• 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. 


Newsletter April 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter April 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Grad professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum SAM WATTERS '02 were part of Freeway Studies #1: this side of the 405 April 13 to June 1 in the Ben Maltz Gallery.

Grad REGINA HEROD THOMPSON had her MFA Thesis exhibition Conditions: Seven at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 8-14, 2013.

Grad Fine Art Chair ROY DOWELL is showing his work in the group exhibition LOCAL FISH at Ernie Wolfe Gallery from April 13 to May 13, 2013.

The Grad Fine Arts and Public Practice Open Studios event took place on Sunday April 14.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT has an exhibition at Portikus in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 4 to June 30, 2013.

Grad Fine Arts acting chair ANNETTA KAPON'S video The Line Between Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 2013 was shown on all LA Metro buses with Video screens on Friday, May 3, 2013. The project, called Out The Window, is organized by LA Freewaves.

Grad RHEE, HYUNG MIN, had her MFA thesis exhibition English Is Second Language at the Helen Bolsky gallery from April 22-27, 2013, with performances daily at 12:30 and 19:00.

Grad ANDREAS GUREWICH had his MFA thesis show at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 15 to 21, 2013.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI showed her project Dialogues in the temporarily itinerant Proxy Gallery from April 1-30, 2013.

Grad Associate professor JUDIE BAMBER was included in two books: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, forthcoming in 2013, And Lord, Catherine and Meyer, Richard. Art and Queer Culture, Themes and Movements Series, (London: Phaidon Press, 2013); (reproduction)

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