2013    MFA, University of California Santa Cruz, Digital Art and New Media
2004   MFA, University of Washington, Fiber Arts
1996    BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Intermedia and Photography


2013-2014     Lecturer, University of California Santa Cruz
Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program, Introduction to Electronics for Art Making

2014               Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute                                                                                                                                   Adult Continuing Education Program, Contemporary Practices in Fiber Art

2014               Course Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz
School of Art, Think/ Invent: Introduction to 3D Concepts

2011-2013     Teaching Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz
• Senior Projects in Digital Media
• Introduction to Film Production
• Introduction to Drawing
• Introduction to Photography
• Tangible Memory: Artist in the Archive
• Introduction to Visual Arts

2007-2011      Instructor, University of Washington                                                                                                                                     Professional & Continuing Education Program, Conceptual Practices in the Fiber Arts

2006-2011      Art Teacher, The Northwest School, Seattle, WA
• Fiber Arts
• Sculpture
• Drawing and Painting
• Filmmaking

1999-2006     Photography Instructor, Youth in Focus, Seattle, WA

2004                Teacher of Record, Foundations 3-D Design,
University of Washington

2003                 Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, Art Theory


2014-2015 Camoufleur: Manzanar, Installations in Joshua Tree, the
Salton Sea area, Box Canyon, and Tuttle Creek near Lone Pine California explore the ability to subvert surveillance using WWII camouflage net making techniques with naturally dyed fabric from local plants. For these installations, plants were collected at Lone Pine, BLM land near the site of the Manzanar Japanese concentration camp camouflage net making factory, and at the Salton Sea, an area of people living off the grid among a border control check point and restricted military areas. The woven camouflage net contains an abstracted image of the slabs left by the Manzanar factory and has been situated in various locations throughout this part of California in unpopulated areas that are in the shadow of heavy militarized use. Images of these installations were created using drone technology to emphasize the point of view most commonly used in contemporary surveillance.

2013-2014 Radidio– Installations in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Joshua Tree, California. Radidio explores the use of visual language, radio technology, and architecture to mediate meaningful conversation between participants by creating an environment conducive to being mentally present in the act of communication, allowing participants to hear each other and be heard. Like the movement of Citizen’s Band (CB) Radio, which operated outside of mainstream, commercially regulated channels of communication, Radidio is an experiment in creating conversational space, with the goal of designing a place where any voice can be heard and acknowledged.

2006– 2015 Super 8 Projects

The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival (GS8)
The project included the creation and organization of an annual
super 8 film festival for the neighborhood of Georgetown in
Seattle, Washington. In the course of the 6 year project, over
300 people were educated in the production of super 8 films and
over 270 films were created and screened in the community.

The Oakland Super 8 Film Festival (OS8)
This project provided sliding scale and scholarship rolls of super 8 film, instruction, and cameras to Oakland residents including a special workshop with Oakland School of the Arts. Films were screened on the Great Wall of Oakland for March’s first Friday event.

The Santa Cruz Super 8 Film Festival (SCS8)
The Santa Cruz project offered 15 free rolls of film and instruction to participants. Films were screened at Art Research Office during January’s First Friday Art Walk.

2006- 2010 The Georgetown Grant
The grant was generated from proceeds of the Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival and distributed to Georgetown
community members for the completion of art in Georgetown.
2006-2007 Peddling Art
Peddling Art was a free art giveaway from a fleet of bicycles containing a pedal powered sewing machine and a mobile letterpress. In collaboration with artist, Kristen Ramirez, prints on paper and fabric were created and given out for free at public events in Seattle. The pedal powered sewing machine was provided to sew prints onto willing participants clothing.

2005 Fabrication
Fabrication was a collaborative project with Georgetown residents to create flags representing the underserved and highly polluted Seattle neighborhood. Flags were displayed in the community at informal meeting places.



2014 Café 534, Caress, Santa Cruz, CA
2008 Grey Gallery, Un Titled, Seattle, WA
2007 4 Culture Gallery, Independence, Seattle, WA
2005 Capitol Hill Arts Center, Jars n’ Jugs, Seattle, WA


2015 Process and Product, Survival Blanket: By Sea II,
Sunshine Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
2014 Bloom, Points of Reference, Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz, CA
2013 Bring It!, Radidio, Zero1 Garage, San Jose, CA
2013 University of California Santa Cruz, MFA Thesis Show
2013 Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Digital Art Night
2012 The Firm, Connected, Two-Person Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2010 AV Club, Super 8 Shorts, Seattle, WA
2010 Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA
2008 Grey Gallery, Salon/ Saloon, Seattle, WA
2008 Ouch My Eye Gallery, Strange Co’s Couplings, Seattle, WA 2007 G. Gibson Gallery, exhibited 2 works in gallery window
2007 Artopia, Georgetown, Seattle, WA
2005 G. Gibson Gallery, Stitched, Seattle, WA
2004 COCA Northwest Annual, Seattle, WA
2004 Henry Art Gallery, One Woman Army, MFA Exhibition,
2004 Steve Martin Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003 Jacob Lawrence Gallery, CAA/MFA Northwest Juried Show


2014 Create Grant, Arts Council Santa Cruz
2014 Develop Grant, Arts Council Santa Cruz
2013 Rancho Paradiso Trailer Residency, Joshua Tree, CA
2013 Florence French Fellowship, UCSC
2013 Porter College Graduate Arts Research Grant, UCSC
2012 Florence French Fellowship, UCSC
2010 City Artist Grant, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
2008- 2010 Neighborhood and Community Arts Funding Award, Seattle
2007 4 Culture, Artists Special Projects Grants, King County, WA
2006 City Artist Grant, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
2006 4 Culture, Artists Special Projects Grants, King County, WA
2006 Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Youth Arts Grant
2005 Artist Trust GAP Grant, Seattle, WA

2013 Artist on Art, KZSC radio interview by Nada Miljkovic

Laura C. Wright

2013 Creative Hacking by Christa Martin, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Sept.
2010 Daily Candy, Weekend Guide, Nov. 11, 2010
2009 Recycle, Repurpose, Re-create, Seattle Magazine,
February/ March
2008 They are women, see their art by Regina Hackett, Reviewed and
Image Featured in The Seattle P-I
2005 Image of work published in The Seattle Times for G. Gibson
2004 Work Selected for Postcard for COCA’s Northwest Annual
2004 Reviewed and Image Featured in Seattle Weekly for MFA Show
2004 Reviewed in Seattle-Post Intelligencer for MFA Show
2003 Fiber Arts, image of work featured in September/ October Issue