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Welcome to the MFA Public Practice Student Pages


Here is where you will find information about students who have graduated or are currently enrolled in the MFA Public Practice Program.



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Otis MFA Public Practice



Victor Albarracin (Class of 2015) Fulbright Scholar, 2013-15.


Candida Ayala (Class of 2009) taught art in Ansan, Korea as part of the Teach for America program.


Raul Paulino Baltazar (Class of 2013) commissioned by the LA County Arts Commission to create a mural for the Community Center at Cerritos Regional Park with the involvement of the Teens of Cerritos, a program of the Department of Parks and Recreation.


Lili Bernard (Class of 2014) presented at the College Art Association conference, 2014.  Group exhibition RISE: Love, Revolution and The Black Panther Party at ArtShare LA. Blogger for the Huffington Post Arts Section.


Claudia Borgna (Class of 2015) exhibiting internationally and completed a residency at Montalvo Arts Center. Participating in VisionLA festival 2015.


Estephanie Campos (Class of 2014) worked with Andrea Bowers on Sweet Jane, an exhibition that examines the notorious Steubenville, Ohio, high scholl rape case at Pitzer College. Has worked with LA Commons and LACMA as a teaching artist.


Alexandra Cantle (Class of 2013) exhibition: Language as a Material at Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, CA.


Jamie Crooke (Class of 2011) completed a residency at Side Street Projects where her thesis project, Pulse and Parcel, was implemented, 2011.


Jeseca Dawson (Class of 2012) Curatorial Fellow at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design where she curated Glued to the Seat: Revealing Hidden Realities and co-curated Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405.


Roberto Del Hoyo (Class of 2010) Partners with David Russell (Class of 2011) in  the Mobile Mural Lab which collaborates with youth organizations across Southern California to create murals and responds to an L.A. sign ordinance that does not discriminate between commercial signs and fine art murals. Selected projects include: MOCA Geffen Art in the Streets intervention, El Buen Pastor Mural Project in Guanajuato MX, Sur Bienniel installation and mural 2011, LA County Arts Commission Dockweiler Beach NightWrite and mural project, 2013.


Andrea Dominguez (Class of 2010) Worked with Suzanne Lacy on the Tattooed Skeleton at the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain, 2010. Produced Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 for the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative of the Getty Foundation. 


Teresa Flores (Class of 2013) Presented FresnYoga as part of Passages/Home: A Central Valley Art-Guided Bus Tour featuring 6 Central Valley artists in conversation with the landscape, stories, and travelers on our 'art bus', presented by the Triangle Lab #ArtBusCenCal, 2013.  Will participate in the Spring 2014 Boyle Heights open studios, Spring 2014.  Experimental Quesadillas performance and other works will be featured in the Mujeres Show, Untitled, at Arte Américas in Fresno, Fall 2014.


Daniel French (Class of 2015) Fellow in 2012 in the One Beat Sound Residency, an international cultural exchange that brings young musicians from around the world to the U.S. for one month to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities, 2012. French also continues to perform with Las Cafeteras as a core member, recent engagements include: Democracy Now! and Democracy Now! en Español with Amy Goodman 2014, the LA Philharmonic InsideOut 10th Anniversary in 2013 and South by Southwest tour 2013.  Article feature in LA Artbound.


Noé Gaytán (Class of 2015) Chief curator of the Nomad Art Gallery, article feature in the OC Weekly, 2013.  Recipient of Otis Named Scholarship, 2014.  Presently working in the schools department at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, 2014.  In progress of a field internship with the Mistake Room led by Cesar Garcia, Spring 2014.


Michelle Glass (Class of 2010) collaborates with Hataya Tubtim (Class of 2010) on De Colores: A Community Stores Project in Arvin, commissioned by the Arts Council of Kern County with a grant from the California Endowment.

Nicola Goode (Class of 2014)


Tonya Ingram (Class of 2015) Participated as artist in residence and performer with the Newyorican Poets Cafe, 2013.  Reading for the Greenlight Book Store, 2013.  Featured in Upworthy, an online hub for creative professionals 2014. Article featured in The Writers Magazine, 2013.


Tracee Johnson (Class of 2014) Teaching in the Architecture and Landscapes program at Otis College of Art and Design.  Named Board of Governors Fellow, Otis College of Art and Design, 2014.


Boseul Kim (2010) worked with Suzanne Lacy on Anyang Womens Agenda in Korea, 2010.


Gabrielle Levine (Class of 2011) poster was selected for display at Imagining America's 11th Annual National Conference  held in Seattle in September 2010.


