• 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


Marlena Donohue

Marlena Donohue
Associate Professor, Art History

ABD, MA (Art History) USC; BA (Psychology) UCLA.


Art critic for several newspapers and magazines, including Sculpture Magazine, The Los Angeles TimesArtweek, and London Art Newspaper. 
Marlena has been teaching at Otis since Fall 1994. 


2015 Teaching Excellence Award

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2015, 2007-08

Otis TLC Technnology Grant: 2007

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist