• 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 November and December 2007

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2007

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



Grad MICHI COLACICCO '05 showed her work in Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea from December 6 to December 20, 2007 at Rhonda Schaller Studio in New York.

Grad ALEX KROLL's paintings were included in All-In, an art exhibition juried by Lorraine Molina at the Torrance Art Museum from November 17 through December 15, 2007.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was a participating artist in a large group exhibit called, "The Pyramid Show", at Monte Vista Project Space, Highland Park, CA from mid September to Mid October 2007. Harris was interviewed by radio personality Joanne Griffith on a morning segment on WBAI 99.5 FM NY on September 6.

Alums GISELLE LUBSEN '06 and ZEAL HARRIS '07 were featured artists in an Arts Showcase at Runway Boutique in Miracle  Mile from September 18 through mid-October 2007.

Social Arrangements, graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS'S exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery last August was reviewed by Chris Krauss in Artforum in November 2007.

Alum ALISON SAAR '81 had a solo Exhibition at Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, and completed a Public Art commission, "Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial," Harlem.

Alum PETER ZOKOSKY '81 showed in "The Toy Show," at Hunsaker / Schlesinger Fine Art, from November 3 - December 22.

Grad EDITH BEAUCAGE co-curated "Green-er," an art exhibition about solutions to climate changes at 1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd from November 17 to December 8, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 had a one-person exhibition "Twelve by One" at Gallery One in Toronto, Canada, from December 1 to December 22, 2007.

Alum TONE O. NIELSEN '98 gave a lecture titled Curating Across the North-South Divide, a talk about boundaries of nation, 'race,' class, gender & sexuality. Saturday, November 10 at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Alum JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 had a one-person show "Belief System" at Margo Leavin Gallery through December 19, 2007

Graduate Fine Arts chair ROY DOWELL had a group show titled Works on Paper December 15 - January 26 at Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York.

Alum PATRICK HILL '00 has been selected for the 2008 Whitney Museum Biennial which will take place in NY from March 6 to June 1, 2008. The 2008 Whitney Biennial is curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin.

Grad MICHELLE WIENER and alum JACOB MELCHI '03 participated in ANOTHER YEAR IN LA Past, Present and Future on December 8, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 was one of 45 young artists featured in an article by Christopher Knight in the LA Times on December 2, 2007.

Alum JANET JENKINS '94 has a solo exhibition at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, January 5 - February 9, 2008.

Alum SOJUNG KWON was in a group exhibition of five emerging artists called Shelf Life at PawnShop Gallery in Westwood from Dec 21 to Dec 30, 2007. The exhibition is curated by Courtney Shermer.

CONFABULATIONS is a solo exhibition of drawings by alum TUCKER NEEL '07 at Commissary Arts Gallery in Venice, CA from January 19 to March 1, 2008. Artist Reception is Saturday, January 19, 2008, 5-8pm.

Alum MOLLY COREY '01 has a solo installation called LIVE LIKE HIM! at the UC Irvine's Room Gallery from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2008. Opening Reception is Thursday, January 10, 6-9 pm.

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