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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.


  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.


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Rentals and Roommates:

Room to Rent: Looking for a room to rent nearby Otis. ASAP. Willing to pay up to $850. Contact Andrew at friskytwotime@gmail.com

Looking for Roommate: Seeking a roommate to share a place close to school. Will be a (transferred) sophomore in digital media. Laid back and friendly. Cameron Feather. Reach me at (702) 306-7972

Need Housing: Hey does anybody have a room that I can rent? Preferably at Parkwest or Playa Del Oro? I'm a female coming in as a foundation student and I'm looking for somewhere to stay. A shared bedroom, bathroom, anything would be fine. I'm very clean, organized , and I'm very friendly :) If you have space for me then that would be greatly appreciated :D I'll pay whatever the cost is to have me as your roomie! You can call or text me at (213) 359-9501 or email me at Cheyennelg@hotmail.com (posted 8.14.14)

Looking for Roommate: Calling all incoming sophomore Fashion Design Majors or any fashion design major students!! In URGENT need of a roommate! Our apartment is located right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Union Lofts, in Jewelry District and a few minutes away from Fashion District. We need a total of five people and so far we only have four. We need a roommate that is open to sharing a room with another roommate. Our apartment is two stories, offering three bedrooms, one communal room (which we are turning into a full time work space), a full kitchen, one bathroom, and one half bathroom. An outdoor rooftop patio is included as well as a laundry machine installed right in our apartment. Parking and valet service is included with the rent fee so tip is not necessary. In addition, we have access to Union's rooftop area, with a full barbecue set, a gym, a fireplace, and a full screen television! It is the perfect space to lounge around and relax. Union Lofts is located ten to fifteen minutes away from the Otis Fashion campus and Ralph's and Target are located a few blocks down, definitely walking distance. For fun and shopping, we have an Urban Outfitters down the street, Acne Studios, Cooper Building, and Ross. We have all the utilities, furniture, and accessories covered, so really all you need is your bed, dresser, personal items, tools, art supplies, and car (if you own one.) Our living space is a smoke free and pet free environment. We always try our best to keep our environment as healthy and positive as possible. Please contact: Rebecca Yun rebecca.yun.94@gmail.com  (posted 8.11.14)

Needs Roommate: Looking to share a 2 bedroom apartment in dtla primarily, or possibly around santa monica culver city area, price would be split between both of us. Interested please contact me asap! Female pls. Need by first week of September. Email: viayad2@gmail.com. (posted 8/11/14)

Need Roommates: Looking for two or three other girls to share apartment at Park West, across the street from Otis; furnished, two bedroom/two bathroom apartment with pool view on the third floor, walking distance to LAX.  Rent is $1,600 alone, but price will lower immensely with more people.  Available to move-in: Aug 20-25 (size: 589 sq. ft); contact: Cheyenne at (213) 359-9501 or email: Cheynnelg@hotmail.com

Need Housing: I will be a freshman at Otis in Fall 2014 and am looking for a room to rent at Parkwest, shared bedroom/bath would be fine.  Please contact Carolina at carolina1232@live.com; budget is $500-800.  Need before start of classes on 8/25/14.

Room to Rent: I have a bedroom for rent in an excellent neighborhood in a quiet and safe home in Culver City. Perfect for a serious student or professional who wants to live in a clean and peaceful environment. Looking for a female student, preferably an exchange student. Must be comfortable around my dog, a 70 lb chocolate lab retriever who is quite friendly. House has great location! Right off of the 405 freeways! Excellent access to downtown Culver City! Near Venice beach, Santa Monica & Mar Vista. $800/month for bedroom. Bedroom includes: 1 small closet, shared bathroom, free utilities, free wifi and furnished with twin size bed. Rent is due on 30th of the month. Lease agreement is required (we can do a 6 or 12 month lease). First and last month deposit required. Looking for respectful, laid-back, female, non-smoker or drug user. No overnight guests. No couples. If you are interested in looking at the room, feel free to contact me by texting or calling my cell! Marcela. (310) 425-2741.

(posted 7/30/14)

Room to Rent: I am looking for a quiet student to rent a room in a home in Westchester.  The house is a couple of blocks (walking distance) from Otis.  It is a bedroom with an attached half bath.There is a small fridge in the room and wifi is available.  If you are looking for a furnished room that can be discussed.  There are cats in the house.  Please contact Janet at:   inspirit10@gmail.com.  The room is available August.  $725.00.

(posted 7/29/14)

One Room For Rent:  One room for rent in a two bedroom apartment in Westchester not far from Otis. There is a kitchen with oven and refrigerator, and also bathroom. Must be pet friendly because I do have a dog. Must be Otis student. Rent is $800.00 a month plus utilities. Call (661) 798-7721. 

(posted 7/29/14)

Housing to Share: Furnished apartment at Parkwest. $500. Looking for 1 male and 1 female - contact Yujia Qian at freefishyujiaqian@gmail.com. Available starting 08/23/14.

(posted 07/28/14).


