Lecturer, San José State University, Department of Art and Art History, California, 2006-2017
Teaching undergraduate and graduate level writing and art seminar courses for fine art majors.
- Communicate expectations to meet university and classroom learning objectives to a diverse student body with a broad range of language skill levels, college-preparedness, and maturity.
- Provide constructive criticism for and evaluation of student artwork and writing.
- Proofread and edit student work.
- Curriculum development: research and create course content; establish grading metrics.
- Prepare lectures that include examples, explanations, and visual presentations.
- Respond spontaneously with thoughtful answers to students’ questions.
- Lead and mediate group discussions, assign writing exercises, and coordinate in-class projects.
- Serve as a reader on art history graduate thesis committees and as an adviser for fine art graduate students.
- Participate and attend department and university meetings.
- Challenged to continuously learn and improve teaching methods through independent research, specialized seminars, peer and student evaluations, and consultation with supervisors and colleagues.
- Share enthusiasm for relevant topics, motivate students, manage classroom behavior, and build trust to facilitate an atmosphere of learning.
Assistant Chair, Zayed University, Department of Art and Design, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2005-2006
Identified and scheduled courses across two campuses to meet the needs of students and faculty.
- Served as a representative for the Chair and Dean of the Art and Design Department for on-campus and public events, and department meetings.
- Advised students about their eight-semester course plan and career goals.
- Trained Faculty Advisors about university curriculum and degree requirements.
- Assessed and recommended educational texts for art faculty and students.
Assistant Professor, Zayed University, Department of Art and Design Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2005-2006
Taught undergraduate level art history and studio courses.
- Curriculum development: researched and developed course content and grading standards.
- Delivered course content through lectures, discussions, projects, and assignments.
- As Faculty Advisor, guided assigned students towards earning their degree.
- Appointed unique teaching position at satellite campus for family and friends of Al Maktoum Royal Family.
- Navigated the cultural issues of teaching Western art history, theory, and practice at a U.A.E. National women’s campus.
Lecturer, American University in Cairo, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Egypt, 2003-2004
Taught undergraduate level art history and studio courses; advised students about their educational goals and coursework.
- Introduced students to modern and contemporary art history, and installation art studio practices.
- Developed and wrote course content, formalized grading standards.
- Evaluated student writing and artwork.
- Adapted teaching style and methodology to accommodate unfamiliar, complex culture and political climate.
- Inspired students to be collaborative, resourceful, and to find their own voice.
Teacher and Instructional Guide, South of Market Cultural Center, San Francisco, California, 2000-2002
Art educator and docent for Dios de Los Muertos art exhibition.
- Lead kindergarten through high school age students through exhibition.
- Taught art projects following State of California educational objectives.
Lecturer, San Francisco State University, Inter-Arts Department, 2000
Team taught graduate level interdisciplinary art course; developed curriculum and class reader; established grading standards.
- Led and moderated discussions and presentations, encouraging students to break traditional boundaries in their art practice and philosophy.
Researcher, Website Quality Controller, Digital Image Editor, Sayit, Foster City, California, 2000
Evaluated, edited, and cataloged user submitted digital content following company guidelines.
Research Librarian, Lucasfilm, Ltd., Nicasio, California, 1987-1998
Worked with producer, director, art and special effects departments, and research library team on film and television productions.
University of California at Berkeley, MFA Fine Art
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, BFA Fine Art
Guest Lectures and conference presentations
2015 "Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment," Legion of Steel Metalfest & Conference, 924 Gillman, Berkeley
"After Asher," (with Craig Hobbes and Keith Daly), Gallery III, San Jose State University
2013 "Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment," Art History and Visual Culture Colloquium, San Jose State University
2008 “Notes on Community, Collaboration, Consensus, Communes and Cults,” California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Creativity and the Artist’s Process, Instructor: Christian Janowski
1999 Artwork presentation, Art and Spirit Series, John F Kennedy University, Berkeley
