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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.


Paper Media


EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper

- 10-mil thickness, 260 gram resin-coated photo paper

EPSON Premium luster Photo paper

- 10-mil thickness, 250 gram Luster E surface finsh

EPSON Premium Archival Matte Paper

- 9.5-mil thickness, 230 g, heavy weight, neutral white matte paper

Sticker Paper [Water-Resistant Self Adhesive Polypropylene w/ PrLume]

- 6-mil adhesive-backed film

Matte Canvas [Universal Photo Canvas Matte w/ PreLume]

- Perfect for artist reproductions, portraiture, wall murals, and photo reproductions

Clear Transparency [Clear Polyester w/ Edge Strips]

- Clear version of the ink-jet coated Melinex film


Matte [HP Heavyweight Coated Paper]

- Good for low-cost, long-term applications such as signs and posters.

Semi-Gloss [HP Photo Imaging Semi-Gloss]

- Low-cost, semi-gloss photo paper with indoor & outdoor durability for use with HP & non-HP printers.

Backlit Film [ HP Colorlucnt Backlit]

- Creates long-lasting Duratrans®-like images

Vellum [HP Vellum Paper]

- 100 % cotton fiber. It offers crisp line drawings, sharp text and uniform solid areas


If you would like to print on your own paper you may do so by special request only. You will need to bring your paper in its original packaging to determine if it is safe to use in our printers.


Question: What is PreLume?

Answer: PreLume technology visually enhances graphic output by providing a white point that is brighter, whiter and lasts considerably longer than substrates whitened with typical optical brighteners (OBs). Optical brighteners will turn yellow when exposed to UV light or moisture.