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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Bolsky Gallery

The Bolsky Gallery is primarily dedicated to student exhibitions. Undergraduate Fine Arts students curate and mount exhibitions during the fall semester, and the Graduate Fine Arts students exhibit their work in the spring. Please see the calendar for a current listing of upcoming exhibitions and events open to the public.

Hours and Location:

Bolksy Gallery, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 846-2614

Hours: Tue-Fri 10am–5pm; Thu 10am-7pm; Sat–Sun 12–4pm


Spring 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

GFA GROUP EXHIBITION
on the roof

May 5 - May 30, 2015

Opening Reception
May 9, 10am - 9pm
May 10, 10am - 2pm

 

Soo Yun Jun
PARABOLIC FLIGHT

March 26
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm

 

Sean Cully
NEW MORNING

March 9 - 18, 2015

March 12
Opening Reception
6:30 - 9:00pm

 

Yasmin Than
GHOST PARTICLES

March 3 - 7, 2015

March 5
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm

 

Delia Perez Salinas Tijerina
PYXIS

February 23 - 28, 2015

February 26
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm

 

Rachel Wolfe
MAKING SENSE

February 16 - 21, 2015

January 31
Closing Reception
6 - 9:00pm

 

Kristy Baltezore
#5DAYS2HIPHOP

February 9 - 13, 2015

February 17
Video Release
9am - 5:00pm

 

Angie Kim
SAME

February 2 - 8, 2015

February 5
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm

 

Jamie Grace Davis
POINTS OF DEPARTURE

January 27 - 31, 2015

January 28
Performaces

1:00 - 1:10pm, 220V.
1:15 - 1:30pm,  ___________ships.

January 31
Closing Reception
4 - 8:00pm

 
RIFST REAYS
Mid–Residency MFA Exhibition 
January 12–24, 2015
Closing reception: January 24, 4-6pm

ASHTON ALLEN
AMANDA BENEFIEL
OK YOUNG CHOI
AYUNA COLLINS
ELIF ERKAN
MELANY MEZA-DIERKS
KATHRYN KERT GREEN
NATHAN GULICK
ELIZABETH MEDINA
KRISTIN MOORE
JEISUNG OH
ZACH ROACH
REGINE RODE

Sponsored by Graduate Fine Arts


Fall 2014 Exhibitions

Enneagram
November 25-8, 2014
(NOTE: Long run date due to holiday)

Reception
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
6-8 pm
 

enneagram

Enneagram is a group show of work by Fine Arts seniors.  Exhibting artists include Austin Mathews, David Klein, Veronica Marshall, Liliana Sanchez, So Jung Tak, Jose Zuniga, Lauren Bowering, Moshen Manzoor and Justin Wilson.


Double Positives
November 11-17, 2014

Reception
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6-9 pm

 

double positives

Double Positives is a group show of work by senior fine art majors.  Exhibiting artists include Constance Abram, Will Bengston, Alexia Bernal, Derek Corns, Samson Day, John Hourihan, Laura Lindlief, Chelsea McCarthy, Max Miles and Angelica Sanchez.


Guilty Pleasure
October 28 - November 3, 2014

Reception
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6-9 pm

guilty pleasure

Guilty Pleasure is a group exhibition of work by senior fine art majors.  Exhibiting artists include Corinne Bernard, Darienn Hesse, Derek Lugo, Glenn Araya, Jose Sanchez, Maia Lee, Natalie Rafisiman, Robert Moore, Seulki Seo, and William Blyth.


An Arranged Marriage
October 7 - 13, 2014

Reception
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6-9 pm

arranged marriage
An Arranged Marriage is a group exhibition featuring the work of Fine Arts seniors Sheri Chillingworth, Andrew Chung, Cinthia Lozano, Christina Mancinas, Kate Newman, Adam Papparotto, Nicolas Ramsey, Natalia Risheq, and Sara Sheridan.


