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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Academic Excellence: David Roy

INTERESTING THINGS YOU DID OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL?
I mostly did a lot of bike riding. I did some epic rides on a special bike that I built for exploring the local fire roads and mountain trails. I did some longer rides including many centuries, and one from L.A. to San Diego. My favorite thing was organizing parties and art shows with Centaur, my art collective.

 

Hometown?
Los Angeles


Why Otis?
Of all the schools I visited, Otis was the most welcoming. I really liked the campus, and I was offered a very good financial aid package.

 

Your thesis project?
My thesis project examined transdisciplinary art and the ongoing relationship between art, technology, and industry. I also participated in a collaborative project with my classmates.
 

Most influential class?
It’s a tie between Sohrab Mohebbi’s Critic in Residence course on art and labor, and Dani Tull’s class on unconventional aesthetics.

 

Favorite place in L.A.?
Wherever I am on my bike. I am quite fond of a decommissioned Nike missile base in the Santa Monica Mountains.

 

Impact on your work/life?
I learned to think deeply, critically, and creatively in all aspects of my life. Studying here taught me to push myself to do more than I thought was possible.

 

What’s next?
I am building my portfolio to apply to graduate school next year. My new body of work uses my pinhole cameras and some experimental printing techniques that I developed at Otis. I organize shows, and I recently started restoring a ceramics studio in Little Tokyo.
 

Something unusual/idiosyncratic?
I have a ham radio license, which gives me an excuse to use the NATO phonetic alphabet on a regular basis. My call sign is Kilo-Juliet-Six-Zulu-Foxtrot-Victor!

 

Information/tips for future students?
Work hard because you’ll only get out what you put in. It’s a great privilege to go to art school; don’t take it for granted.

 

See David’s experiments with his pinhole cameras on youtube.