Curriculum Vitae

Education

2012-2016

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA                                

BFA in Studio Art, Dual Major in Time Based/Experimental Media and Painting, Minor in Art History

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Honors & Awards

2019

First Place in Mixed Media, Courtesy of Art Depot, Juried by Rachel O’Connor (Curator of the Art Association of Harrisburg), Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

First Place in Other Media, Courtesy of Tracey Meloni, Juried by Alice Ann Schwab (Executive Director of the Susquehanna Art Museum), Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2016

The Shifting Paradigms Award, Given in Honor of Kutztown Alumni, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Exhibitions / Screenings / Happenings

2021

Juried Exhibition, Art Basel Miami 2021, Curated by SearchlightNFTs team, Miami, Florida,  USA

Juried Exhibition/ Digital Event, Vortex, Curated by Escape010101, N3t4 and Loud Peru, Lima, Peru

Juried Screening, NEO SHIBUYA TV : 30 sec Museum, Curated by Neo Shibuya TV and New Media Art, 85 monitors, Miyashita Park, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Juried Exhibition, Dreamscapes, Curated by the Tebbs Gallery, Hosted Online

Juried Exhibition, Mask Ephemera, Curated by the SearchlightNFTs Team, Various Metaverse spaces and live at Times Square NYC, NY

Group exhibition, Orbiting the Glitch, curated by Rafailia Thiraiou and Glitch.Cool, Hosted on NewArtCity.com, Virtual/Online

Group Screening, Mock Jungle : Urban Labyrinth  , Curated by Metoche and the Municipal of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Juried Exhibition,  Ars Electronica .ART Gallery, Part of the London/ Zurich Garden of CONCRETE, ARS Electronica Festival 2021, curated by ConcereteHouse.art, Online

Juried Exhibition, META-MENAGERIE NFT: A Rendered Reality, Part of Extended Reality Ensemble’s : a PORTALARS Electronica Festival 2021, Curated by Vizmesh, Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery, NYC

Virtual Happening/ Group Exhibition, 東京のポータル (Tokyo Portal), Part of Extended Reality Ensembles : a PORTAL, ARS Electronica Festival 2021, Partnered with Extended Reality Ensemble, Never Knows Better, and Vizmesh, NYC/ Tokyo/ Sansar VR

Group Exhibition, Dance Yer Heart Out, Online DJ/VJ event and fundraiser, Hosted by VLSC Records in support of the NQAPIA Foundation, Online

Juried Exhibition/ Event (virtual), Magic Jungle, VR / 3D Exhibition, Hosted by Escape 010101, Bquestia Soundsystem, Sansar

Juried Exhibition, Distance 2021 : A Digital Media Exhibition, Curated by Lacuna Festivals, Created by Brittany Kurtinecz, Sansar 

Juried Exhibition, Distance, Curated and Hosted by Lacuna Festivals, Online

Group AR Exhibition, Art on the Park, Curated by Entropy Augmented, Washington Square Park, Manhattan, NYC

Juried Screening, NEO SHIBUYA TV : 15 Sec Museum, Curated by Neo Shibuya Tv, New Media Art, and ixshells , 9 billboard monitors, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibition/ Game (virtual), BITCH , KØS Museum, Denmark, Hosted by a Desktop PC (KØS)

Group Exhibition (virtual), effervescent , Curated by nameless.Collective, online

Group Exhibition/ Event (virtual), Crystal World VR Party and Exposition,  VR / 3D exhibition, Hosted by Escape 010101 and Bquestia Soundsystem, Sansar

2020

Juried Exhibition, Creative Code Festival, Lightbox, Lightbox NYC in collaboration with New Media Art, XREnsemble, Celeste Journal & Creative Code Art, New York, NY

Group Exhibition/ Event (virtual), Red Planet VR Party and Visual Exposition, VR / 3D exhibition, Hosted by Escape 010101 and Bqestia Soundsystem, Sansar

Juried Exhibition/ Event (virtual), Soundsystem en el Parque, VR / 3D exhibition, Hosted by Escape 010101, Sansar, (curated by Escape 010101 and the public)

Group Exhibition (online), Occult Art, Hosted by Cyb3r Warehouse, 3D virtual exhibition space

Group Exhibition (online), Internet Art, Hosted by Cyb3r Warehouse, 3D virtual exhibition space

Group Exhibition (online), Shelter in Place, Hosted by The Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2019

Group Exhibition, Free for All, The Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA (curated by Rachel O’Connor)

Juried Exhibition, International Juried Show, The Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA (curated by Lauren Argentina Zelaya; Assistant Curator of Public Programs, The Brooklyn Museum, NY)

Juried Exhibition, 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Goggleworks, Reading, PA (curated by Judith Schwartz; Head of the Sculpture: Craft Media at New York University, NY)

Group Exhibition, Figuratively Speaking, The Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA (curated by Rachel O’Connor)

2018

Solo Exhibition, FLUX : DESOLATE, The Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA (curated by Rachel O’Connor)

Group Exhibition, Scarecrow II,  Metropolis Collective, Mechancisburg, PA (curated by Hannah Dobek)

Juried Exhibition, Who’s Your DADA?,  Metropolis Collective, Mechanicsburg, PA (Juror: Hannah Dobek)

2017

Juried Exhibition, Art of the State : 50 Years, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (catalogue) (Juror: Carla Bengtson, Department Head of Art and Ann Swindells Chair, University of Oregon)

2016

Juried Exhibition, Best Of 2016,  The Marlin & Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown, PA (Curated by Karen Standford)

Group Screening, Digital Media Screening VI, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Two-Person Exhibition, An Exploration of Motion & Behavior,  The Atrium Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (with artist Breanna (Carpenter) Tennant)

Juried Exhibition, Senior Exhibition 2016,  The Marlin & Regina Miller Gallery,
Kutztown, PA (Juror: George Adams)

Juried Exhibition, Salon de Refuses, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA (Jurors: Dani Edgar and Breann Young)

Solo Exhibition, Fault, The Brass Rail Gallery, Kutztown University,
Kutztown, PA

Group Screening ,Digital Media Screening V, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Juried Exhibition, Kutztown Select: Spring 2016, Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA (Juror: Karen Standford)

Group Exhibition, Painting, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2015

Solo Exhibition/ Happening, Discrete Continuum, Schaffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Group Screening, Digital Media Screening IV, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Collaboration Exhibition, Machines of Loving Grace,  Student Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (collaboration with artist Joshua Cox)

Solo Exhibition, Obscure, Exterior Screens, Sharadin College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Group Screening, Digital Media Screening III, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Group Exhibition, REEL, Student Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (Curated by Rebekkah Palov)

Group Exhibition, Painting Lobby Show, Sharadin College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Solo Exhibition, Space Between, Student Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Solo Exhibition, ASMR & Binaural Harmonic, Sharadin College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Group Screening, Digital Media Screening II, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Group Screening, Digital Media Screening, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Juried Exhibition, Kutztown Select: Spring 2015,  Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA (Juror: Karen Stanford)

Publications

Art in Isolation : Art in Response to COVID-19, (Artist Talk Magazine), (April 2021), artwork reproduced

Quarantine Book : Art made during the 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak, (2020) artwork reproduced

GoggleWorks 13th Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog, (May 2019), Reading, PA, artwork reproduced.  

TapeLeak, Issue: October, Miami FL (October 2018), artwork reproduced

The Burg, Harrisburg Magazine : October Issue, Harrisburg PA (October 2018), artwork reproduced

CVAzine, Issue #9 : “GLITCH”, (August 2018), artwork reproduced

1340ART Magazine Q3, (June 2018), artwork reproduced

Essence, (KU Literary Magazine), (Spring 2016), artwork reproduced

Essence, (KU Literary Magazine), (Spring 2015), artwork reproduced

Press

Extended Reality Ensemble, ‘Featured Artist’, Online, Instagram, February 21-26, 2021

George Joseph and Barrie Ann, ‘Art: Gallery asks ‘Who’s Your Dada?’, The Sentinel, Exhibition Review, Carlisle, PA,

Stephanie Sadowski, ‘This new exhibit showcases the best art from across Pennsylvania’, Exhibition Review, PennLive, Harrisburg, PA, July 2017

Public Collections

2016

Kutztown University Permanent Art Collection, Kutztown, PA

Exhibitions Curated

2021

Group Exhibition/ Virtual Happening, 東京のポータル (Tokyo Portal), ARS Electronica Festival 2021, Partnered with Extended Reality Ensemble, Never Knows Better and Vizmesh, NYC/ Tokyo/ Sansar (VR)

