• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.


Faculty Member

Continuing Education Faculty

Helen K Garber

Helen K. Garber is known for her night urban landscapes taken in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome and Venice, Italy. Her work is in the permanent collection of museums such as LACMA, the George Eastman House International Museum of Film and Photography, the Museum of the City of NY, MOMA Dublin, Ireland, the Brooklyn Museum, the archives of the Huntington Library, San Marino, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills and the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. She received the 2014 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship. In 2006, she was commissioned by the Venice Biennale of Architecture to create a 5 foot high, 40 foot long, 360 degree panorama of the entire city of Los Angeles taken at night from the helipad of the US Bank Tower: A Night View of Los Angeles. Ms. Garber has directed a number of multi-media installations for the Venice Art Walk, LA Conservancy, Month of Photography, Los Angeles, Autumn Lights Festival, Medium Festival of Photography, San Diego and the Los Angeles International Art Show. She conceived and directed the three-month integrative arts festival: NoirFest Santa Monica, More information can be found via

2016 Fall Session course(s) instructed by Helen K Garber:
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