• 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



Lecture by Tiffany Beamer, Partner, OLIN Los Angeles

Partner TIFFANY BEAMER leads OLIN’s Los Angeles studio. Her background in art and music inform much of her design ethos. She believes landscape should be immersive and experienced with all the senses. Her humanistic approach is evident in her designs working across a wide range of typologies including urban parks, cultural institutions, mixed use cityscapes, universities and federal campuses.

Donghia Designer-In-Residence Lecture Event by Bernard Khoury

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department

at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the 2015-2016


Bernard Khoury, founder DW5, Beirut, Lebanon.


Wednesday 16 March 2016
7:00pm Open Seating
7:30pm Lecture
9:00pm Reception


Ahmanson Auditorium

The George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture by Inaki Abalos

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.4 by IÑAKI ÁBALOS

Alumni Danny Phillips and Kim Karlsrud

Phillips ('08 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors) and Karlsrud ('07 Product Design) met when they were students, and star

Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors Students Win Lighting Design Competition

Last month, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors graduate and valedictorian Izzy Savage (’15) and rising senior Levina Djajadi won two of the three 2015 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition Undergraduate Awards. 

Otis at Dwell on Design 2015

Last weekend Otis College of Art and Design exhibited selected work of students from the departments of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors and Product Design at the Dwell on Design show. Product Design presented work from juniors and seniors ranging from tea cups to furniture, while A/L/I exhibited images of various students’ work that represented the department’s disciplines and curriculum.

Faculty Member Chava Danielson in Dwell Magazine

A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School

By Kelly Vencill Sanchez

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Student Design Team Wins First Place and $10,000

Last week Architecture/Landscape/Interiors junior Raymond Tran’s team won first place and $10,000 in the Southern California Chapter International Interior Design Association’s 2015 Student Design Charette.

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Senior Lecturer Greg Kochanowski Wins “Quality of Life” Award

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Senior Lecturer Greg Kochanowski, who is a senior associate with Rios Clementi Hale Studios, won a 2014 Quality of Life Merit Award.