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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.


Step-By-Step Guide

Your destination for virtual instruction on how to use O-Space ePortfolios and Learning ePortfolios.

The TLC staff are available for additional support as well as the Student Resource Center

Step-By-Step Guides:


Navigating an e-Portfolio 

  • How an ePortfolio is organized.


Creating a Learning e-Portfolio 

  • How to create a Learning ePortfolio. True for any type of ePortfolio.


Adding a Page/Section

  • How to add/edit a page or section as well as Advanced Settings to keep your section and page menus organized.


Adding Content

  • How to use each module in the ePortfolio to add your content.


Embedding Media

  • Using tables in Rich Text Module to cleanly embed media.


Adding Comments

  • How you can leave comments on ePortfolio pages.


Course e-Portfolio Templates

  • How to create your own course e-portfolio from a common syllabus template in the CMS.


Organizer Tool

  • How to move content between ePortfolios.


Customize Your e-Portfolio

  • How to personalize the ePortfolio.


Adding Digital Badges

  • How to add Digital Badges to your ePortfolio


Share/Access Course e-Portfolio

  • How to share a course e-portfolio with students enrolled in a class as well as options for students to access a course e-portfolio.


e-Portfolio Permissions

  • How to add individuals to any e-portfolio as well as customize access.


Submitting Your Content

  • How to turn in page(s) from an e-Portfolio.