• 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 March and April 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March — April 2009

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


Alum ALEX DONIS '94 was a featured artist representing US/Guatemala in the 10th Havana Biennale in Cuba from 27 March - 30 April 2009, and concurrently participated in the exhibition/project "Gender (trans)gender and the (de)generates" at the Centro Cultural Bertolt Brecht Sunday March 29. On Thursday April 2 he was on on the panel: "Masculinities in conflict" moderated by Dr. Julio César González Pagés (Cuba) and also featuring artist Argelia Bravo (Venezuela).

Alum WENDY GIVEN '02 showed her photographs in a two person exhibition entitled "Short Stories" at the Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles from March 21 to April 18, 2009.

Alums WHITNEY STOLICH '02, VERONICA SOTO '05, CHRIS OATEY '06, KRISTIN DUCHARME '03, JENNIFER LANSKI '06 and KATHRIN BURMESTER '08 will show their work in an 8 person show entitled "The Edges of the West" curated by graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON at Artower Gallery in Athens, Greece from May 20 to June 24, 2009.

Grads CROSSMAN WILKINS and BRIAN MARRIER had their thesis exhibitions at the Bolsky Gallery from March 7 to March 30, 2009. A review and photo of Crossman Wilkin's work was posted on the webpage on April 1st, 2009:

A solo exhibition by alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 will be at HAUS in Pasadena from March 26 thru April 18, 2009.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 showed his work in a group eaxhibition at Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery from March 7 - April 25, 2009.

Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA, ADAM MARS, TUCKER NEEL, and JOHN WESTON, all '07, also known as the Station collective opened an installation in Long Beach with Phantom Galleries in January, and for May/June they will be doing another installation-event, in downtown LA at Raw Materials called Station Must Go, on May 9, 2009

Alum CHRIS OATEY is showing his large installation "Fountain" at the Tall Wall Space, University of La Verne from February 17 – December 18, 2009.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03 had a solo show called Dissuading Passage at Open Gallery Los Angeles from March 28- April 25, 2009.

Graduate fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL will show his work in “Pictures of Words”, curated by David Pagel at Galerie Schmidt Maczollen In Cologne, Germany in April and May 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in a one-person exhibition called "Laundry" at the Numismatic Museum of Athens in Greece from May 19 to June 21, 2009.

Graduate Fine Arts held their MFA OPEN STUDIOS on Sunday April 5, 2009, 2-5 pm.

The Hole-in-the-Wall Gallery in the Graduate Fine Arts Studios guest-curated by Alum Alex Kroll '08 featured the work of grad ANA RODRIGUEZ  for March and April 2009.

Alum ADAM MARS '07 will be showing his installation, Deep Fried Tabloids, at Trashpretty in Laguna Beach from April 2 - May 2, 2009.

Alum SUSAN HOROWITZ '01 curated the exhibition M U S I C  M A P  -  THE FIFTH AT HILL by LARRY ZEMPEL /  for Phantom Galleries LA at Title/Guarantee Art Space on Hill St @ 411 W. 5th St. The exhibition ran from March 23 to April 24, 2009.

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 was in a one-day group show on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 3616 West Washington Blvd. The show was open by appointment for one week.

Grads BRIAN MARRIER, and ANTHONY CARFELLO, alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 and visiting Otis/Sandberg exchange residency fellow RENEE VAN TRIER took part in INAUGURAL EXHIBITION curated by alum SOJUNG KWON '08 in room G3 of Angels Gate Cultural Center from April 11 to April 30, 2009.  The exhibition was reviewed in the District Weekly on April 15, 2009.

Grads KRISTEN FOSTER and AMANDA KELLER KONYA had their MFA exhibition in the Bolsky Gallery from April 17to  May 3, 2009.

Alum ERIC BENE took part in Inadvertent Rapture at Fluxco Gallery in Los Angeles from April 18 to May 9, 2009.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 has set up the art space Short House in Berlin. It is a member of Kolonie Wedding.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 wil be part of the exhibition "Interactions" at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena from May 3 – June 14, 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '08 took part in the exhibition "You make me laugh" at S1F Gallery, from May 2-May 30 2009 with her work "Flying White Cube."  WWW.S1FGALLERY.NET

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