Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Exhibition Catalogues

Ben Maltz Gallery Catalogues

Exhibition catalogues are available for sale in the Ben Maltz Gallery, via mail, and on Amazon.com where noted in listings below.
For questions and mail-order inquiries please contact galleryinfo@otis.edu.
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Shipping is free for up to two catalogues and up to ten brochures; larger orders will be charged shipping.
Discounts are available for book sellers, colleges and libraries, please inquire at galleryinfo@otis.edu.


Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty (2015)

Ralph Bacerra Catalogue Cover

Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty (2015) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 136 pages / 60 color plates / 10.25 x 12.25 inches
ISBN-13: 978-0-930209-41-4
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design
Description: Published in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty at Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, September 26 - Decemeber 6, 2015. The first retrospective to document the eye-dazzling ceramics of Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008), a Los Angeles-based artist known for his innovative approach to surface design and embellishment, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist's finest pieces - dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.
Exhibition curator: Jo Lauria
Exhibition dates: September 26 - December 6, 2015
Introduction by: Jo Lauria | Essays by: Jeannine Falino, Hollis Goodall, Christy Johnson
Contributions by: Garth Clark, Elaine Levin, Frank Lloyd, Keith Miller, Don Pilcher
Designer: Amy McFarland / Editor: Karen Jacobson / Printer: Typecraft, Inc.


Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books (2014)
Binding Desire

Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books (2014) / Electronic book / Free
Available as: iBook (Opens in iTunes/iBooks 250MB)  PDF (43MB)  Page Reader (Opens in pop-up)
iBook / 157 pages / ISBN 0-930209-34-6
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
iBook designed by: Sheldon Forbes
Exhibition curators: Cathy Chambers, Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: January 25 - March 30, 2014
Introduction by: Meg Linton, essay by: Kathleen Walkup
Description: Group exhibition of selected artists books from the Otis Artists Books Collection. Exhibition info


Alison Saar: STILL... (2012)

Alison Saar: STILL...

Alison Saar: STILL... (2012) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 46 pages / 35 color plates / 7 X 10 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-33-9
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curator: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: August 18 - November 17, 2012
Introduction by: Meg Linton; Essay by: Dr. Barbara Thompson; Poems by: Harryette Mullen
Description: Solo exhibition of recent work by Alison Saar including four never-exhibited works made during a residency at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and six new bronze and mixed-media sculptures. Exhibition info


Meticulosity (2012)

Meticulosity

Meticulosity (2012) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 76 pages / 35 color plates / 7 X 10 inches
ISBN 978-1477407028
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton and John David O'Brien
Exhibition dates: April 28 - July 7, 2012
Introduction by: Meg Linton; Essay by: Meg Linton and John David O'Brien; Poems by: Guy Bennett, Dennis Phillips, Martha Ronk
Description: Group exhibition of 11 Southern California based artists and 3 poets who work in genres ranging from painting to installation and ceramic and digital formats. Artists: Tanya Batura, Hilary Brace, Eileen Cowin, Linda Hudson, Gegam Kacherian, Sandeep Mukherjee ('96), Ross Rudel, Linda Stark, Arthur Taussig, Elizabeth Turk, Samira Yamin. Poets: Guy Bennett, Dennis Phillips, Martha Ronk.


Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building (2011)

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's BuildingFrom Site to Vision: The Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building and From Site to Vision: The Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture (2011)
2 Volume Book Set / $55 / Available for purchase on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Doin' It in Public / Softcover / 192 pages / 7x10 inches / ISBN 978-0-930209-22-3
From Site to Vision / Softcover / 420 pages / 7x10 inches / ISBN 978-0-930209-23-0
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Book design by artist Susan Silton
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton and Sue Maberry
Exhibition dates: October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012
Doin' It in Public Essays by: Vivien Fryd, Cheri Gaulke, Alexandra Juhasz, Jennie Klein, Michelle Moravec, Jennifer Sorkin. Foreword by Meg Linton. Editors Meg Linton and Sue Maberry.
From Site to Vision Essays by: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Betty Ann Brown, Theresa Chavez, Cecilia Dougherty, Sondra Hale, Jennie Klein, Michelle Kort, Lucy R. Lippard, Bia Lowe, Laura Meyer, Michelle Moravec, Kathleen A. Walkup, Terry Wolverton. Editors Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton.

