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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

Lighting Internship

Students work under close supervision of the existing staff of a professional lighting design firm (Employer). Work includes the introduction to, observation and/or practice of professional activities, excluding clerical, as supervised and documented by the Employer, and that comply with US WHD Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act, Test for Unpaid Interns. The duration of work must equal and may not exceed 90 hours. This course may be repeated for credit.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 25, 2016

Pre-requisite: ARLI471/XALI471 Advanced Lighting Design, and confirmed internship appointment as arranged and/or approved by A/L/I Chair.

First class materials: TBD

NOTE: this course qualifies for two electives for the Interior Design Certificate Program

Course Details
Course Code: XALI469
Meetings: 6
Credit Hours: 2
Section 1 Lighting Design
Instructor: Linda Pollari
Meeting Day(s): TBA
Meeting Time(s): TBA
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Class Size: 5
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Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Certificate 15297 $695  
Credit 15298 $2640  
0 of 0 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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