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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.


student exhibition

2015 Fine Arts Junior Juried Exhibition

Otis Fine Arts presents the 2015 Fine Arts Junior Juried Exhibition in Room 107 of the Galef Fine Arts Center.  The show, featuring the work of 11 fine arts juniors, was juried by Aram Moshayedi.  Moshayedi is a curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.  The exhibition reception will take pl

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Show

Fine Arts seniors Corinne Bernard, Chelsea McCarthy, and Max Miles have curated a group show of Cal Arts MFA and undergraduate fine arts students.  The exhibition, entitled Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, will open with a reception on Thursday, December 11, 6-9 pm and will run through Jan 9, 2014.  Work by Aimee Guguen, Anna Masdottir, William May, Jason Richards, Todd BB Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio will be featured.  Additionally, video footage of a performance by Bernard and McCarthy will also be on display.

Biomimetics Show

Students in Maximalism:  Extreme Zones (When the Earth Was Young), a course taught by Holly Tempo, will exhibit final projects in a one-night exhibition at TSA LA Gallery on Saturday, December 13, 6-9 pm. The exhibition title is Biomimetics and refers to the imitation of models, systems, and elements of Nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

Guilty Pleasure

A group exhibition of work by senior fine art majors.  Exhibiting artists include Corinne Bernard, Darienn Hesse, Derek Lugo, Glenn Araya, Jose Sanchez, Maia Lee, Natalie Rafisiman, Robert Moore, Seulki Seo, and William Blyth.  The show will open with a reception on Tuesday, October 28, 6-8 pm.

An Arranged Marriage

An Arranged Marriage is a group exhibition featuring the work of Fine Arts seniors Sheri Chillingworth, Andrew Chung, Cinthia Lozano, Christina Mancinas, Kate Newman, Adam Papparotto, Nicolas Ramsey, Natalia Risheq, and Sara Sheridan. The show will open with a reception on Tuesday, October 7, 6-8 pm.

Everything But The Flange

Everything But The Flange is a group exhibition of work by Fine Arts juniors Emmanuelle Castellan, Drew Davis, Ivett Godoy, Emily Isham, Emilio Luarca, Garance Matton, Eric Michaels, Perez Bros, Gabriel Rojas Rodriguez, Erin Watson and Alyssa Zack.  There will be a reception on Tuesday, October 7 at 6 pm.

Maximum Occupancy 10

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 10, the 2014 BFA Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, is open to the public May 4-11 at the Galef Center for Fine Arts.

Exhibition of Sculpture/New Genres Junior Work

Announcing Considerable, an art show of sculpture, video, and installation in Gallery G107 and Closet Gallery (Sculpture Studio), the Sculpture Pad, and the Video Screening Room (Ahmanson Hall lower level) on Tuesday, December 10, 4:30-6:45 pm.

Fine Arts student exhibition

October 28th - November 15th, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 29th, 6-9pm