Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Rosemary Brantley

Rosemary Brantley
Emeritus Department Chair, Fashion Design
Education: 

BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, Otis Parsons School of Design

Bio/Affiliation: 

Founding Chair of Fashion Design, Rosemary Brantley graduated from Parsons College in NY with the esteemed title, “Designer of the Year.”  She immediately began her career as a fashion designer for contemporary and better designer women’s wear, working for numerous reputable companies around the globe including: Kasper (N.Y.); Jaeger of London, The Wool Bureau, Cotton Inc., Stephen Marks (U.K.); Eclipse (CA).  Today, she remains active and current as a fashion designer for Staples Inc., which she began with her partners in 1980.  As a teaching chair, she engages students in the classroom staying abreast of best practices in fashion education and developing the curriculum to include sustainable design and an emphasis in costume design.  Under Rosemary’s visionary leadership the Fashion Design program has over 1200 alumni (over 80% are currently working as professionals in the fashion design industry!), produces the largest Fashion Show in Los Angeles each year, annually raises over $1 million in scholarships for Otis students, and partnered with industry leaders to establish the Otis Sustainability Alliance.  She has appeared annually as a guest judge for Nike-Hurley design competitions since 2007, and as a featured guest designer at National Apparel shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago.  

 

 
AWARDS/HONORS: 

Student Designer of the Year at Parsons School of Design

Recipient of L.A. Fashion “Inspiration” Award, 2005

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist