Art and Cultural History, Production, Research, Consultation
Expulsion: Stories of Displacement from Colombia, India, Mexico, and the United States. EXHIBITION INSTALLER. Paris, June 14th: Photographs of Worker Resistance by Philippe Barnoud. CURATOR. 23rd Annual LaborFest at The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics, San Francisco, July 18-30, 2016.
Silent Art Auction, Benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, San Francisco, January 8, 2016. EXHIBITION INSTALLER and PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
Underground Art Gallery, Redstone Labor Temple, a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, San Francisco, July 25, 2015. EXHIBITION INSTALLER and PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
“Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” Celebration of Cross-border Unity Spring art and literature gala, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, San Francisco, May 5, 2015. EXHIBITION INSTALLER and AUCTIONEER.
Living Wage Pop-up Gallery, Featuring artist Michael Roman, along with works by other artists. San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, San Francisco. January 30, 2015. EXHIBITION INSTALLER and PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
LaborFest 2014 Art Show, Extraction, ILWU Local 34 Hall, San Francisco, July 1-12, 2014, and First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco, July 2-31, 2014. CURATOR.
“Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” Celebration of Cross-border Unity, Spring Art and Literature Gala, Redstone Labor Temple, a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas, Ciudad Juarez, May 5, 2014. CURATOR and PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
LaborFest 2013 Art Show, Solidarity Across Borders, ILWU Local 34 Hall, San Francisco, July 26-31, 2013. CURATOR.
Spring Art and Literature Gala, May 5, 2013, Redstone Building, San Francisco, a benefit for San Francisco Living Wage Coalition. PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
Écritures en migration(s): Histoires d’écrits, histoires d’exils, colloquium and exhibition at Paris University 8, Saint-Denis, May 11 and 12, 2012. PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
“Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” Celebration of Cross-border Unity, Spring Art and Literature Gala, Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, San Francisco, a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas, Ciudad Juarez, May 5, 2012. PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
100th Year Commemoration of the Bread and Roses Strike, ILWU Local 34 Hall, San Francisco, January 8—11, 2012; also, virtual ongoing exhibition at www.laborfest.net. CURATOR and PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
The Legacy of the Triangle / Protecting Workers Today, City College of San Francisco Mission Campus and ILWU Local 34 Hall, February 22—March 9 and March 25 and 26, 2011, respectively; also, virtual ongoing exhibition at www.laborfest.net beginning March 25, 2011. CURATOR and PARTICIPATING ARTIST.
Art and Labor, Expressions Gallery, Berkeley; for LaborFest. GUEST CURATOR. June 12—August 6, 2010.
That’s So Gay!, Works/San José. JUROR and PARTICIPATING ARTIST. September 16—26, 2009.
Depth and Distance III, New Leaf Outreach to Elders at the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center. PARTICIPATING ARTIST. 2009.
Art and Labor Today, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco; for LaborFest. CURATOR. July 9—25, 2009.
Detainee Wear, Bluedahlias Gallery and Studios, San Francisco. CURATOR. Live runway event: January 17, 2009; Group exhibition dates: January 17—March 1, 2009. PERFORMANCE ARTIST, Letter to the American Republic, multi-media performance involving costume, spoken text, slide show; collaboration with Max Davidson, January 17, 2009. EXHIBITING ARTIST. Drawing.
Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY. EXHIBITING ARTIST. Site-specific sculpture. Exhibition dates: September 1—October 31, 2008.
Dykes on Bikes: 30 Years At The Forefront, LGBT Historical Society, San Francisco. Exhibition dates: May 15—July 12, 2008. EXHIBITION INSTALLER.
SUV Action: Des 4×4 pour tous! Election Day, Paris, France, March 9, 2008. PERFORMANCE ARTIST, interaction with voters and passersby on street wearing gouache and collage paper costume.
Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY. EXHIBITING ARTIST. Site-specific sculpture. Exhibition dates: September 1—October 31, 2007.
Make Art Not War, Gallery onetwentyeight, 128 Rivington St., New York. EXHIBITING ARTIST. Wash drawing. Exhibition dates: August 15—September 1, 2007.
Detainee, The Lab Gallery at Roger Smith Hotel, Lexington Ave. & 47th St., New York, January 29—February 3, 2007. PERFORMANCE ARTIST, multi-media performance involving painting, built costumes, movement; collaboration with digital artist Beverly Richey, painter Max Yawney, sound composer Patrick Todd, and a group of physical handlers.
Dream Boys for Democracy Present…, Jonathan Shorr Gallery, 109 Crosby St., New York, November 7, 2006. PERFORMANCE ARTIST, Meet Your Candidate, multi-media performance involving painting, built costume, dance and interaction with gallery and neighborhood visitors and passersby; collaboration with sculptor John Landino, digital artist Beverly Richey, and painters Max Yawney and Steve Johnson.
