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  • Otis welcomes the Japan Foundation and honored guests Kashiwagi Hiroshi and Yoshifumi Nakamura for a lecture on contemporary Japanese design. 
  • 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

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Renee Petropoulos

Renee Petropoulos
Associate Professor
Education: 

BA in Art History, 
MFA in Visual Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Bio/Affiliation: 

Renee Petropoulos has created projects and exhibited internationally, most recently embarking on the project "Among Nations (Mostly)" which was initiated with a performance "Analogue", and a set of book designs and a text for Les Figues Press (2011).  "Black Star", begun in 2006, is a performance in continuum in Berlin.  Her most recent installment of "Prototype for the History of Painting: Eingrouping Social Historical" was installed in MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador.  Her film, "Two or Three Things I Know About Gas Station Mini Marts" screened at Screening, in Philadelphia.  Presently she is working on the outdoor public sculpture project “Bouquet” that will be situated in Santa Monica, California at a street and pedestrian intersection. This spring she will participate in the exhibitions “Telephone” at the Torrance Art Museum and ‘Painting Design Speculation Generosity’ at CB! Gallery.  She will be performing “Analog: Among Nations” this fall at the MAK at the Schindler House this fall. She has received numerous grants including the California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Grant, A Ford Travel Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. She is part of the organization SASSAS, Society for the Activation of Social Spaces Through Art and Sound, which produces sound events throughout Los Angeles. Petropoulos has a B.A. in Art History and an MFA in Studio Practice from UCLA. Petropoulos is presently Professor of Art in the Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Studies Department. She has also taught and lectured internationally most recently in the Netherlands and in China.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2013, 2008-09, 2006-07, 2004-05

In 2004, she received a City of L.A. Artist Grant.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/EXHIBITIONS:  

Exhibitions: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; San Francisco Jewish Museum; Blaffer Museum; Occidental College Weingart Gallery; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Numerous national public site commissions
COLA Grant