• Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history Anna Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, or curatorial projects she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions.

  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures

    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.


Faculty Member

Continuing Education Faculty

Beverly Bledsoe

Beverly Bledsoe, BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Ms. Bledsoe is a Southern California artist who has taught drawing and life drawing at Otis College of Art and Design since 1999. Ms. Bledsoe has taught painting and printmaking at numerous colleges and universities in Southern California including Loyola Marymount University, California State University, Los Angeles, El Camino College, Long Beach City College, Cerritos College, and the University of Houston. She has won various awards in printmaking and received a cultural grant from the America Center in Helsinki, Finland. Ms. Bledsoe has had numerous one-person exhibitions in Los Angeles, Houston, and Helsinki, Finland and has been included in faculty exhibitions at all of the above listed universities and colleges.

2017 Spring Session course(s) instructed by Beverly Bledsoe:
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