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About Me
Media Specialist

Over 200 videos on-line with over 700,000 total views. Produced DVD based on college textbook.
Teacher


Taught art classes at all levels from kindergarten to graduate students. Developed digital video curriculum for senior citizens, college students, and junior/senior high classes in monthly media production classes at local cable station. Presenter at 2006 & 2007 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE).

Journalist


Wrote stories and produced video for state-wide news website, The Iowa Independent, that was linked at major news and art sites. Reported on a story that was picked up by Minneapolis Star-Trib. Gathered footage for ABC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning News, Fox News, more.

Producer


Shot, edited and directed several educational videos on racism and sexism. Clips and segments optioned by BBC Television, (UK). Created over 10 hours of footage shown for C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" during 2006-2007.

Award Recipient


Best Documentary - Pro Category at 2010 CRIFF. New Journalist Fellowship with the Center for New Media in Washington DC. Winner of Computer/Video Art and Animation at Hometown Video Festival.


Work Experience
?- present

Artist.

2014-present
Photo Editor. Little Village magazine. Iowa City, IA

2014-present
Artist. Liminoid Laboratory.
Post-production specialist, performer and lab assistant to Hans Breder.

2001- present



Freelance Photographer/Videographer, Independent Producer.
My camera work and productions have been shown on Oprah, ABC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning News, Fox News, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, BBC Television (UK), The Real News, CourtTV, MSNBC, 7Days,and a local station, KCRG-TV.


1991-
present











Writer, Consultant, Designer.
For The Iowa Independent, I interviewed senators, governors, a NASA scientist and many other experts and leaders.

Some of the blogs and websites who've posted my videos and articles:
Sourcewatch, ArtsJournal, The Quad, MichaelMoore.com, Huffington Post, Wonkette, The Washington Independent, Blog for Iowa, 1000 Voices, and ZMag.

I've also written for local magazines- the River Cities' Reader, Icon and Little Village, and I've done freelance consulting with the Cedar Rapids Gazette newspaper and KCRG-TV news.

2010

Line Producer, Additional Photography. "AbUSed: The Postville Raid."
Director/Producer: Luis Argueta.

2008

Videographer. "At Your Cervix."
Director/Producer: Amy Jo Goddard.

2006-07








Video Journalist. "Road to the White House." C-SPAN. Washington, D.C.
C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 have used several hours of my footage.

I taped Evan Bayh (IN), Joe Biden (DE), Sam Brownback (KS), Chris Dodd (CT), Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards (NC), Russ Feingold (WI), Newt Gingrich (GA), Rudy Giuliani (NYC), Chuck Grassley (IA), Mike Huckabee (AR), John Kerry (MA), Barack Obama (IL), George Pataki (NY), Bill Richardson (NM), Mitt Romney (MA), Tom Vilsack (IA), and Mark Warner (VA).

2001-07





Producer "Live & Local." Public Access Television, Inc. (PATV). Iowa City, IA
We made about 200 "Live & Local" programs at PATV. Our focus was local politics and community issues. We spent time with city, county and congressional candidates; local musicians; non-profit agencies; University professors; authors; and local celebrities on this still-running show.

2007




Production Assistant "Inside." CourtTV. 44 Blue Productions. Fort Madison, Iowa.
Producer: Mark Hamaguchi
My second "stint" in the Iowa State Penitentiary for 44 Blue Productions.

2006




Production Assistant "Lock-Up." MSNBC. 44 Blue Productions. Fort Madison, Iowa.
Field Producer / Director: Susan Carney
Official title: "P.A." (Unofficially I got to run the second camera for this one too.)

2000-06



Workshop Coordinator / Production Specialist. PATV. Iowa City, IA
I designed the digital curriculum for PATV as the Workshop Coordinator. I had hundreds of students come through PATV classes, producing local television and making their voices heard.

2004



Artist-Teacher. MFA in Visual Arts. Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier, VT
Mentoring an MFA candidate who works in new media, photography, and printmaking.



Equipment Manager. PATV. Iowa City, IA
Oversaw equipment and budget; introduced DVD technology still in use at PATV.

2002




Project Facilitator. Humanities Iowa. PATV & Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD). Iowa City, IA
This was a collaborative project with the Iowa City Senior High Alternative Center (SHAC).

2001



Video Training Coordinator. Macarthur Grant Foundation. PATV and Women's Resource and Action Center. Iowa City, IA
Introduced media production to the Iowa Women Initiating Social Change project at WRAC.

2000



Adjunct Assistant Professor. Photography Department.
School of Art and Art History. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA
This was a photoshop and imaging class for undergraduate and graduate level art students.

1999-
2000


Teaching Assistant. Intermedia and Video Art Department. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA
Appointment after receiving M.A. from the U of Iowa.

1997-99


Lighting/Electrical Systems Drafter. HLM Design. Iowa City, IA
Worked for HLM during my first two years of grad school.

1996-97


Substitute Teacher. Rock Island School District. Quad Cities, IL
Much of this time was spent at Roosevelt Elementary where I taught art for K-6 for four months.


Education
2000

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Intermedia and Video Art. School of Art and Art History. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA


Mechanical/Electric Drafting (Certificate). Minneapolis Drafting School. Crystal, MN



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History. Macalester College. St. Paul, MN


Grants/Awards/Fellowships

2015

Artist-in-Residence. Residency 108. Hudson, NY

2010

Golden Eddy. Best Documentary - Pro Category. CRIFF. Cedar Rapids, IA

2007-08

Iowa Independent. New Journalism Fellowship. Center for Independent Media. Washington, D.C.
2004

Computer/Video Art & Animation Winner. Hometown Video Festival.
Alliance for Community Media. Washington, D.C.

2003

International Harvest. Humanities Iowa. ICCSD. Senior High Alternative Center. Iowa City, IA

2002
White Privilege 101.
Humanities Iowa. Central College. Pella, IA

1998
Ana Mendieta Scholarship. School of Art and Art History. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA


Collections




Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Berea College. Berea, KY
University of Florida. Gainesville, FL
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
Dubuque Public Library, Dubuque, IA
P
alm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Lake Worth, FL


Publications, Presentations, Exhibitions

2012


Southend. Interrobang Film Festival. Des Moines, IA

2011
Southend. Oneota Film Festival. Decorah, IA


Southend. Wild Rose Independent Film Festival. Des Moines, IA

"Muscatine, Iowa: Pretty setting, but dirty air." Minneapolis Star-Tribune. March 31, 2011. (with photo)

"Poor Data Hampers EPA Coal Cleanup in Iowa's Most Polluted Town." Inside Climate News. (with photo)

"For industrial Iowa town, air quality solution is elusive." Midwest Energy News. (with photo and video)


2010



"A Year in the Life." Backdoor Independent Film Cafe. Figge Art Museum. Davenport, IA
24-minute artist bio about Clary Illian

"A Year in the Life." Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival. Davenport, IA

"A Year in the Life." Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. Marion, IA

2009



"Girls Gone Wild." Shockfest Film Festival. Hollywood, CA
Claymation music video for Konrad.

"Playing the Part." Interrobang Film Festival. Des Moines Arts Festival. Des Moines, IA.

"Song of the Day." TrendLand. May 4, 2009. http://trendland.net/

"Women Playing Where 6-on-6 Ruled." The Quad - The New York Times College Sports Blog. March 21, 2009. http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/

2007



"White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms." National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE). San Francisco, CA
Stylus Publishing hired me to turn a book into a DVD.

"Circle of Women." NCORE. San Francisco, CA


"Tangled Up in Tele-Power's Web." Little Village. February, 2007. pp 10-11 (with photos). Iowa City, IA
2006

"Video Production Workshop." Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Annual Conference. TRiO. Indianapolis, IN



"White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversation." NCORE. Chicago, IL

2005
"The Return of Ana Mendieta." Little Village. May, 2005. pp 10-11 (cover story). Iowa City, IA
2003

"6-on-6 Basketball History." KCRG-TV. March 10 & 11. 2003. Cedar Rapids, IA

"Color Therapy for Oedipal Conflicts." Plus Ultra / Winkleman Gallery. March-April, 2003. New York, NY
2002
"Voting at Cedar Township Hall." KCRG-TV. November 5 & 6. Cedar Rapids, IA



"Iowans Playing Pro Baseball." KCRG-TV. August 18. Cedar Rapids, IA



"Stray Show."
Joymore Gallery. Chicago, IL


"Kanga at Gemvision." Pancorri Gallery. Davenport, IA

2001


"Jaraf Video." Jaraf at 45 Below. New York, NY



"Video Jam." Palm Beach Institue of Contemporary Art. Palm Beach, FL


"Time-Based Art." Peanut Gallery. Rock Island, IL

"Performance Art." Waterloo Art Center. Waterloo, IA
2000
"20th Century Kinescopes." Prairie Lights Bookstore. Iowa City, IA

"Intermedia Live!" UITV. Iowa City, IA

1998

"The Long Goodbye." Kanga Art Gallery. Iowa City, IA

1997

"Between the Lines, Between the ii's." Quad City Art Center. Rock Island, IL


Curating and Festival Programming Experience
2013-14
Coordinator/Organizer. Exuberant Politics. Public Space One, Legion Arts at CSPS Hall, University of Iowa. Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, IA

2003-04

Board of Directors. Iowa City International Documentary Festival. Iowa City, IA

2002

Digital Director. Thaw Film, Video, and Digital Festival. Iowa City, IA

2001
Co-Director. Thaw Film, Video, and Digital Festival. Iowa City, IA

2000
Digital Exhibition Coordinator. Thaw Film, Video, and Digital Festival. Iowa City, IA

1999
Exhibit Coordinator. Simple Gifts, Warm Welcome. Kanga Art Gallery. Davenport, IA


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