Priscilla Otani is a San Francisco-based artist working in mixed media. Social issues, particularly those that affect youth, class and women are recurring themes. In her painted works, paper is combined with canvas and acrylics to create texture and challenges. Three-dimensional and installation pieces include objects harvested from dumps, sidewalks and thrift stores. Dirty discards and blemished ephemera are utilized for their repulsive and transformational possibilities. Priscilla's works have been selected in various exhibitions including PaperView, Control, Banned & Recovered, Like Water on Rock and Alameda on Camera. She has been Exhibitions Chair for the Pacific Center for the Book Arts and Northern California Women's Caucus for Art. Her exhibition work includes Effects of War, Women on War, Cutting Edge Books and Women Artists on Immigration. Priscilla has also written articles about artists for the ArtSpan Open Studios Guide. She has curated several global postcard exhibits and presented a workshop at the 2009 Mexican City United Nations conference. She is currently President-Elect for the National Women's Caucus for Art and International Committee Chair, representing Women's Caucus at the United Nations. Priscilla, together with her partners Matthew Frederick, Stephen Wagner and Michael Yochum founded the Arc Studios & Gallery.