Waterboarding: Last Gasp for Habeas Corpus and the Geneva Conventions, Jonathan Shorr Gallery, 109 Crosby St., New York, September 30, 2006. PERFORMANCE ARTIST, multi-media performance in collaboration with sculptor John Landino, digital artist Beverly Richey, and participation from gallery and neighborhood visitors and passersby.
Vice or Virtue: The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Practice, Works/San José, 30 N. 3rd St., San José, CA, August 24, 2006. Lecture/art performance involving speech and image for TV monitor and movement on gallery floor with children’s toys.
American Seven, Works/San José, 30 N. 3rd St., San José, CA. CURATOR. Exhibition dates: August 22—September 16, 2006.
Forward & Backward: Art, Performance and Music, Jonathan Shorr Gallery, 109 Crosby St., New York, July 8, 2006. PERFORMANCE ARTIST, Dress for Success, involving drawings, built costume, dance, and interaction with gallery visitors and passersby.
Small Works for Big Change, Art Auction Benefiting the Work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Orchard Street Gallery, New York, December 3-4, 2005. MEMBER, Host Committee.
Body Commodities/Queer Packaging, Works/San José, 30 N. 3rd St., San José, CA. Sheila Malone, Board of Directors. CURATOR, Northeast. Exhibition dates: June 10—July 10, 2004.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 8th Street, New York. EXHIBITING ARTIST, 1989 Employees’ Art Show, June 21—July 5, 1989.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 8th Street, New York. EXHIBITING ARTIST, 1986 Employees’ Art Show, June 26—July 13, 1986.
Americas Society, 680 Park Ave., New York. John Stringer, Director, and Louis Grachos, Acting Director, Visual Arts. 1988/1989. EXHIBITION INSTALLER. In coordination with Barbara Duncan Productions. 1985. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT and EXHIBITION INSTALLER.
Santa Monica Outdoor Art Festival. Santa Monica Department of Parks & Recreation, Santa Monica, CA. JUDGE, Oils & Acrylics. 1982.
Otis-Parsons Student Sale-Juried Exhibition, 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. EXHIBITING ARTIST. Pen-and-ink drawings. April 26—May 13, 1982.
Lives of the Obscure, Underglass, San Francisco. July 18—August 30, 2009.
Short Tales from the American Landscape: Drawings. Bluedahlias Studio, San Francisco. June 13—30, 2008
Mission Open Studios 2008. Drawings, paper constructions. Bluedahlias Studio, San Francisco. April 25—27, 2008.
Café 112, 2885 Broadway, New York. Oil pastel drawings. October 1988.
Subway Interiors. Café Fidelio, Spring Street, New York. Oil pastel drawings. May 20—June 17, 1985.
Duckworth a la Aka Duck’s.Aka Duck, 2512.5 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Oil pastel drawings, ink drawings, and collage. February 6—March 20, 1983.
Artists At Work Present: In a Concerted Effort. Women’s Center for Body Awareness/Westside Dance Project, 80th Street & Broadway, New York. Charcoal drawings. September 1982.
A Show of Drawings. A Different Light (bookstore), 4014 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Graphite, charcoal, and pen-and-ink drawings. January 1981.
Rupert. A children’s story, cartoon color on nine plexiglass panels set in wooden frame. Exhibited at: Children’s Room, Pasadena Public Library, Main Branch, summer of 1980; Children’s Room, San Marino Public Library, fall of 1980; Trinity Community Presbyterian Church Day Care Center, North Hollywood, summer of 1981.
Stories and Pictures for Kids and Adults. Immaculate Heart College Art Gallery, Los Angeles. Illustrations and calligraphy. April 1979.
• Set design for Hidey-Holes, T. Schreiber Studio, New York, May 22—June 7, 1987.
• Set design for Twelfth Night, Kings County Shakespeare Company, February 7—March 1, St. Michael’s Church Concert Hall, New York; Prospect Park Picnic House, Brooklyn, March 5, 1987.
• Pen-and-ink illustrations for the L.A. Reader Vol. 4 (1982): “The Simple Pleasures of Cantonese Cooking, Courtesy Young Sing,” No. 12; “The Solid Unchanging Pleasures of Paprika,” No. 18; “Ritza: I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind,” No. 38.
• Poster for The Mound of Gorsedd Arberth, University of Southern California Reader’s Theatre, January 14-16, 1982.
• Pen-and-ink illustrations for “Shopping on Melrose for the Perfect Los Angeles Birthday Gift,” Native (Fall 1980).
