• 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


Newsletter December 2012 and January 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter December 2012 and January 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE'S '10 exhibition Bidibidiba at CB1 gallery from October 13 -- November 11, 2012 was reviewed by by Shana Nys Dambrot in WhiteHot Magazine in January 2013.

Alum ADAM PENA '10 participated in the exhibition Venice 6112 at Venice 6114 organized by alum SERGIO BROMBERG on January 12, 2013. The show will stay up for a month to view by appointment.

Alum TUCKER NEEL’S '07 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 presents After The Tone by John BurtleDec. 6, 2012 - Jan. 12, 2013

Alum ALLISON SAAR '81 was named a 2012 USA fellow.

Otis Graduate Fine Arts faculty VANESSA CONTE organized the Group Exhibition Other Skinshowing the works of FLAVIA MONTEIRO, ANDREW K. CURREY, MARCELA GOTTARDO, ALLISON PECK, SHIVA ALIABADI, ESTEPHANY CAMPOS,SWEET SAMSON and REBECCA TULL from December 14th to December 17, 2012. at the Culver City Grad Studios.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 is the curator of Bridging Homeboy Industries at the Ben Maltz Gallery from January 2 to March 23, 2013.

Alum MATT WARREN '09 showed his drawings The Exiled Elite at 22 Smith Street Galleryin Guernsey, C.I. Britain, from Jan 5 through 7 2013.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI took part in Doing Pennants organized by Paul w. Evans at the Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles from January 12 to February 24, 2013.

Alum KIM FISHER has a solo exhibition Angus at International Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles from January 12 to February 16, 2013.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 will have an exhibition at Kunstverein Villa Streccius, Landau from March 16 - April 21, 2013.

Alum RAKSHA PAREKH '04 had a solo exhibition at LA Artcore Brewery Complex from January 3 to 27, 2013.

The Mid Residency GFA exhibition Snake Road took place in the Bolsky Gallery from January 14th - January 19th. It was curated by Alex Kitnick and included grads SHIVA ALIABADI // BRYAN BANKSTON // ESTEPHANY CAMPOS // KATY COWAN // ANDREW CURREY // JAMIE GRACE DAVIS // DAVID DEL FEANCIA // MARCELA GOTTARDO // MARISSA JOHNEN // ANGIE KIM // SOFIA LONDONO // ALLISON PECK // SWEET SAMSON

Alum ADAM MARS '07 had a solo exhibition, PUBLIC PRIVATES at Gusford Gallery in Los Angeles from FEBRUARY 8 - MARCH 23, 2013

The MexiCali Biennial 2013: Cannibalism in the New World opens January 19 to April 13, 2013 at the Vincent Price Art Museum, East LA CollegeThe exhibition is co-curated by alum ED GOMEZ ('03) and LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ('03), features the work of work of more than thirty-three artists and collectives working in a variety of media spanning painting, video, installation, performance and sculpture. Otis Grad Fine Arts alumni SERGIO BROMBERG ('10), HELEN CAHNG (’05), MATTHEW CARTER ('10) FLAVIA MONTEIRO '12 and MATT MacFARLAND ('03) were included.

Grad MARCELA GOTTARDO participated in Surreal Salon 5 at Baton Rouge Gallery in Louisiana from January 2 to 31, 2013.

Alums VERONICA SOTO '05 and ALEX KROLL '08 showed their work in Forms of Abstraction at the Irvine Fine Arts Center in Irvine, from January 12 to February 23, 2013.

Alum MELISE MESTAYER '11 is in the show Mine: Take What's Yours at Underline Gallery in NY from January 15 to February 24, 1013.

Grads BRYAN BANKSTON, SWEET SAMSON, KATIE THOMA, JAMIE GRACE DAVIS and REBECCA TULL showed their photography in the Otis booth of PhotoLA at Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium from January 19-21, 2013.

Alum CEDAR MILLER '11 had a show: Relative Permanence at JAUS Gallery from February 1 to March 10, 2013.

Grad FLAVIA MONTEIRO had her MFA exhibition Carne Viva at the Bolsky Gallery from January 21 to 27, 2013.

Grad REBEKAH HASEGAWA had her MFA exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery from January 28 to FEBRUARY 3, 2013.

Grad LISA OXLEY has her MFA exhibition TWELVE SIDELONG GLANCES at the Bolsky Gallery from FEBRUARY 6-9, 2013

ARTRA Curatorial Presented MAS: ATTACK [Mutual Appreciation Society] @ the LA Mart in Downtown L.A. On Saturday, January 26th, 2013 6-11pm. It included alums JACOB MELCHI '03, ALEXANDER KROLL '08, and BRYAN RICCI '12.

ROY DOWELL, Chair, Graduate Fine Arts and alum ALEX KROLL '08 will have a two person exhibition at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, FL from, February 9 - March 9, 2013. Both artists will have work in the Fredric Snitzer booth at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair at The Barker Hangar of the Santa Monica Airport from January 24 -27, 2013.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 showed her work Ramen Blues at Commonwealth and Council Gallery from February 2 – 16, 2013

Alum WENDY GIVEN '02 has work included in Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Artcurated by Mary Anna Pomonis at the Vincent Price Art Museum from February 9 to April 26, 2013.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 has a one-person show titled “Performing Methods” @ CB1 Gallery from Feb 24-March 31, 2013. He also curated the concurrent group exhibition “Performing Methods-in context”. Both shows open on February 24 and run until March 31st, 2013.

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