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Artforum: All Hands on Deck, Critics' Pick

In her 1994 book The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity, the late art historian Linda Nochlin analogized representations of the disintegrated figure to tumultuous moments in the modern period’s political and metaphysical flux. While she linked some examples to the era’s chaotic break from antique notions of unification and permanence, Nochlin argued that others gestured to literal experiences of violence by communities under assault.

V Magazine: The New Vision, Kelly Akashi

With genre-bending bodies of work that span a range of mediums and materials, these are the names to know in today’s evolving scene. First up is sculptor Kelly Akashi (BFA Fine Arts '06). 

Village Voice: Under the Spell of Sculptor Kelly Akashi’s Eerie, Tactile Elegance

There is an eerie loveliness, a troubled elegance, to the work of Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Akashi. Insides and outsides are defined, then confused; materials behave as themselves, then pose as something else; objects look familiar, but perform strangely. In other words, she’s a sculptor in the classic California tradition that celebrates eccentricity as a kind of instinctive intelligence.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Kelly Akashi

Kelly Akashi is an artist who was born in 1983. Kelly Akashi has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the White Cube, London (Bermondsey Street) and at the Gladstone Gallery, New York (24th Street).

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  • Architect Geeta Mehta
    Geeta Mehta, Otis College’s 2019-2020 Donghia Designer-in-Residency, on the Social Purpose of Architecture and Urban Design
    March 11
  • 10 Questions for Marie Lum—Cartoon Network Storyboard Artist, Otis Alum, and Digital Media Speaker
    October 24
  • J. Meejin Yoon and Eric Höweler of Höweler + Yoon Architecture
    Höweler + Yoon to Present 2018 Scanlon Lecture on February 21
    February 16

'Cultured Magazine': 30 Young Artists To Watch In 2017

Reprinted from Culture Magazine November 2016

"We spent the summer refining and debating who should be included in our first-ever “30 Under 35” list. In order to narrow it down, we captured the country’s pulse by limiting our focus to its two culture capitals—Los Angeles and New York. Here, in alphabetical order, our names to watch in 2017, from Kelly Akashi to Stewart Uoo.

L.A. in Oslo: Exhibition Explores the Fantasy of L.A.

Meg Cranston, Los Angeles-based artist and chair of Fine Arts, along with several Otis alumni, will show work in the upcoming ‘Los Angeles - A Fiction’ opening September 22 at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Norway.