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Curriculum Vitae



M.F.A. in Art (New Genres), Otis College of Art and Design, 2003

B.A. with Academic Honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1990


Executive Women’s Leadership Program, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA, May 2019

California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Bilingual (English/Spanish) Authorization, 1997, and Supplemental Authorization in Art, 2004

Certification to Teach Yoga, Center for Yoga, Los Angeles, 1996

Other post-graduate work:

Education Courses, California State University, Los Angeles, 1996-7

Psychology Courses, UCLA Extension, 1995


2023-present: Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University
Portfolio includes research advancement, faculty mentoring, DEJI, and Global Campus partnerships 

2021-present: Founding Director, Institute for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Justice, San Diego State UniversityThe Institute houses core projects that further diversity and equity in the arts, including the new interdisciplinary B.A. degree to be offered in a local prison. It was created by the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts in collaboration with the College of Arts and Letters.


2013-present: Founder and Executive Director, Prison Arts Collective

Oversee a multi-site program dedicated to expanding access to the transformative power of the art to those who are incarcerated. Collaborative planning and visioning, funding and sustainability, and team management with programming in five regions of CA: San Diego, Fresno, Fullerton, Los Angeles, and Humboldt, 12 faculty across five institutions, and over 5000 incarcerated participants.

2019-2022: Director and Professor, School of Art + Design, San Diego State University

School has approximately 860 students, 15 tenure track faculty, 30+ lecturers, and a staff of seven. Set the vision and direction for the School, oversee two large facilities, participate in development, shared governance, and will lead curriculum revision.

2003-2005: Co-founder and Director, Imagine Yoga

Program included teacher training and support to bring yoga, art, and mindfulness practices to local elementary schools in Los Angeles and Denver.




2019-present: Professor of Visual Studies, School of Art and Design, San Diego State University

2019: John Pfau Endowed Professor, California State University, San Bernardino
2011- 2019: Professor of Visual Studies, California State University, San

    Bernardino; Assistant Professor, 2011; Associate Professor (tenured), 2015; full professor, 2018. Only full time faculty member in the area of Visual Studies and advisor

    to 50 students.
Winter, 2011: Adjunct Instructor, Social and Cultural Framework of Art   

    Education, California State University, San Bernardino. 
Winter and Spring Quarters, 2010 and 2011: Adjunct Instructor, Dance and Physical

    Education Methods, UCLA: TeachLA/Teach Compton. Taught student on site in role as

    first year teacher at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts,

    Los Angeles.
Fall Semester, 2009-10: Adjunct Instructor, Current Art Events, Los Angeles Valley College.

    Scheduled and facilitated visits to local art museums, galleries, and artists’ studios

    followed by discussion, reflection, and writing on contemporary art in class. 

1/07 – 06/08: University Field Supervisor, UCLA Graduate School of Education.

    Supervised graduate students in Education in field placements as new teachers in LA

    Unified schools primarily in Compton, Watts, and Pico Union. Oversaw development

    of graduate theses. 

8/00 – 12/06: Teacher Supervisor, TeachLA Credential Program, UCLA. Supervised

    new teachers on site in LA Unified schools primarily in Compton, Watts, and Pico   

    Union. Mentored new teachers in curriculum development, class management, and

    relationship building within school and community for successful

    teaching experience. 


04/2023: Recipient of inaugural Outstanding Scholar Award for Public Impact, San Diego State University, Division of Research and Innovation
06/19: Recipient of Outstanding Professor Award at CSUSB, highest honor for faculty in University, with endowed professorship

01/19: Recipient of Recognition for Service by Senator Jim Beall, CA State Senate

10/18: Recipient of the Inaugural Outstanding Community Engagement Award, CSUSB

06/17: Inducted as Faculty Member in National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi

12/16: Award from the National Endowment for the Arts for Prison Arts Collective
07/16: Contract with the California Arts Council for Arts in Corrections
06/15: First Place in University Innovative Teaching Contest, Innovation in Teaching, CSUSB
06/15: Outstanding Faculty in Service, College of Arts and Letters, CSUSB
02/15: Named Member of Presidential Honor Role in Community Service, CSUSB
01/10: Invited as Participate in One Image/One Minute, Xtra Magazine, Los Angeles Art Fair

06/03: Participating Artist, Art Here and Now Tour, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

06/96: Participating Artist, artist exchange with Mexico, L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs.

