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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Creating Your ePortfolio

Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Create An e-Portfolio

All undergraduate students should have a Learning ePortfolio.

New and transferring students will set-up a Learning ePortfolio during Registration.

STUDENTS: Download Instructions to Create Your Learning ePortfolio (PDF)



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Log In to O-Space first!

You will see three categories identified by gray horizontal menu bars: 
  • My e-portfolio
  • My courses
  • My communities


Go to the “My e-portfolio” section

Select “Create” on the upper right


Note: The information you enter can be changed and updated at a later date. 

You cannot change your template once your e-portfolio has been created. 


ePortfolio Title > If you wish to use a space between words, use an underscore.

Template > Make sure you select the template that best suits your needs. Don't know? Choose "Create from Scratch." Pictures of each template are below.

Theme > Choose a desired theme. You can go in an edit the CSS Code once you have created your ePortfolio.


Permission Settings and Tagging:
  • Private To Otis: You can set-up your e-portfolio so only the Otis community can see it.
  • Private To Me: You can set-up your e-portfolio so only you can see it.
  • Public: You can have anyone look at your e-portfolio.
  • Custom Permissions: Add individuals from the Otis community.


ePortfolio Directory 

  • STUDENTS: Your Learning ePortfolio is used with your courses, please keep this default setting so your instructor and peers can access your ePortfolio more readily.


  • Allow you to list your ePortfolio under searchable categories in the O-Space directory.
  • Select from the drop down menu and add using the + button. 
  • You can add as many categories as you like.
  • Select your preference.
Select Save and your ePortfolio is ready for you to Add Content
Customize ePortfolio

Possible ePortfolio Templates

Create From Scratch (Anyone)

Create from Scratch

Learning ePortfolio (Students Only) 

Learning ePortfolio Template

Sophomore CA-IL Project (Students Only)

Sophomore CA-IL Template

Rank & Promotion Application (Faculty Only)

Rank & Promotion Template

Blended Course (Faculty Only)

Blended Course Template

Program Review (Departments)

Program Review Template

Annual Assessment Evidence Archive (Departments)

Assessment Evidence Archive