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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.


Otis College of Art and Design

Continuing Education Open House

Continuing Education Open House

Sunday, January 11th, from 1-3pm

Elaine & Bram Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (near LAX)

Victoria Alonso Lecture

Women of Otis, Please Join…. 


Victoria Alonso 

Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios 
In a conversation about how to become a successful woman in a male dominated field 


Thursday, October 30 

The Forum 

11:00 – 12:30 


*open to women students, faculty and staff.

Game Console Design

Game console design from sections A and B at Otis College.




National Portfolio Day

Los Angeles

National Portfolio Day



Bring Your Portfolio and Your Questions!
Representatives from the nation’s top art colleges will be on hand to meet you, offer guidance on your portfolio development, and provide you with information on the study programs and financial aid options at their colleges.


For more information:

Toll Free: 1-800-527-OTIS (6847)
In LA: 310-665-6820


Product Design Student Work

2013 Annual Exhibition

Final Exhibition of work by graduating seniors