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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.


June 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Alums JESSICA MINCKLEY '13 and HYUNG MIN RHEE '13 are included in Glued to the Seat: Revealing Hidden Realities at the BOLSKY gallery of Otis College of Art and Design. Curated by Jeseca Dawson, from June 22 ­ to August 28, 2013, with a Performance & Reading with Hyung min Rhee and Jessica Minckley on  Saturday, July 13.

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and ALEXANDER KROLL '08 are part of the group exhibition A few of my Favorite Things at CB1 gallery from June 30 to August 18, 2013. Organized by Clyde Beswick.

Alum JUDY CSOTSITS '97 participated in WALL PAINTING 2013 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center from June 29 - September 7, 2013

Alum TUCKER NEEL'S 323 PROJECTS Presents Meet The Chans and Manns by CHAN & MANN from June 22 - August 30, 2013.

Grad KATIE COWAN'S work is included in 2 of a kind at LVL3 Gallery in Chicago, IL from June 29 to July 21, 2013