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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.


Rosi Gabl

Rosi Gabl
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In

School of Art and Design Diploma (Dressmaking and Fashion Design) Basel, Switzerland; Studied fashion illustration at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London
Costume/Fashion Illustrator Patternmaker/Fitter for film and television
Member, Costume Designers Guild (Illustrator), and Motion Picture Costumers (Patternmaker/Fitter)
Entertainment credits include: Jersey Boys (Costume Illustrator), Moneyball (Costume Illustrator); XXX State Of The Union (Costume Illustrator, Manufacturing Forewoman); Don't Stop The Carnival (theatre), (Costume Illustrator); L'Oreal (Costume Illustrator on several commercials); The Janet Jackson Tour 2001 (Costume Illustrator); Ghosts of Mars (Costume Illustrator); Mission to Mars (Costume Illustrator); Star Trek: Insurrection (Costume Illustrator); Fly By (Superman), (Cutter/Fitter); Pluto Nash (Cutter/Fitter); Contact (Cutter/Fitter); HBO's From The Earth To The Moon (Specialty Costume Maker); and Bicentennial Man (Specialty Costume Maker)
Work featured at shows including DIFFA Aids Benefit