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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.


CCP Staff


Donna Lee Oda, M.Ed.

Director, Center for Creative Professions
Donna oversees the Center for Creative Professions. She has a Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel from University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Angelina Lee

Angelina Lee, M.A.

Special Assistant to the Director, Center for Creative Professions

Angelina is responsible for managing the Job Board, assisting with employer cultivation & communication, internship development, and career counseling & development for Otis students.  She has a Master of Arts degree in Ministry & Leadership (counseling emphasis) from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/International Relations from University of California, San Diego. Angelina speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and is conversational in Korean and French.



Ana Florentino, B.S.
Coordinator, Center for Creative Professions Ana is responsible for coordinating all matters related to on-campus student employment. Her responsibilities include facilitating the hiring process for students, processing Student Employment Work Authorization (SEWA) forms in Banner, serve as a central point of reference for student employment issues and concerns and act as a liaison for departments, the Financial Aid Office, and the Payroll Office to deliver services to student workers. She is also a Designated School Official (DSO) supporting international students wishing to do Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).


David Alfaro
David Alfaro

Graduate Career Counseling Intern David is a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach in the Student Development in Higher Education masters degree program. His undergraduate degree is from Hunter College in New York. He has extensive experience working with Korean students through his work at Cultural Vistas in Washington, D.C.