• 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 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.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event

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


    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!


    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on


Armed Services Veterans Become Otis Students

Spotlight Category: Student
“Do some research. Luckily Otis is a Yellow Ribbon School... so you’ll get a $200,000 education virtually for free.”
That is the advice that Justin Wilson (‘15) would give to other veterans looking to pursue a career beyond the military. After having served in the Navy for 12 years, Jason began practicing the art of tattooing. He soon found that his favorite tattoo artists had formal art training. Wanting to master his skill, Jason enrolled at Otis and graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts. Currently, Jason is in the first year of the Graduate Writing Program where he is working on a short novel as well as his memoirs.  


Otis is proud to welcome armed services veterans who are interested in pursuing a career in art and design. Whether to set a new career path or refine skills learned in the armed forces, Otis provides a rigorous and supportive environment in which student vets are welcomed to launch the next phase in their careers. 

Visit Otis' Youtube Student Veterans Channel.
Hear from more student Vets on why they chose to attend Otis, their experiences while in the program, and their aspirations for what's next:
Christopher Bach (‘18) served as a Gunner’s Mate in the Navy for 4 years. He had always loved to draw and spent hours while at sea sketching to pass the time. As of Spring 2016, he is studying Visual Effects in the Digital Media Department.
Samuel Chon (’18) was a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps for 5 years serving as a Crew Chief. As of Spring 2016, he is studying Concept Art and Animation in the Digital Media Department.
Nicholas Edinger (‘16) was a Corporal in the Marine Corps for 5 years, serving as a Combat Photographer. He is now a senior in the Digital Media Department focusing on Concept Art and Character Design for video games.
Marine Corps. Seargent Heather Golden (’16) who served as a public relations specialist is finishing her BFA degree in the Communication Arts department concentrating on corporate branding, and paper design.
Digital Media sophomore Evan Moinvaziri (‘18), who served in the Navy for 10 years as an Air Traffic Controller, is studying Animation and Motion Graphics.
Daniel Moore (’18) was in the Air Force for 10 years, serving as a Knowledge Operation Specialist. As of January ’16, he is a Sophomore in the Communication Arts Department studying Illustration, and developing a comic series.
Jeffrey Sanford (’18) was in the Air Force for 6 years, serving as an Imagery Analyst. As of Spring 2016, he is a Sophomore in the Digital Media Department at Otis, focusing on Story Development in video games.
Robert Spangle (‘16) was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, serving in Reconnaissance. He is a Senior in the Product Design Department at Otis, designing a line of travel goods and accessories. 
Otis proudly receives support from The Ahmanson Foundation for veteran student scholarships. To learn more visit the website of the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative at Vetsback2college.comFor information about Veteran benefits, Otis’ Yellow Ribbon Program, and the G.I. Bill visit Financial Aid.
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