biography

1975 born in Buffalo, NY
Since 2000 lives/works in Los Angeles, CA

education

2000 MFA Sculpture (Honors) Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1999-2000 Department of Modern Cultures and Media & Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, Providence, RI
1997 BFA Sculpture and Experimental Studio, Psychology minor (Summa Cum Laude), Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT
1996 Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

residencies

Fall 2012 (as NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE with Patricia Kovic) Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
June 2011 (as Rise Industries) The Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA
June 2009 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

solo exhibitions

2016-17
Michele Jaquis: The Twins, 2^2 (Two to the Second Power) Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011
100/10/8: Rise Industries, Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
2007
we still do not have to inherit everything they leave for us, LAAA/Gallery 825 - Wurdemann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
we do not have to inherit everything they leave for us, South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA (review)
2003
is this something i even want?, The Office, Huntington Beach, CA (review)
2002
(re)connected, LAAA/Gallery 825 - South Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (review)
2001
reparations, The Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (review)

group exhibitions and performance events

2017
Home Economics @ FAR Bazaar, curated by the Association of Hysterical Curators, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
2016
performer in "Learning to Live with the All of It," directed by Elana Mann, Council and Commonwealth, Los Angeles, CA
"Letters to Pauline," excerpt of solo performance, The Eternal Telethon, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Consort, curated by Kristi Engle, Kelly Thompson, and Cheyanne Sauter, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Translations for Co-conspirators, curated by Eugenia Barbuc, Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Gettn' Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community, curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2013
Hostile Hospitality, curated by Christy Roberts, Highland House Project, Upland, CA
Expanded Cinema: MultipliCity, Dallas Video Fest, curated by Mona Kasra, Omni Hotel, Dallas, TX
Past Tense, Future Imperfect, curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA
performer in "Dislike "(as the People’s Microphony Camerata), composed by Daniel Corral, performed at Electric Lodge, Venice, CA and REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Los Angeles, CA (reviews)
2012
Re-Creating the United States, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA and www.recreatingtheunitedstates.tumblr.com
performer in "Performances from The People’s Microphony Songbook" (as the People's Microphony Camerata), The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
Tarfest 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition, curated by Holly Harrison, Variety Bldg/East Annex, Los Angeles, CA
Eat Drink Art, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
performer in "Body Packing" (as the People’s Microphony Camerata), Radio Break, For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011
You Hold it in Your Mind All the Time, curated by Sarah Rushford and Heidi Kayser, Art at 12, Boston, MA
Summer Sol Sis, curated by Ichiro Irie, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA
Debating Through the Arts, organized by Jerri Allyn and Inez Bush, 18th Street Art Center Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010
TBA: A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts (Part 2 the Monitor Show), Kristi Engle Gallery, Highland Park, CA
Catalytic: A Relational Art Exhibition, Gatov Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA
VideO in Venice - work by Faculty and Staff from Otis College of Art and Design, curated by Ceres Madoo, Venice
Art Walk, Danny’s Art Bar, Venice, CA
Something with Women, curated by Barbara Maloutas, New Puppy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Debating Through the Arts, organized by Jerri Allyn and Inez Bush, 24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
The Pandemic Show, curated by Elizabeta Betinski and Sandra Low, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA
The Artists’ Alphabet #1: The Great Recession, curated by D. Jean Hester, Project_210, Pasadena, CA (book)
SoundWalk 2009, curated by FLOOD, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach CA
1440: 1 min. 35 mm films, curated by Luiz Guizar, Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, CA (DVD catalog, review)
2008
for my twin : Michele Jaquis, Our Solo Show, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA
Freewaves 11th Biennial Film, Video and New Media Arts Festival: Hollywould..., various venues along Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA
Omage: The Artists, Designers, and Writers of Otis College of Art and Design, curated by Lisa Melandri, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Arts District Community Arts Festival, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA
I-Dentity, curated by Ashley McLean Emenegger, University of Missouri Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO
2007
Go Native - Installed, Presented by LAAA, Phantom Galleries LA, Pasadena, CA
Connectivity, curated by Rex Bruce, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Look In, curated by Ashley McLean Emenegger, Phantom Galleries LA, Pasadena, CA
Omage: The Artists, Designers, and Writers of Otis College of Art and Design, curated by Christopher Miles, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sweater, a collaborative installation mentored by Tim Hawkinson, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Random Perspectives, curated by Ashley McLean Emenegger and Evelyn Fitzgibbon, Red House Gallery, Venice, CA
2005
Hands On, curated by Elise Barclay and Jay Belloli, Armory Northwest/965, Pasadena, CA
Dis/Connect, curated by D. Jean Hester, South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SoundWalk 2005, curated by FLOOD, East Village, Long Beach CA (catalog) 
Off the Map, curated by Jane Castillo, Corina Gamma and Amy Robinson, private home, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Interchange 3, curated by D. Jean Hester, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Interchange 2, curated by D. Jean Hester, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Identification, curated by Carol Es, Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003
American Made, curated by Chris Tallon, The LAtch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fire 2.0, curated by Caleb Hammond, FluxFactory, Long Island City, NY
Now, and Now Again, curated by Ed Pelisier, The Wedge at the Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
Interchange, curated by D. Jean Hester, Melrose Light Space, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Artworklife, curated by Chris Tallon, The LAtch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
First Triennial Sculpture Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
The Daily Circus, curated by Chris Tallon and Brooke Sauer, The LAtch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
I/O (#3) Skin, curated by Michael Smit, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Movement, curated by Ashley McLean Emenegger, Key Club’s Video Billboard, West Hollywood, CA
Reactions, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and Exit Art, New York, NY
LAtch out, curated by Chris Tallon and Chris Sicat, The LAtch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Engaging Materialism, curated by Jennifer Shim and Jessica Stewart, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA
Quick Flicks in conjunction with Video Jam, curated by Jody Servon, Palm Beach ICA, Lake Worth, FL
Art Flux - a New Media Event, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Long Beach Faculty Biennial, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Site for Sore Eyes, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
Exchange: Parsons / RISD MFA Student Exhibition, curated by Anne Ellegood, Parsons Gallery, New York, NY and Market House Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Performance Art?, curated by Michele Jaquis, Art Space, Hartford, CT
On the Cusp of Hope, curated by Anne West, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1999
The Y2K Solution: Creative Moves into the 21st Century, Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
3rd. Annual International Video Festival, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
99 - Providence to Philadelphia, White Box, Philadelphia, PA

