Events
  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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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.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • 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.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Current Collections

Otis History: Past and Present
Otis History: Past and Present

Selections from the Otis historical archives. Covers 1918-present day

Artists' Books
Artists' Books

Collection of about 2,000 artists' books in the Otis Library Special Collections

Lab Press Collection
Laboratory Press Books

Artists' books created by Otis students on the Otis Lab Press.

Woman's Building Image Archive
Woman's Building Image Archive

1500 images originally created as part of the Getty Faces of L.A. Project.

Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive
Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive

Information about current and past exhibitions, including catalogs, images, press releases, and more

Faculty Work
Faculty Work

Images by artists and designers who teach at Otis.

Alumni Work
Alumni Work

Collection of images of work created by Otis alumni. Includes images from exhibits and archives.

Vinyl
Vinyl

Collection of recordings on EPs and LPs that have been transferred to CD. Includes lectures, performances, poetry readings, early electronica, and audio art.

OtisDID
OtisDID

Digital Database for Teaching and Learning; Images for classroom projection and study. For Otis Community only. (MDID2 software)

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