• 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 July and August 2009

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July  August 2009

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


2009 alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 were in "Mostly Sculpture (damn it)" at Samuel Freeman Gallery from July 11 to August 29, 2009.

2009 Alums NINA LAURINOLLI, BRIAN MARRIER and ANA RODRIGUEZ took part in MFA Conversations Part II curated by Marla Koosed at I-5 gllery at the Brewery from July 17 to September 11, 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will show her work in "Personal/Political" at the Center for Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece, from September 11 to October 23, 2009.

Alum MICHELLE WIENER '09 was in West Coast Drawings VIII, a show running concurrently at Coplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City and at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA  from July 11 – August 29, 2009. Curated by Norman Lundin.

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 work was the subject of a centerfold of "The Wilds: Study No. 4, 2008" in the magazine "Bear Deluxe" Issue 29, Summer 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 had a solo show "Rolling a Ball” of installation, performance and sculpture work on the three floors of Art Space of the Arts Council in Seoul, Korea from August 5th - August 23th, 2009. There was an Artist/Curator Talk on Thursday, August 20th 2009.

Graduate Professor and Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON was a resident fellow at Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, CA, in August 2009.

Alums MICHELLE CHONG '06, HELEN CAHNG '05, DREW DUNLAP '06, and TERRA KURODA '06 showed their work in Home Grown, New Art from Los Angeles and Berlin, a group exhibition organized by Short House in cooperation with artillerie in Berlin, Germany, from 21 August to September 12, 2009. 

Alum HELEN CAHNG '06 was the curator of the film series PASSION FRUIT SURPRISE! at Sea and Space Explorations during  August 12, 19 and 26, 2009. CAHNG also curated the THE 2ND (NON-ANNUAL) EVERYONE'S A CURATOR SCREENING on August 23 at The Building in Berlin.

Alum JOHAN THURFJELL '01 had a one-person exhibition titled Conclusion at Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm from 28th August - 4th October, 2009.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ '09 took part in Wet Paint: Ten Young LA Painters at Steve Turner Contemporary from August 18 to August 29, 2009

Grad TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT is showing her work at the 2009 National Juried Exhibition at the Sylvia White Gallery from August 22nd - September 12, 2009.

Alum ALEX KROLL '08 will show his work in "Seasonal Pictures" at ACME gallery from September 12 to October 10, 2009.
Alum WHITNEY STOLICH '04 had a feature article on her series Land Above/Sky Below and Third Space published in the Summer 2009 issue of the online photography magazine "Untitled Magazine," pp.33-48.  See

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 will have a one-day solo show on Sept 12 2009, during the September Kamikaze shows at Post Galllery Los Angeles.

2009 Otis-Sandberg Exchange Fellow RENEE VAN TRIER wil represent Otis at the 2009 GLAMFA exhibition at CSULB from August 31 to September 9, 2009.


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