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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.


Faculty Member

Continuing Education Faculty

Dawn Hollingsworth

MBA, Pepperdine University; BFA in Drama, Theatre Design, and Technical Production, University of Oklahoma. Ms. Hollingsworth is managing Design Principal and Chief Financial Officer for Visual Terrain, Inc., where she is responsible for business development and design direction for a variety of commercial and mixed-use projects including interior architectural, retail, exhibits, exterior landscape and hardscape, themed entertainment, attractions, and theatre consulting. She is a certified lighting professional with extensive experience in lighting design and business management. She was named Architectural Lighting Designer of the Year by Lighting Dimensions International 2000, for her design of the LAX Gateway project. Her work has received many prestigious awards including IIDA Awards of Merit, Lumen West Awards of Excellence, an IIDA Award of Excellence, and Joseph Jefferson nominations for outstanding lighting design. She is a member of AIA (Affiliate), the International Association of Lighting Designers, national Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Ms. Hollingsworth is an adjunct professor in the Architecture, Landscape and Interiors department at Otis College of Art and Design.

2016 Spring Session course(s) instructed by Dawn Hollingsworth: