• 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



Student Life


All new students to Otis College of Art and Design will need to attend the Registration/ Advising event. On this day you will receive Academic Advisement for classes, complete online registration, set up your e-portfolio and take your photo ID. The Registration/ Advising event dates are held in January for the spring admits and July and August for the fall admits. Students should make sure to sign up to take the English Placement Assessment prior to selecting a Registration/Advising date.


Step 1  Select a Registration/Advising date

You will need to select a Registration/Advising date with your Admissions counselor. After you have selected a Registration/Advising date, you will receive an email confirmation from the Registration Office regarding your arrival time

and group assignment.


Step 2  Attend the Registration/Advising Event

You will arrive on campus in January, July or August (depending on when you will admit to the college) for the Advisement/Registration event during your assigned group arrival time that was emailed to you by the Registration Office.


Step 3  Advisement by Studio and Liberal Studies Department

On the day of the Advisement/Registration event, you will receive academic advisement by your studio and department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department.


Step 4  Registration

After you have been advised by both your studio department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department, you will register for classes online in a designated computer lab. Once you have successfully completed online registration you will be able to print out your schedule of classes.


Step 5  E-Portfolio Set-up

After you have successfully completed your online registration, you will set-up your e-portfolio in the designated computer lab.


Step 6  Photo ID

At the end of the day, after you have completed all of the steps above, you will

take your Otis student photo ID.