Collaborative work made by artists from ECF Westside Art Center, my students and I are on exhibit at DAC Gallery Dec. 7, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019 - the third annual collaboration between my Uniquely Abled class in the Creative Action Program at Otis College of Art and Design and the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) Art Center Westside, a program that mentors adult artists with developmental disabilities. Read the full press release here.
Opening tomorrow, Sept. 30 and running through Dec. 9, I am participating in Some of our Favorite Things at Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery: “a group exhibition of favorite art-related objects—things that have been accumulated over years, mementos inherited from family, gifts from friends and strangers, beloved books, and treasured artistic tools, each contributed by invited Otis College community, including artists, curators, writers, collectors, and cultural influencers. Each of these objects is accompanied by a description written by the lender, offering context to the work and the individual lending it. This exhibition is an exercise in storytelling, a glimpse into Otis College's far-reaching network of friends, alumni, and art world colleagues—a mapping of our multi-faceted community, as well as the great city of Los Angeles.”
I am honored to have an excerpt of my latest project, "Dearest Pauline," included in Second Daytime, an online exhibition of performance art on video curated by Sarah Rushford for Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn, NY, through August 2018.
After nine years teaching and serving as a full time academic administrator at Otis College of Art and Design, I am officially on sabbatical. Follow me @michelejaquis on instagram to see what I'm doing, making and seeing.
I made a new site specific installation for 2^2 (two to the second power) Gallery, a new tiny gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. It's on view from December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017. View documentation here.