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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.
     
  • 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

  • Multimedia and digital artist Parker Ito is known for his manipulations of found imagery and web-based systems of communication. Ito’s works often makes use of non-traditional art materials, such as reflective 3M Scotch-lite fabric, automotive paint, and vinyl. He is known for the high volume of his output—sometimes under different names—and his sense of humor. He does not consider himself a conceptual artist, but says his work is rooted in “konceptualism,” which he describes as “similar to when people spell the word ‘cool,’ ‘kewl’ or ‘kool.’”
     

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ALUMNUS KERRY JAMES MARSHALL SET FOR MAJOR THREE-CITY RETROSPECTIVE

In many ways, Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall ('78 Fine Arts) has depicted the African American experience on canvas much as playwright August Wilson chronicled it for the theater. And beginning this spring, Marshall’s work will be seen in its first retrospective exhibition, “KJM: Mastry,” which will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (April 23 – Sept. 25, 2016), move on to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (Oct. 25, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017), and finally be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (March 21 – July 2, 2017).

Alumna Kelly Akashi Exhibiting in Made in L.A. 2016 at the Hammer Museum

Alumna Kelly Akashi ('06 BFA) has been named as one of 26 artists that will be exhibiting in the Hammer Museum’s biennial in June. Akashi, a Los Angeles native, uses everything from blown glass, handmade candles, bronze, and painted wood in her works which have been exhibited at the Michael Jon Gallery in Miami, the François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, and New York's Martos Gallery to name just a few.

Strong Otis Showing at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in SKIN

Curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition SKIN examines the work of 36 contemporary artists who are inspiring dialogue about race and identity, while challenging the very definitions. Through its thought-provoking content, SKIN utilizes art as a vehicle to bring this important conversation to the fore.

Otis College of Art and Design Presents a Lecture by Cultural Critic Hilton Als at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LOS ANGELES, CA - Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Department presents a lecture by cultural critic Hilton Als: Diane Arbus in Manhattan, February 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Bing Theater.
 

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Lecture: Hilton Als on “Diane Arbus in Manhattan”
Monday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - The Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
 

Alumnus Alec Egan in Close to Home

The Freight + Volume gallery on the Lower East Side is currently presenting an intriguing collection of work by Alec Egan titled Close to Home. For this show, Egan presents several oil paintings characterized by rich brushstrokes with subjects ranging from portraits of animals, to still-lifes of objects such as clothing, food, or furniture. Most of Egan’s animal paintings are close-ups of furry four-legged mammals and are full of emotion. One of these paintings titled Bison depicts the hearty creature resting on its stomach on a soft surface, resting its head on its arm.

Postponed - Public Lecture by Hilton Als

This lecture has been postponed. Check back soon to find out about the new lecture date.

 

Otis College of Art Design’s Fine Art Department and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art present:


"Diane Arbus in Manhattan" Lecture by Hilton Als

 

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Alumna Alison Saar (’81) Installs Sculpture at Hall of Justice in DTLA

A new sculpture in bronze titled “Embodied” was installed on Oct. 24 at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles.

The figure, created by Los Angeles artist Alison Saar, exemplifies the spirit and values of justice represented in the roles of District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department, the tenants of the recently renovated Hall of Justice.

Crave Profiles Fine Arts Alumnus Tofer Chin

Tofer Chin: Inspirations, Angulations, and Egg Men

By Alicia Eler

One of artist Tofer Chin’s favorite art memories involves passing notes under a glass door at the Hammer Museum with Barry McGee.

Faculty and Alumna Workshops at the Hammer Museum's Family Day

Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Michele Jaquis, Fine Arts faculty member Siri Kaur, and Fine Arts alumna Marissa Magdelena ('08) will be facilitating workshops at the Hammer Museum’s Family Day: Community Studio on Saturday September 12, 11am – 3pm.
 
Ongoing: Discover the artistic possibilities of chance in Siri Kaur’s hands-on art workshop.
 

Fine Arts Alumni and Faculty in "Colored Girls" Exhibit

Otis Fine Arts Faculty Member Holly Tempo along with Otis alumni Zeal Harris (MFA ’07) and Lili Bernard (MFA ’14) are exhibiting their work in “Colored Girls.” This group exhibit will open as a two-day pop-up gallery at Autonomie Projects.  Featured will be Los Angeles-based artists of the African, Asian, and Latin diasporas.
 

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