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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.


Graduate Fine Arts

Made in LA includes alums and faculty member

Alumni Michael Frimkess (MFA '57), Kim Fisher (MFA '98), and Juan Capistran ('99) are three of 35 artists whose work is selected for the summer 2014 "Made in LA" Biennial at the Hammer Museum. Also included is work by Faculty member Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction. artbeats.blog.nytimes.com

MFA Alum Michael Brunswick exhibition

Review featured in LifeInLA of Michael Brunswick's ('07 MFA) solo exhibtion 79th Organ at Gusford Gallery. LifeInLA-Review

Tasha Moore writes "Painting is alive and well at the Gusford Gallery. In light of the hotly contested issue regarding painting’s relevance in the 21st century, artist Michael Brunswick contributes refreshing visual dialogue with his first solo show at the gallery."

MFA alumna Shiva Aliabadi

Shiva Aliabadi ('13 MFA) was profiled in "Seven Artists You Should Know" featured in FABRIK Magazine's "Fresh Faces in Art: L.A. Artists You Should Know,"  pages 64-65, issuu.com/fabrik/docs/fabrik23

Grad Fine Arts Alumni Sergio Bromberg and Katie Thoma

Review featured in ArtSlant of exhibition at Venice 6114. Curated by Sergio Bromberg ('10 MFA) and featuring work by Katie Thoma ('13 MFA). www.artslantstreet.com/articles/show/38072

Elena Rosa ('12 MFA) 2014 Feitelson Award

Elena Rosa ('12 MFA) was awarded the 2014 FEITELSON/LUNDEBERG ARTS FELLOWSHIP which comes with $5,000 grant and a solo exhibition in the project room of LA Municipal Art Gallery, May 4 – June 15, 2014

Marcela Gottardo, a descoberta

Marcela Gottardo

Graduate Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, a descoberta

February 24 - March 6


Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6pm - 9pm

Helen Bolsky Gallery

Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts

Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045

Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 4-7


Bryan Bankston - The Art of The Portrait - Grad Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition




The Art Of The Portrait






Helen Bolsky Gallery

Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts

Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045

Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 4-7


Graduate Open Studios

Visit artists' studios in Culver City at the annual open house from 2-5 pm.

See work by MFA students in fine arts and public practice: Victor Albarracin, Kristy Baltezore,

Bryan Bankston, Lili Bernard, Claudia Borgna, Estephany Campos, Sean Cully, Andrew K. Currey,

Janet E. Dandridge, Jamie Grace Dabis, David Del Francia, Daniel French, Noé Gaytån, Marcela Gottardo,

Nicola Goode, Nathan Bulick, Tonya Ingram, Marissa Johnen, Tracee Johnson, Soo Yun Jun, Dahee (Angie) Kim,