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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 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA, June 28, 2012 - Furthering its commitment to eco-conscious education, Otis College of Art and Design partnered with German toymaker Hape to create an international think... More
Jun 13, 2012
Los Angeles, CA June 13, 2012 Otis College of Art and Design brings internationally recognized guests and attendees to its bi-annual design symposium. Kali Nikitas, Chair of Otis Graduate... More
May 31, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 31, 2012 - Civic leader, philanthropist, and art collector, Eli Broad spoke to an audience of over 2000 people, including over 300 young creative professionals and their... More
May 02, 2012
Fashion Design
LOS ANGELES — Otis College of Art and Design presents its 30th annual scholarship benefit and fashion show, featuring over 70 professional models in 175+ fashion and costume looks (L.A.’s... More
May 01, 2012
Congratulations to Karolina Kurek, Product Design sophomore at Otis College of Art and Design, for winning first place in the Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award Competition! British luxury... More
Apr 30, 2012
Otis College — Toy Design Brayden Fabris works on his Manny the Lion project Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2012 — Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce it has... More