Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2004 M.F.A. Photography, San Jose State University
2001 B.A. Studio Art, Humboldt State University
Areas of Specialization: Digital Design, Conventional/Digital Photography, Installation Art

Teaching Experience

2010 Teaching Associate, Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA, PH108 Beginning Digital Photography, spring & fall 2010

Teaching Associate, Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA, PH101 History and Concepts of Photography, spring & fall 2010

2009-10 Teaching Associate, Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA, PH101 History and Concepts of Photography, fall 2009

Teaching Associate, Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA, PH108 Beginning Digital Photography, fall 2009

Teaching Associate, Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA, PH108 Beginning Digital Photography, spring 2009

2004 Teaching Associate, San Jose State University

San Jose, CA, Color Photography, fall 2004

Teaching Associate, San Jose State University

San Jose, CA, Digital Photography, fall 2003 and Spring 2004 (instructor of record)

2003 Teacher’s Assistant, San Jose State University

(Digital Photography)

2002 Teacher’s Assistant, San Jose State University

(Image and Idea: Implementation of conceptual Art practice and installation art)

Professional Experience

Present Trefethen Studios

Since 1994 I have maintained a graphic design business. In so doing, I have managed client accounts, been responsible for sales, marketing, and design as well as handled various other responsibilities inherent in running ones own company. more »

2004 Graphic Designer; Compass Design

Developed and produced marketing collateral, maintained company web site and retouched as well as prepared photographs for print

2002-2003 Graphic Design/Production Design; Prestige Printing

Designed and produced print collateral for clients, pre-flighted and prepared files for offset printing, output film, and performed conventional film stripping

2000-2001 Graphic Design Intern; Agreda Communications

Developed principles behind graphic design processes by solving design and information materials problems through critical thinking and information design

Scholarships and Awards

2005 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2004 Learning Productivity Program Grant
from the Institute of Teaching and Learning
2004 Catherine Urban Scholarship
1999 Ohlone Student Annual Fine and Graphic Arts Scholarship

Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances Record

2010 2nd Annual Fine Art Photography Auction 79 Gallery

San Francisco, California, Invitation, Photography

2005 Glim, Glam, Glom, Institute of Contemporary Art

San Jose, California, Screening

2004 The Construction of Meaning, Gallery Two (announcement)

San Jose, California, Installation/Screening; solo

Temporality of Being, Gallery Five (announcement)

San Jose, California, Screening; solo

Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery (catalogue)

Bronx, New York (collaboration; Lasser and Pao), Invitation, Screening

Body, Land and Spirit, Gallery Route One

Point Reyes, California (collaboration: Lasser and Pao), Invitation, Screening

From Whom I’ve Studied, From Whom I’ve Learned, First Street Gallery

Eureka, California, Invitation, Photography

Art Bowl III, B. Sakata Garo Gallery

Sacramento, California, Juried, Photography

2003 The Making of a Monument, Highway 680

Pleasanton, California, Public Performance; solo
(video and photography support: Lasser, Pao)

Public Auction, Works Gallery

San Jose, California (collaboration: Lasser and Pao), Invitation

DSLR-West (Department of Space and Land Reclamation), City Streets

San Francisco, California (collaboration: Lasser and Pao), Public Performance

Camera Obscura-Dark Room, Black Gallery

San Jose, California (collaboration: Cunniff and Thomas), Installation

Armed for the Blackout, University Theater

San Jose, California, Juried, Screening

Guarding the Garbage, China Basin Landing

San Francisco, California, Invitation, Photography

Out of Context, Lionel Rombach Gallery

Tucson, Arizona, Juried, Photography

Habitual Tendencies, Mad River Dunes

Arcata, California, Public Performance, solo

(video and photography support: Villyard, Wilson, Lasser, Ragio, Dunklee)

Migrant Pyros, Humboldt State University

Arcata, California, (collaboration: Lasser, Pao, Ragio), Screening

2002 Guarding the Garbage, College of Arts and Crafts

Oakland, California, SPE (Society for Photographic Education) Juried, Photography

Guarding the Garbage, Sanitary Fill Company

San Francisco, California, Photography

Introduction to the Artist, Black Gallery

San Jose, California, Photography, solo

2001 Art and Ruins, Foyer Gallery

Arcata, California, Humboldt State University

2000 Student Fine Art Exhibition, First Street Gallery

Eureka, California, Invitation

1999 Student Fine Art Exhibition, Louie Art Gallery

Fremont, California, Ohlone College, Juried, Illustration

1998 Student Fine Art & Design, Louie Art Gallery

Fremont, California, Ohlone College, Juried, Illustration

Bibliography

2004 “Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine” Wave Hill Bronx, New York

Sculpture, Vol. 23, May

The River Dale Press, exhibition announcement with photograph, Bronx,

New York, March 18

Laurel Graeber, “Cultivating Imaginations,” The New York Times, April 23
Denis McMarrow, “Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery,”

The Brooklyn Rail, April

2003 Joe Gasper, “Local, Art Student Has Cross To Bear,” ANG News Tri-Valley

Herald with Photograph, Monday, December 8, Obituaries

Times Staff, “It’s Cold My Arms Hurt,’ He Says off I-680,” The Valley Times

with photograph Monday, December 8, Local

Dan Honda, “Art Student, at SJSU Depicts Gauguin Painting,” San Jose

Mercury News with photograph, Monday, December 8, Local

DSLR-West, “Takin’ It to the Streets,” SF Weekly

October, pg.26

Conferences

2002 Society for Photographic Education (SPE), 2002, Oakland, California, Panel Chair; “Guarding the Garbage: an alternative approach to dealing with the endless accumulation of the worlds waste.”

Artist-in-Residence

2003 San Francisco Sanitary Fill Company, San Francisco, CA

March – April

2002 San Francisco Sanitary Fill Company, San Francisco, CA

September – December

Visiting Artist Lectures

2003 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, lecture
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, lecture
2002 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, demonstration
2001 Humboldt, State University, Arcata, CA, lecture

Professional Service

2004 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

served as co-coordinator for the planning and implementation of the new
curriculum for the Photography Department.

Technical Abilities

Computer and Software

Building and trouble shooting hardware and software for Macintosh and Windows Based Machines Proficient in: Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, InDesign CS4, QuarkExpress 10.0, Flash CS4, Word Processing and presentation layout programs

Wood Fabrication

Basic carpentry skills, frame construction, operation of table saw, band saw, scroll saw, belt sander, various grinders and other wood shop equipment

Professional Organizations

2005 Member: College Art Association
2005 Member: Society for Photographic Education

Personal References

provided upon request