Events
  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Welcome to the Haunted Boulevard. Join DJ Platinum (Grace Potter) and DJ Batsy (Jessi Hita) for a journey of the folklores, urban legends, and paranormal encounters from different cultures. 

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.

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Suzanne Lacy to Recieve Distinguished Artist Award For Lifetime Achievement from the College Art Association

Please contact Margaret Reeve (310) 665 6957 for inquiries.

Radical Artist and Public Practice Chair at Otis College Recognized for Commitment to Feminism and Social Change

Award Presentation on February 10
Coincides with Release of Lacy Biography

LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2010) – The College Art Association (CAA) has announced that Suzanne Lacy will be the recipient of its 2010 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement. According to CAA, this award celebrates the career of an artist who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated particular commitment to her work throughout a long career and has had an important impact nationally and internationally on the field. Lacy, who lives and works in Los Angeles, is the founding chair of the MFA Public Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design, first joining the college in 2002 as head of the Fine Arts Department. She is an internationally regarded artist whose work over almost four decades includes installations, video, and performance that address issues of sexual violence, aging, incarceration, illness, poverty, and a range of social-justice issues. In announcing this 2010 award recipient, CAA wrote “the continuum of Suzanne Lacy’s career mirrors the history of contemporary art: performance, installation, activism, social practice, and public engagement. Lacy has maintained a career resolute in its commitment to feminism and social change”. Beginning in the mid-1960s as a zoology student at University of California, Santa Barbara, Lacy later attended the Feminist Art Program at California Institute for the Arts, where she received her MFA. She was an integral and pioneering member of the Women’s Studio Workshop, Woman’s Building, and other important landmarks of feminist art. Lacy is also co•founder of the Visual Public Arts Institute at California State University, Monterey, and editor of Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art. One of CAA’s most illustrious prizes, the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, first presented in 1988, has recognized the long, prominent, and influential careers of many contemporary artists, among them Joan Mitchell and Louise Bourgeois in the 1980s; Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Peter Voulkos and John Baldessari in the 1990s; and Alison Knowles, Elizabeth Murray, Wayne Thiebaud and Chris Burden in the last decade.

The CAA Award jury members who selected Suzanne Lacy for the 2010 honor are Stephanie Barron, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, chair; Hannah Higgins, University of Illinois, Chicago; and Alison de Lima Green, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In congratulating Lacy, Otis College President Samuel Hoi said “As artist, educator, social activist, and writer, her work over the course of more than 30 years has focused on taking art out of the gallery and into the world to engage new audiences and galvanize a public discussion about race, poverty, and social justice. Otis College is extremely proud and pleased to have Suzanne as an illustrious member of our faculty, and we congratulate her on this distinguished award”. CAA President Paul B. Jaskot will present the 2010 Awards for Distinction at Convocation, to be held during CAA’s 98th Annual Conference on February 10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Annual Conference—hosting scholarly sessions, panel discussions, career-development workshops, art exhibitions, a book and trade fair, and more—is the largest gathering of artists, art historians, students, and arts professionals in the United States. In addition, a new book on Lacy, written by Sharon Irish and published by the University of Minnesota Press, will be released in early February 2010. Suzanne Lacy Spaces Between is the first in-depth exploration of the dynamic work of this radical artist. Lacy will be present with the author at a book signing on February 11 from Noon until 1pm at the University of Minnesota Press booth during the CAA Conference. Additional information on CAA, the 2010 Awards for Distinction and the 98th Annual Conference is available at http://www.collegeart.org Information on Otis College of Art and Design is available at http://archive.otis.edu or by calling 310 665-6800.

PRESS CONTACT: Sheri Mobley (323) 668-0874; smobley@mobleymarketing.com

 

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