EDUCATION


2018-2021 (Anticipated) | University of Colorado, Boulder
Master in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices

2006-2008 |  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Video, Film

2008 | RISD Fusion Arts Exchange, Providence, RI
Digital Media Certificate, Granted by the US Department of State, The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

2003-2006 | Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Architecture Undergraduate/Non-degree

1999-2003 | Northeast High School, Oakland Park, FL
Architecture and Graphic Design, Magnet Program

EXHIBITIONS 


2019  | Maybe Blue, Video & Prints, Present 
Present Space, Residencial Gallery, Boulder, CO 

2019  | Espacio Liminal, Liminal Space, Imersive Installation
Museo De Las Americas, Denver, CO 

2019  | Artmix, Studies, Cyanotype Print, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder
Boulder Contemporary  Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO 

2018 | Photo NOLA, Cyanotype Flags
New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans, LA

2018 | En Un Mundo Tecnicolor, Painting
ARTMIX, Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2018 | Madre Tierra, Painting
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center ,  Oklahoma City, OK

2018| PEZ Nouveau
Painted Pompano, Pompano Beach, FL
mural on fish sculpture

2017 | 7 (Seven)
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Directed  film and art direction for The Knights Art Challenge Winner BABA YAGA ARTS WAGON, by artist Shira Abergel (loosely based on the Eastern European myth of Baba Yaga)

2017 | Our Place In The Design District
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Giant Coloring Book, an interactive project with community participation commissioned by the ICA Museum

2017 | Cuatro Deseos
Space Mountain,Miami, FL
Collaborative installation; directed short film that was projected in an indoor, dream-like living forest

2017 | Giant Coloring Book
Art Festival,  Sponsored by the City of Tamarac, FL
Collaborative piece inviting audience participation. Acrylic, Wax on Woo

2017 | Strange Totems & Alien Landscapes
Collaborative and communal art piece, as the audience is invited to play instruments. Tamarac, FL

2017 | Cave of Swimmers
Borscht 10 (Diez) Film Festival,  Alfred I. duPont, Miami
Video art film about the fictional, fantastical origin of Miami-based band, Cave of Swimmers

2016 | O’Keeffe
Bay Gates Mural Project, Boynton Beach Art District, FL
Mural of Georgia O-Keeffe; outdoor exhibition curated by Rolando Chang Barrero

2016 | Embrace
The Truth to Power Exhibition, Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia, PA
Illustration painted in india ink

2016 | Ink Series
Black & White Exhibition, C&I Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Illustrations painted in india ink.

2016 | Awen
BUMP Art Mural Competition, Margate, FL
Mural celebrating women and ethnic diversity

2014 | Koala Collage
Giants In The City, Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
Audiovisual performance (live music, video projections onto giant sculptures)

2013 | Untitled
Art That Feeds,Miami, FL
Acrylic painting on ceramic plate

2008 | Light Creatures
BFA Undergraduate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Paper sculpture and video installation

2008 | My reality show
EN3MY, Chicago, FL
Mock reality TV show: live video performance utilizing realtime interaction with audience through live chat.

2007 | Interviews
Dropped frames,  Chicago, IL
Video installation and mural.  Featured painted text from interviews I conducted with social workers

2007 | Silent Translations
Who Art Thou?, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Chicago, IL
16-foot banner with original geometric art and design

2007 | Thread
VOID,  GardenFresh Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Custom software.  Series of lines  programmed to continuously intersect and transform into an electronic quilt

ACHIEVEMENTS


2019 | IMPART Grant  for teaching abroad, Villavicencio, Colombia

2019 | Graduate Part-Time Teaching Instructor, CU Boulder

2019 | Nest Marble Symposium Summer Program Award, Marble CO

2019 | Anderson Ranch Summer Program Award, Snowmass, CO

2019 | King Exhibition Award, CU Boulder

2019 | Charles Truscott  Scholarship, CU Boulder

2018 | Departmental IMAP Scholarship,  CU Boulder

2018 | Borscht Corporation Grant partnered with OneFifty by support of Time Warner Foundation

2018 | CHA Arts & Sciences Fellowship, CU Boulder

2018 | Open Canvas Project,  Certificate for exceptional contributions (Mural), Fort Lauderdale, F

2016 –2017 | Fellow at Borscht Corp,  a nonprofit with the simple mission to redefine cinema in Miami.

