• 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


Clay In LA: A Ceramics Symposium

Please contact Margaret Reeve (310) 665 6957 for inquiries.

Clay in LA

Otis College of Art and Design presents Clay in LA: A Ceramics Symposium, an exploration of the remarkable history and vibrant state of contemporary ceramics in Los Angeles today. This free event includes a panel discussion, demonstrations, and an artist and curator-lead tour of the exhibition Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green currently on view at Otis’ Ben Maltz Gallery through March 19, 2011.

Panelists include: Jo Lauria (MFA ’90), Curator and Art/Design Historian; Ruby Neri (2010-2011 Boardman Artist in Residence), Artist; Adrian Saxe, Artist, Professor of Ceramics, UCLA Department of Art; Peter Shire, Artist; and Adam Silverman (2010-2011 Boardman Artist in Residence), Artist and Studio Director, Heath Ceramics.

Demonstrations by: Robert Miller (‘90), Artist; Kevin A. Myers (MFA ’93), Artist and Founder, Muddy’s Studios; and Adam Silverman.

There will be a walk-through of Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green with exhibition co-curator Jo Lauria and Phyllis Green; tours of the ceramics studio with Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design; and Rapid Prototyping demonstrations with Steve McAdam, Chair, Product Design Department, Otis College and Art and Design. Films screened throughout the day include the documentary Art is What I Do: The Life of Ralph Bacerra (producer/director Jo Lauria).

Clay in LA is made possible by The Boardman Family Foundation; organized by Otis College of Art and Design Fine Arts Department, Product Design Department, and Ben Maltz Gallery; special thanks to Joan Takayama-Ogawa.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Otis College of Art and Design,9
045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.F

ree admission and parking. Registration required; please call 310 665-6909 or visit to reserve a space. Seating is first come, first served. For further information contact: Lunch available for purchase onsite from Green Truck.


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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