Arts CV

 

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Smitty’s Artist Statement: I am a fractured grey amalgamation of identities that frames my artistic practice as a multimedia artist: film/video, circus and puppetry. The love of my life are two organizations, Collective of Geniuses & Rad Care. I am infatuated with intersections and systems. Growing up in the rural old growth region of central Washington has had a huge impact on the art that I make. I hold being mixed indigenous mentally and physically disabled transsexual with pass privileges. Like a prism, I catch rays of light to illuminate insight into the spaces inside that shine back in return. Then this becomes my art.

Performance:

  • 4/20 -4/21 (Puppets) Princess MasterBlazer, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam 14, Theatre off Jackson, Seattle, WA
  •  (Burlesque) Puss N Boots, Sensual Solitude, Nude by Noon, Rendezvous, Seattle
  • 3/1-3/3 (Performance) I’m too tired for this Sh*t: a fatigue performance show
  • 1/11 (Performance) 206 Q
  • 12/17 (Poetry) Poetry on Buses Feature
  • 10/13 & 14/2017 (Puppetry) Friday the 13th… Gone Wild! Fussy Puppet Slam, Theatre off Jackson, Seattle, WA
  • 9/23/2017 (Spoken Word) Resiliency, Youngstown, Seattle WA
  • 9/16/2017 (Spoken Word/Performance) No Industry Without Us! Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
  • 03/2017: (Puppetry) Sensual Solitude, Fuzzy Puppet Slam, Theatre off Jackson, Seattle, WA
  • 11/03/2016: (Performance Art/Dance/spoken Word), Super Cooper 10 at City Hall, Seattle, WA
  • 06/2016: (Spoken Word) Mosaic, Gay City, Seattle, WA
  • 05/2016: (Puppet/Drag) Grace Jones Tribute, Gay Uncle Show, Rendezvous02/2016: (Performance Art/Dance) Open Studio #20, On the Boards, Seattle, WA
  • 11/2015: (Spoken Word) Art AIDS America, a poet’s response at Tacoma Art Museum and at Gay City Calamus Auditorium, Seattle, WA
  • 10/2015: (Puppets) Fuzzy Puppet Slam, Theatre off Jackson, Seattle, WA
  • 2010-2015: (Puppets) Various shorts, Beady Eyes Puppet Slam, Portland OR
  • 10/2014: (Facilitated) Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop, National Harm Reduction Conference, Baltimore, MA
  • 08/2103: (Spoken Word/ Puppets) Trans*missions, Queer Social Club,
  • Silver Cloud Hotel-Seattle Broadway, Seattle WA
  • 01/2013: (Spoken Word/ Drag) Philadelphia, PA
  • 08/2012: (Aerial/Drag/Spoken Word/Puppets) Trans*missions, Queer Social Club,
  • Washington Hall, Seattle WA
  • 03/2012: (Puppets) Molly Bang Show, Mt.Tabor Theatre, Portland OR
  • 10/2011: (Spoken Word) Queer it Yourself, Seattle University, Seattle WA
  • 09/2011: (Aerial) The Big Dyke Show, Pidgeon Coop Productions, Theatre off Jackson, Seattle
  • 08/2011: (Drag) Kings for a Cause III, E-Room, Portland OR
  • 07/2011: (Drag) Summer Lovin Benefit Show, E-Room, Portland OR
  • 11/2010: (Acrobatics) Hug Monsters, Trans Day of Remembrance, Portland, OR
  • 11/2010: (Spoken Word) Trans Empowerment Week, Portland, OR
  • 10/2010: (Clown/Acro) The Holy, Harrowing, Hellacious,’ H’ Halloween Show, Re-Bar, Seattle 09/2010: (Acrobatics) Rose City Saloon, Portland OR
  • 08/2010: (Acrobatics) Kings for a Cause, E-Room, Portland OR
  • 05/2010: (Acrobatics) Freakshow-go-go aka FAGG, Seattle WA
  • 02/2010: (Acrobatics) Fat Tuesday, E-Room, Portland OR
  • 01/2010: (Clown/Acrobatics) Not All Clowns Are Bozos II, Theatre off Jackson, Seattle WA
  • 12/2009: (Acrobatics) Homo for the Holidays, Self-Produced, Switchyard Studios, Portland OR
  • 09/2009: (Acrobatics) SMYRC Grand Re-Opening Celebration, Portland OR
  • 09/2009: (Acrobatics) SuperQueer, E-Room, Portland OR
  • 08/2009: (Acrobatics) Paint Your Art Out Benefit, Siren Nation, Portland OR
  • 08/2009: (Acrobatics) Gender Free For All March, Portland OR
  • 07/2009: (Acrobatics) Pride Performance, E-Room, Portland OR
  • 04/2009: (Acrobatics) Gutz Out Fundraiser, In Other Words, Portland OR
  • 02/2009: (Puppets) Puppet Love, Tears of Joy, the Winningstad, Portland OR
  • 02/2009: (Acrobatics) The CoG Factory Grand Opening, Portland OR
  • 01/2009: (Puppets) Arabella, the Holocene, Portland OR
  • 01/2009: (Clown) Not All Clowns Are Bozos, Ear to the Ground, Theatre Off Jackson, Seattle WA
  • 12/2008: (Full run) Denial of Self, self produced with $1000 MCCC grant,
  • Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland OR
  • 07/2005: (Featured Reader) Seattle Spit, the Wild Rose, Seattle WA
  • 05/2004: (Guest Performer) Jack Castle, PhD, the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA
  • 06/02/2004: (Featured Reader) Seattle Spit, the Wild Rose, Seattle WA
  • 08/2003: (Guest Feature with Anna Bergman) Seattle Poetry Slam, Seattle WA
  • 04/2003: (Featured Reader) Seattle Spit, the Wild Rose, Seattle WA

