• 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


Creative Action

Craft In America Celebrates Teachers in the Arts

Craft in America, is the site partner for the Creative Action class 'Made in LA'. The class has previously partnered the Otis Veteran’s Association, in conjunction with Craft in America's episode SERVICE, to present an evening honoring America’s servicemen and women

Moving Art Class Joins in Westchester July 4th Parade

Students from the Creative Action class 'Moving Art' will be presenting their float at the annual Westchester Fourth of July Parade on Monday, July 4th 2016. 

Arts Education at the Beach, Fifth Annual Otis Kite Festival an Event for the Whole Family

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) - Otis College of Art and Design will host its Fifth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 11 am – 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking at the Santa Monica Pier is $12 for all day access.

Propaganda: Warnings and Lessons from Our Past

Students from Otis College of Art and Design's 'Movies that Matter' class were given a preview tour of State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda yesterday.

5th Annual Otis Kite Festival

Come fly a kite!

Bring your family and friends to make and fly kites down at the Santa Monica Pier. Everyone will receive his or her own free, unique kite along with a color theory instruction lesson. Kite makers from across the United States will also showcase their work and create a "gallery in the sky."

Students Stage Stories from the Lives of Seniors

Otis students stand with Ralph Seaton, a magician, poet, and one of the seniors that was featured in the performance.

Left to right - Terence Colby (actor), Skye Stevenson, Mary Francis, Angelica Cortez and Ralph Seaton.


Experimental Film Projection for NeighborGapBridge

How do we imagine our new campus? What experiences and ideas do we want to embody and project into our future? Fall 2015 Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge students think the current Otis Campus Expansion provides a unique opportunity to examine our community’s core values.


Join us outside the campus construction as Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge students lay some new groundwork for a playful, positive future.


Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge/ PLAY

Voices of the unheard/GRATITUDE

Creative Action students are partnering with the Spirit Awakening Foundation to participate in Voices of the unheard/GRATITUDE, a dynamic and powerful theater presentation featuring the original written work of incarcerated children performed by formerly detained youth and guest stars. 

Otis Kite Festival in Mykonos, Greece

The Creative Action department was invited to Mykonos, Greece, as part of the 2015 Mykonos Biennale. Lydia Venieri, whose daughter is a Fashion Design junior,  saw the Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica and invited Otis to participate in the biennale. 

Otis Float at the 4th of July Westchester Parade

For the second time, Otis’ Creative Action class “Whose Puppet? Multiculturalism, Puppetry, and The Parade” is designing, fabricating, and presenting a float to the Westchester Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.