• Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event

    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!


    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on


Emerson Woelffer Estate Works

Emerson-Woelffer drawing
“Emerson Woelffer,” by Kent Twitchell

Proceeds Benefit Otis Scholarships

Emerson Woelffer (1914-2003) a prominent Abstract Expressionist was widely regarded as “the grandfather of L.A. Modernism.” Woelffer was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and joined the W.P.A.’s Federal Art Project in 1938. In 1949 he taught at Black Mountain College, an experimental art school, at the request of Buckminster Fuller. In 1960 he moved to Los Angeles, California and from 1969 to 1973 he taught at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. He taught again between 1974 and 1989 at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant and Francis Greenberger Award, in conjunction with the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His paintings, collages, and works on paper have been exhibited throughout the country and in 2003 he was featured at REDCAT Gallery for a retrospective curated by his former student, Ed Ruscha.

Emerson Woelffer influenced generations of artists, who still remember his generosity and encouragement. He felt a strong attachment to Otis, and in his estate, he set up a scholarship fund to benefit future artists.

Emerson Woelffer was one of the greats of Abstract Expressionism. It was a privilege being around him during my years at Otis. I could never measure the influence Emerson had on all of us as a teacher, role model and friend.

—Kent Twitchell (’77 MFA Fine Arts) California

Emerson was my drawing teacher (1983 & 1984) and a great soul. I was always touched by his joy and energy.

—Anna Barros (’84, Fine Arts) Brazil

Estate represented by Manny Silverman Gallery.

To purchase artwork, please contact

Manny Silverman Gallery logo
619 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310.659.8256

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