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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.


Fashion Design Press Releases

May 04, 2015
Fashion Design
BEVERLY HILLS - (May 2, 2015) – Tonight Otis College of Art and Design honored the distinguished recipients of its annual art and design awards. Carlos Alberini, CEO of iconic denim label Lucky... More
May 06, 2014
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Otis Fashion Design - Todd Oldham “The future of fashion is on display at the annual runway show.” Los Angeles, CA, (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Otis College of Art and... More
Oct 31, 2013
Fashion Design
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013  Every year talented Otis fashion students work with top design professionals from the fashion industry to design one-of-a-kind collections. The... More
Jun 14, 2013
Fashion Design
Disney • Pixar Project Otis Fashion Show Los Angeles, CA — June 14, 2013 — An original clothing collection designed by fashion design students at Otis College of Art and... More
May 06, 2013
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Otis Fashion Show - Mentor Bob Mackie Celebrities, designers, industry leaders, and educators attend black-tie event, supporting young designers and  launching sustainability... More
Sep 19, 2012
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Christopher Wicks Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Every year Otis Fashion Design, one of the top design programs in the United States, pairs a team of students with leading design... More