Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
    More

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
    More

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
    More
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    More
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

O-Tube

Graduate Public Practice Radar

Aug 29, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
What do students in the Otis MFA Public Practice have time to do while completing their MFA? While in the program developing their skill sets and social practice oriented work in a variety of interests such as institutional diversity, ecology, womens rights etc.; students are maintaining a presence in the field including major installations at [more]
Aug 28, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
ANTELOPE-VALLEY-PROJECT_ORIGINALTEAM ANTELOPE VALLEY PROJECT: Amy Sanchez, Laurie Peake (Metabolic Studio Fellow), Tracee Johnson (Graduate Teaching Fellow), Misael Diaz (Cognate Collective with Amy Sanchez), Suzanne Lacy (Program Chair) and Robin Gilliam (Project Manager) Our first year project takes place this year in Antelope Valley, with a partnership between the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the [more]
Aug 28, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
1391925_10202446166375567_600998249_nBy Victor Albarracin Public Faculty is a series of works produced since 2008 by Dutch artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk as a way to “engage in collective learning through a process of knowledge exchange within the context of a certain place.” These certain places have included a park in Skopje, Macedonia; a bad reputed square in [more]
Aug 5, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
Otis_DeptCards_2014.indd  By Victor Albarracin Public Faculty is a series of works produced since 2008 by Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk as a way to “engage in collective learning through a process of knowledge exchange within the context of a certain place.” These certain places have included a park in Skopje, Macedonia; a bad reputed square [more]
Jun 10, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
Otis_DeptCards_2014.inddBy Tracee Johnson DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE What happens when an art exhibition leaves traditional art space for a bowling alley? The 2014 Graduate Public Practice MFA Exhibition was held at the AMF El Dorado Lanes bowling alley, across the street from Otis campus. The works in the exhibition covered a wide range of [more]
Feb 10, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
cafe talksBy Tracee Johnson PODCAST COMING SOON! On February 3rd through February 8th, art theorist Stephen Wright visited faculty and students from the Otis Public Practice Graduate program to discuss the frequently contemplated question in our field of, “WHEN does Social Practice occur?” When is the social practiced or become social? Where does it draw its [more]
Feb 4, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
SPArt Event  Faculty and colleagues in the social practice field gathered at the SPArt Party on February 5, 2014, to celebrate the winning recipients of three inaugural 10k grants extended by a new foundation dedicated to Social Practice Art (SPArt). Founded by Alexandra Shabtai, this new foundation aims to support artists of all stages in their [more]
Jan 8, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
PublicBy Victor Albarracin Dana Yahalomi Public Movement workshop November–December, 2013 At first sight, the definition of a “public movement” seems to be as clear as we can read it on the collective’s website (hyperlink: publicmovement.org): Public Movement is a performative research body that investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. The movement explores the political [more]
Nov 22, 2013
Graduate Public Practice
taco-talks  Informal talk about the Otis Public Practice first year studio this year working in Camino Verde, a community of Tijuana.   SATURDAY, December 7th 11:30-1PM Otis MFA Public Practice Studio 1657 18th Street – Santa Monica, CA 90494 Otis Public Practice invites you to come, create, and enjoy tacos over a facilitated conversation on [more]
Nov 22, 2013
Graduate Public Practice
Otis-Public-Practice-Fallen-Fruit-Workshop-Group-Working  Workshop with Fallen Fruit at Arts Restore LA Fruitique involving Otis MFA Public Practice and USC Curatorial Practices students. NOVEMBER 2013 Students from the Otis MFA Public Practice and USC Curatorial Practice programs participated in a workshop with Fallen Fruit at their Fruitique, a project of the Arts Restore LA to reclaim empty storefronts [more]

Pages