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Graduate Public Practice

'Decolonizing Culture' with Faculty Member Anuradha Vikram

What started as a series of essays exploring issues of equality and representation in the arts field has become Anuradha Vikram's new book Decolonizing Culture. Vikram is a writer, curator, and educator.

Activate Your Creative Power

 Calling all Artists and Yogis! Adi Shakti Meditation and Gong Layout to access the Divine Feminine - no prior experience needed and enter at any time - FREE Kundalini Yoga and Meditation BEFORE the Panel on Subtle Activisim as part of my thesis exhibition.

Headlines

  • Otis College Annual Exhibition
    Otis College’s 38th Annual Exhibition Goes Online to Showcase Work of Graduating Students
    May 8
  • Otis College MFA Fine Arts Thesis Shows
    Otis College Launches Virtual Gallery of MFA Fine Arts Thesis Shows
    May 1
  • Architect Geeta Mehta
    Geeta Mehta, Otis College’s 2019-2020 Donghia Designer-in-Residence, on the Social Purpose of Architecture and Urban Design
    March 11

Graduate Public Practice Exhibitions and Performances

Graduate Public Practice 
2016 MFA Degree Presentations

Henderson Blumer
Jeanette Degollado
Margarethe Drexel
Tonya Ingram
Jenny Kane
Shefali Mistry
Beth Ann Morrison
Catherine SCOTI Scott
 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:

 
Tuesday May 3, 7 – 9:00 p.m. 

Shefali Mistry leads Michelada Think Tank event on artists of color navigating higher education

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  • Otis College 2020-2021 Admissions Viewbook
    Otis College Senior Khang Nguyen (’21 Communication Arts) Illustrates New Admissions Viewbook Poster
    October 12
  • Otis College Board of Trustees meeting with CAAM presentation
    Otis College’s Board of Trustees Commits to DEI Efforts at Virtual Retreat
    September 29
  • Otis College Fashion Design Senior Julia Choi
    Otis College Fashion Design Student Julia Choi Wins Prestigious Scholarship
    September 28

ArtNet Features New Work from Faculty Andrea Bowers

When activism finds its way into the art gallery, the house style is what Paige Sarlin calls "new left-wing melancholy," or what I think of as “post-radical chic:" neutralized and neutralizing, mining the paraphernalia of protest for historical pathos. This is not the way Andrea Bowers operates, as you can confirm for yourself if you visit the LA artist's show at Andrew Kreps Gallery in Chelsea, dubbed “Whose Feminism Is It Anyway?"
 

Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy Demystifies Social Practice Art for New York Times

Carmen Papalia’s M.F.A. project doesn’t look much like art. For “Blind Field Shuttle,” he led his classmates across the Portland State campus in Oregon on an eyes-closed walking tour, single file, each with a hand on the shoulder of the person in front.

For the first half of the 40-minute walk, some nervous participants had panic attacks, or cried. Mr. Papalia talked about what they were passing — a fire hydrant, a brick wall, a fence — and the vulnerability they were feeling.

Alumnus Noe Gaytan and Faculty Andrea Bowers featured in Artbound's Art and Protest

Graduate Public Practice faculty member Andrea Bowers and alumnus Noe Gaytan ('15 MFA) are featured in the Artbound episode 'Art and Protest'. The episode, "explores art created amid social upheaval, including: the social practice of Andrea Bowers and Noe Gaytan, whose work engages with the struggle for wage equity and unionization".

Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy's Performance on Gender-Based Violence Featured by Huffington Post

In Ecuador, roughly one in six women have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence. To put it another way, 3 million Ecuadorians have counted themselves a victim of gender-based violence in their lifetime. According to the same Pan American Health Organization research, 38 percent of women in Ecuador have been physically abused, 26 percent sexually abused, and 17 percent have been victims of patrimonial violence. These statistics, however bleak, are still merely numbers. Numbers that look eerily similar to statistics across the globe.

Public Practice Alumni's Michelada Think Tank is Featured by Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — It’s a familiar experience for anyone who has had to be the only person of color in a room: the uncomfortable silence around issues of race or the pressure to represent a monolithic identity that doesn’t exist. Over the summer, a group of artists invited the public to talk critically and humorously about race, art, and survival in a context where they could not only vent frustrations but also share resources and build community as people of color.

Public Practice faculty Patrisse Cullors talks about co-creating #BlackLivesMatter

Whether you first encountered #BlackLivesMatter recently on social media, heard the phrase from protestors on the streets, or listened to it coming out of the mouths of presidential hopefuls, the founders of the hashtag-turned-movement have been doing this for a long time.

Michelada Think Tank Starting Summer Residency at LACE

This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT), a collective of MFA Public Practice students and alumni, will inhabit the Project Room at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT will bring people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world.