2003 M.F.A. in Sculpture, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
-Areas of Concentration: Sculpture, Installation Art, Metals, Woodworking, Photography,
Video, Sound, Performance.
1998 B.A. in Photography, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y.
-Areas of Concentration: Photography, Design, Sculpture, Assemblage.
1995 A.A.S. in Graphic Design, Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, N.Y.
-Areas of Concentration: Graphic Design, Photography, Sound and Stage Production.
2003-2008 Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO.
Installation Assistant/Gallery Guard. Installation of artwork; paintings, drawings, sculptures, guarding artworks, exhibition design assistance, maintenance of exhibitions and gallery spaces. Coordinate with artists, directors, curators and other professionals.
2001-2007 CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO.
Assistant to Exhibitions Manager, coordinating with artists, students and faculty, construction; room construction/drywall/finishing, installation of artwork; including high profile artworks, digital media works, installation artworks and other numerous works. At various times was expected to supervise work study students, manage/assist/supervise artists and students, perform registration/condition reports on artworks, create/design/construct unique exhibition furniture, frame prints and drawings, lighting, build crates for shipping of artworks, supervise shipments of artworks, print and cut documents/advertisements/didactics for exhibitions.
2003-2007 The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO.
Installation of artworks, lighting, painting, supervising gallery assistants.
Proficient in the following computer programs (MAC/PC): Microsoft Office, Adobe CS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack, Audacity, Lightwave Digital 3-D Modeling and Animation.
Proficient with any tools. Specialized in wood-working and metal-working.
Materials/Processes- Plaster, Wood, Metals, Mold Making, Photo, Audio, Video, Plastics, Cement, Fabrics, Stone, Welding, Casting, Foundry, Wax, Ceramic, Ephemeral, Fibers.
For several of the Artist Assistance positions I was required to install the work as well as supervise other assistants. Other duties performed as an Artist Assistant included crating, shipping, transportation of works, working with museum directors, curators, and other museum/gallery professionals. I have been involved with the layout of works, exhibition design and promotion. As a Shop Manager I found the experience to manage complex jobs and personnel to be beneficial to supervising professionals in the museum field.
2003-2007 Temporary Aide for University of Colorado Department of Art and Art History
Various maintenance duties for building (Sibell Wolle, Fleming), Supervising Employees and Students, Supervising woodshop move from Sibell Wolle to Fleming including clerical work, data entry, repairing and managing tools and tool checkout to students and other employees, managing and supervising contractors and movers.
*as a note: this job was as needed basis or on call.
2004-2007 Independent Installer of Artwork for Mark and Polly Addison.
2004-2006 Artist Assistant to Yumi Janairo Roth.
Assisting in exhibition design, fabrication, installation and shipping/transporting of artworks for “Detoured”, 2005© at Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX.
2002-2005 Installation Assistant for Artnauts, International Exhibitions.
Assisted Dr. George Rivera, Garrison Roots, Antonette Rosato, Luis Valdovino to pack, hang, manage and
layout works while traveling to international venues in Mexico, Peru, and Palestine.
2005 Artist Assistant to Deborah Haynes
Assisted in marble carving, idea development and preparation of stone.
2003 Artist Assistant to Garrison Roots
Assisting in exhibition design, fabrication and installation of exhibition “Zeitgeist, My World” at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2003© and “So You Think There Is A Payoff At The End Of The Bribe” at CU Art Museum, 2003©.
1999-2001 ONA Drapery Company, Boulder, CO.
Artistic Steel Fabricator/Shop Manager-Management of steel/wrought iron fabrication shop, employees and clientèle. Responsible for five employees, scheduling, shipping/receiving, fabrication of wrought iron product, designing products and finishes.
2000-2001 Ed Dwight Studios, Denver, CO.
Artist’s Assistant/Head Welder-Fabrication of monumental public art works, bronze casting and welding. Assisted in the day-to-day functions of a large-scale artist’s studio.
2001-2003 -Graduate Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder
1998 -Merit Award/Outstanding Performance and Achievement in Fine Art Photography, State University of New York at Fredonia
1997-1998 -Dean’s List, State University of New York at Fredonia
Additional duties performed while teaching: managing of students and student projects, managing/supervising studio/teaching assistants, ordering supplies, developing/organizing course work, managing curriculum, advising students, coordinating deliveries, developing lectures, teaching digital media on both Mac and PC based computer systems (includes such office programs as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and other programs for the post publishing of artworks and media), critique and mentoring with graduate students, reviewing incoming portfolio applications for graduate program, reviewing BFA applications.
