• 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

  • 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.


February 2014



Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Grad AMANDA KELLER KONYA '09 had a one-person exhibition Heist at Cal State University Northridge West Gallery from February 15 to 27, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI '13 was featured in issue 23 of the magazine Fabrik in the article Emergent Presence by Artra curatorial.

Alum KIM FISHER '98 is in the exhibition Dirty Kitchen at The Modern Institute in Glasgow, Britain.

Alum ELENA ROSA '12 was awarded the 2014 FEITELSON / LUNDEBERG ARTS FELLOWSHIP which comes with  $5000.00 and a solo exhibition in the project room of LAMAG from May 4 – June 15, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON is included in Forms of the Formless, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China, December 28, 2013 to February 1. Curators: Marlena Donohue and Michael Suh. Katy Cowan Marcela Gottardo Bryan Bankston.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON showed his MFA thesis exhibition THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT at the Bolsky Gallery from February 13th – 22nd 2014.

Alum AMANDA KATZ '12, DREW DUNLAP '06,MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, SHIVA ALIABADI '13 and grads ALLISON PECK will take part in TIP THE WINK, Curated by Short House at the Institute of Jamais Vu in London, Britain, March 8 -March 23, 2014. The exhibition is part of Project LOLA, an exchange among fourteen artist-run spaces in Los Angeles and London.

LA n CV is a survey exhibition of contemporary LA area artists curated by Mike McLain at Coachella Valley Art Center from February 15 to February 23, 2014. It includes alums SHIVA ALIABADI '13,  and MATTHEW CARTER  '10.

Grad MARCELA GOTTARDO had her MFA Thesis Exhibition a descoberta in the Bolsky Gallery from February 24 to March 6, 2014.

Grad DAVID DEL FRANCIA participated in the group exhibition INTERSTICE curated by Rachel Adams and Rob Greene at 308 at 156 Project Art Space in New York from February 19 to March 14, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI '13 departed on March 1 for Amsterdam, where she will spend two months as a resident artist at the Sanberg Institute. Concurrently, Sandberg alum JURGIS PASKEVICIUS arrived on March 1 to spend two months as a resident artist at Otis' Grad Fine Arts department.

Alum KIM FISHER '98 and grad KRISTY BALTEZORE (WITH KCHUNG) will participate in Made in LA 2014 at the Hammer Museum opening on June 15, 2014.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 will be part of THE 2014 WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL on March 9 in Brooklyn, NY

Alum JACOB MELCHI '03 showed his work in Katy Krowe and Jacob Melchi: Paintings at 1227 2nd st.Santa Monica from february 27 to April 18, 2014.

Grad ANDREW K. CURREY had his MFA thesis exhibition The Guards in the Bolsky Gallery from March 9 to March 18, 2014.

KCHUNG (with grad KRISTY BALTEZORE) are the 2014 artist in residence at Thank You for Coming in Los Angeles.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad at the Ben Maltz Galleryfrom April 12 – July 27, 2014

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON'S work will be included in the group exhibition entitled "Reconstruct" at Art Merge Lab at the Pacific Design Center from March 18 through April 25, 2014

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