• 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


Homeboy Industries Founder, Gregory Boyle, S.J., to Speak at Otis College of Art and Design

Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos:
310–665–6857 /

A conversation with Father Boyle in conjunction with "Bridging Homeboy Industries," a group exhibition of artists who share roots in Homeboy Industries
Otis Ben Maltz Gallery: Bridging Homeboy Industries
Gregory Boyle
Gregory Boyle

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

Father Gregory Boyle will share stories and participate in an intimate conversation at the Ben Maltz Gallery/Otis College of Art and Design on February 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Homeboy Industries, founded by Father Gregory Boyle, is now the largest gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States. Father Boyle was born in Los Angeles and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” He has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize, Humanitarian of the Year from "Bon Appetit" Magazine, and in 2011 was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery exhibition, "Bridging Homeboy Industries: Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu, and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez," (on view through March 23) brings together artists who share roots in the East L.A. neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community beset by poverty and violence. Though their paths and practices are unique, each has benefited from the services of Homeboy Industries. The artists featured in this exhibition all credit Father Boyle for supporting and encouraging them as artists.

“Father "G" was the first one who taught me to see my art not as a path towards delinquency and incarceration, but rather as a path out of the violence and hopelessness of gang life,” says Fabian Debora.

Stories and Conversation with Father Gregory Boyle

Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free. Seating is limited and first-come-first served.

Free visitor parking in structure on La Tijera.

Gallery Tours: 310.665.6909 to schedule tours for school, museum or other groups

Gallery Info: 310.665.6905, galleryinfo (at) otis (dot) edu,

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