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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.


Organizer Tool

Step-By-Step Instructions to Use the e-Portfolio Organizer Tool

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Go to O-Space.

Log into O-Space

  • Select ePortfolio
  • Go to "Portfolio Tools"
  • From drop down menu, select "Organize"
  • You will see a screen broken into two columns
  • On the left column you will see an outline of the ePortfolio you first selected.

Note: S = Section; P = Page; M = Module.

  • As you hover your mouse cursor over each outline item you will see a red "copy" or "preview" option appear


To Move Content Within One e-Portfolio

  • Select item to be moved, click once with left mouse button and hold down
  • Drag the ePortfolio item where you want it to go in the outline, go slow
  • Release the mouse button

Note: The page will need to refresh before you can move another item.

  • When done, select "Return to ePortfolio"


To Move Content Between Two e-Portfolios

  • On the right column, select the second ePortfolio from the drop down menu

Note: Always make a copy before moving the content.

  • Click once on the section, page or module you wish to move
  • Select "copy"

Note: We recommend you copy before moving in case anything is lost accidentally.

  • The page will need to refresh - Be Patient!
  • Once the page reloads, click once on item with left mouse button and hold down
  • Drag the item to where you want it to appear in the second ePortfolio

Note: You can move items from the left outline to the right or vice versa.

  • Release mouse button
  • Let the webpage refresh
  • When done moving items, select "return to ePortfolio"