• 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


Continuing Education Course

From Debate to Create

Imagine a world where creative artists advocate and educate to improve or eliminate such global issues as hunger, war, and poverty, or better yet, advocate for cultural participation in world affairs at the United Nations. In this course, artists and arts advocates develop creative proposals through socially engaged multi-disciplinary performance pieces about social issues such as those being addressed in the Model UN (The Model UN Program simulates activities in the General Assembly of the United Nations at colleges throughout the world). The goal of the course is to provide a context for artists to demonstrate the importance of the arts in solving conflicts. In a culminating, celebratory day of debate and performance, artists and audience come together to examine these creative proposals, through a structure of debate, caucus, collaboration, presentation, and voting. Course includes a special guest lecture. Course participants may also have an opportunity to take part in the Model UN at a university in Southern California in 2014.

Prerequisite: None (recommended for artists of all disciplines)

First class materials: $20 lab fee payable to instructor at first class meeting (Covers snack and meal during culminating debate and performance event)

Meets Weds., 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 & 11/20; plus one Sat., 12/7, from 1:00-9:00pm

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XDEV1032
Meetings: 7
Credit Hours: NC
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