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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.


Newsletter January and February 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January  February 2011

Compiled by Matt Carter
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Alums ADAM PENA ‘10, ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09, and SERGIO BROMBERG ‘10 featured projects at "Venice 6040 at Venice 6114"
The show ran from January 8 - February 8

Director of Photography in the Fine Arts Dept, SOO KIM, exhibited new work for her show, “BLACK SUN” The show ran from January 8th – February 12th, 2011 at Angles Gallery

Alum HINA FAGU ‘10 had an installation/exhibition on view at Phantom Galleries at the Long Beach Pike, January 8 through February 2011.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ’08 exhibited new work at his solo show “UNFOLDINGS” at the CB1 Gallery, January 13 – February 20, 2011 and he also had a Solo Show “WORKS ON PAPER” at James Harris Gallery Seattle WA January 20 - February 26, 2011

Alum AMANDA KELLER-KONYA ‘09 showed work in “SPECIMENS FROM NORTH AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED RIVER” Tuesday January 25th at 4pm at The University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum.

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA was in a Group Show titled “THE FUTURE” on

Friday, January 28, 7 - 10pm at the VAF Gallery in San Diego, CA
curated by Lara Bullock.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON participated in “UNIVERSE CITY” curated by Jim Ovelmen and Barry Markowitz at CSULA Fine Arts Gallery from January 29 to February 26, 2011.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed work in “NARRATIVES OF THE PERVERSE,” curated by Tom Jancar and Maya Lujan at Jancar Gallery from February 5 to February 26, 2011.

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT exhibited her MFA Thesis Show, “EN WONDER” at the Bolsky Gallery from February 5 -12, 2011. 

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA exhibited her MFA Thesis Show “97.64” X 40” at the Bolsky Gallery, February 19 - 25 2011.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 had a solo show “.hurluberlu” at CB1 Gallery
February 26 - April 3rd 2011.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ’03 showed work in “FACULTY MAKES: EXHIBITION” at Los Angeles Valley College and participated in a panel discussion from February 15 to March 10, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 and other artists including Synthia Saint James, Dominique Moody, Glynnis Reed, and June Edmonds had their first Open House and Art Exhibit at 47th District Assembly member Holly Mitchell’s office. The exhibit opened on February 24th and runs through April 30th.