2016

Video Screening, Noir Blanc, McFarland Student Union Building TV Lounge, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Digital Media Happening and Installation, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2015

Video Screening, Horror, Sheradin Theater, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Certifications

2020

Art & Inquiry : Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom (The Museum of Modern Art, NYC)

Art & Activity : Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art (The Museum of Modern Art, NYC)

Art & Ideas : Teaching with Themes (The Museum of Modern Art, NYC)

2019

International TEFL TESOL Training (iTTT)

TEFL/ TESOL Certificate, (Accredited by: Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency (OTTSA))

  • 120 hour core course + 50 hours of Teaching Business English + 50 hours Teaching English to Young Learners

 

Related Employment

2016-2019

Host and Gallery Docent, The Millworks, Harrisburg, PA                          

  • A High capacity restaurant, brewery and gallery space; providing excellent hospitality, selling art, managing reservations and phone calls
  • Helped the restaurant reach ‘Pennsylvania Brewery of the Year’, ‘Top 100  Hot Spots in America 1017’, and ‘Best Art Gallery 2017’

2015-2016

Digital Media Studio Monitor, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA                

  •  Maintained regular monitor hours after classes
  • Worked with students troubleshooting technical errors, along with revising and editing artist statements, resumes and websites
  • Trained students to use the Adobe Creative Suite and led tutorials on operating digital cameras, projectors and audio equipment
  • Provided constructive project feedback for experienced students

 

Field Experience and Internships

2016-2017

Gallery Docent / Exhibition Assistant, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA          

  • Engaged with the general public about the exhibit and the artist(s)
  •  Monitored the gallery space during operation hours                         
  •  Assisted with fundraising to support the Museum and social media promotion
  • Handled condition reports and exhibition texts                                 
  • Assisted with project-specific installation: art handling, interior/ exhibition design, hanging and lighting construction

2016

Volunteer Docent, The Millworks Gallery, Harrisburg, PA          

  •  Engaged with visitors about the resident artists and their work
  •  Hosted ‘Third in the Burg’ Gallery Receptions

2013

Internship, Brath & Hughes Fine Arts Gallery LLC, Mechanicsburg, PA          

  •  Assisted the owner in running the daily operations of the gallery
  •  Interacted with artists: meetings, intake and outtake of artworks, and their selling work                                   
  •  Assisted with exhibition installations
  •  Hosted workshops                          
  •  Aided in installing curated shows at the State Capital of Pennsylvania and in Gettysburg, PA
  •  Did some back end and blog work for the Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Website

 

Professional Organizations

Art Association of Harrisburg (AAH), Harrisburg, PA

Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM), Harrisburg, PA (past)

 

Clubs & Activities

2014-2016

Digital Media Club, (President Spring 2016, Vice President Fall 2015), Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

  •  Led a club of 10 members during weekly meetings
  • Taught group workshops related to portfolio building, programs, and digital editing
  • Delegated tasks and assisted with budgeting funds to benefit the department
  •  Hosted community events, screenings, group exhibitions and handled promotion
  •  Directed short film collaborations

2013-2015

Art Club, (Vice President Fall 2014 – Spring 2015), Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA   

  •  Led a club of 15 members during weekly meetings
  •  Taught group workshops related to portfolio
  •  Brought in a variety of outside artists, to lecture or demo
  •  Delegated tasks and assisted with budgeting funds
  •  Hosted community events, exhibitions and fund raisers
  •  Curated club exhibitions
  •  Hosted several portfolio review sessions and group critiques outside of classes
  • Rose enough funds to sponsor two free Art Bus trips to NYC for art students

Technical Skills

Advanced (Software) : Adobe Creative Suite, Avid ProTools, Ableton Live, Audacity, Soundtrack Pro, VPT, ( 3D software ) Blender, Sansar

Intermediate (Software) :  TouchDesigner, Daz Studio, Unity

Learning (Software): Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Adobe Substance 3D, (VR) Styly, Houdini, Cinema 4D (CD4)

Portfolio Documentation: Exhibition, Photo, Video and text

Gallery Exhibit installation/ removal

Technology Installation and Integration

Coding with HTML, CSS, JQuery and CMS

Audio Engineering (including audio recording, editing and mixing)

Running a Large Format, Epson 9880 Printer and various other printers

Other Skills

Japanese Language (日本語 ) : JLPT N4 (Pre-Intermediate)

Training and Supervisor skills

Extensive Experience in Customer Service