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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.




Sep 04, 2015
A ‘Joyride’ on Paper   Otis College instructor Dan Quarnstrom’s love affair with hot rods hits the printed page   By Michael Aushenker      ... More
Sep 03, 2015
Alumni, Faculty
Fine Arts Faculty and Photography Program Director Soo Kim and Grad Fine Arts alumni Lorenzo Hurtado (’07 MFA) and Chris Oatey (’06 MFA) will exhibit their work in Paperworks at the Craft... More
Sep 02, 2015
LARI PITTMAN: “Homage to Natalia Goncharova... When the avant-garde and the folkloric kissed in public” September 1 to September 30, 2015 Opening reception for the artist: Wednesday... More
Sep 02, 2015
SECOND OPENING Opening party: September 12, 2015, 6– 10 pm Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015   PART TWO September 8 – October... More
Sep 02, 2015
Communication Arts Professor Rebecca Chamlee is the featured artist of the month for the College Book Art Association.    Chamlee is a book artist, graphic designer, printer, writer and... More
Sep 01, 2015
An expanded French language edition of Graduate Writing Professor Guy Bennett's collection Self-Evident Poems has just been published by Éditions de l'Attente in Bordeaux. The translation was... More