Included in 2017 Film-makers Coop Benefit

August 06, 2017

Happy to be a part of the Film-makers Coop Benefit Auction, invited by filmmaker Mary Billyou. See the auction on Paddle 8

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My animation at ISEA Manizales, Colombia 2017

July 24, 2017

Pleased that my animation, The Chthulu and the Final Girl, was part of the media exhibition at ISEA 2017 in Manizales, Colombia in June 2017. Here it is playing in entry to media area; it also screened in small theater.

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at ASU

April 01, 2017

With ASU Hayden Librarians I organized ASU’s Second Annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 31st, 2017. While our turnout was humble (13 participants) we made 93 edits to 23 articles and added 3,480 words; these were all articles about artists who identify as female. It was a great day; we were happy to be one of 100s of edit-a-thons across the world all happening in March. Check out the International Organization here: http://www.artandfeminism.org/

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Work included in LMCC spring auction

March 25, 2017

Sent this print, Disco Volante (digital 3D render), to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council this week to be a part of their spring benefit auction. Honored to be included. Disco Volante was the stage name of the yacht in the James Bond film Thunderball; the real life boat was once owned by Trump and was called the Trump Princess; it is currently owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family. The print was beautifully framed by Fine Art Framing in Tempe.

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Curatorial Project: Electric Breath at Emerge 2017

January 30, 2017

I am curating a screening of experimental videos and animations for the Emerge Festival 2017 at ASU Feb. 25 (with head-curator Dehlia Hannah). Electric Breath is a screening that traces Frankensteinian themes in recent experimental video and animation. From monstrous avatars struggling to thrive in, or escape from, virtual worlds to animal-headed humans narrating a drowned city, the screening presents a forecast by turns satirical, dreamy and dystopian. Artists include Katie Torn, Carla Gannis, Marina Zurkow, Eva Davidova, and Hilary Harp + Suzie Silver. Link.

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Phoenix Nasty Women Planned Parenthood Benefit

January 21, 2017

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I co-organized the Phoenix Nasty Women exhibition and Planned Parenthood benefit Jan. 14, 20 + 21 with Colleen Donohoe, Patricia Sannit, Laura Dragon and Erika Hanson. We were one of over ~30 sister shows to the originating Nasty Women benefit at the Knockdown Center in NYC. Our PHX version raised over $19,300 for Planned Parenthood Arizona. In addition to the work on the walls (we received ~320 donated works from Arizona artists) we hosted a dance performance (1/20) by Nicole L. Olsen and DanceArtists and a Nasty Women reading (1/21) curated by Deborah Sussman. Here’s our website: https://phxnastywomen.wordpress.com/ And here is an interview with me about the show on our local NPR station: http://kjzz.org/content/421266/nasty-women-phoenix-unite-art-show-open-phoenix

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The Chthulu and the Final Girl on view at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

October 13, 2016

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My animation The Chthulu and the Final Girl is on view as part of Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art until Jan. 8, 2017. The show was curated by ASU Professor Muriel Magenta and SMOCA Director and Head Curator Sara Cochran. SMOCA website here.
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Story Problems at Maxon Mills, Wassaic,NY

June 11, 2016

My installation Story Problems will be on view all summer through Oct. 1 as part of the Wassaic Project Summer Show 2016 in the Hudson River Valley, NY. The five animations are looping on iPads in small wooden boxes placed in the stairwell between floors, as second below.

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Jeema el Fna Moroccan Travel with Mitch!

June 09, 2016

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Just got back from a week in Morocco with my sweetheart Mitch Miller. We took very few photos as it is too good to photograph. I love that country. I couldn’t help but pose with this owl and pigeon in Place Jeema el Fna. Their owner was a very gentle man who didn’t ask for money – though I gave him some.

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My C-Print included in Wassaic Winter Benefit

February 16, 2016

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This animation still from Kingdom 5KR, as a DiBond mounted C-print, was recently included in the Wassaic Project Winter Benefit raffle at the Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY (February 2016). Kingdom 5KR is the newest of my series of short animations using ready-made 3D objects – boats, cars, pills, booze, pretty people – as metonymies for leisure and privilege. Kingdom 5KR is a super yacht owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal, member of the Saudi Royal Family; the boat is named for his investment company The Kingdom Holding Company, his lucky number and the initials of his children. Waleed purchased the boat from Trump, who called it the Trump Princess. The yacht was originally built in 1980 for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, and named for his daughter Nabilia. It was used in the 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again and referred to as the Flying Saucer.

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