Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions & Performances

2021/22
Anything Can Be A Dragon and Anything Can Be A Snake,
Juried two person exhibition. North Eastern Illinois University, Chicago USA, Dates TBD
2020

* RARA

Invited Solo Exhibition. Presented online: rara.technology Langer Over Dickie, Chicago IL
SOLO
Solo Exhibition and Performance, MONO Lisboa Gallery, Lisbon Portugal
2017
Prime
UCLA EDA Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2011
Grid
Gateway Gallery, Baltimore MD
The Intimacy Project
Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore MD
2013
In the Round
Collaboration with Morgan Frailey, School 33, Baltimore MD

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021/22

* The Other Reality

Curated by Marcello Dantas, Fundación CorpArtes, Santiago Chile, Dates TBD
2021

* The Whole Sell

Presented Online URL TBD, Curated by Nina Sarnelle, Online, TBD
2020
What Remains: Chapter 2 Merge
Presented performance “SOLO” Curated by Ieke Trinks and Joseph Ravens with DFBRL8R Gallery Chicago IL

* Downtown Variety Take 4

Live Streamed Online. Curated by Culture Hub in Partnership with La Mama

* a2p

Presented Online http://a2p.bitmark.com/v2 Curated by Casey Reas, Iris Long, and Carol Sabbadini
[Dis]Position
Presented Online disposition.ats.community Curated By Duncan Bass, Bopha Hul, Patrick O’Shea and Doug Rosman, for Ars Electronica Festivals’ In Kepler’s Garden
2019

* Autobodies and Other Human Factors

Curated by Thuangkamol Thongborisute and Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Open Plan Collective, Los Angeles CA

* Refest

Curated by CultureHub, Navel LA, Los Angeles CA

* Latitudes International Performance Art Festival

Curated by Hector Cononge, Museo Altillo Beni, Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia

* Locating Form in Virtual Spaces

Curated by Richelle Gribble, Nook Gallery, Los Angeles CA

* FILE Electronic Language International Festival

Curated by Paula Perissinotto & Ricardo Barreto, FIESP Cultural Center, São Paulo Brazil

* Femmebit

Curated by Team Femmebit, Civic Center Studios, Los Angeles CA
Handmade by Robots
Curated by Ali Seradge, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

* Tête à Tête

Curated by Kat Buckley, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL

* Friend Roulette

Curated by The Mortuary for The Wrong Biennial, Los Angeles CA
2018

* Prix Ars Electronica

OK Art Center, Recipient of Prix Ars Electronica Honorable Mention, Linz Austria

* Vibrant Matter

Curated by Eli Joteva, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles CA
Weak or No Signal
Curated by Casey Reas, UCLA New White Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2017

* Game Art Festival

Curated by Eddo Stern, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
Fall Preview
Curated by Victoria Vesna, UCLA New White Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Hack the Music LA
(Collaboration with collective Gather All) Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA
Interactive Art: The Relationship of Humans and Technology
Curated by Thuangkamol Thongborisute, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, Bangkok Thailand
Far Bazaar
Curated by Lee Tusman, Cerritos College, Los Angeles CA
2016
Light City Baltimore
(Collaboration “Lumen” with Steve Lynam) Baltimore MD
Electronic + Technologic Semiotics of the Bodily
Curated by Performancy Forum, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY
Pulse
Curated by Carly J. Bales, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD

* Borders Boundaries, Barricades Performance Art Review

Curated by Labbodies, Space Camp Gallery, Baltimore MD
Sondheim Semi Finalist Exhibition
Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore MD
2015

