MFA candidate, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA (expected May 2018)
BFA (with Honors), Fine Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY
EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
HE 2017, LAST Projects, Los Angeles, CA
FOUNTAIN, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Kenopsia, FAR Bazaar, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
VAULT, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
AA Bronson’s Sacre Du Printemps, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Hexenmeister, (with AA Bronson), Maureen Paley, London, England
LA N CV 2, The Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio, CA
The Botanica, Invisible Exports, NYC; Carroll & Sons, Boston
Gwangju Biennale, (with AA Bronson), Gwangju, South Korea
Art Basel 44, (with AA Bronson), Esther Schipper, Basel, Switzerland
Soft Measures, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Hard Times, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NYC
Love Aids Riot Sex 2, (with AA Bronson), NBGK, Berlin, Germany
The Temptation of AA Bronson, (with AA Bronson), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, NL
The Botanica, (with AA Bronson), Nature Morte Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Bunkerweltanschauung, (for Alberto Cortes), MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
I Know It When I See It, (for Aura Rosenberg), Martos Gallery, NYC
Triskaidekaphobia, Parade Ground, NYC
Art Basel Miami, (with AA Bronson), Esther Schipper, Miami Beach, FL
Queer Pile-up!, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA
Fin De Siglo, (with Aera Dance Foundation), Obra Negra, NYC
Surplus Authors, (with AA Bronson), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, NL
How To Download A Boyfriend, (with AA Bronson), e-book/exhibition, Badlands Unlimited
Art Basel 43, (with AA Bronson), Esther Schipper, Basel, Switzerland
Who’s Afraid of Red, White, and Black?, (with AA Bronson and Elijah Burgher), 1:1, NYC
Queer Self Portraits Now, Fred Gallery, (with AA Bronson), London, England
Chapelle Queer, (with AA Bronson), NoFound Photo Fair, Paris, France
Queer Spirits and Other Invocations, (with AA Bronson), Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
Here We Are, Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY
Wombtomb, (with Michael Dudeck) Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
Ejected, The New School, New York, NY
Site Fest 11, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
Emerging Artist Showcase, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, Brooklyn, NY
Gut Flora, The New School, NYC
Miracles & Traumas, CVZ Contemporary, New York, NY
Real/ly/Fake, The New School, New York, NY
Bent Festival, (with James Daher), Brooklyn, NY
Parasites, The New School, New York, NY
Magic & Scum, The New School, New York, NY
Implausible Structures, (with Kyoung Eun Kang), Brooklyn Artillery, Brooklyn, NY
The Unattainable, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY
deFORMED: Deformity As Identity, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Homeland, Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY
Supersnack’s Big Third Ball, Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, NY
Queens Film Festival, (with Miller & Katsumi), Queens, NY
Ann Arbor Film Festival, (with Miller & Katsumi), Ann Arbor, MI
The Constant Possibility of Erasure, (with Carol Morris), Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
05/06, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Celebrating Women Artists, Off the Wall Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
AWARDS / HONORS / RESIDENCIES
Artist-in-Residence, Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society: Lifetime member of Theta Nu Sigma Chapter
The International Sculpture Center & Sculpture Magazine: Award for Outstanding Student Achievement, Honorable Mention
The Power Plant, Artist Designed Membership Card, (with AA Bronson) Toronto, Ontario
Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, Emerging Artist Commission, Brooklyn, NY
The American Red Cross, Avenue of the Arts, Jackson, MI
LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS
“Art in an Era of Upheaval,” Artist Presentation, LA Artists Share & Care, Los Angeles, CA.
“Here We Are” Artist Presentation, Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY.
“Spell Bound: On Mimesis, Art, and Alchemy,” Jan Verwoert, Frieze (No. 173, September); p. 125
“US History, Queer Life, and Witchcraft,” Francesco Dama, Hyperallergic
“AA Bronson on the Importance of Storytelling,” William Oliver, AnOther Magazine
“On Temptation,”AA Bronson, E.R.O.S. Issue 4,“Man,” Cover Art; p. 130-150
“An Ecology of Affect and Desire: AA Bronson’s ‘House of Shame,’” Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Hyperallergic
“AA Bronson on Queer Collaborations, Shamanism, and Korean History,” Stuart Comer, Hyperallergic
“The Autobiography of Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur,” AA Bronson, Hyperallergic
“Auf den Spuren der Geister,”[In the Footsteps of Ghosts], Thomas W. Kuhn, Artmagazine
“Kunst Die De Wereld Bezweert,” Machteld Leij, H Art Magazine, p. 19
“Iets Te Veel Samenwerking,” Stefan Kuiper, Volkskrant Magazine, p. 46
“21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #4” Darin Klein & Friends
“Fire Island Artist Residency Comes Into Its Own At Cherry Grove,” Alex Fialho, Art Fag City
“Blue,” How To Download A Boyfriend, (e-book, Badlands Unlimited)
“The Masculine Mystique,” Jon Davies, Fillip 16, pp. 96, 101-102
“Red,” Darin Klein & Friends, Box of Books, Vol. 5
“Ghosts in the Sex Forest,” Michael Miller, GalleristNY; New York Observer
“Behind the Seen: AA Bronson,” Sameer Reddy, The Daily W; W Magazine
“Black,” Darin Klein & Friends, Box of Books, Vol. 4
Bebe Daddy Services, Brooklyn, NY + Los Angeles, CA.
