• 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




Jun 10, 2016
Alumni, Faculty
Opening on June 12th, the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only  will feature work from alumna Kelly Akashi ('06 BFA) and Fine Arts faculty Laida... More
Jun 07, 2016
Graduate Writing alumnus Victor Yates' ('14 MFA) debut novel has received the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best... More
Jun 07, 2016
Metro Los Angeles' 3rd Annual Bike Night, held on May 27th, featured a fashion show of student designs that were created in a collaboration with Todd Oldham for Metro. Otis' Fashion Design... More
May 25, 2016
Otis College of Art and Design awarded Honorary Degrees to Rick Lowe, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and visionary social-practice artist, and Otis alumnus Masami Teraoka (’64, MFA FINE... More
May 24, 2016
From the outside, it looks like an unassuming 1940s home on Alhambra Avenue in Los Angeles’ El Sereno neighborhood.   But Now Space is anything but nondescript.   Sculptor and... More
May 16, 2016
PARIS — Conversations about art and medium-specificity are almost always conversations about history. Yet in our postmodern, post-media times we have tended to shy away from the Greenbergian... More