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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Ron Athey.  Read more about the artist here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?


Bolsky Gallery

The Bolsky Gallery is primarily dedicated to student exhibitions. Undergraduate Fine Arts students curate and mount exhibitions during the fall semester, and the Graduate Fine Arts students exhibit their work in the spring. Please see the calendar for a current listing of upcoming exhibitions and events open to the public.

Hours and Location:

Bolksy Gallery, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 846-2614

Hours: Tue-Fri 10am–5pm; Thu 10am-7pm; Sat–Sun 12–4pm

Spring 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

on the roof

May 5 - May 30, 2015

Opening Reception
May 9, 10am - 9pm
May 10, 10am - 2pm


Soo Yun Jun

March 26
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm


Sean Cully

March 9 - 18, 2015

March 12
Opening Reception
6:30 - 9:00pm


Yasmin Than

March 3 - 7, 2015

March 5
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm


Delia Perez Salinas Tijerina

February 23 - 28, 2015

February 26
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm


Rachel Wolfe

February 16 - 21, 2015

January 31
Closing Reception
6 - 9:00pm


Kristy Baltezore

February 9 - 13, 2015

February 17
Video Release
9am - 5:00pm


Angie Kim

February 2 - 8, 2015

February 5
Opening Reception
6 - 9:00pm


Jamie Grace Davis

January 27 - 31, 2015

January 28

1:00 - 1:10pm, 220V.
1:15 - 1:30pm,  ___________ships.

January 31
Closing Reception
4 - 8:00pm

Mid–Residency MFA Exhibition 
January 12–24, 2015
Closing reception: January 24, 4-6pm


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Fall 2014 Exhibitions

November 25-8, 2014
(NOTE: Long run date due to holiday)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
6-8 pm


Enneagram is a group show of work by Fine Arts seniors.  Exhibting artists include Austin Mathews, David Klein, Veronica Marshall, Liliana Sanchez, So Jung Tak, Jose Zuniga, Lauren Bowering, Moshen Manzoor and Justin Wilson.

Double Positives
November 11-17, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6-9 pm


double positives

Double Positives is a group show of work by senior fine art majors.  Exhibiting artists include Constance Abram, Will Bengston, Alexia Bernal, Derek Corns, Samson Day, John Hourihan, Laura Lindlief, Chelsea McCarthy, Max Miles and Angelica Sanchez.

Guilty Pleasure
October 28 - November 3, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6-9 pm

guilty pleasure

Guilty Pleasure is a group exhibition of work by senior fine art majors.  Exhibiting artists include Corinne Bernard, Darienn Hesse, Derek Lugo, Glenn Araya, Jose Sanchez, Maia Lee, Natalie Rafisiman, Robert Moore, Seulki Seo, and William Blyth.

An Arranged Marriage
October 7 - 13, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6-9 pm

arranged marriage
An Arranged Marriage is a group exhibition featuring the work of Fine Arts seniors Sheri Chillingworth, Andrew Chung, Cinthia Lozano, Christina Mancinas, Kate Newman, Adam Papparotto, Nicolas Ramsey, Natalia Risheq, and Sara Sheridan.

Senior Group Show

September 9 - 16, 2014

Senior Group Show

Group exhibition of work by Fine Arts seniors.  Exhibiting artists include Constance Abram, Glenn Araya, Will Bengston, Alexia Bernal, Corinne Bernard, William Blyth, Laura Bowering, Sheri Chillingworth, Andrew Chung, Derek Corns, Samson Day, Darienn Hesse, John Hourihan, David Klein, Maia Lee, Laura Lindlief, Cinthia Lozano, Derek Lugo, Christina Mancinas, Mohsen Manzoor, Veronica Marshall, Austin Matthew, Chelsea McCarthy, Max Miles, Robert Moore, Kate Newman, Adam Papparotto, Natalie Rafisiman, Nicholas Ramsey, Natalia Risheq, Angelica Sanchez, Jose Sanchez, Liliana Sanchez, Seulki Seo, Sara Sheridan, Kimberly Tak, Justin Wilson and Jose Zuniga. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, September 9, 6-8 pm.

Summer 2014 Exhibition

The Bolsky Gallery features exhibitions of student work organized solely by students during the Fall and Spring semesters. It is programmed during the summer by the curatorial staff of Ben Maltz Gallery. A highly flexible space, the gallery displays a wide variety of work, and provides a professional laboratory for students to develop installation, curatorial and event-planning skills.


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June 28 - August 27, 2014
Variations of a Whole
A group exhibition of work from Otis Graduate and Undergraduate students

Opening Reception Saturday June 28, 4-6pm
With live music by The Small Steps, and a stencil workshop with Carol Zou celebrating Rosa Parks and transit-based activism

Artists in the exhibition: William Jon Bengtson (BFA Fine Arts), Alexia E. Bernal (BFA Fine Arts), Corinne Bernard (BFA Fine Arts), Derek Corns (BFA Fine Arts), Sean Cully (MFA Fine Arts), Janet E. Dandridge (MFA Fine Arts), Víctor Albarracín Llanos (MFA Public Practice), Laura Lindlief (BFA Fine Arts), Chelsea McCarthy (BFA Fine Arts), Angelica Sanchez (BFA Fine Arts), Yasmin Than (MFA Fine Arts), Rachel Wolfe (MFA Fine Arts), Carol Zou (MFA Public Practice)

Art school is a place where freedom of thought and self-expression flourish, where up-and-coming artists are given an opportunity to restructure codes and belief systems into their own culture. Variations of a Whole, curated by Otis alumna Jeseca Dawson (’12 Graduate Public Practice), combines the work of thirteen artists from both undergraduate and graduate programs in Fine Arts and Public Practice. The work is evidence of the students' exploration of ideas and materials, as well as their desire to manifest meaningful forms of self-expression.  It exemplifies artists in the process of finding their own voice as they investigate identity, experimentation, social responsibility, art theory and the tension between human and natural production.

Spring 2014 Exhibitions by Graduate Fine Arts degree candidates

ELEVEN works by the Graduate Fine Arts class of 2014, May 7 - 19. Opening Reception: Friday May 9, 6-9 PM. 

NESSLESSNESS work by Sweet Samson, April 27 - May 3. Opening Reception: Thursday May 1, 6-9 PM. 

Tied Tides and Small Shifts work by Allison Peck, April 14 - 19. Opening Reception: Thursday April 17, 7-10 PM

work by David Del Franica,  April 7 - 12. Opening Reception: Saturday April 12, 6-8 PM.

Ideal Conditions work by Amanda Katz, Thursday March 27, 6-10 PM. Poetry Reading and Reception: Saturday, March 29 6:30-8 PM

In Defense work by Andrew K. Currey, March 9 - 18, Opening Reception: Thursday March 13, 6-9 PM

a descoberta work by Marcela Gottardo, February 24 - March 6, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 6-9 PM

The Art of The Portrait work by Bryan Bankston, February 13 - 22, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6-9 PM

Material work by Shiva Aliabadi, February 4 - 11, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6-9 PM

Togetherers work by Katy Cowan, January 27 - 31,  Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, 7-10 PM

Self-Titled  work by Rebecca Tull Yates, January 21 - 25, Closing Reception: Saturday, January 25, 4 - 7 PM

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