EDUCATION 
  • Masters of Fine Art, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts Intermedia Art, Anticipated graduation date 05/2012, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Cum Laude,Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  05/2004 
  • Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy 07/2001-12/2001 

EXPERIENCE 
Arizona State University, Art Core Instructor 08/2009 - Present
  • Instructor of 2D Design - Area Coordinator 
  • Instructor of Intro To Digital Media - Area Coordinator 
Phoenix College, Adjunct Photography Instructor 02/2008- Present 
  • Instruct photography students 
  • Teach digital photo methods, conceptual photography, software, lighting 
Desert ArtLAB, founder of Art, Community and Ecology thinktank 12/2009-Present 
  • Create and execute social art projects 
  • Maintain media and communtiy engagement 
Metro Tech High School, Photography Instructor 08/2008- 07/2009 
  • Instruct high school Level Two photo students 
  • Teach traditional and digital photography method, software, lighting 
Boston Academy, Guanajuato, Mexico, Instructor 10/2006 - 04/2007 
  • English language instructor for children and adult 
  • Implemented English language activities 
Rainey Studios, Digital Editor 02/2004- 07/2008 
  • Director of digital work flow - commercial web, photo, print projects 
MonOrchid Studios, Studio Manager/ Gallery Curator 04/2004 -10/2006 
  • Production manager 
  • Curate monthly art exhibitions 
Freelance Photojournalist 2003- 2007 
  • Shade Magazine(Phx) 
  • Phoenix New Times 
  • Dallas Observer 
  • Arizona Republic 
  • Wrangler News (Tempe)


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT 
ASB 350 Art and Anthopology, co- Instructor, Arizona State University (Spring 2012) 
ART 232 Color Photography, Phoenix College (Spring 2012) 
ART 193 Intro To Digital Media,School of Art, Arizona State University 
ART 143 Intermediate Digital Photography, Phoenix College 
ART 142 Portrait Photography, School of Art, Phoenix College 
ART 139 Commercial Photography / Digital Media Level 2, Phoenix College 
ART 138 Commercial Photography / Digital Media Level 1, Phoenix College 
ART 112 Two Dimensional Design, School of Art, Arizona State University 



ACADEMIC CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS OF WORK 
2011 Light It Up! Optimizing Public Practice, A.E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, Presenter. 
2011 LAND Knowledge,’Ecological Intervention and Inequality Conference’ 
George Washington University, Fairfax, VA, Presenter. 
2011 Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Artist Talk, Vienna, Austria. 
2010 Employing Social Art Practice: Exploring New Methods for Research and 
Geopolitical Realities, at Space re:Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual 
Culture, hosted by the Vienna University of Technology,Vienna, Austria, 
presenter. 
2010 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Conference, attendee. 
2010 Elote Blanco: LGSA Annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Arizona State 
University, Presenter. 



AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PUBLICATIONS 
2011 LANDKnowledge, Public Knowledge Journal, Virginia Tech University, VA. 
2011 Desert ArtLAB brings LAND Knowledge to Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Journal, 
by J. Seth Anderson 
2011 Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, School of Art Special Talent Scholarship 
2011 Herberger Institute of Design Fall 2011 scholorship 
2011 Co-authored chapter on visual culture and art intervention in volume Space (Re) 
Solution published by Transcript Fall 2011 
2011 Nominated for “Teacher of the Year’ 2011 at Phoenix College 
2011 ‘Best in Show’- On the Border: The Migration of Food and Food Traditions, 
International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Ajo, AZ 
2010 Austrian Federal Ministry Grant for Science and Research for Vienna International Conference 
2010 Arizona State University, Student Enrichment Travel Grant to Vienna Austria 
2010 Western States Art Federation , NALAC Conference Scholarship 
2010 Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Travel Grant 
2010 Author of opinion piece, “Arizona Immigration Law Unfair to Hispanics”, 
Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo Colorado 
2008 Arizona Commission for the Arts, “Limonda” published in commission’s annual 
brochure 



ARTIST EXHIBITIONS 
2011 Desert ArtLAB Marching Band: ASU Homecoming Parade, Tempe, AZ. 
2011 LANDKnowledge: Art, Ecology, Action, Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. 
2011 It’s not Just Black and White, collaborating artsit, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ. 
2011 10 Cameras Project, Optima CamelView Village, Scottsdale, AZ. 
2011 On the Border: The Migration of Food and Food Traditions, International 
Sonoran Desert Alliance, Ajo, AZ. 
2011 Local Histories: The Ground We Walk ON, 
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 
2010 Vienna Academy of Fine Arts - Guest Lecturer. Vienna, Austria. 
2010 Two or Three Things We’ve Learned, IG Bildende Kunst Gallery, Vienna, Austria. 
2010 When Art Becomes Political: Screening at 
Arizona Historical Society,Tempe, AZ. 
2010 “Biendvenidos Here,” ASU Art & Community Graduate Exhibition Art Intervention and 
Community Event, Welcome Diner, Phoenix, AZ. 
2010 Anaglyph Experiments, Westwind Studio, Art Detour, Phoenix, AZ. 
2009 Grande Opening, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ. 
2009 Graduate Student Survey Show, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ. 
2009 Phoenix Community College Faculty Show, Phoenix, AZ. 
2009 Opuntia Vulgaris, Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. 
2007 Gallo, Gallery Opening, Propaganda Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. 
2006 “La fronTera: Desert of Dreams,” Monorchid Gallery,Phoenix, AZ. 
2005 Doug, “No Festival Required Film Festival,” Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ. 
2005 They all grow up, “No Festival Required Film Festival,” 
Modified Arts, Phoenix,AZ. 



CURATION 
2010 TuTi Carnival - Vanilla Circus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. 
2010 Portraits of Phx - Bokeh Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. 
2008 Exhibit Coordinator, My Phoenix: New Perspectives, Student photography 
exhibition in collaboration with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Metro 
Tech High School and Lo Nuestro Gallery. 
2006 Gallery Assistant, Jason Hill, “Polynesian Pop,” MonOrchid Gallery,Phoenix, AZ. 
2006 Curator, Lorraine Kizer solo exhibition, MonOrchid Gallery,Phoenix, AZ. 
2006 Co-Curator/ Artist “La fronTera: Desert of Dreams,” MonOrchid Gallery, Phx, AZ. 
2005 Gallery Coordinator, Casebeer solo exhibition, MonOrchid Gallery, Phx, AZ. 
2005 Gallery Coordinator, “TRA 2000,” MonOrchid Gallery, Phx, AZ. 
2005 Gallery Coordinator, Randy Kemp “ ARTifical Red,” MonOrchid Gallery Phx,AZ. 
2004 Gallery Assistant, curated by Lara Taubman “A Warlike People,” 
MonOrchid Gallery, Phx, AZ.



CIVIC SERVICE / VOLUNTEER WORK 
Commissioner - City of Tempe Transportation Commission, mayoral appointed, 
Term 2011-2014 
Elected Board Member - Mitchell Park Community Board, Tempe, AZ 2009-2011 
Intern - Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture 2011 
Archive Volunteer - Pueblo Library, Pueblo Colorado Summer 2010 
Volunteer - World Wide Opportunity in Organic Farming, Cherven Bulgaria, Summer 2009 
Volunteer - Diversity Dialogs, City of Tempe Arizona 2007



SKILLS 
Proficiency Adobe Flash, Premier Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, 
Rhino (3D), JQuery, Proficient in web design softwares and applications.



COUNTRIES TRAVELED TO 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, 
Netherlands, Peru, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, United States.



Student WORK



PERSONAL WORK 
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