06/90: Academic Honors at Graduation, UC Berkeley
06/86: Bank of America Award in Fine Arts

09/2018: Curator, Disruption: Art and the Prison Industrial Complex, Pitzer College Art  

    Gallery, consigned to curate new exhibition examining art and mass incarceration; 

    exhibition included artists that address the exhibition theme from inside and out of

    prison; multiple public events collocated at the gallery and in correctional institutions,

    and a keynote lecture by the New York Times best-selling author, Father Gregory

    Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, world renowned gang intervention program

06/2017, Organizer, traveling exhibition, Beyond the Blue: Prison Arts Collective, CB1

    Gallery (6/22-9/2, 2017), Marks Art Center, College of the Desert (9/21 – 10/6, 2017),

    Homegril Café, Los Angeles (fall 2018), State Capitol Building, Sacramento (Winter

    2019), Lancaster Museum of Art (Fall 2019), Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery

    (Winter 2019). Garcia Center for the Arts, San Bernardino (Spring 2019). 

06/2016 Organizer, Through the Wall: Prison Arts Collective, CB1 Gallery

09/14-01/15 and 01/13-03/13: Guest Curator, Bridging Homeboy Industries: Fabian Debora,

    Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, and Alex Kizu at Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of

    Art and Design; traveling to Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum, CSUSB

09/10: Co-Curator and Author, Psychic Outlaws, a group exhibition based on a novel by

    Annie Buckley, The Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles.

07/10: Curator, Anarchy at PØST, as part of Kamikaze series in July 2010.

04/10: Juror, Student Art Exhibition, California State University, Northridge. Juried

    student exhibition of undergraduate art work for campus gallery.

06/09: Juror, Student Art Exhibition, California State University, San Bernardino. Juried

    student exhibition of undergraduate art work for campus gallery.




Fall 2014: “The People’s Tarot”, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida

03/12-06/12: “Into the Deep”, RAFFMA, San Bernardino, CA
06/11: “Love and Fortune”, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
03/11 – 04/11: “Hybrids and Landscapes”, Annie Buckley and Dane Picard, Long Beach City

    College Art Gallery, Long Beach
09/10 – 02/11: “Human Nature”, Annie Buckley and Dane Picard, Los Angeles International

    Airport (with a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs), 
11/09: “Solo Show”, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
10/08: “Hybrids”, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

05/00: “Butterfly Girl”, Ojalá Fine Arts and Crafts, Los Angeles, CA

11/98: “Sthira Sukkha”, Cruz L.A. Gallery, Venice, CA
04/90: “Toyland”, The White Room, U.C. Berkeley




03/01/2021 - 04/03/2021: "SE(h)ER," Seer Gallery, virtual exhibition
06/28/2020 - 07/31/2020: "Breathe Breath," Seer Gallery, virtual exhibition
02/2020 – 03/2020: “What She Said,” Group exhibition and performance, Ace/121 Gallery,

    Glendale, CA

11/12/17 - “Terrain Biennial,” Los Angeles iteration of international project, LA, CA
02/10/17 – 02/20/17 “Awakening,” Green Chalk Gallery, Carmel, CA 
01/09/16 - 02/2016: “Rosette," Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
01/18/14 – 11/22/14: “The Wood Show”, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
09/20/14 – 10/20/14: “6018 Wilshire”, Edward Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
09/14/14 – 10/12/14: “Olly Olly Oxen Free", Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
07/26/14 – 09/06/14: “Analog Digital”, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA
05/04/14 – 06/08/14: “A Forest”, 2A Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
09/22/13 – 12/08/13: “Tapping the Third Realm”, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and     

    Design and Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University. 
11/12-06/13: “Critology”, a group exhibition of artists/art writers, opened at Pacific Design

    Center in West Hollywood (10/12-11/12), travels to Western Carolina University Art

    Museum (02/12-05/13).

