HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS, and RECOGNITION
2019 Curator. @IamSciComm. Rotating curator for science communications. https://twitter.com/iamscicomm
2018 Presenter. Advanced Technology Education Primary Investigators Conference. National Science Foundation. Washington, D.C.
2017 Video linked by www.nytimes.com for Hans Breder obituary on June 23, 2017.
2015 Spring Artist in Residence. Residency 108. Germantown, NY.
2014 Interviewed twice on “River to River.” Iowa Public Radio.
2012 Presenter. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. New York City, NY.
2011 Published in StarTribune (article, photos). Minneapolis, MN.
2010 Best Documentary at Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. Cedar Rapids, IA.
2010 Inducted into M Club Athletic Hall of Fame at Macalester College. St. Paul, MN.
2009 Video linked by The Quad, a New York Times sports blog.
Music video “Song of the Day.” TrendLand.
2008 YouTube partner. Top five news channel in Dec. 2008 (world-wide). YouTube channel captured over 500,000 video views.
2007 Presenter. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. San Francisco, CA.
2003 Secured and executed Humanities Iowa grant. International Writing Program. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.
1998 Awarded Ana Mendieta Scholarship. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.
1992 Awarded Thomas L. Gammell Endowed Prize. Macalester College. St. Paul, MN.
2X All-American. NCAA Division III Nationals. Buffalo, NY.
1991 Selected as Macalester College Swim Team Captain.
2020-present SEO/Digital Marketing. MOXIE. North Liberty, IA. SEO, content creation, writing, editing, communications strategy, and video.
2014-present Managing Editor. Liminoid Laboratory. Iowa City, IA. Manage website and video production for artist Hans Breder http://www.hansbreder.com
2016-17 Program Director. River Action. Davenport, IA. Grantwriting and program management.
2014-16 Photo Editor/Editor/Writer. Little Village. Iowa City, IA. Local news and arts coverage.
2001-15 Director/Writer/Media Consultant. Selected client list: University of Iowa, University of Colorado, Stylus Publishing, TRiO/MAEOPP, Hybrid Publications, TeachScape.
2004-14 Co Owner. Pooch Palace. Solon, IA. Managed and trained staff. Developed brand / marketing.
2011-13 Reporter/Photographer. Solon Economist/North Liberty Leader. Solon, IA. Local newspaper beats included two school districts and community affairs.
2009-10 Line Producer. “abUSed: The Postville Raid” (2010). National broadcast premiere Dec. 17, 2012, part of series “America Reframed” from WGBH in Boston, MA.
2007-09 Journalism Fellowship. American Independent Institute, Washington, D.C. Covered politics for statewide website The Iowa Independent.
2006-07 Journalist. “Road to the White House.” C-SPAN. Washington, D.C. Over 10 hours of event footage was broadcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
2001-07 Producer/Production Specialist . "Live & Local." Public Access Television, Inc. (PATV). Iowa City, IA. Produced and directed 150 community news programs.
2000-06 Workshop Coordinator. PATV. Designed and implemented digital video curriculum for monthly production classes; directed, designed and wrote for dozens of televised programs.
2004 Artist-Teacher. MFA in Visual Arts. Vermont College. Montpelier, VT. Mentor/instructor to graduate-level photo and printmaking student.
2000 Adjunct Assistant Professor. Photography Department. School of Art and Art History. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA. Taught graduate-level digital photo class, Digital Imaging.
1999-00 Teaching Assistant. Intermedia and Video Art Department. University of Iowa. Organized and managed workshop classes, technical and studio set-up, special events and visiting artist lectures; directed department open house programs.
Certificate 3D Modeling, VR/AR/Mixed Reality Development. Eon Reality. Advanced Technology Environment and Energy Center. Davenport, IA.
MFA Intermedia/Video Art. School of Art and Art History. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.
Certificate Minneapolis Drafting School. Crystal, MN.
BFA Art History. Macalester College. St. Paul, MN.
