• 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


Otis College Presents LTL "Design Trajectory" Lecture

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


Principals of Award-winning Architecture Firm and the
Otis 2009 Donghia Designers-in-Residence Speak at MOCA

WHO: The principals of New York-based architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis are the 2009 Donghia Designers-in-Residence at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

LTL is an innovative, award-winning architecture partnership founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis. LTL Architects received the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Architecture from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. In addition, LTL was included in the 2000 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt and was selected in December 2000 by Architectural Record as one of ten firms representing a “Vanguard in Contemporary Architecture.”

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis are co-authors of two books, the monograph Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and Situation Normal....Pamphlet Architecture #21 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998).

WHAT: Otis College presents a lecture on interior architecture by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. This lecture was made possible through a generous donation from The Angelo Donghia Foundation, and organized by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design, with Linda Pollari, Chair.

The partnership between Otis and the Angelo Donghia Foundation began in 2008 with the first Donghia Designer-in-Residence award presented to Eva L. Maddox of Perkins + Will | Eva Maddox Branded Environments™. The program’s goal is to introduce internationally renowned and award-winning design professionals to Otis students and the greater Los Angeles interior design community. The Donghia Designer-in-Residence awardees, selected for their contemporary and innovative work, are principals of their firm or senior designers in a large firm who are committed to teaching future designers.

WHEN: Thursday, September 24
Lecture: 7:00pm Reception: 8:30pm

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
250 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

The lecture is free and open to the public. Additional information available at or by calling 310 665-6867.

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PRESS CONTACT: Sheri Mobley (323) 668-0874

About Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL): LTL actively pursues a diverse range of work, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to interior architecture to competitions. LTL's approach is to realize inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials. The firm's work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally. LTL has successfully designed and managed large-scale institutional building projects while achieving a high level of design excellence. In the fall of 2004, LTL completed Bornhuetter Hall, a 48,000 square ft. residence hall for the College of Wooster. Most recently, the firm has completed the design phase for Arthouse at the Jones Center, a contemporary arts center in Austin, Texas scheduled for construction in 2009. Other built work includes offices for New York University's Strategic Assessment, Planning and Design Department and a renovation of the public spaces at Brown University's BioMedical Center. A 5,500 square ft housing complex for New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development was completed in April 2007. Awardwinning restaurant designs in New York City include Xing Restaurant, Lozoo Restaurant, Fluff Bakery, Dash Dogs and Tides Restaurant. The firm actively engages sustainable practices and has produced the acclaimed exhibition designs for The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design at the National Building Museum and Ten Shades of Green, commissioned by the Architectural League of New York.

About The Angelo Donghia Foundation: Angelo Donghia created The Angelo Donghia Foundation, Inc., in January 2001 to help educate, encourage and inspire future designers. This not-for-profit foundation provides support for two distinct areas: the advancement of education in interior design; and the discovery of causes and methods of treatment for AIDS and its related diseases.


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