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Selected Exhibitions-


    2018            Stripes, BG Gallery, Santa Monica (group)

    2017            The Inaugural Show, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                          Top 40, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Red Love, Sophia Queer Forum, Aether Art Space, Sofia, Bulgaria (group)

                        Yarn Mountain Installation and Video Debut, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        UN[dis]criminate, The Unstitute, London (solo)

                       Inaugural Show, Innerspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (group)

      2016            The Breakdown:Recombinant Poetics, ARENA 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (group)

                        Abstract Mind:The international Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Korea (group)

                        Saturnine Tassajara Video World Premier, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

                        Rainbow Shift, Ricardo Montalban Theater, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        12th Anniversary Members Exhibit, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        March Featured Video Artist, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

               2016 Biennial, Houston Fotofest, Houston, TX (group)

               Novus Conceptum, Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery, Houston, TX (group)

               January Featured Video Artist, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

    2015            essentia_aeternum (self_forever), online secret project (solo)

                        Lid Off Film Festival, Lucas Kansas, (group)

                        October Featured Video Artist, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

    2014            L.A. Fly By IV, LACDA, Los Angeles, (group)

                        Featured Video Artist of the Month, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

                        Simultan Festival #10,  Cetate Synagogue, Timisoara, Romania (group)

                        True Colors 2nd Annual, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA (group)

                        This Is What I Want, performance festival, San Francisco, CA (group)

                        Beacons Festival, Film & Doc presentation, Yorkshire Dales, England (group)

                        Printscreen Festival 2014, Holon Cinematheque, Holon, Israel (group)

                        LACDA Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Toban Nichols/Barry Shaffer, LA ArtCore Gallery, Los Angleles, CA (group)

    2013            8th Annual Streaming Festival, Het Nutshuis, The Hague, Netherlands (group)

                        Artist’s Books & Cookies, Ooga Booga #2, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Here & Gone in 60 Seconds, Downtown Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        True Colors, Public Installation-Lips Inc.,UNO St Claude Gallery,New Orleans, LA (group)

                        Public Installation-Lips Inc., Eastside Pride-Tigrephino Projects, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Pop Rally, Abstract Currents, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY(group)

                        Semaphore, Video Art Tv online & in-gallery, Gallery Chartier, Derby CT (group)

    2012            Queer Pile Up 3, For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA (group)
October Surprise, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Public Installation-Lips Inc., Powder Room Salon, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

                        New Media Festival Los Angeles, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Semaphore, Niche Fine Arts Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, (solo)

                        Intercept 1:7, Multiplexer, Las Vegas, NV (group)
Ephemera & Greatest Hits, SFLGBT Center, San Francisco, CA (group)
Public Installation-Lips Inc., Silverlake hillside, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

Subversive Video Booth, Art Platform LA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

               Looking Forward: 10 Artists to Watch, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA (group)

               Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (group)

                        Artgrease #594- Medly, Artgrease TV, Buffalo NY (televised)
Super Market Art Fair, 00130 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (group)

     2010           New Media, Sex, & Culture in the 21st Century, Museum of New Art, Detroit MI (group)       

                        Nothing Rhymes With Orange, New Puppy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (group)

                        Festival Miden 2010, Kalamata Historic Centre, Greece (group)

                        Sarah!, Sarah!, Sarah!, NFDU Projects, Sydney, Australia (group)


Committees, Awards, Experience-

      2011            Curatorial Residency, (w/ Erin Kellgren-Temple) Platform Art Space, LA, CA

      2009            Juror’s Pick, ArtHouse Film and Video Festival, Tampa, FL

      2005            Residency, Experimental Television Center, Newark Valley, NY

      2002            Curatorial Internship, New Langton Arts, San Francisco CA

                          Youth Arts Collaborative Project: Night Light- Ann Carlson & Mary Ellen Strom

                                 Yerba Buena Arts Center

      2001- 02     Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Gallery Assistant

      2001- 02     Teaching Assistant-Introduction to Digital Media as Fine Art II

                                 San Francisco Art Institute

      1996            Illustrator, Cul de Sac Cowboy, First Inline Creative, publisher

      1995-96       Dean's Honor Roll, Wichita State University

      1995            Scholarship Award Recipient, Wichita State University, School of Art and Design

      1994            African-American Family Preservation Inc., Student Mural Director


     2002            San Francisco Art Institute, Masters of Fine Art, New Genres

     1996            Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas, Bachelor of Fine Arts- Painting