Artist CV 

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

education

2009            

MFA, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey

2006             

MFA Degree Courses, Hunter College, New York, New York

2002             

BFA Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

BA Writing & Sociology, Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York, New York

grants & residencies

2016

Residency Lab, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2015             

Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at Vyt, Orangeburg, New York 

2014          

Artist Residency Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Artists Summer Institute, LMCC and Creative Capital, New York, New York

2013            

Artists Residency, Patio Taller, Carolina, Puerto Rico 

collaborate:create Residency, Forward Flux, New York, New York

Artists Residency, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York

2012            

Artists Residency, Departamento de la Comida, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007            

Raymond Stark Foundation Graduate Study Grant

2004             

Sugarloaf Artist Residency, Sugarloaf Key, Florida  

1997             

Mundy Foundation Grant

selected exhibitions & events

2017

For Shelley, 326 Gallery, New York, New York

Vestige, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Visual AIDS, Metro Pictures, New York, New York

2016

Residency Lab Exhibition, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2015

Human Rights Tattoo, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Performance, Theater Lab, New York, New York

Performance, La Rosario, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2014

Scarlet Saturday, Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Opening, Brooklyn Pride Center, Brooklyn, New York

Small Works, Tar Pit, Brooklyn, New York

Beaver, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

Small Works for a Big Change, Jack Studios, New York, New York

2013

The Lesbian Herstory Archives, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, New York

Annual Exhibition, OutFront, Minneapolis, Minnesota

collaborate:create, Forward Flux, New York, New York

Bushwick Open Studios, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York

Small Works For Big Change, Judson Memorial Church, New York, New York

2012

Mural Del Callejon El Coco, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Fountain Art Fair, 69th Armory, New York, New York

On the Fence, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, New York

Spring Fling, Williamsburg Arts and Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York

Reflections, Dacia Gallery, New York, New York

Small Works For Big Change, Jack Studios, New York, New York

2011

The Pop-Up Museum, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana    

The Pop-up Museum, Leslie/Lohman Museum, New York, New York

Small Works For Big Change, Jack Studios, New York, New York

2010

BARTER TOWN (Trading Post V: Juneteenth), Duarte Square, New York, New York

Chain Reaction 11, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, Califorinia

2009

Solo Exhibition, Rutgers Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey    

Identities!, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York

Banginโ€™, Longwood Gallery, Bronx, New York

coLAB Film Festival, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rated X: Amsterdam Alternative Erotica Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008

PornFestival Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Doppelganger Exhibition, Rutgers Mason Gross Gallery, New Jersey

NewFest: The 20th Anniversary New York LGBT Film Festival, New York, New York

2007

MFA Exhibition, Rutgers Mason Gross Gallery, New Jersey

Recipes for Disaster, Collaborative Arts, Highland Park, New Jersey

2006

riffRAG Exhibition, Bluestockings Books, New York, New York

Renegade Fair, McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

PowWow Exhibition, CUNY Hunter, New York, New York

When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York, New York

Cinemarosa, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

2005

Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Austin, Texas

Renegade Arts Fair, McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2004

Visual AIDS, Brent Sikkema, New York, New York

MIX Program, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York, New York

Flaming Film Festival, District 202, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2003

MIX Experimental Film and Video Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York

Vim Festival, East River Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2002

Third Wave Foundation, New York, New York

 The Weather, Parsons Gallery, New York, New York

2001

Video Mania, Parsons Gallery, New York, New York

The Banana Cremeletter Video, Miranda July, Portland, Oregon

1998

Parsons Selected Works Exhibition, Samsung Art and Design Institute, Korea

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016-2017

Adjunct Professor, Integrated Studio, Parsons, The New School of Design, New York, New York

2012-2015

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women, New York, New York

2012-2014         

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women, New York, New York

1999-present        

Graphic Designer & Art Director, Various Clients, New York, New York

2013             

Resident Art Teacher, Mural Workshop, Patio Taller, Carolina, Puerto Rico

2013            

Assistant Professor, Computer Technology, CUNY Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, New York

2009             

Instructor, Drawing Shadow and Line, Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

2007-2009         

Instructor, Drawing Fundamentals I and II, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

Instructor, Graphic Design and Typography, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

2007-2009     

Gallery Assistant, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ 

2001-2004        

Community Educator, Project Libery, CAMBA & University Settlement, New York, New York

selected bibliography

Logo New Now Next, Manzella, Samantha, How One Tattoo Artist Is  Making Their Studio A Safe Space For Queer Clients, July 2017

PerNYC Podcast, Feature Guest, July 2017

Tattoodo.com, Diamond, KD, Tracking Our Lineage Through Stories and Live Tattooing, March 2017

National Public Radio, Latino USA, Know Your Rights, June 2015

Apartment Therapy, Sparacio, Andrea, Studio Visit, June 2014

Professional Artist Magazine, Whitney, Eleanor Callott, Put Aside Fear and Plan for Success, December 2014

Berlin Artparasites, November, 2014

Gayletter, Torres, Eric, Small Works for Big Change, March 2014

riffRAG magazine, 2006

Zine Scene, Francesca Lia Block and Hillary Carlip, 2000

BigNews Magazine, featured artist, 2000

Parsons School of Design Annual Catalog, 1998