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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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There is currently no known emergency at Otis College.

During an emergency, information will be available at our

Toll-Free Emergency Information Number: 1 (888) 751–7523

Our Emergency Website: http://otisemergency.com


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During an emergency, campus officials will work as quickly as possible to provide accurate information through the phone and website listed above.

If you need to report an injury, accident, or emergency situation on campus, dial 911 from a campus phone.  Note:  You do not need to dial 9 first to get an outside line.  If you are calling from a cell phone, a pay phone on campus, or from off-campus, dial 911.  You should also notify Campus Security.

To contact Campus Security dial x6965 from any campus phone.  If you are calling from a cell phone, a pay phone on campus, or from off-campus, dial 1 (310) 665-6965.

Additional Emergency and Campus Safety information for students.

For emergency medical care please use the Facilities recommended by the Office of Student Affairs

If you are a student in crisis and need assistance, please visit the Counseling Services area.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, please visit the Sexual Assault page within the Campus Safety area of Student Affairs.

Important Numbers

Campus Main Number 1 (310) 665-6800
Otis Security Desk 1 (310) 665-6965
Police and Medical 911
Campus Emergency Information Number 1 (888) 751-7523
Student Counseling Services 1 (310) 665-6968
Student Affairs 1 (310) 665-6960

Other Sources of Emergency Information

Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
World Health Organization www.who.int
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health www.publichealth.lacounty.gov
California Department of Public Health www.cdph.ca.gov

Are you prepared for an emergency?  Most of us are not.  The best way to get ready is to follow the recommendations of your local authorities and emergency services. For Otis emergency procedures, please review the Emergency Procedure Handbook (PDF - login may be required).