film/video screenings

Paul's Brain
2017
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

Negotiations
2016
Brood Film Festival: 21st Century Parenthood in Film, Exeter, England, UK and online at The Digital Institute for Early Parenting, www.diep.org.uk
Femmes Video Art Festival 2, curated by Micol Herbon, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA

Things We've Heard
2015
Femmes Video Art Festival, curated by Micol Herbon, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA
2014
11th Annual Transmodern Performance Festival, 14Karat Cabaret, Baltimore, MD
2013
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

labor and commerce (2)
2013
Narrative Space, curated by OIMOA (the Optical Image Makers of America), Venice Arts, Venice, CA

not until i'm ready
2015
Femmes Video Art Festival, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA
2013
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

i dream in your language
2012
MIA: Strange Loop, curated by Alanna Simone, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

until i can speak my mind
2013
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Traps, curated by Jared Dyer, Space 1026 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011
Bloodlines:An Evening of Video and Performance, Craftswoman House, Pasadena, CA

RECOVERED - Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back
2014
We Speak Here online film festival, www.cultureunplugged.com
2010
Autism Bridges, Maui, HI
Families for Effective Autism Treatment - North Texas (FEAT-NT) Autism Conference, Plano, TX
2009
Back To School Autism/Aspergers Conference, Pasadena, CA
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
ReelHeART International Film Festival, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Autism House National Conference, Albany, New Zealand
Northwest Louisiana Autism Conference & Expo, Shreveport, LA
AutismOne 2009 Conference, Chicago, IL
3rd Annual Anaheim Autism/Asperger’s Conference, Anaheim, CA
2008
Victoria Independent Film Festival, Sebastapol, Australia
Northwest Area Education Agency, Sioux City, IA
National Autism Conference, Weston, FL
The Director’s Chair Film Festival, Staten Island, NY (Best Documentary Award)
Defeat Autism Now (DAN) Conference, San Diego, CA
92Y Tribeca, New York, NY
Folino Theater, Chapman University, Orange, CA (review, TV coverage)
Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX
Children’s Hospital Central CA, Madera, CA
Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA
Back To School Autism/Aspergers Conference, Pasadena, CA
The Nile Theater, Bakersfield, CA (TV coverage)
Hope Academy, Greenville, SC
Silver Screen Theater/Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA (interview, review)

