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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.


Alumna Alexandra Cantle

Jul 18, 2014
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Alexandra Cantle Projects

Graduate Public Practice

Alexandra Cantle

From Alexandra Cantle’s experience and understanding of people with dyslexia, she is aware of the myriad strengths and weaknesses that people with learning disabilities have. Alexandra is interested in the emotional components that come with having dyslexia, and how, without attention to one’s feelings, emotional wounds become deeply suppressed. Through guidance and reflection, individuals can become more in-touch with their emotions, thus gaining awareness of the effects learning disabilities have had on their self-esteem.
Alexandra’s art practice focuses on creating engagement, community, and public awareness about and among people who learn differently, through a variety of media. The points of access to her work are intended to inform the general public, as well as dyslexics, about the impacts of learning disabilities. Through community-building on a public scale she aims to bring awareness to the emotional effects of having dyslexia in our society and to re-position the overvaluing of written language-based intellect.
Alexandra received her bachelor’s degree in Art from the University of California, Los Angeles and recieved her Masters of Fine Art, Public Practice program in 2013 at Otis College of Art and Design.