Events
  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

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Past Fashion Design Mentors

 
2013

Billabong
Mary Jo Bruno
Disney Consumer Products
EleVen by Venus Williams
Halston with the Humane Society
Bob Mackie
Claire Pettibone (’89)
Heather Brown ('04) with Urban Outfitters
Cynthia Vincent ('88)
Western Costume with Betsy Heimann
Christopher WIcks

2012

Anthropologie
Armani Exchange
Bleu/Rod Beattie ('86)
Red Carter
Cirque de Soleil
Ame Austin Max ('95) for Max Studio
David Meister
Morgane Le Fay
NIKE
Todd Oldham
Stewart+Brown

2011

Bleu/Rod Beattie ('86)
Bob Mackie
Cynthia Rowley
Diesel
Forever 21
Hurley/NIKE
Juicy Couture
Kaufman Franco
MAX AXRIA
Ame Austin Max ('95) with Max Studio
Old Navy
Steve McSween ('94) with Sean Jean

2010

Todd Magill for Anthropologie
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
John Cherpas for Hurley
Lilly Pulitzer
Robin Piccone with JonMikel Rodriguez for O'Neill
Todd Oldham
Trina Turk with ExtraLife LYCRA®
Michael Maccari for Armani Exchange
Isabel Toledo with Patagonia
Koi Suwannagate
Robert Rodgiguez
Tadashi Shoji for Tadashi

2009

Natalie Chanin for Alabama Chanin
Scott Sternberg, Band of Outsiders
Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka
Monique Lhuillier
Liliana Casabal for Morgane le Fay
Max Azria for BCBG MaxAzria
Fawn Arthur for Ed Hardy Swimwear
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie ('86) for La Blanca
David Meister
Anthropologie
Catherine Redmond ('02) for Hurley

2008

Johnson Hartig of Libertine
John Varvatos for Converse
Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Leon Max
Ivy Ross for Disney Store
Abercrombie & Fitch
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
L.Koplin/J. Rodolfo for Tommy Bahama
Marcus Brown for Nordstrom
Roger Wyett/Todd Van Horne/Devon Burt for Nike
Melanie Owen for Roxy

2007

Allen Hsu (’02) and Susan Lee for Armani Exchange
BCBG MaxAzria
Project Alabama
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bob Mackie
Billabong
Red Carter (’92)
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
Julie Ann Silverman (’95) for Betsy Johnson
Christopher Enuke (’84) for Oligo Tissew
Wanda Weller (’88) for Patagonia
Juicy Couture

2006

Abercrombie & Fitch
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque Du Soleil
Isabel Toledo
Andrew Dibben for James Perse
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
Lloyd Klein
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Nicole Miller
Barbara Sumner/Scott Williams (’90) for NIKE
Gareth Morris/Kathy Kalligas for PacSun
Doreen Brennan for Speedo-Axcelerate
Trina Turk
Summer Rapp for Volcom
Yeohlee Teng for Yeohlee

 

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