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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.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Analytical Artistic Anatomy

While medical anatomy has changed over the centuries, artistic anatomy has basically remained the same since the Renaissance. This drawing course focuses on the artistic anatomy, analysis of form and construction, and capturing gesture. Weekly lectures and demonstrations examine major muscle groups of the human figure. Course covers structure and anatomy of the head, the neck and shoulders, the upper torso, the abdominals and pelvis, the upper leg and the lower leg, the upper arm and the lower arm, and the hand and the foot. Students complete skeletal and muscle studies in class with additional work at home. Students draw with graphite, Prismacolor pencils, charcoal, or Conte pencil. All work is done on 18”x24”paper.

Prerequisite: XDWG1014 Life Drawing, or equivalent

First class materials: 18”x24” drawing paper, 18”x24” newsprint paper, charcoal pencils (HB, 2B, 4B), kneaded eraser (large) sharpener, retractable knife, 9”x12” sketchbook.

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XDWG1610
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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