• 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.


Audio + Video Lab

Students from a variety of disciplines learn the language of video and sound, and gain a respect for past and current technologies. Encouraged to experiment with many different mediums, they learn the philosophy behind the production: from lighting, filming, and green screen techniques to non-linear editing, sound design/composition and projection. Facility includes high-end video and film cameras w/ accessories, professional lighting kits, green screen studio/stage, audio booth & control room, Video Editing Lab and even a screening room to critique your final projects.


Current Term

Tuesday, January 19 – Tuesday, May 10

Audio + Video Hours

Monday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 08:00am – 10:00 pm
Friday 08:00am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 09:00am – 06:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Lab Closed

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18, 2016
President's Day Monday, February, 15, 2016
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2016
Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4, 2016
Closed all Major Holidays  


Phone 310-665-6972


Equipment available for check out: (See checkout policies below)

Video Cameras

  • miniDV
  • High 8
  • VHS (e.g. Panasonic DVX100's, Canon XL1's & GL2's)

Audio Equipment

  • MiniDisc
  • DAT
  • Analogue Recorders with a wide variety of quality microphones & preamps

Film Equipment

  • Super8 cameras/accessories
  • 1 Arriflex 16mm camera/accessories

Extras: tripods, glidecam, lighting kits, high-end LCD projectors

The Video Lab also provides mobile multimedia stations for presentations, with computers, projectors, and all the latest software and wireless connectivity.

Computer Checkout Policy (PDF)
Video Equipment Checkout Policy (PDF)

Presidents Day

February 15, 2016

Closed all Major Holidays

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