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Selected Solo & Two Person Shows

    2015
  • Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. The Changing Same, solo show.
  • 2014
  • Burlington City Arts Center, Burlington, VT. Dream Work, solo show.
  • 2013
  • The King Family Exhibition Case, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. New Prints and Drawings, solo show.
  • 2012
  • Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Since the Beginning of Resistance, solo show.
  • Gallery II, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. New Work, solo show.
  • 2011
  • Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. From Here to There, solo show.
  • 2010
  • Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Here’s What We’re Gonna Do…, solo show.
  • 2007
  • NYS Gallery, New York, NY. Cobble, two-person show.

Selected Group Exhibitions

    2016
  • BRIC ARTS, Brooklyn, NY. BRIC Biennial Volume II, Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jennifer Gerow.
  • Happy Lucky No. 1, Brooklyn, NY. A Clover a Bee and A Reverie, curated by Katerina Marcelja.
  • SmackMellon, Brooklyn, NY. Of The People, curated by Erin Donnely.
  • Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE. Rainbow, curated by Karen Kunc.
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Our City, organized by Petrushka Larsen.
  • 2015
  • Interchurch Center, New York, NY. Who can stay here?
  • Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY. In Search of One City: Sensing (In)equality, curated by Katherine Gressel.
  • International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints Summer 2015.
  • 2013
  • Brun Leglise Gallery, Paris, France. Gravures contemporaines: 13 graveurs du Manhattan Graphics Center. New York.
  • Hollar Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. Prague/MGC, curated by Jane Kent.
  • International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints/New Narratives, curated by Andrew Raftery.
  • Manhattan Graphic Project Space, New York, NY. Square Deal, curated by Bob Shore and Rich Turnbull.
  • 2012
  • CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN. A Punker’s Revenge: A Celebration of Speedboat Gallery.
  • 2011
  • Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA. Trio: Balance, Transform, Strata.
  • 2010
  • Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD. What’s Your War?
  • 2009
  • Central Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY. Partners in Art and Life, curated by Lynn Saville.
  • Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Drawing.
  • Jaffe-Freide Gallery, Dartmouth College, NH. Dartmouth Invitational Print Exhibition.
  • 2008
  • Atrium Gallery, Western Nevada College, Carson City, NE. Six Sides to Every Story, an international collective print project organized by Candace Nicol.
  • 2007
  • International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints Spring 2007, curated by James Siena.

Public Works and Collaborations

    2016
  • Month2 Month
  • Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine held a Gentrifiers Anonymous Meeting, a performance on gentrification as part of an event series organized by William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton.

  • Crown Heights Mediation Center, Art for Community Change
  • Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine held a community discussion on gentrification and poster making workshop.

    2015
  • Shirley, A Monthly Reading Series, Questions on Gentrification, Brooklyn, NY
  • Performance and discussion with Oasa DuVerney as the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine.

    2010-Present
  • Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine
  • Co-founder of an ongoing and constantly evolving public art project in collaboration with Oasa Duverney exploring community through art-making on Brooklyn sidewalks. As part of this project we have created 4 fence weavings, public works that exhibit for a year each. We have published The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine presents a guide to Tenant Rights and Community Activities, a book that is distributed for free. We are currently working on a second edition of that book which will include interviews with low income Brooklyn residents about the impact of gentrification on their lives.

    2000
  • Stop-biting
  • Self-published artist book made in collaboration with artist Scott Dolan.

Artist Talks/Panels & Curating/Jurying

    2016
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Visiting critic. Winter session.

    2015
  • Amherst College, Mildred Beltré, Recent work.
  • Gave a talk in conjunction with exhibit.

  • Celebrating Prints 2015
  • Juror for exhibition of prints by Eastern European artists, BBLA Gallery, Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY.

  • Art and Activism
  • Panel discussion at AS 220, Providence, RI.

    2014
  • Open Engagement 2014: Live/Work, Queens Museum, Queens, NY.
  • Participant on a panel entitled “Family life and Socially Engaged Art.”

  • On Message Exchange Print portfolio, Organizer.
  • Organized a portfolio of prints featuring artist from across the United States inviting them to participate in the history of printmaking as a means of dissemination of information.

