• Otis College’s Fine Art Department presents:

    “How to Live?”

    Otis College of Art and Design
    Undergraduate Fine Arts Critic-in-Residence, 2016 – 2017


    7:30pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016
    In Otis College's Goldsmith Campus Forum
    Free and open to the public

  • Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • 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.


March 2014


Compiled by Annetta Kapon


Art Merge Lab presents Reconstruct, a group exhibition featuring grad BRYAN BANKSTON, from March 18 ­ April 25, 2014.

Alum AMANDA KATZ '12, DREW DUNLAP '06, MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, SHIVA ALIABADI '13 and grad ALLISON PECK took 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.

Grad ANDREW CURREY had his MFA thesis exhibition IN DEFENSE at the Bolsky Gallery from March 9 – March 18, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition New Paintings and Sculptures at Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York from April 3 to May 3, 2014.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY'S '03  second edition of her photos "Hybrids"  can be found on the site of the DeSoto Gallery

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 did a lecture and performance at Occidental College on March 6, 2014.

Grad BRYAN BANKSTON participated in the groupd exhibition RECONSTRUCT at Art Merge Lab in Los Angeles from March 18 - April 25, 2014

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 and grad ANDREW K. CURREY were part of THE 2014 WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL on March 9 in Brooklyn, NY

Graduate faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN participated in the Group Exhibition: CHERUB curated by Andrew Berardini and Brian Kennon at 2nd Cannons ( from March 22 - May 10, 2014.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her work in Inside the Quad (Freeway Studies #2) at the Ben Maltz Gallery from April 12 to July 27, 2014.

The work of Graduate Faculty JOHN KNIGHT is the subject of the book John Knight published by the MIT Press October Files in February 2014. Edited by André Rottmann with texts by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Anne Rorimer, Alexander Alberro, and Birgit Pelzer.

Grad AMANDA KATZ had her MFA Thesis exhibition Ideal Conditions in the Bolsky Gallery from April 26, to April 29, 2014.

What's Your Favourite Idea? is an exhibition of British artists organized by The Institute of Jamais Vu and Short House at the Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles from March 31st - April 5th, 2014

SUSANA RODRIGUEZ had a one person exhibition Lines of Escape at the Proxy Gallery March 1-31, 2014

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her work in On Seeing Online organized by alum ANNIE BUCKLEY '03 at the Huffington Post

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and alums BRIDGET KANE '12, SHALINI SANJAY PATEL '12,  LISA OXLEY '12, CALVIN PHELPS '03,  participated in Micol Hebron’s (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project at For Your Art on view March 29­–April 25.  

Alum JOE SOLA '99 has a one person exhibition, American Sex Room and other Works at Blackston Gallery in New York from Apr 6th - May 18th, 2014

KATHRIN BURMESTER has a one person exhibition at the Proxy Gallery April 1-31, 2014.

Alum KATY COWAN with Scott Cowan have an exhibition FIFTH WALL at Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles from April 11 to April 30, 2014.

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