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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

May 06, 2014
Fashion Design
Otis Fashion Design - Todd Oldham “The future of fashion is on display at the annual runway show.” Los Angeles, CA, (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Otis College of Art and... More
Apr 17, 2014
Corsophilia: Uncovering the Biodiversity of the Roman Streetscape Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips, both graduates of Otis College of Art and Design in... More
Apr 04, 2014
(Los Angeles, California – March 14, 2014) On Thursday, April 10 from 6-9PM the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce and Otis College of Art and Design will co-host a panel discussion on the... More
Apr 02, 2014
Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Open Studios Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design will showcase work by emerging talent in Graduate Fine Art and... More
Apr 01, 2014
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design’s 2014 Donghia Designer-in-Residence, Joep van Lieshout, joined students in Los Angeles to lead a master class... More
Mar 31, 2014
3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival is April 13th, 2014 Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design will host its third Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica... More