Education

Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture. University of Washington. Seattle WA. 1990-91.

B.A. Political Science (Southern Africa). University of Minnesota. 1983-88.

Artist in Residencies

Historic Society. Artist- in- Resident 1 month. Obama City, Japan 2011

Studio Museum In Harlem, Artist- in- Resident, 12 months. NYC, NY. 1993-94

Pratt Fine Arts Center. Artist- in- Resident. Seattle, WA. 1992

Seattle Public Schools. Artist- in- Resident. Seattle, WA. 1991

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan, ME. USA. 1990.

     Worked with Houston Conwill, Anish Kapoor, Italo Scanga and Edgar Heap-of- Birds.

     Resided in Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde Islands, Angola and Mozambique.

Creative Exhibitions 2014 – 2019

"Emerge III: Converging Lines" Sestiere Dorsoduro 47, Venice Italy.  Group Show 2019

"Transpose" Salwa Zeidan Gallery.  Group Exhibition. 2019

"Walking with Kapoor" Dorksy Gallery. Long Island City, N.Y.  'Distance' Exhibition Feb 2019.  Juried Exhibition

“Im-Migrant” Sangkring Art Space. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 2019. Solo Exhibition

“Collectivity: Objects and Associations in the UAE Art World”

Curator: Laura Metzler. Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba. UAE 2017

“Noah’s Ark” Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah UAE. 2016. Juried Exhibition Rust

Prints: Printmaking by the Sea: Abu Dhabi Music and Art Foundation. 2016 “Wish You

Were Here”: AIR Gallery, New York City, NY. 2015

ISEA 2014: Money Talks. Abu Dhabi, UAE 2014

“Wish You Were Here”: AIR Gallery, New York City, NY. 2014

 

Creative Exhibits/Collections - Selected

“Asahi-za Exhibition” Public exhibition in Obama Japan. 2013

“Emerge II: Radiating Ports” (second exhibition). Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2013

“Affordable-Art Exhibition” Group Exhibition. Art Hub Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2013

"Voices of UAE" Curator: Sculpture Exhibition, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2012.

F&N Gallery. Group Show. Dubai, UAE 2012.

Obama City Japan. Public Sculpture Installation. 2011. Solo Exhibition

“Emerge I”: Radiating Ports. Venice Italy. Juried Exhibition. 2011

“Tracking the Emirates” RAK Hospital, RAK, UAE. Juried Exhibition. 2010

“Ways of World Making” 3D Gallery, Venice, Italy. 2009

“Emergence” Tenri Cultural Institute of New York. New York, NY. 2009

“Rtoosh” Meem Gallery, Dubai, UAE 2008

Artists Invitational. ‘Peanuts on Parade’. St. Paul, MN. 2001

Home Sweet Home. Affordable Housing Authority Exhibit. Traveling show. USA 2000

“C.A.T.S.” Public Sculpture exhibit. One Person Show. Nicollet Island. Mpls, MN. 1999

Invitational Show. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA. 1998

View-Point. Cranbrook Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI. 1996

“Cathedral of Time”. Public Art Project/Train Stati on Installation;

Irina Nahkova, and 23 artists, WSU. Detroit, MI. 1996

Group Show. Del Pryor Gallery. Detroit, MI. 1995

Faculty Show. WSU. Detroit, MI. 1995

Group Show. Buckham Gallery. Flint, MI. 1995

Hi/Tech Lo/Tech Art. Group Show. Metropolitan Center for the Arts. Detroit, MI. 1995

A.I.R. Show. Studio Museum in Harlem. NYC. NY. 1994

Jerome Installation Show. Intermedia Arts. Minneapolis, MN. Juried Show. 1993

“Extensions ’93” Artist Showcase. Intermedia Arts. Minneapolis, MN. Juried Show. 1993

First Edwin T. Pratt Exhibit. Pratt Fine Arts Center. Seattle, WA. Invitational Show. 1993

“Original Man Speaks”. W.W.O.A. Gallery. Seattle, WA. Two Person Show. 1992

A Matter of Colors II. Anne B. Hamberg Gallery. Seattle, WA. Two Person Show. 1992

Northwest Annual Show. Center for Contemporary Art. Seattle, WA. Juried Show. 1991

Professional Practice / Community Outreach 2017 – 2018

Mood Adaptive Room: Art and Healing - Creating a Smart Hospital.

Collaborative Cross Discipline Art and Technology Project with Cleveland Clinic Abu

Dhabi. Professional Role: Primary Investigator.

RIF Funded. Zayed University. 2016 - 2018

ADAC: Abu Dhabi Airport’s New Terminal Public Art Project: Professional role; Co-curator.

Public art project for terminal. 2017 - 2018

General Secretariat of the Executive Council: “Our Abu Dhabi” Public Art Project.

Office of Communications GSEC. Professional Role: Head Curator:

     bringing together Local and regional artists for 3 phase public art initiative. 2017 – 2018

Zawiyah Gallery: Arts Initiative for Emerging Emirati Artists. www.zawiyahgallery.com

Professional Role: Founder/Head Curator. 2015 - Current

Manarat Al Saadiyat: Solely responsible for acquiring access for CACE.

Senior Exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat Gallery. 2015 - 2016

United Kingdom Themed Mural Project. British Embassy: Abu Dhabi.

Lead Designer with Zayed University Student artists. 2016

Future Centre: Skills Challenge. ZU representative skills judge.

Included special needs students from all 7 Emirates. 2013 & 2015

 

Curatorial Work 2015 - 2017

“The Other-Self”: Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta Indonesia. Dec. 2018

Co-curatorial exhibition with Kris Budiman. Zawiyah Gallery and Sangkring Gallery.

ADAC: Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal Public Art Project: Professional role; Co-curator.

     Public art project. 2017 - 2018

General Secretariat of the Executive Council: “Our Abu Dhabi” Public Art Project.

     Office of Communications of the GSEC. Professional Role: Lead Curator. 2017 - 2018

Manarat Al Saadiyat: "Original Girls Speak" CACE VA Senior Exhibition Manarat Al Saadiyat

     Curator and Lead Faculty Visual Arts. 2015 - 2017

President’s Cup Final. Public Art Installation. Ghantoot Polo Club. Curator. Abu Dhabi 2015.

"Abstract Self" Sculpture Exhibition Al Fanoun Gallery. Zayed University Curator 2015.

Fellowships / Awards / Grants

RIF Grant: Research Incentive Fund. 2015-2017

PD Grant: Professional Development Grant. ISEA 2014. Dubai. 2014

Art in Public Places-collaboration of CACE and NYUAD

Ideas with Impact Award: recognizes impact on student learning: Mural Zayed’s Gift. 2013

Cultural Award, Obama Japan. 2011

Professional Development Award. 2011

Merit Pay. 2002 -08.

Olsen Memorial Fellowship. 2000

City Planning Project Grant. Cash Award. 2000

St. Paul Mural Project. Trusting Neighbors. Cash Award. 2000

Caliber Ridge Arts Program. Cash Award. 2000

Teaching Honorarium WSU. 1995-96

President’s Bonus Award. Extraordinary service. WSU. 1996

Studio Museum in Harlem. Fellowship/Honorarium. 1993-94

Jerome Foundation Honorarium. Cash Award. 1993

Intermedia Arts Honorarium. Show/cash award. 1993

Pratt Fine Arts Center Honorarium. 1992

Jacob Lawrence Honorarium. Awarded by Links Inc. 1991

University of Washington Graduate Scholarship Award. 1989-91

Skowhegan Fellowship Award. Summer 1990.

Publication/Reviews Published/Media

Etihad Newspaper. Bait15 Exhibition. 2018

Program Committee Member. Research Paper Submissions. ISEA 2018.

Tashkeel Magazine Catalogue. Noah’s Ark Exhibiion. Dubai, UAE. 2016

Al Khaleej Newspaper 2013

National Newspaper: Arts & Life, page 09. June 4, 2012.

Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper: solo exhibition review. August 2011

RAK: cultural website: 60 Dhows 2010.

UAE Emerge: ways of world making 2009

Gulf News, 2004

Minnesota (MAA), September/October. 2000

St. Paul Pioneer Press. August. 2000

KSTP TV 5, Charlie Brown Segment. July 2000

KSTP TV 5, Charlie Brown Segment. August 2000

Detroit News. March 1995

Detroit News. February 1995

New York Times. December 1994

New York Carib News. November 1994

Washington Post. November 1994

The Seattle Sun Times. April 1992

The Seattle Sun Intelligencer. April 1992

Reflex, Northwest’s Forum on Visual Arts. Jan./Feb. 1992

 

Creative Performances/Lectures/Panels

Obama City Japan. Visiting artist talk. Sculpture Series. 2011.

VAAN. Artist Lecture Series. Nashville, TN. 1999

Cranbrook Museum. Viewpoint lecture series: Artist panel. Bloomfield Hills, MI. 1996

Poetry Reading. Michigan Gallery. Detroit, MI. 1995

Artist Showcase, Performance. Intermedia Arts. Minneapolis, MN. 1993

Guest Lecturer, WSU. Detroit, MI. 1994

Artist Panel: Intermedia Arts/Jerome Foundation. Minneapolis, MN. 1993

Guest Lecturer, Seattle Community College. Seattle, WA. 1991

Can Artists Make a Difference, symposium. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 1991

Artist in Resident / Professional Practice

Historic Society. Artist- in- Resident 1 month. Obama City, Japan 2011

Studio Museum In Harlem, Artist- in- Resident, 12 months. NYC, NY. 1993-94

Pratt Fine Arts Center. Artist- in- Resident. Seattle, WA. 1992

Seattle Public Schools. Artist- in- Resident. Seattle, WA. 1991

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan, ME. USA. 1990.

Worked with Houston Conwill, Anish Kapoor, Italo Scanga and Edgar Heap-of- Birds.

Resided in Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde Islands, Angola and Mozambique.

 

Teaching / Professional Experience

Zayed University, Associate Professor. Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2002 – Current.

Primary Courses:

Senior Project; Visual Arts and Animation (ADR 496)

Senior Thesis (ADR 492)

Sculpture I (AVA 315)

3D Design (AVA318)

Professional Artist (ADR 405)

Art Foundations (ART 205)

Design Principles (ART 201)

Other Courses:

Internship (ADR 490)

Photography/Chemical & Digital Photography (AVA 340/341)

Book Structures (AVA 366)

Digital Video (AVA 345): Premiere 6; Adobe After Effects; Final Cut Pro 3D

University of Minnesota, Adjunct Faculty Member. 1999-2000

Wayne State University, Assistant Professor Sculpture. 1994-1996

Graduate Seminar (ACS 898)

Design (ADE 120): 2D and 3D design concepts Intro. Sculpture (ASL 215, 517, 717 )

Figurative Sculpture (ASL 317, 517, 7 1 7 ) Graduate Thesis

 

Professional Memberships

Program Committee Member. Research Paper Submission Reviewer. ISEA 2018.

Royal British Society of Sculptors. Juried Membership. 2017Awarded 2017

Society of Minnesota Sculptors