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  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.

     

    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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Shamsia Hassani Visits Otis Fine Arts

Mar 16, 2016
Afghan Graffiti Artist and Activist
Spotlight Category: Distinguished Visitors

Afghan graffiti artist and educator, Shamsia Hassani, visited Otis Fine Arts on March 2. During her visit, Hassani had lunch with faculty, gave a lecture about her practice, and did studio visits with fine arts seniors. Department Chair Meg Cranston first met the artist in her home country of Afghanistan while traveling there in 2014 for the Afghan Carpet Project, a collaboration between six LA artists and weavers in Kabul and Bamiyan that was presented at the UCLA Hammer Museum last year.

Shamsia Hassani is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Hammer Museum. She is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Kabul University. In 2014, Hassani was named one of Foreign Policy Journal's 100 Global Thinkers. She is one of the founders of the Berang Arts Organization, the first artist-run collective in Afghanistan. While in Los Angeles, the artist has also completed a mural in the West Adams neighborhood and had a solo show of new paintings at Seyhoun Gallery.

To learn more about this rising star, see a March 16, 2016 article in the LA Times: See how graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani is giving Afghan woman a voice despite the danger.; or view this video by The Creator's Project: Kabul's Female Graffiti Master.

 

Image: Shamsia Hassani stands in front of her mural at 4900 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Francine Orr/LA Times.

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