CV

 

 

 

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

 

  

EXHIBITIONS 


 

2020  | Existence Through Distance, Immersive Virtual Gallery
existence2020.com, Online, Boulder, CO  

2020 | FloriaAnimation
Maybe Blue, Everything is asterisked* Film Festival, Residencial Gallery, Boulder, CO 


2020 | Spume,
Video
Online Gallery D-ART 2020 for IV2020 24th International Symposium Digital Art, Vienna, Austria, and Melbourne, Australia


2020
Poli Mito, Animation
King Exhibition, University of Colorado Visual Arts Complex,  Boulder, CO


2019
|
Poli Mito, Animation,
Borscht Film Festival, Miami, FL

2019  | Bodies of Water- Cuerpos de Agua,  Immersive Installation
Espacio Liminal, Liminal Space, Museo De Las Americas, Denver, CO 

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

2019 | Parkland, Gum prints & video projection on lockers
MOP (Month Of Photography, Denver), Visual Arts Complex, 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, Mural on fish sculpture
Painted Pompano, Pompano Beach, FL

 

2017 | 7 (Seven)Film and art direction for the Knights Art Challenge Winner BABA YAGA ARTS WAGON
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2017 | Strange Totems & Alien LandscapesCollaborative and communal art piece, as the audience is invited to play instruments. Art Festival,  Sponsored by the City of Tamarac, FL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2008 | My reality showMock reality TV show: live video performance – realtime interaction with audience through live chat.
EN3MY, Crab & Lobsters, Chicago, IL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS


 

2020 | Graduate Summer Fellowship

2020 | Beverly Sears Grant

2020 | Nancy Fedou Getzelman Fellowship

2020 | Neuman Family Fellowship

2020 | Talent & Creativity Award

2020 | King Exhibition Graduate Award, CU Boulder

2020 | Charles Truscott Scholarship

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

2020 | MCA Teen, Virtual 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

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 

 

MEDIA & PRESS 

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 – Present | Foundations Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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 Servic 

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