Faculty Siri Kaur Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Fine Arts and Foundation Associate Professor Siri Kaur has been selected for an Excellence in Teaching Award. Three faculty are recognized annually by nomination for their commitment to teaching.  On being selected, Siri had this this to say:  “I’m so honored to receive this award! Teaching is always such a fascinating challenge, and it’s lovely [more]

Three Things You Can Do to Prepare for Graham Harman Lecture on April 28

Philosopher Graham Harman, Spring 2016 Visiting Critic at Otis Fine Arts, will be talking about “Why Art and Design Are Central for Philosophy” on April 28. Below are three things that you can do to prepare for what promises to be an intriguing evening. Read his most recent book Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism, [more]

Fine Art Students Experience the Magic of Mozart at LA Opera

Otis Fine Art students in Sophomore Seminar, a course taught by faculty and department chair Meg Cranston, attended the LA Opera production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute on February 24. The critically acclaimed production, which features a unique set design that artfully recreates the look of a silent film, was staged at the Dorothy Chandler [more]

Artist, Writer and Curator Timothy Hyman to Discuss Figuration with Otis Painting Class

Timothy Hyman is a figurative painter, Royal Academician, writer, curator, lecturer and recognized authority on Sienese painting and the work of Pierre Bonnard. He has published acclaimed monographs on both subjects. Mr. Hyman has written extensively on art and film, is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and has curated exhibitions at the [more]

Artist Andrew Stahl Talks to Otis Painting Students From London

London-based artist Andrew Stahl, a Professor of Fine Art and Head of Undergraduate Painting at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art in London, will be talking via internet with students in Marjan Hormozi’s Representational Painting: The Image, Concept and Craft of Figurative painting course this Saturday, October 24th at 10 am in Room 219 [more]

Artists Find Shangrila at Joshua Tree

A number of Fine Arts faculty and staff as well as undergraduate and graduate alumni travelled to Joshua Tree over the Labor Day weekend to participate in Shangrila 2015: Peak Experiences. The event was curated by Short House (aka Michelle Chong (’06), Fine Arts Department Office Manager) and produced by Drew Dunlap, (’06). A desert [more]