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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.


Mikki O. Hunt

Mikki O. Hunt
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In

Bachelors Fine Arts, California State University Long Beach, Interior Architecture


Interior Architecture Designer, and founder of Studio E, a multidisciplinary design consultancy that specializes in the development of conceptual design and presentation artwork for a variety of clients in the retail, commercial, hospitality, residential, landscape architecture, exhibit design, furniture manufacturing & entertainment industry. Ms. Hunt specializes in ideation and conceptual design through to completion. She has completed over 5,000,000 square feet of retail space. Her clientele include: Gensler, HOK, Cole Martinez & Curtis, 5 Plus Design, Kruger


New Store Award: Goldwaters, Scottsdale, Arizona
Best Renovated Store: I. Magnin / Palo Alto, California
Frederick & Nelson/ Seattle, Washington

Clients/Employment History

Art Center College of Design

Santa Monica College

Cole Martinez & Curtis

Lockhart Collection



World’s Best Store Design Vol. 3


New Store Award: Goldwaters, Scottsdale, Arizona
Best Renovated Store: I. Magnin / Palo Alto, California
Frederick & Nelson/ Seattle, Washington