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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.


Share / Access Course e-Portfolios

Step-By-Step Instructions for Sharing + Accessing a Course e-Portfolio in O-Space


A course ePortfolio is created by a faculty member as a way to share digital course content with students. In many ways it is similar to creating a custom website for the course. It allows for more custom design and multi-media functionality than the CMS.


Faculty Top Tips

When creating a course ePortfolio . . .

  • Remember, students do NOT automatically have access like the CMS. You need to add them to the ePortfolio. See below.
  • For the title include "YEAR + SEMESTER + CLASS TITLE + FACULTY NAME" to keep your ePortfolios organized as well as make it easy for students to recognize.


Faculty: Share a Course e-Portfolio 

  • Log into O-Space
  • Go to your course listed under the gray heading "My Courses"
  • Select the "ePortfolio" tab
  • Select "Add ePortfolio"

Add ePortfolio Button

O-Space Help Add ePortfolio to CMS

  • Since you have already created the course ePortfolio, go to the bottom "Search by Name"
  • Enter the title of your ePortfolio and select "Search"

Note: If you have not created a course e-Portfolio, enter a title and follow prompted steps. 

  • Select the correct ePortfolio
  • Select "Add"
  • You now determine user access

O-Space Help Select Student Level

  • From the drop down menu under "Students", select appropriate level of access

Note: The template option does not apply when giving students access to a course e-Portfolio. 

  • Select "Save"
  • Your students have now been collectively added to your course ePortfolio.

Note: Students will see the e-Portfolio on their own log in screen.


Go here for more information on adjusting ePortfolio view/permission settings.

Students: Access a Course e-Portfolio

You have three options for accessing a course ePortfolio.


Users can "subscribe" to topics in courses and communities as well as to ePortfolios. Once a user has "subscribed", they will be automatically emailed every time new content is added to that topic, that topic is modified, or new replies to the topic are posted.

  • To SUBSCRIBE simply click on the Subscribe link.
  • To UNSUBSCRIBE click on the Unscribe link.

To manage all of your subscriptions, click on the "SUBSCRIPTIONS LINK" in the top menu.

O-Space Help Subscriptions Option



When you log into O-Space, underneath the top gray heading "My ePortfolios" you will see the directory icon and title of the course ePortfolio. Select the course ePortfolios.



When you log into O-Space, underneath the gray heading "My Courses" you will see the course listed. Select the course  and then select the "ePortfolios" tab. The course ePortfolio will be listed as a link you can select to access.