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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.



The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by
Mark Rios, Founding Principal of RIOS CLEMENTI HALE STUDIOS, Los Angeles.

Thursday, November 7, 2013.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM in the Forum, Ground Floor, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045

Maps and Parking

The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or contact Architecture/Landscape/Interiors for more information.

MARK RIOS, FAIA, FASLA, is the Founding Principal of Los Angeles-based RIOS CLEMENTI HALE STUDIOS (RCHS).
As Founding Principal, Mark Rios has led both the design and business direction of Rios Clementi Hale Studios since first establishing the firm as Rios Associates in 1985. Under his design leadership, the firm has developed an international reputation for its collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, establishing an award-winning tradition across an unprecedented range of design disciplines. His vision has always been to create complete environments – outside and inside – and to design all the elements that give each place its character.

Formally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture (MArch and MLA, Harvard GSD), Mark’s eclectic interests and innate curiosity have propelled his creative explorations beyond traditional professional borders. Mark has been honored with over 50 professional design awards during his career and his projects have been widely published in over 100 national and international books and periodicals. Landscape commissions have ranged from the design of public parks, plazas, and streets, to private gardens, furniture, and products inspired by Mark’s desire for everyone to take note of and appreciate their surrounding ecological and cultural environments.

We’re a Los Angeles based studio that specializes in multi-disciplinary design.
We create singular, integrated and comprehensive solutions for a variety of design challenges. Combined, our talents comprise a wide range of professional skills including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, interior design, graphics and signage, exhibit and product design. Project types include commercial, residential, civic, educational, institutional, exhibits, and product and furniture design.

We are dedicated to applying a strong interdisciplinary collaborative approach to the design process, whether on projects within our office or in consultation with other design firms. A broad mixture of clients and projects has given us solid experience in dealing with various and complex design issues. We are committed to exploring new design opportunities which are specific to the spirit and mission of each project. This goal is achieved on a variety of scales and through various disciplines to create design solutions that fulfill and even exceed our client’s expectations.


Image: Grand Park, Los Angeles, design by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, photographed by Jim Simmons

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors lecture by architect Mark Rios
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Architecture/Landscape/Interiors lecture by architect Mark Rios
7:00PM 2013-11-07 19:00 | Ahmanson Hall Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd L.A. 90045
Open to the Public
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