Events
  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Campus Safety Training

    Dec 08| Special Event
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    You are invited to attend a very important training presentation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The training session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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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 ACT & Interdisciplinary Studies
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
Katie Phillips, 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
Darren Grosch, Director, Center for International Education
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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