• Hand-painted and airbrushed draw curtain for stage of Parish Hall. Textile paint on cotton duck, 10 x 60 ft. Our Mother of Good Council Church. Father Jim Mott, Director. 2060 No. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Installed August 1980.
•1916 Preparedness Day Bombing Walk, San Francisco walking tour with Gifford Hartman, July 23, 2016, 23rd Annual LaborFest.
•The Lessons of the Preparedness Day Bombing for Today: Repression, Frame-up, Labor and Political Prisoners, July 24, 2016, 23rd Annual LaborFest at International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 34 Hall, San Francisco.
• With Two Feet on the Ground: Labor and the Rebuilding of Treasure Island (for the Little Island, Big Ideas lecture series), Treasure Island Museum, San Francisco, July 25, 2015
• Gay America: Transformed by World War II (for the Little Island, Big Ideas lecture series), Treasure Island Museum, San Francisco, June 21, 2014.
• F.S. Rosa and David Duckworth reading at Red Hill Books, San Francisco, April 18, 2012.
• Slide presentation on 100th Year Commemoration of the Bread and Roses Strike exhibition, for “Domestic Workers’ Rights — Bread and Roses in the 21st Century,” Labor and Community Studies Department, City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, March 7, 2012.
• “Sister Corita: War Is Happening,” Free University of San Francisco at Slingshot Gallery, February 5, 2011.
• “Redemption and Regeneration: Michael Johnstone, David Faulk and the Making of Verasphere,” California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, September 12, 2008.
• “Politics/Pleasure: Torture and Gay Cultural Production,” Protest Issues and Actions session, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 38th and 30th Annual Joint Meeting, San Francisco, March 2008.
• “Queer Identity: Theory Meeting Practice,” September Quench, Office of LGBT Services, New York University, September 7, 2006.
• “Vice or Virtue: The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Practice,” Works/San José, CA. August 24, 2006. Lecture/art performance.
• “It’s All in the Box: Ronald B. Monroe and the Assembling of Community,” Visual Aid, San Francisco, August 23, 2006.
• Chair, Popular Culture and Activism, and, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies sessions, Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2005 Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, November 2005. Paper: “Sister Corita: War Is ‘Happening.’”
• “Female Rage in a Homosexual Body: Gender Assumptions in Mid-Twentieth Century Crime Entertainment,” Men’s Studies I: Male Sexuality session, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 35th and 27th Annual Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.
• “Home of the Brave: World War II Trauma as Expressed Through the Male Subject,” Black Masculinities Conference, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, February 5, 2005.
• Chair, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies sessions, Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2004 Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY, November 5. Paper: “Evil Mommie: Mothers and the Homosexual Sons They Produced as Signs of Mid-Century Cultural Anxiety.” Moderator, “Voices of the Homeland: Artistic and Academic Freedom under Homeland Security,” November 7; discussion with Ed Cardoni, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and Paul Vanouse, State University of New York, Buffalo.
• “Queer Excess in an American Garden of Earthly Delights,” Works/San José, San José, CA, June 10, 2004.
• “Soft-Living Civilians and Sadistic G.I.’s: A Battleground for Manhood during World War II,” Violence and Masculinity session, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 34th and 26th Annual Joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2004.
• Chair, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies sessions, Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association 13th Annual Conference, Wilmington, DE, November 2003. Paper: “Swapping the Jew for the Homosexual: A Marketplace for Identities in Mid-Twentieth Century Entertainment.”
• “Suppression of the Enemy Within: Scenes of Homosexual Seduction in Paul Cadmus’s The Fleet’s In (1934) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951),” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association 12th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, November 2002.
• “‘A Show at the Palace’: Negro Art and Its Critics in 1930,” The Graduate Center, City University of New York, April 2001.
• “Queering Twentieth Century Art,” University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 1999, and, State University of New York, Binghamton, May 1999.
International Free University at City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus. INSTRUCTOR. Minorities and the Critical Decade: World War II and After, February 1—April 11, 2012.
Free University of San Francisco at Viracocha. INSTRUCTOR, with Sue Quick, Workshop on Sister Corita’s Teaching Philosophy and Methodology, March 13, 2011.
Free University of San Francisco at Viracocha. INSTRUCTOR. Minorities and the Critical Decade: World War II and After, March 7—April 4, 2011.
Mercy College/Hudson Link for Higher Education at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, NY. INSTRUCTOR, Art History Survey, Fall 2005.
City College, The City University of New York. ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Humanities 10201, Fall 2001.
Hunter College, The City University of New York. ADJUNCT ASSISTANT, Introduction to the History of Art, Spring 2001.
The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr., New York. Rev. Liz Alexander, Director, Sunday School. 1993–1999. TEACHER. Teacher for grades 3 and 4. Creation of interactive curriculum using Biblical text, role playing, storytelling, art activities, and theatrical projects.
Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th St., New York. Susan Letteny, Supervisor, Hudson Guild/Hotel Martinique Project, Homework Help program. November 1985—May 1986. TUTOR. Assistance with school homework for children of various ages living in a welfare hotel.
Independent Teacher/Consultant. Los Angeles. In partnership with Liz Shipman. 1981–1982. Creation of workshops for preschool to third grade audiences using mask-making, movement and storytelling at various locations, including: Benjamin Franklin School, Pasadena Unified School District; Trinity Community Presbyterian Church Day Care Center, North Hollywood; Sunshine Place Preschool/Daycare Center, Santee United Methodist Church, Santee, CA.
Los Angeles Children’s Museum, 310 N. Main St., Los Angeles. Mary Ellen Nogrady, Director of Education. April 1981—December 1982. TEACHER. RESEARCH CONSULTANT. Teacher for visiting groups, preschool through sixth grade audiences. Facilitation of interactive learning experiences in fifteen unique exhibit spaces. Daily curriculum development. Research in primitive through modem animation and its application to curriculum and physical design of Zoetrope Exhibition.
•hommes & migrations, numéro 1306 (April / May / June 2014). Theme: “Écrire la migration”. Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris. Four illustrations in collaboration with Henri Bokilo-Boursier.
•”The Active Still Life,” essay for publication accompanying exhibition, Richard Bolingbroke: Not So Still Life: Watercolors, 1992-2007, August 9-September 30, 2012, Paul Mahder Gallery, San Francisco.
• Editor, Damron City Guide 4th Edition, San Francisco, 2010.
• Editorial Assistant, Damron Women’s Traveler 2011, San Francisco.
• Editorial Assistant, Damron Men’s Travel Guide 2011, San Francisco.
• “The Circle of Love, Life, and Death,” essay for publication accompanying exhibition, Love, Life, and Death: Richard Bolingbroke, August 24—September 25, 2009, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco; .also, on artist’s website at:http://rbolingbroke.com/content/main/essay1.html..
• Haight Ashbury Literary Journal 27:1 (2009). Drawing.
• Clamor (University of Washington, Bothell, 2009). Drawing and poetry.
• ”Challenging Social Justice in the New South: Lynching and the Hollywood Film,” Film & History 2003 CD-ROM Annual.
• “Declarations in the Realm of the Sacred,” WormWood Review 1:2 (September 1995).
• “Ellis Wilson’s Pursuit of a Theme on Labor,” The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 9 No. 4 (December 1991).
• Cataloguing assistance and credit. Sam Glankoff (1894-1982): A Retrospective Exhibition (New Brunswick, NJ: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1984).
University Art Galleries, Department of Art, Murray State University, PO Box 9, Murray, KY. Albert Sperath, Curator and Project Director. August 1997—August 1999. Research assistance for traveling exhibition on Ellis Wilson (2000).
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 24 W. 57th St., New York. Halley Harrisburg, Director. December 1995. Research assistance for the exhibition, “African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, II.”
Centrox Corporation, 145 E. 57th St., New York. Paul Jones, Director. April 1991—May 1993. BUSINESS ANALYST/QUALITY CONTROL COORDINATOR. Database maintenance of artists’ files recorded through auction sales, including reference research. Worked with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish language catalogues. Development of standards of online input and reference.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 82nd St. and Fifth Ave., New York. Frank Martin, Associate Manager, Education Services. December 1989—February 1990. SENIOR ASSOCIATE. Research and organization of information and slides for Black History Month programming.
Center for Inter-American Relations, 680 Park Ave., New York. John Stringer, Gallery Director, 1985. RESEARCH ASSISTANT. Gloria in Excelsis: The Virgin and Angels in Viceregal Painting of Bolivia and Peru; exhibition catalogue research assistance.
Estate of Sam Glankoff, 88 Lexington Ave., New York. Wendy Snyder, Director. January 1984—July 1985. ASSISTANT, INVENTORY and CATALOGUING.
Los Angeles Children’s Museum, 310 N. Main St., Los Angeles. Mary Ellen Nogrady, Director of Education. April 1981—December 1982. RESEARCH CONSULTANT. Research in primitive through modern animation and its application to curriculum and physical design of Zoetrope Exhibition.
The Graduate Center, CUNY, NYC — Ph.D. program in Art History, 2000-2003.
Hunter College, CUNY, NYC — Master of Arts, Art History, 1998.
Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA — Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1980.
AFFILIATIONS: American Culture Association, College Art Association, Popular Culture Association
COMMENDATIONS AND AWARDS: Community Board #5, Manhattan. The Martinique Children’s Project. April 1987. Thecla Jamison Scholarship, Immaculate Heart College, for 1979-1980 academic year.