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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.



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Academic Advising
(310) 846-2550

Academic Advising Coordinator, Carrie Malcom is available in the Office of Registration and Records (Ahmnanson Hall, 2nd floor) to assist you in planning your schedule and preparing for Registration each semester.

Academic Computing
(310) 665-6825
Felipe Gutiérrez, Director

Our mission is to support the academic programs in their educational goals with creative computing environments offering current and relevant technology. We strive to continually expand the facilities with the latest equipment and software.

Academic Mentoring
(310) 665-6996
Siri Kaur, Coordinator

Academic Mentoring provides sequential, guided discussion and fosters student reflection about individual educational and career path issues. Research shows that guided discussions of issues that impact students' sense of control over their academic outcomes enhance overall student success.

Administration and Finance
(310) 665-6800
(310) 665-6820
Brooke Randolph, Director of Admissions

Coordinates recruitment, selection, and enrollment of entering students. Communicates the College’s mission to prospective students, and works to make Otis accessible to the most appropriate candidates.

Advertising Design
(310) 665-6840
Kali Nikitas, Department Chair

Advertising Design forges a strong emotional connection between a brand and its intended audience.

Alumni Relations
Laura Daroca, Director of Alumni Relations
(310) 665-6867
Linda Pollari, Department Chair

Architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings) organize and shape the contexts for all our activities and relations.

Artists, Community and Teaching Program
(310) 846-2632
Michele Jaquis, Director of A.C.T. and Interdisciplinary Studies

The ACT Program allows eligible BFA students to major in one area and minor in either Teacher Credential Preparation or Community Arts Engagement.

Audio Video Lab
(310) 665-6972

Our fully equipped facility includes high-end video and film cameras w/ accessories, professional lighting kits, green screen studio/stage, audio booth & control room, Final Cut Pro Editing Lab and even a screening room to critique your final projects.


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    Santa Monica, CA 90404