MFA Open Studios

MFA Open Studios

Otis College of Art and Design

Bryan Bankston, Self Portrait as…, 2013. Ink jet print, 12 x 18 inches.
April 8, 2014
MFA Open Studios

April 13, 2014, 2–5pm

Otis College of Art and Design
10455 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Meet graduate students in Fine Arts and Public Practice:

Victor Albarracin, Kristy Baltezore, Bryan Bankston, Lili Bernard, Claudia Borgna, Estephany Campos, Sean Cully, Andrew Currey, Janet Dandridge, Jamie Grace Davis, David del Francia, Daniel French, Noé Gaytán, Nicola Goode, Marcella Gottardo, Nathan Gulick, Tonya Ingram, Tracee Johnson, Marissa Johnen, Soo Yun Jun, Dahee, (Angie) Kim, Katie Loughmiller, A Michelle McGrew, Mario Mesquita, Melany Meza-Dierks, Jurgis Paskevicius, Alison Peck, Sweet Samson, Yasmin Than, Delia Perez-Salinas tijerina, Laure Vigna, Rachel Wolfe, Carol Zou

Adjacent to Culver City’s burgeoning arts district is the new home of Otis Graduate Studios. This facility on the Jefferson corridor comprises 38 artists’ studios and spaces for special programming including artists in residence, exhibitions, and lectures.

Culver City, the long-standing film industry hub, has become a mecca for artists, architects, fashion, and tech. The city is a powerful new multimedia hub boasting dynamic start-ups, international firms, and a vibrant artistic community. Nearby Silicon Beach is home to new spaces for tech giants Google and Apple, along with more than 500 venture start-ups. A few miles away on Jefferson is the Hercules Campus, original home of Howard Hughes’ legendary Spruce Goose, and now a fulcrum for emerging media, technology, and entertainment industries.

Otis Graduate Public Practice, under the leadership of Suzanne Lacy—artist, and theorist of socially engaged public art, prepares students to re-invent traditional media-specific ways of thinking about art making. Entering students design a unique educational plan to fit their interests, in both community and studio contexts. They produce video, performance, drawing, photography, sculpture and web-based projects.

In Otis Graduate Fine Arts, led by Roy Dowell, students develop a personal vision that has been filtered through history, gender, sexuality, culture, and politics. The program promotes strong interaction and critical dialogue among all participants, encouraging students to converse in the language of art. Alumni include Alison Saar, Masami Teraoka, Kent Twitchell, and Bruce Yonemoto.

Applications are now being accepted for fall 2014.

About Otis College of Art and Design
Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The college offers an interdisciplinary education for 1,100 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres, and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses. Additional information is available at

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