• 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. 

  • 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


Rosemary Brantley

Rosemary Brantley
Chair Emeritus, Fashion Design

BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, Otis Parsons School of Design


Founding Chair of Fashion Design, Rosemary Brantley graduated from Parsons College in NY with the esteemed title, “Designer of the Year.”  She immediately began her career as a fashion designer for contemporary and better designer women’s wear, working for numerous reputable companies around the globe including: Kasper (N.Y.); Jaeger of London, The Wool Bureau, Cotton Inc., Stephen Marks (U.K.); Eclipse (CA).  Today, she remains active and current as a fashion designer for Staples Inc., which she began with her partners in 1980.  As a teaching chair, she engages students in the classroom staying abreast of best practices in fashion education and developing the curriculum to include sustainable design and an emphasis in costume design.  Under Rosemary’s visionary leadership the Fashion Design program has over 1200 alumni (over 80% are currently working as professionals in the fashion design industry!), produces the largest Fashion Show in Los Angeles each year, annually raises over $1 million in scholarships for Otis students, and partnered with industry leaders to establish the Otis Sustainability Alliance.  She has appeared annually as a guest judge for Nike-Hurley design competitions since 2007, and as a featured guest designer at National Apparel shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago.  



Student Designer of the Year at Parsons School of Design

Recipient of L.A. Fashion “Inspiration” Award, 2005

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist