2005 PhD, Performance Studies/Art History/Art Education
Department of Art Education, Penn State University, State College, PA
Thesis: Performing Identity; The Politics and Pedagogy of Witnessing the Self
1996 MFA, Art
Department of Painting, Penn State University, State College, PA
Summa Cum Laude
1988 BFA, Art
School of Art, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Major in Painting, Minor in Art History
2021-Present Adjunct Professor
University of California, Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA
Courses: Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Painting.
2018-Present Distinguished Instructor
UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA
Courses: Autobiographical Collage, Museums of the World, Contemporary Art.
2018-Present Adjunct Professor
Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA
Teaching undergraduate courses in graphic design history.
2013-Present Adjunct Online Professor
Empire State College (SUNY), Saratoga Springs, NY
Teaching undergraduate courses in digital art and graphic design.
2013-2017 Adjunct Professor
Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
Taught drawing and art history survey courses.
2012-2016 Adjunct Professor
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Taught graduate art education course focusing on use of technology in the art classroom.
2009-2012 Adjunct Professor
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Taught graduate museum education course with practicum in New York City area museums.
Taught undergraduate performance art course combining history, theory and practice.
Supervised 5 MA theses.
2005-2015 Adjunct Online Professor
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
Created and taught online introductory art course.
2005-2013 Adjunct Professor
SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
Taught undergraduate graphic design, foundations design and drawing courses.
2007-2009 Adjunct Professor
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Taught undergraduate art history course focusing on contemporary art.
2006-2009 Adjunct Professor
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Taught art history survey courses.
2004-2005 Visiting Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Art Education
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
Taught undergraduate aesthetics and art criticism, and foundations design courses. Taught art education theory, methods, and research courses. Supervised all student-teachers in pre-service field practicum.
2000-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Art Education
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Taught undergraduate aesthetics, art criticism, visual culture and foundations design courses.
1998-1999 Adjunct Instructor
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Taught an undergraduate combined drawing/design course for non-majors.
The National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal, QC
Taught art history survey courses with curricular emphasis for design and technical production students.
OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2004-2014 Museum Educator/Lecturer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Conducted gallery talks and guided tours for adult visitors in the Education and Visitor Services Departments. Conduct guided tours (with in-gallery sketching) for children in the Department of Family Programs. Conducted offsite lectures and studio workshops for the Department of Community and Workplace Programs.
1996-1998 Museum Educator
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Conducted museum tours for middle and high school students in the Department of School Programs. Provided outreach services to New York City area schools through classroom visits. Conducted museum tours for adults in the Department of Visitor Services.
1988-1991 Museum Educator
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Conducted exhibition research and daily museum tours in the Young Adults Division. Conducted studio workshops for elementary and secondary school students in the Studio Visit Program. Created teachers’ kits, self-guided and audio-visual educational material. Co-wrote Art Gallery of Ontario's recommendation report to the Ontario Ministry of Education regarding the role of visual arts in the curriculum. Co-taught museum education practicum for University of Toronto pre-service teachers.
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY-BASED ARTS EDUCATION
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Teaching adult drawing and painting workshops.
Magen David Yeshiva High School, New York, NY
Taught Graphic Design course for high school juniors and seniors.
School of Visual Arts Summer Programs, New York, NY
Taught ESL-specific art history/art appreciation courses to incoming international students.
Studio in a School/New York City Department of Education, NY
Conducted citywide Blueprint training for New York City public school art teachers. Participated in artist residency programs in New York City public schools. Designed and delivered 14-week studio programs in collaboration with classroom teacher.
Segal Centre (Formerly Saidye Bronfman Centre) Montreal, QC
Taught adult drawing, painting and art history courses.
1998-2000 Instructor of Record (PhD)
Penn State University, State College, PA
Taught performance art and art criticism courses. Taught large-section introductory art appreciation course (350 students.) Supervised multiple teaching assistants. Team-taught combined lecture/studio course for non-majors.
1996-1998 Instructor of Record (MFA)
Penn State University, State College, PA
Taught drawing, painting, and digital art courses.
Shepherd University: Served on Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Professional Education Unit Council, and Hiring Committee.
Kutztown University: Advisor to all art education majors; Departmental Union Council Representative; Undergraduate Exceptions Committee; Interdisciplinary Major Committee; Coordinator of Senior Exhibition; Library Liaison; Website and Public Relations Committee; LGBT Student Faculty advisor.
PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
“Would I Live or Would I Die?” University of Manitoba Today, Online Magazine, 2021
SICK, StagePlays, Cyberpress, New York, 2021
“Have Social, Cultural or Political Events Ever Impacted A Work In Progress?” The Dramatist,
July/August 2017, 22-31
“Jefferson Market University Offers First Playwriting Course,” WestView News, 2017, 13(9), 24
“Education, Activism, Performance Art: Sharing Metaphors for Cultural Work.” In T. Quinn. (Ed.), Democracy and Education, 2005, 15(3-4), 76-79
“AIDS and Art.” In D. Bégin (Ed.), One Voice, 2005, 3(4), 11-12
GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
2021 Faculty Development Major Grant, Woodbury University
2020 Winner of Playwriting Competition, One City One Pride Arts Festival, Los Angeles
2016 Award for Excellence in Playwriting, New York International Fringe Festival
2005 Online Education Development Grant, Shepherd University
2000 Individual Artist Grant, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art
1996 Creative Achievement Award, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State
1996 Exhibition Grant, Dean of Graduate Research, Penn State
1994-1996 Graduate Study Grant, Quebec Government
1991 Educator's Award, Ontario Association of Art Galleries
1990 Major Artist Grant, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1987 University Gold Medal in Fine Arts, The University of Manitoba
1987 Scholarship The Simon Chang Foundation
INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
2021 “The Art of Pandemics,” College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
2017 “Doing It All: On Being a Generalist in a Specialist World,” The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Penn State, State College, PA
2016 “A Life in the Arts,” Visiting Artist Lecture, State University of New York, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
2014 “Careers in the Arts,” 50th Anniversary of Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, State College, PA
2009 “Video in Performance Art,” Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2003 “Performing Identity,” Visiting Artist Lecture/Performance and Graduate Critiques, Towson State University, Baltimore, MD
2002 “Women in Postmodern Art,” Guest Speaker, Pace University, New York, NY
2004 “Diversity in the Classroom,” College Art Association, Seattle, WA
2003 “ReFramings: Acknowledging Queer Subtext in the Art Historical Canon,” New York City Art Teachers Association, New York, NY
2003 “A Visual Culture Class Responds to 9/11,” National Art Education Association, Minneapolis, MN
2000 “Making the Links Between Education, Activism and Performance Art;” “Art History and the Student;” National Art Education Association, Los Angeles, CA
1999 “The Body of the Other,” Performing Diversity Symposium, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1998 “Arts Futures: The Emerging Systems Aesthetic,” Social Theory, Politics & The Arts, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1996 “The Interview with the Artist as Genre,” College Art Association, Boston, MA
Franklin Furnace Archives, New York, NY
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Various private and corporate collections, U.S., Canada, U.K., France, The Netherlands, Israel
2021 The AIDS Portfolio, Retrospective/One Man Show, Online (curated by Amy Converse)
2018 Brave Spaces, Gottesman Library, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
(curated by Pam Koehler)
2016 Early Drawings, Solo Exhibition, Galérie Georges-André, Brooklyn, NY, Invitational
2013 Gesturing Into Consciousness, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA (curated by Micaela Amato)
2013 Enshrouded, Two-person Exhibition, Bed-Vyne Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Invitational
2011 Queer Bodies, Galeria/Cinemarosa, New York, NY (curated by Hector Cengage)
2011 The Ties That Bind, Firehouse Gallery, Bay Shore, NY (curated by LuAnn T. Palazzo)
2011 Made by Hand, Cooper Union Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Pam Koehler)
2011 Crossing Disciplines, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Non-juried
2010 Great LGBT Photo Show, Leslie-Lohman Gallery, New York, (curated by Cora Lambert)
2009 Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY, Non-juried
2008 Un/Veiled Visions, Amelie Wallace Gallery, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY, Invitational
2007 Employees’ Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Invitational
2006 SUNY Faculty Exhibition, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, NY, Invitational
2002 Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY, Non-juried (catalogue)
2004 Passages, Solo Exhibition, Frank Gallery, Shepherd University, WV, Invitational
2000 From Foundation to Ornamentation, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
(curated by Cindy Morrison and Katherine Talcott)
1998 May 17, 1998, Cornish Estate Cold Springs, NY (curated by Anton Vidokle, Regine Basha
and Christoph Gerozissis)
1998 From Foundation to Ornamentation, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (curated by Cindy Morrison and Katherine Talcott)
1998 Are You Looking At Me? Acme Art Company Gallery, Columbus, OH (curated by
1997 Video View, Artists Space, New York, NY, Non-juried
1996 I Was Here, Solo Exhibition, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA,
1994 Sites, Solo Exhibition, Galérie Dix Quarante, Montreal, QC, Non-juried
1991 Recent Work, Two-person Exhibition, Alliance Française, Toronto, ON, Invitational
1990 Roundup '90, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Non-juried (catalogue)
PLAYWRITING AND SOLO PERFORMANCE
2020 SICK, One City One Pride Arts Festival, Online Virtual Staged Reading
2018 Murmurs & Incantations, The Blank Theatre/Living Room Series, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Murmurs & Incantations, NY International Fringe Festival, New York, NY
2013 Murmurs & Incantations, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Murmurs & Incantations, Orange Hanky Theatre, New York, NY
2010 One Man Show, Village Playwright, New York, NY
2004 A Perfect Model, CAA Annual Conference Seattle, WA
2003 Tread, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
2000 Art History 487, Future of the Present, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
1999 Matthew, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1998 Lecture, Avant-Garde-Arama, P. S. 122, New York , NY
1996 Famous in New York, Thread Waxing Space , New York, NY
1995 Call Waiting, Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, OH
1995 Untitled Performance, Allegheny College Gallery, Meadville, PA
1995 Harvest, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College, PA
1994 Art Imitates Life, Palmer Museum of Art Piazza, State College, PA
PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY/ILLUSTRATION/GRAPHIC DESIGN
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Centre L’Oubradou, City of New York, Clairol, Design Vidal, Dream Machine Productions, Independent Production Fund/PBS, Manhattan Tour & Travel, Present Theater Company, Roth Projects/LAX, Schmapp Online Tour Books, Sextant Productions, Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy, Yuval Ron Music
Olivia Clement, “FringeNYC Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners,” Playbill.com,
August 29, 2016. http://www.playbill.com/article/fringenyc-announces-overall-excellence-award-winners
Feldman, Adam. Fringe Festival 2016 reviews, Part VI, TimeOut, Aug 24 2016
Xia, Ran. “Murmurs & Incantations,” Theater Is Easy, Aug 23, 2016
Don Adkins, “A Curated Guide to the NY Fringe Festival’s 20th Anniversary Season,” Huffington Post, August 10, 2016
Stephanie Swindle, “School of Visual Arts Alumnus Brings Subculture to Forefront in New Play,” PSUNews, Jul 18, 2016. https://news.psu.edu/story/417708/2016/07/18/arts-and-entertainment/school-visual-arts-alumnus-brings-subculture
Digonnet, Anaïs. Une exposition à New York sur la ville de Paris, www.MyFrenchCity.com, Dec 13, 2015. https://myfrenchcity.com/new-york/sortir-a-new-york/musees-et-expositions-ny/exposition-a-new-york-ville-de-paris-attentats-13-novembre/
Michael Cooper, “Protests Meet Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer,’” The New York Times (Image), Oct 20, 2014. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-forges-ahead-on-klinghoffer-in-spite-of-protests.html?_r=0
Phyllis Chesler, “The New RDS Movement: History Will Vindicate This,” Israel National News, Feb 3, 2014
Shaul Magid, “Butler Trouble,” Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 3 #22, 2014, Penn State Press. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/553344/pdf
Carey Purcell, “Breaking the Fourth Wall and Getting In On the Act: Immersive Theatre Fills the Stages and Streets of New York,” Playbill.com, Aug 10, 2013. http://www.playbill.com/article/breaking-the-fourth-wall-and-getting-in-on-the-act-immersive-theatre-fills-the-stages-and-streets-of-new-york-com-208330
Exhibition announcement (Critic’s Pick), TimeOut New York, Sept 2011
Toni Sant, Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde, London: Intellect Press, 2011
Gomez, Enrico. “The 2010 Great LGBTQ Photo Show,” The Archive, Issue 35, Fall 2010
Rhonda Spivak, “A New York Artist With Winnipeg Roots,” Winnipeg Jewish Review, 2010
Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008
Performance/Lecture Features Dahn Hiuni, The Baltimore Chronicle, 2003. http://baltimorechronicle.com/sep03_lectures.html
Janine White, “Past & Present Come Face To Face in Performance,” Centre Daily Times, Mar 15, 2003
Toni Sant, “Real Performance on the Pseudo Network,” PhD Theses, NY University, 2003
Charles Garoian, Performing Pedagogy: Towards an Art of Politics, NY: State University of NY Press, 1999
Foerstner, Abigail. Exhibit Takes Uplifting Tack, Pioneer Press, Oct 8, 1998
Charles Garoian. “Repositioning the Body in Postmodern Art Education,” Journal of Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Research in Art Education, Fall 1996
Lewis, Reina & Horne, Peter, "Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures," Routledge, 1996
Bill Syken, “Day Without Art: Performance,” Center Daily Times, Nov 30, 1994
2013-Present Research Fellow
Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP),
New York NY
New York City Anti-Violence Project, under the direction of Christine Quinn,
New York NY
2015 I for Paris, Galerie Georges-André, Brooklyn, NY
2011 The Civility Show, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, NY
2008 Un/Veiled Visions, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, NY (Catalogue)
SERVICE TO PROFESSIONS
2017 Adjudicator, Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles
2017 Contributed written entries on individual artists to The Art Story, online art resource.
2013 Designed assessment component and teacher PowerPoint packages for Graphic Design Textbook by Scott Santoro, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2013
2004 Served as peer reviewer for Design Basics (6th Edition) by David Lauer & Stephen Pentak, Wadsworth Press, 2004
LANGUAGES AND SKILLS
Hebrew: Native speaker
Dramatists Guild, American Institute of Graphic Arts, College Art Association, National Art Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, United University Professions