• 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


Faculty and Alumni in summer shows

Kaur, Waterston, Carter, Weston, Twitchell

Bicoastal exhibitions this summer include

Siri Kaur has a solo show in August at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro her photo portraits, and her work is included in an exhibition in N.Y. at  Aperture Foundation, through Aug 14.

Darren Waterston '88's installation at Mass MOCA, Uncertain Beauty, with its centerpiece "Filthy Lucre," reconstructs Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece, "The Peacock Room," as a sumptuous ruin. He re-interprets Whistler's paintings, and adds stalactite-like ceiling fixtures and crumbling shelving with 250 hand-painted ceramic vessels. Through Jan 2015.

Graduate Fine Arts Department Assistant Matthew Carter ’10 MFA has a solo show hellequinharlequinclown at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles , through August 23.

Alumnus John Weston ’07 MFA is one of three artists in the exhibition May Contain Explicit Imagery at CB1 Gallery in L.A. through September 7. The exhibition is curated by alumnus and  faculty member Tucker Neel, (’07 MFA).

In Los Angeles on July 18, in honor of Nelson Mandela Day, alumnus Kent Twitchell ('77 MFA)'s mural of the late South African leader was unveiled at the Berlin Wall Monument, across the street from LACMA.

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