Faculty

Current Teaching Staff


Hisako Asano received her BFA and MFA from the University of Southern California. Hisako has thirty-two years of teaching experience at USC and other schools throughout Southern California, focusing on Japanese painting and watercolor.

Loretta Ayeroff has taught photography for over twenty years including at UCLA Extension and Otis College of Art+Design Continuing Education, where she ran the Associate of Fine Arts Degree Photography Program. Her work is widely published and included in museum and university permanent collections.

Elonda Billera Norris received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2007.  In addition to her art and teaching practice, Elonda is a co-founder and organizer of the artist space Summercamp's Project Project in El Sereno.

Marylene Camacho received her BFA in 2005 from California State University at Long Beach, and her MFA in 2011 from the California College of the Arts. She is currently exhibiting in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

Hannah Cassell is a Los Angeles based artist specializing in portraits and landscapes. Originally from the UK, where she received her BA, she has been living in Los Angeles since 2009. In addition to her teaching, Hannah has established art programs for children and seniors in low income housing.

Thom Dower studied art at the University of Iowa and Otis Parsons and has worked as a commercial graphic designer and illustrator. He currently teaches music and art for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He exhibits and performs in the Los Angeles area.

George Evans is a Los Angeles-born artist. He received his BFA in fine arts from CalArts. He teaches at Los Angeles Trade–Technical College and exhibits nationally.

Alexis Garcia received her BFA in drawing at Arizona State University. She teaches art in LACMA's On-Site program at partnering city libraries, other community organizations in Los Angeles, as well as internationally in Switzerland.

Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. He teaches, directs workshops and creates curriculum for LACMA and other art museums and community arts organizations. His artwork is exhibited in art galleries in the US, as well as the Parco Museum and the Mori Museum/Mado Lounge in Tokyo. He collaborates with musicians, artists and designers from the US and Japan, and his work appears on record covers, comics/manga, t-shirts, films and art books.

Maite Gomez-Rejón received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has coordinated programs and taught in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty Villa.

Shannon Green is an artist, educator and administrator. His abstract paintings are featured in private collections and exhibitions in Los Angeles and the East Coast. He has taught at The Los Angeles Art Association, L.A. City College, and The Academy of Art University.

Peggy Hasegawa is a paper-lover specializing in handmade book arts. An arts educator for more than twenty years, she teaches classes and festival workshops at LACMA and other museums and institutions in Southern California.

Kady Hoffman received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, as well as a Certificate of Completion from the Royal College of Art in London, England. Currently, Kady teaches at the Growing Place-Marine Park in Santa Monica. Her work has been shown internationally, and in collections in the U.S, Mexico, and Europe.

May Jong is a Los Angeles-based artist with an MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University. She exhibits her work nationally and teaches in museums and schools in Southern California.

Rosanne Kleinerman is a painter, jewelry designer, and art educator whose work has been exhibited across the United States. She holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and teaches art to children and adults at various schools in Los Angeles County.

Jesus Mascorro received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design with a minor in education. He has been a teaching artist for various art institutions and organizations throughout Los Angeles and New York City.

Earnest Merritt is a Los Angeles-based artist who received his MFA from CalArts in 2005. He has shown his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London, Tel Aviv, and Cuba. He is an art educator specializing in drawing and sculpture, and has been teaching in Southern California for several years.

Valentina Mogilevskaya is a teaching artist in Los Angeles with a BA from the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. She is a practicing painter working in various media, and works with youth in the Los Angeles community.

Lisa Oxley is a Los Angeles-based artist who received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. She exhibits her work in Los Angeles and internationally. As an art educator, she has taught and lectured at the Escola d'Arts i Oficis in Barcelona, and in Los Angeles at Otis College of Art and Design, the Brentwood Art Center, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Lisa is also a certified instructor of mindfulness awareness meditation with over 12 years of a personal daily practice.

Marianne Sadowski completed her Master's degree in painting at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. She has been exhibiting her paintings and prints in Mexico and the United States, and has been teaching art for the last eighteen years in cultural centers, museums and non-profit organizations.

Brooke Sauer  received a BFA in painting from Otis College of Art & Design and an MFA from Art Center College of Design in video, installation, and performance. She collaborates under the name of B&T, and has pursued painting, sculpture, and photography in her personal practice. Brooke has worked with teachers and students in museums, art centers, and schools throughout Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale.

Pamela Smith Hudson is a painter and printmaker based in Los Angeles. A UCLA graduate, she has studied art, art history, museum studies, and dance. Pamela has over 15 years experience working in the art material industry as an art educator and consultant. She teaches at Otis College of Art Design Continuing Education.

Stacey Vigallon received her MS in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and completed the UC Santa Cruz Science Illustration Graduate Program. She is a biologist, illustrator, and educator with Los Angeles Audubon, developing projects that incorporate science, art, and community engagement. She has also completed projects in Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone.

Michael Wright is a painter who began to explore Digital Media in the mid 1980's.  He is a professor in the Digital Media and Liberal Studies Programs at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Wright's digital prints are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London UK and represented by " The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art".


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