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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

Mar 28, 2013
First Annual Otis Kite Festival LOS ANGELES, CA, March 28, 2013 - Otis College of Art and Design will be holding its second Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday,... More
Mar 19, 2013
Antwerp Designers Paul Boudens and Walter Van Beirendonck LOS ANGELES, CA, March 19, 2013 - Otis College of Art and Design and LACMA’s Costume and Textiles Department will present a... More
Feb 27, 2013
Sashi Caan Celebrated designer, author, and educator Shashi Caan will present a public lecture on March 13, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ms. Caan is the 4th annual,... More
Feb 13, 2013
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Otis Scholarship Benefit Show 2012 LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb. 20, 2013 - Otis College of Art and Design’s 31st Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show will be held at the Beverly Hilton in... More
Jan 30, 2013
Otis Ben Maltz Gallery: Bridging Homeboy Industries Gregory Boyle Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Father Gregory Boyle will share stories and participate in an intimate... More
Jan 16, 2013
Vets Back to College John Malpede Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 WHAT: A celebration of the birth of the L.A. recovery movement in downtown Los Angeles. WHEN: Saturday,... More