Owner/Operator. Visual and technical consultant/contractor. Manage and facilitate residential and commercial projects. Custom design, fabrication, and installation of original fixtures.
Breathe Life Healing Centers, New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA
Facilities/Project Manager. Responsible for the management of remodeling and staging projects of residential, administrative, and clinical settings; scheduled and coordinated projects with designers, contractors, operations management and staff; oversaw the design, fabrication, and installation of property assets; fulfilled security and safety protocols by developing and implementing policies and procedures in regulatory compliance.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Research Assistant. Assisted faculty of the MFA Art Practice program to construct and edit academic course writing and to locate all supporting research materials. Coordinated with information technology team to provide course materials and multimedia assets for web-based educational platforms.
Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), Brooklyn, NY
Commissioned Artist / Teaching Assistant / Production Assistant. Designed and produced performance apparatuses as a recipient of the Emerging Artist Commission. Assisted the leadership and facilitation of children’s dance and gymnastic classes. Provided stage rigging and technical assistance to SLAM’s multimedia dance production Run Up Walls.
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Sculpture Technician. Extensive operational and safety knowledge of a variety of woodworking, metalworking, mold-making/casting, and ceramics tools and techniques. Maintained tools and workstations in metal and woodshops, provided assistance to student fabrications, and upheld shop safety protocol.
Amorphic Robot Works, Brooklyn, NY
Production Assistant. Assisted the fabrication of the robotic installation Inflatable Architectural Growth, exhibited at“eArts Beyond: Shanghai International Gallery Exhibition of Media Art,”in Shanghai, China.
Corin Hewitt Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Production Assistant. Assisted the fabrication and installation of the artist’s exhibition Seed Stage at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Middle Earth, Ann Arbor, MI
Visual Director. Responsible for creative direction of visual and environmental identity, print advertisement campaigns, eight rotating exterior window displays, and oversaw visual merchandising throughout.
LA Artists Share & Care, Los Angeles, CA
Founder/Facilitator. Responsible for founding and leading the artists group with focus on creative, social, and professional challenges of LGBT-identifying artists; hold monthly meetings at the LA LGBT Center, open to artists of all disciplines to share projects, provide support and feedback, and exchange resources and opportunities.
Bebe Daddy Services: Daddy Apparel, Brooklyn, NY & Los Angeles, CA
Founder/Designer. Responsible for the design and production of apparel line “Daddy Apparel.” 100 percent of apparel sales profits given to local non-profits including the LA LGBT Center, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the Anti-Violence Project, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Best in Drag Show, Los Angeles, CA
Set Design+Fabrication/Stage Technician. Responsible for design and fabrication of stage set pieces and props for drag queen contestants in this annual fundraising event for Alliance for Housing and Healing and Aid for AIDS. Additionally provided assistance in backstage operations as stage technician.
Thirdroot Community Health Center, Brooklyn, NY
Designer/Carpenter. Responsible for the design, fabrication, and installation of desks, storage units, and other structural improvements within the facility. Team-worked with other LGBT-identifying carpenters to uplift the Center’s environment which provides holistic healthcare to a diverse community membership.
Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, Brooklyn, NY
Teacher Assistant. Assisted the leadership and facilitation of children’s dance and gymnastic classes through the Action Opportunity Program, a work/study mentoring program that provides hands-on experience to teaching artists, and serves a diverse youth community in Brooklyn and the greater New York metropolitan area.
Team Supersnack, Brooklyn, NY
Art Installation/Team Member. Responsible for the design and fabrication of a site-specific art installation for the organization’s fundraising event Big Third Ball: An Evening of Music, Hilarity, and Hitting AIDS Where It Hurts. Team Supersnack raises funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and care.
Washtenaw Rainbow Variety Show, Ann Arbor, MI
Co-Creator/Event Coordinator/Set Design. Responsible for the co-creation and coordination of this showcase event in collaboration with the LGBT Student Centers at University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University. Created a fun, safe, and inclusive environment by and for the student community, featuring a variety of LGBT-identifying performing artists. Additionally designed and fabricated the stage set.
Washtenaw Community College LGBTQ Club, Ann Arbor, MI
Founder/Co-President. Responsible for the creation and co-leadership of the LGBTQ Student Club at Washenaw Community College. Held monthly meetings to provide support and resources to the LGBT student body. Facilitated educational speakers on topics such as Police Force Diversity Training (with sensitivity to LGBT community and same-sex domestic violence); HIV/AIDS awareness training and testing resources in collaboration with HARC (HIV/AIDS Resource Center); and panel discussions in classroom settings for LGBT student awareness. Initiated community-wide activities including the creation of a “Diversity Quilt,” a public art project celebrating diversity across campus, and participated in community outreach events including Motor City Pride.