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SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2017    Earth and Sky, Work Life Balance, Berlin, Germany

2011    Accumulation, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Werby Gallery, California State University,                       Long Beach, CA

2010    The World Divides into Artifacts, Dutzi Gallery, California State University,                                   Long Beach, CA 

2009    Book Matter, Downtown Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, CA and online at                   bookmaker.tumblr.com 

2003    Untitled, Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, Fayerweather Gallery, Amherst College,                     Amherst, MA 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018    Transpose, ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA (Curated by Kristina Newhouse)

2014    Fluxjob, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (Collaboration with                           members of Constellation Lab)

2013    High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA – Albuquerque, NM (Collaboration with                       members of Constellation Lab, (Selection Committee: Andrea Zittel, Aurora Tang,                     Libby Lumpkin and Dave Hickey)

2012    Californians, Artspace Purl, Daegu, South Korea 

2012    BOOM, Den Contemporary, West Hollywood, CA

2011    Above & Beyond, Gatov Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2010    Life of Exchange, Art Museum of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art,                                     Guangzhou, China

2010    Tubular!, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA (Curated by Doug Harvey)

2010    Insights, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA (Jurors:               Julia Haft-Candell, Kimiko Miyoshi, Rebecca Sittler Schrock)

2009    Open Call LA, Municipal Arts Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA 

2008    Relate to Surrounding Areas for Color, MorYork Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                   (Collaboration with Deborah Davis)

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

 

2015    Pike: A Collaboration, Curator, LAUNCH Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012    BOOM, Den Contemporary, West Hollywood, CA

2011    Ominum-Gatherum, Merlion Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2011    GLAMFA, Art Department Student Galleries, California State University,                                     Long Beach, CA 

2010    GLAMFA, Art Department Student Galleries, California State University,                                     Long Beach, CA

 

TEACHING AND CONFERENCES

 

Arts for LA, Los Angeles, CA

ACTIVATE Consultant, February 21, 2017 // Action Project speed round consulting

 

Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Visiting Professor, Painting I, 2018 // Invited by Professor Christina Shurts to assist

with individual mentorship and group critique.

 

The Collective Europe, Barcelona, Spain

Conference Presenter, October 5–October 8, 2017 // Painted mural and spoke about collaborative painting process to creative entrepreneurs.

 

El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA

Panelist, Art Talk: El Segundo, March 26, 2017 // Discussion of new Arts and

Culture Advisory Committee hosted in tandem with Experience 27:

ELSEGUNDISSIMO

    

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA    

Visiting Professor, Graphic Design BFA Studio, 2012 // Invited to teach “collage charrette” by Professor Margaret Black.

 

Fine Arts Roundtable, California State University, Long Beach, CA

President, 2011 // Coordinated GLAMFA, a juried exhibition of work by over fifteen MFA students representing ten schools in the greater Los Angeles area. Managed budget of $8000 and coordinated opening event attracting over 500 visitors.

 

Guangzhou, China

Freelance English Language Instructor, 2010

 

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Teaching Intern, Beginning Painting with Professor Fran Siegel, 2009

 

Sherman Heights Community Center, San Diego, CA

Volunteer Art Instructor, 2007-2008 // Taught introductory level art courses in Spanish to youth (ages 5-12) and seniors (ages 65+).

Star Education, Carlsbad, CA

Art Instructor, 2006 // After school art program hosted at area public schools. Taught introductory level art and art history courses to students in grades K-2.

 

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Founder, Coach and Coordinator of Women’s Water Polo Club, 2000-2002

 

SELECTED AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

 

High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA

Wagon Station Resident, 2017 // Excavated buried drawings

 

Arts for LA, Los Angeles, CA

ACTIVATE Fellow, 2015-2016 // Trained in advocacy and action planning in order to

influence cultural policy development on city and county level.

 

Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

Beverly Alpay Scholarship, 2011

 

Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, CA

Artist in Residence, 2009

 

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Amherst College Memorial Fellowship, 2009-2011

 

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Open Call Award, 2009

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Ginger Zine, edited by Jacqueline Cantu and Markee Speyer, Chicago, IL (featured artist). (Summer 2018)

HDTS Desert Destination Log. High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA. (Mar 2018) 

Abrahams, Megan, “Los Angeles, Tandie Mast & Christina Shurts: Pike—A Collaboration,”       art ltd. (July/August 2015)

 

Pinkmountain, Scott. MAKE/WORK Episode 24: Artist Roundtable. Podcast audio. http://therumpus.net/2014/12/makework-episode-24-artist-roundtable/.            

(Created Dec 18, 2014)

 

Harvey, Doug. Green Room Wormhole Slideshow (exhibition essay). (Mar 2010)

 

Gupta, Vineet. Students Exhibit Personal Identities. Daily 49er. (Oct 5, 2010)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Long Beach, CA

Project Specialist, 2018-Present

  • Manage historic restoration of 1955 Edward Killingsworth, FAIA office building

  • Consult on Long Beach Civic Center Public Art Program

  • Assist with research and writing as needed

 

Eames Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

House Manager, 2012-2017

  • Drove a 165% increase in visitors over five years by streamlining daily operations, creating Foundation messaging guidelines, recruiting volunteers and coordinating complex demands of visitors, conservators, board members, corporate sponsors and events.

  • Created new opportunities for revenue through events, specialty tours and fundraisers resulting in the creation of two new full time staff positions. 

  • Recruited, trained and managed 20 volunteer docents and 8 student interns resulting in 500% increase in volunteer staff between 2012 and 2017.

 

Blum & Poe, Culver City, CA

Intern, 2012

 

Department of Art, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Assistant to the Graduate Advisor, 2009-2012

  • Helped students navigate Department, College and University level requirements. Assisted students with administrative paperwork and deadlines. 

  • Managed MFA application process.

  • Systematized position by writing Graduate Assistant Handbook. Trained three fellow assistants.

 

Seavid, La Jolla, CA

Office Manager, 2005-2008

  • Promoted to Office Manager from Administrative Assistant of travel video production company.

 

EDUCATION

 

California State University, Long Beach, CA // MFA, Studio Art, 2012

 

Amherst College, Amherst, MA // BA Cum Laude, Major in Fine Art, 2003