• 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 March and April 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter March — April 2008

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


Grads CHARLES MCDANIEL, LINDSEY JACKSON and MICHELLE WIENER had their MFA exhibitions in the Bolsky Gallery in March  and April.

The Grad Fine Arts Hole-in-the-Wall Gallery is now showing the work of KATHRIN BURMESTER '07.

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD has a solo show called Battery at Circus gallery in L.A from April 5 to May 10 2008. The exhibition was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the LA Times on April 25, 2008.

Alum MERCEDES GERTZ '01 was in a two-person show called Fairy Tale at Talento Arte Visual in Polanco, Mexico from April 10 to April 30, 2008.

Alum SCOTT SHELDON '07 is in the group show Interactions: Armory Artists and their Art at the Armory in Pasadena from april 13 to June 15, 2008. the exhibition is curated by Lorraine Cleary Dale.

Alum TAMASHA WILLIAMSON '99 is in the group exhibition Disinhibition: Black Art and Blue Humor, at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago from April 13 to June 22, 2008. The show is curated by Director of Education Blake Bradford.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 has work in the exhibition Die Insel des zweitens Gesichts / L'illa de les Dues Cares, which is an exchange project between artists from Spain and Germany from April 11 to May 16, 2008 at Deichtorcenter in Hamburg, Germany and at Espai Ramón Llull, Palma de Mallorca in Spain. DEHNEL also showed her work with gallery Esther Woedehoff (Paris) at the Art Fair Art Cologne in April 2008.

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER, recipient of a 2008 C.O.L.A INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP IN VISUAL ART will be showing her work from MAY 16 to JULY 13, 2008 at Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery.

Winner of the first Otis-Sandberg Residency Exchange fellowship SOJUNG KWON '07 is curating an exhibition in Kunstvlaai 7 from May 11-18, 2008 at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Participants in the exhibition are SOJUNG KWON '07, KATHRIN BURMESTER '07, ANTONY CARFELLO '09, ERIC MEDINE '06, CHRIS OATEY '07, MATT WARREN '09, and BREE YENALAVITCH '

Alum CHIP MCDANIEL '08 will show his work in Resurrection (A New Look at Old Photographic Processes) at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR from May 2 to May 31, 2008. The show was curated by Laura Moya.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON participated in the group exhibition:  “Digital Media,” in Valencia, Spain, April 17-May 18.

Alums ED GOMEZ ’03 and LUIS HERNANDEZ '03 took part in the exhibition:  “Esta loco, pero no es pendejo (He’s crazy, but he ain’t stupid,” at Raid Projects, The Brewery Complex, April 5-26 2008.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’07 was in “Drawing L.A.,” at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA, from May 10-June 14 2008.

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