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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.




Admitted Student Reception, 12–5 pm | Goldsmith Campus
By Invitation Only

Gallery Opening Receptions

4–6 pm | Goldsmith Campus, Ben Maltz Gallery
Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad
With live music by Banda Filarmonica Alma del Valle

MFA Thesis exhibition by David Del Francia, Bolsky Gallery

2014 BFA Juniors Juried Exhibition, Galef Room 107

Open to the Public


3rd Annual Kite Festival

11 am–4 pm | Santa Monica Pier Beach

Design and fly a kite. Family event.
Open to the Public

Free Workshop
Plein Air Drawing with Otis faculty member Gary Geraths
11:00 am–2:00 pm | 1450 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, supplies included
Open to the Public


Graduate Open Studios

2–5 pm | MFA Fine Arts and Public Practice Studios
10455 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City 90232
Open to the Public

April 12
April 13
Special Event
Spring Fest
Open to the Public
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April 12 -
April 13
2014-04-12 00:00 2014-04-13 00:00
Special Event
Spring Fest
Open to the Public
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