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  • Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history Anna Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, or curatorial projects she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions.

  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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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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