• 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


Newsletter July and August 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July — August 2008

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


Alum MICHELLE WIENER'S '08 work was included in 'Love to Party,' a drawing exhibition at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Santa Monica from July 19 to August 23 2008. 

Alum GISELE LUBSEN '07 had a one-person exhibition entitled 'Watermarks' at Apothiki Gallery in Paros, Greece, from July 15 to August 3, 2008. A 56-page bound monograph will accompany the exhibition.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL and alums CHRIS OATEY, RON SANTOS and TUCKER NEEL were included in LOOKSYSEE at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from July 26 to September 13, 2008. The exhibition was curated by Director Meg Linton with curatorial intern grad NINA LAURINOLLI.

Graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK is showing his work RANK at LAXART from July 19 to Septembr 6, 2008.

Grad WENDY JOHNSTON showed her work in the group exhibition Dollar Menu from July 11th to August 8th at Satellite Gallery in La Grande, OR.

Alum HELEN CAHNG '05 was the curator of The Soft Epic or: Savages of the Pacific West at TELIC Arts Exchange from July 26, 2008 to August 23, 2008.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON is showing a video in Cut The Cord! From Up Here Everything Makes Sense! at OK Mountain Gallery in Austin, TX from August 16th - September 20th. curated by Erick Michaud.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 participated in the exhibition MINI MARKET at Jessica Silverman Gallery and Look Boutique in San Francisco from August 1 – 30, 2008.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '07 showed her drawings in the 2008 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition presented by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park from July 31 through September 7, 2008.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF '06 had a major installation at the UCR/California Museum of Photography in a group exhibition titled Truthiness, curated by Tyler Stallings. July 26 to October 4, 2008.

Alum BARBARA ROMAIN '91 showed her work in the 2008 Emerging Artists exhibition at the Downtown Art Center Gallery from September 2 to September 30, 2008

Grads RAKSHA PAREKH, AMANDA KELLER-KONYA and JENNIFER WOLF will participate in GLAMFA, hosted at CSULB. The exhibition runs from August 25- September 10, 2008.

Alum LINDSEY JACKSON '08 was included in Sierra Nevada College Alumni's Artwork Showcased at Tahoe Gallery at Incline Village, NV from August 14 to September 16, 2008.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03 is included in the exhibition MashUp, at Arena 1 at Santa Monica Art Studios from September 13 to October 11, 2008.

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