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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.


ITNN Announces Senior Fashion Show

Otis College Senior Fashion Show

ITNN Staff

Michelle Song’s winning look for Todd Oldham.
Photo Courtesy of WWD.com


LOS ANGELES-The Otis College of Art and Design held its 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show on Saturday. The show featured stunning runway creations from thirty-seven fashion design seniors inspired by top trends and creativity.

This years graduating class was the envy of every fashion and design college in the United States by having godlike mentors: Todd Oldham, David Meister, Christina Kim of Dosa, Isabel Toledo, Amé Austin of Max Studio, and Bobbi Garland of Western Costume.

The themes, like every year, were difficult to grasp and challenged students to reach their full potential. Students were to design jersey evening dresses, Native American inspired gowns, plus-size sportswear, ethereal handcrafted dresses, architecturally inspired separates and, the jaw dropping finale, costumes inspired by popular 20th-century dances.

Student winners were Natalie Salvador for Dosa and Isabel Toledo, Michelle Song for Todd Oldham, Mark Manangan for Western Costume, Hye Mi Kim for Max Studio and, the Designer of the Year, Arthur Thammavong for David Meister.

Along with gifts and prizes given to the winning students, the Otis College of Art and Design also present a Creative Vision Award to Eddie Bauer and Michael Egeck. A Design Innovation Award was presented to Isabel and Ruben Toledo along with a Design Legend Award presented to Leon Max.

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