• Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • 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.


Jeunes Talents Exhibition

Please contact Margaret Reeve (310) 665 6957 for inquiries.

FRENCH CITIES AS VIEWED BY LOCAL ARTISTS: Accomplished Students from Otis Depict Modern France Through Photography
Jeunes Talents

Jeunes Talents 2009 Exhibition Opens March 27 in West Hollywood

WHAT: Eight talented art students were invited to spend ten days in four vibrant French cities –Biarritz, Lyon, Montpellier and Antibes.  Two of the students chosen are from Otis.  Amanda Keller Konya and Tasha Moore are both Master of Fine Art candidates at Otis. 

Based on their experiences in France, the young artists were asked to produce a series of photographs representing their feelings and personal understanding of the regions that they visited. Their best work will be displayed in West Hollywood at a group exhibition titled, Jeunes Talents (or “Young Talents”) 2009.

WHO: A joint initiative of Maison de la France and the French Cultural Services in Los Angeles, with participation by three Los Angeles-area art colleges: Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Otis College of Art and Design, in addition to Loyola University, New Orleans. Sponsorship provided by Air Tahiti Nui, Rail Europe and FLAX, France Los Angeles Exchange.

WHERE: Louis Stern Fine Arts, 9002 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069  

WHEN: Jeunes Talents opens to the general public on Friday, March 27 and runs through April 11, 2009.  Gallery hours
Tuesday - Friday, 
10:00am -  6:00pm;
 11:00am - 5:00pm.  (A VIP and press opening is set for Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 8pm.)


Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at
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