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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

Jun 10, 2015
Graduate Graphic Design
Los Angeles, CA - June 09, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design’s MFA Graphic Design Program hosts its 5th annual Design Week, June 21-27, 2015. Design Week is a core component of the... More
May 07, 2015
Los Angeles, CA - May 06, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design will award honorary doctorates to Lynda Weinman, co-founder of the pioneering distance education company lynda.com, and renowned... More
May 07, 2015
Graduate Public Practice
Lancaster, CA - May 07, 2015 - "I Hope The Wind Don’t Blow" is a presentation of the Antelope Valley Art Outpost program, a creative placemaking initiative that supports regional... More
May 04, 2015
Fashion Design
BEVERLY HILLS - (May 2, 2015) – Tonight Otis College of Art and Design honored the distinguished recipients of its annual art and design awards. Carlos Alberini, CEO of iconic denim label Lucky... More
Apr 15, 2015
Sacramento, CA - April 15, 2015 - The results of the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California (Otis Report) were unveiled today in a state Capitol hearing before the Legislative... More
Apr 01, 2015
Santa Monica, CA - April 01, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10am - 4pm. The event is... More