• Green Circle

    Jul 24| Exhibition

    "Join us for the New opening of Metamorphosis to Catharsis II; "GREEN CIRCLE"." 

    Sunday.July.24 (6-9 P) Otis College of Art and Design - Back Gallery Space (10445 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232)

    Curator: Shirin Bolourchi 
    Artists; Marjam Oskoui, Jeff Knowlton, Elizabeth Medina, Zachary Roach, Delbar Shahbaz, Heejung Choi, Atia Shafee, Stephen Anderson, Foroozan Shirghanii, Shirin Bolourchi
    Poster: Pouya Jahanshahi

  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info:

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow


Karen Moss

Karen Moss
Adjunct Professor
BA, UC Santa Cruz, MA & PhD, University of Southern California

Moss is a Los Angeles-based art historian, curator and writer who organizes exhibitions, artists’ residencies, performance series, and public programs. Her areas of expertise include conceptual, performance and intermedia art since the 1960s, contemporary art and social practices, and experimental pedagogies.


Currently, Moss is consulting curator for Talking to Action, at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis’ participation part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles/Latin America initiative and is also on the curatorial team for CURRENT: LA, the upcoming inaugural Los Angeles Public Art Biennial.

Previously, Moss was Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Curator at Orange County Museum of Art, where she curated numerous exhibitions including State of Mind: New Art from California Circa 1970 for the Getty’s PST LA, 1945-1985; Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin and Florence Pierce; California Biennials and accompanying residency projects with Jed Caesar, Mary Kelly, Shana Lutker, My Barbarian and Mario Ybarra, among others.

Prior to OCMA, as Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute, Moss curated Sharon Lockhart/Kelly Nipper, Topographies, Touch: Relational Art from the 1990s (with Nicolas Bourriaud) and international residencies with Tania Bruguera, Lee Bul, Los Carpinteros, Wim Delvoye, Pierre Huyghe/Philppe Parenno, and Rikrit Tiranvanija, among others.

In her position as Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Walker Art Center, Moss curated Performance in the 1970s: Experiencing the Everyday, Art of the 1960s: Media is the Message and oversaw artists’ residencies, lectures, panels, symposia and other public programs.

Moss was the first Director of Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art where she curated Kim Abeles: Encyclopedia Persona, Altered Egos: Making Art as Another and co-organized SMMOAs’ signature series of site-specific installations. Early in her career she was assistant curator at MOCA, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Moss has published curatorial essays in exhibition catalogues and has written articles, essays and interviews for both art publications and scholarly journals. She also currently teaches in the USC Roski Curatorial M.A. Program and has taught previously at Cal State University Long Beach, and San Francisco Art Institute.

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