• 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.


Student Help

General Questions

How do I create my Learning e-Portfolio?

For all incoming students, you will create your Learning ePortfolio during your Orientation/Registration process. 

What is appropriate content to put into my Learning e-Portfolio?

Your Learning ePortfolio is a space for you to reflect on your academic experience. You should aim to move beyond superficial reactions such as "I like" or "don't like" in favor of more critical and thoughtful responses. Think more about evaluating the “why” or “how”.
You control the content of your Learning ePortfolio, but this is a space for critical reflection. It is not an appropriate space to complain or rant about faculty, your courses, or friends/classmates.

Who can see my Learning e-Portfolio?

You determine who can view your Learning ePortfolio.

Technical Questions

How do I update or make changes to my Learning e-Portfolio?

See the step-by-step guides for more specific information.

What happens to my Learning e-Portfolio after I graduate?

Your Learning ePortfolio will remain active as part of O-Space after you graduate from Otis.

What if I want to take my Learning ePortfolio after I graduate and re-launch it in a different domain?

You can export the e-portfolio as a folder of HTML files including the original versions of any uploaded media. Go to the Portfolio Tools tab and click on the Download button. Save the zipped folder to your computer and then extract the files. Each HTML page includes the main content as well as the sidebar, header, footer and comments. Uploaded media, including the originals, are located in the files subfolder.
ePortfolio Download Option

How much space do I have on my Learning e-Portfolio?

There is no space restriction. However, uploaded media cannot be larger that 12MB. Images that are smaller are preferred since they will load much quicker.

How do I edit text and add pictures/graphics?

See the step-by-step guides for more specific information.

If my images are too large, how do I resize them?

Use an image processing program, such as Photoshop, and save the image as a JPG. The maximum file size is 12 MB, though smaller files will load much more quickly. Images that are wider than 500 px will be automatically resized when uploaded via the Image/Video/Audio module.

How do I add links or embed video into my Learning e-Portfolio?

See the step-by-step guides for more specific information.

Training and Support Questions

Are there training sessions to help me with my Learning e-Portfolio?

Support is always available in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, Library and SRC. When working online, go to the "Help" section within your own Learning ePortfolio.
ePortfolio Help Section

Where can I work on my Learning e-Portfolio?

Since your Learning Portfolio is web-based, you can access it from any networked computer. You can access O-Space from home or on any of the available computer labs at Otis in addition to the computers in the Labs, Library and SRC.
If you are working in the Library or SRC on your Learning ePortfolio, there will be staff on site to help you with any questions you may have.

Questions not covered?

If you still have questions that are not addressed above, please contact Jean-Marie Venturini at tlc(at)
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