Joel Otterson is an American artist based in Los Angeles. Otterson has been making sculptures that de- and reconstruct the objects and materials of the domestic environment since he completed his BFA at Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1982. Otterson often uses materials and techniques that are more traditionally associated with craft, such as pottery, stained glass, quilting, and lace-making, through which he aims to undermine distinctions between high and low culture, and examine the implications of being an American. Otterson exhibited work in the group show, "Objects in Collision," at The Kitchen in 1985, which explored the relationship between art and the commodity, alongside Haim Steinbach, Jeff Koons, and David Robbins, among others. For more information visit: