• 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


Past Fashion Design Mentors


Mary Jo Bruno
Disney Consumer Products
EleVen by Venus Williams
Halston with the Humane Society
Bob Mackie
Claire Pettibone (’89)
Heather Brown ('04) with Urban Outfitters
Cynthia Vincent ('88)
Western Costume with Betsy Heimann
Christopher WIcks


Armani Exchange
Bleu/Rod Beattie ('86)
Red Carter
Cirque de Soleil
Ame Austin Max ('95) for Max Studio
David Meister
Morgane Le Fay
Todd Oldham


Bleu/Rod Beattie ('86)
Bob Mackie
Cynthia Rowley
Forever 21
Juicy Couture
Kaufman Franco
Ame Austin Max ('95) with Max Studio
Old Navy
Steve McSween ('94) with Sean Jean


Todd Magill for Anthropologie
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
John Cherpas for Hurley
Lilly Pulitzer
Robin Piccone with JonMikel Rodriguez for O'Neill
Todd Oldham
Trina Turk with ExtraLife LYCRA®
Michael Maccari for Armani Exchange
Isabel Toledo with Patagonia
Koi Suwannagate
Robert Rodgiguez
Tadashi Shoji for Tadashi


Natalie Chanin for Alabama Chanin
Scott Sternberg, Band of Outsiders
Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka
Monique Lhuillier
Liliana Casabal for Morgane le Fay
Max Azria for BCBG MaxAzria
Fawn Arthur for Ed Hardy Swimwear
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie ('86) for La Blanca
David Meister
Catherine Redmond ('02) for Hurley


Johnson Hartig of Libertine
John Varvatos for Converse
Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Leon Max
Ivy Ross for Disney Store
Abercrombie & Fitch
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
L.Koplin/J. Rodolfo for Tommy Bahama
Marcus Brown for Nordstrom
Roger Wyett/Todd Van Horne/Devon Burt for Nike
Melanie Owen for Roxy


Allen Hsu (’02) and Susan Lee for Armani Exchange
BCBG MaxAzria
Project Alabama
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bob Mackie
Red Carter (’92)
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
Julie Ann Silverman (’95) for Betsy Johnson
Christopher Enuke (’84) for Oligo Tissew
Wanda Weller (’88) for Patagonia
Juicy Couture


Abercrombie & Fitch
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque Du Soleil
Isabel Toledo
Andrew Dibben for James Perse
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
Lloyd Klein
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Nicole Miller
Barbara Sumner/Scott Williams (’90) for NIKE
Gareth Morris/Kathy Kalligas for PacSun
Doreen Brennan for Speedo-Axcelerate
Trina Turk
Summer Rapp for Volcom
Yeohlee Teng for Yeohlee


Mentors 1982 - 2009 (PDF)

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