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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.


MFA Graphic Design Careers

Art Direction
Book Design
Branding and Identity Design
Broadcast Design
Character Development
Children's Book Illustration
Collateral Design
Content Development
Creative/Design Direction
Editorial Illustration
Environmental Design
Exhibition Design
Interactive Media
Packaging Design
Print design
Print Production
Publication Design
Signage + Wayfinding Design
Textile Design
Web Design

Selected employers

ABC, Inc. and partners
Adams Morioka
Apple itunes
Autry National Center
Bau-Da Design Lab
Capitol Records
Conde Nast Publications
Deutsch Inc, L.A.
DeVa Communications
Disney Consumer Products
Gehry Partners
Guitar Center
I Design Studio
IE Design + Communications
Interscope Records
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Magazine
Maverick Records
Maxx Marketing
Metro Transit Authority
Ogilvy Worldwide
Nuby Technology
Sony Music
Tornado Design
Twentieth Century Fox
Univision 34, KMEX-TV
U.S. News and World Report
Von Dutch
Warner Bros. Records
WB Network
Young & Rubicam