2004 Boston University | Boston, Massachusetts
2000 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
BFA: Painting & Drawing; Jewelry and Metalsmithing
2014 Life, Love, and Death | Turner Hall | by PresentMusic, a visual and music arts collaboration
Indiana Green | Frank Juarez Gallery and the Cedarburg Cultural Center | Sheboygan, WI | Invitational
WI Artists Biennial | Museum of Wisconsin Art | West Bend, WI | Juried Exhibition of a survey of Contemporary Wisconsin Artists | Best in Show Award | Juror: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
2013 Indiana Green | Frank Juarez Gallery | Sheboygan, WI | Invitational
Prints on Prince | Crossman Gallery | University of WI-Whitewater | International Print Exhibition. Invitational
2012 Twain | The Art Foundation and Grey Matter Gallery | Dallas, TX. Invitational
Unfinished | Effjay Projekts | Sheboygan, WI. Invitational
Continuum | Union Gallery | University of WI-Milwaukee
Time Arts exhibition | Walker’s Point Center for the Arts | Milwaukee, WI. Invitational
Obscura | Effjay Projekts | Sheboygan, WI. Invitational
Around 30 | Turner Hall | by PresentMusic, a visual and music arts collaboration | an exhibitions ‘for the brightest, most inventive young composers, musicians, designers, videographers, and visual artists in Milwaukee.’
MARNSalon IV, Photo and Time-Based Media | MARN Gallery | Milwaukee, WI. Invitational
Our Plastic Visage and the Rainbow Machine Complex | Sharon Lynne Wilson Center - Ploch Art Gallery | Brookfield, WI. Solo exhibition
2011 UWM Faculty Exhibition | Cedarburg Cultural Center | Cedarburg, WI
Milwaukee: A City Intersected | Union Gallery | University of WI-Milwaukee, WI
Things on Strings | Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Gallery | Milwaukee, WI. Invitational
Art Auction | Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Gallery | Milwaukee, WI. Invitational
Group Exhibition | Walker’s Point Center for the Arts | Milwaukee, WI
2010 Revisiting Landscape: The Natural and the Artificial | Horicon Marsh Education Center | Horicon, WI.
Mapping Nowhere: A Conversation with the Hand Drawn Map Association | Arcadia University Art Gallery | Selections from From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association | Glenside, PA
Faculty Exhibition | Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | Milwaukee, WI
You Are Here – Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City | Pratt Manhattan Gallery |
New York, NY | Curated by Katharine Harmon, co-curated by Kris Harzinski
One Hour Photo | American University Museum Katzen Art Center | Washington, D.C.
Pecha Kucha event | Sculptural-Performance piece using PowerPoint using Pecha Kucha as an Art Intervention | Bay View, WI.
S0niK Fest- Sonic Arts, New Media, and Performance | Climate/Gallery | Long Island, NY.
2009 The Plan is the Body | Big Chimney Gallery | Chicopee, MA
Print | Tarrant County College District Gallery | Fort Worth, TX. Invitational |
Curator: Joshua Goode
Phosphene | Borg Ward Collective Gallery | Milwaukee, WI Invitational
FlightBox | Milwaukee Art Museum | Collaborative Visual and Musical Exhibition organized by PresentMusic
Peck School of the Arts Open House | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Site-Specific Installation
2008 Faculty Exhibition | Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
The Quick: Contemporary Reflections of the Human Figure | Caestecker Gallery | Ripon College Invitational | Ripon, WI
The Home Show | Woodland Pattern Book Center | Milwaukee, WI Invitational |
Curator: Fahimeh Vahdat
2007 The South Press Print Show | Carillon Gallery | Fort Worth, TX Invitational | Printmaking Exhibition
Bowery Gallery | New York, NY | Juror: John Walker
2006 Continuum 5(0) | Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) | Milwaukee, WI | Jurors: Josie Osborne, Graeme Reid of West Bend Art Museum, and Bruce Knackert of Inova
Faculty Exhibition | Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
2004 Artists Who Teach | Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) | Alumni Faculty in the UW-Milwaukee Department of Visual Art
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition | 808 Gallery | Boston University
Shift | Commonwealth Art Gallery | Boston University | Solo exhibition
2003 In the Summer | Christopher Cerra Space | Dallas, TX
The Copley Society of Boston | Boston, MA
2002 Artemesia Gallery | Chicago, IL | Solo Exhibition
2012 Time Arts Exhibition | Third Coast Digest Review | Written by Judith Ann Moriarty | May 19
What I Didn’t See | Art Blog Review on my performative component of the Time Arts Exhibition | Written by Pegi Christianson | May 25
