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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Laboratory Press -- Letterpress
(310) 665-6846

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

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.

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.

Photography Lab
(310) 665-6971

Located on the sixth floor, the Otis photography labs support both film and digital photography and provide a professional workspace for students.

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