Events
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit www.breweryartwalk.com for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

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    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.

    Listen: http://edg-ord-kxlu.streamguys1.com/klmu

  • Zeal Harris is known for contemporary, seductive, colorful, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. She is a Los Angeles based visual artist and has been in exhibitions in Port Au Prince at Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale; in New York at the Caribbean Culture Center of the African Diaspora; in Arizona at The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; and in Los Angeles at the California African-American Museum, The Makeshift Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, Launch LA, and EXSLA at The Brewery.  Zeal has an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design. She occasionally teaches, works on public art projects, and works with community arts organizations.

  • Jocelyn Casas presents a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view May 1st - 7th, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm.

  • Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 125-plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors. Approximately 800 guests— a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment— get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it, Otis College fashion students.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us
    Jesse Fleming / Pat O
    'Neill

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.

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GFA NEWSLETTER January 2017

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI is in a group show at Red Mill Gallery, in Johnson, Vermont, titled live/work from Jan. 26th through Feb. 28th, 2017.

GFA professor JUDIE BAMBER took part in the group exhibition Not I, We at Gavlak Gallery on January 28, to April 1, 2017.

Grad LUCAS MCDANIEL had his MFA exhibition An Illustrated Book about Birds at the Bolsky Gallery from February 2-11 2017.

Lucas McDaniel An Illustrated Book About Birds

Lucas McDaniel, An Illustrated Book About Birds

Grads SHIRIN BOLOURCHI and ALEX KAY curated the exhibition Inauguration in the Otis Grad Studios O.R. Gallery, from January 18 2017, with work by grads SHIRIN BOLOURCHI, SYDNEY AUBERT, ELIZABETH CARDMAN, MX FARINA, ALEX KAY, AUSTYN DE LUGO, ELIZABETH MEDINA, GINA VALONA, ZIYAN ZHANG, WILL BRYANT and alum ZACHARY ROACH ’16.

Inauguration Exhibition

Inauguration Exhibition

Alum CHRIS OATEY is in a two-person exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, CO from January 20 to February 18, 2017.

On Board: Emeritus Leaders of the Foundation for Art Resources is an exhibition of veteran board members of the Foundation for Art Resources. In includes work by GFA professors CLETUS DALGLISCH-SCHOMMER, ANNETTA KAPON and KORI NEWKIRK. Cerritos College Gallery, January 28-March 10, 2017. Organized by James MacDevitt.

Cletus Dalglisch Schommer Blackbird

Cletus Dalglisch Schommer, Blackbird (2017)

GFA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS, DANA DUFF and ANNETTA KAPON and grads DEB ADAMS-WELLES, KIARA ALVARADO, SYDNEY AUBERT, ROBERT BEGLEY, AMANDA BENEFIEL, HENDERSON BLUMER, SHIRIN BOLOURCHI, WILL BRYANT, LIZ CARDMAN, JOCELYN CASAS, HEEJUNG CHOI, AUSTYN DE LUGO, MARK FARINA, IRENE FLATLEY, NATHAN GULICK, SUZANNE JOSKOW, ALEX KAY, RHAGUBIR KINTISCH, LUCAS MCDANIEL, KARIM SHUQEM, EMILY THORPE and GINA VALONA took part in FAR Bazaar at Cerritos College on Jan 28-29, 2017. Organized by James MacDevitt.

Alum SUSAN HOROWITZ ’00 has a new project at someshulmanarchitecture.com.

GFA Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS gave a new interview on Yale University Radio WYBCX: http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/renee-petropoulos/

Grad JOSELYN CASAS won the Board of Governors Award for excellence for a second year MFA student.

Grad TODD BRADFORD RICHMOND had his MFA exhibition of new paintings and installation Dark Forest in the Bolsky Gallery from January 22 through February 1, 2017.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE ‘03 showed her work in the group exhibition Twilight and Lowlifes at Meliksetian Briggs Gallery from January 24 to February 18, 2017.

Alum OK YOUNG CHOI ’16 had a one person exhibition at Gallery DOS in Seoul, Korea, from Jan.11th to 17th 2017.

Alum DANIEL CYTRON ’68 showed Everything Old is New Again at West LA College Gallery from Jan 2 to Jan 31, 2017. Curated by Molly Barnes.

GFA Professor KATHRIN BURMESTER has a one-person exhibition Since I'm Being Honest With You at MiM Gallery in Los Angeles from January 14–February 11, 2017

Alum ED GOMEZ ’03 participated in the exhibition THE COLLECTIVISTS (with Darden and Ray) at the Brand Library & Art Center from January 21 to March 11, 2017. Organized by independent curator Cara Tome.

SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 was recently honored with a one year residency and staff artist position at Vermont Studio Center for 2017. She is also in a group show at Red Mill Gallery, in Johnson, Vermont, called live/work from Jan. 26th through Feb. 28th, 2017.

GFA Assistant chair ANNETTA KAPON was awarded a Niarchos/Fullbright Greek Diaspora fellowship to mentor graduate students at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Alum ANDREW CURREY ’15 had work featured in an upcoming LA art magazine called ART MUZEO, coming out January 15. www.artmuzeomagazine.com/shop

Alum MARCUS VILLAGRAN ’77 had a show Folk Tales from the Pacific Northwest and Other Bold Sculptures at Dunderberg Gallery in Gildbertsville NY from December 2, 2016 to Januuary 15, 2017.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI ’14 was in a group show BLIND SPOT curated by Camella D. Kim from UCLA. The exhibit was at Design Matters, Los Angeles, December 10th 2016 through January 20th 2017.

Alum JEISUNG OH ’16 was awarded an artist’s residency in the south of France called “ Les ateliers des Arcs” from April to July 2017.

Alum KATY COWAN ’14 is in a three-person exhibition Top Heavy at Cherry and Martin Gallery in Los Angeles from November 5, 2016 - January 14, 2017

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 is in a group exhibition Abundant, Bountiful, and Beautiful, November 10, 2016 to March 19, 2017 at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL ’03 participated in the group exhibition A PROMISE OF TRUTH -DAS ZEITGENÖSSISCHE PORTRÄT at Galerie Robert Drees in Hannover, Germany from November 18, 2016 to January 21, 2017

For the months of January and February 2017 Proxy Gallery will host INTERIORS, the work of JENNY ZIOMEK. January 10 to February 28, 2017.

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 Now More Than Ever 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 exchange 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 ZEAL HARRIS ’07 has work in “60 Americans II” curated by Terrence Sanders at the new Makeshift Museum in downtown Los Angeles. This group exhibit will continue touring on to New York in the Spring of 2017.

Alum KATY COWAN ’14 is part in the Wisconsin Triennial at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art from September 24 2016 to January 8, 2017 in Madison, WI.

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