Artist Space for Rent: Art studio space to share with 26 other artists in Mar Vista/Venice for $175/month. The complex is 24 hr access, two bathrooms (one has a shower), two slop sinks, great common area, free parking, great talented artists. The complex holds 2 open houses every year in Fall and Spring. The studio youwill be sharing is small 150 sq. ft. but I have an easel, storage shelves, a big drawing table and there is still plenty of room for me and the entire other half of the studio. There is also a loft area where you can store your finished paintings, supplies and or stuff from your house - it's up to you. THIS IS A WORK ONLY SPACE. Available August 1st! Please contact Ryan: (310-592-4433) posted 7/25/14

Seeking Female Roommate: Looking for a female roommate to share a 1-bedroom apartment at Fountain Park, a 5 minute drive from Otis. Non-smokers & no pets please! Clean/ tidy people are a plus! Earliest move in date is August 16th. Apartment is mostly furnished but there is still room for some stuff. About $950/ month (w/out utilities & cable/ wifi). Great location!  Email me at: bumblejumble13@gmail.com if interested! :)    (posted 7.22.14)

Seeking Female Roommate: Hello! I am an Otis grad and I am looking for a female roommate for my 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment at ParkWest. I am looking for someone who is clean and easy going to be around. The room will be available by August 1st. Rent is roughly around $1000 (excluding utilities and wifi). For more information feel free to email me at AudreySRollins@gmail.com Thanks xoxo (posted 7/10/14)

Need Housing: Two people looking to share apartment at ParkWest ($500 budget) - contact Mason at masonh1994@gmail.com (posted 6/12/14)

Housing to Share: Furnished apartment at Parkwest available now $508 - contact CJ Brooks at brooks.christopher24@yahoo.com (posted 6/12/14)

Room for Rent: Contact Chava Reel at reelfamily@roadrunner.com

Roommate Needed: Contact Vassilios at vassiliosp27@gmail.com (posted 5/8/14)

Room for Rent: Furnished room at ParkWest available immediately. Monthly cost is $410, please contact Esther for details: estherkim0908@yahoo.com (posted 5/8/14)

Room for Rent: Furnished room at ParkWest available May 20th. Monthly cost: $500, please contact Layli for information: laylinerenberg@yahoo.com (posted 5/8/14)

Room for Rent: Room for rent at ParkWest if interested, email Mason: masonh1994@gmail.com for information. (posted 5/8/14)

Room for Rent: Light and bright room for rent in charming Townhouse condo minutes from campus in Playa del Rey.  Private garden courthouse entrance.  Hardwood floors and fireplace downstairs.  Two bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs.  The room is furnished with a single trundle bed, a desk and a dresser.  The closet has mirrored sliding doors.  Washer/dryer upstairs.  Attractive pool and spa in next courtyard.  The rent includes utilities.  Please respond via text at 310/710-0397 (posted 5/2/14)

Room for Rent: Unfurnished room located in Westchester, $925. per month + utilities, available May 1st - contact Harene Kim, harenekimm@gmail.com (posted 4/7/14)

Room for Rent: I have live work space in Hermosa Beach California that I want to share with a person. It is a three story condo with large ceilings on top floor and view of the ocean with a big deck. There are two bedrooms and two full baths with a small den. I am thinking that an artist, actor, painter, musician, or writer could work in it and live in it. I think a month to month with three month minnimum at $1550.00 would be good to start with. It is great for dinners, consultations, rehearsals, and yoga classes. Any people interested please email or call.

Interested parties should contact: Nancy.hill12@verizon.net or 310-374-5199  (posted 2/21/14)

Roommate Needed: Roommate Needed for non-furninshed Apartment at Playa del Oro; available April 21, cost $1,500 - contact: Molly at mwomack@student.otis.edu (posted 3/10/14)

Room for Rent: 2 bd/2bath Townhouse (gated building with covered parking) located in Culver City (Jefferson and Overland) available now, $950 per month (includes utilities). Contact: Jackie at (310) 892-1013 (posted 3/21/14)

Room for Rent: Available May 1st - cost $725., for details contact Janet at inspirit10@gmail.com (posted 3/24/14)

Studio: $650 / 400ft² - art studio/studio space/ creative space (semi-share) (Culver City)

The  large, rectangular, high-ceiling space adjacent to mine is available for April 1.
Has a skylight that provides great light during the day (also already has installed some spotlights for night), two long walls, and an alcove; approx. 400 sq.ft., $650/month.
Space is adjacent to mine, separated by a curtain, so there is a shared sound element. My access to the bathroom would be through your space, though oversized items would be coming through my space.Prefer an artist, though open to alternate uses; please let me know your intentions, and your approximate schedule.
Pictures available on request, but it's best to see it if you're serious.
Thanks!  Contact: Michael Shaw at theconversationartpodcast@gmail.com (posted 3/10/14)

Roommates Needed:  Please contact Esther at estherkim0908@yahoo.com (posted 5-20-14)



Personal Item for Sale

I am (an) exchange student (who is) looking for residency at (or near) Otis. I am looking for (a) bedroom (that is) cheap in (a) share(d) apartment from September 1st to November 30th. ($400-500) Could be (able to) share my bedroom for (a) cheap place. Contact: jordan.grosse@gmail.com   (posted 8/11/14)