• 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 January and February 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January  February 2011

Compiled by Matt Carter
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Alums ADAM PENA ‘10, ANTHONY CARFELLO ‘09, and SERGIO BROMBERG ‘10 featured projects at "Venice 6040 at Venice 6114"
The show ran from January 8 - February 8

Director of Photography in the Fine Arts Dept, SOO KIM, exhibited new work for her show, “BLACK SUN” The show ran from January 8th – February 12th, 2011 at Angles Gallery

Alum HINA FAGU ‘10 had an installation/exhibition on view at Phantom Galleries at the Long Beach Pike, January 8 through February 2011.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ’08 exhibited new work at his solo show “UNFOLDINGS” at the CB1 Gallery, January 13 – February 20, 2011 and he also had a Solo Show “WORKS ON PAPER” at James Harris Gallery Seattle WA January 20 - February 26, 2011

Alum AMANDA KELLER-KONYA ‘09 showed work in “SPECIMENS FROM NORTH AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED RIVER” Tuesday January 25th at 4pm at The University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum.

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA was in a Group Show titled “THE FUTURE” on

Friday, January 28, 7 - 10pm at the VAF Gallery in San Diego, CA
curated by Lara Bullock.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON participated in “UNIVERSE CITY” curated by Jim Ovelmen and Barry Markowitz at CSULA Fine Arts Gallery from January 29 to February 26, 2011.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed work in “NARRATIVES OF THE PERVERSE,” curated by Tom Jancar and Maya Lujan at Jancar Gallery from February 5 to February 26, 2011.

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT exhibited her MFA Thesis Show, “EN WONDER” at the Bolsky Gallery from February 5 -12, 2011. 

Grad DANIELA CALANDRA exhibited her MFA Thesis Show “97.64” X 40” at the Bolsky Gallery, February 19 - 25 2011.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 had a solo show “.hurluberlu” at CB1 Gallery
February 26 - April 3rd 2011.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ’03 showed work in “FACULTY MAKES: EXHIBITION” at Los Angeles Valley College and participated in a panel discussion from February 15 to March 10, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 and other artists including Synthia Saint James, Dominique Moody, Glynnis Reed, and June Edmonds had their first Open House and Art Exhibit at 47th District Assembly member Holly Mitchell’s office. The exhibit opened on February 24th and runs through April 30th.

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