  • Cooper Union, New York, NY.
  • Artist Talk.

    2013
  • Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY.
  • Artist Talk.

    2011
  • Albright College, Reading, PA.
  • Visiting Artist.

  • City Limits (online news/magazine).
  • Interviewed on City Limits for video segment: Art When the Picture Changes: Race, Gentrification. City Limits video reporter Rae Gomes talked with Brooklyn artists about the role they play in capturing the complexity of race, the 1991 riots, and modern-day neighborhood change in Crown Heights. Produced by Don Mathisen. Watch video.

  • New Museum, New York, NY.
  • Invited participant for reading group in conjunction with a museum exhibition titled, Museum as Hub: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet!, which was an exhibition, reading room, and discussion space inspired by the energy and politics of radical, independent African American periodicals published during the first half of the twentieth century. Participated in a public reading of selected readings from the exhibition as part of Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet!

    2010
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
  • Visiting Artist.

  • 215 College Gallery, Burlington, VT. Guest Juror, Drawn.
  • Curated a show of drawings by twenty artists.

    2009
  • Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
  • Friends Of Special Collections Lecture Series 2009-2010. Artist Talk with artist Jane Kent.

Collections

  • The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH.
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Special Collections.
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Special Collections.
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Winona State University, Winona, MN.
  • Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
  • Johnson and Johnson Corporation.
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Special Collections.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Special Collections.
  • Projecto ’ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Special Collections.
  • Permanent Collective Richard R. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
  • Southern Graphics Council Archives.
  • Columbia College, Permanent Collection, Chicago, IL.
  • University of Akron, Akron, OH.

Grants, Internships and Residencies

    2017
  • Santa Fe Arts Institute, Water rights themed residency (Upcoming).
  • 2016
  • NYU, Faculty Resource Network, Grimes Scholar-in-Residence.
  • Artist Community Engagment Grant, Rema Hort Foundation.
  • 2015
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Crown Heights Grant for the Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine.
  • 2013
  • Citizen’s Committee Grant for the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine.
  • Lattie Coor Grant research grant, University of Vermont, for the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine.
  • 2011
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Awarded a one month residency.
  • BAC Regrant Program, awarded a grant to continue The Brooklyn Hi Art! Machine, a community- based public art project.
  • 2010
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Awarded a one month residency.
  • New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Award/Grant from the Citizens Committee, awarded a grant to launch The Brooklyn Hi Art! Machine, a community-based public art project.
  • 2003
  • New York Foundation for the Arts, Grant recipient in Printmaking and Drawing.

Teaching Experience

    2016
  • Teaching Artist, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Mentor graduate students attending the low residency program at VCFA.

    2008-2016
  • Associate Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Teach a variety of courses: Drawing 1, Intermediate Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Relief Printmaking, Color Relief Printmaking, Etching, Projects in Printmaking, and 2D Design, created curriculum for all (promoted to Associate Professor in 2015).

    2013-2016
  • Adjunct Drawing Instructor, Cooper Union, Summer Outreach/Summer Intensive
  • Teach 6 week drawing course for high school students assisted by current Cooper Union students, culminating in the installation of an exhibit.

    2012
  • Teaching Artist, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY
  • (Summer) Taught 4-day Introduction to Woodcut Workshop courses.

    2009
  • Part Time Assistant Professor, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY, Bridge Program
  • (Summer) Designed and taught a printmaking course for an intensive for high school students taking courses for college credit. Developed print projects exploring the history of Brooklyn.

    2008
  • Full Time Lecturer, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • (Fall) Drawing 1 and 2D Design, created curriculum.

  • Part Time Assistant Professor, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY, Bridge Program
  • (Summer) Designed and taught a printmaking course for an intensive teen program linking projects with the history of Brooklyn.

  • Adjunct Faculty, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
  • (Spring) Designed curriculum for a Printmaking I class focusing on color relief printmaking.

  • Part Time Assistant Professor, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
  • Printmaking I class focusing on monotype, black and white woodcut, and intaglio.

