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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

Sep 23, 2013
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
PrintOTIS’ Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department and Center for International Education are pleased to announce Travel Study: BRAZIL 2014! Any OTIS B.F.A. student is welcome to participate for 1 or 2 studio credits, OR for NO credit.     Travel Study: BRAZIL 2014 will offer unique experiences within two major urban centers of Brazil: Brasilia, the modern (60’s) fully-planned [...]
Sep 17, 2013
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Feature_EmersonGroupPhoto  Architecture/Landscape/Interiors’ Building Technology students (Diana Gonong, Shadi Hashemi, Jacob Hoffman, Suna Jaen, Merve Onur, Ju Sung Park, Izzy Savage and Nyann Swain-Welborn) with their instructor, Greg Kochanowski, toured the future Emerson College Los Angeles, by Morphosis, which is currently under construction in Hollywood, at Sunset and Gordon.   Aaron Ragan (Morphosis’ Site Representative as [...]
Sep 17, 2013
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
ExcellDesAwardWinners1213The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Awards for Excellence in Design Studio program recognizes one student in each comprehensive studio course (Studios 1-6) each academic year. Studio instructors are asked to select one student to receive the award based on: consistency of presence, participation and effort; development and use of skills; clarity and incorporation of concept; creativity and excellence [...]
Sep 12, 2013
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog

OHerlihyBlogCompF13Architecture/Landscape/Interiors presents a lecture by
Lorcan O’Herlihy, Founding Principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA], Los Angeles, on [...]

Sep 11, 2013
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
ALIposter0607_091206The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Lectures! Fall 2013 Lectures by Lorcan O’Herlihy, [LOHA], Los Angeles (September 26) and Mark Rios, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles (November 7) will begin at 7:00pm in the Forum, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall Otis College of Art and Design, [...]
Jul 16, 2013
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Hive Installation - Otis Students at Venice Art Walk 2013Architecture/Landscape/Interiors’ Class of 2013 Installation, The HIVE, reappeared, partially, during the Venice Art Crawl on June 20, 2013. The original installation at OTIS College of Art and Design (May 9-16, 2013) consisted of a field of seventy-six tapered hexagonal cells that were suspended, or rested on the floor. This partial re-installation of The HIVE consisted [...]