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EDUCATION

2015           M.F.A. in Studio Art               University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      Master’s Thesis: Female Mexican-American identity portrayed through ritualized actions and objects

2011           B.A. in Studio Art                    California State University, San Bernardino

2008          Studied New Media Art           Kunsthøjskolen i Holbæk, Denmark

2005/6       Studied Ceramic Art                Idyllwild Art Academy Summer Scholarship Program, CA

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Adjunct Professor, Chaffey College, CA                                                                     

2016-present     Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

 Adjunct Professor, College of the Desert                                                                  

2016-2015          Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ceramics

Adjunct Professor, California State University, San Bernardino

2015-present     Beginning Ceramics in the Art Department, Yoga in the Kinesiology Department

  • Teach in a diverse and nontraditional student population, including EOPS, VA, and DHH students
  • Create intermediate and advanced project-based curriculum for students, emphasizing technology, creativity, research, glaze making, firing techniques, and personal creative style
  • Foster students’ ability to critically analyze ceramic projects with regard to aesthetics, function, concept, craft, and history
  • Connect historical references to modern practices for each project
  • Use Blackboard and other technologies to provide instructional material and assignments
  • Provide instructional hands-on demos to promote in-class engagement and collaboration
  • Grade and give written feedback on all students’ ceramics projects and written work
  • Organize student shows featuring final projects
  • Photograph the students’ work to promote portfolio development

Classroom Techniques

  • Activities: demonstration, repetition/practice, discussion, experimentation, individualized study, journal, laboratory, lecture, observation, participation, self-exploration
  • Clay construction: pinch, coil, slab, extrusion, cut/scoop armature, wheel throwing, wheel altered, wheel closed/spherical/conical forms, wheel sectional forms, and paper clay methods
  • Firing: under glazes, majolica, sgraffito colored slip, cone 6-10 oxidation/reduction, raku, pit firing

 Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2014-2015       Ceramic Sculpture Class, Foundation Sculpture Class

  • Ceramic Class explored hand-building techniques
  • Sculpture class explored wood, plaster, wire, plastic, and sewing materials

Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                               

2013-2014       Ceramic Sculpture with Nam Yun-Dong and Visualizing Science with Elin o’Hara Slavick

  • Graded and gave individualized feedback on student papers, exams, and artwork
  • Tracked and advised students on their progress including the development of writing skills

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Travel Grant, Faculty Development Funds, College of the Desert,2016                           

  • Awarded $1,000 to attend annual NCECA conference

 M.F.A. Liaison for Graduate Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014-2015

  • Rated incoming M.F.A. applications
  • Represented student vote and met with professors to give collected data
  • Participated in hiring committee of new full-time faculty member

Graduate Assistant to Art Lab Manager, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013-2015

  • Assisted Lab Manager with duties around the Art Building and supervised interns with loading and firing kilns, grinding shelves, fixing equipment, and managing the critique room

Assistant to Artist Liz Magic Laser, UNC-Chapel Hill,2014

  • Assisted artist with paperwork, concept, and execution of “From North Carolina to South Korea”

Project Manager for Grant-Based Public Murals in San Bernardino, CA, 2008-2013

I collaborated on the conceptualization and production of large-scale public murals

  • Tile Mural Projects (Funded by the Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Project)

Assisted lead artist Alison Petty Ragguette on the design and construction of glazed ceramic tiles to create a series of mosaics on 4 columns erected near the CSUSB campus

  • “Wishing Stones” (Funded by The Stand Up for San Bernardino Grant)

Managed and organized community outreach project to work with local high-school students to create ceramic stones to border the murals described above

  • Supervised and hired student workers with duties including loading and firing kilns, installing murals, ordering materials, and processing payroll

Visiting Art Instructor at Montessori Preschool, Claremont, CA, 2012

  • Organized and taught ceramic and sculpture classes to students

Visiting Art Instructor at Joshua Tree Retreat Center, CA, 2011

  • Organized and taught drawing classes to students

Student Assistant for Alison Petty Ragguette at CSUSB, 2007-2011

  • Assisted with personal work on ceramic, rubber, and silicone materials

Internship at OBJCT Art Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2010

  • Installed artwork, helped manage gallery, oversaw student volunteers

Assistant for The California Arts Project, San Bernardino, CA, 2006

  • Office work including Microsoft Excel

 

ACADEMIC HONORS & AWARDS

2014-2015     Teaching Fellowship, UNC-CH

2013-2014     Teaching Assistantship, UNC-CH

2011                 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, CSUSB

2006-2011     Presidential Scholarship, CSUSB

2008                Phi Beta Delta Gamma Lambda Scholarship, CSUSB

2007                Association of Latino Faculty, Staff, and Students Scholarship, CSUSB

2002-2006    Rotary International Scholarship, San Bernardino, CA

 

ART HONORS & AWARDS

2011          “Best in Show” Award at Annual Art Exhibition, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2009          Sculpture Award, Annual Art Show, CSUSB

2008          “Best in Show” Award at Annual Art Exhibition, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2007           Student with Most Potential in Ceramics Award, CSUSB

2006           San Bernardino County Art Scholar, San Bernardino, CA

2006           National Council on Education or Ceramic Arts Honorary Award

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017          “Cup Show 2017″ at Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

2016          “Meld” at Spectre Arts, Durham, NC

2015          “Herd of Left Turns” at Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2012          “Cups of Fire” at The Clay Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2011          “CUP: Sip, Slurp, Savor” at Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA

2011          41st Annual Student Art Exhibition at Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art

2010/11   “Design Process: Mentors & Next-Gen Makers” at OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA

2010/11    “A Generous Spirit: Sam Maloof as Mentor & Collector” at RAFFMA

2009          39th Annual Student Art Exhibition, RAFFMA

2008          38th Annual Student Art Exhibition, RAFFMA

2008 “Chickens and Babies” (Joint Show), Gallery 106, CSUSB

2007 “Mud Luv: Down n’ Dirty”, Student Ceramic Show, Gallery 106, CSUSB

 

INVITED LECTURES

 2016          College of the Desert to Portfolio Class

2015           UNC Chapel Hill to Senior Seminar Class

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012          My drawings were published in Ghost Town Literary Magazine, Issue 3

2011          I was profiled in two sections of Ceramic Textbook Experience Clay, 2nd ed.

2005         Photographs of my work were published in Clay Times Magazine, May/June

 

COLLECTIONS

2011          Sam Maloof’s Permanent Collection, Alta Loma, CA

2007         American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Internship at Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, CA, 2008

  • Assisted Artist Charles Long with installation for “UberYummy”

Volunteer art teacher at OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2011

  • Taught art appreciate classes to community

Demonstrating artist at LA County Fair, Pomona, CA,2009

  • Invite community to participate in making ceramics, give tours on art exhibited

 


 

 

 

 

 

Education

2015                   UNC Chapel Hill—MFA in Studio Art

2011                   California State University, San Bernardino—BA in Studio Art

2008                 Kunsthøjskolen i Holbæk, Denmark—studied New Media Art

2006-2005      Idyllwild Art Academy Summer Program, Idyllwild, CA—studied Ceramic Art

Teaching Experience

2016-present  Adjunct Professor, Chaffey College, CA. Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics

2015-present  Adjunct Professor, California State University San Bernardino. Beginning Ceramics

2015-2016        Adjunct Professor, College of the Desert, CA. Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Ceramics

2015                    Instructor for Undergraduate Ceramic Sculpture Class at UNC-CH

2015-2013       Graduate Assistant to Art Lab Manager who oversaw operations at UNC-CH

2014                    Instructor for Undergraduate Sculpture Class (ARTS 103) at UNC-CH

2014                    Teaching Assistant for Art and Science Course (ARTS 490) at UNC-CH

2014                    Assistant to Visiting Artist Liz Magic Laser during her UNC Residency

2013                    Teaching Assistant for Studio Art Course in Ceramic-Sculpture at UNC-CH

2013-2008       Project Manager for Grant Based Public Murals in San Bernardino, CA

 

 

I lead the conceptualization and production of large-scale public murals

  • Tile mural projects
    1. Funded by the Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Project
    2. Directed the design and construction of glazed ceramic tiles to create a series of mosaics on 4 columns erected on and near the CSUSB Campus
  • “Wishing Stones”
    1. Funded by The Stand Up for San Bernardino Grant
    2. Managed and organized community outreach project to work with local high-school students to create ceramic stones to border the murals described above

2012                 Visiting Art Instructor at Montessori Pre School, Claremont, CA

2011                  Visiting Art Instructor Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA

2007-2011       Student Assistant for Alison Petty Ragguette at CSUSB, Dept. of Art, CA

2010                 Paid Internship at OBJCT Art Gallery, Claremont, CA

2006                 Student Assistant for The California Arts Project, San Bernardino, CA

Volunteer Work

2014                 MFA Liaison for Graduate Studies at UNC-CH

2011                 Internship at Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA)

2011                 Volunteer art teacher at OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA

2009                Demonstrating artist at LA County Fair, Pomona, CA

Scholarships and Awards (Art Related)

2011                “Best in Show” Award at the Annual Student Art Exhibition, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2009                Sculpture Award, Annual Student Art Show, CSUSB

2008                “Best in Show” Award at the Annual Student Art Exhibition, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2007                Student with the Most Potential in Ceramics Award, CSUSB

2006                San Bernardino County Art Scholar, San Bernardino, CA

2006                National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Honorary Award

Scholarships and Awards (Academic)

2015-2014           Teaching Fellowship, UNC-CH

2014-2013           Teaching Assistantship, UNC-CH

2011                      Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: College of Arts and Letters, CSUSB

2011-2006           Presidential Scholarship, CSUSB

2008                     Phi Beta Delta Gamma Lambda Scholarship, CSUSB

2007                     Association of Latino Faculty, Staff, and Students Scholarship, CSUSB

2006-2002         Rotary International Scholarship, San Bernardino, CA

Exhibitions 

2015                “Herd of Left Turns” – MFA Thesis Show, Allcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2012                “Cups of Fire” – National Cup Exhibition, The Clay Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2011                “CUP: Sip, Slurp, Savor”, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA

2011                41st Annual Student Art Exhibition, RFFMA, CSUSB

2011-2010       “Design Process: Mentors & Next-Gen Makers”, OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA

2011-2010       “A Generous Spirit: Sam Maloof as Mentor & Collector”, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2009                39th Annual Student Art Exhibition, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2008                38th Annual Student Art Exhibition, RAFFMA, CSUSB

2008                “Chickens and Babies” (Joint Show), Student Gallery, CSUSB

2007                “Mud Luv: Down n’ Dirty”, Student Ceramic Show, Student Gallery, CSUSB

Collections

2008                Sam Maloof’s Permanent Collection, Alta Loma, CA

2007                American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

Publications

2012                My drawings were published in Ghost Town Literary Magazine. Issue 3.

2011                I was profiled in two sections of Ceramic Textbook Experience Clay. 2nd ed.

2005                Photographs of my work were published in Clay Times Magazine. May/June

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