• 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

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.


Dr. Kerry Walk Appointed as Provost

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

Dr. Kerry Walk Appointed as Provost and Randall Lavender Appointed as Vice Provost At Otis College of Art and Design
Kerry Walk
Kerry Walk
Randall Lavendar
Randall Lavendar

Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2010) – Otis College of Art and Design has appointed Dr. Kerry Walk as Provost. She will join the College on May 2, 2011. According to President Samuel Hoi, “Kerry is a higher education thinker, administrator and innovator who brings to Otis an extraordinary richness of teaching, curricular building, and strategic planning expertise. She will contribute mightily to Otis’ forward-looking programs and teaching and learning practices.”

Dr. Walk currently serves as Associate Dean of Faculty at Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges. There, she leads academic program review, educational assessment, accreditation, and other initiatives related to academic affairs. Prior to Pitzer, she served for eight years as Director of Princeton University’s innovative interdisciplinary Princeton Writing Program - one of the largest and most educationally integrative academic units at the University. Before her Princeton appointment, she spent eight years as a faculty member and administrator at Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Berkeley, with a dual emphasis on Shakespearean drama and Victorian literature. Her scholarship since then has focused primarily on student writing development and best practices in writing pedagogy. An award-winning teacher, she has nearly twenty-five years of experience in the college classroom and has spoken around the country on teaching and learning.

In accepting her appointment, Dr. Walk said, “I’m thrilled to be joining Sammy Hoi and his leadership team at Otis. My conversations with Otis faculty, staff, and students have given me a deep appreciation of the College’s commitment to educating the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. This is an exciting time at Otis, and I feel very honored to be a part of it.”

President Hoi also announced the appointment of Randall Lavender as Vice Provost. Professor Lavender currently serves as Interim Provost Team Co-Chair at Otis, and will continue in that role through the 2010-2011 academic year. His Vice Provost duties begin on July 1, 2011. He joined the Otis faculty in 1983, and has served as Assistant, then Associate Chair of Foundation for twelve years. An adept and collaborative administrator, he is a nationally and internationally exhibited artist, and has published numerous essays and articles on art and design in higher education in leading academic journals. His superb performance as Interim Provost Team Co-Chair has earned him the admiration and support of the Otis campus community. “Randy is uniquely suited for this critical academic leadership position because of his dedication to and in-depth knowledge of Otis, his research in cognitively-informed art education, and his professional accomplishments in painting and sculpture.”

In accepting his appointment, Professor Lavender said, “I am very pleased to join Dr. Walk in the Provost’s Office next year, and look forward to working in a new capacity within a community that I value highly and with colleagues whom I respect and admire.”

President Hoi concluded, “Kerry and Randy form a dream team for Otis as the College positions its educational services and impact for the 21st century. They provide an excellent combination of insider/outsider perspectives, and are jointly committed to shaping an imaginative generalist/specialist educational approach to best prepare our students for the future.”

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