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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.


User Login Information

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See also: Usernames and Passwords

All students, faculty and staff must use their Xnumber and Password to login to any computer in the labs, classrooms, library and SRC. This system allows Academic Computing to more efficiently monitor access to campus computers and maintain the systems for maximum usability.

Your X-number identifies you as a current student or employee. It is located on your student ID and available from the Registration Office on the 2nd floor of Ahmanson Hall. Your password is generated automatically when you register and is mailed to you before school begins. If you do not have your password you may also retrieve it from the Registration Office by presenting a picture ID.

My X-number would not log me in?

a) Make sure you are including letter X before your number (ex. X200?????) and try to login few times.
b) Check if the network cable (it looks like a phone cable) is plugged in the back.
c) If that does not work, restart the machine and try one more time before seeking a tech


Wireless Access

How can I get my laptop to connect to the OTIS wireless?

Fill out 'MIS NEW USER REQUEST FORM' and bring it along with your laptop to the tech station (Room 401).

How often do I have to get the password for my wireless connection?

Once a year (begining of every fall semester)

Can I access Otis (black & white) laser printers through my laptop?

No, but you can tranfer your file to the Transfer Volume and access your files from another computer.