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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.


Continuing Education Course


This course is unavailable online. Please contact the registration office to register for one of these workshops.

SEM: 43

Alumni Project Workshop

In this workshop, artists and designers work independently on the formation and development of new ideas and art forms. The workshop is open to Otis alumni who have achieved intermediate experience in one of the following lab/shop areas: digital, letterpress, metal, 3D models, printmaking, and wood. Two spaces in each area are available to qualified alumni. Artists and designers work independently but are required to participate in goal setting/orientation and two critiques, as well as submit documentation of works created at program conclusion. Program concentrates on developing/translating concepts and ideas into completed works. Includes access to approved lab/equipment, advisor, and critique group. Participants must pass a process/safety interview with Continuing Education faculty advisor as necessary. $35 lab fee payable upon registration.

Prerequisite: Open to Otis BFA/MFA alumni; Intermediate level knowledge of shop/lab usage (Registration number provided upon approval of faculty mentor.)

3 formal Saturday sessions
2 students per area
Digital Media: Non-credit
Lab Press: Non-credit
Metal Shop: Non-credit
Model Shop: Non-credit
Print Shop: Non-credit
Wood Shop: Non-credit
Ceramic Studio: Non-credit

Course Cost: $195

Course Details
Course Code: XDEV4000
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: NC
Lab: $35
Section 1 Professional Development
Instructor: Andrew Armstrong
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): TBA
Meeting Date(s): January 30, 2016  -  April 09, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/26/16
Class Size: 2
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
0 of seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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