More information on Doin' It in Public exhibition website


Broodwork: It's About Time (2011)

Broodwork: It's About Time

Broodwork: It's About Time (2011) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 40 pages / 35 color plates / 7 X 10 inches
ISBN 978-0930209308
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn
Exhibition dates: April 30 - June 11, 2011
Introduction by: Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn
Description: An exhibition that explores what family life can provide to creative professionals. A project of BROODWORK, the cross-disciplinary inquiry surrounding the integration of creative practice and family life founded by curators Iris Anna Regn and Rebecca Niederlander. The curators defined, named and now investigate the practices and output of this previously unspoken vanguard community.


Phyllis Green: Splendid Entities (2011)

Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green

Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green (2011) / $25
Softcover / 60 pages / 35 color plates / 10.25 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-21-6
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Tim Christian and Jo Lauria
Exhibition dates: January 18 - March 19, 2011
Essays by: Tim Christian & Jo Lauria, Doug Harvey, Sue Spaid
Description: Solo Exhibition of 25 years of sculpture by Los Angeles based artist Phyllis Green


Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition... (2009)

Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition...

Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition... (2009) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 60 pages / 35 color plates / 10.25 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-19-3
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: October 1 - December 12, 2009
Essays by: Meg Linton, Mickalene Thomas, Travis Somerville
Description: Solo Exhibition of recent painting, sculpture, and installation by San Francisco based artist Travis Somerville


3 Solo Projects: Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, Carrie Ungerman (2009)

3 Solo Projects 2009 Catalogue

3 Solo Projects: Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, Carrie Ungerman
(2009) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 40 pages / 15 color plates / 7.5 x 8.25 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-18-6
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery; sponsored by Pasadena Art Alliance
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: April 18 - June 13, 2009
Essays by: Meg Linton, John O'Brien
Description: Three Solo Exhibitions of site specific installations by three Los Angeles based artists Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, and Carrie Ungerman


Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria (2009)

Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria

Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria (2009) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 64 pages / 37 color plates / 10 x 7.75 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-17-9
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: October 11 - December 6, 2008
Essays by: Meg Linton
Description: Solo Exhibition of site-specific painting installation by Los Angeles based artist Mark Dean Veca


Superficiality and Superexcrescence (2009)

Superficiality and Superexcrescence

Superficiality and Superexcrescence (2009) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 104 pages / 25 color plates / 10 x 7.75 inches
ISBN 978-0-911291-34-6
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery; Initiated and sponsored by Fellows of Contemporary Art
Exhibition curated by: Christopher Bedford, Kristina Newhouse, Jennifer Wulffson
Exhibition dates: June 27-September 12, 2009
Essays by: Christopher Bedford, John Welchman, Jennifer Wulffson
Description: Group exhibtion of 13 Los Angeles-based artists on subject of surface in contemporary Southern California art.
Artists: Amy Adler, Rebecca Campbell, Marcelino Gonçalves, Lia Halloran, Salomón Huerta, Elliott Hundley, Kurt Kauper, Elad Lassry, Blue McRight, Joel Morrison, Kori Newkirk, Tia Pulitzer, and Catherine Sullivan


Nancy Chunn: Media Madness (2008)

Nancy Chunn: Media Madness

Nancy Chunn: Media Madness (2008) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 62 pages / 53 color plates / 11.875 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 0-930209-15-X
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: April 14 - June 23, 2007
Essay by: Parme Giuntini, Meg Linton, and Marco Nocella
Description: Solo survey of work by New York based artist Nancy Chunn, from 1980s to the present.


Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon (2008)

Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon

Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon (2008) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Hardcover / 76 pages / 56 color plates / 8.75 x 10.25 inches
ISBN 0-930209-16-8
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: April 19 - July 25, 2008
Foreword by: Meg Linton
Essays by: Nancy Doll, Meg Linton
Description: Solo exhibition of recent work by Southern California artist Keith Puccinelli.


Don Suggs: One Man Group Show (2007)

Don Suggs: One Man Group Show


Don Suggs: One Man Group Show (2007) / $20/ Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 93 Pages / 79 color plates
10 x 7.5 inches
ISBN 0-930209-39-7
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition co-curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery and Doug Harvey, Artist and Art Critic Exhibition dates: April 14 - June 23, 2007
Foreward by: Meg Linton
Essays by: Paul Vangelisti, Nevin Schreiner, and Doug Harvey
Description: Solo exhibition features work spanning Don Sugg's aesthetic investigation over a 38-year period.
 


Joan Tanner: On Tenderhooks (2006)

Joan Tanner Catalogue

Joan Tanner: On Tenderhooks
(2006) / $20/ Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 53 pages / 48 color plates / 10 x 7.5 inches / ISBN 0-930209-12-5
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curator: Meg Linton
Foreward by: Meg Linton
Essay by: Michael Darling / Interview with artist by: Julien Robson
Description: Solo exhibition comprised of large-scale installation created by Southern California artist Joan Tanner. Using raw materials like Blister-Pac, corrugated plastic paneling, galvanized metal, air-duct filters, plywood, industrialized coating, light and video, Tanner assembles a precarious environment to tackle the visual paradox of architectonic order and disintegration—ordering to achieve perfection and humankind’s inability to escape imperfection.
 


Shahzia Sikander: Dissonance to Detour (2005)

Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander: Dissonance to Detour
/ 2005 / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 55 pages / 39 color plates, 7 black and white / 10 x 8 inches
ISBN 0-930209-10-9
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: September 24 - November 12, 2005
Foreword by: Meg Linton
Essays by: Meg Linton
Description: A solo exhibition of new paintings, video animation, and a site-specific mural by Shahzia Sikander.


Robert Williams: Through Prehensile Eyes (2005)

Robert Williams

Robert Williams: Through Prehensile Eyes
/ 2005 / $5 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover, staple bound / 12 pages / 15 color plates / 9 x 7.5 inches
ISBN 0-930209-09-5
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: May 14 - July 30, 2005
Essay by: Meg Linton
Description: The exhibition and catalogue feature work spanning Robert Williams' career from 1985-2004.


 
Large-scale installation created by Southern California artist Joan Tanner, curated by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery. Using raw materials like Blister-Pac, corrugated plastic paneling, galvanized metal, air-duct filters, plywood, industrialized coating, light and video, Tanner assembles a precarious environment to tackle the visual paradox of architectonic order and disintegration—ordering to achieve perfection and humankind’s inability to escape imperfection. - See more at: http://www.otis.edu/ben-maltz-gallery/past-exhibitions-2006#sthash.d5wer...

Patrick Hogan (2000)

Patrick Hogan Catalogue

Patrick Hogan (2000) / $10 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Soft cover / 56 pages / 27 color plates / 10 x 8.5 inches / ISBN-13: 978-0930209056
Produced by Otis Gallery in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of the same title, featuring works spanning Patrick Hogan's career from 1968 to 1986.
Curated by Anne Ayres and Roy Dowell. Exhibition dates: Otis Gallery: December 9, 2000-February 24,2001 / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah: March 21-May 5, 2001
Essays by Anne Ayres and Peter Schjeldahl / Introduction by Roy Dowell / Reminiscences by Tom Knechtel, John Sonsini, and Benjamin Weissman