• 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. 


Igor Burt

Igor Burt
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In

BSC, Industrial Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena


Igor brings over 19 years experience in the field of Industrial Design, Brand and Design Strategy, and Product Development.  Specializing in outdoor and action sports industries, he is a recognized leader in creating breakthrough designs and award winning product innovations.  He has worked with numerous brands that include; Salomon, Adidas, Eagle Creek, Patagonia Footwear, Skullcandy, Quiksilver, and Puma to name a few.  Igor recently served as Director of Product Design, Development and Merchandising at ONE Industries Corp., a world leader in motocross and mountain bike protective gear, helmets, apparel and gloves where he headed the product design and development teams.  Currently his design consultancy is designing gear such as backpacks, Accessories, and Footwear for various urban and sports brands.


Gear Of The Year Award, Outside Magazine, ORV Line, 2008

Leaders Of The Pack, Hemispheres Magazine, Eagle Creek ES Line, 2006

Gear of the Year Award, Outside Magazine, Salomon X-A Pro Line, 2002

Design A Foot Exhibit, SFMOMA, Salomon Outdoor Adventure Shoes, 2000

IDSA Student Of The Year, Senior Thesis Award Show, 1997

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist