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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.


Andrea Bowers

Andrea Bowers
Senior Lecturer

MFA Cal Arts, BFA Bowling Green St Univ, OH


Andrea Bowers has an MFA from CalArts and lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo shows include Sanctuary at Van Horn, Dusseldorf, The Weight of Relevance at ZKM/Zentrum Fur Kunst und Medietechnologie, Karlsruhe, The Power Plant, Toronto, the Secession, Vienna and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Vows at Halle fur Kunst, Luneburg, and Nothing is Neutral at REDCAT, Los Angeles and Artpace, San Antonio. Recent group shows include the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Proyecto Civico at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Progress at the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the L.A Anarchist Book Fair. Bowers is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Chouakri in Berlin, Galarie  praz-Delavallade in Paris, and Van Horn in Dusseldorf. Bowers is currently a Visiting Artist and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).



Internationally exhibited artist whose work has been shown at Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin; Susanne Vielmetter L.A. Projects; Tang Museum, Skidmore College, N.Y.; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Andrew Kreps Gallery, N.Y.; ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; and The Power Plant, Toronto.