• 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 March and April 2007

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March — April 2007

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



Faculty SCOTT GRIEGER had a solo show at Patricia Faure Gallery in Bergamot Station titled "Selected Works 1969-2007". The show was reviewed in the LA Times by Christopher Knight in March.

Faculty HOLLY TEMPO is part of the show "ECHOES: Women Inspired by Nature", an exhibition of 21 women artists whose work focuses on the natural environment at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) from April 5th through May 20th. The show is curated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo.

Grad MICHELLE WEINER ('08) is part of the show "Herbert Ryman and his Legacy" at Forest Lawn Museum of Art in Glendale that opens May 4th and runs throughout the summer.

Alum ERIC MEDINE ('06) has a  solo show at Niche.LA Video Art that opened on April 12th and runs until May 12th.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE ('03) has a review by Jody Zellen from her show at Angstrom Gallery in the March/April issue of Art US.

DEMAREE and alum JOE SOLA ('99) are part of the show "Big Secret Cache" which opened April 14th at Angstrom Gallery in Culver City and runs until May 26th.

Grad PETER SMUTS ('08) had a show at Damien B Contemporary Art in Miami,FL titled "I Still Love My Box" in January.  SMUTS also showed his work titled  "The Human Pixel Project" at Art Miami in January.

The March 2007 issue of Artweek had the review 'Braveland at See Line Gallery' that included the work of alum CHRIS OATEY ('06).

Grad TUCKER NEEL ('07) wrote a review on Cindy Smith's show at the Ben Maltz Gallery that appeared in the latest issue of Artillery Magazine.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE ('05) broadcasted his show "Amy Radio" from Vienna, Austria on Tuesday March 27th. The show featured "The Bloody Mary Brothers".

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ('03) is part of the exhibition "Pillow Talk" a group exhibition curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle at?Ruth Bachofner Gallery, April 14 - May 26, 2007.

BUCKLEY also had these articles published in March and April: Opinion Editorial: Feminism and Art, Artweek, March 2007: Feature on WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Artillery, April 2007

Handmade feature: Rubber Love on the art of Adriana Bertini, CRAFT, April 20.

Faculty ROY DOWELL and alum NIZAN SHAKED ('00) was part of a panel titled 'Contemporary Art and its Role in Education' for the Friends of Israel Museum in April.

Grads JOHN WESTON and MICHAEL BRUNSWICK are a part of the show "Fully Studded" at Salon Oblique that opened on March 31st.  The show is open by appointment until May 4th.

Faculty ANNETTA KAPON had a one person show titled 'Why Not?' at Camac Gallery in Marnay-sur-Seine in France in April and May. KAPON was also part of the group show 'Home' at Voorkamer Gallery in Lier, Belgium from March to May 2007.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ('07)  was part of a group show at 626 Gallery titled 'Sisters In Spirit: The Power of Seven', curated by Synthia Saint James that took place in the month of March. HARRIS was also a featured artist in The Santa Monica Mirror, Volume 8, Issue 40, March 15 - 21, in a video interview by alum GISELE LUBSEN ('06).

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