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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.


Human Resources & Development

Welcome to Human Resources & Development at Otis College of Art and Design.  We’re excited that you are interested to learn more about us and about the College. The combination of a creative and diverse student body, exceptional faculty, and facilities in strategic areas within Southern California make Otis a major art and design hub.

Human Resources & Development serves as a strategic partner along with administration, faculty, and staff in supporting the mission of Otis. We take a leadership role in providing services that support the College by promoting the concept that our faculty and staff are our most valuable resources and will be treated as such. As catalysts and champions, we aid and encourage all employees to contribute at optimum levels towards the overall success of the College.

The Human Resources & Development team works with college administrators, faculty and staff to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to personnel and affirmative action. The HR&D team also works with employees to provide a combination of training and education to ensure the continual improvement and growth of both the individual employee and the College - at the same time maintaining the mission and values of Otis.

Please share any ideas or suggestions you may have to help us improve our ability to serve as a resource to you by contacting us at 310.846.2597 or via email at otishr@otis.edu.

We hope you will find the information and resources you need about positions, programs, and people.