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Instructor of  photography, video and printmaking at the University of Alaska Anchorage

 

Education

MFA   Lesley University College of Art and Design                                                2010

BFA    University of Alaska Anchorage                                                                    2000

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “Stick and Puck”, solo exhibition

2015    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Polar Lab, Manifest Destiny/Tent City

2015    Bunnell Street Gallery, “Comedy Tragedy Hockey,” Homer, AK  

2014    ARC Gallery, “Play War on Ice,” UAA campus library, Anchorage, AK

2012New Britain Museum of American Art, “Slapstick” New Britain, CT

2012    Student Union Gallery, “Solstice,” University of Alaska Anchorage,

2011    Octopus Ink Gallery, “Silver Prints,” Anchorage, AK

2010    Art Institute of Boston, “MFA Graduate Show,” Boston, MA                             

2010    MTS Gallery, “Hockey Shorts,” Anchorage, AK                           

2009    Loussac Library Café, “Storied Alaska,” Anchorage, AK

2008    ARC Gallery, “Storied Alaska,” UAA Campus, Anchorage, AK               

2007    MTS Gallery, “Storied Alaska,” Anchorage, AK                            

2005    Sassafras Café,  “Stories,” Anchorage, AK

2004    International Gallery of Contemporary Art,  “TEXT,” Anchorage, AK

2000    Kimura Gallery, “Positive/Negative - BFA Thesis Exhibition,” University of Alaska Anchorage

 

Film/Video Festivals and Exhibitions/Awards

2013    Anchorage Community Works, “Anchorage Intl. Film Fest”, Anch. AK

2011    MTS Gallery, “The Artists Have Left the Building,” Anchorage, AK 

2011    MTS Gallery, “Boston imProper,” Anchorage, AK 

2011The Pink House Studio, “Outside Films,” Milwaukee, WI

2011    Winter Weekend Film Festival, Skagway, AK

2010    Bear Tooth Theater Pub and Out North Contemporary Art House, “Anchorage International Film Festival,” Anchorage, AK

2010    Short Attention Span Digital Video Festival, Cambridge, MA

2010    Nam June Paik Arts Center, “Sleepless Alaska,” Seoul, South Korea

2010    ContainR at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2009    Bunker Hill Community College, “Sustainability,” Boston, MA

2009    Bear Tooth Theater and Out North Contemporary Art House “Anchorage International Film Festival,” Anchorage, AK Honorable Mention

 

Selected Juried Shows/Awards

2016    Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, All Alaska Biennial,” curator Jen Budney.

2015    Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, “Cabin Fever,” curator; Carolyn Kozak,

2013    Student Union Gallery,  “No Big Heads,” Anchorage, AK, juror: Candy Chang, Starving Artist Award

2012    Student Union Gallery, “The Working Poor,” Anchorage, AK juror: Sonya Keliher-Combs

2012    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Object Runway,” Anchorage, AK 2nd Place Award

2011    Student Union Gallery, “No Big Heads,” Anchorage, AK Best of Show.

2010    Boston University, “Boston Young Contemporaries,” Boston, MA

2010    Campus Center Gallery, “No Big Heads,” University of Alaska Anchorage,

Juror: Alice Candiani

2009    Campus Center Gallery, “No Big Heads,” University of Alaska Anchorage,

            Juror: Frank Herrmann, Honorable Mention

2008    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “All Alaska juried Show,”

Juror: Jari-Pekka Vanhala

2007    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “Rarified Light” Anchorage, AK

            Juror: Douglas Beasley – Honorable Mention

2006    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “All Alaska juried Show,”

Juror: Michael Drutt   Honorable Mention

2006    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “Rarified Light” Anchorage, AK

            Juror: Dan Burkholder- Best of Show

2006    Alaska State Museum, “Alaska Positive,” Juneau, AK

            Juror:  Patrick Nagatani

2005    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “Rarified Light” Anchorage, AK

            Juror: Linda Connor – Honorable Mention

2004    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “All Alaska juried Show,”

