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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.


Business Office

The Business Office serves the College by providing leadership in fiscal policy, budgeting, financial practices and procedures. It is responsible for the budget, hundreds of unrestricted and restricted accounts, and tens of thousands of transactions annually, including 15,000 paychecks. 

The  staff works with college administrators, faculty and staff to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations. Please share any ideas or suggestions you may have to help us improve our ability to serve as a resource to you.

Is it a Policy or a Procedure?
What's in a name? We frequently hear people use the names "policy", and “procedure” to refer to documents.We define them as follows:
Policy:  a document that outlines specific requirements or rules that must be followed. Many College policies are outlined in the Employee Handbook.
Procedure:  collections of system-specific or procedural-specific requirements, e.g, how to process a payment on a student account.
Business Office Forms are located on the Forms directory. Memos are available on our Forms, Memos and Policies page.
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Business Office   Payroll  
Phone: (310) 846-5722 Phone: (310) 846-5724
Fax: (310) 846-5723 Fax: (310) 846-5725
Email: Businessoffice@otis.edu Email: payroll@otis.edu