• 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


suzanne Lacy

Alumni and Faculty Exhibiting at LACMA

This summer don’t miss the work of several Otis College alumni and faculty at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

2015 Graduate Open Studios

2015 Graduate Open Studios

Visit studios and meet MFA students in Fine Arts and Public Practice.

Open to the Public. Free parking behind building.

KCET Artbound Features Graduate Public Practice's Antelope Valley Art Outpost

Antelope Valley Art Outpost: Building Community in the High Desert

By Evan Senn

Drawing Lessons with Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy and faculty member Andrea Bowers gained attention with their latest project, "Drawing Lessons," hosted at the Drawing Center in N.Y. for a week in March 2014. Andrea Bowers taught Suzanne Lacy how to draw while the two discussed feminisim across different generations. During the week-long project, they lived in tents in the gallery. Read the full article at and watch the video

Conversation with Carolina Caycedo, Dana Yahalomi and Suzanne Lacy

 Graduate Public Practice and the 18th St Arts Center present a conversation with
Carolina Caycedo, Dana Yahalomi and Suzanne Lacy about social and political
actions demonstrated in an art practice and public performance.
Dana Yahalomi is founder and leader of Public Movement, a performative
research body that stages public political actions; Carolina Caycedo is an
L.A.-based artist whose work engages the public, and Suzanne Lacy,
Chair of Otis' MFA Public Practice program, creates large-scale
public performances and installations.

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy in New York Times

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy's first public work in New York, Between the Door and the Street, presented by Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. took place on Oct 19 at Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hundreds of women gathered to explore some of the most compelling and provocative issues facing women today.

Graduate Public Practice

A profile of MFA Public Practice described by the Founding Chair Suzanne Lacy. Shows students and faculty at work, as well as some discussion about benefits of being in Los Angeles.

Celebrating Recovery

Graduate Public Practice students participated in the celebration of the birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous at downtown’s Cecil Hotel on Jan. 26. Collaborating with the L.A. Poverty Dept., students worked with with downtown artists to create a performance as part of the “Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere,” focusing on Skid Row.