Rodrigo Marti (Class of 2011) worked with Suzanne Lacy and Bill Kelley Jr. on the Encuentro Internacional de Medellín, which focused on education and the transmission of knowledge within and from the field of art in Colombia.


Ale McGrew (Class of 2014) presented installation in project room at Culver City Studios, 2014.


Mario Mesquita (Class of 2015) Field Internship in progress with Fallen Fruit working on the Urban Fruit Trails project, 2014.  Upcoming residency with the Librería Donceles, a Spanish-Language Used Bookstore working with Julio Cesar Morales and Pablo Huelgera, 2014. Co-organizing student summit for Open Engagement in Queens, NY, 2014.

Felicia Montes (Class of 2011) Taught at UC Santa Barbara, 2011-12 and East LA College, 2012.  Montes is the cofounder and coordinating member of two groundbreaking creative women’s collectives, Mujeres de Maiz and In Lak Ech.


Neda Moridpour (Class of 2012) Fellowship with A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) and lead artist of the 2013 iteration of I Can We Can, a socially engaged art project created by AWBW to strengthen, connect and expand the community united to end interpersonal violence. in 2013. Moridpour is presently collaborating with S.A. Bachman on a project entitled, Louder than Words, a cross-cultural, intergenerational collaborative that targets sexual assault, domestic violence, and women's reproductive rights by combining elements of activism with courageous art interventions.

Ofunne Obiamiwe
(Class of 2009) continues to teach college courses at Santa Monica College and was part of a touring show titled Harmony Reverberates Optimism which opened at McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Ventura, 2010.

Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz (Class of 2013) recipient of a 15k Margaret McNamara Scholarship to produce thesis work, 2013. Presented Translation Nation performance at Open Engagement in Portland, 2013. Featured in Come on in, We’re Open, 2013.  Resident artist at Queens Museum, 2013-14.

Faith Purvey
(Class of 2010) worked with colleague Monica Haller on her Veterans Book Project in the San Jose Biennial, "Build Your Own World."  She also interned with Redmoon Theater's build shop, learning about ephemera and portable sculptures for public spectacle.  Four of Faith's paintings were featured in the Big Bangs show at Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, 2013. The Fort hauser project (her thesis project) appeared in the Collective Show as part of documentation of the Washington Blvd Road show.  

Tamarind Rossetti
(Class of 2013) participated in the Otis MFA Public Practice first year project in Tijuana Mexico as part of a teaching fellowship, 2013.


Christina Sanchez (Class of 2012) received inaugural 10k SPART grant to continue her thesis project on back of the house restaurant workers.  SPART is a new Los Angeles based foundation dedicated to providing support to social practice artists, artists are nominated for consideration.


Nathalie Sanchez (Class of 2010) Co-founder of L.A.undry, a guerrilla-style art exhibition at a laundromat site in downtown Los Angeles.


Jules Rochielle Sievert (Class of 2009) worked as Studio Manager at Metabolic Studios/ Farmlab in Los Angeles where she continued to exhibit and expand her thesis project, Portable City Projects.  Her project which was featured in Performing Public Space, a group exhibition in Tijuana, Mexico curated by Owen Driggs and was part of the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions’ (LACE) Public Interest: The Summer Cycle. Sievert participated as Artist In Residency program with the dLux MediaArts lab in Australia and is presently the program developer at NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. Featured in Come on in, We’re Open, 2013. Current resident with New York City Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs, 2015.


Rory Sloan (Class of 2013) Teaching in the Liberal Arts Studies and Artists Community Teaching programs at Otis College of Art and Design.


Tory Tepp (Class of 2009) Completed an artist residency with A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans, LA, 2009.  On-site artist, mechanic and fabricator for armored truck and Fundred  Dollar Bill campaign, a project of Mel Chin, 2010.  Teaching fellowship with the Otis MFA Public Practice program for the first year project with lead artist Bonnie Sherk’s, Portable Parks IV, A Flower Unfolding, as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, 2011-12.  Inaugural candidate of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Community Artist Residency where he produced the New Smyrna Beach High School Living Installation.


Paige Tighe (2010) was the inagural cadidate for the curatorial fellowship at the Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery.

Hataya Tubtim
(Class of 2010) collaborates with Michelle Glass (Class of 2010) on De Colores: A Community Stores Project in Arvin, commissioned by the Arts Council of Kern County with a grant from the California Endowment.

Carol Zou
(Class of 2015). Featured in Come on in, We’re Open, 2013.  Promoted to head Poncho of Yarn Bombing LA which co-produced CAFAM Granny Squared, a public art project that covered the façade of Los Angeles’ Craft and Folk Art Museum with granny squares from all over the world, 2013.  CAFAM Granny Squared catalogue now available, 2014.  

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