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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


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Alumni and Faculty Exhibiting at LACMA

This summer don’t miss the work of several Otis College alumni and faculty at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

2015 Graduate Open Studios

2015 Graduate Open Studios

Visit studios and meet MFA students in Fine Arts and Public Practice.

Open to the Public. Free parking behind building.

KCET Artbound Features Graduate Public Practice's Antelope Valley Art Outpost

Antelope Valley Art Outpost: Building Community in the High Desert

By Evan Senn

Drawing Lessons with Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy and faculty member Andrea Bowers gained attention with their latest project, "Drawing Lessons," hosted at the Drawing Center in N.Y. for a week in March 2014. Andrea Bowers taught Suzanne Lacy how to draw while the two discussed feminisim across different generations. During the week-long project, they lived in tents in the gallery.

Conversation with Carolina Caycedo, Dana Yahalomi and Suzanne Lacy

 Graduate Public Practice and the 18th St Arts Center present a conversation with
Carolina Caycedo, Dana Yahalomi and Suzanne Lacy about social and political
actions demonstrated in an art practice and public performance.
Dana Yahalomi is founder and leader of Public Movement, a performative
research body that stages public political actions; Carolina Caycedo is an
L.A.-based artist whose work engages the public, and Suzanne Lacy,
Chair of Otis' MFA Public Practice program, creates large-scale
public performances and installations.

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy in New York Times

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy's first public work in New York, Between the Door and the Street, presented by Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. took place on Oct 19 at Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hundreds of women gathered to explore some of the most compelling and provocative issues facing women today.

Graduate Public Practice

A profile of MFA Public Practice described by the Founding Chair Suzanne Lacy. Shows students and faculty at work, as well as some discussion about benefits of being in Los Angeles.

Celebrating Recovery

Graduate Public Practice students participated in the celebration of the birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous at downtown’s Cecil Hotel on Jan. 26. Collaborating with the L.A. Poverty Dept., students worked with with downtown artists to create a performance as part of the “Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere,” focusing on Skid Row.