• 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. 

  • 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.


Newsletter November and December 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2006

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



Grad SO JUNG KWON was invited to present a New Media performance work at the First Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media'caat the University of Reno, Nevada from November 9 to December 15, 2006.


Kuratorisk Aktion (alum TONE NIELSEN)  and NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, have launched  the Rethinking Nordic Colonialism documentation on DVD and Website. Both document the rich body of aesthetic and theoretical reflections generated during the exhibition project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, which took place in Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Finnish Sopmi earlier this year.


Grad NATALIE HENDERSON-ALTON and four other artists involved with organizing last summer's Super/Sonic exhibitions wrote an article-interview for'caNY-Arts Magazine, Nov. Dec. 2006. 


The group exhibition Alternate Routes at Sam Francis'caGallery at Crossroads School that includes the work of alum ERIC MEDINE was reviewed by Peter Frank in LA WEEKLY's Pick of the Week Nov. 10-16, 2006.


Grad TAMI DEMAREE'S one person show was the Artforum critic pick "


Graduate faculty ROY DOWELL is in an exhibition at the Palmer Museum in Pennsylvania called Couples' Discourse, currently on view.  He is also finishing his work for MetroLink station in Canoga Park scheduled for completion December 15, 2006.


Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON was awarded a four-month artist residency (Jan-April 2007) and one-person show at CAMAC, Marnay Sur Seine, an art center near Paris, in France.


Grad MICHI COLACCICO'S work will be included in the group exhibition "ACCESS: A Feminist Perspective" at Rhonda Schaller Studio in Chelsea, NYC, from JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 10, 2007.


The work of alum CHRIS OATEY will be shown in a three person show at See Line Gallery in Santa Monica from December 16 to January 27, 2007.


Alum JESSE BENSON is in a two person exhibition at Wolf Suite Gallery in New Haven Connecticut from  December 14 to January 7, 2007.


Alums ANNIE BUCKLEY and MARY YOUNAKOF are in It Figures, curated by Christina Newhouse, at the Torrance Art Museum from January 13 to March 10, 2007.

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