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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.


Anne and Brad Globe To Recieve Creative Vision Awards

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Anne and Brad Globe to receive Creative Vision Awards at Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show
For Immediate Release:
Anne And Brad Globe to receive Creative Vision Award

Top Entertainment Execs Selected by Otis College of Art and Design
Award Presented at Spring 2008 Gala in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 14, 2008) – Citing creativity as the sustaining force of the 21st century, Samuel Hoi, President of Otis College of Art and Design today announced the recipients of the annual Otis Creative Vision Award. The 2008 honorees are Anne Globe of DreamWorks Animation and Brad Globe of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

”The Creative Vision Award is given to individuals and companies whose creative and entrepreneurial vision has captured the spirit of the times and set a benchmark for the future,” said Hoi. “Anne and Brad Globe have established themselves as two of the foremost entertainment marketing, licensing and merchandising executives in the film industry.”

Anne Globe heads Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products for DreamWorks Animation, where she is responsible for overseeing marketing, brand planning and promotion for all DreamWorks properties. Since joining DreamWorks in 1996, she has established and implemented all merchandising and promotional campaigns for DreamWorks' event films, including last year's Shrek the Third, which set the all-time record opening weekend for an animated film, The Bee Movie, which, like seven other DreamWorks Animation films, enjoyed a reign as the number-one film at the North American box office and Shrek, which won the first-ever Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in 2002. Globe was most recently featured on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Hollywood" special issue, in which she was ranked among the top 30 of the 100 most influential women in Hollywood. She was also recognized by Promo Magazine as one of the Best Marketers of the Year in 2001. She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Communications.

Brad Globe, one of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and well-respected consumer products executives, is President of Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products. Warner Bros. Consumer Products represents some of the most highly-regarded entertainment franchises in the world of licensing, including Looney Tunes, Harry Potter, Scooby-Doo and DC Comics’ Superman and Batman, among many others. Prior to coming to Warner Bros. Consumer Products in 2005, Brad Globe headed the consumer products business for DreamWorks SKG. Globe joined Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment in 1983 and when Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen formed DreamWorks in 1994, he launched the Consumer Products division there.

“We are very excited that this dynamic couple has agreed to serve as the 2008 Benefit Honorees,” continued Hoi. “Their decision is, in large part, due to their respect for Otis supporter and former Trustee Dan Romanelli, who founded Warner Bros. Consumer Products and is highly regarded within the industry.”

Previous Otis Creative Vision awardees are Jacque Hall and Paul Fitzpatrick of Macy’s (2007), Joseph Abboud, Cirque du Soleil and Roxy (2006), Mindy Grossman and Peter Kolsky of Nike, Inc. (2005), Roger Williams of Warnaco Swimwear Group and Susan Crank of Lunada Bay Corporation (2004), Tim Kilpin of The Walt Disney Company (2003), Matt Bousquette of Mattel, Richard Baker of Op and Linda Platzner of Primedia (2002), actor/artist Dennis Hopper, sculptor Robert Graham and swimwear designer Anne Cole (2001), Max Azria of BCBG (2000), Bob McKnight of Quiksilver (1999), Todd Oldham and Dan Romanelli of Warner Bros. Consumer Products (1998), and Michael Gould of Bloomingdale’s (1997).

Anne and Brad Globe will be presented with the Otis Creative Vision Award at the annual Otis Scholarship Benefit on May 3rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Over 1000 leaders in entertainment, fashion, business and finance, society patrons, press, celebrities, students, alumni and other supporters are expected to attend the gala. This annual event is the College's largest fundraiser, grossing over $1 million in scholarships for art and design students.

Founded in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1,170 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in advertising design, architecture/landscape/interiors, digital media, fashion design, illustration, product design, painting, photography, sculpture/new genres, and toy design; and MFA degrees in fine arts, graphic design, public practice, and writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses.

More information on Otis College of Art and Design is available at archive.otis.edu or by calling (310) 665-6800.


Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.

Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; the Graduate Studios are in nearby Culver City, and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.