Juror: Michael Rush – Honorable Mention

2004    Alaska State Museum, “Alaska Positive,” Juneau, AK

            Juror: Michelle Dunn-Marsh

2004    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “Rarified Light” Anchorage, AK

            Juror:  Ryuijie – Honorable Mention

2002    Alaska State Museum, “Alaska Positive,” Juneau, AK

            Juror: Anne Wilkes Tucker

2001    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “Rarified Light” Anchorage, AK

            Juror: Richard Newman

1998    Campus Center Gallery, “No Big Heads,” Anchorage, AK

            Juror: Karen Kunc      Honorable Mention

 

 

Selected Invitationals

2016    Bunnell St Art Center, “Decolonization,”  curator Asia Freeman, Homer, AK, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC

2015    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “City Limits,”  Anchorage, AK

2015    Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery, “Sports and Art,”  Fall River, MA,

2015    ArtPlace/Light Brigade, “Searching for the Source,” site specific public performance piece

2014    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Construct/Develop/Assemble,”  Anchorage, AK 

2014    Kimura Gallery,  “Faculty Show,” UAA, Anchorage, AK

2013    Good Question Gallery,  “5 Years of Synergy,”  New York, NY

2013    Out North Contemporary Art House, “UnManly,”  Anchorage, AK

2012    Good Question Gallery, “Process Alaska,” Brooklyn, NY – catalog, travelling

2012    Peanut Underground Art Space, “Process Alaska,” Manhattan, NY

2012    Bunnell Street Gallery, “Process Alaska,” Homer, AK

2012    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Process Alaska,” Anchorage, AK

2012    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, “True North” Anchorage, AK - catalog

2011    Out North Contemporary Art House, “On/Out,” Anchorage, AK

2011Fourth Wall Projects, “MFA Connects:  Art Institute of Boston Alumni Show,” Boston, MA

2011    Hargate Gallery, “MFA Connects:  Art Institute of Boston Alumni Show,” Concord, NH

2009    Bunnell Street Gallery, “Spill, 20 year anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill,” Homer, traveled Statewide AK, catalog

2009    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, “50/50:  50 Artists interpret 50 years of Alaska Statehood,” Anchorage, AK, traveled Statewide, Catalogue

2008    Kimura Gallery, “UAA Faculty Show,” Anchorage, AK

2007    Kenai Visitors Center, “Sticks and Stones,” curator Don Mohr, Kenai, AK, Catalog

2007    Out North Gallery, “Salve,” Anchorage, AK

2006    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Skin,” Anchorage, AK

2005    MTS Gallery, “Salon des Mobile Trailer Supply,” Anchorage, AK

2005    Campus Center Gallery, “Skin,” Anchorage, AK

2005    Battery Gallery of Contemporary Art, “New Figuration,” Anchorage, AK

2004    Bunnell St. Gallery, “Photography Invitational,” Homer, AK

2000    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Photographers of the Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, AK

 

Curatorial Activity

2012    Good Question Gallery, “Process Alaska,” Brooklyn, NY, travelling to

            Peanut Underground Art Projects, Manhattan, NY

            Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK

            International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

2011    MTS Gallery, “Boston imProper – Video Art from the Art Institute of Boston” Anchorage, AK

2011    MTS Gallery, “The Artists Have Left the Building – New Media Gallery,” Anchorage, AK

 

Residencies

2016Santa Fe Art Institute – theme - Immigration/Migration,  Santa Fe, NM

2012    Art in the Park,  Anchorage, AK

 

Grants and Awards

2015    Individual Artist project award, Rasmuson Foundation

2015    Career Opportunity Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts

2014    Selected for Creative Capital Workshop

2013    Starving Artist Award, No Big Heads, juror: Candy Chang

2011    Connie Boocheever Fellowship, Alaska State Council on the Arts

2011    Best of ShowNo Big Heads, juror:  Beth Cavener

2005    Individual Artist Project Award, Rasmuson Foundation

2009    Honorable Mention    Anchorage International Film Festival

2013, 2009, 2003, 1998          Honorable Mention    No Big Heads, UAA Campus Center Gallery, Anchorage, AK

