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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.



Graduate Public Practice 2014 MFA Degree Exhibition: Performances, installations, music, and bowling!

Lili Bernard
Estephany Campos
Daniel French
Nicola Goode
Tracee Johnson
Katie Loughmiller
a michelle

Friday May 9, and Saturday May 10, 6-10 pm

Related events:
  • Lili Bernard exhibition April 27-May 7, Leimert Park Vision Theater, 3341 W. 43rd Place, L.A. 90008
  • Katie Loughmiller reading & screening May 8, 7 pm,  Bru Coffeebar, 1866 N. Vermont  Ave, L.A. 90027
  • Nicola Goode installation, Sennett Studios in Silver Lake upcoming this summer (check website for dates)
  • A michelle solo exhibition upcoming this year (check website for dates)


Graduate Public Practice Exhibition “Stepping Out”
6:00PM - 10:00PM El Dorado Lanes (across the street from Otis)
Open to the Public
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Graduate Public Practice
2014-05-09 18:00 2014-05-09 22:00
Graduate Public Practice Exhibition “Stepping Out”
6:00PM - 10:00PM | El Dorado Lanes (across the street from Otis)
8731 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Open to the Public
Free Icon