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  • 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.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Visiting Artists

Celebrated Graphic Designers and Artists to Converge for the 4th annual Design Week 2014

Design Week, June 15–21, 2014

A core component of Otis’ MFA Program, Design Week introduces students to the international design community. 

Design Week is a profound experience for 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 that collaboration, risk taking, and relationship building are the foundational elements of a successful practice.

Students from other institutions are welcome to participate during the week. Select schools include: Sint Lucas - Gent, Sint Lucas - Antwerp, Cal Arts, and Lucerne School of Graphic Design.

This year, Otis welcomed six recognized graphic design studios from four countries who hosted workshops over the course of the week and gave one-collective public lecture.

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

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

Recent Visiting Artists and Designers

Danielle Aubert
Stuart Bailey
Peter Bil’ak
Rick Poynor
Michael Bierut
Jeff Keedy
Sara De Bondt
Keetra Dean Dixon
Emory Douglas
Hansje van Halem
Hort
Jan & Randoald
Harmen Liemburg
Metahaven
Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan
Pinar & Viola
Maki Suzuki
James Goggin
Ludovic Balland
Gail Swanlund
Team Thursday

Design Week 2014

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