* Space Camp Opening

Curated by Labbodies, Space Camp Gallery, Baltimore MD
YESPLEASETHANKYOU
Benefiting Baltimore Youth Arts, Platform Gallery, Baltimore MD
The Raft on Lazy River
Curated by Melissa Webb and Maggie Villegas, Artscape, Baltimore MD
EMINENT DOMAIN
Curated by Carly J Bales, Mondo Festo at EMP Collective, Baltimore MD
Borders Boundaries, Barricades
Curated by Labbodies, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD
2013
You Are My Sunshine
Curated by Jen Hitchings, Associated Gallery, Brooklyn NY
SuperNova Performance Festival
Curated by Eames Armstrong, The Pink Line Project, Rosslyn VA
2012
Push, Don’t Pull
MICA Station Building, Baltimore MD
Spines
Presented with Jackie Meyer, Maryland Institute College of Art Fox 3rd floor Gallery, Baltimore MD
2011
TV Dinner
Curated by Sarah Doherty, In/Flux Gallery, Baltimore MD
Opus
Curated by Pat Alexander, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore MD
Road Block
Curated by Sarah Doherty Area 405, Baltimore MD
2010
Sea Dogs III
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Scotland
Wishing You The Happiest Day Under The Sun
Gambetta Gallery, Glasgow Scotland

Fellowships & Awards

2020
Envision Grant
Chicago Artist Coalition in partnership with Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation
Course Enhancement Grant
SAIC. To support inviting artist Brody Condon to give an artist talk and workshop.
2019
Mary E. Hofstetter Scholarship for Excellence in Visual Arts
Banff Arts Center, Banff Alberta
Crosstown Arts Fellowship
Crosstown Arts in partnership with Crosstown High, Memphis TN
2018
Prix Ars Electronica Prize
Honorable Mention, Interactive Arts
2017
UCLA Regents Fellowship
Department of Arts & Architecture Los Angeles CA
2016
Clifton Webb Scholarship
UCLA Department of Arts & Architecture, Los Angeles CA
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
Semi Finalist, Baltimore MD
2015
Light City Baltimore, Project Grant
40,000, Baltimore MD
2013
Ignite Baltimore Grant
Funding for "Hear Charm City" Baltimore MD

Education

2018
UCLA
MFA, Design Media Arts
2012
Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA, Interdisciplinary Sculpture

Current Position

2019
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Assistant Professor, Art and Technology Studies Department Courses: Art & Technology Practices; Experimental Media; Virtual Reality; New Realities: Simulations of Future Worlds

Prior Teaching

2019
University of Southern California
Lecturer, Interactive Media Arts and Practice Department Courses: Data Visualization, Fall 2019
2016 - 2019
University of California Los Angeles
Lecturer, Design Media Arts Department Courses: Typography, Summer 2019; TA Practicum Fall 2018 Teaching Assistant, Design Media Arts Department Courses: Sculptural Form with Chandler McWilliams, Media Histories with Peter Lunenfeld, Art Science and Technology with Victoria Vesna, Typography with Amanda Stojanov, Senior Projects with Willem Henri Lucas, Spring 2018
2011 - 2012
Maryland Institute College of Art
Teaching Assistant, Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department Courses: Sculptural Forms with John Penny; Junior Seminar with Joan Watson

Related Activities

2019
Crosstown High
Resident Teaching Artist. Experimental Game Development. Spring Semester course exploring JavaScript and micro-controllers with P5.js and Makey Makey.
2012-2016
Make Studio
Studio Assistant. Facilitated daily operations within the community-based arts organization. Make Studio empowers artists with disabilities to grow as professionals with visibility and voice in their communities. We create opportunities for everyone to connect through art.
2015-2016
Digital Harbor Foundation
Program Specialist for the Nano Lab Developed and Facilitated “Mini Maker” programs: 2D to 3D printing; Kinetic Chaos; Movie Makers; Circuits Circus; and Website Wizards. Developed and adapted for students in K-5 grades and Middle/High school aged students grades 6-12

Conference Presentations

2021

* Reimagining the Third Space: New Metaphors for Online Creative Communities

Panelist. Remote. Chairs: Lee Tusman and Alice Yuan Zhang. Panelists: LaJune McMillian, Kristin McWharter, and Lauren Gardner. Description: Rather than abiding by conventional usage of tools like social media, conference calls, and chat rooms, how can virtual spaces adopt learnings from physical creative spaces while exploring beyond their limitations? Panelists discuss how virtual spaces and communities can serve as extensions of DIY space or form new models of institutions.
2020
New Media Caucus Roundtable: Dematerialization of the Art Experience
Panelist. Chicago IL. Chairs: Rachel E. Clarke and Tom Burtonwood. Panelists: Nadav Assor, Nick Bontrager, Jon Chambers, Meredith Drum, Richard Haley, Mona Kasra, Agatha Sunyoung Park, Kate Parsons, Chelsea Thompto, Brenda Lopez, and Kristin McWharter. Description: This roundtable will explore the physical-virtual shift from 3D printing practices to Virtual Reality (VR) and Extended Reality (XR) experiences in new media. What VR/XR practices are extant, and what new practices are emerging? A discussion will follow eleven lightning talks.
2019

* Processing Community Day, Los Angeles

Presented “Party Games: Speculative Play Through Form”. Los Angeles CA

* Performative Computation Symposium

Exhibiting Artist. Los Angeles CA. Description: Symposium topics explore a breadth of cross-disciplinary thinking to bridge embodied and computational practices. Speakers will present talks and demos on human improvisation, embodied computation, machine intelligence, data architectures, algorithmic accessibility, choreographic scores, and machine-assisted improvisation.

* Howlround Digital + Performance Convening

Panelist. Kingston Ontario. Description: Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance co-produced a one day Digital + Performance Convening that brought together up to fifty practitioners, curators, and scholars from the US and Canada working at the intersection of performance and digital technology for a day of discussion that aims to break open assumptions and reveal future possibilities for the art form.
2015

* Ignite Baltimore

Presented collaboration “Spaces and Places” with Adrian Curiel. Baltimore MD

Artist Residencies

2020
High Concept Labs
Chicago IL
2019
Banff Behavior Swarm
Banff Alberta
Crosstown Arts
Memphis TN
2012, 2015
Vermont Studio Center
Johnstown VT
2018
Culture Hub LA
Los Angeles CA

Lectures and Artist Talks

2020
Interlude Chicago
Discussion of new work RARA with the Group interested in games studies. Remote

* SAIC ATS Remote Talks

“How to be a Good Sport” presented for the Art & Technology Studies department at SAIC. Remote.

* Praksis R16

Online Athletics" for the remote LARP residency group. Remote

* Artist Talk

Northwestern University "Virtual and Alternate Reality Storytelling" course in the Radio TV Film department. Chicago IL

* A History of Virtual Reality Technologies

Brown University, "Reality Remix: Experimental Virtual Reality" course in the Department of Music. Remote
2019
Banff Resident Artist Talks
Artist Talk as part of the Behavior Swarm Artist Residency. Banff Alberta
Culture Hub LA Resident Artist Talk
Culture Hub LA Artist talk and workshop on Virtual Reality development using A frame. Los Angeles CA
Crosstown Arts Resident Artist Talks
Artist talk presented to the public. Memphis TN
2018
Interactive Art: The Relationship of Humans and Technology Artist Talk
Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center Artist talk presented to the public. Bangkok Thailand
2016
Design Media Arts Graduate Artist Talks
Pecha Kucha for UCLA Design Media Arts graduate program. Los Angeles CA
2015

* Hear Charm City

D Center Baltimore. Presentation presented to the public. Baltimore MD

Curatorial Projects

2019

* Femmebit Twitch Takeover

Curation of Online Panel Discussions and Presentations of New Media artwork via the Femmebit Twitch live stream. Presented to the public.
2016
Characters Welcome
Curated and Facilitated collaboration between Make Studio artists and Digital Harbor Foundation. The exhibition showcased a range of digital fabrication processes made accessible to the needs of artists with disabilities. The exhibition was supported by a Maryland State Arts Council Micro Grant.
2012
Super Bowl
Exhibition of work by femme identifying artists making work inspired by themes of sports and competition. The exhibition took place in conjunction with the 2012 Superbowl Championship game in which the Baltimore Ravens competed and won. Presented with Gigolo Knights Gallery in Arbutus MD.

Juror & Reviewer

2019

* CultureHub LA

Artist Residency