Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

O-Tube

faculty

Faculty Member Dani Tull in Jacob Lewis Gallery Group Exhibition

Jacob Lewis Gallery’s upcoming group exhibition Between Two Worlds features work by Michael Bevilacqua, Matthew Ronay, Dean Sameshima, and Otis faculty member Dani Tull. The exhibition will be on view June 12–July 18 with an opening reception Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm.
 

Faculty Member Chava Danielson in Dwell Magazine

A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School

By Kelly Vencill Sanchez

Fine Arts Faculty Liz Craft and Pentti Monkonnen Direct Paramount Ranch Art Fair

Hippie Vibes Reign at Paramount Ranch, LA's Newest Fair

By Maxwell Williams

Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film at Camera Film Festival

“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st. After the screening, Johnson and her co-director Maria Ramas will participate in a Q & A.
 

Fine Arts Faculty Siri Kaur Featured in The New Yorker

SEEING DOUBLE

By Thea Traff

In 2006, the Los Angeles-based photographer Siri Kaur encountered a Superman impersonator while walking down Hollywood Boulevard. She spoke with him at length and became fascinated by his line of work. In the years that followed, Kaur donned a Wonder Woman costume and immersed herself in the community, scouring Los Angeles and travelling to impersonator conventions in Las Vegas to photograph characters. She completed her resulting series, titled “This Kind of Face,” earlier this year.

Otis at the 2014 AICAD Symposium

Distinguished Otis faculty and staff participated in the 2014 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium, "New Paradigms 2.0: Art and Design as Collaborative Action," held at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. 
 
Interim President Kerry Walk, Acting Provost Randy Lavender, and Special Projects Coordinator Meg Linton attended, along with faculty and staff members who gave presentations as part of the symposium program.

KCRW Interviews Adjunct Professor Chava Danielson

KCRW's Design and Architecture (DnA) blog recently interviewed Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Adjunct Professor Chava Danielson on her retrofit of a converted office building for Larchmont Charter High School in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood.

Professor Soo Kim on Being a Photographer

Soo Kim
Professor; Program Director, Photography
 
Born in South Korea, Kim moved to L.A. in 1980, and received her MFA from Cal Arts and BA from UC Riverside. Her art has been exhibited at the Getty Museum, LACMA, Whitney Museum, Gwangju Biennale, Korea; and the Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen.
 

Associate Professor Gary Geraths on Drawing

Gary Geraths 
Associate Professor, Foundation
 
Geraths has been teaching drawing to first-year students for twenty years. More than 140,000 YouTube viewers have learned from his how-to videos.  He received a BFA (Drawing and Painting) from CSU Long Beach, and MFA (Drawing and Painting) from Claremont Graduate Univ. He works as a figurative draughtsman, representational painter, and courtroom artist, and as a consultant for clients such as Disney, Mattel, and Sony. He is the author/illustrator of Drawing Animals.
 

Founding Chair Rosemary Brantley on Sustainable Fashion

Rosemary Brantley
Founding Chair, Fashion Design
 
Brantley founded Otis Fashion Design, and has been teaching for 32 years. She has invited leading fashion designers such as Isabel Toledo, Francisco, Costa, Todd Oldham and Cynthia Rowley to act as mentors for design projects that are shown on the runway each May. Brantley, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, took a sabbatical and traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos, where she continued her research about sustainable design.
 

Pages