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Selected Socially Engaged Art Projects and Solo Exhibitions, Performance and Video

     
2015-2016  

(Upcoming) Re-Imagining Re-Entry, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

Official artist affiliate. Social art project involving 150 individuals who were arrested as juveniles, were tried as adults, and have served adult mandatory sentences.

 

2015   

Rap Sheet to Resume, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Collaborative social art project, exhibition and semi-permanent installation, with individual and institutional collaborators including Safe Re-Entry Advocate Johnny Perez, Social Worker Susan Goodwillie and fourteen individuals with histories of incarceration. (Curator/Artist: Marisa Jahn, Consulting Curator of Contemporary Art, Urban Justice Center)

 

2012  

Beware! Artwork (and modest proposal for it) Ahead! Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Solo exhibition/collaborative social art project with individual and institutional collaborators including TC Tolbert, and Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Curator: Sara Cochran, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art Museum)

 

2011

 

It's not just black and white, solo exhibition/social art practice as part of the Social Studies initiative, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ 2011

2010

 

All is different than imagined but fine, solo exhibition, residency and temporary public art project, Bobitt Visual Arts Center, Albion College, Albion, MI

Upcoming: Binkie Bears, semi-permanent, solo exhibition/installation, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

2008

 

Love Bites, solo exhibition with performance/participatory event, Museum of Contemporary Art and University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ

Formula for a 15-minute treatment with a deliberate nod to happenings and meditation, performance, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Love Buttons, temporary public art/participatory event, Sunday A’Fair Jazz Festival, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2006

 

Love Stories, solo exhibition with performance in collaboration with the band Mondegreen, Trunk Space & Writers’ Bloc at Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ

2004

 

Phoenix is on Fire, temporary public art/research in collaboration with Cyndi Coon, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Phoenix, AZ

2000

 

Touching Revolution, performance, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

1998

 

Moving Forward with Awareness and Compassion community-based project in collaboration with students from New School for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

1996

 

Moving Forward with Awareness and Compassion community-based project in collaboration with students from New School for the Arts, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; and Atrium Gallery, New School for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

1995

 

A Fairy Tale, installation in collaboration with Ronald James Winterrowd, Tucson Poetry Festival, Tucson Center for Performing Arts, Tucson, AZ

1994

 

Let Them Eat Marmalade, deCompression Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

1993

 

Mary, The Moon & Me, Toole Shed Studios, Tucson, AZ

 

Selected Group Exhibitions, Public Art, Performance and Video

 

2016

 

(Upcoming) Prison + Re-Entry + Identity, Contemporary Museum Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
A collaborative discussion-based social art practice project with Sherrilyn Ifill, Lionel Foster, Chris Wilson, and others engaging the realization that the returning population in Baltimore faces unique challenges. (Curator: Deana Haggag, Director, Contemporary Museum Baltimore, Baltimore, MD)

2015  

Wave & Particle: A Group Exhibition to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

Love for Love: Other Voices, Other Skin, a third iteration of the Love for Love series of social art projects (see collaborators below in 2013-2014 and 2013 iterations)

 

   

Touching Revolution: Radical Visions and Creative Responses to Mass Incarceration, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
A collaborative discussion-based social art practice project with Mark Strandquist, Courtney Bowles and others, a project for 2015 Open Engagement: Place and Revolution conference, co-presented by A Blade Of Grass and The Carnegie Museum of Art

 

2013-14  

More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

Love for Love, second iteration of social art project with local partners including the REACH Coalition, a prisoner advocacy group based on death row at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison; Vanderbilt University; Watkins College of Art; and Oasis Center for Youth (Curator: Claire Schneider, Consulting Curator of Contemporary Art; and Jochen Wierich, Curator of Art, Cheekwood Museum of Art)

 

2009  

Bienvenidos here! collaborative community-based project with Cathy Akins, Jennifer Campbell, Peter Christenson, Matthew Garcia, Schuyler Graham, Pattie Harmdierks, Emily Hartley, Natalia Jaeger, Braden Kay, Robert Madera, Sloane McFarland, Matthew Mosher, Brennan O'Mara, Ellie Richards, Lauren Strohacker, Alfredo Tarango, Brett Thomas, Doug Waitrovich, and Nic Wiesinger, Welcome Diner, Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix as Wonderland, social-research project in collaboration with Kimi Eisele, in-print group exhibition, The Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 2009 edition and [merz] projects, Phoenix, AZ

Continuum Art Fair, University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ

Soul Poetry, performance/reading, Casa Libre and All Souls Procession, Tucson, AZ

 

2008

 

Local Produce, installation with participatory event, Lisa Sette Gallery with Scottsdale Public, Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Stuck on You, temporary public art/participatory event, 25th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival, Glendale Arts Commission, Glendale, AZ

Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Social Art Practice conference, performance/intervention, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Cicloviaérea, collaboration/participation with Jarbas Lopes, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and A Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ASU Herberger College School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2007

 

7+7+7=21, exhibition with performance, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Yoko Ono: Imagine Film, performance video screening in collaboration with Vikki Dempsey, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Do Me, exhibition with media publication, Trunk Space and Phoenix New Times, February 22, 2007, Phoenix, AZ

Bind, participatory event in collaboration with Spork Press and Motorcycle Cop, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ

Super Fluid, installation, Center for the Arts, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley, AZ

Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

2006

 

Hair, exhibition with performance, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Photo Miami, International Contemporary Fair for Photo-Based Art, Video & New Media, performance video in collaboration with Vikki Dempsey, exhibited Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Miami, FL

Noice: Celebration of poetry and music, performance in collaboration with the band Mondegreen, Writers’ Bloc at Modified, Phoenix, AZ

2005

 

Looking for Yoko Ono, performance video in collaboration with Vikki Dempsey, Hometown Video Festival, Monterey, CA

 

Education
1995       M.F.A. in Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (specialty areas: sculpture, new genre/performance art, arts administration)
1987       B.F.A. in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (magna cum laude)
1987       B.A. in French Literature, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (magna cum laude)
1984       Gres, Arte y Diseño, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1983       Certificat de 2iéme degré, Université des Langues et Lettres, Grenoble III, France
1981       Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Academic Appointments
2011-present      Assistant Professor of Intermedia and Public Practice, Arizona State University, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, School of Art, Tempe, AZ
2007-2011          Visiting Assistant Professor of Intermedia, Arizona State University, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, School of Art, Tempe, AZ
1996                   Instructor, Phoenix College, Maricopa County Community College, Phoenix, AZ
1993-1995          Instructor, Department of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Professional Employment
2000-2007          Visual Arts Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts, State of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
2001-2010          Art Consultant to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. and Phelps Dodge Corporation, Phoenix, AZ
1997-2000          Curator of Education, Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1996-2000          Public Art Project Manager, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
1994-1995          Director, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1987-1996          Freelance Art Fabricator, Consultant, Curator, Preparator and Project Coordinator, primarily based in New York, NY

Grants and Juried/Curated Commissions
2015    SPArt (Social Practice Art) Grant, for The Renewal Project: Art, Policy, and Perception to serve as an official artist affiliate, Nomination/Award, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles, CA ($10,000)
            Artist-in-Residence and Artwork Commission, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY ($7,500)
            Herberger Institute Creative Research Project Grant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ ($4,000)
2013    Art Matters Grant, for work with the re-entry community, Nomination/Award, Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY ($10,000)
            Creative Capital Grant in Emerging Fields, for Sleepover, a consideration of mass de-incarceration, Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY (estimated $30,000 to $50,000 over three to five years)
2012       North Carolina Arts Council Project Grant through Ackland Art Museum, to support participation in More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC ($8,000)
               Collaborating Artist Commission, for participation in City Council Meeting, Arizona State University Gammage, Tempe, AZ ($4,500)
               Office of the Vice President for Research Grant, Texas Tech University, to support participation in Just Not Yet: Dodging the Vacuum of Meaning,co-hosted by Museum of Texas Tech University, Landmark Arts, and the 47th Western Literature Association Conference, Lubbock, TX ($2,200)
2011       Social Studies Artist-in-Residence, Arizona State University Art Museum, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual  Arts and Friends of the Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ ($20,000)
               Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice Program Guest Teaching Artist/Maximum-Security Prison Teaching Volunteer, with support from the Ford Foundation and the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Philadelphia, PA ($5,000)
2008       Percent-for-Art Commission, City of Glendale Public Art, Glendale, AZ ($8,000)
               Percent-for-Art Commission, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ ($30,000)
2007       Artist Career Advancement Grant, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Phoenix, AZ
2005       Percent for Art Commission, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, with artistic collaborator Cyndi Coon, Phoenix, AZ
1999       Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
1997       Artist's Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
1996       Professional Growth Grant, Phoenix College and Maricopa Community Colleges, Phoenix, AZ
              Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
1994      Contemporary Forum Materials Grant Fund, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Residencies           
2016      Artist Residency, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2015      Artist Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Nomination/Award, Sausalito, CA
              Artist Residency, Montalvo Arts Center, Nomination/Pending for 2016, Saratoga, CA
2014      Artist Residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
              Artist Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2012      Artist Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
              Artist Residency/Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2011      Artist Residency, CAMAC Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre with support from the Ténot Foundation, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2010      Phillip Curtis Artist-in-Residence, Albion College, Albion, MI
2007      Artist Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2006      Artist Residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

 

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