• 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


Campus Practices

Campus Practices

  • All Goldsmith Campus trash is sent to a materials recovery facility, where a percentage of all campus waste is recycled and/or reused.
  • Lighting is 100% efficient ballast & T8 / T12 efficient fluorescent tubes.
  • Hand dryers in Ahmanson/Galef reduce paper waste.
  • Non-emergency lighting is controlled by timers, pressure controls and motion sensors.
  • The Ahmanson HVAC system is a highly efficient "VAV" (Variable Air Volume), and fan drives are variable speed with a computer-controlled environmental thermostat.
  • The Galef HV/HVAC system uses "smart" thermostat control.
  • Ahmanson's stainless steel water tower heat exchanger is highly efficient.
  • Galef building design is based on green principles with solar efficient exterior building "Low E" glass.
  • Ceramic kilns are energy efficient and firing takes places at night during "low peak" usage.
  • Ahmanson elevators are computer controlled and use an efficient "smart" system.
  • Goldsmith uses a solvent wash station and rag recycling service.
  • Faculty/staff carpooling is encouraged through incentives.
  • Eco-friendly packaging choices are offered at the café.
  • FSC certified recycled paper and printing are used in College publications.
  • Heat generated by Otis' computer system is used to heat the Ahmanson building in cold weather.
  • Technical Services uses bio-degradable products whenever possible.
  • TSS collects hazardous waste and disposes of it in an environmentally appropriate fashion.


A short video about Athens Recycling Services:

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