• 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


The Art of Getting There

Video games. Fine art. Two mediums usually considered worlds apart.

Enter Journey . A first person, online adventure that bridges the gap. A game that doesn’t hinge on shoot ‘em up or brute violence tactics. Instead, it is an interactive parable. A quest not only to reach a destination, but also to discover who you are as well as your place and purpose.

The visual world of Journey came from Otis Digital Media alumnus Matt Nava. Nava decided to move away from the hyperrealism prevalent in gaming today. Instead, he built a world of creativity and imagination—where imagery became the narrative and aesthetics the emotion.

The game has landed on almost every “best of” gaming list imaginable. It became the fastest-selling game on PlayStation Network in North America and even won a Grammy nomination—a first for video games. The game was a hit, but beyond the commercial and critical reception, it is clearly ammunition in the battle to establish games as legitimate art.

At Otis, the lines between disciplines are blurred—your studies in fine arts and digital media can become one stunning experience—allowing you not only to compete in the cultural landscape, but also to shape it.

Learn more about Digital Media at Otis



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