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EDUCATION:

2016          

MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Graduated with Distinction.

2014          

BFA, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Graduated with Honors.

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS:

2017      

Filmideo17. Index Art Center, Newark, NJ. Video screened in festival.

2016      

Pathetic Fallacy, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2015      

Give Me Some Space, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Summer Group Show, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Alive Tonight, Dekalb Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2014      

All Small, Alcove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Picnic Invitational, Eagle Rock Recreation Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Maximum Occupancy 10, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2013      

Video Show, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

What Gives... Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

General Population, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2011      

Punch/Utopia, Glendale Area Temporary Exhibits, Glendale, CA.

Artists & Educators, Glendale College Gallery, Glendale, CA.

2006      

Group Show, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

The Artist in the Library, UCLA Powell Library, Los Angeles, CA.

2005      

New Work, Andrew Gray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2003      

Aperture, Lucas LA, Los Angeles, CA. 

1999      

Structural Elements, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Static Theory, Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1998      

Rotation, (Permanent Installation) Waltham Woods Corporate Center, Waltham, MA. 

Summer Group Show, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA. 

Artcetera ’98, Cyclorama, Boston, MA. 

Occupied Space, Fort Point Artist’s Community Gallery, Boston, MA.

1997      

Distillery Invitational, The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA. 

Constructions, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. 

1990      

New Vision, Bronx River Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. 

1989      

Art Against Apartheid, Bronx River Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. 

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

2018      

Presenter, “Designing and Playing in the Writing/Making Studio: Students and Teachers Resisting Neoliberalism.” Computers and Writing Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax VA.

Guest Critic, One-on-one studio critiques, Graduate Fine Arts Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

2017      

Guest Critic, Grad/Undergrad Alternative Substrates Reviews(Fall), Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

Guest Critic, First-Year Graduate Seminar Reviews(Fall), Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

Guest Critic, Undergraduate Interactive Arts Reviews(Fall), Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

Guest Critic, Graduate Sculpture Reviews(Spring), Fine Arts Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

Visiting Artist exhibition and lecture. Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA.

2016      

Co-facilitator, Art Education Workshop. Rikers Island, NYC Department of Corrections, Youth Offenders Division.

Graduate Critical Session with Paddy Johnson. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

Graduate Critical Session with Lee Ann Norman. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

2015      

Co-curator, Image/Text. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

2014      

Thesis Exhibition Design Committee, Maximum Occupancy 10. Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Coordinator, Junior Juried Exhibition. Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2013      

Co-Curator, On the Floor. Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Co-Curator, Off the Floor. Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2008-2012  

Facilitator of student-run Gay-Straight Alliance. Glendale College, Los Angeles, CA.

2007      

Participant, Positive in Los Angeles Project, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures.

2006      

Researcher/Presenter, LGBTQ Representation in Television. UCLA Film & TV Archive, Research and Study Center, Los Angeles, CA. Presentation at the UCLA LGBTQ Resource Center.

Research Assistance, 4th Annual Fusion Film Festival/Outfest Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA.

2005-2006  

Assistant Organizer World AIDS Day Program. UCLA Film & TV Archive, Research and Study Center, Los Angeles, CA.

2001      

Visiting Artist Lecture, McCormick Co., Amarillo, TX.

1999      

Designer, Informational Posters, Hospitality Program, Boston, MA.

Exhibitor, Couture for the Cure, Toomey/Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1997-1998  

Organizer, Gay & Lesbian Artists Group. Exhibition of group’s work coincided with annual Pride Festival, Boston, MA.

1990-1992  

Co-Facilitator, Youth Self Expression and Drug Abuse Prevention workshops, Single Parent Resource Center, New York, NY.

1990      

Presenter, Children’s Awareness Program. The Youth Committee of Bronx Community Board 12.

Curator, Puerto Rican Heritage Festival, NY Commission Human Rights, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Bronx Community Board 12.

1989      

Facilitator, Art Experience Workshop. The Bronx House of Detention, NYC Department of Corrections.

Art Installer, Anti-Apartheid Poster Exhibition, Gallery 1199. Political posters from the Schomberg Center for Research and Black Culture, New York, NY

Facilitator, Roberto Clemente State Park Summer Art Festival. In conjunction with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Bronx, NY.

Curator, Work On A Grand Scale. Edenwald-Gunhill Neighborhood Center & Bronx Community Board 12.

Curator, Celebration of Community Artists. Edenwald-Gunhill Neighborhood Center & Bronx Community Board 12.

Coordinator/Curator, Summer Arts Festival ’89. Bronx River Art Center.

 

PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS:

2017      

A Critical Analysis of Art in the Post-Internet Era. Gnovis Journal, Spring 2017. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Limp Wrist. Caustic Frolic Journal, Spring 2017. New York University, NY.

2016      

Excellence in Academic Achievement, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

2014      

Introductory Essay, Senior Thesis Exhibition Catalog, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Academic Excellence Award, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2013      

Ebell Scholar, The Ebell of Los Angeles.

Hing Alan Cheung Scholarship, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2011      

Educators Featured in College Exhibit, Glendale News Press by Terri Martin, 7/29/2011.

1999      

What’s Wrong With This Picture, San Francisco Chronicle by Kenneth Baker, 7/24/1999.

Static Theory, Citysearch.com by Collin Berry, 7/21/1999.

1998      

Skin and Bones, Bay Windows by Shawn Hill, 1/15/1998.

1997      

Being Themselves, Bay Windows by Shawn Hill, 6/5/1997.

1991      

Peer Programming Certification, State of NY Division of Substance Abuse Services.  

Working with Adolescents Certification, State of NY Division of Substance Abuse Services.

1990      

Certificate of Award for dedicated creative service to youth in the NYC Police Athletic League.

1989      

When the Villain is Colonialism…, New York Times by Vivian Raynor, 10/29/1989.

African American View, Bronx Times Reporter by Ralph E. Smith, 3/16/1989.

Looking at Art Through a Child’s Eyes, The Bronx Gannett by David Talbot, 2/19/1989.

New York City Council Citation for Excellence in Community Service in Art Education.

1988      

Certified Youth Group Facilitator by the Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Brooklyn.

 

ART CRITICISM & ANALYSIS:

A Critical Analysis of Art in the Post-Internet Era (Gnovis Journal)

Disrupting Authorship: Queerness and Electronic Literature (PDF)

The Legacy of Invisibility: Disappearing Race in Art AIDS America (PDF)

The Complexities of Representing the Cambodian Genocide (PDF)

Sculptural Interventions in Architecture: Reflection, Aggression, and Dematerialization (PDF)

Jonathan Monaghan’s Escape Pod (PDF)

Andy Warhol's Outer and Inner Space (PDF)

Jenna Osman's Public Figures (PDF)

Truth, Lies & Videotape: Constructed Identity in Video Art (PDF)

Michael Fried, Minimalism, and a Trip to Dia:Beacon (PDF)

Scary Monsters... and Super Creeps (PDF)