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I DEVELOP SOCIALLY ENGAGED, creative projects that educate and serve their community.

With 15 years of experience as a visual artist, educator, and creative producer, I specialize in designing and leading projects that have potential to grow. I bring a unique perspective to multi-faceted problem-solving with a focus on creative and collective thinking. The result is alignment of organizational values and objectives, increased relevance to the community, and improved market value. I love working with a team, and draw out the best in those I work with.

I have led many community collaborations which have grown into innovative and lasting partnerships. For New York Institute of Technology and the Viscardi Center, a national leader of educational, employment, and policy for persons with disabilities, I initiated an academic partnership that supports research initiatives in assistive technology advancement; innovative solutions for everyday problems for persons with disabilities, and service learning-oriented educational experiences. With Creative Tech Week, I arranged for NYIT to be the industry hub of this major NYC-wide conference and festival featuring innovation in creative technology. For CITYarts, I directed NYIT’s participation in the public art project on Lincoln Square to highlight the university’s art and technology expertise of architecture, art, design, and engineering disciplines. Currently I am producing a documentary film in partnership with NYIT, Viscardi, and JetBlue about persons with disabilities and air travel.

As chair of NYIT’s Department of Art & Design, I effectively rebranded and revitalized a fine arts department to become industry relevant, interdisciplinary, and digitally focused. My approach was to draw from existing faculty talent and unique resources to build on the university’s legacy in creative invention dating back to the 1970’s NYIT Computer Graphics Lab. Following research, assessment, and consultation with colleagues, we created precollege programs which grew by 66% over three years, and yielded 9 full-time undergraduate enrollments; established a maker space serving students with state-of-the-art digital arts tools; updated degrees to become more dynamic and relevant to the artistic, educational, and career interests of students; and teamed up with industry to bring new content and programming into the department. Throughout this experience, I supervised and mentored a team of 25 faculty and staff who played a key role in executing the success of these programs.

I am honored to have been recognized as the Faculty Leader of the Year by the American Council on Education Women’s Network (2014); member of the Board of Directors for NYC ACM SIGGRAPH (2004-2010); and Abilities Inc of the Viscardi Center (2017-present).


Recognition

“Institutional Support of Research and Creativity Grant,” 2014, 2010 

“Professional Enhancement and Training Grant,” 2014, 2010, 2007, 2006 

American Council on Education (ACE) Women‘s Network “Faculty Leader of the Year,” 2014 

Harvestworks “Artist-in-Residence” grant, 2005-2006 

The Drawing Center “Viewing Program,” 2002-2005 

Bronx Museum of the Arts “Artist in the Marketplace” 2002-2003 

Vermont Studio Center “Artist‘s Grant,” 2002 

Maryland State Arts Council “Individual Artist Award: New Genre,” 2002 


WORKS FEATURED IN A PUBLICATION

“Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves,” Ed. Joseph-Hunter, Galen with Penny Duff and Maria Papadomanolaki. PAJ Publications: March 2011

“Harvestworks 5.1 Workspace Projects,” DVD Video. Featured “Rotating (In Four Movements),” Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York, NY: 2007 

“New York, New Sounds, New Spaces,” Audio CD. Produced by Musée Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France, featured 

“Record Negative: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (‘Italian’), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,” 2002 

“New York, New Sounds, New Spaces,” Video DVD. Featured artist, Produced by Nisi Jacobs, New York, NY: 2002 

“Link: A Critical Journal on the Arts in Baltimore and the World,” Ed. Katherine Carl, Charlotte Cohen, Megan Hamilton, Kathy O’Dell, and Peter Walsh. Issue #7, Science/Technology/Innovation in the Arts. Baltimore, MD. Link Arts, Incorporated, Baltimore, MD: 2001. “Can I Have Your Autograph?” (article) and “The Rewritten Story of Beatrice Strasburger” (artwork) 


BIBLIOGRAPHY/REVIEWS 

“Strategic Doing: 10 Skills for Agile Leadership,” Morrison, E., Hutcheson, S., Nilsen E., Fadden, J., Franklin, N. Wiley, May 7, 2019 

“CREATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO AID PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES,” by Bessie Nestoras Knoblauch, THE BOX, May 31, 2017 

“HIVE MERGES CREATIVITY, GLOBAL COLLABORATION, AND TECHNOLOGY,” by Michael Schiavetta, THE BOX, March 17, 2016 

"Exhibits' works connect to the human experience," Kurt Shaw, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, June 8, 2010

