Events
  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event
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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.

  • 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.

    Opening Reception Sunday, May 7 | 4-6pm | Free
     

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Emphasis in Social Practice

Social Practice

 

Area Emphasis in Social Practice

As part of the MFA Fine Arts program, Otis College offers an area of emphasis focused on the field of Social Practice, the only program of its kind in a Southern California art school or university. Encompassing a range of practices and interdisciplinary media, participating students will experience both individual art production in the studio and to work in various community or public contexts. The core curriculum includes Graduate Studio and Critiques augmented by specialized courses in Collaborative Projects, Topics in Social Practice Art, and Public Realm Seminars.

The area of emphasis also features professional practice courses such as Field Methodologies and Field Internships, providing unique opportunities to work outside Otis College with well-known artists, activists, critics, and curators from around the world. 

Each student’s individualized learning plan includes electives in studio art courses, critical theory, and independent studies. Students can take classes in other graduate programs––Writing, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design––and in other departments across the College. The full range of Otis College shops, faculty, courses, and library is available for students' production.

Program alumni have worked with artists including Kim Abeles, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Suzanne Lacy, Rick Lowe, Mary Miss, and on projects organized with Creative Time, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Liverpool Biennial, Trasnforma at Prospect I, and the Venice Biennale.  

Visiting artists and faculty who provide rigorous one-on-one and group critiques have included: Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Bowers, Nao Bustamante, Mel Chin, Sara Daleiden, Fallen Fruit, Future Farmers, Micol Hebron, Pablo Helguera, Dolores Huerta, Gronk, Fritz Haeg, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Bill Kelley Jr., Olga Koumoundoros, L.A. Urban Rangers, Kori Newkirk, S.A. Bachman, Martha Rosler, Bonnie Sherk, Sally Tallant, Mierle Ukeles, Anuranda Vikram and Stephen Wright.

 

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