Resume/Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

 

• Masters of Fine Arts in Painting, Syracuse University, 2012

• Master of Arts in Art Therapy, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 2007, 2008

• Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Studio Art, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 2004

• Distinguished Honors Graduate in Multimedia Illustration, Defense Information School, Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Fort Meade, MD, 2002

• Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2001

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

• Person(ALL) Narratives, Runnymeade Hotel, Alva, OK, March 2014

• JASSW annual, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle, WA, May  2013

• Whose fault?, Center on Contemporary Art Ballard Gallery, Seattle, WA, March 2013

• Scroll for Japan, Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery,  The Art Students’League of New York, New York, May 2012

• Godzilla invades U.S., Spark contemporary gallery, Syracuse, New York, November 2010

• Godzilla invades U.S., Michael Sickler gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, April 2010

• Y Speak for yourself (Performance), Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006

• Not Again!  Muddy Waters kava lounge, Santa Barbara, California, May 2005

• Step into the Light, winter 2005 Asian American Artists showcase, University of California Santa Barbara, February 2005

• TK:O, Santa Barbara Art Association, Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, California, October 2004

• EyeCandy Magazine, Featured artist of the month, Kennesaw Georgia, September 2004

• Asian American Artists showcase, Multicultural Center, University of California, May 2004, December 2003, May 2003

• Space Invaders, Gallery 1434, University of California Santa Barbara, April 2004

• Blur, temporary contemporary at Bekins, Santa Barbara, California, April 2004

• Undergrads Unite, Gallery S, Goleta, California, March 2004

• Pigments of the dimensional world, Santa Barbara Art Association, Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, California, January 2004

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

• Mixed Messages 4, Press Street Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA, June 2014

• Kaiju, Alamo Draft House Gallery, Houston, TX, May 2014

• Erotische Kunst, GS gallery, Southwestern University of Visual Arts, Tucsan, AZ, April 2014

• Poetic voices in response to Hurricane Sandy, Long Branch Arts Council, Long Branch, NJ, April 2014

• Contemporary Views: Modern and Abstract Art, Graceful Arts Center, Alva, OK, March 2014

• 51st Annual Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art,  Monroe, LA, February 2014

• Ex Libris: 100 Artists, 100 books, Axis Gallery,  Seattle, WA, February 2014

• Post-apocalyptic, University Art Gallery,  Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, January 2014

• Fresh Paint Digital Art Exhibition, TRP Center City Media Wall, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014

• International postcard show 2014, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK, January 2014

• Scope Miami Beach, Scope Pavilion, Miami Beach, FL, December 2013

• 9×12: Works on paper, The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX, December 2013

• Bloom, 1927 events, Seattle, WA, November 2013

• #Hashtag, InAsMuch Gallery, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, October 2013

• There/Here, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, October 2013

• 2013 Arts Council Juried exhibition, City Arts Gallery, Wichita, KS, October 2013

• Terrestrial: Who you are, where you are, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA, October 2013

• Creatives rising, Projections Garden/Linc LIC buliding, Long Island City, NY, October 2013

• Post-Racial U.S.?, New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, October 2013

• (Inter)connections, WoCA Projects, Fort Worth, TX, October 2013

• Big Fat Scary Deal, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN, October 2013

• CoCA Collision: Past, present and future, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, Sept 2013

• Lady Parts, True Love Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, August 2013

• The Story of the Creative, See | Gallery, Long Island City, NY, July 2013

• On-Line, University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA, June 2013

• Bemis Spring Art Exposition, Bemis Arts, Seattle, WA, April 2013

• International Artexpo New York, Art-Variant Projects, Pier 92, New York, March 2013

• Copy.right?  Gallery 33, Chicago, IL, Feb 2013

• Pop-up Art, Technology Access Foundation, Seattle, WA, Feb 2013

• Human Nature, Gallery Context, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA, Dec 2012

• Hit the road, Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2012

• Lost Horizons, Manifest gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 2012

• First 50,  Art’s alive gallery,  Burlington,  VT,  Sept 2012

• Wanna play?,  Union Street Gallery,  Chicago Heights,  IL,  Sept 2012

• No printing necessary,  Step gallery,  Arizona State University,  Tempe,  AZ,  Sept 2012

• Welcome to tomorrow,  Dumbo Arts Center,  Brooklyn,  New York,  May 2012

• Conversational Devices, Buckham gallery, Flint, Michigan, May 2012

• Crossing borders, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, California, May 2012

• MFA exhibition, SU Art gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, April 2012

• Open Studio,  Vermont Studio Center,  Johnson,  Vermont,  January 2012

• CU@SU SU@CU, Clifford gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, November 2011

• Open Studio, Art Students League of New York Vytlacil campus, New York, June 2011

• JERK magazine 1st annual art exhibit, Syracuse, New York, April 2011

• Art Slant Showcase 2011, ArtSlant.com, New York, February 2011

• National Wet Paint exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, January 2011

• Art harvest, Art farm exhibit, Marquette, Nebraska, October 2010

• Bare Walls, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, October 2009

• Spark Contemporary Gallery, Syracuse, New York, September 2009

• Graduate Painting, XL Projects, Syracuse, New York, September 2009

• Graduate Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, May 2008

• Open Studio Night, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 2007

• Art of Connection, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 2007

• Humor Exhibit, Student Health Services and Counceling Center, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 2007

• Facilitator’s show, Open Studio Project, Evanston,Illinois, January 2007

• Chicago Leftist Lounge II, Chicago, Illinois, December 2006

• Friday Night Open Studio, Ox-bow school of art, Saugatuck, Michigan, August 2006

• Y Speak for yourself, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006

• Wall of Witness, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, April 2005

• Art explosions, Mercury Lounge, Goleta, California, May 2004

• Reflections of Poverty, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, March 2004

• Embracing Ellwood, Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, California, December 2003

• Advanced Painting Class Exhibition, Gallery 1434, University of California Santa Barbara, December 2003

• 21st Century Woman: New ideas on feminity, Women’s Center, University of California Santa Barbara, November 2003

• Focused on the Forum, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, September 2003

• Semana Nautica, Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, Santa Barbara, California, July 2003

• Undergraduate Art Exhibition, University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, June 2003

 

EXPERIENCE

 

• Director of Studio Art, Assistant Professor of Art, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK, 2013

• Teaching Artist/Artist in residence,  Arts Corps;  Seattle Public Schools,  Seattle,  WA,  2012

• Artist in residence,  Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts,  Nebraska City,  NE,  2012

• Artist in residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012

• Artist in residence, Art Students League of New York, NY, 2011, 2012

• Instructor graduate, Painting, Syracuse University, NY, 2011

• Artist in residence, Art Farm, Marquette, NE, 2010

• Art Therapist/Americorps Volunteer, Asian Human Services, Chicago, IL, 2009

• Thesis presentation, “Constructive destruction as art therapy:Exploring the therapeutic benefits of breaking shit (objects)”, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL, 2007

• Art Therapy Intern/Program Facilitator, Open Studio Project, Evanston, IL, 2007

• Production artist in vinyl graphics, ASI Modulex, Chicago, IL, 2007

• Guest lecturer (Art therapy), American Institute of Art, Chicago, IL, 2006

• Exhibit technician, Kohl Children Museum of Greater Chicago, Glenview, IL, 2006

• Art Therapy intern, St. Anthony Hospital outpatient program, Chicago, IL, 2006

• Artist research assistant to Professors Jane Callister and Jane Mulfinger, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, 2004

• Founder/Curator, Gallery S at Silvergreens, Isla Vista, CA, 2004

• Razzle Dazzle Kids after school arts teacher, Santa Barbara, CA, 2004

 

AWARDS

 

• Featured artist, New Emerging Artists, New York, NY, 2013

• Community Supported Arts 2013 Award, Seattle, WA, 2013

• Prairie Schooner Earl Avitt Award,  University of Nebraska Press,  NE, 2012

• Letter of recognition,  Friends of the United Nations,  NY, 2012

• MFA fellowship award, Syracuse University, NY, 2012

• Ginsburg MFA best of show award, Syracuse University, NY, 2012

• Sara and Yasuo Kuniyoshi Foundation scholarship, Art Students League of New York, NY, 2011, 2012

• Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University, NY, 2011

• Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship, Syracuse University, NY, 2011

• 1st 2011 showcase winner, computer art, ArtSlant.com, New York, NY, 2011.

• Graduate Assistantship, Syracuse University, NY, 2010

• Travel Grant Award, Syracuse University, NY, 2010

• Teaching Assistantship, Syracuse University, NY, 2009

• Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL, 2008

• Japanese-American Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 2007

• American Art Therapy Association Scholarship fund, Atlanta, GA, 2005

• The Helen Student Services Award, Department of Art, University of California Santa Barbara,  2004

• Outstanding volunteer award, Student Health Advisory Committee, University of California Santa Barbara, 2004

• Award of Excellence, Healing power of Art competition, Manhattan Arts International, 2003

• Honorable Mention, Military Graphics Competition 2001, Fort Meade, Maryland 2002

 

PUBLICATIONS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

• Alva Review Courier, Volume 122, No. 19, March 2014

• Dialogist, Volume I, Issue IV,  Jan 2014

• Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue #2, Jan 2014

• “Pivot”, Slag Mag, Old Furnace Artist’s Residency Publication, Harrisonburg, VA, Jan 2014

• “Baptism of concrete estuary”, Lunch Ticket, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 2013

• “Artist Reel”, Wordsmiths, Boulder, CO, Nov 2013

• “#Hashtag”, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, Nov 2013

• “Fusion #3: Home”, Prarie Schooner, Lincoln, NE, Nov 2012

• “In the Studio: The Process of a Painting”, New American Paintings Blog,  August 2012

• “Scroll for Japan benefit”,  Huffington Post,  New York,  NY,  May 2012

• New American Painting, MFA Annual #99, March 2012

• National Wet Paint Exhibition Catalog, Chicago,IL, January 2011

• Featured article, Chicago Sun-Times,IL, November 2008

• Featured artist, Forge Journal Magazine, Omaha,NE, July 2007

• Constructive Destruction as Art Therapy: Exploring the therapeutic benefits of breaking shit (objects), permanent collection of Flaxman Library, Chicago,IL 2007

• Featured artist, Myartspace.com, January 2007

• “Art space talk: Jave Yoshimoto”, Myartspace.com, October 2006

• Featured artist, Plasma Rag Online Magazine: Creative Awareness Initiative, March 2005

• Freedom, EyeCandy magazine, Kennesaw, Georgia, July 2004