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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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Omage '08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2008

Contact: Otis Communications Director: Margi Reeve mreeve@otis.edu or Marlena Donohue mdonohue@otis.edu Images available at archive.otis.edu/press

Omage '08 exhibition at Track 16 Gallery, August 2-30

 

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Otis artists, designers and writers featured in “Omage ‘08” at Track 16 Gallery, August 2-30, 2008
Coinciding with a variety of celebratory events and exhibitions that commemorate Otis’ 90th anniversary, Omage ‘08: The Artists, Designers, and Writers of Otis College of Art, an exhibition of work by Otis’ distinguished faculty, opens Saturday, August 2, 6-9 pm at Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Featuring work by more than 60 artists, designers, and writers, the exhibition is guest-curated by Lisa Melandri, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Since 1918, Otis College of Art and Design has maintained a position of excellence and a high profile regionally and internationally as an institution that educates creators and thinkers. At the core is its exceptional faculty. In addition to their proven dedication as educators, Otis faculty members are exhibited globally and are recognized fine artists, architects and designers, as well as widely published authors, poets and critics.


According to Otis President Samuel Hoi, “Otis faculty members help students take their places in the world as successful creative professionals. Guided and nurtured by teachers who have traveled that same road, students define their own vision and chart a path to achieve their goals. Through inspired teaching, these future artists and designers catch hold of their dreams.”
Participants include Debra Ballard, Maura Bendett, Marcie Begleiter, Beatrice Mousli Bennett, Guy Bennett, Adam Berg, Beverly Bledsoe, Ann
Bray, Linda Burnham, Carole Caroompas, Cole Case, Chris Chapin, Melissa Clark, Tracy Colby, Meg Cranston, Abdelali Dahrouch, Jacci Den Hartog, Marlena Donohue, Roy Dowell, Dana Duff, Art Durinski, Bill Fogg, Peter Gadol, Rosi Gabl, Gary Geraths, Parme Giuntini, Arloa Goldstone (’08), Scott Grieger, Kathryn Hagen (’99), Nancy Hasselbacher , Erin Hauber, Marsha Hopkins (’97), Marjan Hormozi, Linda Hudson, Michele Jacquis, Annetta Kapon (’85), Soo Kim, Suzanne Lacy, Randy Lavender, Joyce Lightbody, Barbara Maloutas (’03), Helena Min, Chris Mounger, Patrick Nickell, Kali Nikitas, Joan Ogawa-Takayama, Renée Petropoulos, Katie Philips, Ave Pildas, Kiki Samarcelli (’74), Rich Shelton, Alex Slade, Rob Sprujit (’01), Jim Starrett, Kerri Steinberg, Pat Stiles, Ann Summa, J.T Steiny (’84), Holly Tempo, Paul Vangelisti, Jean-Marie Venturini (’06), Chris Warner, John White, Rush White, and Michael Wright.


RELATED EVENTS (free and open to the public)
Saturday, August 2, 6 to 9 pm Opening Reception
Saturday, August 16, 7 to 9 pm Panel Discussion: Collapsing Boundaries Otis faculty members and arts professionals discuss current art/design
Saturday, August 23, 7 to 9 pm Otis Authors Read
Saturday, August 30, 6 to 9 pm Closing Reception
For images, please visit archive.otis.edu/press
For more information on Otis 90th Anniversary events, please visit archive.otis.edu/homecoming

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.