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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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2017 Otis Report On The Creative Economy Reveals California’s Robust Creative Economy Leads Nation

The findings of the 2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy were released on May 18, 2017, by Otis College of Art and Design at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Glowing Gowns and Matisse-inspired Swimwear

On May 6, Otis College of Art and Design honored Claudia Cividino, CEO of Bally Americas, and jewelry designer Daniela Villegas at its Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, held at the Beverly Hilton with over 700 guests in attendance. The Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, now in its 35th year, showcases the collaborations of industry mentors and students in the fashion design program and is an important source of scholarship funding for Otis College students.

Two LA-based Artists Reveal 'Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us'

Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill, although distinct in their process and subject matter, each raises questions in their film and video work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment.

Don't Miss Out on Seeing L.A.'s Newest Designers

Partnering with some of today's top designers, fashion design students created pieces under the direction of two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Albert Wolsky, couture designer Chris Chang, Zaid Affas, David Meister, Claire Pettibone, Red Carter, as well as designers from Illia, Michi, Jessica Simpson, and Universal Monsters. Earlier this spring, the Otis community was able to preview their year-long efforts of the program which will debut at the 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, on Satur

2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy

Join Otis College of Art and Design for the launch of the 2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy, featuring remarks by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Celebrating The Woman's Building on International Women's Day

"Women are powerful, incredible artists with a lot to say."

Otis College Hosts Event in First Annual Lambda Litfest Los Angeles

As part of the first annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles, Otis College of Art and Design's MFA Writing program will host author Paul Lisicky for the Visiting Writers Series on March 8, 2017.

Otis College Students Draw 'La La Land'

Taking a cue from La La Land and its love for the city of stars, we’ve put together a few sketches of some inspiring spots in Los Angeles. The featured artwork was created over several years by students in Gary Geraths' Landscape Drawing class. 

LA-Based Emerging Artists to Keep on Your Radar

Reprinted from Artnet News, January 26, 2017

"In recent years there’s been lots of talk of an LA revival, and although the city’s art community privately scoffs at the suggestion that LA was even absent in the first place, its undeniable that new artistic momentum has reached a critical mass in the last two years, driven by large international and domestic galleries taking root, new museums such as the Broad, and an increasing number of artists settling in the city.

Fine Arts Students Exhibit at Photo LA

Fine arts students from Otis College are exhibiting at Photo L.A., the international photographic art exposition, through January 15 in downtown Los Angeles. 

Exhibiting students include Ceci Arana (Senior), Alexis Brazet (Senior), Emmanuelle Castellan (Senior), Camille Chorin (Senior), Jonathan Colin (Sophomore), Sherri Green (Junior), Dakota Higgins (Senior), April Oh (Senior), Pamela Ramos (Junior), and Michelle Peters (Senior). 

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