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 Seierup, Principal | 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.
Performing the Gridis 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.
E-Portfolios are platforms for students, teachers, alumni, and departments to showcase their work and ideas. They are archives of learning, discovery, progress, achievement and reflection. They present dynamic content. Like a BOOK or a WEBSITE (a one way website), they display information. People like the e-portfolio a lot because there are options for color, font sizes, and embedded media. All Community members have access to the software, and many users have more than one portfolio for different purposes.
The work collected in an e-portfolio can represent a range of activities including: learning and achievement, professional ability and accomplishments, records of experiences, impressions or reflections, and/or the process and development of ideas, etc. An e-portfolio can be public, private only to the Otis Community, or intended for only one individual.