Time is the Thread that Binds | Shepherd Express Review | Written by Kat Murrell | June 18
2011 RCP.MLK2000 – The Remix Issue | Publication of artwork and essay | essay title The Chimerian Man: Notes on a Remix Culture | published by Random Culture Productions and Master List 2000
2010 From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association | Publication of artwork, p.92-93 | Princeton Architectural Press, 1st Edition | edited by Kris Harzinski
BookForum | Volume 17, Issue 2, Utopia & Dystopia | Publication of artwork, p. 22-23 | Main essays written by Paul La Farge and Keith Gessen
Embodiment and Mass Communications: Cyber and Mechanistic Perceptions of the Body | Revolution: Technology as Change Proceedings Publication for the 12th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology | Publication of essay, p.172-180 | Published by the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut College
2002 New American Paintings | Number 41 | Publication of artwork | 2002 Midwest CompetitionJuror: Bill Arning, curator of the MIT List Center for Visual Arts
2015 Panel Talk: Creativity and the Classroom: The Paradox of Creation? Panel Topic: The Assignment: From Problem Solving to Problem Forming | Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Biennial Conference | Lecture and presentation on the science and benefits of creativity and how to cultivate it within the classroom, in terms of environment, project rubric, and student involvement.
2013 Social, Participatory, and Performance Art | Roundtable discussion with visiting scholar Wilhelm van Rensberg and local artists and educators in conjunction with the print conference Print MKE | organized by MARN
2012 “Creativity and Cognition” | YPO [Young President Organization] workshop and talk. Lecture on the benefits and necessity of creative thinking and the arts in education and daily living. Invited by YPO to lead a workshop for YPO members – YPO members are CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Directors, Chairpersons, or the equivalent of the chief operator of a company. The workshop used guerilla printmaking processes as catharsis and as practical DIY card or image-making.
“Cognitive Dissonance: Aesop, Experience, and Effect” | Effjay Projekts, Artist Talk & Exhibition.
“Our Plastic Visage and The Rainbow Machine Complex” | Sharon Lynn Wilson Center, Ploch Gallery; Artist Talk & Exhibition.
2011 Panel Talk ‘Remix Theory and Remix Culture’- Panel Topic: Foundations and Media: Bringing the System On-Stream | FATE Biennial, St. Louis, MO. Panel Chair: William Hosterman, Department of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University. Talk focused on media culture studies as tripartite relevance: visual literacy education; fine arts ancillaries; and conditions of postmodern reflection; presentation conflated them into one discourse with a focus on media ecology and remix theory within observational drawing pedagogy. Discussion included Mash-ups with brief notes in literature and music videos.
2010 “Reconstructed and Mediated Environments” | Horicon Marsh Education Center, Horicon, WI. Presentation of Work and Lecture talk in dual exhibition with Rafael Salas, Art Department Chair at Ripon College and contributing writer for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s ArtCity.
“Embodiment and Mass Communications: Cyber and Mechanistic Perceptions of the Body” | Connecticut College, Ammerman Center, 12th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, Lecture Talk and published essay on historicity of communications media and their cultural effects; Keynote Speaker: Pattie Maes, Assoc. Prof at MIT Media Lab
2008 “Swarm Intelligence and Superstructures” | Ripon College, Caestaeker Gallery, Artist Talk and Exhibition
“Swarm Intelligence and Superstructures” | UW-Milwaukee Open House, Artist Talk and Exhibition
2006-07 “Bobby Digital: Self-Portraiture in the 21st Century” | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Drawing Workshop. Cross-platform, mixed media processes engaged interactivity between traditional drawing and painting methods with contemporary visualization techniques and technological printing methods.
2004-05 “Drawing and Painting as Language - Figurative Inspiration” | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Drawing and Painting Workshop. Conventional drawing methods reconfigured in unconventional, non-sequential approaches, shifting into painting dialogues to encourage cross-platform interests within the paradigm of observed reality with the human figure in experiential space.
