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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Faculty Bios

SUMMER OF ART 2014


Joshua Callaghan, MFA, New Genres, University of California Los Angeles; BA Cultural Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Mr. Callaghan has had solo exhibitions at Royale Projects, Steve Turner Contemporary, Haas & Fischer, and Bank. His work has been exhibited in group shows at many venues including L&M Arts (Los Angeles), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (NYC), Frieze New York Art Fair 2012 Sculpture Park, Galleria Fortes Vilaça (Sao Paulo), and Night Gallery (Los Angeles). His public projects can be seen in New York City, Taipei, and several communities in Southern California. He is a Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design and a visual arts instructor at New Roads School.
 

Chava Danielson, M.Arch, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Principal, DSH//architecture; Adjunct Professor, Otis College of Art and Design, Department of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors. Recent projects include the Larchmont Charter High School, Para Los Niños Family Therapeutic Center, a rehabilitation of Rudolph Schindler's Bubeshko Apartments, and many high-end residential projects. Past-chair, Political Outreach Committee of the AIA-Los Angeles, former Board member, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.


Robert Dobbie, BFA in Illustration, Otis College of Art and Design. Mr. Dobbie is a freelance illustrator, who draws inspiration from painter Edward Hopper, Classic Disney, Film Noir and James Ellory. Clients include Hurley, American Airlines, Intel, Fox Family Channel, AFLAC, Snack King, and Murphy Design. Adjunct Professor, Communication Arts Department, Otis College of Art and Design.

 

Roni Feldman, MFA in Painting, Claremont Graduate University; BA in Creative Studies/Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara. Internationally exhibited painter, Mr. Feldman’s exhibitions include Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles; Werkstatt Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco; Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan; Torrance Art Museum; Vincent Price Museum; Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. Reviewed in Art Ltd. Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Seth Ferris, BFA in Graphic Design with highest honors, Art Center College of Design. Mr. Ferris has collaborated with numerous studios, clients, artists and businesses internationally. His work spans printed and digital mediums has been the recipient of the Art Directors Club silver award. He has been a visiting lecturer in the Otis MFA Graphic Design Program and part-time faculty at Otis since 2011.
 

Jeanie Frias, BFA, Otis College of Art and Design. Ms. Frias has taught painting, drawing, and college preparation courses for over 15 years.  Ms. Frias has exhibited nationally. She has taught for UCLA, Occidental College, as well as private and home school groups. As a former admissions counselor for Otis, Ms. Frias has extensive knowledge and understanding of portfolio requirements for art school admissions. She specializes in mentoring young artists towards their goal of successful application to the art college of their choice.
 

Janice Gomez, MFA in photography and installation, Claremont Graduate University; BA combining theater and fine art, San Francisco State University. Ms. Gomez's works have been exhibited at The University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach, Machine Project and Jaus.  She is a co-founder of Summercamp’s ProjectProject, an alternative artist run exhibition and residency space in El Sereno, Los Angeles.
 

Nancy Jo Haselbacher, MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; BFA, Art Institute of Boston. Ms. Haselbacher has exhibited at The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, Temple Univ., Rome, The Museum of Urban Art and Culture, Boston, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Chan Koak, BFA in Illustration/Fine Art, Otis College of Art and Design. Ms. Koak is an illustrator and graphic designer whose work has been exhibited in group shows, and her first illustrated children's book has been self published. Ms. Koak is currently working as a graphic designer and illustrator for children's books.


Tracey Kuchenski, AA Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Costume Cutter/Draper/Build team at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, LA Opera, South Coast Repertory and Guthrie Theater.  Ms. Kuchenski has over 15 years teaching Fashion Design; specializing in Pattern Drafting, Draping and Garment construction.  Senior Lecturer, Otis College of Art & Design.


Candace Lavin, MA in Education, California State University, Los Angeles; BA in Graphic Design, California State University, Northridge. Ms. Lavin is a past Dr. Toy award winner. Her professional experience includes environmental graphic design for Walt Disney Imagineering, product design of toys, collectibles, and specialty gifts for Applause, Warner Bros., and Disney. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Kathleen Marinaccio, BFA in Communication Design, Pratt Institute. Kathleen is the Director, Design Services at Warner Bros., Co-Founder, REAL Creative Space, and Instructor at Otis for 11 years. Kathleen was Partner at Fishbrain, a full service design and creative firm, Creative Director at New World Entertainment and was recently featured in the high school textbook, Careers in Art, published by Scholastic. Past clients include: Marvel, Sony Pictures, CNP National Plaza, AON Center, WME, and Impact Marketing & Promotions.
 

Jessica Minckley, MFA/BFA, Otis College of Art and Design. Ms. Minckley has exhibited nationally including shows at California State University, Long Beach, University of Southern California, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Angles Gallery, Carl Berg Gallery and L.A. Louver Gallery. Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design and Santa Monica College, Continuing Education.
 

Dana Moreshead, BFA in Communication Design, Pratt Institute. Dana has over 24 years of practical business development experience that bridges every aspect of branding, advertising and promotions. Dana was Executive Director, Creative Services & Special Projects at Marvel Entertainment and Vice President of Creative Services and Brand Management at Stan Lee Media. He is currently Owner/Creative Director at Fishbrain where he focuses his energies on both the creative and business development aspects of brand building, consumer products, and corporate identity expansion.
 

