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DAC Gallery Joint Venture
Alumni, Faculty, and Student Exhibitions are Happening All Over Los Angeles

Above: Students exploring Joint Venture at the DAC Gallery. Photo: Allison Knight

Currently at the DAC Gallery, Joint Venture features works of art created by adult artists of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) paired with undergrad students in a variety of art and design majors from Otis College of Art and Design. Joint Venture is part of an Otis College course titled 'Uniquely Abled', designed by instructor Michele Jaquis to broaden our assumptions about the limits of creativity and to offer students, faculty, and the public an opportunity to appreciate the fascinating range and quality of diverse artistic expression. The exhibition will be on view through January 6, 2017. 


Roll Call

Artist Gajin Fujita / Kidz Gone Bad, 2016 

"Sometimes artists make the best curators. And sometimes galleries organize better exhibitions than museums," praised the Los Angeles Times of Gajin Fujita's ('97 Fine Arts) Roll Call on view through January 14, 2017 at L.A. Louver. Special events include a panel discussion Neighborhood Offerings: 6 Artists on their L.A. on Tuesday, December 13 at 7pm and a Life Portraiture workshop on Saturday, January 7 at 1pm. RSVP to (310) 822-4955 or 


Jeffrey Vallance: Now more than ever.

Jeffrey Vallance, The Octopus of Life, 2016 / Courtesy of Edward Cella Art & Architecture

Jeffrey Vallance (’81 MFA Fine Arts) has a one-person exhibition Now more than ever. at Edward Cella Art & Architecture. The exhibition, which is on view through December 31 has been highlighted by the Los Angeles Times and Artillery among others. 

Several Otis College artists are exhibiting in group shows:

  • Sandow Birk ('89 Fine Arts) and Fine Arts faculty Laida Lertxundi who are showing as part of Land of the Smokes: Landscapes and Los Angeles at LAST Projects gallery in Hollywood. Special events for Land of Smokes include a closing reception featuring a curated film screening by Lertxundi on January 12, 2017.  
  • Katy Cowan (’14 MFA Fine Arts) is currently in a three-person exhibition Top Heavy at Cherry and Martin gallery on view through January 14, 2017.
  • Chris Oatey (’06 MFA Fine Arts) is showing in the group exhibition Abundant, Bountiful, and Beautiful at the Long Beach Museum of Art through March 19, 2017.
  • Shiva Aliabadi's (’14 MFA Fine Arts)  work is included in British Invasion at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA through January 22, 2017.


Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Untitled (Studio) 2014 © Kerry James Marshall / Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Live in New York City? Make sure to see Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at The Met Breuer before it ends on January 29, 2017.  The exhibition, which continues to receive critical acclaim, will end its three-city tour in Los Angeles in March 2017

If you are an alumnus and would like us to include your exhibition in this or future posts, please send information to