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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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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The Mission of Facilities Management is to assist Otis College of Art and Design in meeting the goals of the Strategic Plan by effectively and efficiently managing the maintenance and operation of the facilities along with services under its jurisdiction, to the extend resources allow. We strive to do this by producing high quality services through teamwork and recognizing the importance of people, those receiving and those delivering the service.

Fashion Design
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Rosemary Brantley, Department Chair

Fashion Design majors, working with professional faculty and guest design mentors, are trained in all aspects of the design process. Working in teams, they create clothing for several mentors simultaneously, emulating the fashion design studio and following the industry's seasonal schedule.

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Administers the College’s Financial Aid Program by providing information about financial assistance and scholarships.
 

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Meg Cranston, Department Chair

The Fine Arts department offers three majors: Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres.

Foundation
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Katie Phillips, Department Chair

Foundation provides core studies for life-long learning and professional practices in the visual arts by teaching fundamental skills that enable studentsto become adept, well-informed makers.

Graduate Fine Arts
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Roy Dowell, Department Chair

Students in Graduate Fine Arts develop a “personal vision” that has been filtered through history, gender, sexuality, culture and politics.

Graduate Graphic Design
310-665-6820
Kali Nikitas, Department Chair

The MFA in Graphic Design provides a rigorous and challenging academic and studio environment for candidates interested in enhancing their current professional practice.

Graduate Public Practice
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Suzanne Lacy, Department Chair

The program, under the leadership of Suzanne Lacy, the renowned artist, educator, theorist of socially engaged public art and author, prepares students to re-invent traditional media-specific ways of thinking about art making.

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