• 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


Public Practice

Recommended Websites

Community Arts Network -- "Promoting information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based art"

inSite05 -- Network of contemporary art programs and commissioned projects that map the liminal border zone of San Diego-Tijuana.

Public Art Fund -- New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces

Public Art in L.A. -- Huge resource created by Ruth Wallach for the USC Libraries covering every aspect of the city's public art.

Public Art Review -- Journal focused on exploring the many dimensions of public art. Complete run in the Otis Library.

Public Art Web Links

Browsing the book stacks

HM   Sociology
HN   Social history and reform movements
N430-435   Art museums and the public
N6494 I56   Installation art
N6494 B63; NX456.5 P38; NX600 P47   Performance art
N8825+   Public art
NA9050.5-NA9053+   Public architecture, public space
ND2550+   Mural painting
NX180 A77   Artists and community
NX180 P64   Arts in relation to politics
NX180 S6   Arts in relation to society, culture
PN4193 I5   Storytelling

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