The alumni team of Daniel Phillips (Architecture/Landscape/Interiors '08) and Kim Karlsrud (Product Design '07) were awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, one of the highest honors in the U.S. art and humanities field.
Fine Arts faculty member Dorit Cypis won a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Princeton Review, an influential admissions consulting and test preparation company, selected Otis among 124 U.S. institutions for their "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region/Best of the West"; the colleges are unranked. In total, 643 schools received this “regional best” designation, representing only 25% of the nation's four-year colleges.
Otis Fashion Design is #1 on the West Coast according to Fashion Schools listing of the top 10 Fashion Schools, based on academic reputation, selectivity, breadth of the program and faculty, and location
Animation Career Review ranked Otis #4 of its top 20 animation programs in the West.
Among Guggenheim Fellowship winners are faculty members Meg Cranston (Chair, Fine Arts), Jacci den Hartog, and Carole Caroompas; former faculty members Peter Voulkos and Emerson Woelffer; and alumni John Baldessari ('58), Sandow Birk ('89), Robert Irwin ('50), Dorothy Jeakins ('36), John Lees ('67 MFA), Ruben Ochoa ('97), Alison Saar ('81 MFA), and Jeffrey Vallance ('81 MFA).
MacArthur Fellows include alumni Robert Irwin, Kerry James Marshall ('78) and David Hammons ('72).
2011-2012 Individual Awards
Khoi Vinh ('93)
50 Most Influential Designers in America, 2011
Berton Hasebe (’05)
Best New Visual Artist, 2012
Matt Nava (’08)
Five BAFTA Awards
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)
Entertainment Software Association (ESA)’s ITP
Amazon’s 20 Top Games of 2012
Game City Prize
Spike Video’s Video Game Awards
Julianne Eckert (’09)
L.A. Stop Motion Film Award
Diane Gamboa (’84) and Maryrose Mendoza (’85)
L.A. Artists Fellowship Laboratory Exhibition for experimental, site-specific public artworks
Lori Choi, Emily Keifer and Rodrigo Zayas, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Students
Honorable Mention in the L.A. Business Council’s 2012 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award Design Charrette
Catherine Hernandez, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Students
Illuminating Engineering Society Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition
Daniel Zhang, Digital Media student
Cut&Paste LA 2012
Steve Hurd, Fine Arts faculty member
City of L.A. Individual Fellowship
Alan Nakagawa (’86) and Mario Ybarra Jr. (’99)
Mid-career Visual Artist Fellowships, City of L.A.
Jessica Silverman (’05)
30 under 30 influential arts professionals
Finalist in the Computer Graphics Student of the Year International Competition
Holly Tempo, Fine Arts faculty member
2012 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Dawn Baillie (’86)
Saul Bass Award, Hollywood Reporter’s annual Key Art Awards
Renee A. Fox (’02)
CBS Best Art Curators of Los Angeles
Jade Lai (’02)
2012's Top 20 Tastemakers by Surface Magazine
Alison Saar (’81 MFA)
US Artists Grant
Raymond Zibach (’90)
Academy Award nomination for “Kung Fu Panda”
2013-2014 Individual Awards
Matt Nava ('08)
Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30: The Brightest Young Stars in Video Games”
Farrah Karapetian Fine Arts faculty member
2013 California Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art
Suzanne Lacy, Chair, Graduate Public Practice
Tate Live video series
Juliette Bellocq, Graphic Design faculty member
Included in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual for book design
Chloe Leung (’12, Product Design)
Grand prize and people’s choice awards in the annual design competition
George Martinez and Eric Nishioka, Graphic Design students
One Club Young Ones Competition
Christopher Fong, '13 Product Design
2013 Windgate Fellow in mixed media/product design by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.
Meg Cranston, Fine Arts Chair and John Baldessari collaborate to create the inaugural exhibition for Michael Janssen Gallery in Singapore, “Keep it Simple. Keep it Fresh.”