Events
  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Michele Jaquis

Michele Jaquis
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor
Education: 

MFA (sculpture) Rhode Island School of Design; College Teaching Certificate, Brown University's Sheridan Center for Teaching; BFA (sculpture, experimental studio, psychology) Hartford Art School/Univ. of Hartford; (sculpture & drawing) Burren College of Art, Ireland.

Bio/Affiliation: 

Socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist, educator and academic administrator who has been teaching in various departments at Otis since fall 2000. Work has been presented at conferences, film and video festivals, galleries, museums, and alternative spaces across the U.S. and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Artists Collectives: Rise IndustriesPeople's Micronphony Camerata, NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE

Residencies: Skirball Cultural Center, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Vermont Studio Center

Represents Otis as a PALS Fellow in the Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

CA Commuity Foundation's Next Gen Arts Professional Development Grant
, US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Voice Award Nomination, Best Documentary 2008 Director’s Chair Film Festival

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2016, Fall 2014Spring 2014, Spring 2011

Otis Curricular Innovation Grant for Blended Learning 2012

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist