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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.


Hotels & Restaurants

Looking for a place to eat while visiting
Otis College of Art and Deisgn?

The following restaurants are nearby.

California Pizza Kitchen
13345 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
(310) 301-1563
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 2.0 miles / 6 minutes

California Pizza Kitchen
(Manhattan Village Shopping Center)
3280 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Bldg. 1
Mahattan Beach,  CA
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 5.9 miles / 11 minutes

C&O Trattoria
31 Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
(310) 823-9491
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 4.3 miles / 11 minutes

Cheesecake Factory
4142 Via Marina
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
(310) 306-3344
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 3.8 miles / 7 minutes

Daily Grill on Century
5410 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 9004
Tel: (310)665-0149
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 3.2 miles/5 minutes

P.F. Chang’s
2041 Rosecrans Ave.
El Segundo, CA  90245
(310) 607-9062
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 5.6 miles / 10 minutes

Tony P's Dockside Grill
4455 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
(310) 823-4534
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 3.0 miles / 9 minutes

Looking for a place to stay while visiting
Otis College of Art and Design?

Los Angeles County Bed and Breakfasts

Inn at Playa Del Rey
435 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Custom Hotel
8639 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
(310) 645-0400 
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 0.4 miles / 3 minutes

Marina International Hotel
4200 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
(310) 301-2000 
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 3.5 miles / 9 minutes

Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard (Marriott)
5933 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
(310) 981-0300 
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 2.7 miles / 6 minutes Marriott – Marina del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
(310) 301-3000
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 3.6 miles / 10 minutes

Sheraton Gateway (Airport)
6101 Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
(310) 642-1111
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 2.3 miles / 4 minutes

Embassy Suites
1440 East Imperial Ave.
El Segundo, CA  90245
(310) 640-3600
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 3.3 miles / 6 minutes

Channel Road Inn
219 W. Channel Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 8.5 miles / 21 minutes

The Ellison Suites at Venice Beach
15 Paloma Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 5.3 miles / 15 minutes

The Cottage in the Gardon
1015 Avenue B
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 10.4 miles / 23 minutes

907 N. Laurel Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 11.6 miles / 26 minutes

Hollywood Pensione
1845 N Wilton Pl.
Hollywood Ca. 90028
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 24.8 miles / 33 minutes

Hollywood Bed and Breakfast
1701 N. Orange Grove Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Miles from Goldsmith Campus: 12.4 miles / 29 minutes