• Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • 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.


Omage '08


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Omage '08 exhibition at Track 16 Gallery, August 2-30



Otis artists, designers and writers featured in “Omage ‘08” at Track 16 Gallery, August 2-30, 2008
Coinciding with a variety of celebratory events and exhibitions that commemorate Otis’ 90th anniversary, Omage ‘08: The Artists, Designers, and Writers of Otis College of Art, an exhibition of work by Otis’ distinguished faculty, opens Saturday, August 2, 6-9 pm at Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Featuring work by more than 60 artists, designers, and writers, the exhibition is guest-curated by Lisa Melandri, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Since 1918, Otis College of Art and Design has maintained a position of excellence and a high profile regionally and internationally as an institution that educates creators and thinkers. At the core is its exceptional faculty. In addition to their proven dedication as educators, Otis faculty members are exhibited globally and are recognized fine artists, architects and designers, as well as widely published authors, poets and critics.

According to Otis President Samuel Hoi, “Otis faculty members help students take their places in the world as successful creative professionals. Guided and nurtured by teachers who have traveled that same road, students define their own vision and chart a path to achieve their goals. Through inspired teaching, these future artists and designers catch hold of their dreams.”
Participants include Debra Ballard, Maura Bendett, Marcie Begleiter, Beatrice Mousli Bennett, Guy Bennett, Adam Berg, Beverly Bledsoe, Ann
Bray, Linda Burnham, Carole Caroompas, Cole Case, Chris Chapin, Melissa Clark, Tracy Colby, Meg Cranston, Abdelali Dahrouch, Jacci Den Hartog, Marlena Donohue, Roy Dowell, Dana Duff, Art Durinski, Bill Fogg, Peter Gadol, Rosi Gabl, Gary Geraths, Parme Giuntini, Arloa Goldstone (’08), Scott Grieger, Kathryn Hagen (’99), Nancy Hasselbacher , Erin Hauber, Marsha Hopkins (’97), Marjan Hormozi, Linda Hudson, Michele Jacquis, Annetta Kapon (’85), Soo Kim, Suzanne Lacy, Randy Lavender, Joyce Lightbody, Barbara Maloutas (’03), Helena Min, Chris Mounger, Patrick Nickell, Kali Nikitas, Joan Ogawa-Takayama, Renée Petropoulos, Katie Philips, Ave Pildas, Kiki Samarcelli (’74), Rich Shelton, Alex Slade, Rob Sprujit (’01), Jim Starrett, Kerri Steinberg, Pat Stiles, Ann Summa, J.T Steiny (’84), Holly Tempo, Paul Vangelisti, Jean-Marie Venturini (’06), Chris Warner, John White, Rush White, and Michael Wright.

RELATED EVENTS (free and open to the public)
Saturday, August 2, 6 to 9 pm Opening Reception
Saturday, August 16, 7 to 9 pm Panel Discussion: Collapsing Boundaries Otis faculty members and arts professionals discuss current art/design
Saturday, August 23, 7 to 9 pm Otis Authors Read
Saturday, August 30, 6 to 9 pm Closing Reception
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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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