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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

May 11, 2011
  LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2011 – Industry Gallery at the Pacific Design Center presents a special exhibition of work by Otis College of Art and Design Product Design... More
Apr 25, 2011
Blick Supports May 7 Silent Auction - Silent Auction to be Held with 29th Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show on May 7 in Beverly Hills LOS ANGELES - (April 25, 2011) Otis College of Art... More
Mar 28, 2011
WHAT: Otis College of Art and Design’s Department of Integrated Learning presents the inaugural symposium From LA to the Bay: Community Collaborations and Creative Solutions to Urban... More
Mar 25, 2011
Carrie Stewart LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2011 – Otis College of Art and Design has appointed Carrie Stewart as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. As a member of the... More
Mar 01, 2011
Otis College of Art and Design presents Clay in LA: A Ceramics Symposium, an exploration of the remarkable history and vibrant state of contemporary ceramics in Los Angeles today. This free... More
Feb 13, 2011
  LOS ANGELES – February 2011 – Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Public Practice Program welcomes educational theorist Christopher Robbins as the keynote presenter for... More