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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 25, 2010
LOS ANGELES – February 25, 2010 – Fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles are putting the finishing touches on a collection of swimsuits they created with... More
Jan 05, 2010
Award Presentation on February 10 Coincides with Release of Lacy Biography LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2010) – The College Art Association (CAA) has announced that Suzanne Lacy will be the... More
Dec 28, 2009
LOS ANGELES –  December 28, 2009 -- Otis Public Practice Studio, in partnership with the 18th Street Arts Center, presents "Love in a Cemetery," an unprecedented... More
Nov 22, 2009
Christopher Knight Rick Lowe OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2009/10 CRITIC-IN-RESIDENCE: CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT   WHO: Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times is the 2009/10 visiting... More
Nov 21, 2009
With many of Los Angeles’ top business, philanthropic, art and design leaders looking on, Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College of Art and Design accepted a $1,850,000 gift from Mattel, Inc.,... More
Nov 20, 2009
Otis College of Art and Design presented the 2009 Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region, including an economic forecast of the creative industries through the year 2013. With an... More