Events
  • 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: act@otis.edu

  • 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

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Matthew Penkala

Matthew Penkala
Academic Projects Manager/ Lecturer
Education: 

MFA (Painting) Cranbrook Academy of Art
BFA (Photography) Arizona State University

Bio/Affiliation: 
Nationally exhibited artist, designer, and has also taught at the Cranbrook Academy of Art heading the Painting Department graduate progam. Is the Lead Faculty for the Foundation Paris Course Elective. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Noteworthy Artist/ Juror’s Pick, New American Paintings #101 2010, Juror: Lawrence Rinder, Director,
Berkeley Art Museum

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/EXHIBITIONS:  

Represented by:
David Richard Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Has exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Houston, Detroit, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, and Phoenix.

PUBLICATIONS:  

LA Times review of solo show "The Day You Crossed A Nova" by David Pagel (link)

New American Paintings, Pacific Edition, #103, 2012

New American Paintings, Pacific Edition, #101, 2010

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist