When a global health emergency required Otis College to close its campus in early March the first question on many of the seniors’ minds was what would become of the Senior Exhibition. In the weeks that followed there was much discussion among students, faculty, and administrators as to what the best course of action would be. Students were justifiably disappointed that the culmination of their Otis education would not be the high-quality and well-attended physical exhibition that we have had in years past. To their credit, they faced this adversity with the inventiveness, advocacy, and determination that has characterized this group.
Rather than a physical exhibition, they have produced the portfolios you will find here, a beautiful 156 page catalog, and an additional website sanitized.online that expresses their diverse and considered approach to art making and that you can see by clicking the social media link above. Credit goes to each and every one of them as well as to the Senior Studio mentors (Ingrid Calame, Ian James, Soo Kim and Jennifer Moon), the visiting mentors (Liz Craft, Patricia Fernández, Larry Johnson, Lincoln Tobier, and Eric Wesley), the Exhibition Coordinator (Steven Bankhead), the Exhibition Design Committee Coordinator (Nicholas Kersulis), and the Fine Arts Department staff who helped realize these three projects (Michelle Andrade, Jeanette Degollado, Michelle Kemp and Alex Slade), the designer of the sanitized.online website Wyatt Conlon, and Otis College for its commitment to giving these students a forum for their work.
Meg Cranston, Chair