• Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.





The Center for International Education at Otis (CIE) in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE) which is a third party provider, will work with you in an effort to help procure you a J-Visa. Please review the step by step process below to view your role and responsibilities. Completed support documents, and Application for J-1 Exchange Visitor and Sponsorship Services listed in STEP 1 must be submitted to the Center for International Education, via email to Darren Grosch,


STEP 1: Application & Supporting Documents

Work with the sponsoring Otis Department and complete the IIE Application for J-1 Exchange Visitor and Sponsorship Services, download HERE.

In addition to this application, your sponsoring department will also need to submit:

  • A letter detailing the "Exchange Activities"
  • An "English Language Verification Letter"
  • A letter detailing the "Selection Process"


In addition to the application, and letters of support from the sponsoring department you (the Visiting Scholar) must also submit the following documents in English:

  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Document of Highest Degree
  • Passport Data
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Letter of "Motivation"


STEP 2: Terms of Appointment
The Center for International Education will submit materials listed in Step 1 to the Institute for International Education (IIE) for review and processing.

Upon approval IIE will send you, (the Visiting Scholar) "Terms of Appointment Letter" which will outline the exchange program and your responsibilities under the J-1 visa.

A signed copy of the Terms must be signed by you, and returned to the Institute for International Education immediately.


STEP 3: Preparation of IIE Welcome Packet and Form DS-2019

Within 10 business days of receiving the signed Terms of Appointment, the Institute of International Education will send a Welcome Packet to you with the Form DS-2019 and instructions for applying for the J-1 entry visa. In the packet are three (3) forms to be completed and returned to the Institute of International Education:

  • Travel Information Form: The Participant must send this form to IIE and the host organization to notify all parties of the Participant’s arrival date in the United States and emergency contact information;
  • Arrival & Address Form: The Participant must send this form along with the necessary arrival documentation to his/her Program Officer at IIE within 10 days of arrival in the United States; and,
  • Departure Form: At the end of the exchange, the participant must submit this Form to his or her Program Officer at IIE prior to departure from the United States.


STEP 4: Obtaining a J-1 Entry Visa
It is the participant’s responsibility to apply for a J-1 entry visa in his or her home country. The processing time for a J-1 visa depends on the home country and the procedures and policies of the embassy or consulate in that country. It can take anywhere from a couple of days to ten weeks for the participant to obtain the J-1 entry visa. For this reason the process should begin as early as possible. Note: For Canada there is no entry visa requirement.


STEP 5: U.S. Entry, Ground Transportation Instructions, & Housing

U.S. Entry: You may arrive into the U.S.A. up to 30 days before the start of your program start date but, no later than 30 days after the program start date


Airport Ground Transportation: It is the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar to secure their own transportation for the entire duration of their visit while here in the U.S.A

When you arrive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can take a shared ride van. These include but are not limited to, Super Shuttle, Prime Time Shuttle, etc. directly to Otis College of Art and Design or any location in Los Angeles. Reservations are not required to use a shared ride van. Shared ride vans are located at the designated ground transportation areas just outside baggage claim areas. Each van will have a sign on it indicating its destination. Make sure your van is going to Los Angeles. You can ask where and when to board a shuttle van by using the courtesy phones available in the baggage claim areas. The cost is approximately $15 - $35 for transportation from LAX to Los Angeles with an optional tip recommended for the driver. The shared ride van will take you to the destination you specify. You may also take a taxi, which will cost significantly more, or you can catch an Uber from the Departures Terminal.


Address to Otis Main Campus

9045 Lincoln Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Housing: It is the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar to secure their own housing for the entire duration of their visit while here in the U.S.A

Contact your host department for recommendations regarding housing. Or, you may view information on housing options by clicking HERE.


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