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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.




Oct 22, 2015
The 16th Annual Dia de los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery will take place this Saturday, October 24, from noon to midnight.  Otis students from the Liberal Arts and Sciences... More
Oct 20, 2015
"Video games could be the greatest storytelling medium of our age – if only the worlds of art and technology would stop arguing and take notice." Naomi Alderman It’s an... More
Oct 19, 2015
Bryan Hunt’s (’71 Fine Arts) Double Lake Falls was recently installed in the Penn Shakespeare Garden outside Fisher Fine Arts Library. Hunt is an American sculptor who has created a number of... More
Oct 19, 2015
Image: Min Kim, Spring 2015, Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge, Bridge to Play Ready or Not, Here We Come Play as a Tool to Discover and Shape New Contexts Patricia Kovic, Creative Action, Product Design... More
Oct 09, 2015
Alumnus and Graduate Fine Arts Dept. Asst. Matthew Carter ('10 MFA) has been selected by goop.com as a young artist to watch. Carter's current solo show at Luis de Jesus in... More
Oct 08, 2015
Having made his name in Europe and lived in Paris for twelve years, Rick Owens' return to Los Angeles is a poignant one. For the Porterville, California-born designer, LA is where he cut his... More