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  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Alumnus Kenzi Shiokava and Fine Arts Faculty Adam Linder Receive Mohn Awards

The Hammer Museum announced the recipients of the Mohn Awards presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, organized by Hammer curator Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker, director of education and associate curator, Renaissance Society.

Fashion Design program Ranked #1 on the West Coast, #9 Nationally

The Fashion Design program at Otis College of Art and Design has been named #1 fashion program on the West Coast and #9 program nationally by fashion-schools.org, an online resource for students seeking information about fashion school programs and careers in fashion.

Los Angeles’ Largest Fashion Show to Celebrate California Luxury, Joie and Jenni Kayne to Receive Design Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA - Over 175 fashions, representing the best in up-and-coming designers, will take the runway at one of L.A.’s largest and prominent fashion events – the 34th Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. This year’s black-tie event, themed ‘Regarding Beauty’, will draw over 800 leaders in entertainment, fashion, business, and the art and design worlds. Otis College of Art and Design announced today the designers being honored at the event.

Fine Arts Alumnae Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Otis Alumnae and artists Liz Young and Coleen Sterritt were named among the 1

Alumnus John Baldessari Receives National Medal of Arts

John Baldessari is to receive a National Medal of Arts

By David Ng
 
John Baldessari, the celebrated Los Angeles visual artist, will be among the 11 recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Arts that President Obama will present in a White House ceremony later this month, organizers announced on Thursday. 
 

Alumni Win California Community Foundation Fellowships for Visual Artists

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 22 emerging and mid-career Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $385,000 in unrestricted grants. Otis alumni Jeffrey Vallance (’81 MFA Fine Arts) and Raul Baltazar (’09 Fine Arts; ’13 MFA Public Practice) were named as two of the recipients.
 

Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors Students Win Lighting Design Competition

Last month, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors graduate and valedictorian Izzy Savage (’15) and rising senior Levina Djajadi won two of the three 2015 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition Undergraduate Awards. 
 

Students Win First Place at L.A. American Advertising Awards

Last night, two Digital Media students, Julie Moon and Angela Wong, won the first place gold award in the student competition for the Online Advertising category at the Los Angeles American Advertising Awards, also known as the LA Addy’s. 

Faculty John White Awarded for His Painting

Communication Arts faculty member John White was selected as Artist of the Month by the Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association last month.

mary weatherford artist's legacy foundation award

Fine Arts Faculty Mary Weatherford has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award and will receive a $25,000 cash prize.  This is the eighth annual Artist Award given by the foundation, which was started in 2000 by painter Squeak Carnwath, community advocate Gary Knecht and sculptor Viola Frey. The foundation will celebrate Weatherford at a private ceremony November 2 in Oakland.

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