• 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

  • 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.


Fashion Student Designs Available at Lane Bryant

Otis Fashion Students Help Design New Lane Bryant Collection
By California Apparel News

The fashion students at the Otis College of Art and Design had a special assignment last year:

Put together a collection of plus-size work outfits that will be sold at Lane Bryant stores.

The fashion students—whose classes are currently housed inside the California Market Center—came through and now the collection goes on sale Feb. 2 at the retailer’s website,, as well as at two Lane Bryant stores. One store is in the Del Amo Fashion Center near Los Angeles and the other is the chain’s flagship on 34th Street in Manhattan. The pieces sell from $54.95 to $119.95

Lane Bryant worked with a group of 12 students last year to collaborate on the work outfits. The retail chain’s consultants checked in with the students, starting with the initial design and fit process all the way to the final fashion show.

“This collaboration is an important step in our continuing mission to change the conversation regarding plus-size fashion,” said Linda Heasley, Lane Bryant’s president and chief executive. “Working with the future of fashion is incredibly inspiring, and I can’t wait for our customers to see what these talented individuals designed.”

As part of the program, Lane Bryant is contributing $10,000 to the Otis College of Design Scholarship Fund.



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