• 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.



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SHANGRILA 2013: BURRITO DELUXE was organized by STEVEN BANKHEAD '01and JESSE BENSON '03 from Friday 8/30/13  to Sunday 9/1/13 It included alums ROB FAUCETTE '05, MICHELLE CHONG '06, MOLLY COREY '01  BRIDGET KANE '12, JESSICA MINCKLEY '13, TOM NORRIS '02, SHALINI PATEL '12, graduate faculty  RENEE PETROPOULOS, and alum RODD ZINBERG '12. 

Alum MATTHEW CARTER '10 participated in the group exhibition THE ROAD from July 13 to August 17, 2013 at Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and ANDREW CURREY were selected for the Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery Juried Exhibition 2013,  July 28­ to September 22, 2013. SHIVA ALIABADI was awarded the second prize for her work.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and KRISTI BALTEZORE curated and were part of Rare Treat in the Otis GFA Gallery space in Culver City July 13-18, 2013.

Graduate Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS had a one-person exhibition, Monument1-conjugation at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City from August 1 to August 31, 2013

Grads DAVID DEL FRANCIA, SHIVA ALIABADI, KATY COWAN, SOFIA LONDONO and alum JESSICA MINCKLEY '13 were selected to participate in GLAMFA from August 26 to September 5, 2013 at CSULB.

Graduate Faculty KORI NEWKIRK was awarded a FOCA fellowship for 2013.

Grad KRISTY BALTEZORE and alum TOM NORRIS '02 were part of Summercamp's ProjectProject with Luddite Fallacy from August 25—September 8th, 2013

Grad FA Chair ROY DOWELL has a solo exhibition of recent works at VARIOUS SMALL FIRES in Los Angeles from September 8 to October 19, 2013.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 will be showing her "The People's Tarot" in the exhibition, "Tapping the Third Realm" at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, and Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, September 22 - December 8, 2013. On Dec 8 she will be giving a short history of the Tarot and readings from the new deck.

Alum BETHANY WRAY '12 will show her work in alum CALVIN PHELPS'  2A Gallery from September 8 to October 13, 2013.

Alum JOHN WESTON '07 has two works included in the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art exhibition Art for Art's Sake at Pepperdine University from September 7 to November 26, 2013.

Grad FA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition  at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City from September 1 to September 30, 2013.

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