Garment Features Alumni Sebastian Tovar

Fine Arts alumni Sebastian Tovar (’14) was recently featured on the website of Garment, a company that reworks post-consumer recycled clothing to “break the cycle of compulsive over-production.” Modeling one of the company’s creations, the artist talks about his work. Inspired by the subversive criticality of Czech New Wave Cinema, Tovar states “I know I’ve [more]

Alumni Suggest Gifts for Dad

Two Fine Arts alumni, Ashkahn Shahparnia (’06) and Astrelle Johnquest (’11), have some hot gift ideas for dads this Father’s Day. Shahparnia’s “Best Dad” card is letterpress printed on lux cotton paper and comes in a fluorescent pink envelope. The blank interior allows for a personalized message. The card can be purchased at, the [more]

Otis Faculty and Students Lead a Discussion on Race at LAMAG

 Groups of participants share their ideas on race in the gallery. Photo by Dorit Cypis. A group of college faculty, whose work appeared in SKIN at the LA Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) in Barnsdall Park, recently took part in Un-Panel 2: Race Talks. Organized and facilitated by Fine Arts faculty Dorit Cypis and Holly Tempo, [more]

FA Photography Program Director Soo Kim in Conversation at SPHAERAE

Fine Arts Photography Program Director Soo Kim will participate in a public conversation with artist Connie Samaras on the theme of curiosity and the changing landscape. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 1, 5:30-7 pm inside of SPHAERAE, a public art installation by dutch architect Cocky Eek that is located in Pasadena.   The [more]


Lillian Shalom’s (’07) accessories have made a splash at the 2014 MET Gala.  Sporting an “ALL” grill and several rings, music and fashion icon Erykah Badu brought some major style and attitude to the event.  Nick Remsen of included Lillian’s grill design on his post 17 Of Our Favorite Met Gala Accessories, As Seen [more]

2014 Fine Arts Junior Juried Exhibition

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the 2014 Fine Arts Junior Juried Exhibition in Room 107 of the Galef Center for Fine Arts.  The show was juried by Los Angeles-based painter Marc Trujillo.  There will be a reception on Saturday, April 12, 5-7 pm.  Students whose work was selected for the exhibition are [more]