Events
  • Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history Anna Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, or curatorial projects she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions.

  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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Leadership

Academic leadership
Senior Leadership

Bruce W. Ferguson, President
Randall Lavender, Provost
Susan Pollack, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
William Schaeffer, Vice President for Administrative and Financial Services
Laura Kiralla, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs
Jane Miyashiro, Vice President for Human Resources and Development
Jeffrey Perkins, Vice President of Communications and Marketing

TOWN MEETINGS — how to submit suggested topics of interest

Otis Town Meetings are held 2-3 times per year as a means for all faculty and staff to come together as a community to learn about various topics of interest or new initiatives happening at the College. In an effort to involve more Otis Community members in the Town Meeting planning process, the following web form can be used throughout the year to submit topics of interest as potential agenda items.

TOWN MEETING – topic of interest form

Otis' Senior Leadership will do its best to incorporate as many suggested topics as time will allow.

Academic Leadership

Andrew Armstrong, Director of Technical Support Services
Debra Ballard, Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Rose Brantley, Chair Emerita, Fashion Design
Meg Cranston, Chair, Fine Arts
Roy Dowell, Chair, Graduate Fine Arts
Peter Gadol, Chair Graduate Writing
Amy Gantman, Dean of Continuing Education/Pre-College Programs
Jill Higashi-Zeleznik, Interim Chair, Fashion Design
Michele Jaquis, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies & the Artists Community Teaching (ACT) Program
Sue Maberry, Senior Director of Library & Learning Centers
Steve McAdam, Chair, Product Design
Karen Moss, Interim Chair, Graduate Public Practice
Harry Mott, Chair, Digital Media
Kali Nikitas, Chair, Communication Arts & Graduate Graphic Design
Linda Hudson, Interim Chair, Foundation
Linda Pollari, Chair, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Deborah Ryan, Chair, Toy Design
Rich Shelton, Director of Integrated Learning

Administrative Leadership

Rosa Belerique, Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Carol Branch, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinator
Matthew Gallagher, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
Rick Gonzalez, Chief Safety & Security Officer, Campus Safety
Ankush Mahindra, Chief Information Officer, Information Systems
Anna Manzano, Registrar
Kate McNamara, Director, Galleries and Exhibitions
Nick Negrete, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Claude Nica, Chief Facilities and Operations Officer
Monique Ramsey, Director of Student Accounts
Christine Sanchez, Controller, Business Office
Julie Spencer M.D., Director and Physician, Student Health and Wellness Center
Barbara Tecle, Director of Purchasing

 

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