2007, 2005, 2004        Honorable Mention    Rarified Light

2006    Best of ShowRarified Light – juror: Dan Burkholder

2004, 2006      Honorable Mention    All Alaska Juried Show

 

Permanent Collections

Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

ARLIS, University of Alaska Anchorage Library

State of Alaska Art Bank

Numerous Private Collections

 

Lectures/Artist Talks

2013    “Expanded Photography,” Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK

2012    “Process Alaska,” Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK

2012    “Slapstick,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2012    “Recent Work in Storytelling,” Anchorage Museum of History and Art

2011    “Hockey Shorts – on Hockey, Art and Grad School” University of Alaska Anchorage

2010    “Tragicomic Hero – Graduate Artist Talk,” Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

2010    “Tragicomic Hero,” Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK

2006    “Storied Alaska,” Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK

2004    “Text,” Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK

 

Selected Bibliography

Skin, thread book

11/13   FORUM – Alaska Humanities Forum magazine

9/12   Process Alaska, at the Good Question Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, catalog

9/12     ARTnews“True North review” p. 118 Sept 2012 by Suzanne Muchnik

6/12     “True North – Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North,” Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, catalog

8/12     Anchorage Press “Looking for True North,” pg. 28 by Matthew Caprioli http://www.anchoragepress.com/arts_and_entertainment/arts_article/looking-for-true-north/article_0d5f4f2c-f2d3-11e1-9b5d-0019bb2963f4.html

6/12     Anchorage Press “The Light of Solstices” June 28, 2012 by Scott Christansen http://www.anchoragepress.com/arts_and_entertainment/arts_article/the-light-of-solstices/article_65a13f9c-c182-11e1-b85d-0019bb2963f4.html

5/12     http://www.ktva.com/home/outbound-xml-feeds/North-to-the-art-152046085.html

5/12     KNOW/NOW: Contemporary Interrogations,  www.nbmaa.wordpress.com

2/06/12www.igcaalaska.org - Object Runway photo gallery

2/02/12 Anchorage Press, Object Runway

1/06/12 Anchorage Daily News, Arts Section Calendar, Object Runway

10/2011 F Magazine, Cover and inside, Anchorage, AK.

12/2011 Ecological Applications, Volume 21 No. 8, Cover.

2011    Anchorage Museum Today, Anchorage Museum Newsletter

2011    Four Walls Project, AIB MFA Alumni Exhibition catalog, Boston, MA

2010    Anchorage International Film Festival, Anchorage, AK, Catalog.

200950/50, Fifty Years of Alaska History as seen by Fifty Alaska Artists, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK, Catalog.

2008    All Alaska Juried Art Exhibit XXXII, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Catalog

2008    Alaskan Light – Mystery Revealed, Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, Catalog.

2007    Sticks and Stones – Alaskan Structure, Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, Catalog.

2007    APC News – News Magazine for Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK.

2006    To Build a Fire by Jack London, illustrations Self Published.

2006    All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Catalog.

5/2006 APC News – News Magazine for Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK.

8/2006 APC News – News Magazine for Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK.

12/2004 Anchorage Magazine, Cover and inside “Homegrown Heroes.”

09/2003 Outdoor California, Volume 64 No. 5, Cover and inside.

2003    “Fairway to Heaven, “Anchorage Magazine, Cover and inside.

2003    “The Harvest,” First Alaskans Magazine, Cover and inside.

2003    “Subsistence in the City,” First Alaskans Magazine, by Heather A. Resz.

10/2003 “Diva with a dip net,” Alaska Magazine, by Dawnell Smith.

05/2003 “Far North Theater,” Alaska Magazine, by Jill Shepherd.

2003    Bean’s Café brochure, Anchorage, AK

2002    Men’s Journal “Hero’s Issue, The Para jumpers,”

2002    All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Catalog.

2002    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Annual Report, Cover

2001    Qayaqs and Canoes: Native Ways of Knowing, Anchorage, AK