• 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

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing is a multi-talented team that collaborates with the campus community to share the news, achievements, events, and distinctive stories of Otis College of Art and Design across all media platforms. Our aim is to present a clear, unified message of the college's mission and successes to the campus community, prospective students, alumni, donors, visitors, the greater Los Angeles community, and beyond. We provide strategy, direction, and production for a multitude of web-based, digital, and print projects. We can also engage or recommend outside vendors to meet a department's more specific needs or timeline. 

For questions or to start a project with us, review the contact list below. 


Jeffrey Perkins

Vice President of Communication and Marketing

Office: (310) 665-6857 Send email

Creative Services

We manage Otis' visual identity and maintain design standards in print, digital, and video representation. Our team can provide creative direction and communication strategy, visual design, and print supervision for your project.

Anne Swett-Predock
Creative Director

Office: (310) 665-6897  Send email

Sean Yoon
Graphic Design/Production Assistant

Office: (310) 665-6957  Send email

To initiate all printed material, advertising, and promotional content, please prepare a Publications Design Form and contact the Creative Director.


Web Services

We assist the Otis community in developing and refining its web and online presence, manage the Otis website, and ensure best practices. Our team trains department users and can provide guidance and production for departmental microsite redesigns.

Ryan Senese
Web Developer Manager
Office: (310) 665-6933 Send email

John Mandeville
Web Developer
Office: (310) 846-2619  Send email


Digital Content and Media Relations

We increase the community’s engagement with the College through social media, media relations, and premium digital content. Our team creates and curates content that promotes the college and can help you expand your social reach, feature your faculty and alumni, create a media relations plan, and produce press releases. 

Rachel Moreau

Communications and Marketing Writer
(424) 207-3755  Send email


Office Coordination

We ensure that operations and customer service are of the highest standard for the Otis community and well as independent contractors and vendors. 

Ivette Aguilar

Administrative Assistant
Office: (424) 207-3761  Send email


General Inquiries

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Communications Resources

Documents (Style Guide, Forms, Templates, etc.)

Logos (Images in various formats)

Media Kit (Otis Fact Sheet, high-res Press Images, etc.)

Office Signage Request Form (Pdf)

Publication Design Request Form