• 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


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Current Collections

Otis History: Past and Present
Otis History: Past and Present

Selections from the Otis historical archives. Covers 1918-present day

Artists' Books
Artists' Books

Collection of about 2,000 artists' books in the Otis Library Special Collections

Lab Press Collection
Laboratory Press Books

Artists' books created by Otis students on the Otis Lab Press.

Woman's Building Image Archive
Woman's Building Image Archive

1500 images originally created as part of the Getty Faces of L.A. Project.

Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive
Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive

Information about current and past exhibitions, including catalogs, images, press releases, and more

Faculty Work
Faculty Work

Images by artists and designers who teach at Otis.

Alumni Work
Alumni Work

Collection of images of work created by Otis alumni. Includes images from exhibits and archives.


Collection of recordings on EPs and LPs that have been transferred to CD. Includes lectures, performances, poetry readings, early electronica, and audio art.


Digital Database for Teaching and Learning; Images for classroom projection and study. For Otis Community only. (MDID2 software)

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