“Patchogue Pushes for Art,” Pat Rogers, Long Island Pulse Magazine, October 29, 2009 

“Unprecedented South Shore Exhibit… 10/3-24,” South Shore Art.net: Long Island Artists from Red Hook to Montauk, October 2, 2009 

"Audio Visual – A New Generation Of Installation Art," Annemieke van den Heuvel, NYEAF07 and NIME07, June 7, 2007

“Wish You Were Here,” Jo-Anne Green, Networked Music Review, July 31, 2007

“SIGGRAPH’s Guerilla Studio Provides Interactive Collaborations,” Bill Desowitz, Animation World Network, June 13, 2007 

“Sounds Like Drawing,” Pressetext, Kunstaspekte Internationale Kunstinfomationen, October 24, 2006 

“Composing with data: a new form of art ,” Elodie Lauten, Sequenza21/The Contemporary Classical Music Portal, October 31, 2005

“Treble,” Alan Lockwood, New York Press , Volume 17, Issue 25, July 2004

“New Sound, New York Takes Manhattan (and Long Island City, and…),” Alan Lockwood, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2004

“Regional Reviews-Oni Gallery/Boston,” Jane D. Marsching, ART NEW ENGLAND, August/September, 2002 

“New York, New Sound, New Spaces,” Jacques Henric, ARTPRESS, June, 2002

“You talkin’ to me?,” Paul Parcellin, RETRO-ROCKET.COM, May 14, 2002

“Open 24 Hours, Parking No Problem,” Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post, February 15, 2001



SELECTED exhibitions

KNOCKDOWN CENTER, Long Island City, NY, “Stronger Together.” Creative Tech Week, 2017

ARTISPHERE: BIJOU THEATRE, Arlington, VA, “SELECTED WORKS.” 2015 

CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France, “DRAWING NOW.” 2012 

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, Brooklyn, NY (Solo Performance),“Theoretical: Transmission Arts, Artists and Airwaves.“ 2011 

ISLIP ART MUSEUM, Islip, NY, “JAM Session.” (with Colin Asquith and Jennifer Schmidt). 2011 

THE DRAWING CENTER AND BIG SCREEN PROJECT, New York, NY. 2011 

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY, Poole, UK, “Sounding Out.” 2010 

(Solo) HARVESTWORKS, New York, NY, “There‘s Something Here.” 2010 

THE ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH, PA, “Human Presence.” 2010 

LIVEBOX GALLERY/HYDE PARK ART CENTER, Chicago, IL, “Flow Interrupted.” 2010 

AC [INSTITUTE DIRECT CHAPEL], New York, NY, “Tone and Temperament.” 2009

BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE EXHIBIT HALL, Patchogue, NY, “Patchogue Arts Biennial.” 2009 

FESTIVAL MUSIK INTERMEDIAL, Cologne, Germany, “Visual Sounds Festival.” 2008

SOUND TRAVELS/FESTIVAL OF SOUND ART, Toronto Islands, Ontario, “New Adventures in Sound Art.” 2008 

Guerilla Studio/SIGGRAPH 2007, San Diego, CA, “Wish You Were Here” (with Colin Asquith and Jennifer Schmidt). 2007 

KULTURHAUS DOCK 4, Kassel, Germany, “Harvestworks 5.1 Workspace Projects.” 2007 

LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL SWING SPACE, New York, NY, “Audio/Visual: New Installation Art,” NY Electronic Art Festival. 2007 

LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL SWING SPACE/15 Nassau St, NYC, “New Data.” 2006 

KUPFER CENTER (IRONWORKS), Madison, WI, “Visualizing TRANS.” 2006 

GALLERY 61, NYIT, New York, NY, “By Hand.” 2006 

GALLERY 61, NYIT, New York, NY, “Creating With Technology.” 2006 

THE DRAWING ROOM, London, UK, “Sounds Like Drawing.” 2005 

SCULPTURE CENTER, Long Island City, NY, “Treble.” 2004 

BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, Bronx, NY, AIM Artists Exhibition. 2003 

SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER, (with Janet Maher), Baltimore, MD, 2003 

ARTS INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH, “The Body Show.” 2003 

WORKS/SAN JOSE, San Jose, CA, “PopularTM.” 2003 

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Lyon, France, “New York, New Sounds, New Spaces.” 2002 

CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, Baltimore, MD, “Hot Summer-Cool Media Lounge,” 2002 

ARTSCAPE, Baltimore, MD, “core.” 2002 

ONI GALLERY, Boston, MA, “LINGO.” 2002