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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



Illustration Radar

Aug 7, 2013
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Kali Nikitas Photo

Aug 6, 2013
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As the OTIS MFA Graphic Design summer session 2013 comes to a close (open house this Sunday!) I want to acknowledge our students who clearly know how to have a good time!!!!! one of my favorite summer pics enclosed.



Aug 1, 2013
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congratulations to the mfa graphic design students at otis. publication is a collection of select work documenting each mfa candidate’s graduate career. thanks to randoald sabbe, visiting artist.



Jul 25, 2013
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MFA 3, completion ceremony posters. OTIS MFA Graphic Design Department. Randoald Sabbe, Gent-based graphic designer, as Visiting Artist leading workshop for final exhibition.



Jul 19, 2013
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Randoald Sabbe of Jan en Randoald, Gent, last speaker of the summer!



fantastic poster designed by MFA candidate Emi Tamaru, otis college of art and design, one week workshop + public lecture


Jul 12, 2013
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Images from last week’s Pecha Kucha. My contribution/certificates of inspiration to students.



Jul 8, 2013
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l’ll be there

Jul 3, 2013
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Otis MFA Graphic Design, Faculty Pecha Kucha, curated by Hazel Mandujano



Kali Nikitas as presenter. TOPIC: awarding students with certificates of appreciation for being an inspiration.

Jun 27, 2013
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evidence of a great two-day workshop with Brazilian, New York-based calligrapher and force of energy, YOMAR AUGUSTO. students loved him!



Jun 19, 2013
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OTIS LOS ANGELES, DESIGN WEEK 2013 Untitled WORK & PLAY PUBLICATION ( Maxim Leurentop & Corbin Mahieu + Team Thursday + Daniel Chang + Tina Miyakawa + Alexa Younger + Rachel Fishman + many others )