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New Student Work Debuts at LAX for "100percentLA" Selfie Campaign

This summer, travelers arriving and departing from LAX will be greeted by art and design work by six Otis College seniors from three departments through a partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). LAWA has debuted original art and design work created by students for an annual summer selfie campaign, "100percentLA" organized by Guest Services to enhance the guest experience. Work from Woodbury University students is also included in the project.  

Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles has new library card art

The Los Angeles Public Library on Friday released a new card design: a mythological Japanese child of superhuman strength whose fiery red body is attired in Dodger blue.

The art is the work of Gajin Fujita, a Los Angeles artist known for merging contemporary street art with the centuries-old style of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. His card artwork centers on Kintaro, the folklore character also known as Golden Boy, usually depicted wearing a bib with the kanji character for gold. “I gave him a twist,” Fujita said.

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Dan Chen

Dan Chen: You will find me in this limited life
April 15-19, 2019

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90045

See more work from Dan Chen.


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Aruna D’Souza on "What We Want from Museums These Days"

The Fine Arts program will host a public lecture by this year’s Critic-in-Residence, Aruna D’Souza on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30pm Otis College of Art and Design. Aruna D’Souza is the author of Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts. Ms.

Otis College Launches Mandy And Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series

In celebration of its Centennial, Otis College of Art and Design will host a series of conversations with world-renowned artists and thinkers, funded through a generous gift from Mandy and Cliff Einstein. The series will provide Otis College students an opportunity to learn and engage directly with major figures in the art world today. 

Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series: Zoe Whitley in conversation with Naima J. Keith

Please join us for the second installment of the Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series featuring a public lecture by world-renowned curator Zoe Whitley in conversation with Naima J. Keith, newly appointed Vice President of Education and Public Programs at LACMA.

Dr. Zoe Whitley is Curator, International Art at Tate Modern in London, as well as curator attached to the British Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale.

New York Times Style Magazine: In the Studio with Eduardo Sarabia

Many artists claim that their work is multidisciplinary. But Eduardo Sarabia’s (BFA Fine Arts '99) varied practice includes painting, sculpture, mezcal making and even treasure hunting. “There’s a lot of fantasy and imagination involved in my work,” he says, seated in his studio on the first floor of a 1950s industrial building in the Zapopan district of Guadalajara, Mexico. He shows me the handcrafted, blue-and-white Talavera-style ceramic tiles he’s produced for an upcoming solo exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium.

New York Times Style Magazine: Kim Gordon Wanted to Be a Visual Artist. Then She Got ‘Sidetracked.’

Seven years after the breakup of Sonic Youth, the godmother of grunge has carved out the unconventional career in music and visual art she always hoped for.

Los Angeles Times: Painter Gajin Fujita keeps his norm-violating spirit

At the summit of a steep incline in Elysian Heights, past an unassuming gate, down a slightly dangerous walkway, you’ll find a concrete landing that serves as the plein-air home studio of Gajin Fujita.

Charles Gaines: Moving from Subjective to Collective

What roles does a work of art play in society today? Is the purpose of art to provide pleasure, access the subjectivity of the artist, change society, or to provide a new mode of proposing ideas? Rather than seeing art as a subjective practice—one unassailable by the demands of culture or society—Charles Gaines’s lecture at Otis College of Art and Design for the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art proposed that art needs to be reimagined as a cultural practice in order to be fully relevant for today’s political and social climate.