• 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.

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


Graduate Writing Book List

Fall 2012 Graduate Writing
Mandatory Book List for Students Registered in the Following Courses

CRN 30738 WRIT 650A — Seminar in Literary Translation — Guy Bennett
Biguenet, Schulte (Eds.) Theories of Translation Univ. of Chicago Press 226048713
CRN 30739 WRIT 750A — Literary Seminar — "OULIPO" — Douglas Messerli
Harry Matthews, Alastair Brotchie (Eds.) Oulipo Compendium Atlas Press 0-9743554-3-7
Harry Matthews The Journalist Dalkey Archive 978-1564781659
Tom La Farge 13 Writhing Machines Vol.1 Administrative Assemblages Proteotypes 978-0-9800001-8-1
Tom La Farge Vol. 2 Homomorphic Converters Proteotypes 978-0-9800001-9-1
Tom La Farge Vol. 3 Echo Alternators Proteotypes 978-0-9827234-1-8
Georges Perec Life A User's Manual David R. Godine 978-0879237516
Walter Abish Alphabetical Africa New Directions 978-0811205337
Jacques Roubaud The Great Fire of London Dalkey Archive 978-1564783967
Raymond Queneau Exercises in Style New Directions 978-0811207898
Gilbert Sorrentino Gold Fools Green Integer 978-1892295675
Ian Monk Family Archeology Make Now Press 978-0974355412
Jacques Jouet Mountain R Dalkey Archive 978-1564783301
Italo Calvino Invisible Cities Harvest Books 156453800
CRN 30740 WRIT 750B — Literary Seminar — "Political Fictions" — Peter Gadol
Ward Just Jack Gance Mariner Books 978-0395856024
Joan Didion Democracy Vintage 978-0679754855
Joan Didion Political Fictions Vintage 978-0375718908
Norman Mailer Miami and the Siege of Chicago NYRB Classics 978-1590172964
Anonymous Primary Colors Random House 978-0812976472
Philip Roth I Married a Communist Vintage 978-0375707216
Milan Kundera The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Harper Perennial 978-0060932145
Yan Lianke Serve the People! Grove 0802170446
JM Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians Penguin 978-0143116929
Talbo and Marcos The Uncomfortable Dead Akashic Books 978-1933354897
Curtis Sittenfeld American Wife Random House 978-0812975406
CRN 30741 WRIT 750C — Literary Seminar — Dennis Phillip
Nicholas Piombino Contradicta: Aphorisms Green Integer Books 978-1933382487
Doug Kearney The Black Automaton Fence Magazine, Inc. 978-1934200285
Jacques Roubaud Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House, Guy Bennett translator Green Integer Books 978-1933382531
Mohammed Dib L.A. Trip: A Novel in Verse, Paul Vangelisti translator Green Integer Books 978-1615549276
Laura Mullen Dark Archive Univ. of California Press 978-0520268869
Luxorious Opera Omina, Art Beck translator Otis Books/Seismicity Editions 9780984528967
Martha Ronk Vertigo Coffee House Press 978-1566892056
Cole Swenson Gravesend Univ. of California Press 978-0520273177