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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.


Prospective Students

Step 1:

Get admitted to Otis! The Financial Aid Office awards students only after they have been admitted.  However, you can start your financial aid application early.

Step 2:

Students wishing to receive Federal Financial aid must apply annually by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The OTIS federal school code is 001251. To learn more about the FAFSA click here.

To sign your FAFSA electronically you will need to create a FSA ID. For dependent students, at least one parent is also required to have a FSA ID.

Step 3:

The Financial Aid Office will email you once your awards are ready and your eligibility has been determined.

If you are selected for a process called Verification, or if any other documentation is needed.
Please note: your financial aid may be delayed if you do not submit the necessary documentation in a timely manner!

Step 4:

Log into your Otis Self Service account to Accept/Decline your Financial Aid awards.
Be sure to view the Requirements tab to see if you need to submit any other documents.
Please note: your financial aid may be delayed if you do not submit the necessary documentation in a timely manner!

If you are required to submit your tax information you can do so by choosing one of the following options:

Step 5:

All Federal Student Loan borrowers must submit the following items:

Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note

To learn more about federal loans, please visit StudentAid.gov