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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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Lab Press
(310) 665-6846

Otis Laboratory Press is a fully functioning letterpress studio with four Vandercook proof presses and over 200 fonts.

Learning Lab for Technology
(310) 665-6840

The Learning Lab for Technology is a computer lab open to Communication Arts students for a variety of technology instruction.

Letterpress Studio
(310) 846-2588

Established in 1984 by Sheila de Bretteville as part of the Communication Arts Department, the LabPress has a rich history of small edition book publishing, introducing generations of students to the origins of typography and the notion of the book as a visual communications medium.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
(310) 846-2588
Debra Ballard, Chair

Liberal Arts and Sciences provides diverse students of art and design with an intellectually stimulating environment that cultivates the habits of mind and critical tools for students to become informed, creative, well-rounded artists and designers.

(310) 665-6930
Sue Maberry, Director

The Millard Sheets Library at Otis College of Art and Design is a relaxed atmosphere where creative students meet, study, browse, and find inspiration.

Lighting Studio (Photography)
(310) 665-6972

Students will find everything they need for fashion shoots, portraiture and still life in the spacious lighting studio, 60 x 40 ft, with a 12 x 18 ft permanent green screen.

(310) 846-2632
Michele Jaquis, Director of A.C.T. and Interdisciplinary Studies

Otis offers minors as defined course sequences, exploring a specific theme, topic or discipline that extends and complements a student's work in a major.

(310) 665-6827
Meg Cranston, Department Chair

Painting students learn the principles and processes of painting and drawing to give ideas visual form on surfaces that range from paper, canvas, panels, walls, and beyond.

(310) 846-5724
(310) 665-6827
Meg Cranston, Department Chair

Photography majors focus on a medium with a wide presence in popular culture, majors in gain technical and conceptual skills to analyze and make photographic works of art.


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    Los Angeles, CA 90000

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    Santa Monica, CA 90404