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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.



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Ben Maltz Gallery
(310) 665-6905
Karen Moss, Acting Director of Galleries and Exhibitions

The Ben Maltz Gallery presents a diverse program of group and solo exhibitions in a variety of media. It serves Los Angeles’ vigorous art community and the city's diverse public at large, while acting as an important resource for Otis students and faculty.

Business Office
(310) 665-6830
Christine Sanchez, CPA, Controller

The mission of the Business Office is to serve the College by providing leadership in fiscal policy, budgeting, financial practices and procedures. The Business Office staff works with college administrators, faculty and staff to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations.

Career Services
(310) 665-6962
Donna Lee Oda, M. Ed., Director

The Center for Creative Professions (Career Services) provides support to Otis students and alumni through the stages of: career exploration, personal and professional growth, and employment.

Communication Arts
(424) 207-2506
Kal Nikitas, Department Chair

The Communication Arts department offers three majors: Advertising Design, Graphic Design, and Illustration.

Communications and Marketing
John Axtell, Director of Communications and Marketing

The Communications Office is the central source of information and assistance for publications, printing, public web site, and media relations.

Continuing Education
(310) 665-6850
Amy Gantman, Dean of C.E. & Pre-College Programs

Continuing Education offers a wide range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced art and design courses for all ages on weekends and evenings, as well as special summer programs.

Corporate Partnerships

Engages students and faculty in research, design ideation, conceptualization, and product and prototype development. Sponsored projects present design challenges as short “brainstorm sessions” or full-semester projects.

Creative Action: Integrated Learning
(310) 846-2586
Richard M. Shelton, Director of Integrated Learning

Students work in trans-disciplinary teams in tandem with a community and/or corporate partner. They focus on team building, researching, and addressing the needs of their partners as well as implementing real-world solutions when possible.

Digital Editing Lab
(310) 665-6813
Digital Media
(310) 665-6987
Harry Mott, Chair

In Digital Media for Games, Films, and Web, students learn to communicate and tell stories through motion, art, and design. Areas of concentration include games, motion graphics, concept art, animation, modeling, and visual effects.


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