West by Midwest

Otis

decade


1950s

1956

Billy Al Bengston enrolls at the Los Angeles County Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design) and studies with Peter Voulkos but leaves after a year.

decade


1960s

1965

Charles White begins teaching at Otis Art Institute.

1965

Judithe Hernández receives the first Future Masters Scholarship from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which allows her to attend Otis Art Institute.

1967

Carlos Almaraz is part of a group exhibition at Otis Art Institute.

late 1960s 1967

Suzanne Jackson serves as a model for Charles White’s classes at Otis Art Institute.

1968–72 1968

David Hammons takes night classes at Otis Art Institute. Hammons’s drawing teacher, Charles White, makes a profound impact on him as the first successful black man whom Hammons has encountered.

late 1960s 1968

Suzanne Jackson takes a drawing class with Charles White at Otis, where she also meets David Hammons.

1968

Suzanne Jackson founds Gallery 32 (1968–70) out of her studio at 672 North Lafayette Park Place, near MacArthur Park, around the corner from Otis and Chouinard Art Institute.

cannot locate find/attachment/5bc8c4486fe3d002a55cc884

decade


1970s

1972–74 1972

Carlos Almaraz and Judithe Hernández are friends and classmates at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. Almaraz graduates with an MFA in 1974.

1972

Judithe Hernández earns her BFA at Otis, where she studies under Charles White.

1979

Carlos Almaraz is included in the group exhibition L.A. Parks and Wrecks: Reflects on Urban Life at Otis Art Institute.

decade


1980s

1983

Carlos Almaraz is included in the group exhibition Miles Above at Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design Gallery.

decade


1990s

1990

Andrea Bowers teaches at Otis Art Institute.

decade


2010s

2010s 2011

Kori Newkirk holds a dual teaching appointment at SAIC and Otis College of Art and Design.

Related tags


Billy Al Bengston Carlos Almaraz Andrea Bowers David Hammons Judithe Hernández Suzanne Jackson Kori Newkirk Charles White Art Institute of Chicago California Chicago Chouinard Gallery 32 LACMA Los Angeles SAIC Los Four

cannot locate find/attachment/5bc7897eda2d5a02b0213ad0

Stories

Studio Z's Constellation

READ MORE

Related tags


Emory Douglas David Hammons Suzanne Jackson Senga Nengudi John Outterbridge Charles White Art Institute of Chicago Brockman Gallery California Chicago Chouinard Gallery 32 Los Angeles Otis UCLA Studio Z

<svg class=’wxmwstoryhorizontal_line’ width=’100%’ height=’1’ viewBox=’0 0 100 1’ preserveAspectRatio=’none’>

<line x1=’0%’ y1=’0%’ x2=’100%’ y2=’0%’ vector-effect=’non-scaling-stroke’>

svg

<svg class=’wxmwstoryvertical_line’ width=’1’ height=’100%’ viewBox=’0 0 1 100’ preserveAspectRatio=’none’>

<line x1=’0%’ y1=’0%’ x2=’0%’ y2=’100%’ vector-effect=’non-scaling-stroke’>

svg