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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.


Facilities Management



Welcome to Facilities Management department!

The Mission of Facilities Management is to assist Otis College of Art and Design in meeting the goals of the Strategic Plan by effectively and efficiently managing the maintenance and operation of the facilities along with services under its jurisdiction, to the extend resources allow. We strive to do this by producing high quality services through teamwork and recognizing the importance of people, those receiving and those delivering the service.

Announcements and Current Events

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National Public Health Week takes place this month (April). Center for Disease Control has sponsored a week-long interactive activity to raise awareness for individuals and their communities on recognizing public health threats, and increasing health levels throughout the country. Please be sure to check the CDC website often, as the daily themes will be changing!

Additionally, to commemorate the National Public Health Week, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day. The text of the prclamation can be found here.

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Contact Information

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (lunch break 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Office Phone: (310) 665-6872

The Facilities Management staff will assist with emergency requests and calls from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Visitor Information

Visitors are highly encouraged to print a Visitor Parking Pass ahead of visiting Otis College; requests can be processed here.

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