Honeymoon in Havana
2006
Orion’s Shorts, Fuss Factory outdoor screening, Landers, CA
2005
80 Second Videos, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
The Music Box @ Fonda, Hollywood, CA
Keep in Touch, New Space Gallery, Hollywood, CA

Raw Footage
2005
You Promise, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Quixotic Arts Festival, Chelsea Theatre Works, Boston, MA

uncertainties
2004
Best of Video 825, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Fire 2.0, FluxFactory, Long Island City, NY
Best of Video 825 for MAKDAY Seen and Heard in LA, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Video 825 Inaugural Monthly Screening, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

drinking fountain
2003
Fire 2.0, FluxFactory, Long Island City, NY
Performative Video II, Remote Lounge, New York, NY
2001
Video 825 Inaugural Monthly Screening, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

expectations
2003
Performative Video II, Remote Lounge, New York, NY

(re)
2002
Twinsanity, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA (review)
2001
Video 825 Inaugural Monthly Screening, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

major collaborative projects

2012
Teaching Artist (as NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE with Patricia Kovic and Granada Hills Charter High School), Re-Creating the United States, multimedia, participatory exhibition, website and events, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA and recreatingtheunitedstates.tumblr.com
2011
Artist (with Beth Peterson and Trinidad Ruiz), i Scream LA!, multimedia installation / community-based project for Debating Through the Arts organized by Jerri Allyn and Inez Bush, 18th Street Art Center Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Curator (with Jeremy Quinn) and Artist (with Rise Industries members), 100/10/8: Rise Industries, Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Video Designer, Meditations: Eva Hesse, a play written by Marcie Begleiter, directed by David Watkins, Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Video Designer, Walks Through Walls, experimental performance written and directed by Caleb Hammond, Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009
Organizer/ Performer, Manifesto Reading Party, Rise Industries Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Site Coordinator (with Jerri Allyn), Reinvention of “Fluids” - a Happening by Allan Kaprow, organized by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, sited at Westchester Park, Los Angeles, CA
Director (with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh), Editor, Cameraperson, RECOVERED Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back, feature documentary produced by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, screened internationally
2006
Installation / Sound Artist (with Sophia Allison, Neil Fenn, Sharon Kagan, Meeson Pae Yang and Arthur Pembleton, under guidance by Tim Hawkinson), Sweater, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Video Artist (with Tina Holmes and Jeremy Quinn), video installations featured in independent feature film Fixed, written and directed by Neil Matsumoto
1999
Performer / Video Artist, I’m Here, experimental performance directed by Mary Paula Hunter, Carriage House Theater, Providence, RI

awards

2016
Fall Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Fall Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Spring Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Curricular Innovation Grant for Blended Learning, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Creative Capacity Fund’s Next Gen Arts Professional Development Grant
Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Voice Award Nomination, Sponsored by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant/Residency, Johnson, VT
2008
Best Documentary Award, Director’s Chair Film Festival, Staten Island, NY
2007
University of California Riverside Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Fund Award
2003-07
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Artist Member Scholarship
2004
Otis Matching Scholarship to attend Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
2003
University of California Riverside Faculty Minigrant for Instructional Development
2001
First Prize Award for Video, Globe Gallery, Roswell, NM
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Southern California Open Award
2000
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Southern California Open Honorable Mention Award
International Sculpture Center Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Honorable Mention Award
1999
Sylvia Leslie Herman Young Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design
1998 - 99
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Fellowship
1998
69th Annual Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. Juried Show Dick Blick Award (juried by Judy Chicago)
1997
Helen Cheney Martyn Prize, Hartford Art School

presentations, panel discussions, workshops

2017
Session Chair/Moderator "Pedagogy of Social and Environmental Justice" (with Anne Berry, Audra Buck Coleman, Jane Marsching, Carol Padberg, and Hugh Pocock), College Art Association Conference, New York, NY