Education/Scholarships:

  • 2011: Portland Office of Sustainability Grant for CoG Mobile Craft Mart
  • 2009: RACC Professional Grant to travel to and attend the National Puppetry Festival
  • 2009: National Puppetry Festival (Atlanta, GA)
  • 2008: MCCC grant to produce full run at IFCC
  • 2009-2014: Portland Community Media, Certified Field Producer
  • 2007-10: Do Jump, Partner Acrobatics with Stefan Furst & Aerial
  • 2007: Focus on Book Arts Conference, scholarship
  • 2005: The Evergreen State College:  Book Arts, Illustration, Physics, Women Studies, Photo-polymer printing methods

Exhibits:

  • 1/11/2018 (Group Show) 206 Q
  • 6/10/2017-8/8/2017: Solo Exhibit at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, WA
  • 11/03/2016: (Group Show), Super Cooper 10 at City Hall, Seattle, WA
  • 04/2016: Intersections, Photography, graphic design storyboard, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival
  • 11/2015: Still Here, exhibit on intersectionality of being indigenous & trans (Gay City, Seattle, WA)
  • 02/14/2008-2014: Love in Print, Curator: Shawn Demarest (Bite Studio, Portland, OR)
  • 2006-10:  CoG Mobile Mart, (Collective of Geniuses, Portland, OR)
  • 06/2010: Bike Love, Curator: Leah (Angst Studio, Portland, OR)
  • 06/2009: Group Show on Gender, (100th Monkey Studio, Portland OR)
  • 04/2009: Solos show, (Cup and Saucer, Portland OR)
  • 02/2009: the CoG Factory Opening, Curator (CoG Factory, Portland, OR)
  • 04/01/2006: 108, Group show, Curator: Jay Gordon (108 gallery, Seattle WA)
  • 12/10/2005: KraftHaus, Craft show (Seattle WA)
  • 04/09/2005: Behind the Counter Culture, (Mnemonic, 619 Western, Seattle WA)
  • 07/08/2005: Urban Fashion, Fashion Show Benefit (ArtWorks, Seattle, WA)
  • 11/03/2005: Deadly Fashion, Collaboration with the Foxglove Studio (619 Western, Seattle WA)
  • 01/06/2005: Disillustration: Group exhibition, “Pop art”, curator (321 Clubhouse, Seattle, WA)
  • 12/02/2004; Our Queer Family Portrait, Photography, curator (321 Clubhouse, WA)
  • 09/2002: An Artist’s Response to Wartime Activities: Group show (Bread & Roses, Olympia WA)
  • 05/23/2000: Dissonant Velocity: Group show (Spokane Falls Community College Gallery)

Video Media:

Publications/Writing:

  • 2005-current: Becoming the Patriarch (Blog)
  • 2005- 2015: Self Published Zines: Some Assembly Required, Reclaiming Safer Sex, Inclusive Organizing, Consensus Template, Consensus Guidelines, The Nonviolent Revolution Through Symbology to Subvert Microagressions, Compliation on  Interpersonal VIolence, Trans Intimate Personal Violence Awareness Zine
  • 08/2008: How We Flew, Write Around Portland Anthology (Portland, OR)
  • 08/2005: Bearings volume 1: My Friend Gender (Seattle, OR)
  • 06/2005: Is True, Is Now: an anthology published by the Buffalo Collective (Portland, OR)
  • 12/2004: Women’s Forum: anthology (the Women’s Program at Seattle Central)
  • 04/2003- PENetration: an art book produced for Seattle Spit
  • Installations and Activities:
  • Ongoing- Picture, Interactive installation, Street of Seattle and Portland
  • Ongoing- Pass it on…, Activity, postcard/ Sticker project
  • Ongoing- Confession is for the birds…, Activity
  • 09/2007- Chalk Activity, Interactive installation, Jackson Park, Downtown Portland
  • 04/2006- Toys vs. Commuters, Installation, Seattle Tram Station
  • 09/2000- You are what your food eats: an Installation (Spokane Falls Community College)