• 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.


Student Counseling Services


All Student Counseling Services are free of charge for currently enrolled full-time students



Hello Otis Community…my name is Jamie Turner (pronouns he/him/his) and as of June 2016 I’m the psychotherapist for enrolled Otis College students who are in need of individual counseling.   I’m also here to provide group therapy, mindfulness training and other campus wellness programs along with the rest of the Student Health and Wellness Center staff.  I came to Los Angeles from Boston where I most recently worked with college students at Harvard University’s counseling center.  I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas where most of my research focused on community mental health.  I’m excited and honored to be here, and I look forward to meeting you. 


Student Counseling Services Menu:

Counseling can help facilitate well-being and problem-solving.  Talking to a therapist can also be helpful if you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression or other mood problems.  Otis College offers the following counseling services…

•             Individual counseling

•             Couples / conjoint counseling

•             Group counseling

•             Consultation

•             Referrals to external mental health providers for longer-term therapy

•             Substance Abuse screening and counseling

•             Psychological testing as part of the initial evaluation process, and to track progress during treatment

•             Outreach programming / education events to promote wellness in the Otis community


Student Counseling Services Mission:

As part of the Office of Student Affairs, Student Counseling Services supports the mission of the Otis College of Art and Design by providing counseling services, mental health outreach, and co-curricular activities designed to help students maintain psychological wellness to enhance functionality and motivation as they pursue their academic goals.


Student Counseling Satisfaction Survey:

If you have received counseling from Student Counseling Services, please fill out our Satisfaction Survey here.


What to Expect:

At your first appointment we’ll complete an initial assessment.  I’ll gather some history from you, and record information you provide in the electronic medical record.  You’ll be able to ask any questions you want.  Together, we’ll start to develop goals that you’d like to work on in therapy.  Your goals may be very specific, or more general, depending on your needs. 

Your rights and responsibilities as a client at the Student Health and Wellness Center can be found here.


Accessing Services:

Appointments can be made in-person at the Student Health and Wellness Center, or by calling our office on the phone (310-846-5738). This counseling center will be open 9 to 5 unless otherwise posted.  There’s no cost to currently enrolled Otis College students for counseling. Otis College employees and alumni are not eligible for counseling services.


Late Policy:

If a student arrives 25 minutes (or more) late for an appointment then they will be rescheduled.


What if I’m in crisis?:

If you’re in emotional crisis and need to speak with someone right away, come to the Student Health and Wellness Center.  I’ll meet with you as soon as possible. 

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 for help. For further instruction on what to do after hours, please go here.


Off-Campus Resources:


  • Health Advocate 24/7 Support (only available to student's who have the Student Health Insurance Plan): Phone 1-855-384-1800, wesbite.
  • U-Lifeline, your online resource for college mental health: website.
  • Mental Health America: website.
  • Tiny Buddha, Meditation and Mindfulness Quotes and Articles: website.


Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

  • Santa Monica Rape Crisis Center / The Rape Foundation: website, Phone 1-310 451-0042.
  • Los Angeles LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)  Community Center: website, Phone 1-323-993-7400.
  • Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Center, for Asian and Asian-American people: website, Phone 1-213-252-2100.
  • Center for TransYouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: website, Phone 1-323-361-5372
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles: website, Phone 1-323-936-4343
  • Airport Marina Counseling Center, outpatient therapy and psychiatry near Otis College: website, Phone 1-310-670-1410, Email:
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