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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.


    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Charta Donates 101 Quality Art Publications to Otis College of Art and Design


Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos 310-665-6857 jaxtell@otis.edu

Otis College of Art and Design’s Millard Sheets Library is one of the few prestigious libraries around the world selected by Charta to receive a gift through its 101 Exceptional Books Program

Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 2003 - Otis College of Art and Design’s Millard Sheets Library joins other prestigious libraries around the world selected by Charta to receive 101 quality art publications. Otis Board of Governors Chair Fred Fisher, and Charta founder Giuseppe Liverani arranged the generous donation. 

Headquartered in Milan, Charta is a highly respected publishing house with a 360-degree perspective on art: painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, fashion, and artist writings, distributed both nationally and internationally. Charta’s library donation program consists of 101 books selected from their catalogue that boasts nearly 900 publications. Past recipients include the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam (Cuba), and National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare. 

“Charta’s generous donation is a wonderful addition to our library which already includes over 45,000 books focused primarily in broad areas of art and design,” said Sue Maberry, Otis’ Director of Library and Instructional Technology, “Among our holdings are a special collection of 3,000 artists' books, which include works by important contemporary artists such as Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, and Vito Acconci. Charta’s books, especially those by contemporary Italian and Chinese artists such as Constantin Nivola and Zhang Huan, will significantly round out our collection.”

 “Charta believes strongly in supporting and educating the next generation of artists and designers,” said Liverani, “We are thrilled that our titles will now be available to and appreciated by Otis students, faculty and the larger community that visit the library.”

About Otis

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.   

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; Fashion Design is in the heart of the downtown fashion district; and the Graduate Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.