CV

EDUCATION

University of California Berkley-MFA Art Practice
Berkeley, CA
May 2018
Studio based program with a cross disciplinary focus in installation, performance, and social practice

Berkeley City College – Multimedia Arts 
Berkeley, CA
Sept. 2009 –June 2011
Studied digital photography and printmaking

University of Cincinnati – BA International  Affairs & French
Cincinnati, OH
Graduated Aug. 2004
Magna Cum Laude Honors (GPA: 3.78/4.0)
Interdisciplinary major with coursework in political science, history, economics, geography and foreign languages.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Artist, Oakland, CA
September 2008-Present

• Using a variety of medium, including photography, installation, and performance created a body of work exploring various themes linking the attitudes of past with the present, professionalism, women’s role in the workplace, identity, spirituality, and healing

 

Eye to Eye: art, travel, activism Oakland, CA
Co-founder and Arts and Community Education Director
September 2008-August 2010

Eye to Eye was a project that supported artists and social change makers in creating sustainable  businesses and art practices

• Secured project’s fiscal sponsorship

• Partnered with graphic designer for the creation of logo, website and name for organization

• Recruited team of educators and artists to serve as founding members

• Created structure and facilitated support group for artists and social change makers working on independent projects

• Created an underground restaurant and underground art gallery for participating Eye to Eye artists and surrounding community

• Served as a member of an Eye to Eye delegation to the Dominican Republic: met with Dominican non-profits and documented trip through photography

• Spring 2010 and Spring 2011 recruited and facilitated two 13-week Artist’s Way workshops

PAST EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

2009

November 2009- Jerry Adams Gallery Student Show
Berkeley, CA
Dominican Hands, archival photo print

2010

April 2010-Photographic Currents
Berkeley, CA
Ancestral Self Portrait II, archival photo print

May 2010-Eye to Eye Underground Art Gallery
Oakland, CA
Coordinated participating artists and installation

August 2010-La Pigna Neighborhood Association
San Remo, Italy,
Present, A3 photos, public installation

September 2010-InGiardino Sustainability Street Fair
Biella, Italy
Dystopia, public sculptural installation

October 2010- UNIDEE in Progress
Biella, Italy
Create a Sacred Secular Space, participatory installation

2011

January 2011- Jerry Adams Gallery DAC Show
Berkeley, CA
Ancestral Self Portrait III, archival photo print

April 2011- The Womyn’s Art Show
Oakland, CA
Ancestral Self Portraits I,II,III, archival photo prints

May 2011-June 2011-Southern Exposure
San Francisco, CA
Altar to the Ancestors, installation
The Working Gal at The Cries of San Francisco, public performance

September 2011- Oakland Art Murmur
Oakland, CA
An Art Show for the Grandmothers, participatory installation

October 2011- mauve?
Berkeley, CA
How to Wear Mauve, installation and performance

2012

March 2012-Wire + Nail Gallery
San Francisco, CA
The Brunch Remedy, installation and performance

November 2012-Studio of Maggie Lawson
Oakland, CA
The Takeout Window, participatory installation

2013

May 2013-Studio of Maggie Lawson
Oakland, CA
The Takeout Window, participatory installation

November 2013, Noche de Los Muertos
Oakland, CA
We Belong to Each Other, participatory installation and altar

2014

March 2014-Visual Activism Symposium with SFMoMA
San Francisco, CA
Special Snack for Radical Colophon, food performance

December 2014- Beyond the Corner of the Eye, San Francisco, CA
Sunday Supper Refelctive Space, Digital Print of Performance

2015

March 2015-Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Healing Arts Collective, “Home”, Event & Performance

October 2015-58th & Telegraph Street, Oakland, CA
100 Strong, Street Installation & Performance

November 2015-Humanist Hall, Oakland, CA
Oakland Stock, Micro-granting Dinner for Artists

2016

April 2016-Humanist Hall, Oakland, CA
Oakland Stock, Micro-granting Dinner for Artists

April 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Open Engagement Conference, White Privilege in Socially Engaged Art
Facilitator of Panel for Artists and Arts Administrators

September 2016, Private Residence, Oakland, CA
The Secret Garden, Dinner and Performance

October 2016, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Marking New Paths, Installation

October 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Ark’ive, Interactive Installation

November 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Fruitveil, Interactive Installation and Performance

December 2016, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Sanctuary, Prototype and Model

2017

January 2017, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
The Secret Garden, Installation and Digital Prints

January 2017, Arts and Research Center, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA ARC Fellow in collaboration with Professor Stephanie Syjuco

March 2017, 100 Days of Action and Dialogue & Round, University of California
FEED THE ARTISTS: Nourishing Collective Strategies for Self-Care,
Dinner Performance in Collaboration with Someday is Now Artist Collective

July 2017, Aguas Migrantes, Guanajuato and La Loma, Mexico
Artist in Residence

July 2017, ISSSTE: Centro Cultural Y Deportivo, Guanajuato, Mexico
Long Flight Home, Installation including a Zine, Dual Channel Performance Video, and Vinyl Banners

2018

May 2018, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Spirits: A Portrait of An Artist and Her Father, Installation, including a Zine, Dual-Channel Performance Video, and Vinyl Banners

September 2018, Root Division,  San Francisco, CA
I think that’s enough. Installation with Hand-Poured Candles and Fabric

October 2018, Provoke Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spirits: A Performance Lecture

SPECIAL SKILLS/INTERESTS

• Fluent in French and Spanish

• Practicing Meditator

• Skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Photo Printmaking

RESIDENCIES

University of Ideas International Artists Residency
Cittadelarte, Fondazione Pistoletto
Biella, Italy
Artist and Educator, International Resident
June 2010 – October 2010

Aguas Migrantes Artist Residency
Guanajuato, Mexico
Artist in Residence
July 2017

PRESS

Art, Performance, and Odd Wares Rise Above Mid-Market Din in ‘The Cries of San Francisco’

by Larissa Archer

The Cries of San Francisco: Artists celebrate the call of the street peddler

by Sara Bernard

Crying in Public: Being brave through site-specific choreography on Market Street

by Matt Sussman

Food Artisan Interviews: 10 Questions for Maggie Lawson, The Heirloom Chef

by Lisa Melsted

Symposium-fest at SFMoMA
on Droste Effect by Olivia Fales

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