• 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.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


Ramon Tejada

Jul 16, 2014
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Ramon Tejada

Graduate Graphic Design Alumnus

Graphic Design USA selected Ramon Tejada MFA '13 as one of its designers to watch for 2014. Tejada lives in Brooklyn NY, and is currently a Senior Designer at The New School. He also creates designs, collateral and digital/social media consulting, as studio He earned degrees from Wheaton College, and Bennington College (MFA) before attending Otis. He also makes work as part of US, a decentralized collective in LA, NY, and Austin, Texas. He was born in the Dominican Republic, and raised in NY, but has lived all over the USA and Europe.

Photo by Paula Giraldo
(source: GDUSA, January 2014)

Parsons SCE Yield Publication
Parsons SCE Yield Publication — 2014
Publication for Graduate Admissions, Parsons School of Constructed Environments

Parsons Summer Programs
Parsons Summer Programs — 2014

Publication for Parsons Summer Programs (SPACE)

Posters Without ME — 2013

Posters Without ME — 2013
self initiated printed/digital project as part of an artist residency at the Amsterdam Grafische Atelier Posters that are installed (BW posters) are display as part of the Ficciones Typograkia project by Erik Brandt in Minneapolis.


Pecha Kucha June 2013

Otis MFAGD Pecha Kucha — 2013
Poster for the Graduate MFA program, Otis College of Art and Design

Work of Ramon Tejada

Us is a de-centralized design studio that specializes in social, curatorial, and collaborative projects & workshops.

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