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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

Nov 04, 2014
Otis College of Art and Design's Fashion Design Department announced the names of the professional designers who will mentor students during the 2014-2015 school year. They are, for the senior... More
Oct 08, 2014
Creative Action
Ehren Tool "This evening will be a wonderful tribute to the servicemen and women who have made an indelible mark on the art world with their work and creative vision." Otis... More
Sep 30, 2014
Charlotte Cotton Charlotte Cotton, the 2014 -15 Critic-in-Residence at Otis College of Art and Design, will discuss her recent research and projects that explore photographic... More
Jun 18, 2014
Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with four lighting industry leaders to develop a best-in-class Architectural Lighting Design... More
Jun 03, 2014
Graduate Graphic Design
Dutch Culture USA and Swissnex Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design’s MFA Graphic Design Program hosts its 4th annual Design Week June 15-21,... More
May 07, 2014
Los Angeles, CA, (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design is honored to announce that renowned designer Christopher Guy Harrison will receive an honorary doctorate at the graduation of... More