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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.



The following links concern financial aid and finance outside of Otis.


(www.nerdscholar.com) – FAFSA Guide. Scholarship Search. Student Loan Repayment Resouces.

FAFSA on-line

(www.fafsa.ed.gov) – The initial step to getting federal aid is by filling out the form online.


(www.fsaid.ed.gov )– You and your parents will need a FSA ID in order to log into any of the goverment websites.

National Student Data Services (NSLDS)

(www.nslds.ed.gov) – government site about your individual federal loans.  Indicates exactly how much you have borrowed so far and with which lender.  You will need your pin to access your information.

Stafford Entrance

(www.studentloans.gov) – This is mandatory for your Stafford loan to be disbursed to the school.

Free Annual Credit Check

(www.annualcreditreport.com)  Get your free credit report yearly from this site from all three credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and Transunion.

Selective Service

(www.sss.gov) All males above the age of 18 must be registered with the selective service before aid is released to the student account.  Keep a copy of your registration since this is your only proof.

Federal Trade Commission

(www.ftc.gov) Once you have your credit report and you want to know what to do, this site provides consumer information for everything from credit to scholarship scams.

California Student Aid Commission

(www.csac.ca.gov) Students can look up not only the current information about the California State Grants but also income limits and aid eligibility.

Income Based Repayment Website

(www.ibrinfo.org) A site with up-to-date information regarding repayment of Federal Student Loans and the Income Based Repayment program.  Information about Loan Forgiveness is also on the site.

Internal Revenue Services

(www.irs.gov) Students wishing to know more about tax benefits for going to school can look at the publication on Educational Benefits on the IRS site.  Students can also find the instructions and forms for the 1040EZ.

National Do Not Call Registry

(www.donotcall.gov) Keep your information private and do not be bothered by unsolicited calls.