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  • Jillian Mayer is an artist and filmmaker living in South Florida. Her video works and performances have been premiered at galleries and museums internationally such as MoMA, MoCA:NoMi, BAM, Bass Museum, the Contemporary Museum of Montreal with the Montreal Biennial (2014) and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and the New York Film Festival. She was recently featured in Art Papers, ArtNews and Art Forum discussing identity, Internet and her artistic practices and influences.
  • York Chang (b. 1973, St. Louis, MO) is an interdisciplinary artist who uses forensic and archival information systems as supports for poetic gestures and alternate histories, in order to interrogate the aesthetic conventions of authority which often serve to blur the line between fiction and reality. He earned both his BFA (1996) and Juris Doctorate (2001) from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). York Chang lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and is represented by Greene Exhibitions. 
     
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  • Oliver Kellhammer is an independent artist, writer and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. His recent work has focused on the psychosocial effects of climate change, cleaning up contaminated soils, reintroducing prehistoric trees to landscape damaged by industrial logging and cataloging the ecology of brownfield ecologies. He currently works as a lecturer in sustainable systems at Parsons in New York City.
     
  • Emily Kendal Frey is the author of the poetry collections The Grief Performance, selected for the Cleveland State Poetry Center's 2010 First Book Prize by Rae Armantrout, and Sorrow Arrow, as well as the the chapbooks Frances, The New Planet, and Airport. The winner of the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, Frey's poetry has appeared in the journals Octopus and the Oregonian. She lives in Portland.

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  • In this performance I try to summarize In search of past time with my own words, as a story of another time which reveals itself contemporary. I deliver my own intimate and personal perception of this book which radiates in my life. Each performance is another opportunity to explore different zones of the book, proceeding at random, inspired by an aleatory and fickle memory. 
     
  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.4 by IÑAKI ÁBALOS

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Christopher Knight and Rick Lowe in Residence

OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2009/10 CRITIC-IN-RESIDENCE: CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT AND 2010 VISUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: RICK LOWE
Christopher Knight
Christopher Knight
Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe

OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2009/10 CRITIC-IN-RESIDENCE: CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT

 

WHO: Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times is the 2009/10 visiting critic in Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. In his course, titled Criticism, Journalism and Looking @ Art, Knight tells Otis students “Eclecticism is a virtue. For journalistic art criticism, which encounters an unlimited range of art and art-related events, it is also essential.”
WHAT: Criticism, Journalism and Looking @ Art, a public lecture. Otis College is presenting this lecture in conjunction with the Santa Monica College Art Department.
Event is generously sponsored by the SMC Associates.
WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Directions and parking information at http://thebroadstage.com/index.php/193
More Information: Press Release (PDF)

 

 

OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2010 VISUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: RICK LOWE

 

WHO: Artist and community activist Rick Lowe is the Visual Artist-in-Residence for the Spring 2010 semester at Otis, supported by the Nimoy Foundation. Lowe, who founded Project Row Houses - considered the
most impressive and visionary public art project in the country - will work with Otis students to help them understand artists’ larger roles and potential contribution within a community.
WHAT: Towards Social Sculpture: A Conversation with Rick Lowe
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
7pm Reception, 7:30pm Lecture
WHERE: The Forum at Ahmanson Hall, Otis College Of Art And Design (Goldsmith campus, near LAX) 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
More Information: Press Release (PDF)

ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.

Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; the Graduate Studios are in nearby Culver City, and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.
 

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