2005-2008 Adjunct Professor – Sculpture
Naropa University Visual Arts Department, Boulder, CO.
2003-2007 Visiting Artist/Instructor/Lecturer – Sculpture; Introduction to Art.
University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Art and Art History, Boulder, CO.
2005-2006 Adjunct Faculty –Core Art and Media Program; Electronic Media Arts Design
and Digital. University of Denver School of Art and Art History, Denver, CO.
2001-2003 Graduate Professional Teaching Instructor (Instructor of Record)
University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Art and Art History, Boulder, CO.
1995 Teaching Assistant-(Terry Lindquist; Robert Booth)-Photography; Sculpture.
State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y.
2006-2007 Visiting Artist Committee, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado.
2004-2005 Representative Scholarship Review, University of Colorado at Boulder.
2004 Sculpture Area Representative for exhibition of “Art From Pedagogy”, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
2003 Representative Finance Committee, Woodshop, University of Colorado at Boulder.
2003-2004 Organizer, “Priceless” Exhibition, University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Student Annual Fundraiser, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO.
2002 Representative, Sculpture Search Committee, University of Colorado at Boulder.
1998 Curator: “Word and Image” Show, Emmitt Christian Gallery, Fredonia, N.Y.
1994-1995 Vice-Chair of Social Board Activities Dept., Finger Lakes Community College.
1994-1995 President WFLC Radio, Finger Lakes Community College.
1994 Attendant at Leadership Conference at 1000 Islands, Finger Lakes Community College.
- 2003 Symposium: “Contacts”, 4th International Open-Air Symposium at Gallerie Klatovy Klenova, Czech Republic.
Visiting Artist Lectures
2007 -Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Liminal Space in Suburbia Lecture
2006 -Texas A&M, Commerce TX, Suburban Artist Lecture.
-University of Denver, Lecture for Professional Practices Course, Teacher: Joe Farbrook. -University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Suburban Artist Lecture.
-Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, Artist Lecture.
2004 -University of Denver, “Sight Specific Design”, Lecture for Sight Specific Course, Teacher: Casey Koehler.
2003 -Exhibiting Artist Lecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.-Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic, Gallerie Klatovy, Klenova, Czech Republic.
1998 -Visiting Artist Lecture, SUNY Fredonia.
Governor’s Palace, Tlaxcala, Mexico.
David and Lisa Alcantar, Private Collection, San Antonio, TX.
Jessica Knapp, Private Collection, San Diego, CA.
Shashi Museum Collection, Kansas City, MO.
Jason Willome, Private Collection, San Antonio, TX
Mary Lee Lunde, Private Collection, N.Y.
Robert Booth, Private Collection, N.Y.
Sherry Wiggins, Private Collection, Boulder, CO.
Michael Paglia, “2007 Faculty Exhibition: CU Boulder’s art professors can do way more than just teach.”, Westword, March 8, 2007.
Stacy Elaine Dacheux, Aligning Driveways and Other Thoughts on Christopher M. Lavery, Pudgy Pigeon Enterprises, http://stacyelainedacheux.blogspot.com/2005/10/aligning-driveways-and-other-thoughts.html, October 31, 2005.
Elizabeth Marglin, “Left There: Artists team up for unique outdoor art experience”, Friday Section Daily Camera, October 7, 2005.
Elizabeth Marglin, “Thinking Outside the Gallery: Boulder artists go underground”, Sunday Daily Camera, January 9, 2005, FrontPage D.
. Gluckstern, “Art: Installations Focus of CU MFA show”, Sunday Daily Camera, November 16, 2003, 3D.
Michael Paglia, “Risk Management: Cydney Payton sticks her neck out with courageous MCA summer show”, Westword, June 12-18, 2003, 50.
J. Gluckstern, “Selection process makes interesting Biennial at MCA”, Sunday Daily Camera, June 15, 2003, 3D
Mary Voelz Chandler, “Star Power: Colorado artists shine with choice selections in ‘10+10’ at MCA/Denver”, Rocky Mountain News, Spotlight, Friday, June 6, 2003, 20D-21D.
Kyle MacMillan, “Exhibition shines spotlight on contemporary art: Most works display avant-garde style”, The Denver Post, Thursday, June 5, 2003, 1F, 10F.
Michael Paglia, “Up, Up and Away: The new Studio Aiello is hoping to soar”, Westword, September 19-25, 2002, 65.