Arts CV

 

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Smitty’s Artist Statement: I am a multimedia artist who is infatuated with the old, the new and where they intersect. This has brought me to studying film/video, circus and puppetry. Growing up in the old growth region of central Washington has had a huge impact on the art that I make. Like a prism, I catch rays of light that are bouncing off all the ones around me and illuminating insight into the spaces inside that shine back in return. Then this becomes my art.

Performance:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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)