• 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

    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
    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


Alumnus Jeffrey Vallance on KCRW's Art Talk

Jeffrey Vallance: The Medium is the Message

By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Jeffrey Vallance's serious work as a artist, which began while still attending high school in the San Fernando Valley, is defined by a consistency within an extremely varied and superficially innocent collection of drawings, sculptures, books, performances, videos and life adventures.
His current line of inquiry came from the fact that his grandmother, Nina Vallance, was a clairvoyant with a psychic shop in Long Beach. His exhibition at CB1 Gallery, The Medium is the Message, was inspired by an actual seance the artist had organized to take place by professional mediums at the 2010 Frieze Art Fair in London, which I happened to see. Before a packed auditorium, the mediums channeled the spirits of dead artists ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol. I distinctly remember Jackson's Pollock's remarks from grave, complaining that everything was beige.
For this exhibition, Vallance created "spirit photographs" similar to those concocted in the 19th century that purported to capture otherworldly presences that could not be seen by mortal eyes. In large black and white photographs, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp and others are depicted in the presence of mysterious cloudy auras and symbolic aspects of the artist's life or art. Texts with observations from the original sceance are posted next to each photograph, a demonstration of faux objectivity. Ostensibly inspired by the findings of the seance, Vallance created relics for each artist including a reliquary for Duchamp containing pearl cufflinks. Like the best of satirists, Vallance's work is often rife with questions and observations that can be experienced as possibly sincere and possibly mocking. Read more here.
Source: KCRW
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