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  • Design Week 2016

    Otis will host international talent, for its 5th annual Design Week, a series of week-long intensive design workshops with students, faculty, and visiting artists and designers.

    Theme: “GAME ON!”

    June 12 – 17, 2016.
    Public Lecture:

    June 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
    Goldsmith Campus

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Free Admission and Parking

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures

    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.


Steven Bankhead

Steven Bankhead
Senior Lecturer

MFA Otis; BFA Auburn Univ

Exhibited nationally and internationally, including Tiroler Kunstpavillon, Innsbrook, Austria; Co-Lab, Copenhagen; MAK Center; Angles Gallery L.A.; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; See Line Gallery, West Hollywood, and AndrewShire Gallery, L.A.. Solo exhibitions at Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich; and Circus Gallery, L.A., Steve Turner Contemporary, L.A., Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Super A, Elephant, L.A., Statler and Waldorf Gallery, L.A. Public Collections: Royal Danish Academy of Art; Lari Pittman Award; Reviews in Artforum, Art Throughout Pasadena, Armory Press, Pasadena; LA Weekly




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