2016
"Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration", Design + Complexity panel (with Jessie Kawata, Paul Soady, Arden Stern, Karen Zimmerman), International Council on Design Educational Platform Meeting, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
"Engaging Through Sound and Vision", Community Works Institute West at Otis College of Art and Design's Graduate Campus, Culver City, CA
2015
“Case Studies from the Artists, Community Teaching Program,” AICAD Social Practice Conference, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Workshop Facilitator, Family Day: Community Studio, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Panelist (moderated by Terri Anderson; with Dori Atlantis, Paul Lacques, Tequila Mockingbird & Carol Zou), Art, Entertainment and Social Change Honors Seminar, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2014
"Professional Development Opportunities for Pre-service Teachers, K-12 Teachers, Teaching Artists and Otis Faculty", Collegiate Divisional Roundtable (Facilitated by Susan Baker, DePaul University Community Division; with Glenna Avila, Community Arts Partnership / Cal Arts & Howard Potter, Eastman School of Music), National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA
"PALS 2010-14: What we've done so far," Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability Summit, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2013
“Alumni Forum: My Crazy Path,” (with Moshe Bursuker, Justin Muir and Jeremy J. Quinn), Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
“Sustainability Minors,” (with Hugh Pocock, MICA; Damien White, RISD; Carl Zimring, Pratt), PALS Summit, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Moderator (with Rich Shelton, Lara Hoad, and Rose Brantley), “Socially and Environmental Responsible Community and Corporate Partners,” PALS Summit, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability,” AICAD Student Affairs Conference, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
“Taking Creative Action on the road - Skirball In-School Visual Arts Residency: Re-Creating the United States,” (with Patty Kovic), Creative Action Faculty Retreat, The Children’s Bureau, Los Angeles, CA
“Arts in our Schools,” (w/ Inez Bush), Keynote Presentation to LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Westchester, CA
2012
“Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability Updates” Academic Assembly, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability: A Collaboration Among AICAD Institutions” (with Lynda Grose, CCA and Leslie Tamaribuchi, Cal Arts), California Higher Ed Sustainability Conference, University of California, Davis, CA
Guest Critic, Teaching For Learning I, Teaching for Learning II, and Integrated Learning: Branding Otis? class final presentations, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Sustainable Design,” (with representatives from Disney, WalMart and Mattel), Mattel? Headquarters, El Segundo, CA
“Developing Creative Human Capital through Art and Design Education” (with Amy Gantman and Inez? Bush), University Professional and Continuing Education Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR
“NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE Workshop” (with Patricia Kovic), Designing for the Divide Conference, West? Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
“Public Art History,” Integrated Learning: Environmental Studio Baldwin Hills Parklands? class, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2011
“Faculty Development Grant Report,” Academic Assembly, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Media Arts / Video Art History presentation” and “Final Cut Pro Basics Workshop”, K-12 Teacher Retreat,? Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Connections in Color and Design & NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE ” (with Patricia Kovic), Skirball Cultural? Center’s Education Department, Los Angeles, CA
“Art and Design Teacher Training (and mutually beneficial partnerships between K-12 and? Higher Ed)”, Creativity and 21st Century Learning, co-sponsored by the Music Center and Otis College? of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability” Academic Assembly and Town Hall, Otis College? of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2010
“Pedagogies Pecha Kucha: NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE ” (with Patricia Kovic), University of CA Institute? for Research in the Arts - State of the Arts Conference, University of California, San Diego, CA
“Faculty Works-in-Progress,” Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Filmmaker’s Q & A, “RECOVERED Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back,” ReelHeART? International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
"Artist in Residence Slide Talk," Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Guest Critic, Integrated Learning: Festival class, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Filmmaker’s presentation, “RECOVERED Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back,” 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY; Back to School Autism/Asperger’s Conference, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA; The Nile Theater, Bakersfield, CA; Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
“Q&A with RECOVERED cast and crew,” Folino Theater, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Conversation Series (with Fluids participants), Suzanne Lacy’s “Trade Talks” in conjunction with “Allan Kaprow - Art as Life,” The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Visiting Artist, Sculpture New Genres I class, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Conversation with the Artist, “Michele Jaquis: we still do not have to inherit everything they leave for us” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Conversation with the Artists (with Sophia Allison, Neil Fenn, Tim Hawkinson, Sharon Kagan, Meeson Pae Yang and Arthur Pembleton), “Sweater,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2005
“Otis Grrls at Crazy Space,” (with women faculty, students and alumni from Otis College of Art and Design), Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA
2004
“MFA, How to get it, Where to get it, Why get it?” (with Mitra Fabian and Amy Robinson),LAAA/Gallery 825 Artist Hash Session, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Conversation with the Artist, “Michele Jaquis: (re)connected,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
1999
“Post Academic Artists Communities,” (with Bill Arning, Lia Gangitano, Barbara Pollack and William Pope L.), Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

current employment

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
July 2014 - present Associate Professor
July 2010 - present Director of Interdisciplinary Studies & the Artists Community Teaching Programs
Aug. 2008 - July 2014 Assistant Professor
Aug. 2008 - July 2010 Artists Community Teaching Program Coordinator