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  • Harry Dodge is a Los Angeles-based artist, who has been making interdisicplinary work since 1993, using sculpture, drawing, video, writing and performance.




  • Otis Family Night

    Feb 27| Special Event

    4:00 – 8:30 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty
    • A guided exhibition tour in the Ben Maltz Gallery
    • Info session about travel study to Brazil, Japan, London, and beyond
    • A presentation about the student internship/job search process  

  • Ghost particles / THESIS EXHIBITION 

    Exhibition, March 3 - 7, 2015 

    Reception, Thursday March 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm

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  • Charlie White

    Mar 03| Lectures
    Charlie White is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited internationally since 1999. White holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.
  • Torbjørn Rødland is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for portraits, still lives and landscapes that transcend their often banal settings and motifs and move into the otherworldly. Since the late 1990s, his work has been exhibited widely.


    Image: Torbjørn-Rødland-courtesy-MACK-www.mackbooks.co.uk



  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

  • Kathryn Andrews gets some of her best ideas driving around Los Angeles, where the visual contradictions she sees every day find their way into her art. Andrews, who is originally from Mobile, Alabama, is known for the commonplace objects she fabricates from highly polished and painted metal, into which she incorporates inexpensive or borrowed finds, including rented Hollywood props.


Seismicity Editions: Submissions

Otis Books | Seismicity Editions is hereby calling for submissions of manuscripts of poetry and prose (fiction or non-fiction), in the English original or in translation. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Our selections will be announced on April 15, 2015. Please note that we are interested in work by previously unpublished as well as established writers. There is no reading fee.

Send all submissions (hard copy only) to the address below, and indicated whether this will be your first book, or whether you have already had a book publication. Include a SASE if you wish to be notified of our selections; manucripts will not be returned.


Graduate Writing program

Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90045

ATTN: Seismicity


To date Otis Books | Seismicity Editions has published more than thirty titles, most recently Sophie Rachmuhl's A Higher Form of Politics: The Rise of a Poetry Scene, Los Angeles, 1950-1990 (trans. Mindy Menjou and George Drury Smith) and Olivia Rosenthal's We're Not Here to Disappear (trans. Béatrice Mousli). Forthcoming books include Tim Erickson's Egopolis and Norberto Luis Romero's The Obscure Side of the Night (trans. H.E. Francis.)

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