• 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.


Clubs and Organizations

Club Uber

Club Uber provides up to 3 monetary reimbursements per semester to students for the purpose of sourcing art supplies, visiting museums as required for class activity, or for grocery shopping. Club Uber locations are approved by a student run group on campus that meets weekly to decide how the club should be faciliated, including the adding or removal of approved destinations. If you want to be part of the group that contributes to destinational decisions, contact Deborah @

Dirty Deeds Gardening Club

The purpose of this organization is to give the opportunity to learn about gardening and sustainable living. The club seeks to raise acknowledgement about environmental matters among students. - Contact - Jasmin  @

Insdustrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Provides Product Design students at Otis College the opportunity to become a part of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)  As members, students  have access to the IDSA job boards and websites, discounts to IDSA events will have the opportunity to submit work for IDSA awards and recognition. Contact Adam Blish @

Gaming Club

The purpose of this organization is to create a community within Otis where students with interests in games can meet up and create long-lasting friendships, learn and strategize through the game or just play for fun, and make a memorable college experience. Which is done through periodic meetings, casual gameplay, and eventually leading to competitive tournaments. Contact - Jonathan at

Muslim Student Association (OMSA)

The Muslim Student Association provides a means for students to connect with fellow Muslims, create a platform for dialogue and discussion surrounding and involving Islam, and will provide a designated space for the students to pray during designated prayer times. We will connect with other Muslim clubs in other universities and colleges in Los Angeles  via events and potential meetups. The club will also connect Otis students with the surrounding mosques and do some volunteer work through those organizations. Contact - Sabrine @

Contact - Drew at
Contact - Drew at
Otis Christian Club (OCC)

The Otis Christian Club is a group of individuals who form a family through the love of Christ. The club holds weekly gatherings for worship, sermons, and fellowship to create an environment of comfort. We dedicate ourselves to grow in our faith as a group as well as our individual relationships with God. Contact - Eden at Our Facebook group page:

Otis Mindfulness Group

Otis Mindfulness Group provides students and staff at Otis an option to practice mindfulness based meditation on campus. The club offers a guided meditation and the opportunity to discuss how the practice of mindfulness can enhance day-to-day life. Contact Adam Blish @

Under the Baobab Tree (UBT)

Under the Baobab Tree is an organization dedicated to the retention of students of African descent and Latino students at Otis College of Art and Design. Through meetings, occurring twice a month, students will be able to socialize, exchange cultural knowledge, collaborate study efforts, and learn of the various resources available to them in terms of funding, academics, and employment. Contact - Noah or Bernard @ or


Club/Organization Recognition Online Form

If you are interested in creating a new club/organization on campus, please submit an Application. The request will be forwarded to Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities. If you have questions, please contact 310.846.2595.



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