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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.


Faculty Member

Continuing Education Faculty

Laurie Horowitz

Laurie Horowitz began her career as a lawyer in suburban Boston. In 1993, she went to work at Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, CA, where she represented the film and television rights to literary properties. As an agent, she spoke on writing for screen and making your book into a movie at The Learning Annex, the Maui Writer’s Conference, and the San Diego Writer’s Conference. Her short fiction has appeared in Playgirl Magazine and Fiction. Her novel, THE FAMILY FORTUNE was by published by William Morrow/HarperCollins in May of 2006. The film rights were optioned to International Entertainment Group for Meg Ryan to star. Horowitz’s screenplay ABDUCTED was made for Lifetime Television and first aired in the spring of 2007. She is currently working on her second novel and runs a business called INKLINGS LIT through which she teaches and provides editorial services. She is experienced in editing, revising, and rewriting screenplays, fiction, and nonfiction. She is a member of the Writer’ Guild America (WGA) and the Writer’s Guild Canada (WGC) and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

2016 Spring Session course(s) instructed by Laurie Horowitz: