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Kate Manos and Chase Shewbridge Named GDUSA 2019 Students to Watch

Graphic Design USA has released its annual list recognizing the rising talent of undergraduate, graduate or continuing education students across the nation. Kate Manos (MFA Graphic Design '18) and Chase Shewbridge (BFA Graphic Design '19) were recognized for 2019.

ArtNews: 2018 Carnegie International’s Fine Prize Goes to Postcommodity

Tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, at a gala dinner toasting the opening of the 57th edition of the Carnegie International, the winners of the exhibition’s prizes were announced, with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye taking home the Carnegie Prize and Postcommodity the Fine Prize. Each award comes with $10,000, and the Carnegie Prize also includes a medal, designed by Tiffany & Co., that has been presented to each of its winners since the exhibition was founded in 1896.

Artillery: Judie Bamber, The Place Where Something Happens

It’s an uncharacteristically cool, rainy afternoon when I climb the steps to Judie Bamber’s home and studio in a neighborhood off Sunset. As I enter her studio—a surprisingly spare and self-contained space—a rectangle of golden light seems to float on an easel set up at the rear of the room, seemingly appropriated from some magic hour we’re bound not to see on that particular day. As I move further into the room, I see that it’s a work in progress—with portions of the painting covered around this rectangle, which now discloses an identifiable section of human anatomy.

Blouin Artinfo: Alison Saar’s ‘Topsy Turvy’ at L.A. Louver, Los Angeles

L.A. Louver is hosting Alison Saar’s "Topsy Turvy” at its Los Angeles venue.

An exhibition of new works by the Los Angeles-based artist takes inspiration from the character of Topsy in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic Civil War-era novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Saar re-contextualizes the sprightly uncouth slave girl as a symbol of defiance, through paintings on dyed vintage linens and sculptures carved from wood.

MFA Fine Arts Lecture Series: Nancy Lupo

Nancy Lupo is a Los Angeles based artist and sculptor. Her work traffics in a kind of erotics whose wires have been crossed and confused. Working with everyday mundane objects such as fruit and trashcans, Nancie's work alludes to the body, marking the space with a fragility that is both tantalizing and violating.

Virtual Info Session: MFA Programs at Otis College

Join this virtual session to learn more about our graduate programs in Fine Arts, Art + Social Practice, Graphic Design and Writing, hear from department Chairs, and get your questions answered in this live Q&A.

Widewalls: Learning to Read with John Baldessari

For half a decade, John Baldessari ('58) combined image and language in a varied practice that included photo collages, sculptures, and videos, at the same time investigating how art itself is made and understood.

Known for his approach of good-humored irreverence, he punctuated his work with visual puns, wordplay, instructions and quotations, touching upon deeper truths regarding how we communicate through culture, and how art might reinvent itself.

Design Fair

The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

Design Fair Brings International Talent To Los Angeles

The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a public Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. The fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by a book fair from 2-6pm. 

Visiting Designers Lectures:

Visiting Writers Series: Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 


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