• Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures

    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. 

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition

    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

    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

    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.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition

    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery


Current Newsletter

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.


For the month of November 2016 GFA faculty ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery will host the exhibition Wood, Magnets and Iron Dust by Paris-based artist VERONIQUE JOUMARD.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 is in a group show called British Invasion at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, CA from November 19, 2016 to January 22, 2017.

Alum JEFFREY VALLANCE ‘81 has a one-person exhibition at Ed Cella Art and Architecture from November 5 to December 31, 2016

Alum KIM FISHER ’98 has an exhibition a little bit of but at LAX><Art from November 12, 2016 to January 7, 2017.

Alum JANET DANDRIDGE ’16 was awarded the 2017 Otis-Cergy Residency and will spend three months in Paris from February to April 2017.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ’03 and GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON are taking part in the group exhibition “Love” curated by alum SABINE DEHNEL at Atelier Schwab in Wertheim, Germany from October 21, 2016 to January 29, 2017.

Alum KATY COWAN’S ’14 The Outlet presented the work of Mike Kloss from October 7th @ The Open in Milwaukee, WI from Oct 7 to

Alum KARMA HENRY ’10 is taking part in Coyote IV at Maidu Museum in Roseville, CA from October 8, 2016 - March 3, 2017.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 has a solo exhibition "Home Remedies for Driving While Black” at LAAA from October 15 to November 18, 2016.

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Pictures: Zeal Harris

Alum ASHTON ALLEN ’16 was project manager for the group show HUMAN CONDITION and had 3 pieces in it. At the Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, curated and produced by John Wolf, from October 1 to November 30, 2016.

Alum ALEC EGAN ’13 has a one person exhibition "Sanctuary House” at Ampersand Gallery in Portland OR from September 29 to November 13, 2016.

GFA faculty ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy-Paris Gallery (@galerie Ygrec, Paris, France) is hosting a one-person exhibition by SUSAN SILTON from October 15 to November 13, 2016.

Alum ZAC ROACH ’16 is in a group exhibition “Number Six” at MiM gallery October 8 - 29, 2016.

For the month of October 2016 GFA faculty ANNETTA KAPON’S Proxy Gallery hosted the exhibition “DOODLE BOX” by JODY ZELLEN.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ’09 with Nano Rubio is showing her work at Launch LA from October 8 to November 12, 2016.

Alum ALLISON PECK ’14 is in INTER/MISSION with artist Rives Wiley, in partnership with Portland Pataphysical Society /S/PLI/T. The exhibition will run from Oct 6- Nov 3, 2016 at Portland Pataphysical Society.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 is in a show at the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA called On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller, curated by Alika Cooper and Anna Mayer via LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) from Oct. 7th through December 12th, 2016

Alum KATY COWAN ’14 is in the Group Exhibition at 2732, Cherry and Martin Gallery Los Angeles, CA August 13 - October 29, 2016. COWAN also is part in the Wisconsin Triennial at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art from September 24 2016 to January 8, 2017 in Madison, WI.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ’13 has a solo exhibition Since The Garden September 10 - October 15, 2016 at Klowden Mann in Los Angeles.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ’08 has work included in the group exhibition All Together Now: New Paintings by Tom Anholt, Markus Bacher and Alexander Kroll at 1969 Gallery in NY from September 16 to October 20, 2016.

Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ’07 is in a group exhibition “Material Cultures” at BRIC House in Brooklyn NY from September 8 to October 23, 2016.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 was selected for inclusion in the upcoming issue New American Paintings #126 which is being released in October 2016.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 has her debut solo show “Sequencer-Spectrum-Reverb” at Luis De Jesus Gallery from September 10-October 22, 2016.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 has been awarded the title of Artist-in-Residence at Camera Obscura Arts Lab (a.k.a. COAL) next to the Santa Monica Pier for three months starting August 2016. HARRIS’S group exhibit "Viral: 25 Years Since Rodney King" opened at Sparc Gallery in Venice, CA and it is now moving to the Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, CA.

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Pictures: Alec Egan, Annetta Kapon

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Pictures: Ashton Allen, Karma Henry

Alum COLEEN STERRITT ’79 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016.

Alum ELIF ERKAN’S ’16 work is included in “CAPITAL: DEBT — TERRITORY — UTOPIA” at the Hamburger Bahnhof — Museum Für Gegenwart Berlin from July 2, 2016–Nov 6, 2017.

Annetta Kapon
Assistant Chair
Graduate Fine Arts
Otis College of Art and Design

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