• 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 and December 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2008

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


Alum MATT MACFARLAND'S '03 "The Lost Artworks (insufficient edition)" was in a one-person online exhibition at Light & Wire Gallery from November 1 - November 30, 2008.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 participated in Conventions and Attitudes, curated by Karen Atkinson, that was part of Exchange Rate 2008, an international performance exchange taking place on the evening of Nov. 4 (Election Day) at Remy's on Temple. The show traveled to New York with the HABEAS LOUNGE project that was be featured in the CUNY Graduate Center Art Gallery in the days preceding and following the election. 

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and MELISSA HERRINGTON '08 were both selected as a team by the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam to represent Otis in the second Otis-Sandberg residency exchange fellowship in March and April 2009.

Alums ROB FAUCETTE '05 and ULYSSES JENKINS '79 were in a group exhibition during the Inglewood Open Studios on November 8th 2008.

Alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 participated in the video festival Time is Love curated by Kisito Assangni at Galerie Ocrobre in Paris on November 8, 2008.

Alum CHRIS OATEY'S '06 work was featured in "Transporting a Visual Texture" in NY Arts Magazine in November/December 2008. OATEY also received an Artist's Resource for Completion grant from the Durfee Foundation in the 3rd quarter of 2008.

Alums TERRA KURODA 06, HELEN CAHNG '05, MICHELE CHONG '06, TOM NORRIS '02 and COURTNEY STRICKLIN '06 each had Solo Shows at Sea and Space Explorations from November 29th - December 7th, 2008.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 showed his work in First Friday, at Paulina Miller Gallery in Phoenix AZ, from November 7 to December 28, 2008.

Delusionarium 4 is an exhibition of 24 artists spread throughout three Los Angeles galleries. It is the 4th installation of a series of nomadic group exhibitions organized by alum JESSE BENSON '03. Alums MOLLY COREY '01 and STEPHEN BANKHEAD '01, participated in Zero Coupon at Circus Gallery from December 13 to January 17, 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 did performance in "One Day Arty Show" on Saturday, December 13th, 2008 at Gallery Summer Fish in Seoul, Korea.

Alums TUCKER NEEL '07 and MICHELLE WIENER '08 showed their "If I do what you tell me will you love me?" a collaboration, at Samuel Freeman Gallery from Dec.16, 2008 - Jan. 31, 2009

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 Into the Wild will be published in the NY Arts January - February 2009 print edition.

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