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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.


Group E-Mails

Step-By-Step Instructions for Sending a Group Email to Students in O-Space CMS

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Go to O-Space.

Log into O-Space

  • Select current course under gray heading "My Courses"

Option #1

  • Select "Settings" tab
  • Select "Group Email" from left gray menu bar (toward the bottom)
  • Select "Send Email"
  • Select "Next"
  • Check the box next to "Email Students"
  • Check the box next to "Email Faculty" (this way can verify email went out)
  • Enter email Subject
  • Enter email Body
  • Select "Send"
  • Select "Send" again to confirm

Note: Email is automatically sent to students' Otis accounts. No copy of the email is kept, which is why we recommend Option #2.

Option #2

  • Select "Posts" Tab
  • Select "New Post"
  • Enter a title
  • Enter content in body
  • Check the box "Notify everyone with view permission by email"
  • Select "Save" at the bottom

Note: The minute you select save an email is automatically sent out to everyone enrolled in your course. A copy is also kept under the "Posts" tab. This way if anyone claims they never received the email, you can reply that a copy was in the course as well. It also allows you to keep track of emails sent to your students.