Events
  • Green Circle

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    "Join us for the New opening of Metamorphosis to Catharsis II; "GREEN CIRCLE"." 

    Sunday.July.24 (6-9 P) Otis College of Art and Design - Back Gallery Space (10445 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232)

    Curator: Shirin Bolourchi 
    Artists; Marjam Oskoui, Jeff Knowlton, Elizabeth Medina, Zachary Roach, Delbar Shahbaz, Heejung Choi, Atia Shafee, Stephen Anderson, Foroozan Shirghanii, Shirin Bolourchi
    Poster: Pouya Jahanshahi

  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Commencement

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Class of 2016 Commencement!

The 2016 Otis Commencement Exercises will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 @3:00pm at Westchester Park.

Commencement Weekend Events and Annual Exhibition Information

For questions or comment related to ALL commencement related matters, please contact Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities at 310-846-2595.

2016 Honorary Degree recipients

Rick Lowe

Honorary Degree recipient Rick Lowe

Rick Lowe’s pioneering socially-engaged art grew out of his focus on the urgent social, economic, and cultural needs he saw around him in Houston, where he had originally trained as a painter. In the early 1990s, with a group of fellow artists, he combined art, empowerment and community organizing to buy and restore 22 derelict houses in a predominantly African-American section of Houston. Entitled Project Row Houses, the visionary architectural preservation project serves both as a community center and public arts venue. It exemplifies “social sculpture” -- art whose spectators are become participants in it -- and earned Lowe a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2014. Lowe’s work has been exhibited at prestigious venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, and the Venice Architecture Biennale. His further community-based projects include the Arts Plan for the Seattle Public Library, the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, and a post-Katrina rebuilding effort in New Orleans.

Masami Teraoka

Honorary Degree recipient Masami Teraoka

Masami Teraoka ’s work integrates fantasy, humor, history and wry observations on present-day life. Born near Hiroshima, Japan, Teraoka moved to the U.S. in 1961 to pursue art studies. He became successful in the 1970s with modern versions of Ukiyo-e prints imbued with personal commentary, taking on issues such as the clash of Eastern and Western cultures. More recent work addresses social and political controversies through large-scale narrative paintings that combine elements of the Japanese woodblock print with inspiration from Renaissance church art. Teraoka earned a BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 1964, and an MFA in 1968. He has had over 70 solo exhibitions around the world, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; the Yale University Art Gallery and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. His work is in over 50 public collections worldwide.

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