Mending, a mobile art exhibit and a conversation of a world in crisis: an exhibition of damaged objects and unfinished works reflecting on anxiety, fear, human fragility, and hope by 25 local and regional artists. Stops included: Brown’s Creek Trail, Afton State Park, Lake Elmo Regional Park Preserve, and the Walker Art Center. ArtReach St. Croix, Minnesota. July-September 2020.
Caravan: collaborative teams of artists making artworks addressing the migrant caravan crisis. Concordia Gallery, Concordia University St-Paul. November 21- Dec 13, 2019.
Downstream Environmental Film Festival, Third Edition: local, national, and international short films on the environment. Cannon River Watershed Partnership. Northfield, Minnesota. February 20 & 22, 2019.
Art-Inspired Music & Music-Inspired Art Project, Third Edition: artistic collaborations across six colleges. McNally Smith College of Music Gallery. Saint Paul, MN. October – December 2017.
Latino, Art Migration, Jan. 30-Feb 24, fifteen MN-based artists reflecting on the nostalgia for a home left behind by people who migrate. Concordia Gallery, Concordia University Saint Paul. Saint Paul, MN. February 2017.
Art-Inspired Music Project 2nd Edition: 33 composers paired with 32 local visual artists. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Gallery, February – April 2015.
A Fine Line: Cecilia Ramón, sculptural work of Argentinian artist Cecilia Ramón. Saint Paul: The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University. November – December 2013.
Voyage: Alonso Sierralta, mixed media sculptural work of Chilean-born artist Alonso Sierralta. Saint Paul: The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University. February – March 2012.
Breath of Life: Interactive Art / Music Improvisation & Solo Exhibition on Ta-coumba T. Aiken, twenty-five work retrospective on MN-based painter and art activist. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Atrium. October 2011.
Art-Inspired Music Project: An Interdisciplinary Initiative Featuring Musical Compositions In Response to Nine Minnesota-based Works Of Art. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Gallery. February – April 2010.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Panelist, Anderson Center Residency Program, Red Wing, MN, February – March 2020.
Bilingual Educator, Education Programs, Walker Art Center, August 2019 – August 2020.
Juror, Grand Prize Poster Winner and 9 Media Winners, Saint Paul Art Crawl, August 2018.
Panelist, VSA Minnesota Panel Review of Emerging Artist Applications for Grants from the Jerome Foundation, April 2017.
Juror, 17th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Department of Art & Design, Concordia University Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 2017.
Cine Global Advisory Committee. The Film Society of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Saint Paul, Minnesota. 2016 – present.
Program Advisory Group. Minnesota Museum of American Art. Saint Paul, Minnesota. May 2016 – January 2019.
Daymé Arocena: For the Cuban Music of Today: April 24, 2018. Fourth Wall, published by the Walker Art Center. Online article.
Art-inspired Music & Music-inspired Art Project 3rd Edition: Oct. 5 – Nov. 21, 2017. Presented by McNally Smith College of Music. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Gallery, 2017. Exhibition catalog.
Art-inspired Music Project 2nd Edition: Feb. 24 – Apr. 30, 2015. Presented by McNally Smith College of Music. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Gallery, 2015. Exhibition catalog.
A Fine Line: Cecilia Ramón. Nov. 15-Dec. 13. Saint Paul: The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, 2013. Exhibition catalog.
Voyage: Alonso Sierralta Feb. 27-March 2. Saint Paul: The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, 2012. Exhibition catalog.
Breath of Life: Interactive Art / Music Improvisation & Solo Exhibition on Ta-coumba T. Aiken. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Atrium, 2011. Exhibition catalog.
“Art, music, and improvisation.” American Composers Forum: Sounding Board (October-December 2011): 11.
“Curator William Franklin on the Art-inspired Music Project.” American Composers Forum: Sounding Board (April/May/June 2010): 3.
Art-inspired Music Project: An Interdisciplinary Initiative Featuring Musical Compositions In Response to Nine Minnesota-based Works Of Art. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Gallery, 2010. Exhibition catalog.
Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts, MFA Program. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN. Course: Liberal Arts seminar Criticism and Theory I. August 2020– present.
Adjunct Faculty, Art Department. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN. Course: Contemporary Art. August 2020 – present.
Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Program. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN. Course: Introduction to History of Art and Design 2. Taught Readings in Contemporary Art. September 2018 – present.
Visiting Instructor, Spanish Department. Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Taught basic structures of the Spanish language, everyday vocabulary and cultural situations. September – November 2018.
Full Time Humanities Professor, Liberal Arts Department. McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul, MN. Taught art appreciation courses including Exploring the Fine Arts, Art of Today, and The Art of Cinema. Served as student advisor and faculty member in International Student Committee. September 2008 – December 2017.
Adjunct Faculty, Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. New York University, New York, NY. Taught Spanish for Beginners. September – December 2007.
Adjunct Faculty, Humanities, General Education Department. Institute of Production and Recording, Minneapolis. Taught Introduction to the Humanities and Literature. Served as student advisor. April 2004 – June 2007.
Teaching Assistant, Spanish. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Taught all levels required to fulfill the second language requirement. Administered Graduate Proficiency Test (GPT). September 1999 – May 2002.
Master of Liberal Studies, minor in Art History, University of Minnesota, 2002.
BA in Mass Communication and Rhetoric, University of Minnesota, 1996.
Three-year specialized degree in Advertising, Instituto Universitario de Nuevas Profesiones, Caracas, 1993.
Fundraising: Grant Writing Essentials. University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. April 13, 2018.
Fundamentals of Art Business. Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NYC. Summer 2012.
Parallels between the visual arts and music, Art and Philosophy, Summer in the Garden. MoMA, NYC- Summer 2011.
Picasso: Printmaker, Painter, and Sculptor. MoMA, NYC- Summer 2010.
What is Now? Art of This Decade 1999-2009, Surrealist Sculpture. MoMA, NYC. Summer 2009.
CAA, College Art Association. February 13-16, 2013 — hosted by The College Art Association, New York City.
CAA, College Art Association. February 22-25, 2012 — hosted by The College Art Association, Los Angeles.
CLEA, Consortium for the Liberal Education of Artists. Spring 2009 — hosted by McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul.
English, Spanish (native speaker), upper level French.
Bilingual educator. Curatorial experience. Proficient in a variety of multimedia applications and Web developing tools. Electronic musician and producer. Certified Pro Tools Operator music level.