• 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


Press Releases

Feb 03, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 03, 2016 Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the findings of the 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region with a special... More
Feb 03, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 03, 2016  Otis College of Art and Design students partnered with voter education platform SeePolitical to empower voters by providing key ballot and process... More
Jan 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Department presents a lecture by cultural critic Hilton Als: Diane Arbus in Manhattan, February 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Los... More
Dec 08, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA - The BFA Fashion Design program at Otis College of Art and Design gives students direct access to top designers in the industry. This year Todd Oldham and MTA, Uniqlo, Prairie... More
Nov 20, 2015
LOS ANGELES – November, 2015 – Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the exhibition Performing the Grid, to be held January 23 – May 15, 2016. A... More
Nov 02, 2015
Ranked sixth in the nation out of 1,275 colleges and universities, Otis College of Art and Design comes right after Harvard in The Economist’s new ranking system, focused on the difference an... More