• 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 07, 2011
LOS ANGELES – February 7, 2011 – The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Otis College of Art and Design to support “Doin’ It In Public: Feminism and Art at... More
Jan 28, 2011
On view October 1, 2011 through January 28, 2012 Retrospective on the Pioneering Work of Feminist Artists, Art Cooperatives at the Los Angeles Woman’s Building from 1973-1991 Exhibition and... More
Jan 26, 2011
Santa Monica Place Bob Mackie Art Coppola LOS ANGELES - (January 26, 2011) - Otis College of Art and Design announced today the distinguished recipients of its annual art and design... More
Jan 24, 2011
Otis College of Art and Design Presents the 2010-2011 Donghia Designers-in-Residence WHO: Nader Tehrani of NADAAA and Sharon Johnston of Johnston Marklee are the 2010-2011 Donghia Designers-... More
Dec 03, 2010
Kerry Walk Randall Lavendar Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2010) – Otis College of Art and Design has appointed Dr. Kerry Walk as Provost. She will join the College on May 2, 2011.... More
Nov 02, 2010
  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... More