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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.


Student Voice Association

Student Voice Association
Alyse Carter, Student Voice Representative
Alyse Carter
Student Voice Representative
Phoenix “Greg” Owens, Student Voice Representative
Phoenix “Greg” Owens
Student Voice Representative
Josh Chang, Student Voice Representative
Josh Chang
Student Voice Representative
Bree Miller, Student Voice Representative
Bree Miller
Student Voice Representative

Student Voice Association (SVA) formerly known as Student Government Association is an informalized structure that reflects student needs, concerns and issues. All enrolled students are welcomed and encouraged to contact the Student Voice Representaive on campus to dicuss any and all concerns as related to campus and academic life.

Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the dedicated SVA representative will have designated hours in the Office of Student Activities, located on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall, room B02. The representative will be available for walk-in appointments, and will also spend time reaching out to the Otis student body about past and present matters of concern that the college had addressed attention to.

Any Otis student who is passionate about helping other students on campus or wishes to be a part of a team that will help to resolve concerns on campus should contact the Office of Student Activities at 310-846-2595.

Contact the Student Voice Association