• 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.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


Immunization Information

 The following Immunizations are required for all newly enrolled students attending Otis.  All forms (Immunization Record Form and/or Exemption Affidavit Form) must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the first date of class.

Immunization Instructions

Required Immunizations

M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - Two doses at least one month apart are required if you were born after 1956, the first injection of measles vaccine must be received after your first birthday.

TB Screening / Test - Mantoux skin test or lab results of the T-spot blood test within the last six months are the only acceptable documentation. Tine not accepted.

The Immunization Record Form must be completed by a health care provider and submitted before the first date of class.

Exemption Affidavit for the M.M.R. vaccination

Student may fill out an Exemption Affidavit regarding immunizations if one or more of the following categories apply:

1. Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the requirement. 
(Persons born before January 1, 1957 are considered immune from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.)

2. If the student is pregnant (temporary exemption), a signed statement from a physician stating that the student is pregnant or is suspected of being pregnant is required.  Pregnancy exemptions are only applicable to MMR requirements. (Physician’s statement required)

3. If the student is medically contraindicated, a signed statement from a physician is required. (Physician’s statement required)

4. For a Religious exemption, a written, signed, and dated statement from the church, student or the student’s guardian, if the student is a minor, documenting the student's objection based on the religious tenets or practice of a recognized church or religious organization of which the student is an adherent or member is required.

5. For a Philosophical exemption, a statement of personal beliefs which prohibit immunization must be provided.

Exemption Affidavit Form

Recommended Immunizations (Not Mandatory)

Otis College of Art and Design recommends for your personal health that you are immunized for:

Meningitis (Meningococcal) - If you plan on living in Otis student housing
Hepatitis B (3 total)
Hepatitis A (2 total)
Tetanus/Diptheria (Recommended every 10 years)
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) (Students with no reliable clinical history of Varicella infection)


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