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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


Illustration Radar

Aug 9, 2013
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otis mfa graphic design graduation give away, rachel fishman

Aug 7, 2013
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Kali Nikitas Photo

Aug 6, 2013
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As the OTIS MFA Graphic Design summer session 2013 comes to a close (open house this Sunday!) I want to acknowledge our students who clearly know how to have a good time!!!!! one of my favorite summer pics enclosed.



Aug 1, 2013
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congratulations to the mfa graphic design students at otis. publication is a collection of select work documenting each mfa candidate’s graduate career. thanks to randoald sabbe, visiting artist.



Jul 25, 2013
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MFA 3, completion ceremony posters. OTIS MFA Graphic Design Department. Randoald Sabbe, Gent-based graphic designer, as Visiting Artist leading workshop for final exhibition.



Jul 19, 2013
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Randoald Sabbe of Jan en Randoald, Gent, last speaker of the summer!



fantastic poster designed by MFA candidate Emi Tamaru, otis college of art and design, one week workshop + public lecture


Jul 12, 2013
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Images from last week’s Pecha Kucha. My contribution/certificates of inspiration to students.



Jul 8, 2013
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l’ll be there

Jul 3, 2013
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Otis MFA Graphic Design, Faculty Pecha Kucha, curated by Hazel Mandujano



Kali Nikitas as presenter. TOPIC: awarding students with certificates of appreciation for being an inspiration.

Jun 27, 2013
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evidence of a great two-day workshop with Brazilian, New York-based calligrapher and force of energy, YOMAR AUGUSTO. students loved him!