    2007
  • Part Time Assistant Professor, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
  • (Fall) Printmaking I class focusing monotype, black and white woodcut, and intaglio.

  • Adjunct Faculty, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
  • (Spring) Designed curriculum for a Printmaking I class focusing on color relief printmaking.

    2003-2006
  • Citywide Arts Coordinator, New York City Housing Authority, NY
  • Designed and implemented new programs: provided training for NYCHA Center staff and consultants in printmaking, computer graphics, knitting and video programs. Supervised over twenty-five art consultants teaching in over fifty Community and Senior Centers in Brooklyn housing developments. Oversaw preparation of consultant teaching curricula. Participated in all aspects of the Annual Resident art show competition: coordinated collection of art work from over 100 community and senior centers, interviewed and hired jurors, arranged for framing of accepted works and return of rejected works, found locations for exhibitions and oversaw installation of show.

    1995-2003
  • Teaching Artist, Harborview Visual Arts, New York City Housing Authority, NY
  • Organized toursand workshops with artists and Community Centers at Metropolitan and Brooklyn Museums. Developed art classes for children ages 6-12 at various community centers in the five boroughs. Designed and conducted Latino Heritage art projects for children in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island centers.

    1999
  • Artist/Educator, Classroom Connections, Museo Del Barrio, NY
  • Designed and conducted a two month long mural project in Lower East Side elementary school using the Santos exhibit as a basis for a lesson plan.

    1998-2002
  • Teaching Artist, Urban Family Center, Henry St. Settlement, NY
  • Taught Family Arts: evening art class for adults and children. Coordinated and supervised teen staff assistants. Created, and twice a week conducted, an art program within a pre-existing after-school program.

    1998
  • Visiting Artist, Henry Street Settlement, NY
  • Conducted a 10-week quilt-making project in a Brooklyn elementary school.

  • Artist/Educator, Museo Del Barrio, NY
  • Conducted a 10-week workshop for adults and children based on current exhibition.

    Professional Development

      2007
    • Color Woodcut workshop with Karen Kunc, Academy of Fine Art, New York, NY.
    • 2006
    • Water-based Silkscreen class with Roni Henning, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY.
    • 2004
    • Hanga Woodcut class with April Vollmer, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY.
    • 2000
    • Plate Color Lithography class with Devraj Dakoji, Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY.
    • 1995
    • Intaglio and bookmaking, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
    • Multiple Plate Color Intaglio workshop with Warrington Colescott, Davenport Museum, Davenport, IA.

    Community Organizing/Activism

      September 2008
    • Policing Motherhood Workshop in collaboration with Incite! National
    • Developed a workshop with women in Austin and New Mexico to be presented at the Critical Resistance conference in San Francisco. Workshop deals with the multiple ways in which poor and women of color are policed and how to work towards creating revolutionary alternatives and mutual support. Designed a zine containing stories of dealing with obtaining social services from the mothers who developed the workshop for distribution at the conference and other venues. Created plan of action for how to further the work.

      March 2007-August 2007
    • Another Politics is Possible Delegation Planning group
    • Worked with over 10 new York City based groups to organize delegation of activists, artists and community organizers and community members to attend the United States Social Forum in Atlanta. Raised over 35,000 through grants and grassroots fund-raising to send 60 adults and 13 children to the Forum to attend and coduct workshops. Designed Logo for delegation t-shirt.

      September 2005-2008
    • Sisterfire, local New York chapter of INCITE! National Organization of Women of Color against Violence
    • Brought together individual activist, artists and people in community to work collectively. Development of the Bartering Network that sought to create social change by creating new social relations, emphasizing skills-sharing, and popular education.

      July 1992-2006
    • Escuela Popular Norteña, Valdez, NM, and New York, NY
    • Developed and conducted Popular Education based workshops for adults and youth on art as well as community issues for youth and adults. Participated in all aspects of organizing conferences such as scheduling, arranging travel and accommodations. Coordinated Children’s Art Program.

      Education

      • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, MA & MFA degrees in Printmaking
      • Carleton College, Northfield, MN, BA degree in Studio Art and Anthropology