2004-2014 Associate Lecturer | University of WI-Milwaukee
2012-2013 Associate Lecturer | University of WI-Whitewater
2006-‘11 Associate Lecturer | Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
2002-’04 Teaching Assistant | Boston University
Drawing I | Line: Contour & Edge Control; Compositional Basics: Rule of Thirds, Gestalt Psychology, Kinetic Forces; Value: 11 Step Munsell Scale; Issues related to optics such as parallax; Contemporary Drawing practices and concepts.
Drawing II | Continuation of Drawing I concepts and processes but with added emphasis on ideation development and Contemporary Drawing practices and concepts.
Introduction to Figure Drawing & Anatomy | Line, Contour, Value; Rendering and Identifying of Anatomical and Morphological Structures; Gestalt Psychology; Establishing the Figure in Contemporary practices and concepts.
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing & Anatomy | Hybrid class using two separate curriculums; advancement of Rendering and Identifying of Anatomical and Morphological Structures; Advancement of the Figure with Contemporary practices and concepts.
2-D Concepts | Establishing the basics for 2-Dimensional imaging: Rule of Thirds, Golden Rectangle/Means/Angle/Ratio; Color Theory as it relates to color relationships, optics, and spatiality; Concepts & Processes: drawing, painting, photography. Use of contemporary artists as basis of discussion and projects.
2-D Design Strategies | (for Arts & Technology Majors) Hybrid course of Drawing I and 2D Concepts, but with added emphasis of digital processes to facilitate color theory and Digital Media component.
Guest Critic for Advanced Drawing | Contributed towards critiques for Kay Knight’s Advanced Drawing course
Understanding the Visual I & II | Hybrid course on Visual Culture studies; Developed Student Critiquing Skills, Reading Comprehension of Art Theories and Criticism, Writing Skills, Portfolio creation and Slide Presentations
Visual Dynamics 2 – Honors Course | 2D Concepts and Design; Establishing the basics for 2-Dimensional imaging: Rule of Thirds, Golden Rectangle/Means/Angle/Ratio; Color Theory as it relates to color relationships, optics, and spatiality; Concepts & Processes: drawing, painting, photography. Use of contemporary artists as basis of discussion and projects.
Painting I | Direct Methods; Color Theory as it relates to representational space using Chroma, Hue, Value; Observational Processes; The Contextual Still-Life and Object Semantics [creation of secondary meaning parallel to Painting as Language]
Painting II | Indirect Methods/Observational and Non-Objective Painting; Color Theory and transparent color mixing – glazing; The Kinetic Still-Life [an evolving and changing still-life to force change in a painting]; Color Study Project using Stop-Motion Animation
Advanced/Intermediate Figure Painting | Development of Anatomical Skills: Morphological Structure as is affected by the skeletal; Mid-Late Semester projects sought an understanding of the Contemporary Figure in art; readings and discussions on Post-Modern issues; Media Theory as it relates to figuration
2014 Best in Show Award | Wisconsin Artists Biennial | Museum of Wisconsin Art |
Juror: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
2013 Student Success Award | “for demonstrating a continuous dedication to the academic success of our learners as recognized by the students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee”
2011 Academic Staff Professional Development Award funding for lecture presentation at FATE conference in St Louis, MO
2003 Boston University
Constatin Alajalov Scholarship
Robert Brooks Memorial Scholarship
2002 Boston University
Constatin Alajalov Scholarship
2001 Visual Arts Milwaukee! (VAM!) and The Milwaukee Arts Board grant for the group
2000 Northern National Art Competition. Donor’s Award
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Rora Beck Art Scholarship
1999 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Art Department Scholarship
Rora Beck Art Scholarship
1994 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Art Department Scholarship
Research and essays on mass communication, mass media, and digitality and their cultural effects on societies. www.valadez.pbworks.com
Established Classroom without Walls, an online public collaborative project designed to cross geographical and institutional barriers, opening up pedagogy and visual projects to public interface. www.classroomwowalls.pbworks.com.
Established a Facebook component to Classroom without Walls, to explore social media as pedagogy and as artistic process.