Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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LA Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day 2017

 

Otis College of Art and Design will be hosting the Los Angeles Portfolio Day event on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

Portfolio Day events are held across the country starting in the fall. To view the schedule of events for 2016-17, visit the National Portfolio Day Association website. Bring your portfolio (original artwork, sketchbooks, digital work on laptops/tablets) for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SCHEDULE:

Otis College will also be offering optional programming in the morning prior to the Portfolio Day event for visitors arriving early to campus. Please check-in when you arrive on campus.

9:30-10:00am  Financial Aid Info Session

10:00-11:00am  Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion

10:00-11:30am  Campus Life Tours

12:00-4:00pm  Portfolio Day Event

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

The Otis Cafe and our dining hall, Elaine's, will be open to visitors throughout the day. Please stop by for some food or refreshments during your break from portfolio reviews. View more details here.

 

PARKING/DIRECTIONS:

Limited on campus and street parking will be available. Carpooling to the campus for the event is highly encouraged. The entrance to our parking garage is on La Tijera between Lincoln and Loyola.

Directions to our campus at 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 can be found on our website here.

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

View a list of majors offered by the schools attending LA Portfolio Day here: www.portfolioday.net/losangeles

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

LESLEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART

PARIS COLLEGE OF ART

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

PRATT MWP COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

WOODBURY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDIA

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