• 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. 


Artists' Books Pathfinder

Artists' Books

What is an Artists' Book?
Simply stated, artists’ books are works of art in book (or book-like) form (more)

Artists' Books Collection at Otis College of Art and Design
Many of the books in the Otis Artists' Books Collection can be viewed online. Circulating artists' books can be found in the main book stacks at N7433.4 (more)

Videos of and about Otis Artists' Books Collection
Short videos (more)

Resources about Artists Books
Books in the Otis Library about artists' books are found in 7433.3 and N7433.35 (more)

History of Books
Books about the history of books are found in Z4-6593  (more)





Design, Structure, and Bindings
Books about typography and bookbinding are found in Z232-271 and N7433.3 (more)

Zines, Artists' Serial Publications, and Mail Art
Books about zines are in NC968 and N7433.3 while books about mail art can be found in N6494 M35  (more)

Pop-Ups and Altered Books
Pop-up books that circulate can be found in TT870.2; books about how to make pop-ups are nearby at TT870. Books about altering existing books can be found in TT896.3  (more)

Books about making books can be found in Z271 (more)

Contemporary Presses
Books about individual printers, shops or presses are in  Z232 and N7433.3 (more)

Organizations, Institutions, Exhibitions (view)

Suppliers (view)