RESUME

EDUCATION
MLS, 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.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
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.

CURATORIAL WORK
Latino, Art Migration, Jan. 30-Feb 24, fifteen MN-based artists reflecting on the nostalgia for a home left behind by people who migrate. Saint Paul: Concordia Gallery, Concordia University Saint Paul, 2017.

Art-Inspired Music Project 2nd Edition: 33 composers paired with 32 local visual artists. Saint Paul: McNally Smith College of Music Gallery, 2015.

A Fine Line: Cecilia Ramón, Nov. 15-Dec 13, sculptural work of Argentinian artist Cecilia Ramón. Saint Paul: The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, 2013.

Voyage: Alonso Sierralta, Feb. 27-March 2, mixed media sculptural work of Chilean-born artist Alonso Sierralta. Saint Paul: The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, 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, 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, 2010.

PUBLICATIONS
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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Full-time Faculty Humanities, Liberal Arts Division. McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul, MN. Courses: Exploring the Fine Arts, Art of Today (face-to-face and online), The Art of Cinema, and History of American Popular Music. Service to the college: International Student Committee, Assessment Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, and Faculty Advisor student org Films for the Arts. September 2008 – present.

Adjunct Faculty, Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. New York University, New York, NY. Taught course on basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. September – December 2007.

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities, General Education Department. Institute of Production and Recording, Minneapolis, MN. Courses: Introduction to the Humanities, Introduction to Literature. Student advisor: helped advisees design their scholastic goals and objectives. April 2004 – June 2007.

Visiting Instructor, Hispanic and Latin American Studies. Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN. Taught elementary courses on pronunciation, grammar essentials, conversation and reading. Introduced students to history of Hispanic and Latino cultures. September – December 2004 & September 2006 – May 2007.

Teaching Assistant, Spanish. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Minnesota. Taught all levels required to fulfill the second language requirement. Administered Graduate Proficiency Test (GPT). September 1999 – May 2002.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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.

VOLUNTEERING
Cine Global Advisory Group. The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Oct 2016 – present. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Programming Advisory Group. Minnesota Museum of American Art, Project Space. May 2016 – present. Saint Paul, Minnesota.

CONFERENCES
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.

LANGUAGES
English, Spanish, upper level French.

SKILLS
Curatorial. Sound and video design. Proficient in a variety of multimedia applications and Web developing tools. Electronic musician and producer. Certified Pro Tools Operator music level.

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