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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 02, 2010
  WHAT: The Power of Art and Artists is the theme of the 2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region Presented by Otis College of Art and Design. The report, which... More
Nov 01, 2010
Fashion Design
Announcing the Otis Fashion Design Mentors for 2010/11 School Year  Los Angeles, CA., (NOVEMBER 1, 2010) – Otis College of Art and Design’s Fashion Design Department announces the... More
Jul 30, 2010
LOS ANGELES – July 30, 2010 – The Andy Warhol Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Otis College of Art and Design in support of the publication "From Site to Vision" and... More
Jun 16, 2010
Retrospective on the Pioneering Work of Feminist Artists, Art Cooperatives at Los Angeles Woman’s Building to Open October 2011 Exhibition and Catalog Part of The Getty Foundation’s... More
Mar 22, 2010
Fashion Design
Dr. Bijan Pakzad of the House of Bijan with Mahtab Mojab at the 28th Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Renowned Designer of Fashion, Fragrance, Jewelry and Interiors of Luxury... More
Mar 09, 2010
Exhibition and Catalog Part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 LOS ANGELES – March 9, 2010 – Otis College of Art and Design, with financial... More