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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.


Student ID's



All Otis students are required to carry their Student ID card with them on campus at ALL times. ID's are a necessary component to the Student experience at Otis and are needed for the following:

  • To check out Library materials
  • To access Papercut, a declining balance system to pay for prints in the Otis Print Center
  • For Otis student employees to clock-in and clock-out to keep track of working hours
  • To identify yourself to campus security in the event of an emergency

ID Cards are processed in the Office of Student Activities, located in room B02 on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall. New incoming students at Otis receive their initial Student ID at no charge. There is a $15.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen ID card. Fee should be paid to the business office on the second floor of Ahmanson Hall and reprints of ID's are then provided once a receipt for replacement ID is submitted.

Looking for more ways to use your Student I.D and obtain a discount?

  • Beach Pizza — located in the Playa Del Oro Plaza — 20% discount
  • Graphaids Art Supply — 3030 S La Cienega Blvd, Culver City — 30% off
  • Home Health Testing — homehealthtesting.com —10% discount, Use coupon code: “college10”
  • Humble Potato — 8321 Lincoln Blvd. — Student Happy Hour: M-F 3-6 pm
  • KJ’s Diner — across from Otis, located in the AMF Bowling Center — 10% discount
  • Mittel’s Art & Frame Center — 2499 Lincoln Blvd, Venice —10% off of non-sale items

We encourage you to show your student I.D. when using services in the local community. Many other local businesses provide Otis students with discounts. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Activities at 310-846-2585 or by email at studentactivities@otis.edu

The above list is made available for information purposes only. Listing of businesses, attractions, and other products and services does not imply endorsement by Otis College of Art and Design. Discounts are subject to change at any time without notice and may be subject to additional terms and conditions.