• 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


Is Los Angeles America's Arts Supercity?

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

2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy to be Released Nov 10, Rocco Landesman of National Endowment for the Arts to Speak


WHAT: The Power of Art and Artists is the theme of the 2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region Presented by Otis College of Art and Design. The report, which includes a 5-year employment projection, investigates the direct and indirect economic impact of industries such as Fine and Performing Arts, Digital Media, Entertainment, Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Toy and Communications Arts. This is the fourth consecutive year that Otis College of Art and Design has commissioned this analysis and presented real numbers for the business of creativity in both Los Angeles County and Orange County. The 2010 report will first be released to the public at a special event on November 10 in downtown Los Angeles. The report will be accompanied by a policy brief, “Los Angeles: America’s Artist Super City,” commissioned by the Center for Cultural Innovation.

With an introduction by Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College of Art and Design, the report and its new findings will be presented by Dr. Nancy D. Sidhu, vice-president and chief economist in the Kyser Center for Economic Research of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp (LAEDC). This presentation will be followed by a discussion plus question-and-answer session moderated by James Canales, president and CEO of the James Irvine Foundation. Guest speakers are Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Ann Markusen, economist, professor and director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute on Public Affairs. Event sponsors (to date) are the James Irvine Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs - City of Los Angeles, The Castle Press, toy maker Mattel and athletic footwear/apparel company NIKE.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentations

WHERE: Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles CA 90012

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Open to the public, especially to business, cultural, civic, legislative, philanthropic, educational, and community leaders, as well as artists, designers and other creative professionals. Cost to attend is $25 until Oct 29, $50 thereafter and $15 for Otis College Alumni. Additional information and registration available at

MEDIA CONTACT: Sheri Mobley 323 668-0874;



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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