• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • 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. 


Graduate Fine Arts

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Zackary Drucker

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

Alumna Zeal Harris Begins Residency at Santa Monica's Camera Obscura

Artist Zeal Harris ('07 MFA Painting) -- whose work tackles "diffuclt realities" in a colorful style -- began her stint as the Camera Obscura Art Lab's new Studio Artist-in-Residence in Santa Monica this month, City officials said.

During her tenure, which ends November 12, Harris will explore "the impact of police violence on interpersonal relationships" in a series of workshops and narrative paintings she plans to create, organizers said.

Green Circle

"Join us for the New opening of Metamorphosis to Catharsis II; "GREEN CIRCLE"." 

Sunday.July.24 (6-9 P) Otis College of Art and Design - Back Gallery Space (10445 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232)

Curator: Shirin Bolourchi 
Artists; Marjam Oskoui, Jeff Knowlton, Elizabeth Medina, Zachary Roach, Delbar Shahbaz, Heejung Choi, Atia Shafee, Stephen Anderson, Foroozan Shirghanii, Shirin Bolourchi
Poster: Pouya Jahanshahi

MFA Exhibition - Now What?

Graduate Fine Arts presents

Now What?

Class of 2016 Final MFA Exhibition  


Family and Friends Night Celebration: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Meena Nanji

Of Indian heritage and born in Kenya, Meena Nanji is a film/video maker who has produced, written and directed award-winning documentaries, experimental videos and narrative fiction shorts. She has been a juror for many grant-giving organizations, and has contributed as a curator, panelist and writer for film/video events around the world. Her work has been recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, among others. She is a founding member of GlobalGirl Media, a non-profit media training organisation for young women.

MFA Thesis Exhibition - Rear Window

Rear Window

Kristin Moore
Thesis Exhibition
Feb 16th-19th, 2016


Thursday, Feb 18th, 6-9PM

Bolsky Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045 

Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Whitney Bedford

Bedford received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennale and received a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin in 1999. She has had solo exhibitions at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; Cherrydelosreyes Gallery, Los Angeles; D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York; Art Concept, Paris, and Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand.
Whitney Bedford is represented by Susanne Vielmetter and Weiss Berlin.

Catalogue: short films by Dana Berman Duff

Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

Alumnus Matt Carter Selected As an Artist to Watch

Alumnus and Graduate Fine Arts Dept. Asst. Matthew Carter ('10 MFA) has been selected by as a young artist to watch.

Carter's current solo show at Luis de Jesus in Culver City closes on October 17.