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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.


Annual Exhibition

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May 8-10, 2015

View work by the next generation of creative professionals



Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles CA 90045
Free parking • Map and directions



Friday, May 8
Annual Exhibition Preview - By Invitation Only

4–6 pm Senior Showcase - Recruiters Meet the Students
6–9 pm VIP Preview and Alumni Reception
7:30-9 pm Readings by Graduate Writing Students

7:30 pm Pecha Kucha by Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Students
6-9 pm Installations and Performances by Graduate Public Practice Students, adjacent to Galef Center


Saturday, May 9

10 am–9 pm Exhibition Open to the Public
6–9 pm Family/Friends Night
7 pm Pecha Kucha by Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Students
6-9 pm Installations and Performances by Graduate Public Practice Students, adjacent to Galef Center


Sunday, May 10

10 am–2 pm Exhibition Open to the Public
3 pm Commencement in Westchester Park

Architecture Landscape Interiors 2015 Annual Exhibition

Architecture Landscape Interiors Class of 2015 Exhibition, SWARM

5th Floor Ahmanson


Digital Media Annual Exhibition

Digital Media Class of 2015 Exhibition

4th Floor Ahmanson


Product Design Annual Exhibition

Product Design Class of 2015 Exhibition

North Building


Toy Design Annual Exhibition

Toy Design Class of 2015 Exhibition

7th Floor Ahmanson


Fashion Design Students

Fashion Design Class of 2015



Communication Arts Annual Exhibition 2015


Communication Arts Class of 2015 Exhibition, Fever Coast

6th Floor Ahmanson


Fine Arts Annual Exhibition


Fine Arts Class of 2015 Exhibition

1st and 2nd Floor Galef


Graduate Fine Arts Annual Exhibition

Graduate Fine Arts Class of 2015 Exhibition

Bolsky Gallery


Graduate Public Practice Annual Exhibition

Graduate Public Practice Class of 2015 Exhibition

Bolsky Gallery


Graduate Writing Annual Exhibition

Graduate Writing Class of 2015 Exhibition

Lighting Studio, Galef