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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Curricular Connections: This Side of the 405

Freeway Studies 1: This Side of the 405

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405
April 13 — June 1, 2013

Freeway Studies is a multi-year, contemporary art-focused curatorial project organized by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, with the assistance of Jeseca Dawson, 2012-2014 Curatorial Fellow, at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, funded in part by Otis’ Board of Governors, features artwork by: Charles Arnoldi, Natalie Arnoldi, Alex Becerra, Larry Bell, Karen Carson, Greg Colson, Meg Cranston, Tony de los Reyes, Mark X. Farina, Steve Galloway, Joe Goode, Scott Grieger, Deborah Hede, Jeremy Kidd, Tom Knechtel, Lies Kraal, Rachel Lachowicz, Lauren Marsolier, Renée Petropoulos, Phranc, Vincent Ramos, Lucas Reiner, Sandy Rodriguez, Liza Ryan, Kim Schoenstadt, Kiki Seror, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith, Jim Starrett, Jon Swihart, Paige Tighe, Shirley Tse, Sam Watters, Chris Wilder, Pontus Willfors, Suzan Woodruff, and Jody Zellen.

Project Blog



Coming soon!


Charles Arnoldi
Website | Video

Natalie Arnoldi

Alex Becerra
Tumblr | Pacific Standard Time | Video

Larry Bell
Website | Video | Video Interview

Karen Carson
Rosamund Felsen Gallery | Video Interview |

Greg Colson
Website | Video 1 | Video 2

Meg Cranston (Faculty)
Y8 Gallery | Hammer Museum | Video Interview (Otis)

Tony de los Reyes
Website | Video Lecture

Mark X. Farina
Website | Video Lecture

Steve Galloway
Rose Gallery | Video Interview

Joe Goode
Website | Video Lecture

Scott Grieger (Faculty)
Website | Video Interview (Otis)

Deborah Hede
Commonwealth & Council | The Drawing Center

Jeremy Kidd

Tom Knechtel
Website | Video Interview | Video

Lies Kraal
ArtScene | Colección Jumex | Video

Rachel Lachowicz
Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Lauren Marsolier

Renée Petropoulos (Faculty)
Rosamund Felsen Gallery | YouTube Channel | Video Lecture (Otis)

Craig Krull Gallery | Blog | Woman’s Building Video (Otis)

Vincent Ramos (’02)
CCF Fellowship

Lucas Reiner (’85)
Website | Video

Sandy Rodriguez
Website | Plaza de la Raza

Liza Ryan
Website | Video

Kim Schoenstadt

Kiki Seror
Website | YouTube Channel

Alexis Smith (Faculty)
Interview | Margo Leavin Gallery | Video Interview

Barbara T. Smith
Performance Guide | I Can: Requiem for I Can’t | Wikipedia | Video Interview (Otis)

Jim Starrett (Faculty)

Jon Swihart
Lora Schlesinger Gallery | Video

Paige Tighe (’10)
Website | Portfolio (Otis) | Walk With Me | Video

Shirley Tse
Shoshana Wayne Gallery | Website | Video

Sam Watters (’02)
Website | Video Lecture

Chris Wilder (Faculty)
ArtSlant | Video

Pontus Willfors

Suzan Woodruff

Jody Zellen
Mobile Art | Website | Portfolio | Video


Press Coverage

Coming soon!