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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.


Ramon Tejada

Jul 16, 2014
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Ramon Tejada

Graduate Graphic Design Alumnus

Graphic Design USA selected Ramon Tejada MFA '13 as one of its designers to watch for 2014. Tejada lives in Brooklyn NY, and is currently a Senior Designer at The New School. He also creates designs, collateral and digital/social media consulting, as studio WORK-PROGRESS.net. He earned degrees from Wheaton College, and Bennington College (MFA) before attending Otis. He also makes work as part of US, a decentralized collective in LA, NY, and Austin, Texas. He was born in the Dominican Republic, and raised in NY, but has lived all over the USA and Europe.

Photo by Paula Giraldo
(source: GDUSA, January 2014)

Parsons SCE Yield Publication
Parsons SCE Yield Publication — 2014
Publication for Graduate Admissions, Parsons School of Constructed Environments

Parsons Summer Programs
Parsons Summer Programs — 2014

Publication for Parsons Summer Programs (SPACE)

Posters Without ME — 2013

Posters Without ME — 2013
self initiated printed/digital project as part of an artist residency at the Amsterdam Grafische Atelier Posters that are installed (BW posters) are display as part of the Ficciones Typograkia project by Erik Brandt in Minneapolis.


Pecha Kucha June 2013

Otis MFAGD Pecha Kucha — 2013
Poster for the Graduate MFA program, Otis College of Art and Design

Work of Ramon Tejada

Us is a de-centralized design studio that specializes in social, curatorial, and collaborative projects & workshops.