• 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.

  • 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. 


Newsletter Juy 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter July 2012

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


GFA Faculty KORI NEWKIRK is in the Group Exhibition No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert at BLUM & POE gallery from July 14 - August 25, 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Chair, ROY DOWELL¹s billboard version of his piece, untitled #1008 is currently on display on the east side of La Cienega Blvd between Venice and Washington Blvds. This is a part of the Made in L.A. 2012 exhibition on view at the HAMMER Museum until September 2nd. The billboard was on view for the month of July.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER participated in the group exhibition All I Want is a Picture of You at Angles Gallery from July 14 ­ September 1, 2012.

Graduate faculty and assistant chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her video in  A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012 - at META House - Cambodian-German Cultural Centre Phnom Penh /Cambodia from July 12 to 15 2012

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE¹s Œ07 solo exhibition at Charlie James Gallery was reviewed in the LA Times by Leah Ollman on June 21, 2012.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE Œ03 had a solo exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery from July 7, 2012 ‹ August 11, 2012

Alum MATT CARTER¹s Œ10  work will be included in the Mexicali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum  that will take place  from January 19 to April 13, 2013.

As part of Made in LA, graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS with alums ELENA ROSA Œ12 and SOJUNG KWON Œ07 performed in the Venice Beach Biennial from July 13-16, 2012.

Alums MICHELLE CHONG Œ06, HELEN CAHNG Œ05 and DREW DUNLAP Œ06 had a three-person exhibition Based On a True Story, at Koh-i-noor, in Copenhagen Denmark from July 6 to 8, 2012.

Boom LA. 2012 is an exhibition highlighting artworks of all media from current and recent MFA graduates from invited Southern California institutions, including 2012 Otis Grad Fine Arts alums CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW, BRIDGET KANE, LISA OXLEY, SHALINI PATEL, ELENA ROSA, TAMMY VO, BRANDY WOLFE, BETHANY WRAY and RODD ZINBERG.  July 27 - August 24 organized by  den contemporary at the Pacific Design Center Blue Building in suites B215, B222, B257, B261, and B273.

Alum WENDY GIVEN¹s Œ02 work is included in 31 Women in Art Photography 2012, curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein at Hasted Kraeutler in New York from July 26 to August 17, 2012

Alum CHRIS OATEY Œ06 showed his work in Random Interference: Saskia Jorda and Chris Oatey, at Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ from August 17-Sept 8, 2012.

Alum TUCKER NEEL¹s Œ07 323 Projects hosted In-Phone-Tainment with Amy Radio sponsored by Girl Friend Beer from August 3 ­ August 31, 2012.

Alum JACOB MELCHI Œ03 will showed his work in the group exhibition Paper, at George Lawson Gallery from August 8 to September 1, 2012.

Grad faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS¹ Meditation on Plaid will be in the journal Material issue #3 <>
The first launch will be in Berlin at the Motto bookstore on August 11th, 2012.


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