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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.


Artists' Books Pathfinder

Artists' Books

What is an Artists' Book?
Simply stated, artists’ books are works of art in book (or book-like) form (more)

Artists' Books Collection at Otis College of Art and Design
Many of the books in the Otis Artists' Books Collection can be viewed online. Circulating artists' books can be found in the main book stacks at N7433.4 (more)

Videos of and about Otis Artists' Books Collection
Short videos (more)

Resources about Artists Books
Books in the Otis Library about artists' books are found in 7433.3 and N7433.35 (more)

History of Books
Books about the history of books are found in Z4-6593  (more)





Design, Structure, and Bindings
Books about typography and bookbinding are found in Z232-271 and N7433.3 (more)

Zines, Artists' Serial Publications, and Mail Art
Books about zines are in NC968 and N7433.3 while books about mail art can be found in N6494 M35  (more)

Pop-Ups and Altered Books
Pop-up books that circulate can be found in TT870.2; books about how to make pop-ups are nearby at TT870. Books about altering existing books can be found in TT896.3  (more)

Books about making books can be found in Z271 (more)

Contemporary Presses
Books about individual printers, shops or presses are in  Z232 and N7433.3 (more)

Organizations, Institutions, Exhibitions (view)

Suppliers (view)