INCLUSION in PUBLICATIONS, BROADCAST, SCREENINGS, and REVIEWS (selected)
“New tour and augmented reality app explore Ana Mendieta’s Iowa City.” April, 27, 2018. Little Village magazine. Genevieve Trainor.
“Tours, website honor Ana Mendieta.” April 26, 2018. Hoopla, Cedar Rapids Gazette. Diane Nollen.
“7+7” (Video Editor, Post-production). June 23, 2017. New York Times. p 11. William Grimes.
Interview. “River to River.” Dec. 5, 2014. Iowa Public Radio (IPR).
Interview, audio clip from Southend. “River to River.” June 5, 2014. IPR.
"Views from the Potter’s Life" (Review). Feb/March 2011. pp 11-12. Robert Silberman. American Craft Magazine. Minneapolis, MN.
Interview. "Technology Changing Presidential Politics." Aug. 7, 2007. WQAD. Moline, IL.
"Between the Lines, Between the ii's" (Review). Feb. 1997. River Cities' Reader. Davenport, IA.
SELECTED WORKS in EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, and PRESENTATIONS
“Art In The Afternoon” presentation. Artifactory. Dec. 16, 2018. Iowa City, IA.
“FOAM (Friends of Ana Mendieta)” performance. Dazzle Crawl. April 27, 2018. Iowa City, IA.
“The U-Turn” (Line Producer, Main Cameras, Interviewer). Nov. 17, 2017. Icaro International Film Festival. Guatemala City, Guatemala.
“Black Mass” (Director, Screening). Nov. 7, 2015. Witching Hour Festival. Iowa City, IA.
“Sound Mirror” (Director, Screening). October 18, 2015. Utopia School. Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Mindscape/The Subtle Body” (Editor, Post-production for Hans Breder/Liminoid Laboratory). Sept. 11 - Oct. 11, 2015. Solivagant Gallery. New York City, NY.
“Complexus” (Live video performance). April 25, 2015. Talk the Temple. Englert Theatre. Iowa City, IA. Curated by Kuldeep Singh, Heidi Wiren Bartlett, and Dana O’Malley.
“Drawings” (Juried exhibition) April 2015. Artslam+. Bancroft Gallery. Omaha, NE.
“Drawings” (Solo exhibition) Dec. 15, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015. Legion Arts. Cedar Rapids, IA.
“Exuberant Politics” (Curator, Co-organizer). 2013-14. University of Iowa Museum of Art. Legion Arts. Public Space One (PS1). A yearlong series of events of artistic activism including:
- One-week residency for visiting artist Josh MacPhee. Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorship. September 23-27, 2013.
- Exhibition of Justseeds print portfolio “Migration Now.” PS1. September 2013.
- Juried film series programmed by international guest curators Aily Nash and Andrew Norman Wilson, Pablo de Ocampo, and Abigail Addison. October-December 2013.
- Book lecture by Nicolas Lampert. A People’s Art History of the United States. Prairie Lights. November 16, 2013.
- Open call, student-curated screening of videos. Iowa City Public Library. March 4, 2014.
- Open-call exhibitions at PS1 (March 7 - April 8, 2014, ) and Legion Arts (March 6 - April 30, 2014).
- “Protect Our Parks - Pass It On” performance written by Jennifer Myers. PS1. March 14, 2014.
- “Tamms Year Ten Project.” Lecture and screenings by visiting artist Laurie Jo Reynolds. PS1. March 24-26, 2014.
- “Marvelous Guests.” Performances by Nick Tobier. March 29, 2014.
- “Wolf” Performance by Deke Weaver, PS1. April 8, 2014.
“abUSed: The Postville Raid” (Line Producer/Cameras for Maya Media, NYC). National broadcast premiere Dec. 17, 2012, part of documentary series “America Reframed.” WGBH. Boston, MA.
“The U-Turn” (Screening work-in-progress with Maya Media). National General Assembly of the Unitarian-Universalist Association. June 22, 2012. Phoenix, AZ.
“Southend.” (Director, Screening). 2014 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. 2012 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, Des Moines, IA. 2012 Oneota Film Festival, Decorah, IA. 2012 Interrobang Film Festival, Des Moines.
Presenter. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE). May 30, 2012. New York, NY.
“Muscatine, Iowa: Pretty Setting, but dirty air” (Article, Photos). Minneapolis Star-Tribune. March 31, 2011. pD5 (Business section, with photo). MidWest Energy News. (Feature story, with photo and videos). Inside Climate News. (with photo). Iowa Environmental Focus. (with photo).
“A Year in the Life.” (Director, Screenings). 2011 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, 2011 Iowa City Documentary Film Festival. 2010 Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA.
"Playing the Part." (Director, Screening) 2009. “Song of the day.” TrendLand. 2009 Interrobang Film Festival. Des Moines, Iowa.
"Women Playing Where 6-on-6 Ruled." (Director, Editor) The Quad - New York Times. Jeré Longman. March 21, 2009.
"White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms" (Director, Screening). NCORE. June 1, 2007. San Francisco, CA.
“Road to the White House” (Camera). C-SPAN. 2006-07.
"The Return of Ana Mendieta" (Article). Little Village. May 2005. pp 10-11 (cover story). Iowa City, IA.
“Stray Show” (Group show). 2003. Joymore Gallery. Chicago, IL. Curated by Rebekah Rutkoff.
“Color Therapy for Oedipal Conflicts.” (Group show) 2003. Winkleman Gallery. New York, NY. Curated by Rebekah Rutkoff.
“Robot Time.” (Director, Performer, Screening) Jaraf: Video @ 45 Below. 2001. New York, NY. Curated by Jasmine Moorhead and Rebekah Rutkoff.
“Video Jam.” (Group show) Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Palm Beach, FL. 2001. Curated by Michael Rush and Galen Joseph-Hunter.
Guest Lecturer. March 12, 1999. Colloquium. SAAH. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.
Research, writing, editing for journals, technical writing
Videography and editing
History of art, architecture, and design
Design for print, digital
3ds Max (modeling and animation)
Adobe Creative Suite
Web and .html
CMS, WordPress, Drupal
COMMUNITY SERVICE, CURATING, ORGANIZING, and VOLUNTEERING
2014-15 Board of Directors. Non-profit art space Public Space One. Iowa City, IA.
2013-14 Chair. Advisory Board. PS1.
2013-14 Curator/Co-organizer. “Exuberant Politics.” University of Iowa, PS1 (Iowa City), Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids).
2004 Board of Directors. Iowa City Documentary Festival. Iowa City, IA.
2000-02 Digital Director. Thaw Festival of Film, Video, Digital and Sound Media. Iowa City, IA.
2000-01 Co-Director. Thaw Festival of Film, Video, Digital and Sound Media. Iowa City, IA.
2000 Curator/Organizer. “Warm Welcome. Simple Gifts.” Kanga Gallery. Davenport, IA.
Columbia College of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Berea College. Berea, KY.
University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.
Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.
University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.
Mount Mercy College. Cedar Rapids, IA.
University of Nebraska at Omaha. Omaha, NE.
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Lake Worth, FL.
PUBLISHED INTERVIEWS (selected)
Sen. Joe Biden (Delaware)
Sen. Sam Brownback (Kansas)
Judith Davidson (Coach of 1986 NCAA Championship field hockey team)
Sen. Chris Dodd (Connecticut)
Sen. John Edwards (North Carolina)
Jane Elliott (Educator, creator of “Blue eyes–Brown eyes” exercise)
Dr. Christine Grant (Educator, NCAA coach)
Dr. James Hansen (Former Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
Clary Illian (Artist, educator, author)
Dr. Michael Kraig (Policy Analyst at Stanley Foundation)
Roger Lande (Former Iowa DNR chief)
Rich Leopold (Former Iowa DNR chief)
Sen. John McCain (Arizona)
Dr. David Skorton (Director of Smithsonian Institute, former president of Cornell Univ. and Univ. of Iowa)
George Stoney (Filmmaker)
Terry Zwigoff (Filmmaker)