Karl Jean Petion, MFA in Film/Video and Fine Art, California Institute of the Arts. Mr. Petion has been an Artist in Residence at the LATE Academies and Renaissance Programs in New York. He has taught art and design in various locations in Los Angeles for several years, participated in “Debating Through the Arts” at the 18th Street Art Center in Los Angeles, and was recently exhibited at Lambert Fine Arts in New York.

Priscy Ratcliff, Priscy Ratcliff, pending MA in Education, Technology, and Entrepreneurship from California State University, Dominguez Hills, December 2014; BS in Biology, from Texas Southern University; studied fashion design at California State University, Long Beach, and holds a Career Technical Education Teaching Credential in Business/Finance and Fashion/Interior Design, and Merit Teaching Credential from El Camino College. With her own lines of evening & bridal gowns and skin-care & cosmetics, Ms. Ratcliff’s clientele list includes celebrities in the entertainment industry and her couture collections can be found in Fukuoka, Japan; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Houston, Texas; and in England. She founded a sewing school in Logos Nigeria (now in its 10th year), a non-profit, ANOINTSII.org, fashion design club that takes students on tours to New York City, London, Paris, Rome, and Florence, and hosted her own Time Warner, Inc. television show, The Designers Touch.

Miguel Reyes, BA in Illustration, Otis College of Art and Design. Freelance painter, portrait artist, muralist, photographer, printer, stylist, art and fashion show producer. Vogue/Sotheby’s Fashion Illustration Award, MTA Muralist. Senior Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Norene Roxbury, AA in Fashion Design, FIDM. Freelance designer specializing in toy design, 3D prototyping, children and misses apparel, pattern making, and illustrated presentations. Former creative manager at Applause for licensed brands Children’s Television Workshop, Warner Bros., Disney, Hanna Barbera, and Paramount. Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Luis Ruiz, BFA Computer Animation (3D), Savannah College of Art and Design. Mr. Ruiz has worked in the multimedia industry for over ten years. TV production work includes the History Channel, A&E, MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central. He has created background animations for Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin and others. A recent product designer for Mattel Toys, Mr. Ruiz has also done freelance work for Spinmaster, Yahoo, Nintendo of America, and Thomson Reuters. Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Debbie Sabet, BFA in Fashion Design, Otis College of Art and Design. Designer/Founder of Los Angeles based brand District Homme, a custom tailored menswear line.  District Homme clients include Ryan Adams, John Cho, Darren Criss, Chris Mann, Swizz Beatz, Steven Yeun, and Matthew Moy. The line has been featured in Refinery29 and was a finalist of the Daily Candy "Start Small, Go Big" contest. Also, Ms. Sabet was a recipient of numerous awards including the CFDA Scholarship Award for menswear and the Otis Silver Thimble Award for swimwear.
 

Yael Samuel, degree. Published in Nashim: Women in the Visual Arts: “Meredith Monk: Between Time and Timelessness in Book of Days." Artists’ books text editor and production associate for Edition JS, including works by Marina Abromovic’, Guillermo Kuitca, Gabriel Orozco, Meredith Monk, Miroslaw Balka, Dan Graham, Andrea Zittel, and Chris Burden. 10,000 Kites Executive Director, a 2004-5 project in partnership with Israeli and Palestinian artists and educators to encourage dialogue through mutual artistic creations. Yael has been teaching part-time at Otis since Fall 2005.
 

Holly Tempo, MFA, Claremont Graduate University; BA, Pitzer College. Ms. Tempo has shown in Southern California at San Bernardino County Museum of Art, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Miller/Durazo, Andrew Shire, POST, Kohn Turner, Self-Help Graphics & Art, Huntington Beach Art Center, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Irvine Fine Arts Center, LACMA's Leo S. Bing Center, and LACE; and internationally in France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Spain, Central America, Israel and India. Recipient of grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Artist's Fellowship Inc. and Change Inc.
 

Mayuka Thais, BFA, Otis College of Art and Design. A contemporary artist, Miss Mayuka is a bilingual multi-cultural artist, edutainer and art educator who specializes in teaching International School and multi-national students. She has led songwriting classes for at-risk youths involved in San Fernando Valley's NPO Youth Speak Collective Program. At the age of nine, she won her first Art Award from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. A published Art Educator, she is the recipient of Eco Arts Awards for her songs and music videos on animal conservation and ecology. Her most recent song was featured in an Independent Hollywood film, "Half Way to Hell."
 

Christopher Warner, MFA, University of Colorado, Boulder; BA, Gonzaga University, Spokane. Mr. Warner was a recipient of a WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship, 1990. His work has been exhibited widely with numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Western US. Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design.
 

Scott Zaragoza, BFA Studies in Painting and Drawing, Otis College of Art and Design. Mr. Zaragoza has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in solo exhibitions at the Salon Gallery, London, U.K. and group shows in both the U.K and Los Angeles including George Billis Gallery. His work has been included in the prestigious Gilbert B. Silverman collection, U.S.A, and the Bernard Dooling collection, U.K. Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design.