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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

Apr 03, 2012
Eli Broad LOS ANGELES, CA, April 3, 2012 — Otis College of Art and Design is honored to announce that Eli Broad, known worldwide for his extraordinary philanthropic work advancing... More
Jan 12, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2012) —This past fall, San Francisco and New York-based artist Bonnie Sherk has worked with curator Karen Moss and her students in the Otis College of Art... More
Jan 05, 2012
Nick Edinger Sketches Doinʼ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Womanʼs Building Extended through February 26 at Otis Collegeʼs Ben Maltz Gallery. The Exhibition Explores the Work and... More
Nov 09, 2011
Creative Jobs in L.A. County Projected to Rise by 4.3% in 2015, Employment of Digital Media Artists to Increase by 10%, Jobs in Industrial Design by 7%, Entertainment by 6%, Visual and Performing... More
Jun 07, 2011
  LOS ANGELES – June 7, 2011 – Otis College of Art and Design has received an award of $75,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the creation and implementation of... More
May 24, 2011
  LOS ANGELES – May 24, 2011 – Ryman Arts, an arts education program that fosters the education of talented young artists in Southern California, and Otis College of Art and Design... More