• 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 November 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November 2012

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

Alum ALEX DONIS’S ‘94 work Floating World will be exhibited at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library from November 13, 2012 though January 18, 2013.

Alum JANET JENKINS ‘94 exhibited her work in the group exhibition Organic/ Synthetic, at the Glendale College Art Gallery, from September 22 to November 10, 2012. Curated by JANET JENKINS.

Grad Faculty and Assistant Chair ANNETA KAPON showed her video My German Vocabulary in A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012 at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival in Poland from October 25-30, 2012.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one person exhibition The Florist, The Loquat and Yes at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles from November 18, 2012 – January 6, 2013. Kroll’s interview Abstraction And Nature with Kyle Fitzpatrick was published Los Angeles I’m Yours on November 12, 2012.

Paris-based artist JEFF GUESS completed a two week residency as a guest of Otis GFA dept. from November 4 to November 18. His residency was partly supported by Ceci n’est pas… a project initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in association with the Institut Français, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angeles.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 had a one-person exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in November 2012.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 participated in CRITOLOGY, curated by Ron Laboray at the Pacific Design Center at B255 from October 13 to November 15, 2012.

Sandberg alum ARNAR ASGEIRSSON ‘12 was selected for the 2013 Otis/Sandberg Residency Exchange Fellowship. He will be at Otis March 1 to May 1 2013, while SCOTT RABY ‘12 will be in Amsterdam at the same time.

The Mexicali Biennial of 2013 is curated by alums ED GOMEZ and LUIS HERNANDEZ. It will take place at the Vincent Price Art Museum from January 19 to April 13, 2013 and it includes alums SERGIO BROMBERG’10, HELEN CAHNG ‘05, MATTHEW CARTER ‘10, MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and FLAVIA MONTEIRO ‘12.

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