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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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.




Jul 07, 2015
As part of a generation of artists that emerged in the US in the early 1980s, Larry Johnson is the 'artist's artist' par excellence, highly respected by fellow practitioners and students... More
Jul 06, 2015
Mural artist Kent Twitchell is extra busy at his canvas: L.A.'s streets By Deborah Vankin   With his shock of silver hair, snowy beard and paint-spattered blue jeans, Kent Twitchell races... More
Jul 02, 2015
For the second time, Otis’ Creative Action class “Whose Puppet? Multiculturalism, Puppetry, and The Parade” is designing, fabricating, and presenting a float to the Westchester... More
Jun 26, 2015
Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015   Two-part exhibition celebrating the works of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, curated jointly by the... More
Jun 26, 2015
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage By Betty Marín   Since April, Slanguage Studio artists Monica A. Martinez, Emilio Venegas Jr., Karla Diaz, and Mario Ybarra Jr. have taken over the 18th Street Arts... More
Jun 25, 2015
How L.A. Can Keep Its Creative Hive Buzzing By Paul Bisceglio   Los Angeles isn’t fantasizing when it calls itself America’s creative capital–the numbers back it up.... More