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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.


    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Celebrated Graphic Designers and Artists to Converge for Design Week 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos:
310–665–6857 / jaxtell@otis.edu

Otis College of Art and Design hosts a vibrant international learning community of students, faculty, and visiting artists for Design Week June 15-21, 2014.
Dutch Culture USASwissnex

Dutch Culture USA and Swissnex

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Otis College of Art and Design’s MFA Graphic Design Program hosts its 4th annual Design Week June 15-21, 2014. A core component of Otis’ MFA Program, Design Week introduces students to the international design community. This year, Otis welcomes six recognized graphic design studios from four different countries who will host workshops over the course of the week and give one-collective lecture open to the public on the evening of Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 7PM, on Otis College of Art and Design’s Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, located at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

In addition to current and incoming Otis MFA candidates, the department welcomes students from other institutions to participate during the week. Select schools include: Sint Lucas - Gent, Sint Lucas - Antwerp, Cal Arts, and Lucerne School of Graphic Design.

“Each year we kick off our summer session with Design Week. This event sets an energetic tone for the entire semester,” says Kali Nikitas, Founding Chair of the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis. “It is a profound experience for our students to engage with designers and other students who introduce diverse perspectives and new ways of thinking and practicing in a global world. This transformative experience shapes the culture of the department and confirms for our students that collaboration, risk taking, and relationship building are the foundational elements of a successful practice.”

Niessen @ de Vries, Amsterdam
Cox and Grussenmeyer, Antwerp
Type Radio, Rotterdam
Feixen Studio, Lucerne,
Project Projects, New York
Lava Design Agency, Amsterdam

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7PM
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus – Forum
Admission – Free

Otis College of Art and Design’s 4th annual Design Week is made possible in part with generous support from The Consulate General of the Netherlands and Swissnex.

Linked by Air, New York
Los Hopper, Los Angeles
Greenblatt Wexler, New York
Yasmin Khan, Long Beach
Denise Gonzalez Crisp, North Carolina/Los Angeles
Stefan Schaefer, Amsterdam
Davey Whitcraft, Amsterdam

The limited-residency MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design provides a rigorous and challenging academic and studio environment for candidates interested in enhancing their current professional practice.

Participants select from three individual themes or tracks: social responsibility of the designer in society, typography and type design, or advancing the discipline through theory and innovation. Each track speaks directly to educating conscientious individuals who recognize the value of design and its role in society. Coursework is comprised of research, readings, studio projects (assigned and self-directed), and a final project. The department provides students with instruction by core faculty, visiting lecturers, and visiting artists who are recognized nationally and internationally in their design and art practice.

The program is two years and two months running for three consecutive summers with two part-time spring semesters that can be completed on or off-site. Incoming students begin the program at the start of each summer session.

Each summer sessions begin with “Design Week:” multiple workshops running simultaneously and hosted by internationally recognized visiting artists whose practice exemplifies alternative practices.

The program hosts weekly lectures, open to the public, by artists and designers from Los Angeles and beyond.

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About Otis

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.   

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; Fashion Design is in the heart of the downtown fashion district; and the Graduate Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.