Events
  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • 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`

    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

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Office of the President

It is my pleasure and my honor to welcome you to Otis College of Art and Design and to its academic and public commitments. This prestigious institution is 97 years old with a distinguished history and a compelling contemporary presence that is poised for a vibrant future. Accomplished artists and designers of all categories and types have been trained here, work here, and continue to be influenced by the high quality of academic programs offered here.

Otis College of Art and Design is deeply embedded in Los Angeles and the region, and we reach out to and are impacted by many of the complex and animated communities we work with and within. Our faculty and tremendously diverse students both learn from and teach, in ways that help others as well as themselves, to develop rich and robust practices of making things that excite, analyze, stimulate, and energize the world around them.  If we measure civilizations by their imaginative productions, and we do, Otis can be rightly proud of generating some of those incredible individuals by whom this city and this country’s contributions to culture will be assessed.

Otis takes pride in its rigorous academics, its emphasis on emerging technologies in all its various fields of study, its deep commitment to social justice through progressive action, and its wide curricular offerings that allow students to develop realistically and practically for their chosen professions. Dedicated to active communications that range from a focus on immediate social impact to the aesthetically advanced, Otis faculty, students, and alumni create ingenious and empathetic events and objects that have persuasive and complex effects on the world around us.

Otis College of Art and Design is an epicenter – an important node in a significant network - within the larger environment of the creative industries that are comprised of the arts, entertainment, and design. From pure play to productive playbook, Otis College of Art and Design is devoted to changing the world through its unique vision of the future and its qualitative initiatives, both academically and creatively.

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist