WORK RESUME / CV
Dynamic professional artist and academic with over twenty years of experience in the arts including communications and program/project management. Over ten years of employment in the field of cultural and community advocacy, arts, educational outreach and programming. Proficient in the areas of teaching, content and text proofreading/editing for native English, writing, art administration, event planning, advocacy, community building, visual arts, photography.
CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE
Native English and Arts Teacher – Freelance Position
Global Village School, Berlin - Mariendorf – March 2018 – June 2018
Program Manager, Curator, Editor, Writer - Monthly Stipend Position
Diskurs Berlin, Berlin, Germany – February to May 2018
International exhibition space sponsored by the Korean Government
Manage Spring programming for Korean curator and artist in resident in Berlin.
Proofread and edited all English texts including catalog entries and artist statements.
Assistant curator of exhibitions, curator for solo exhibition In The Moment.
Program Facilitator, Writer, Editor, Artist, Producer
NYCTS, Bayside, NY (overseas online) — 2008-(current telecommuting position from Berlin)
Non-profit agency dedicated to child/pedestrian travel safety, education through health and arts programming.
Promote and facilitate pedestrian community programs through the use of the visual and performing arts in New York City.
Provide services to children and senior citizens in high risk and new immigrant communities at social centers, schools and hospitals to increase knowledge, information, safety, health and integration into the community.
Teach classes to high risk populations in New York City and Nassau County through visual and performing arts.
Implement programming with state and local partners as well as handling communications, partnership liaison.
Event, seminar planning and coordination.
Photography and videotaping of all live events in New York. Upkeep website development.
Write and implement all arts and safety curriculum in accordance with New York state educational standards.
Artist in Residence Coordinator/Curator/Program Administrator /Fellowship Winner in Printmaking
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy – 2014
Awarded fellowship, position of Artist in Residence Coordinator in addition to studio space and a solo exhibition.
Managed/coordinated aspects of the visiting guest artists personal and professional needs including local travel, studio, and housing issues.
Conducted artist interviews, wrote texts, proofread and edited all English language information.
Taught orientation classes, organized events, lead group critiques, technical support, exhibition reviews.
Curated and produced exhibitions.
Liaison, Visual Artist Volunteer
CityArts, Berlin, Germany/New York, NY — 2014
Through CityArts NYC took part in the creation of a permanent, international peace mosaic mural created by artists, volunteers and school children in Berlin, Germany.
Encouraged/recruited local and international volunteers to become part of and volunteer for the international mosaic peace wall.
In collaboration with artists and local community members as an artist created mosaic peace wall mural at the site of the Jewish cemetery in Berlin, Germany.
Free Arts NYC, New York, NY — 2007-2008
Non-profit organization providing arts and social/public safety programming to underserved and at-risk youth in New York City.
Oversaw 15 program sites throughout high risk and low-income multicultural communities in New York city, directed 160 volunteers, 15 on-site coordinators and 15 professional facilitators.
Developed and implemented curriculum in accordance with NY state arts standards.
Taught critical skills through visual and performing arts courses to children in the field
Prepared presentations and provided assessment.
Assigned and trained volunteers, linked them with appropriate activities and opportunities.
Full Time Instructor of the Arts and Student Advisor, (Full Time Four-year contract)
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, USA — 2003-2007
University Art and Art Education lecturer and instructor. Following courses taught:
Methods in Creative Arts, graduate level course. CISE 414
Arts and Creativity. CIEE 325
Arts and Creativity, graduate level course. CMAT 675
Technology in the Classroom. CISE 415
Academic Advisor coordinated, informed and oversaw eighty undergraduate students.
Instructor and Field Supervisor, (Three-year contract)
Kean University, Union, NJ, USA — 2004-2007
Instructor of FA2900, Field Experience in Multicultural Art Education Settings. Taught thirty undergraduate college students, instructing them in areas of Multicultural art education. Conducted observations in the multicultural art classroom.
Student Teaching Field Supervisor
As the art education field supervisor:
Coordinated and assessed thirty undergraduate students
Drove to all institutes within the Northeast New Jersey school district sties to observe and assess methods of instruction and management
Full Time Licensed and Certified Art Teacher
PS 133, New York City, Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY – 2002-2003
Full Time Licensed and Certified Art Teacher (One- year contract)
Byram Hills School District, Armonk, NY - 2001-2002
Personal Assistant to CEO
Activision Inc., New York, NY 1998-1999
Video Game Software and Development Company
Administration and Personal assistant to CEO. Handled all administrative, office and travel related duty and tasks.
Archivist / Administrator
Arman Studios, New York, NY 1996-1998
Archivist to New-Realist Artist Arman in his New York Studio
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Company X Media, New York, NY, 1999-2001, Video Post-Production House
Assisted Director with all sound production as well as billing and various administrative duties.
Wenner Media, Rolling Stone Magazine, Production Department, New York, NY
Valiant Comics, Production Department, New York, NY
SAAS FEE Summer Institute Berlin July 2017
UDK Audited course in the Master’s Program - Art in Context 2015
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) MPhil/PhD student 2014- 2019
Transart Institute - Summer certificate, within MFA Program 2013
New York University, NY, Master’s Degree in Studio Art 2013
Columbia University, Teachers College, NY, Master’s Degree in Art and Art Education 2001
Rutgers University, NJ, Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Visual Arts 1993
Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, SIS, Banner. Some IMovie, Some audio programs. PC and Mac literate. Business skills: Teaching, Editing, Proofreading, Arts Administration, Programming, Liaison, Partnerships, Visual Art, Documentation via Photographing and Videotaping events, Event planning.
Member of the BBK Berlin, Berlin Collective, NAEA, InSEA, NYFA, NYSATA, CAA, SECAC
2015-2018, PhD studies in philosophy and visual arts in Berlin, Germany, Venice, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, New York City, USA. NationalAcademy arts residency, Venice, Tuscany, Lake Cuomo, Rome, Italy. Solo Exhibition in Berlin.
2014, PhD studies in philosophy and visual arts in Tuscany, Italy, Fellowship in Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, resided in Berlin, Germany for two months for art research, museum and gallery visits and work permit. Traveled to Lyon, France L’Isle D'Abeau. Took part in group exhibition New York in France.
2013, Transart Institute Summer Residency, MFA/Certificate program study in Berlin, Germany. Traveled to Montpellier, France. Traveled to Berlin, Germany to visit, create artwork, photo project, traveled to Leipzig, Germany to visit artists residency at Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.
2011-2012, Studied studio art in Berlin, Germany, Venice, Italy. New York University study abroad MA Studio Art program. Took part in three group exhibitions.
Native English, conversational Spanish, understanding of German and approximately A2-A1.2 level, some Italian and French.