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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.



No Car?  No Problem!

There are may different ways to get around the City of Los Angeles  The following is a sampling of transportation choices available to you. 

1. Ask A Friend

2. Rideshare




3. Take the Bus  

Los Angeles MTA offers a trip planner to help you find your way to many locations around the LA Metro area. 

All Otis students are eligible for a Metro TAP card.  See Instructions
This card cost $43.00 per month (45% of the regular monthly cost). 
TAP cards can be used for all buses and trains in Los Angeles. 
To learn more about getting a TAP card, visit the Office of Student Activities in the lower level of Ahmanson Hall.

Local Bus
Santa Monica 3 (The Big Blue Bus)

*This bus information is subject to change. You should check with Big Blue Bus for more information.

4. Use LA Metro

Download the Metro app

5.  Call A Taxi.

Yellow Cab Co.  – Los Angeles

LA Checker Cab

Independent Cab Co.

6. Daily Car Rental


7. Walk or Ride a Bike. 
There are plenty of places near Otis that can be reached by foot or by bicycle. 

Bike Rental in Marina Del Rey


8. Local public transportation app. for Veterans and all students

Vets Go 511

9. Hopstop (local transit directions throughout the United States)