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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.


Equipment Checkout

Equipment Reservation and Checkout Policies
Faculty/Staff Check-out / Reservations Procedure

Currently employed Faculty and Staff may make check out any ACS equipment.

Proper Checkout Procedure
  • ACS equipment may be used, without rental fees, for course related/instructional use and academic departments. Otis prohibits the use of equipment for any purpose other than the performance of official Otis College business.
  • All items checked out must be returned to ACS no later than 5 pm the next day, with the exception of weekend check outs, which count as one day.
  • A late fee of Five (5) dollars per day per item will be assessed on expensive equipment, such as the Intuos4 and Intuos3 pen and tablet, and One (1) dollar per day for general items.
  • A fee equivalent to full replacement cost will be assessed on all lost or damaged equipment.
  • You will be given an invoice once items are returned. All fees are to be paid to the Cashier in the Business Office on the 2nd Floor of Ahmanson Hall.
  • If the item(s)are not returned in a timely manner and/or fees not paid, the College will place a hold on your registration for all future classes.
  • If you do not pay a fee in a timely manner, you will be responsible for all collection costs of any kind; including but not limited to, collection agency fees, as well as legal fees and/ or court costs.
  • If you fail to pay late fees the institution and/ or collection agency may disclose that you have failed to pay these fees along with other relevant information to credit reporting organization.
  • If a late fee or missing/damaged equipment fee is not paid OR payment schedule worked out with the ACS Office, a hold on records and registration will be placed on the student’s record.