EDUCATION

MFA, Concentration Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009

Post baccalaureate, Concentration Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007

BA, Studio Art, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 2004

AWARDS

2018            Best Animated Short, Cinema of the Bayou. Lafayette, Louisiana

2017              Best Animated Documentary, Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival

2016             Canada Council for the Arts Film and Video Artist Production grant, awarded for “Elizabeth Sees”

2016             Ontario Arts Commission Emerging Media Artist Grant, awarded for “Elizabeth Sees”

2007            School of the Art Institute of Chicago Travel Grant

2004            Louisa Moseley Fine Arts Prize, Pomona College, Claremont, CA Flintridge Foundation Project Grant

2001             Mary Drew Art Prize, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

RESIDENCIES

2012            Toronto School of Art Residency

2010            The Wassaic Project Residency, Wassaic, New York

                     ACRE Residency, Steuben, Wisconsin

FILM FESTIVALS

2018            Indie Grits. Columbia, South Carolina

                    Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival

                    Fargo Film Festival. Fargo, North Dakota

                    Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.  Idyllwild, California

                    Cinema on the Bayou. Lafayette, Louisiana

2017            DOC LA, Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival

2013            North by Northeast Festival (large outdoor projection of animations), Toronto, Ontario

2006           Animation World’s Fair, ICE Factory, Chicago, Illinois

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014            North York Central Library, Toronto, Ontario

2011             Blips & Hiccups, ACRE exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois

2010            Valerie Magarian: Recent Paintings and Animations, President’s Gallery,

                    Harold Washington College, Chicago

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014            Nine Blinks: Narrating the Body, West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton, New Jersey

2013            Art Gallery of Ontario, Sales and Rental Galleries, Toronto, Ontario

2011             Wassaic Summer Exhibition, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York

2010            Cuore Pop, Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy

                     A Fine Point, Lotus Salon, New York, New York

2009           Frontiers, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA thesis show

                    Summertime, Gaucho Social Club, Chicago

2007           Neither Here Nor Now, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, New York

                    You’re in My Space, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

                    Hudson Art Walk, Hudson, New York

                    Forks, Tables & Napkins, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2006           Brooklyn Underground Film Festival Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

2005           Jan Larsen Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York

                    By the Numbers, The Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, New York

PUBLIC LECTURES

2017            California State University Fresno, Visiting Artist talk

2016            Alliance Française, Toronto, ON, Artist Talk

2014            North York Public Library, Toronto, ON, gallery talk and children’s program

2013            Art Toronto, Akimbo/Wondereur Mystery Artist Talk

2010            Harold Washington College, Chicago, guest artist lecture and studio workshop

2008           School of the Art Institute of Chicago, slide lecture of personal works

2007           ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, New York, gallery talk and slide lecture

                    Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, gallery talk

PUBLICATIONS

‘Elizabeth Sees’: How we often see the bigger picture, Animation World Network, https://www.awn.com/blog/elizabeth-sees, 11/17/17

Artist of the Week: Wondereur. iphone/ipad App that features a new artist per week, telling their story as a photojournalistic piece, with artwork available for direct purchase. Wondereur.com, 11/01/2013

Review: Valerie Magarian/Harold Washington College President’s Gallery, Newcity Art, art.newcity.com, 7/12/2010

Review of Neither Here Nor Now: Transformation in Time and Space at the ISE Cultural Foundation, artdaily.org, 3/17/2007

SELECT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Guggenheim Museum, Gallery and Studio Workshop Educator, 2010-present

Art Gallery of Ontario, School and Family Programs Educator, 2014-2015

The Museum of Modern Art, Family Programs Educator, 2011-2012

Free Arts NYC, Bilingual (Spanish/English) Facilitator, 2009-2012

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Undergraduate Figure Drawing Instructor, 2008