Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Press Releases

Nov 30, 2012
Otis College of Art and Design will release the 2012 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region at Google's new YouTube Space LA, December 4, 2012 from 3-6 PM. LOS ANGELES, CA... More
Nov 05, 2012
Author, journalist, and cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012 Otis College of Art Design’s Fine Art Department, Los Angeles County Museum of... More
Oct 30, 2012
Brian Dailey - America in Color New York, New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2012 “America in Color,” a solo exhibition by DC-based artist Brian Dailey at the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery... More
Oct 15, 2012
Otis Books | Siesmicity Books Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 “Translation is a great way to read a literary text because it forces you to exhaust the complexities of... More
Sep 26, 2012
Nick Edinger Sketches LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 26, 2012 - Civic engagement and social responsibility drive the mission and curriculum of Otis College of Art and Design. Partnering with the... More
Sep 19, 2012
Fashion Design
Christopher Wicks Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Every year Otis Fashion Design, one of the top design programs in the United States, pairs a team of students with leading design... More

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