Curriculum Vitae

Summary

Education

Artist focused on social practice, sculpture, performance and new media work since 1996. University-level educator and museum curator. Marketing manager and software engineer with deep technical skills, bringing 25 years of creative work, systems and software experience, proven leadership, and dynamic and holistic problem-solving skills. Prefer collaborative environment in which curiosity, creativity, teamwork, and good communications are encouraged.
  • M.F.A., Digital Art and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Playable Media workgroups, 2015
  • A., Computer and Information Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 1992
  • Multiple-Subject Education Certification coursework, University of California, Santa Cruz, focused on science education. 1992 to 1993

Employment

  • Lecturer, School of Computing & Design, Cal State Monterey Bay, 2017 to present
  • Lecturer, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz, 2015 to present
  • Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History, San Jose State University, 2017 to 2018
  • Summer Curator and Exhibition Catalyst, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, 2015 to 2016.
  • Senior Instructor, Hackbright Academy, San Francisco, 2015 to 2017
  • Teaching Assistant, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz, 2013 to 2015
  • Arts Researcher for Arts Dean David Yager, University of California Santa Cruz, 2014
  • Systems Architect and Engineer for Grateful Dead Archive Online, University of California Santa Cruz, 2010 to 2013
  • System Architect, Administrator, and Developer, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz, 2006 to 2013
  • Technology Director, Mapleton Communications, Monterey, CA, 2002 to 2004
  • Web Marketing Manager, Interwoven, Sunnyvale, CA. 1999 to 2001

Solo Exhibitions

  • Portland Museum, Louisville, KY with Secret History of American River People, 2019
  • East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Oakland, CA with Secret History, 2018
  • White Box, New York, NY, with Secret History, 2018
  • Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY, with Secret History, 2018
  • World Awareness Children’s Museum, Fort Edward, NY, with Secret History, 2018
  • Town of Waterford, Waterford, NY, with Secret History, 2018
  • Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston, NY, with Secret History, 2018
  • Haverstraw River Arts Fund, Haverstraw, NY, with Secret History, 2018
  • Ebb & Flow, Santa Cruz, CA, with Secret History, 2017, 2018
  • Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento, CA, with Secret History, 2017
  • River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY, with Secret History, 2016
  • Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL, with Secret History, 2016
  • Ditto Landing, Huntsville, AL, with Secret History, 2016
  • Knoxville Museum of Art & Volunteer Landing, with Secret History, 2016
  • National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque, Iowa, with Secret History, 2015
  • River City Revue, St. Paul Yacht Club, St Paul, MN, with Secret History, 2015
  • 9 Nights of Music, Minneapolis History Center, St. Paul, with Secret History, 2015
  • Spastic Robots & Frankenthings, San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation. Facilitator, 2014
  • Recent Works, What Is Art? Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 1999

Group Exhibitions

  • LAST Festival, San Jose, with FOMOphobia, 2017
  • In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, with Secret History, 2016
  • Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, with Secret History, 2015
  • San Francisco International Art Festival, with Co-related Space, 2015
  • DANM MFA Exhibition, UC Santa Cruz, with Secret History, 2015
  • Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, with Secret History, 2014
  • FIGMENT Art Festival, Oakland, with Secret History, 2014
  • LAST Festival, San Francisco, with Co-related Space, 2014
  • GLOW: Festival of Fire, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, with Co-related Space, 2014
  • Ann and Mark’s Art Party, Santa Clara Fairgrounds, San Jose, with Co-related Space, 2014
  • Digital Arts and New Media Spring Open Studios, UC Santa Cruz, with Secret History, 2013
  • LAST Festival, Zer01 Gallery, San Jose, with Co-related Space, 2014
  • The Cradle Project, Alter Space, San Francisco, 2014
  • Para-Sites 2014 Distributed Exhibition Project, downtown Santa Cruz, Bloomington, Indiana, France, New Zealand. With Santa Cruz Secret Exchange, 2014
  • The Cradle Project, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014
  • Magic Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014
  • Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz MAH. Performance, 2013
  • Digital Arts and New Media Fall Open Studios, UC Santa Cruz, with FOMOphobia, 2013
  • Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, performed regionally, 2008 to 2013
  • Fun-A-Day 2013 Show, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2013
  • Kecak Monkey Chant, Santa Cruz MAH. Organizer and performer, 2012
  • McHenry Library Inaugural Staff Exhibit, UC Santa Cruz, 2012
  • Streetside Letter Writing, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • We Are All Animals MMXI, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, 2011
  • SubRosa Staff Art Show, Santa Cruz, CA, 2011
  • We Are All Animals, Bricks and Mortar Media, San Francisco, 2011
  • An Evening of Extraordinary Proportions, Santa Cruz. Organizer and Performer, 2010
  • The Dark Night of DIY Ragdolls and Monsters, SubRosa, Santa Cruz, CA, 2009
  • Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra, performed regionally. Organizer and musician, 2005 to 2009
  • Free Coffee Bar, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance, 2007-2008
  • The SDS Comic Show, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2007
  • Ars Felix Externus, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002
  • Million Clown March, Santa Cruz. Organizer, 2002
  • Members Only, Santa Cruz Art League, 2002
  • Mixed Signals, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002
  • Santa Cruz Art League, 2001
  • Spy Soiree, Santa Cruz. Performance, 2001
  • What the Hell’s Going on Downtown Day, downtown Santa Cruz. Performance. 1999
  • Exemplary Contemporary, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 1997

University-level Teaching

  • Multimedia Programming, CSUMB, 2018-19
  • Web Tools, CSUMB, 2018
  • Intro to Web Design. Lecturer, CSUMB, 2017-19
  • Intro to Digital Video Art. Lecturer, SJSU, 2017-19
  • Computing for Digital Artists. Lecturer, CSUMB, 2017-19
  • Computer Programming for the Arts. Lecturer, UCSC, 2016-19
  • Introduction to Programming, Senior Instructor, Hackbright Academy, San Francisco, 2016-17
  • Computer Programming for the Arts, Teaching Assistant & Lab Instructor, 2015
  • 2D Foundation, Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC, 2015
  • 3D Foundation, Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC, 2014
  • Concepts and Practice in Sculpture and Public Art. Teaching Assistant & Studio Instructor, UCSC, 2013

Published

  • “River People: A Shantyboat on the Sacramento River”. Small Boats Monthly, 2018
  • “Knowing the Mississippi.” Open Rivers: Rethinking the Mississippi, no. 1, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • “Revisiting the Technical Achievements of Listening Post Ten Years On”. NMEDIAC, 2014
  • Bear Creek, Interactive Fiction. Author, 2012
  • Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2008
  • “Times Square by Howard Zinn”. Baltimore, MD: Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, 2008
  • “Confessions of a WebTeam Manager”. Sunnyvale: Interwoven, 2001
  • “Trainspotting”. Bloomington, IN: BC Magazine, 1997
  • “How To Sneak Around”. Bloomington: BC Mag, 1997
  • “Rail Rogues”. San Jose, CA: Metro Publishing, 1996
  • “Urban Urges”. San Jose, CA: Metro Publishing, 1995
  • “The Secret Life of Trains”. San Francisco: Might Magazine, 1994
  • Using Unix System V Release 3. Berkeley: Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1990
  • Using SCO Unix. Berkeley: Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1990

Honors and Awards

 
  • Puffin Foundation West, 2019
  • Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, 2018
  • Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, Create Grant for Secret History, 2017
  • Puffin Foundation Grant, 2017
  • Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, short-listed, 2015
  • UCSC Art Dean’s Excellence Award for Secret History, 2015
  • Florence French Scholarship for Secret History of American River People, 2015
  • University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Graduate Grant for Secret History, 2014
  • Arts Council of Santa Cruz County Create Grant for Co-related Space, 2014
  • Florence French Scholarship for Co-related Space, 2014

Invited Addresses

  • Beacon Sloop Club, Beacon, NY, 2019
  • Portland Museum, Louisville, 2019
  • East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Oakland, 2018
  • WhiteBox Artists Panel, New York, NY, 2018
  • Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston, NY, 2018
  • Design Tech High School, Burlingame, CA. Artist talk about Secret History, 2017
  • River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY. Artist talk about Secret History, 2016
  • Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL. Artist talk about Secret History, 2016
  • Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN. Artist talk about Secret History, 2016
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History, 2016
  • River City Revue St. Paul Yacht Club, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artist talk about Secret History, 2015
  • 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History, 2014
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, University California Davis. Talk about Secret History, 2015
  • Friday Forum for Graduate Research, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History, 2015
  • 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, University California Santa Cruz. Talk about Secret History, 2014
  • PetchaKucha 20×20, Santa Cruz MAH. Performance, 2013
  • Creating the Grateful Dead Archive Online, University California Santa Cruz, 2012
  • SDS Comic Artists Panel, Brown University, Providence, RI. Panelist with Harvey Pekar, 2007

Non-Profit 

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Creative Community Committee member, 2014 to 2019
  • The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living. Board, 2008 to 2013
  • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. Grant Reviewer, 2008, 2012, 2017
  • Revolutionary Garden Society. Founder, Board, 2004 to 2017
  • Central Coast Public Radio KUSP, Santa Cruz. Board, Programmer, 2001 to 2005

Community Organizing 

  • Union of Benevolent Electrical Workers. Founder and Collective Member, 2010 to present
  • Police Obsolescence Workgroup. Organizer, 2011
  • Blue Light Safety Project. Organizer, 2011
  • Santa Cruz Community Safety Workgroup. Organizer, 2011
  • Demystifying Anarchy. Organizer, 2010
  • Organizer and Publisher, 2009 to 2010
  • Anarchist Convergence. Organizer, 2009
  • Free Skool Conference. Organizer, 2009
  • Free Skool for Kids. Facilitator, 2009
  • SubRosa Community Space. Co-founder, Collective Member and Staffer, 2008 to 2013
  • Comic Artists’ Collective. Organizer, 2008
  • Last Night DIY Parade. Organizer, 2006 to 2008
  • Brazen Square Dance. Organizer, 2006 to 2007
  • Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra. Organizer and Musician, 2005 to 2009
  • Free Radio Santa Cruz. Collective Member and Programmer, 2005 to 2008
  • Free Skool Santa Cruz. Co-founder and Teacher, 2005 to 2012
  • Free Carpentry. Founder and carpenter, 2004 to 2005
  • Adventure Club. Organizer, 2003 to 2008
  • Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In. Organizer, 2002 to 2011
  • What Is Art? Santa Cruz. Collective Member and Performer. 1998 to 2000

Community Education

  • Hacktivate! 115: Geek Love From Luddite Technologists -or- Fear and Loathing in Silicon Valley, 2014
  • Hacktivate! 112: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tech, 2014
  • Hacktivate! 111: Authoritarian Use of Technology Against Civilians, 2014
  • Hacktivism 106: Fundamentals of Programming, 2013
  • Reskilling Expo: Quilting Workshop, 2012
  • Hacktivism 105: Frankenthings. Teacher and 2012
  • Hacktivism 104: Linux Fundamentals, 2012
  • Hacktivism 103: Intermediate Linux Fundamentals, 2011
  • Soapbox 202: Anarchist Public Speaking, 2011
  • Hacktivism 102: A brief overview of codes and cryptography, 2011
  • Games as a Strategy for Living (and Liberation), 2011 to 2012
  • Hacktivism 102: Advanced Free & Easy Websites, 2010
  • Ambitious Plans/Radical Strategy, 2010
  • Free Stuff/Scavenger Hunt, 2010
  • Hacktivism 101: Internet Sleuthing, 2010
  • Caliban and the Witch, 2010 to 2010
  • Hacktivism 101: Using Linux, 2010
  • Comic Workshop, 2010 to 2012
  • Kecak: Indonesian Monkey Chant, 2010
  • Drawing People for Illustrated Stories, 2010 to 2010
  • Writing Down the Bones, 2009 to 2010
  • Lao-Tzu and Zhuang-Tze: An Anarchist Study Group, 2009 to 2009
  • Dark Night of DIY Rag Dolls and Monsters, 2009
  • Home Ownership for Punx, 2009 to 2010
  • Intel and Counter-Intel for Activists, 2009
  • Sewing for Boys, 2009
  • Tao and Zen: Alan Watts Listening Group, 2009 to 2010
  • Soapbox 101: Anarchist Public Speaking Series, 2008 to 2008
  • Revenge of the Grandmas: Quilting as Communal and Personal Liberation, 2008 to 2011
  • Felton Railroad History Campout, 2008 to 2011
  • Fun With Scrap Metal, 2008
  • The Way: Tao Te Ching Reading Group, 2007 to 2007
  • Free Skool Post-Apocalyptic Survival Weekend, 2007
  • Debris Shelter Campout, 2006 to 2008
  • Trash Orchestra Practice, 2006 to 2006
  • History of the Future, 2006 to 2009
  • Practical Security Culture, 2006
  • Know Your Rights & Resist the Police State, 2006 to 2010
  • Assertive Non-Violence and Direct Action Techniques, 2006
  • Running a Free Skool, 2005 to 2012
  • Free Carpentry: Treehouse Workshop, 2005 and 2006
  • Collage Workshop & Party. 1999 to 2007