“Frontier Mythology: American Science Fiction Film and American Landscape Painting,” San Francisco State University, Art 426 Art Survey, Instructor: Ian Pollock
1997 Artwork presentation, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Sound Art, Instructor: Ed Osborn
1996 “Intimacy, Concept, Interaction: Artistic potential of voice mail and the telephone,” Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1995 Artwork presentation, San Francisco State University, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Art, Instructor: Yolanda Lopez
Associations and Extra-Curricular Activities
2016 Endeavor Foundation for the Arts Professional Development Workshop, Root Division Gallery, Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco,Workshop Leader
2015 Endeavor Foundation for the Arts Professional Development Workshop, Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco, Workshop Leader
2014 WA(i)STED: New Work by Jakub Kalousek & Scott MacLeod, Cricket Engine Studios and Gallery, Curator
2011-2014 International Journal of Art and Design Education, Peer Review
2013-2016 Oxford University Press, Textbook Review
2011 Mission Artists United, Member; National Writing Project, Registered User
2006-present California Faculty Association, Member; National Education Association, Member
2003-present University of California at Berkeley, California Alumni Association, Life Member
1996-2008 Secession Gallery, San Francisco, Director, Board of Directors; Curator
1998-1999 San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Advisory Board Member
Awards and Publishing
1998 University of California at Berkeley Eisner Prize for Excellence in the Arts
1996 National Endowment for the Arts/Andy Warhol Foundation Regional Initiative Artists
1995 New Langton Bay Area Awards, San Francisco
"Heresy Becomes Habit," Inspissations: Jakub Kalousek, review, 2016
“Pussy Willow Sighs,” Flares, Conflagrations, Refulgence, Coruscation: Victor Bruxi, trans. Hela Fchunce, Lamar Annex, introductory essay for book, 2015
“Ease on Down the Runway,” 2014 Art Academy University Graduation Fashion Show, introductory essay, 2014
“Is there Love in the Telematic Embrace?” image/drawing selected for essay, “Melt With Us,” duskin drum and Sarah Lewison, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Issue 9, Summer 2014, www.joaap.org/issue9/drumlewison.htm
“Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment.” Helvete: A Journal of Black Metal Theory Issue 1: Incipit, Punctum Books, Winter 2013
"Pedagogy of Failure in the Global Art Market." The International Journal of Art and Design Education 30.1, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. 115 February 2011
“Educating the Third Mind,” afterimage 27: 3 November-December 1999
“Local 411: Private Conversations in Public Space.” Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology 31:4, MIT Press 1998
“Intimacy, Concept, Interaction: Artistic Potential of Voice Mail and the Telephone.” Public Culture, Duke University Press 26/1998
"From Life-Art to Hijab," Stretcher: visual culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. October 2011. San Francisco. 1 November 2013 <http://www.stretcher.org/features/from_life_art_to_hijab/>
"Public Space and Intimacy: Investing the landscape with history through the use of the telephone," UCLA History of Art and Computing Graduate Seminar, Victoria Vesna 1999. University of California, Los Angeles. 1 November 2013 <http://vv.arts.ucla.edu/projects/98-99/HAC/HACgrad_web/pollock/pollock_silk.html>
"Local 411: Private Conversations in Public Space," Words on Works, ed.: Judy Malloy, Leonardo On-line 1998. MIT Press. 1 November 2013 <http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/isast/wow274.html>
"A Conversation with Ian Pollock and Janet Silk," Arts Wire Interactive Art Conference, ed.: Anna Couey, May-November 1997, 1 November 2013 <http://www.well.com/~couey/interactive/pollocksilk.html>
Cohn, Terri. “Public Art in Cyberspace,” Artweek. April 2001
Cohn, Terri. “The Elements: Earth,” Artweek. February 1999
Cohn, Terri. "The Precise Location of a Moment: Artists and Time in Public Space," Artweek. December 1997
DeMocker, Judy. "Day of the Dead, TechnoStyle," Wired News. 1998 14 October 2004 <http://wired.com/ news/news/culture/story/14853.html>
Lunenfeld, Peter. “What is Internet Art?” Artmagazin. 10 November 2002 <http://www.artmagazin.co.yu>
Lunenfeld, Peter. "In Search of the Telephone Opera," Snap To Grid; A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures. MIT Press 2000: 75
Lunenfeld, Peter. "In Search of the Telephone Opera," afterimage. July-August, 1997
Malloy, Judy. Women, Art and Technology. MIT Press, 2003: 57, 68
Wilson, Steve. “Telephone, Radio and Net.Radio,” Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology. MIT Press, 2002: 493-495
2014-present Si-si Dance & Performance Art Project, Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer
2013-2015 Munkey in the City, Costume Designer, web series in production, www.munkeyinthecity.com
2014 “You Make Me Dance,” Costume and Prop Designer, Laura LaRue music video, lauralarue.com.
"Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace?" Si-Si Dance and Performance Art Project, performance, from Going Away Clothes: 5 Year Project, April 26 @ Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Pro Arts: "The New Situationists," Oakland, California
"Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace?" drawings, San Jose State University Art and Art History Department, Art Building, Case F
2016 "Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace?" Si-Si Dance and Performance Art Project, three part performance, from Going Away Clothes: 5 Year Project, July 23 @ San Francisco Civic Center Plaza; September 23 @ Twitter HQ, San Francisco; November 25 @ Google HQ, Embarcadero, San Francisco
2015 "Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace?" Si-Si Dance and Performance Art Project, performance, from Going Away Clothes: 5 Year Project, Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
2014 "Evil I Skater," Si-Si Dance and Performance Art Project, performance, from Going Away Clothes: 5 Year Project, Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
"Mona Moana," Si-Si Dance and Performance Art Project,performance, from Going Away Clothes: 5 Year Project, Studio #222 Soiree, San Francisco
“Sculpture in the Expanded Field,” sculpture installation, Baker’s Beach, San Francisco
“Shaved Bald: Hair Memorial II,” paper, pleather, straight pins, brass tacks, glass, Developing Environments, Studio #313, San Francisco
“Minimalist Evil Eye,” sculpture installation, Baker’s Beach, San Francisco
“Pinky,” performance, Los Angeles
2012 “Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment,” installation, collages, hair, wall text based on essay of the same name, Open Studios, Developing Environments, San Francisco
2011 “Creatures,” drawings, Open Studios, Developing Environments
2010 “Nikki’s World,” collaborative installation with Gabrielle Thormann, Open Studios, Developing Environments
2009 “The Art Flea Market,” installation, performance, Open Studios, Developing Environments
“Self-Appointed Victory,” performance at Pulgas Water Temple, Woodside, California
2008 “We Love California,” We Are California History, Oakland Art Gallery, in collaboration with Gabrielle Thormann
2007 “Monkey Skulls,” I Love Independent: A Designer Shopping Event, Jillian’s at the Metreon, San Francisco
“Vacuum,” Collaborative installation with J.P. Morgan and Gabrielle Thormann, Developing Environments “Mashi,” CCA MFA Video Screening with Adrian Paci, performance video with Dina Danish, New Langton, San Francisco
2006 “Stars, Gold, Glitter,” Post-Post Card 10, The Lab, San Francisco
Collaborative work with Ian Pollock
2002-03 “URValue.com,” Faculty: 2003, University of California, Santa Cruz, Sesnon Gallery
“Detroit, I Feel Good,” SomArts, Entre La Luz y La Muerte se encuentra la vida Day of the Dead Exhibition, San Francisco
2001 “Roll Call,” SomArts, City of Miracles/Ciudad de Los Milagros, San Francisco
2000 “The Shock” Seismic Girl Re-Mix CD, Christchurch, New Zealand
1999 “Departure Lounge” Nightfall, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
“Dead Air,” Corporeal Sky, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Phantom Line,” Sinusoidal...a sound art show, Art Gallery, San Francisco State University
“www.gardenofeternaltime.com,” The Hybrid Festival, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley
1998 “Among the Missing,” Offering Light to the Shadow, New College, San Francisco
“Phantom Line,” Labyrinths for the Dead, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“Phantom Line and www.gardenofeternaltime.com,” MFA UCB Exhibition 1998, Berkeley Art Museum
“Phreak Boxez,” The Box Show, Works/San José
“www.gardenofeternaltime.com,” Work in Progress, 2nd Space Gallery, San Francisco
1997 “Among the Missing,” Labyrinth of the Dead, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
“Ballad of Expansion,” Operation Calm, Venue 9, San Francisco
“Transcendental Yellow Rose,” Soft, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley
“Bouquet -online,” fahrenheit 451, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
“Museum of the Future,” Earart, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
“Bouquet,”& “ Zip Gun,” Gun as Image, Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, Florida
“Local 411,” Yerba Buena Redevelopment Zone, San Francisco
1996 “50 Stars,” Bridges, Annual Artists Committee Exhibition, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco
“Ballad of Expansion,” Inter-Galactic... 4 Walls Gallery, San Francisco
“Discards,” Secession Gallery, San Francisco
“Museum of the Future,” SoundCulture '96, International Sound Festival, San Francisco
1995 “The Morgue, “ Offerings To Remember/Offrendas Del Recuerdo, New College, San Francisco
“At the Gate,” Exploration City Site, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
“Two Stories,” Bay Area Awards, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
“Variety is the Spice of Life,” Artists Respond to Prop 187, New College, San Francisco
“Bouquet,” & “ Zip Gun,” Arrested Images, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois
“0 seconds, 12 minutes, 2 hours, 20 days,” Latent August, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
“Variety is the Spice of Life,” Artists Respond to Prop 187, MACLA, San José
“RAW,” Rice, Works/San José
1994 “Dead Air,” Rooms for the Dead V, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“Area Code,” Summer Sound Lab, The Lab, San Francisco
“Commodities,” Commodities, Secession, Haynes Gallery, San Francisco
1993 “Cartesian Luminaire,” ATA Gallery, San Francisco
“Throne,” Corazon del Barrio, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
“Sail Cats,” 1807 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
“Zip Gun,” Object Show, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
“The Song of the Shirt,” One of A Kind, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
1992 “Bouquet,” Rooms for the Dead III, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
“365°,” The Lab, San Francisco, collaboration also with Charles Kremenak
“Eat the Louvre,” Anti-Matter Gallery, San Francisco, also with C. Kremenak