2006 –2008 |  Merit & Presidential Scholarship Recipient, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008 |  Fusion Arts Exchange Digital Media Certificate, Granted by the US Department of State

2008 |  Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Semifinalist in Illustration Design, Online Submission

2007 |  Alumni Artwork, Presented by Lollapalooza music festival, Chicago, IL

2003 |  Arts for the Future Scholarship Award, Broward County School Board, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2003 |  The Miami Herald, Silver Knights Award, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Honorable Mention

2003 |  Uni Bank Art Award, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, First Place, Hispanic Heritage Contest, Mixed Media

WORKSHOPS

2019 | MCA Teen, Intensive workshops centered around my creative practice  
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2019 | CU ARTS Abroad, Artist in residence:  Art workshops centered community & displaced women,  guest teacher at Villavicencio University
Artificio Gallery, Villavicencio, Colombia

2018 | Painting & Mix Media, Lead Instructor
Nest Studio For the Arts, Denver, CO

2018 | Artstop,  Lead Instructor
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2018 | Youth Camp,   Assistant Art Instructor
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2018 | Día de los Muertos,  Assistant Art Instructor
Longmont Museum, Longmont, CO

PUBLICATIONS

2019 | Boulder artist profile: Alejandra Abad A studio visit with Venezuelan interdisciplinary artist, Tatyana Shaprton. Feature on Bldrfly: https://bldrfly.com/art/2019/10/24/artist-profile-alejandra-abad/

2019 | Review: Espacio Liminal/Liminal Space Explores Identity and the In-Between,  Michael Paglia
Review on Westoword: https://www.westword.com/arts/espacio-liminal-liminal-space-explores-identity-at-museo-de-las-americas-11319681

2019 | Museo de las Americas shows off the depth of Colorado’s artists as it refocuses on local talent “Espacio Liminal | Liminal Space” features seven Colorado artists, Ray Mark Rinaldi
The Know, Special to The Denver Post:  https://theknow.denverpost.com/2019/04/12/museo-de-las-americas-local-artists/212905/

2019 | Latin Life Denver: https://www.latinlifedenver.com/community/its-not-about-what-youre-looking-at-but-what-you-see-espacio-liminal-liminal-space-opens-at-museo-thru-aug-24/

2018 |  Denver’s art scene is gonna be big in 2019. Here’s what to see and when to see it.  Highlights include Georgia O’Keeffe, Jordan Casteel, Monet and an innovative look at climate change, Ray Mark Rinaldi, Special to The Denver Post: https://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/12/31/best-art-exhibits-denver-2019/205221/

2017 | The Best Free Events in Miami This Week, Taylor Estape

Miami Times: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/best-free-events-in-miami-august-21st-to-august-27th-9597073 

2016 | Colorlines #TruthToPower: Be Inspired by This Confrontational Art From Banksy, Shepard Fairey

Check out images from a pop-up exhibit mounted during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. https://www.colorlines.com/articles/truthtopower-be-inspired-confrontational-art-banksy-shepard-fairey

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 | BMOCA, Exhibition, Murals for Adriana Corral, Boulder, CO

2019 | BMOCA, Exhibition, Murals for Clark Richert, Boulder, CO

2019 | BMOCA, Exhibition, Mountain  sculpture for Caroline Douglas, Boulder, CO

2018 | BMOCA, Visitors Services & Events

2019 | MCA,  Animation & Cyanotype Workshop

2018 | NEST, Painting Workshop

2018 | ICA, Miami large-scale collaborative installation. Families were invited to work together on crafting a springtime display in ICA Miami’s Sculpture Garden, Miami, FL

2018 | Artwork, and video sets  for Arcade Fire Video, Miami, FL

2018 | Concept art for Terence Nance  short, Omni Boat, Miami, FL

2018 | Concept art for Meza Brother’s movie short, Omni Boat, Miami, FL

2017 | Jillian Mayer’s art assistant for art and installations, Miami FL

2017 – 2018 | Borscht Corporation, Production Assistant & Graphic Design Freelance, Miami, FL

2010-2016|  Taller del Exito Book Publisher, Graphic Art and Web Design and E-commerce, Sunrise, FL

2009-2010 |  CDF Group, Boca Raton, FL | Graphic design                                                          

2006-2008 | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL | Technical Assistant       

2006 | Palm Grille Restaurant, Hostess and Customer Service                                                        

2005 | Broward Community College, Supervisor, Architecture Lab, Ft. Lauderdale, FL