• 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.


Newsletter July and August 2011

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July  August 2011

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


Mark Moore Gallery hosted the Second Fridays Summer Screening Series #2, curated by MMG artist Kiel Johnson on Friday, July 8, 2011. It featured video by alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '03.

Alum DANIELA CALANDRA '11 took part in BOOM, SoCal MFA Invitational Group Exhibition, at LA Mart from July 28 to August 18, 2011.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 participated in Metallic, one of Post's Kamikaze shows curated by Daniel Aksten on Sunday, July 10th at PØST.

Graduate Faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER organized and staged the open forum "PST-ALL ABOARD?" at PØST on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL'S 323 '07 Projects presented Mostly Musing and Some Rants (things I’ve wanted to talk about for 59 years) by David E. Stone from July 8 - Aug. 5, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL'S '07 323 Projects presents "Songs by the demiurgic; original, instrumental and other forms of song for the everyday. A different song by a different artist each day. Curated by Kristi Lippire, from August 12 – September 9, 2011.

Grad ELENA ROSA was in the Group Exhibition: Summer Soul Sis at JAUS from July 15 to August 28, 2011

Alum JOHN WESTON '07 had a one person show, Pleasure Paintings, at Sabina Lee Gallery from July 23 – August 20, 2011.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL, Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum MATT CARTER '10 were included in "painting. design. speculation. generosity" curated by alum ALEX KROLL '08 at CB1 Gallery from July 9 to August 20, 2011. 

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 is part of Re:Present. Produced by ARTRA Curatorial and artist-run gallery initiative Durden and Ray. On July 28, 2011 at LA Mart.

Alum SERGIO BROMBERG '10 was part of WET PAINT 3: Six Young LA Artists From August 20 - 27, 2011 at Steve Turner Contemporary.

Grad SHALINI PATEL participated in the group exhibition This Little Piggy curated by Paige Tighe at the Bolsky Gallery from June 25 to September 1, 2011.

Alum TUCKER NEEL'07 is in the online exhibition STICKS AND STONES: LANGUAGE

AND EMOTION, curated by David B. Smith at

Alum TUCKER NEEL '07 had a review of The Big Four: Michael Decker, Liz Glynn, Jed Lind, Jacob Yanes published in the summer 2011 issue of X-TRA.

Graduate Professors ANNETTA KAPON and RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums JESSE BENSON '03, STEVEN BANKHEAD '01, LUIS HERNANDEZ '03, MICHELLE CHONG '06 and TAMI DEMAREE '03 participated in CHAIN LETTER-LONDON, July 23 to August 25, 2011.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 showed works in the 2011 Los Angeles Open Call at Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery July 24th to September 25th, 2011.

Graduate Faculty JUDIE BAMBER wrote a review of Blinky Palermo's Retrospective in the summer 2011 issue of X-TRA.

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 delivered lectures as part of the DIY Tech Workshop series at FabLab, at the Space4Art in San Diego on  Sunday August 14th.

Grad MATT LIFSON is showing his work in the 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 17–November 13, 2011. Curators: Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann.

Alum Hilde Overbergh '90 has a one person exhibition, Repositioning Basics, at CB-1 Gallery from September 11 – October 16, 2011.

Grad fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was included in "OUT THE WINDOW" a video exhibition organized by LA Freewaves and presented across the entire Los Angeles County Metro bus system, every weekday June 13 - 17, and 45 minutes of every hour over Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2011.

Alum VERONICA SOTO '05 participated in the group exhibition "TEL-ART-PHONE" curated by Mat Gleason at Beacon Arts Inglewood on May 14, 2011.

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 work was part of "EQUINE" at Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR, from June 2 to July 7, 2011.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 and Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS participated in the group exhibition "TELEPHONE" at the Torrance Art Museum from May 28 - June 25, 2011.

Alums '11 JAIME AGUILAR GALLEGO, DANIELA CALANDRA, MELISE MESTAYER, TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT, CEDAR MILLER and TAYLOR TSCHIDER participated in a group exhibition at Venice6114 in Culver City, curated by Cima Rahmankhah June 4, 2011.

Graduate Senior Lecturer KATHRIN BURMESTER, Associate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums CHRIS OATEY '06, ANTHONY CARFELLO '09, and ROB FAUCETTE '05 are in "HOT TOWN" at 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 from June 3-July 4, 2011.

Alums CHRIS OATEY '06 and TUCKER NEEL '07 participated in a group exhibition "OPEN DOCUMENT" at D Block Gallery, Long Beach on June 11, 2011.

Alum WAKANA KIMURA '11 was in a group exhibition "US EST" at Pepin Moore Gallery curated by Fine Arts Faculty SOO KIM from June 11 - 16 July 2011.

Grad Fine Arts Administrative Assistant MATTHEW CARTER '10 designed a jacket worn on the red carpet by rapper, Lupe Fiasco at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

Grad SHALINI PATEL participated in a group exhibition "THIS LITTLE PIGGY" at the Bolsky Gallery from June 25 - September 1, 2011.

Grad SCOTT RABY collaborated on the performance "ANARCHIST OF THE YEAR AWARD" at the Anarchist Book Fair at Art Share LA June 25, 2011.

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