01/10: “Trinie Dalton Workshop and Exhibition”, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles
07/09: “One Week Only”, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
11/08: “In the Round”, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles
04/07: “Pillow Talk”, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles

01/07: “It Figures”, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance

08/04: “Ultrachrome”, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
11/03: “Juried Exhibition”, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

07/03: “Lowe Gallery Invitational”, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica
05/99: “One Night Stand”, Farmer’s Daughter Motel, Los Angeles

02/99: “Material Women”, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro

11/94: “Day of the Dead”, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton

11/93: “Día de los muertos”, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles

03/93: “Visions of the American Dream”, SFSU, San Francisco


04-05/2023: Facilitator, Arts in Corrections Training for Coordinating Organizations
04-05/2023: Mentor/co-Facilitator, Arts in Corrections 
Training for Healing-Centered Practices
Panelist, "Decolonizing Art," Horasis Extraordinary, Global Conference (virtual format)
03/04/2022: Panelist, "Art and Social Justice," presented by the Southern California Art Historians Society, College Art Association
03/18/2021: Panelist, Horasis Extraordinary, Global Conference (virtual format)

02/11/2021: Moderator, Reshaping Institutions from Carceral to Academic, College Art Association
06/2019: Workshop Leader, Arts in Corrections Conference, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA
06/2019: Panel Moderator, Arts in Corrections Conference, Santa Clara University, CA
04/2019: Presenter at Connecting Art and the Law for Liberation Conference, UCLA

09/2018: Moderator of main panel, Arts Connection Conference, Joshua Tree, CA
05/2018: Guest lecturer and panelist, Arts and Restorative Justice, Wellesley College, MA

04/2018: Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

04/2018: Irish Prison Education Service Conference, Portlaoise, Ireland

10/2017: Arts in Corrections Panel, Beyond the Bars Conference, UCLA
09/2017: Community-based Art Panel, Freedom Festival, Los Angeles Valley College, LA, CA 
08/2017: Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, Canada
06/2017: Arts in Corrections Conference, Loyola Marymount University, LA, CA
05/2017: Pretty Hurts, Patriarchy, Colonialism, and Popular Culture, CB1 Gallery, LA, CA 
05/2016: Time + Place, RAFFMA, San Bernardino, CA
03/2017: Herstorians, Brand Library, Glendale, CA
03/2016: Arts in Corrections course, UCLA
10/2015: European Association for Prison Education, Antwerp, Belgium
09/2013: Otis College of Art and Design
03/2013: National Art Education Association, San Diego
09/2011: CSUSB Senior Seminar
11/2011: Graduate Program in Art, California State University, San Bernardino

10/2010: Rio Hondo College

05/2010: California State University, Long Beach 

09/2009: Otis College of Art and Design
08/2008: San Francisco Art Institute
05/2008: UCLA Graduate School of Education

November 2016: National Conference for Higher Ed in Prisons, Belmont University

February 2015: Book Signing for Mayday, de Soto Gallery, Venice, CA
May 2012: Book Signing for The Breathing Bridge, Chevalier's Books, Los Angeles
November 2011: Reading with Faculty Authors, Cal State San Bernardino, English Department

October 2010: Psychic Outlaws Reading and Book Signing, The Standard Hotel, Hollywood

October 2010: Reading Black Dragon Readings, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles 
June 2009: Reading Black Dragon Readings, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles

October 2008: Nothing Moments Reading, Printed Matter, New York City, June 7, 2008

October 2007: Nothing Moments Book Release and Reading, Art Catalogues, Los Angeles






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