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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event

    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures

    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event

    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures

    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.


Fashion Design Radar

Jul 8, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Mary Jo Bruno - Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show 2013For 25 years, lingerie designer MJ, a student of the renowned Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, has refined and redefined the artisanship of lingerie design. Mary Jo Bruno has perfected her craft as a luxury lingerie designer. The Mary Jo Bruno label sells directly to major retailors, such as Neiman Marcus, [...]
Jul 8, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Billabong is a world leader in surf apparel and accessory design, from early innovations, such as developing the first leg rope, the tucked-under edge surf board design, and hand-made board shorts with superior functionality, to a full spectrum of offerings for board sports – Surf, Skate, Snow, and Wake – driven by a commitment to [...]
May 8, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Otis College of Art and Design’s 31st Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, in Beverly Hills, CA on May 4, 2013, raised over $1 million for student scholarships. The annual benefit black-tie gala is Los Angeles’ largest fashion runway show, attracting celebrities, designers, business and entertainment industry leaders, and philanthropists to support burgeoning young talent in [...]
May 3, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
This year at the Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show there will be a silent auction. Guests can bid on and take home original student garments featured in the show as well as works of art, jewelry and other items donated by prestigious Otis alumni who have made their mark in the art and design [...]
May 1, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Check out alumna Claire Pettibone’s blog about mentoring the incredibly talented students at her alma mater. Get a peek into the design process, from design direction, sketches, muslin fittings, all leading up to the juried show voted on by the leaders in the fashion world.
Apr 23, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Sandow Birk (Fine Arts, ’89) is one of the outstanding Otis Alumni who have donated work for the silent auction at this year’s Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show.
Apr 11, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Otis Fashion Design Mentor Bob Mackie talks about what inspires his work, sustainability, what he’s learned since he started in the business, and more.
Apr 9, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
This year’s Jury Show was an amazing success thanks to the Fashion Department. All the mentor projects were on display for designers in the industry to come view the student work along with Otis Alumni. Viewers were given ballots to vote and make comments on all garments. Here are some photos for anyone who missed [...]
Apr 5, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Mark Dean Veca (Fine Arts, ’85) is one of the outstanding Otis Alumni who have donated work for the silent auction at this year’s Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show.
Apr 4, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Students all gathered to help the fashion department prepare for the Jury show. The show will be held tomorrow at the California Mart and alumni along with mentors will all join to view the show.