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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.


Digital Media

Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film at Camera Film Festival

“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st. After the screening, Johnson and her co-director Maria Ramas will participate in a Q & A.

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson's PBS Documentary Premiere

Kate Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Digital Media, co-directed, produced, and edited the feature documentary, "Mia, A Dancer's Journey,” which will be broadcast on Thursday, November 20th at 7 and 9 p.m. on PBS SoCal and on PBS stations nationally in 2015.

Japanese Students Visit Otis For Creativity Workshops

This past weekend more than 300 Japanese students visited Otis College of Art and Design for a one-day program of creative workshops, discussions, and exercises. Established in 2011, the program has grown from its original number of 185 attendees.

Victoria Alonso Lecture

Women of Otis, Please Join…. 


Victoria Alonso 

Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios 
In a conversation about how to become a successful woman in a male dominated field 


Thursday, October 30 

The Forum 

11:00 – 12:30 


*open to women students, faculty and staff.

Animator/Director Eric Goldberg lecture

Digital Media presents a lecture by animator and director Eric Goldberg, whose Disney credits include Alladin and The Princess and the Frog.

Pascal Campion lecture

Digital Media presents a lecture and demonstration by French-American illustrator and animator Pascal Campion, visual development artist who has worked with Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks and MTV.

Visual Effects - Student Work