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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Celebrated Graphic Designers and Artists to Converge for Design Week 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos:
310–665–6857 / jaxtell@otis.edu

Otis College of Art and Design hosts a vibrant international learning community of students, faculty, and visiting artists for Design Week June 15-21, 2014.
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Otis College of Art and Design’s MFA Graphic Design Program hosts its 4th annual Design Week June 15-21, 2014. A core component of Otis’ MFA Program, Design Week introduces students to the international design community. This year, Otis welcomes six recognized graphic design studios from four different countries who will host workshops over the course of the week and give one-collective lecture open to the public on the evening of Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 7PM, on Otis College of Art and Design’s Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, located at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

In addition to current and incoming Otis MFA candidates, the department welcomes students from other institutions to participate during the week. Select schools include: Sint Lucas - Gent, Sint Lucas - Antwerp, Cal Arts, and Lucerne School of Graphic Design.

“Each year we kick off our summer session with Design Week. This event sets an energetic tone for the entire semester,” says Kali Nikitas, Founding Chair of the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis. “It is a profound experience for our students to engage with designers and other students who introduce diverse perspectives and new ways of thinking and practicing in a global world. This transformative experience shapes the culture of the department and confirms for our students that collaboration, risk taking, and relationship building are the foundational elements of a successful practice.”

PARTICIPATING STUDIOS - DESIGN WEEK
Niessen @ de Vries, Amsterdam
Cox and Grussenmeyer, Antwerp
Type Radio, Rotterdam
Feixen Studio, Lucerne,
Project Projects, New York
Lava Design Agency, Amsterdam

PUBLIC LECTURE
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7PM
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus – Forum
Admission – Free

Otis College of Art and Design’s 4th annual Design Week is made possible in part with generous support from The Consulate General of the Netherlands and Swissnex.

UPCOMING VISITING ARTISTS – SUMMER 2014
Linked by Air, New York
Los Hopper, Los Angeles
Greenblatt Wexler, New York
Yasmin Khan, Long Beach
Denise Gonzalez Crisp, North Carolina/Los Angeles
Stefan Schaefer, Amsterdam
Davey Whitcraft, Amsterdam

ABOUT GRADUATE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM
The limited-residency MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design provides a rigorous and challenging academic and studio environment for candidates interested in enhancing their current professional practice.

Participants select from three individual themes or tracks: social responsibility of the designer in society, typography and type design, or advancing the discipline through theory and innovation. Each track speaks directly to educating conscientious individuals who recognize the value of design and its role in society. Coursework is comprised of research, readings, studio projects (assigned and self-directed), and a final project. The department provides students with instruction by core faculty, visiting lecturers, and visiting artists who are recognized nationally and internationally in their design and art practice.

The program is two years and two months running for three consecutive summers with two part-time spring semesters that can be completed on or off-site. Incoming students begin the program at the start of each summer session.

Each summer sessions begin with “Design Week:” multiple workshops running simultaneously and hosted by internationally recognized visiting artists whose practice exemplifies alternative practices.

The program hosts weekly lectures, open to the public, by artists and designers from Los Angeles and beyond.

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ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at www.otis.edu.
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