• When: November 20, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Where: Art Building Annex, BFA Studio Room 60, 1990 SW 5th Ave
  • Details:

    Throughout the month of November, the PSU MFA Studio Practice program will host a series of lectures and conversations. There will be two evening Visiting Artist Lectures which will feature an in-depth look at the artist’s history, their practices, and research. We will also be presenting three more intimate Lunchtime Critical Conversations. These will be held in our BFA studio and will focus on provoking thoughtful discussions about personal endeavors and art practices. Please join us in these great opportunities to visit and connect with artists.

    Valerie Otani
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12pm

    Art Building Annex
    BFA Studio, Room 60
    1990 SW 5th Ave
    Portland OR 97201

    FREE and open to the public

    VALERIE OTANI creates public installations and sculptures that speak to our histories and imagination. As a Japanese-American artist, Otani is committed to creating equal access for all in art and representation. She received her BA in philosophy from Antioch College in Ohio, her MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University, and currently serves as Public Arts Program Supervisor for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon.


    Portland State University MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series is sponsored in part by the James DePreist Fellowship provided by the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and the PSU School of Art + Design. The series brings together artists, curators, and critics from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their own work before a live audience.