• Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history Anna Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, or curatorial projects she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions.

  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures

    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.


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Day-of registration will be available at the event check-in area on Friday.
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Celebrate work by the next generation of creative professionals. Discover new talent, meet the graduates.

Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles CA 90045
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Friday, May 13

4–6 pm
Senior Showcase - Recruiters Meet the Students

6–9 pm
Exhibition and Reception
Pop-Up Stores in Fine Arts and Product Design
Graduate Public Practice Performances

7 pm
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Pecha Kucha Presentations

7:30–9 pm
Graduate Writing Readings

The exhibition continues May 14, 10 am – 9 pm, and May 15, 10 am – 2 pm
For all commencement weekend events, visit the Annual Exhibition page.


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