• 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


Carrie Stewart Appointed VP For Institutional Advancement

Please contact Alexandra Pollyea (310) 665 6857 for inquiries.

Carrie Stewart
Carrie Stewart

LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2011 – Otis College of Art and Design has appointed Carrie Stewart as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. As a member of the senior administration team, Stewart will provide vision, oversight and direction for the areas of Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, Development, and Special Events.

Stewart has an extensive background of more than 23 years in advancement at higher education institutions in California. She began her career at her alma mater, California State University, East Bay, as the first alumni coordinator for the university. She most recently served as Associate Vice President for University Advancement at California State University, Fullerton. During her nearly ten years there, she helped build the advancement division, serving in a variety of key leadership roles including providing oversight and direction for alumni relations, advancement operations, strategic communications, university sponsorships, major events and central development. During this period the university realized unprecedented growth in private support of over 20% a year and more than doubled the size of its endowment.

“Carrie’s outstanding track record is a clear measure of her strategic capacity to achieve goals, and her consummate professionalism,” noted Otis President Samuel Hoi. “We are pleased to welcome Carrie to Otis and look forward to working with her to continue to grow our successes.” In accepting her appointment Stewart said “Otis is well-known for being in the vanguard of innovation in education. The creativity of Otis students and their achievements as alumni are a testament to that fact. I’m delighted to be part of a team that is dedicated to making this extraordinary educational community possible.”

Stewart is a frequently sought-after guest speaker, panelist, and workshop presenter on advancement related topics; volunteers her expertise for many organizations; and has received numerous awards, including ones from the Council for the Advancement in Support of Education, and from California State University. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Stewart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, East Bay in Physical Education and Kinesiology. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills.


Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at
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