MFA Fine Arts Mid-Residency Exhibition on View January 18–27, 2024

Students, Announcements, News | January 08, 2024

Student artwork

The MFA Fine Arts program at Otis College of Art and Design will present its first-year mid-residency show, nobody’s everything, January 18–27, 2024, in the Bolsky Gallery on campus. The annual mid-residency exhibition showcases and introduces the work of first-year graduate students to the Otis Community, greater Los Angeles, and beyond. This collection of work, made during the Fall 2023 semester, spans a range of media and concerns and is a testament to the vibrant art making cohort making their debuts. An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 18, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the gallery.

Bolsky Gallery is located on the campus of Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, in Los Angeles. Admission to the exhibition and opening reception is free.

Participating Artists:

  • Kader Amkpa
  • Alexandria Bevilacqua
  • Georgina Clapham
  • Jazmine Hernandez Sanchez
  • Agnes Hong
  • Alex Israel
  • Miranda Fae
  • Dena Novak
  • Quinto Ordaz Fernândez
  • Priscilla Mondo
  • Gnosis (Adrian A Perez)
  • Jess Star
  • Jiarui Su
  • Manuel Valdez
  • Tia Xia
  • Laela White
  • Jessica Wilcox
  • Ziyao Xie

Following the mid-residency show, Otis College’s second-year MFA Fine Arts candidates will exhibit their thesis shows from February through May in the Bolsky Gallery. New shows are installed throughout the Spring semester, and students are available to discuss their work during in-person receptions held during their respective exhibitions. After each presentation, the exhibitions will be available for online viewing in virtual galleries. 

MFA Fine Arts students will have another opportunity to share their work at the end of the academic year during O-Launch, a campus-wide exhibition of student work across the school’s eight programs. While student work is displayed throughout campus and in the galleries, Fine Arts grad students open up their individual work spaces to the public during the concurrent MFA Open Studios. In an interview with Hyperallergic during last year’s Open Studios, one student praised the program and how it had benefited their practice: “I felt a lot of freedom to create and to experiment,” said multimedia artist Suwichada Busamrong-Press.

About MFA Fine Arts at Otis College

The MFA Fine Arts program at Otis is open, inclusive, and interdisciplinary, composed of advanced artists who are engaged and committed to exploring an art practice in its various forms, traditions, and contexts. The students have 24-hour access to work in their individual on-campus studios. The thesis shows culminate the students’ public exhibition of their work, following Annual Open Studios and a Mid-Residency Show, all of which take place over the course of the two-year program. Visit the MFA Fine Arts section of Otis’s website for more information about the program. 

Otis College offers MFA programs in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. The application deadline for both programs for the 2024–2025 academic year is January 15, 2024, with rolling admission based on capacity after this date. Contact the Admissions team at or 310-665-6820 to learn more about the MFA programs or schedule a campus tour.

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