Senior Group Show

September 9 - 16, 2014

Senior Group Show

Group exhibition of work by Fine Arts seniors.  Exhibiting artists include Constance Abram, Glenn Araya, Will Bengston, Alexia Bernal, Corinne Bernard, William Blyth, Laura Bowering, Sheri Chillingworth, Andrew Chung, Derek Corns, Samson Day, Darienn Hesse, John Hourihan, David Klein, Maia Lee, Laura Lindlief, Cinthia Lozano, Derek Lugo, Christina Mancinas, Mohsen Manzoor, Veronica Marshall, Austin Matthew, Chelsea McCarthy, Max Miles, Robert Moore, Kate Newman, Adam Papparotto, Natalie Rafisiman, Nicholas Ramsey, Natalia Risheq, Angelica Sanchez, Jose Sanchez, Liliana Sanchez, Seulki Seo, Sara Sheridan, Kimberly Tak, Justin Wilson and Jose Zuniga. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, September 9, 6-8 pm.


Summer 2014 Exhibition

The Bolsky Gallery features exhibitions of student work organized solely by students during the Fall and Spring semesters. It is programmed during the summer by the curatorial staff of Ben Maltz Gallery. A highly flexible space, the gallery displays a wide variety of work, and provides a professional laboratory for students to develop installation, curatorial and event-planning skills.

 

variations of a whole bolsky card

June 28 - August 27, 2014
Variations of a Whole
A group exhibition of work from Otis Graduate and Undergraduate students

Opening Reception Saturday June 28, 4-6pm
With live music by The Small Steps, and a stencil workshop with Carol Zou celebrating Rosa Parks and transit-based activism

Artists in the exhibition: William Jon Bengtson (BFA Fine Arts), Alexia E. Bernal (BFA Fine Arts), Corinne Bernard (BFA Fine Arts), Derek Corns (BFA Fine Arts), Sean Cully (MFA Fine Arts), Janet E. Dandridge (MFA Fine Arts), Víctor Albarracín Llanos (MFA Public Practice), Laura Lindlief (BFA Fine Arts), Chelsea McCarthy (BFA Fine Arts), Angelica Sanchez (BFA Fine Arts), Yasmin Than (MFA Fine Arts), Rachel Wolfe (MFA Fine Arts), Carol Zou (MFA Public Practice)

Art school is a place where freedom of thought and self-expression flourish, where up-and-coming artists are given an opportunity to restructure codes and belief systems into their own culture. Variations of a Whole, curated by Otis alumna Jeseca Dawson (’12 Graduate Public Practice), combines the work of thirteen artists from both undergraduate and graduate programs in Fine Arts and Public Practice. The work is evidence of the students' exploration of ideas and materials, as well as their desire to manifest meaningful forms of self-expression.  It exemplifies artists in the process of finding their own voice as they investigate identity, experimentation, social responsibility, art theory and the tension between human and natural production.


Spring 2014 Exhibitions by Graduate Fine Arts degree candidates

ELEVEN works by the Graduate Fine Arts class of 2014, May 7 - 19. Opening Reception: Friday May 9, 6-9 PM. 


NESSLESSNESS work by Sweet Samson, April 27 - May 3. Opening Reception: Thursday May 1, 6-9 PM. 


Tied Tides and Small Shifts work by Allison Peck, April 14 - 19. Opening Reception: Thursday April 17, 7-10 PM


work by David Del Franica,  April 7 - 12. Opening Reception: Saturday April 12, 6-8 PM.


Ideal Conditions work by Amanda Katz, Thursday March 27, 6-10 PM. Poetry Reading and Reception: Saturday, March 29 6:30-8 PM


In Defense work by Andrew K. Currey, March 9 - 18, Opening Reception: Thursday March 13, 6-9 PM


a descoberta work by Marcela Gottardo, February 24 - March 6, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 6-9 PM


The Art of The Portrait work by Bryan Bankston, February 13 - 22, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6-9 PM


Material work by Shiva Aliabadi, February 4 - 11, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6-9 PM


Togetherers work by Katy Cowan, January 27 - 31,  Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, 7-10 PM


Self-Titled  work by Rebecca Tull Yates, January 21 - 25, Closing Reception: Saturday, January 25, 4 - 7 PM

guilty pleasure