Events
  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

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Rosemary Brantley

Rosemary Brantley
Chair Emeritus, Fashion Design
Education: 

BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, Otis Parsons School of Design

Bio/Affiliation: 

Founding Chair of Fashion Design, Rosemary Brantley graduated from Parsons College in NY with the esteemed title, “Designer of the Year.”  She immediately began her career as a fashion designer for contemporary and better designer women’s wear, working for numerous reputable companies around the globe including: Kasper (N.Y.); Jaeger of London, The Wool Bureau, Cotton Inc., Stephen Marks (U.K.); Eclipse (CA).  Today, she remains active and current as a fashion designer for Staples Inc., which she began with her partners in 1980.  As a teaching chair, she engages students in the classroom staying abreast of best practices in fashion education and developing the curriculum to include sustainable design and an emphasis in costume design.  Under Rosemary’s visionary leadership the Fashion Design program has over 1200 alumni (over 80% are currently working as professionals in the fashion design industry!), produces the largest Fashion Show in Los Angeles each year, annually raises over $1 million in scholarships for Otis students, and partnered with industry leaders to establish the Otis Sustainability Alliance.  She has appeared annually as a guest judge for Nike-Hurley design competitions since 2007, and as a featured guest designer at National Apparel shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago.  

 

 
AWARDS/HONORS: 

Student Designer of the Year at Parsons School of Design

Recipient of L.A. Fashion “Inspiration” Award, 2005

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist