• 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

  • 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.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


Graduate Fine Arts

Taylor Tschider ('11 MFA) Solo Exhibition at 2A Gallery

In 2013, Taylor Tschider ('11 MFA) had a solo exhibition, I Think We're Alone Now at 2A Gallery in Los Angeles CA.

Alex Kroll ('08 MFA) Solo Exhibition Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Alex Kroll ('08 MFA) had a solo exhibition, The Sky on the Floor at Fredric Snitzer in Miami FL. The exhibition ran April 10 to May 10, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Alums Featured in seeMag, issue 2

Graduate Fine Arts Alum, Shiva Aliabadi ('13 MFA) and Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia ('07 MFA) were featured in seeMag, issue 2

Made in LA includes alums and faculty member

Alumni Michael Frimkess (MFA '57), Kim Fisher (MFA '98), and Juan Capistran ('99) are three of 35 artists whose work is selected for the summer 2014 "Made in LA" Biennial at the Hammer Museum. Also included is work by Faculty member Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction.

MFA Alum Michael Brunswick exhibition

Review featured in LifeInLA of Michael Brunswick's ('07 MFA) solo exhibtion 79th Organ at Gusford Gallery. LifeInLA-Review

Tasha Moore writes "Painting is alive and well at the Gusford Gallery. In light of the hotly contested issue regarding painting’s relevance in the 21st century, artist Michael Brunswick contributes refreshing visual dialogue with his first solo show at the gallery."