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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.


Press Releases

Feb 10, 2011
WHAT: Otis College of Art and Design and The Music Center are partnering for Creativity and 21st Century Learning, a forum that will examine the role of the arts in developing 21st century student... More
Feb 07, 2011
LOS ANGELES – February 7, 2011 – The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Otis College of Art and Design to support “Doin’ It In Public: Feminism and Art at... More
Jan 28, 2011
On view October 1, 2011 through January 28, 2012 Retrospective on the Pioneering Work of Feminist Artists, Art Cooperatives at the Los Angeles Woman’s Building from 1973-1991 Exhibition and... More
Jan 26, 2011
Santa Monica Place Bob Mackie Art Coppola LOS ANGELES - (January 26, 2011) - Otis College of Art and Design announced today the distinguished recipients of its annual art and design... More
Jan 24, 2011
Otis College of Art and Design Presents the 2010-2011 Donghia Designers-in-Residence WHO: Nader Tehrani of NADAAA and Sharon Johnston of Johnston Marklee are the 2010-2011 Donghia Designers-... More
Dec 03, 2010
Kerry Walk Randall Lavendar Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2010) – Otis College of Art and Design has appointed Dr. Kerry Walk as Provost. She will join the College on May 2, 2011.... More