Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Campus Access and Parking


Campus Access

For questions regarding when various campuses are available to students and how the after-hours access to premises is managed, please see Student Access to Facilities; the same guidelines would also extend to members of faculty and staff. In case of any individual acting in a manner that poses a risk to the safety and security, appropriate disciplinary or administrative actions will be taken and a Trespass Notice (PDF) may be issued. Please refer to Campus Access and Trespass Policy for more information.

Visitors to Otis College

  • All individuals not directly affiliated with Otis College may access campus facilities during regular business hours only, excluding holidays and periods of campus closure.
  • All visitors to Otis College may be asked by the Security Desk personnel to identify themselves and state the purpose of their visit.
  • All visitors scheduled for a meeting or an appointment with members of Otis College faculty or staff must check-in with the receptionist upon arrival and will be escorted around the campus by their point of contact.
  • All visitors under the age of 18 and who are not active Otis College students must be accompanied by an adult.

Campus Parking

Otis College of Art and Design provides free parking for students, members of faculty, staff, and visitors. Available parking spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The parking structure is open daily 24 hours a day. A valid Otis parking pass or identification is required to enter the parking structure from 11:00 pm-6am. Otis College is not responsible for any theft, vandalism, or damage to vehicles or persons who park on-campus. Your vehicle may be towed for parking in a reserved area, zip car space or for unpaid parking citations.

Visitors who need to park on campus must first obtain a Visitor Parking Pass.

Long Term Parking Contracts

Current full-time and part-time Otis College faculty and staff may leave their vehicles inside parking structure for up to ten (10) consecutive calendar days by obtaining an approved Long Term Parking Contract (PDF).

  • Members of faculty and staff may file a Contract in order to park during College holiday breaks, including Thanksgiving and winder holidays. Vehicles cannot be retrieved while the parking lot is closed for holidays and breaks!
  • Students may be permitted to leave their vehicles in the parking structure while away from the campus under extenuating circumstances and with a filed Contract endorsed by Dean of Students.
  • The Contract form must include the driver and vehicle information along with a current Otis College parking permit number.
  • A copy of the approved form will be left with the Security Desk and with Environmental Health, Safety, & Security Lead.

Other Parking Guidelines

Campus Safety and Security personnel will be responsible for enforcing parking regulations at Otis College. If issued a citation, please file to the Parking Adjudication Form (PDF)) according to the instructions listed.

Parking citations will be issued for the following violations and failure to adhere to Parking Restrictions listed below:

  • Vehicles taking up more than one parking spaces or not parking properly within parking spaces
  • Vehicles parked in driveways and in "No Parking" zones and in front of fire hydrants and dumpsters
  • Vehicles illegally parked in handicapped zones and leaving vehicles unattended in a loading zone
  • Not displaying current Otis parking stickers or permits
  • Failure to comply with posted speed limit, stop signs, yield signs, one-way traffic signs, etc.
  • Bicycles not being stowed away in bicycle racks.

Restricted Parking

Electric Vehicle (EV) parking- Electric Vehicle (EV) spaces are equipped with electric charging stations and are reserved at all times for the specific purpose of charging electric or hybrid electric vehicles. A vehicle parked in an EV space must be actively charging at all times and must display a valid Otis parking permit. As a courtesy to others, please remove your vehicle as soon the charge is complete. EV spaces are not parking spaces and have a 4 hour maximum time limit.

Reserved Parking-Parking spaces designated and identified by the presence of a posted sign or marking. These spaces are individually assigned and are reserved at all times.

Carpool spaces. Carpool spaces are reserved for Staff/Faculty who are formally registered in our carpool program. The spaces are reserved between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Staff/Faculty may only utilize the spaces on the days they carpool to work and must display a valid Otis Carpool permit at all times. Wall and/or ground signage will indicate which areas or rows within the structure are designated as carpool spaces. Regular permit holders may use these spaces from 5:00pm-7:00am. To learn more or get started click the car pool application

Definitions

Zip Cars- Zipcar provides a self-service, on-demand car sharing program at Otis. To use it, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. Return the car to the same location. Learn more and get started at online! (See attached photo)

Immobilization- Application of a locking device commonly referred to as a “boot” for the purpose of immobilizing a vehicle. Vehicles may be immobilized if they are determined to have multiple unpaid citations or when parked in any of the restricted parking spaces. Vehicles without a valid parking permit may be immobilized for the purposes of identifying the owner. To avoid damaging your vehicle, do not drive or attempt to remove the device. Please call campus safety & security at (310) 665-6965 if your vehicle has been immobilized.

Zipcar Parking- Reserved only for Zipcars assigned to Otis. Zipcars may not park in any other location except for the designated parking spaces. Non-Otis Zipcars should park in a visitor or regular parking space. Violators are subject to cite and or tow at owners expense.

Reserved Parking- Parking spaces designated and identified by the presence of a posted sign or marking. These spaces are individually assigned and are reserved at all times.

Carpool spaces are reserved for Staff/Faculty who are formally registered in our carpool program The spaces are reserved between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Staff/Faculty may only utilize the spaces on the days they carpool to work and must display a valid Otis Carpool permit at all times. Wall and/or ground signage will indicate which areas or rows within the structure are designated as carpool spaces. Regular permit holders may use these spaces from 5:00pm-7:00am. To learn more or get started visit http://www.otis.edu/human-resources-development/carpooling