his projects [more]
Jun 11, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
2008Alums_6YearsLaterGary Garcia is a Senior Designer and Office Manager at Living Green Designs. “Born and raised in South Los Angeles, Gary pursued his interest in furniture and graphic design by enrolling in Santa Monica Community College’s Architecture program. After earning an Associate of Architecture degree in 2003, he began an early professional career as a [more]
Jun 6, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
2014Alums_OneYearLater.1Lori Choi  will begin Master of Architecture Professional Degree studies at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design with Advanced Standing (starting in the second year of the three-year program) this fall, 2014. Hideyo Kameda works as a Designer with artist Miri Chais at MIRI CHAIS | STUDIO. At the studio I work closely with the artist [more]