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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.


Urgent Care and Local Hospitals

Otis is committed to your health and wellness.  If you need care from a hospital or urgent care, the Office of Student Affairs recommends the following facilities:


From Goldsmith Campus - 9045 Lincoln Blvd. & MFA Studios in Culver City

Marina Del Rey Hospital (Emergencies)

4650 Lincoln Blvd.                                   
Marina Del Rey, CA90292
(310) 823-8911

Concentra Urgent Care

6033 W Century Boulevard Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA90045
(310) 215-1600

Playa Vista Medical Center

6020 Sea Bluff Drive
Playa Vista, CA  90094
(310) 862-0400

from Fashion Design, California Market Center, Los Angeles

Good Samaritan Emergency Room

626 Witmar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-2420

Good Samaritan Hospital

1225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-2121

California Hospital Medical Center

1401 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-2411

from MFA Public Practice, Santa Monica

Saint John's Health Center

1328 22nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-2091
Main Number (310) 829-5511
Emergency Number (310) 829-8212

Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center

1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 319-4765

Information last updated 8/21/2012