• 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. 

  • 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.


Past Artists and Designers

Laura Owens and Edgar Bryan, 2012 Fine Arts Distinguished Visiting Artists in Painting

Edgar Bryan

Edgar Bryan

Edgar Bryan, born in Alabama, received a BFA from the School of the Art Inst of Chicago and MFA from UCLA. He has shown his work internationally and in L.A. at Regen Projects. He was an illustrator in the United States Air Force for five years, and his work is influenced by classical portraiture and still-life. In his paintings, he reinterprets these genres with a casual approach, using reoccurring motifs of vinyl records, bicycles, and other details of everyday life.

Laura Owens
Laura Owens

Like Bryan, Owens had a rigorous training in drawing, including copying master works. Her large-scale layered paintings combine thin washes with thick impasto. A recent solo show was at Bonn’s Kunstmsueum, and she has exhibited widely internationally. She shows her work at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, N.Y.

Sohrab Mohebbi, 2012 Distinguished Visiting Curator in Fine Arts

Sohrab Mohebbi

Mohebbi is a writer and curator currently based in L.A. He has curated projects for the Queens Museum of Art; Cabinet, N.Y.;  Center for Curatorial Studies, N.Y.; and Bidoun Projects. He received the 2011 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His writings have been published in Bidoun Magazine, where he is a contributing editor, as well as e-flux journal, Modern Painters, Universe-in-Universe, and La Vanguarida. Mohebbi was the 2010 curatorial fellow at Queens Museum of Art, and received an MA in curatorial studies from Bard College, and a BFA in photography from Tehran University.

Nader Tehrani and Sharon Johnston, 2011 Donghia Designers in Residence

Nader Tehrani of Office dA and Sharon Johnston of JohnstonMarklee led a week-long master class in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors and presented a public lecture. The Angelo Donghia Foundation supports this program annually. Past designers include Eva Maddox, LTL Architects, Xavier Vendrell, and Shashi Caan.

Nader Tehrani and Sharon Johnston

Helios House, a joint project by Office dA and JohnstonMarklee, is a sustainable gas station in L.A,, with roof solar panels and recycled glass mixed into its concrete floor. Within the site, water, heat, energy, lighting, and material systems are all built to maximize sustainability and energy efficiency.

Ruby Neri and Adam Silverman, 2010-11 Boardman Artists in Residence

Adam Silverman

Adam Silverman, Studio Director of Heath Ceramics, L.A., studied architecture, art and design at RISD. After moving to L.A.,he practiced architecture, started a clothing company, and in 2003 became a professional potter. His ceramics company is Atwater pottery.

Ruby Neri

Ruby Neri comes from a long line of traditional figurative sculptors. As founding member of the Mission School, she collaborated with notable San Francisco graffiti artists. In the late 1990s, she moved to Los Angeles, and concentrated on sculpture.


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