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Academic Excellence: Renee Rasmussen

Road trips and surfing.


Independence, Iowa


Why Otis?
Right time at the right place. I have wanted to attend art school since I was young but was always told it wasn’t an option. When I moved out to L.A. and had some real life/work experience, I knew that art school (Otis) was the best option for my career path and for me as an artist.

Your thesis project?
I became very interested in the old theaters on Broadway [in downtown L.A.]. My thesis evolved into more of a fine art installation piece, with sound and image through analog and digital technologies.

Favorite place in L.A.?

Impact on your work/life?
The opportunities are endless now that I have finished my degree. I’m much more confident that I am headed in the right direction and doing what I love.


What’s next?
My search for the next best thing!


Information/tips for future students?
There will be many, many sleepless nights but hang in there! Where there’s a will, there’s a way.