• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • 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. 



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Laboratory Press -- Letterpress
(310) 665-6846

The Otis Laboratory Press is a fully functioning letterpress studio with four Vandercook proof presses and over 200 fonts. It has a rich history of small edition book publishing, introducing generations of students to the origins of typography and the notion of the book as a visual communications medium.

Learning Lab for Technology
(310) 665-6840

The Learning Lab for Technology is a computer lab open to Communication Arts students for a variety of technology instruction.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
(310) 846-2588
Debra Ballard, Chair

Liberal Arts and Sciences provides diverse students of art and design with an intellectually stimulating environment that cultivates the habits of mind and critical tools for students to become informed, creative, well-rounded artists and designers.

(310) 665-6930
Sue Maberry, Director

The Millard Sheets Library at Otis College of Art and Design is a relaxed atmosphere where creative students meet, study, browse, and find inspiration.

Lighting Studio (Photography)
(310) 665-6972

Students will find everything they need for fashion shoots, portraiture and still life in the spacious lighting studio, 60 x 40 ft, with a 12 x 18 ft permanent green screen.

(310) 846-2632
Michele Jaquis, Director of A.C.T. and Interdisciplinary Studies

Otis offers minors as defined course sequences, exploring a specific theme, topic or discipline that extends and complements a student's work in a major.

(310) 665-6827
Meg Cranston, Department Chair

Painting students learn the principles and processes of painting and drawing to give ideas visual form on surfaces that range from paper, canvas, panels, walls, and beyond.

(310) 846-5724
(310) 665-6827
Meg Cranston, Department Chair

Photography majors focus on a medium with a wide presence in popular culture, majors in gain technical and conceptual skills to analyze and make photographic works of art.

Photography Lab
(310) 665-6971

Located on the sixth floor, the Otis photography labs support both film and digital photography and provide a professional workspace for students.


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    Culver City, CA 90000

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    18th St Art Center

    Santa Monica, CA 90404