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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • 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.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

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

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Alumnus Timothy Tompkins

Tompkins is a native of Long Beach who received his BFA from Otis in 2003 (Painting) and currently works in Los Alamitos, California.

He typically explores the mundane, often altering digital photographs through a series of processes. Tomkins’ 2007 series at the Susanne Vielmetter Gallery depicted contemporary surplus seasonal merchandise (including tags) carefully arranged, photographed and then painted.

Alumna Patssi Valdez

Patssi Valdez ('85), recipient of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Latina of Excellence Award, Flintridge fellowship, Durfee Foundation Grant, a J. Paul Getty Fellowship Grant, and an NEA in painting, has remained particularly active in the West Coast art scene.

Fine Arts Faculty Scott Grieger’s Exhibition Opens at Temporary Space LA in July

Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015
 
Two-part exhibition celebrating the works of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, curated jointly by the artists and noted critic Peter Frank. The 4,000 square foot exhibition will present works selected from two careers spanning 45 years. 
 

Faculty John White Awarded for His Painting

Communication Arts faculty member John White was selected as Artist of the Month by the Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association last month.

Fine Arts Alumnus Kour Pour in Architectural Digest

KOUR POUR’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION OPENS

By Michael Slenske
 
Growing up in southwestern England, Kour Pour got an early education in textiles from his Iranian-born father, who owned a carpet shop during the late 1980s. “They were always around,” says the artist, who has incorporated his intimacy with woven materials into his own work. Pour, now based in Los Angeles, made the first of his paintings of traditional carpets for his college graduation show using found images from museum and auction catalogues of Oriental rugs. 

Fine Arts Alumnus Bari Kumar at LACMA

This Friday Fine Arts alumnus Bari Kumar ('88) will be exhibiting his work at LACMA's off-site gallery at Charles White Elementary School. “Remembering the Future” features Kumar's paintings and cloth work,  a collaborative piece by students and the artist, and a selection of objects from LACMA's South and Southeast Asian Art collection.

 

January 30, 2015–June 13, 2015


Department Chair Roy Dowell in Artillery Magazine

In Artillery Magazine’s upcoming Painting Issue, Graduate Fine Arts Department Chair Roy Dowell participates in the “Guest Lecture” series by creating a spread specifically for the centerfold design of the publication.

Carole Caroompas in WP Anniversary Show

Faculty Carole Caroompas will exhibit work as part of Western Project's 11th Year Anniversary Exhibition marking 11 years of programming. The show will open with a reception on December 6, 6-8 pm and will run through December 23, 2014.  Gallery artists as well as some special guests will be included. 

Academic Excellence: Wendy Silva

INFORMATION/TIPS TO SHARE WITH FUTURE STUDENTS?
Do it all! There is so much to learn and explore. Take advantage of every course you take. I regret not taking more classes
but I ended up taking 18 units almost every semester. It is ok to be different, because that is what sets you apart as an artist.

 

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Los Angeles

 

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