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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.


Grad Fine Arts

Nathan Gulick exhibition: Long Exposure

During October 2015 Proxy is hosting “Long Exposure,” an exhibition by artist Nathan Gulick.
Reception for the artist: Wednesday October 14, 6:30-8:30 pm

Harry Dodge Lecture

Harry Dodge is a Los Angeles-based artist, who has been making interdisicplinary work since 1993, using sculpture, drawing, video, writing and performance.




Chris Kraus Lecture

"Secret Power" is the name of Chris Kraus" latest essay about Simon Denny's work for the Venice Biennial. The presentation will touch upon issues of visual presentation of research-based work, art responsive to surveillance and warfare.


Bryan Bankston

MFA Exhibition - Bryan Bankston

Otis Alumni and Faculty in Cut from the Same Cloth Exhibit

"Cut from the Same Cloth," a group exhibition curated by alumnus John Weston (’07 MFA) featuring a number of Otis faculty, alumni, and staff, opens this Saturday, January 10, 6-9pm at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown. The show gathers artists whose work exudes a deep interest in pattern and decoration, with a specific relation to textiles and fabric as well as psychedelic imagery.

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture: Hugo Hopping

Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Hugo Hopping.

Thursday, November 20th 11:115am - 12:30pm

Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230