• 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 January and February 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January — February 2008

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



In January 2008 Graduate Fine Arts inaugurated the HOLE-IN-THE-WALL GALLERY located in the El Segundo Campus and directed by graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON. The first exhibition features the work of Otis senior FLORA KAO, titled "Lines of Desire." The exhibition ran from January 14 to February 29, 2008.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT had a three-person exhibition "je préférerais ne pas…" curated by Michèle Lachowsky & Joël Benzakin at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels, Belgium from 17 January – 23 February 2008.   KNIGHT also has a solo exhibition called COLD CUTS curated by Michèle Lachowsky & Joël Benzakin at Espai d' art contemporani de Castello, in Spain from January 25 to April 27, 2008.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums JACOB MELCHI'03 and JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 were included in LA- A Select Survey of Art from Los Angeles, curated by Cathy Stone and David E. Stone at The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento from January 10 through February 24, 2008.

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 gave a lecture on game controller hacking and did video mixing at the MG fest in Chicago from January 15-January 21, 2008.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 had a one-person show called "Die, My Dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!" at Sea and Space Explorations in Los Angeles from January 12 -Febuary 2, 2008.

Alum KATHRIN BURMESTER '07 was included in the group show People at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York from January 17 to February 23, 2008.

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS was in SOME PAINTINGS: THE 2007 LA WEEKLY ANNUAL BIENNIAL curated by Doug Harvey at Track 16 Gallery from January 12, 2008 - February 16, 2008. Two articles including CAROOMPAS'S work in "Some Paintings" have appeared in LA Weekly, January 11-17th, and January 18-24th editions.  CAROOMPAS also appeared in the January Issue of Artillery Magazine's "Roll Call." 

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS participated in the group show "Apocalypse Yesterday" curated by David Pagel from January 22 - February 22, 2008 at Claremont Graduate School Art Gallery.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was in "The Future of Nations: Patriot Acts" curated by Linda Pollack from January 24 to March 28, 2008 at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. A detail of her most recent painting, "Devil's Rejects", was featured in the LA Times Calendar (The Guide)on January 24th, 2008.,1,4107244.story?

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 has a solo exhibition titled Half an Inch of Water and I Think I’m Gonna Drown at Steven Wolf Gallery in San Francisco from February 7 - March 15, 2008.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE '05 wrote, voiced, and produced 'Ghost Train', which aired on Tuesday, January 29th 2008 on The Amy Radio Show, broadcast from Vienna, Austria in conjunction with Image and the City on 94.0 FM and also available on the web.  With alum TERRA KURODA '06 he wrote, performed and produced the show entitled "The Future is Over" which is found on his website at and

Alum VALERIE TYMOCZKO '04 installed two temporary public sculptures called "Proposition to Fly" at Santa Monica Airport Park. The exhibition will be up for 6 months.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 has a one-person show called elsewhere / ailleurs at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff in Paris, France from February 8 to March 29, 2008.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 is showing his work at Paulina Miller Gallery in Arizona from February 1st to March 21st 2008.

Grad CHIP MCDANIEL is in the group exhibition "Monotypes: Art Under Pressure" at USC Hillel Art Gallery from February 10 to March 7, 2008.

Alum ED GOMEZ is showing his work in AMERICANista from March 1 - 30, 2008 at LA Artcore Brewery Annex.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON will show her video work in "Digital Media" taking place in Valencia, Spain  between April 17  and May 18 2008.

Grads MELISSA HERRINGTON, ALEX KROLL AND BARRY OSBOURN had their MFA solo shows in the Bolsky Gallery in January and February.

The STATION Collective (comprised of Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE '07, LORENZO HURTADO-SEGOVIA '07, ADAM MARS '07, TUCKER NEEL '07, and JOHN WESTON '07) will have an exhibition at EL NOPAL PRESS (109 W 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013) from March 13th through April 13th 2008. Opening Reception Thursday March 13th, 5-9pm. In conjunction with the exhibit, Station is also publishing a portfolio comprised of one work by each of the five artists, in an edition of 25.

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