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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.


On-Campus Employment

Work Study

Please click here for more information: http://www.otis.edu/financial-aid-office/work-study.

Finding Student Job Openings

To find student job openings at Otis, please follow these steps.

  1. Log in to the Otis on-line job board with your username and password. Your username and password are the same as the credentials you use to login to the computers at school.
  2. Undershortcuts, click on "On Campus Student Employment" for curent job postings.
  3. Select the job posting you are interested in and follow the indicated application process. The hiring department will contact you if they would like to schedule you for an interview.
  4. If your application is successful, you will need to fill out a SEWA form (Student Employment Work Agreement form) to get paid. Fill out the top section and have your supervisor complete the middle section before bringing it to Student Employment. If this is your first time to work on campus, you will also need to complete an I-9 form, W-4 form and Direct Deposit Authorization Form. You must also bring 2 forms of ID. Valid forms of ID include your Passport or Driver’s License and Social Security Card. 
  5. Please allow 1 week for processing. Students are not allowed to work prior to this time. Student Employment will send you and your supervisor an email with your authorization to start working.
  6. For information on how to record your hours of work, review the Kronos Time Keeping Guide.
  7. If you are sick on a day you are regularly scheduled to work, you will need to complete and submit a Student Employee Sick Leave Form electronically. Every on-campus student employee is entitled to 24 hours of sick leave on a rolling calendar year. You can take paid sick leave for your own personal illness or for absences due to medical and/or dental appointments. You may also use paid sick leave to attend to a family member who is ill or injured.

Completing a SEWA Form

For help with your SEWA form, see our How to Complete a SEWA Form or watch the video below:

SEWA Form from Otis College of Art and Design on Vimeo.