• 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.


Newsletter January and February 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January  February 2012

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

Alum ERIC MEDINE ‘06 showed some of his most recent JAVA projects at the Venice Lights fest ( on Thursday, Jan 19th during the Venice Art Crawl and MOMENTUM on Market St. from Pacific to Speedway.

Grad Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS will be doing/performing a new work: "Analog (Mostly) Among Nations" at the MAK Schindler House on February 10, 2012, (this work will also be performed at CAA, date to be announced) and she will be in the Exhibition, "Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstraction", March 8 to May 2012 at the Arts Club of Chicago.  "Breaking in Two", will be opening on Feb. 11 at the Arena 1 Gallery as part of PST. PETROPOULOS will be a guest professor at the New School in April 2012 for a workshop in performance.

“The Senior Discount,” alum JOE SOLA’S ’99 solo show was held in New York City at Blackston Gallery (October December 2011) and reviewed in Art in America.

Grad Faculty ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in a four-person exhibition at Lola Nikolaou Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece from March 8 to April 2, 2012.


Graduate Faculty JOHN KNIGHT'S work will be included in the Whitney Museum Biennial from March 1 through May 27, 2012.
Grad Faculty ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in the 22nd Photo Biennial of Thessaloniki, Greece from April to July 2012.

There is an extensive interview and article with photos with grad MATT LIFSON in the online

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 exhibited his work in Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like, from Feb 15 - March 17 2012 at George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles.

MELCHI ‘03 also showed in PAINTING (LOS ANGELES)- from January 19 to March 9 2012 at Another Year in LA, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles.

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 was included in the article, “Top 10 Moments of the Year in L.A. Art” by Catherine Wagley in the LA Weekly 12/22/11.

Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL will have a solo exhibition at GALERIA NINA MENOCAL in Mexico City from APRIL 10 – MAY 19 2012.

Alum TUCKER NEEL’S ‘07 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 Presented Volume by Brookhart Jonquil from January 20 – February 25, 2012.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 showed the new installment of her 343 Dresses: The Chromatic Convergence Project, at the Pacific Design Center in space B233, from January 26 through March 2, 2012. Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY reviewed the exhibition in the Huffington Post.

YOUNAKOF ‘06 also showed her project/performance SPECTRUM on Tuesday March 20 in The Dressing Room, space B239 at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood.

323 Projects and alum TUCKER NEEL ‘07 (323) 843-4652 announced the record release and performance for
OJO's Cave-Out (In Three Parts, All At Once) at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions on Thursday, January 26, 2012. 

Alum DANIELA CALANDRA ‘11 showed her work in the group exhibition Immigrant/Emigrant curated by Lara Bullock at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro from January 22 to April 20 2012. There will be an artist talk on March18, 2012.

Alum MELISE MESTAYER ‘11 was in a group exhibition titled 'Chasm of the Supernova' at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts from Feb 11 - March 15.

Alum LUIS HERNANDEZ ‘03 participated in the group exhibition “In the Dark” at the LA Mart 12th Floor from February 4 to March 31, 2012

Alum WENDY GIVEN ‘02 had a one-person exhibition Luminosis mori at Gallery Nationale in Portland OR from February 3 - February 26, 2012

Grad MATT LIFSON had his MFA thesis exhibition Smoke and Mirrors in the Bolsky Gallery from March 1, 2012.

Alum SUSAN HOROWITZ ‘00 participated in the two person exhibition Perspectives/The White City at Hennessey and Ingalls in Santa Monica from February 1 to April 21, and at the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara from March 11 to June 22, 2012.

Grad CHARLEY ALEXANDER had his MFA exhibition “Ripple” at the Bolsky Gallery from February 21  to February 25, 2012

“A Measure of Continuity” the MFA exhibition by grad MISAKI KANEKO was at the Bolsky gallery from February 15-18, 2012

Under the supervision of graduate faculty KATHRIN BURMESTER Grad students BRANDY WOLFE, BRIDGET KANE, and SHALINI SANJAY PATEL curated videos from Chapman students; and SRIJON CHOWDHURY, BRIDGET KANE, ELENA ROSA, and TAMMY VO were selected by students from Art Center to have their videos included in the program “  Forward Thinking: A Curatorial Roundabout” in the Media Lounge at the CAA Centennial Conference on February 22, 23, and 24th. The project was organized by Micol Hebron for the CAA Services to Artists Committee at the 2012 Centennial Annual Conference, Los Angeles.

Alums MATT CARTER ’10, CHARLEY ALEXANDER ‘11, and grad BRYAN RICCI were in the group exhibition IF YOU CAN’T FAKE IT, MAKE IT at Jaus Gallery from March 23 to May 6,  2012,  curated by JAUS Co-director Chris Tallon

The Hole-in-The-Wall Grad Studios Gallery currently features PUCKER, 2011, a work by alum CHARLEY ALEXANDER ‘11.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 showed her work at Wallspace at 607 la brea on Saturday March 3rd, 2012.

Grad TAMMY VO had her MFA thesis exhibition WHERE PLEASURE MOMENTS HUNG BEFORE at the Bolsky Gallery from March 1-3, 2012.


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