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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Esteemed New York Times Art Critic in Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

New York Times Senior Art Critic Roberta Smith will visit Los Angeles as Otis College of Art and Design’s Critic in Residence, Fall Semester 2013.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013

Roberta Smith, the acclaimed Senior Art Critic for the New York Times, will be Otis College of Art and Design’s Critic in Residence, Fall Semester 2013.Roberta-Smith

Roberta Smith was born in New York City, raised in Lawrence, Kansas, and earned a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1969. An alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, she worked at the Museum of Modern Art and the Paula Cooper Gallery before becoming a professional art critic in the 1970s, contributing to Artforum and serving as a senior editor for Art in America. In 1981, she became Art Critic for the Village Voice before moving to the New York Times in 1986. In 2003, the College Art Association honored Smith with the prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism.

“We are honored to host Roberta Smith as our Critic in Residence this semester,” said Otis President, Samuel Hoi.

 

The Critic in Residence program of Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Department has been in existence since 2001. Outstanding critics are invited to share their work and ideas with the Otis community, as well as with the larger Los Angeles community through teaching, studio visits, and public lectures.

Los Angeles continues to capture the art world’s attention, and we take great pride in welcoming a leading voice from New York to join the conversation.

This year, Otis College of Art and Design, Santa Monica College Art Department, and the Santa Monica Associates present a free public lecture by Roberta Smith:

WHAT: “ART CRITICISM IN THE EXPANDED FIELD” - A public lecture by Roberta Smith, who will discuss the ways criticism has changed: the effects of the Internet, blogging and tweeting on writing “print” criticism for a daily newspaper, as well as the expansion of the art world itself and the kinds of art being made.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Moss Theater at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Parking is available at New Roads and on Nebraska Avenue (northern border of the New Roads campus) between Stewart and Centinela.

Additional information is available at http://www.otis.edu or by calling 310 665-6885.

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.