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  • 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.

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

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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May 11, 2011
  LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2011 – Industry Gallery at the Pacific Design Center presents a special exhibition of work by Otis College of Art and Design Product Design... More
Apr 25, 2011
Blick Supports May 7 Silent Auction - Silent Auction to be Held with 29th Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show on May 7 in Beverly Hills LOS ANGELES - (April 25, 2011) Otis College of Art... More
Mar 28, 2011
WHAT: Otis College of Art and Design’s Department of Integrated Learning presents the inaugural symposium From LA to the Bay: Community Collaborations and Creative Solutions to Urban... More
Mar 25, 2011
Carrie Stewart LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2011 – Otis College of Art and Design has appointed Carrie Stewart as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. As a member of the... More
Mar 01, 2011
Otis College of Art and Design presents Clay in LA: A Ceramics Symposium, an exploration of the remarkable history and vibrant state of contemporary ceramics in Los Angeles today. This free... More
Feb 13, 2011
  LOS ANGELES – February 2011 – Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Public Practice Program welcomes educational theorist Christopher Robbins as the keynote presenter for... More

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