San Francisco-based media artist, interdisciplinary designer, linguist and educator focused on visual storytelling.


artist in residence

GILFÉLAGIÐ Residency, Akureyri, Iceland
2020, July (upcoming)

Seljavegur residency, Reykjavík, Iceland
2020, June (upcoming)

KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA                            
2017,  Honorary AIR Awardee

Headlands Center For the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2015, Film/video/new media


 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & ART FESTIVALS

Wegorzewo, Poland
2019

New York, NY
2019

San Francisco, CA
2019

San Francisco, CA
2019

San Francisco, CA
2018-2019

Wobneb Magazine
 2018

F-Stop Magazine
 2018

Essex Junction, VT
 2018

Berkeley, CA
 2018

Berkeley, CA
 2018

San Francisco, CA
2017 - 2018

San Francisco, CA
2017

Arnhem, Netherlands
2016

San Francisco, CA
2016

Berlin, Germany
2016                                                                  

Venice, Italy
2016

Rome, Italy
2016

Berkeley, CA
2016

San Francisco, CA
2015

London, UK
2015

Sausalito, CA
2015

San Francisco, CA
2015

Wroclaw, Poland
2015

Lugano, Switzerland
2014

San Francisco, CA
2014

San Francisco, CA
2014

San Francisco, CA
2013

San Francisco, CA
2013

Muzeum Kultury Ludowej
A solo exhibition. Screening: Nasza Wspolna Podroz // Our Journey Together

Plexus Projects
A solo exhibition. Vitrine screening series. FOG. And The Whole World Stops

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
Alma Mater: Methods. CCA Alumni Exhibition

Institute of Advancing Uncertainty
20 Years of Form Studio 1999-2019

San Francisco Peephole Cinema
When I Look At You. Screening of Oculis Magnis

Wobneb Magazine
Photography Exhibition, Sense of Place: Inside Silence

F-Stop Magazine
Photography Exhibition, Issue —Land, Sea, Air: Inside Silence series

Darkroom Gallery
Photography Exhibition, TREES: The Subtle Cosmos

Kala Art Institute
Media Arts film Screening: Loop, Past Is Present, Before Silence, Simulacrum

Kala Art Institute
Artists' Annual Exhibition. Screening of Silence

Google at 1 Market St
Video Installation featuring the Bird and the Machine & And the Whole World Stops series

Inside/Outside: Working Our Way Out of the Damaged Now. Design As Dialectics
San Francisco State University Design Gallery. Screening of The Sadness of the Machine

Passage Collective VM 23
A Performance and Music Festival, A Wildfire Lullaby #1

Alma Mater, California College of the Arts 2016 Alumni Exhibition                                 CCA Hubbell Street Galleries. Screening of Stages                                                    

Museum Fur Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof
Europeana Space 3rd Int. Conference - Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine                                                                                                                                                                                    Borders, International Art and Architecture Festival - Fragmented Identities
Screening of FOG. And the Whole World Stops & Acting Bodies. The Ghost In the Machine

The Contemporary Video Art and Performing Art Festival
Screening of FOG. And the Whole World Stops & Acting Bodies. The Ghost In the Machine

Kala Art Institute
FERMATA. Screening of a collection of video landscapes.

Southern Exposure Gallery
CRANK juried screening, Through the Looking Glass.

London International Creative Competition
Honorable Mention for Video Installation, FOGAnd the Whole World Stops.

Headlands Center For the Arts
Fall Open House. Screening of the collection of short films, Labyrinth.

The Fairmont of San Francisco
Screening of the collection of short films, Labyrinth

Biennale Wro Test Exposure. New Media & Visual Art Festival
Video Installation, FOG. And the Whole World Stops.

YICCA - International Contest of Contemporary Art
Finalist, Video Installation, FOG. And the Whole World Stops.

Fort Mason
Screening of Video Landscapes: And the Whole World Stops.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Pop-Up. Video Landscapes: And the Whole World Stops.

California Academy of Sciences
"Metamorphosis” Nightlife Event, Four-screen projected film, Osmosis.

De Young Museum
“Orange Nights: Amsterdam and San Francisco”, ABC Portfolio Primer Posters

 

IN CONVERSATION

Design As Dialectics                                                      San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 3/01/2017 

 

Inside/Outside is a discourse manifested as an exhibition of experimental design work. Critical and speculative design and design futures are practices that challenge our expectations, propose new ideas and encourage discourse. This is not the usual form of design that solves problems, improves and persuades. It is a practice that uses design methods and creates design artifacts that provide critique and commentary on culture. Inside/Outside is a discourse within this practice with a specific philosophical question, on how design can reveal the unrealized potentialities of our world (as explicated by a passage by Frankfurt philosopher Theodor Adorno). The exhibition’s aim is to offer a dialogue on design as a practice that can “dialectically” change perceptions and reveal unexpressed potentialities. The theme, the concept and the assumptions are experimental by nature. It is a proposition, and its expectations are open ended, and so the exhibition offers design that will surprise and challenge. Curated by Joshua Singer and Virginia Tassinari in collaboration with DESIS Philosophy Talk @Studio Time and LUCA Arts DESIS Lab.

 

The Gallery Talk of Fermata                                        KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 6/23/2016      

 

An in-depth conversation with the artists in Fermata Exhibition who explore the psychological disjunction in our contemporary life caused by its fast pace and rapid changes, such as disconnections between mind and information, body and image, reason and result, and what is real and what we believe is real, and more.

 

In Conversation: Animal Sense                                   Headlands Center For the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 9/20/2015    

 

A discussion on animal intelligence and perception with four Artists in Residence: Alexey Buldakov, Wioleta Kaminska, Nandipha Mntambo, and Heather Smith. Together, through personal, scientific, and artist lenses, we will try to adopt the mind’s eye of the animal world and consider the environment from a non-human consciousness.

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Interdisciplinary Design - California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
MA, Applied Linguistics - University of Warsaw, Poland
BA, ESL Teaching - University of Gdansk, Poland                                                                                                                                                                      

TEACHING

California College of the Arts                        
San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco                         
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University: College of Extended Learning
San Francisco, CA