Events
  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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L.A. Summer Residency

June 4-25, 2017

The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

Through access to Otis College’s advanced production studios and deep engagement with the Los Angeles contemporary arts community, the residency provides artists and designers an opportunity to produce unique work and investigate new ideas. Areas of specialization include: ceramics; digital media (video and animation); furniture design; jewelry; letterpress and book arts; new genre; painting; photography; sculpture; silkscreen; 3D printing; and wood and metal work.  Artists and designers will be hosted in Otis College’s new housing and dining complex on the Lincoln campus.

Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with the professional art and design community of Los Angeles through portfolio reviews, critiques and discussion with leading museum curators, gallery owners, and with prominent art writers; a one-day professional development seminar; exposure to world class artists, curators, and thought leaders during evening panel discussions and lectures; and guided visits to leading contemporary arts venues in Los Angeles.

Participating artists and curators include:

  • Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles;
  • Meg Cranston, artist and Chair of Fine Arts, Otis College;
  • Sam Durant, multimedia artist;
  • Rita Gonzalez, Curator and Acting Department Head, Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);

  • Suzanne Isken, Executive Director, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum;
  • Jo Lauria, author and curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • Shamim M. Momin, Director, Curator, and Co-Founder, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND);
  • Aram Moshayedi, curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles;
  • Eve Schillo, curatorial assistant, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • Jennifer Steinkamp, installation artist who works with video and new media;
  • and Ulysses Jenkins, artist. 

Keynote speakers for 2017 L.A. Summer Residency include Lesli Linka Glatter.

 

Residency Fees: 

$2,400 includes room and board

$1,650 commuting

Otis College alumni will receive $100 off the fee of the residency.

 

Applications are now closed; notifications, including fellowship recipients, were sent on March 10, 2017. If you have been accepted and need to secure your spot in the residency, submit the non-refundable deposit at commerce.cashnet.com/otiscollegeres. The deposit is due April 7, 2017.

 

Fill out a quick form to receive periodic updates on the L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design.

Application instructions for the L.A. Summer Residency. 

Related: Otis College Announces Remarkable Line-Up for First L.A. Summer Residency

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