Otis Alumni Reflect On LAS

My Otis student, Jose Zuniga graduated in Fine Arts in 2015. One day he said, “Donohue, my goal is Columbia.” My response, “Buckle down and you can do it.”

This May, 2017,  Jose — the only person in his family to go to college — receives his MFA in Painting from the prestigious Columbia University.  Jose has also been hired to teach Drawing 101 at Columbia for the Summer 2017 to Spring 2018 semester.  

His work is on view through May 21, 2017. As part of the  MFA Grad Show installed at Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Congratulations Jose! 

“By the time I took my Capstone Thesis at Otis College my senior year, it was clear that studio work is essential to any artist and designer, but studio has to be supported by ideas learned in LAS to be developed fully.” — Jose Zuniga 

Jose Zuniga with his work, More Americans Than Gringos. Oil on canvas, 72 x 240 inches, 2017.