• 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.


Digital Media

Faculty Member Kate Johnson Wins Emmy

The 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented by the Television Academy, was held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the The Skirball Cultural Center’s Guerin Pavilion in Herscher Hall. Digital Media faculty member Kate Johnson won an Emmy for the category of Arts and Culture/History for the documentary “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.”

KCRW on Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson’s “EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN”

Bergamot Station: The Night to Remember

By Edward Goldman

Faculty Member Kate Johnson Nominated for Emmy

The Television Academy today announced 156 nominations in 46 categories for the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. Digital Media faculty member Kate Johnson has been nominated for the category of Arts and Culture/History for her documentary “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.”

Otis Ranks in the Top 25 Percent of Game Design Schools

Animation Career Review has ranked Otis College in the top 25 percent of game design schools in the U.S. The online resource provided the following rankings of Otis on their lists for 2015 game design school rankings:
#34 nationally (top 25 percent)
#22 among private schools and colleges   
#9 on the West Coast

Digital Media Faculty Member Michael Wright on LACMA Unframed

Then and Now: Museum Education at LACMA


Otis Ranks in the Top 15 Percent of Animation Schools

Otis Ranks in the Top 15 Percent of Animation Schools

Animation Career Review has ranked Otis College in the top 15 percent of animation schools in the U.S. The online resource provided the following rankings of Otis on their lists for 2015 animation school rankings:

#37 nationally (top 15% of schools considered)

#29 nationally among private schools and colleges   

Students Win First Place at L.A. American Advertising Awards

Last night, two Digital Media students, Julie Moon and Angela Wong, won the first place gold award in the student competition for the Online Advertising category at the Los Angeles American Advertising Awards, also known as the LA Addy’s. 

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film Reviewed in the NY Times

A Daughter’s Promise, a Mother’s Story

‘Mia, a Dancer’s Journey,’ at Film Festival in New York
By Gia Kourlas
Shortly before Mia Slavenska died in 2002, Maria Ramas, her daughter, made a promise: to tell her story. “She had spent many years feeling, as many artists do who outlive their fame and their time of creativity, that the dance world wouldn’t remember her and her contribution,” Ms. Ramas said in an interview. “It was really difficult for her to make peace with that.”

Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film at Camera Film Festival

“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st.

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson's PBS Documentary Premiere

Kate Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Digital Media, co-directed, produced, and edited the feature documentary, "Mia, A Dancer's Journey,” which will be broadcast on Thursday, November 20th at 7 and 9 p.m. on PBS SoCal and on PBS stations nationally in 2015.