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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.


Press Releases

Dec 13, 2013
  Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books, an exhibition at Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery, displays important works from the Otis Artists Book collection, one of... More
Nov 27, 2013
Public Practice Students in Tijuana - Photo by Carmen Uriarte Los Angeles, CA - November 27, 2013 Exploring artistic and social connections between Los Angeles and Tijuana, the Exposición Ni... More
Oct 31, 2013
Fashion Design
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013  Every year talented Otis fashion students work with top design professionals from the fashion industry to design one-of-a-kind collections. The... More
Oct 28, 2013
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013  Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program and Student Affairs present the 1ST Annual Drive-In of the Living Dead on top of the... More
Sep 23, 2013
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Roberta Smith, the acclaimed Senior Art Critic for the New York Times, will be Otis College of Art and Design’s Critic in Residence, Fall Semester... More
Aug 28, 2013
Nick Edinger Sketches Otis College of Art and Design is one of 25 select private schools chosen by The Ahmanson Foundation for the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI), a grant... More