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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.


After Hours Access

After-Hours Access Policy

Current students may request After-Hours access to a computer classroom by obtaining written permission from their department and Academic Computing. Once written permission is provided and posted, students will be allowed to stay in the computer room after closing. The overnight students are responsible for overnight security while they are in the rooms. The doors are to remain LOCKED all night, and no one is allowed in the room without written permission. Student who have permission to be in a computer classroom after 12am may not leave the building and return at a later time.

  • Access to a computer room is by written memo posted on the door.
  • Doors remain locked all night. No one is allowed in a room unless they are on the memo.
  • No in-and-out access.
  • Once students are in, they must stay all night or leave.
  • Students are responsible for room security overnight.
  • Any broken or missing equipment not reported before they enter the room is the responsibility of those signed-up to use that room.
  • Students must report all problems to ACS or their department.
  • No food or drink permitted in the room.
  • All computers must be Turned Off when they leave the room.
  • Students must tell the guard to set the alarm when no one is left in the room

Academic Computing is working to provide students with as much computing access as possible and rely on them for their cooperation. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the loss of After-Hours access privileges.