• 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


January 2014

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Alum KATY THOMA ‘13 has an installation "Bathroom" at 6114 Venice from January 11 to February 15, 2014.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 was in the group exhibition One for the Road, Hudson Link, at the Pacific Design Center suite B215, on January 31, 2014.

Alum SRIJON CHOWDHURY ‘13 is in the group show Fictions at Klowden Mann Gallery from February 1st to March 15, 2014.

Alum BRIAN RICCI ‘12 showed his work in LAUNCH during the LA Art Show 2014 from January 16-19, 2014.

Grad SWEET SAMSON is showing her work in WET PAINT at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, from January 13 to February 15, 2014.

Grad KATY COWAN ‘13 has her MFA solo exhibition TOGETHERERS, in the Bolsky Gallery from January 27th - January 31st, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her videos in a Virtual Memorial Milan, Jaffa, and Timisoara, January 25-27, 2014. Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

Alum KATY COWAN ‘13 has a solo exhibition Lean-Twos at ltd Gallery los Angeles from 21 January - 22 February

Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE ‘07, STEVEN BANKHEAD ‘01, EDITH BEAUCAGE ‘10, LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA ‘07, and MICHELLE WIENER ’08 will be in Love is in the Air at CALVIN PHELPS'03 2A gallery from February 9th, 2014-to March 9, 2014.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 had a solo exhibition "nothing is plural: paintings" at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco from January 4 - February 1, 2014

ESPLA, a project and book by grad RACHEL WOLFE is featured in and on the cover of the current VIA Publication, which can be purchased at LACMA, MOCA and specialty bookstores in LA and Chicago.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI had her MFA thesis exhibition Material at the Bolsky Gallery from February 4-11, 2014

Grad REBECCA TULL YATES presented her graduate thesis exhibition: SELF-TITLED at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from January 21st - 25th 2014

The Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio and LGT! Curatorial present LA n CV, a survey show of Los Angeles area artists including alum SHIVA ALIABADI ‘13, and alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, Curated by Mike McLain from February 6th to February 28 2014.

Alum MATTHEW CARTER ‘10 and BRIAN RICCI ‘12 were in the exhibition and fundraiser C-Note at Jaus Gallery on January 24-25, 2014

ANNETTA KAPON’S PROXY Gallery hosted the one-person exhibition "Fall" by alum REGINA HEROD '13 from January 1-31, 2014.

Otis Grad Fine Arts had a booth in Photo LA January 14-21, 1014 at the LA Mart. It hosted the work of grads BRYAN BANKSTON, JANET DANDRIDGE, RACHEL WOLFE, DAVID DEL FRANCIA, CRISTY BALTEZORE and MARCELA GOTTARDO.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON had his MFA thesis exhibition The Art of the Portrait in the Bolsky Gallery from January 13-22, 2014.

Alum SHIVA ALIABADI will be in a group show MAS (Ltd. Ed) in San Francisco on Saturday, February 8th.This is the continuation of MAS Attack 2 from the Torrance Art Museum. Curated by ARTRA.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 will be in a group exhibition Heat: Taste Changing Condiments on Thursday March 13 at the Chinese American Museum LA. The show will be up until the summer.

Alum TERRY NORTON WRIGHT ‘11 had an exhibition, performance and book launch STATE OF THE UNION on February 1, 2014 at the Custom Hotel, Westchester. For the exhibition and publication she collaborated with Graduate Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums SHALINI SANJAY PATEL ‘12, BRIDGET KANE ’12, KARMA HENRY ’10, CHAD MARTH ‘12, ELENA ROSA ‘12, MELISE MESTAYER ‘11, ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09, TAYLOR TSCHIDER ‘11, and BRANDY WOLFE ‘12.

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