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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.


Staff Forms and Memos

Notice, the forms below are restricted to members of the Otis community. You may need to log in to access them. The forms require either Preview (MAC), or Acrobat Reader (PC), Microsoft Excel or Word. The "Office" Documents should be saved to your computer before use.

*PDF Forms must be downloaded and filled in using Acrobat Reader (free) or Acrobat Pro. To download: Right click (or Control click on a MAC) over the link and choose "Save linked file as" from the resulting menu.


Academic Computing

More information about Printing and Copying is available in the Computer Center.

Large Format Color Print Request Form    
Business Office

The Business Office has more available on their Forms page.

Budget Mgm't. Template (Excel)
Travel and Entertainment Expense Report (Excel)
Disbursement Request
Stop Payment Form (PDF)
Independent Contractor Form
Login to Banner Self-Service
Communications Office

Logos, FAX & Letterhead Templates, Style and Publication Guides, Approval Forms, more... Communications

Publication Design Request Form
Downloadable Otis Logo Files

Facilities Management

Long Term/Overnight Parking Agreement
Key Request (Acrobat Required)

Parking Adjudication Form
Exhibition, Facilities Use, & Film Contract
Government Forms (IRS and CA)
W4 Form
W9 Form

Withholding Exemption Cert.
Cert. of Foreign Status
Withholding Allowance Certificate (DE4)

Human Resources

Human Resources has other forms available on their Forms page. Please note: PDF Forms must be downloaded and filled in using Acrobat Reader (free) or Acrobat Pro. To download: Right click (or Control click on a MAC) over the link and choose "Save linked file as" from the resulting menu.

Payroll Authorization/Personnel Action Form (PAF)
PAF Users Guide
Electronic Signature Setup Guide
CASA Award
Faculty Evaluation
Faculty PAS Form (Excel)
Direct Deposit Authorization
Incident/Injury Report (about an employee)
Incident/Injury Report (about a student)
Off Campus Program Waiver
Information Systems


Institutional Advancement
Gift-in-Kind Form Gift Processing Form  
Gift-in-Kind Policy    
Payroll Office
Hourly Staff, TA, EA and Student Timekeeping Guide
Time Off / Absence Form
Meal Premium Waiver Form
Models Timekeeping Guide
Payroll Authorizations and Time Sheets Calendar
Payroll Department Chargeback
Provost's Office

Faculty Development Grant
Honorary Degree Nomination

Sabbatical Application
Local & Regional Field Trip Policy

Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations
Purchasing Office

Purchasing has more forms and policies available on their Website.

Authorization for OfficeMax Account
Copy Request

Office Signage Request Form
Purchase Chargeback Notice
Purchase Requisition
Registration Office

Registration and Records has other forms available on their Forms page.

Room Reservation Form
Transcript Request Form
Late Change to Course Schedule
Off-Block Scheduling
Student Affairs
Code of Conduct Complaint Form Academic Integrity Committee Information  
TLC and Library

Library and Information Literacy Workshops

TLC Standing Workshops Video Release Form