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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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Lab Press
(310) 665-6846

Otis Laboratory Press is a fully functioning letterpress studio with four Vandercook proof presses and over 200 fonts.

Learning Lab for Technology
(310) 665-6840

The Learning Lab for Technology is a computer lab open to Communication Arts students for a variety of technology instruction.

Letterpress Studio
(310) 846-2588

Established in 1984 by Sheila de Bretteville as part of the Communication Arts Department, the LabPress has a rich history of small edition book publishing, introducing generations of students to the origins of typography and the notion of the book as a visual communications medium.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
(310) 846-2588
Debra Ballard, Chair

Liberal Arts and Sciences provides diverse students of art and design with an intellectually stimulating environment that cultivates the habits of mind and critical tools for students to become informed, creative, well-rounded artists and designers.

Library
(310) 665-6930
Sue Maberry, Director

The Millard Sheets Library at Otis College of Art and Design is a relaxed atmosphere where creative students meet, study, browse, and find inspiration.

Lighting Studio (Photography)
(310) 665-6972

Students will find everything they need for fashion shoots, portraiture and still life in the spacious lighting studio, 60 x 40 ft, with a 12 x 18 ft permanent green screen.

Minors
(310) 846-2632
Michele Jaquis, Director of A.C.T. and Interdisciplinary Studies

Otis offers minors as defined course sequences, exploring a specific theme, topic or discipline that extends and complements a student's work in a major.

Painting
(310) 665-6827
Meg Cranston, Department Chair

Painting students learn the principles and processes of painting and drawing to give ideas visual form on surfaces that range from paper, canvas, panels, walls, and beyond.

Payroll
(310) 846-5724
Photography
(310) 665-6827
Meg Cranston, Department Chair

Photography majors focus on a medium with a wide presence in popular culture, majors in gain technical and conceptual skills to analyze and make photographic works of art.

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