Biography

 

Sheila Pinkel
(323) 256-1853
spinkel@earthlink.net
SHEILAPINKEL.COM

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Arts Degree, U.C. Berkeley, 1963, Art/Sculpture
Masters of Fine Arts Degree, UCLA, 1977, Art/Photography

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Pomona College, Professor of Art, 1986- present
California Institute of the Arts, Visiting Artist, 1984-86
Otis/Parsons School of Design, Instructor, 1981-82, 1985-86
School of The Chicago Art Institute, Visiting Artist, 1983
University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Visiting Instructor, 1984
California Polytechnic Institute Pomona, Instructor, 1981-82
UCLA Extension, Instructor, 1978-82

Workshops

Visual Studies Workshop, 1993, one week
Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, 1989, one day
University of Washington, Seattle, Visiting Artist, 1989, one week
Long Beach Museum of Art, 1989, one day
Columbia College, Chicago, 1987, three day
Friends of Photography, 1988, 1987, one week each
Idyllwild School of Music and The Arts, 1987, one week
Loyola Marymount University, 1982, Visiting Artist, three weeks

AWARDS and GRANTS

NEH Grant, 2004
Freeman Foundation Grant, China, 2004
Green Meadows Park Commission, City of Los Angeles, 2003
Sherman Oaks Library Commission, 2001
Mellon Grant for an on-line version of the History of Photography, 1998
Hammer Award, Center For The Study of Political Graphics, 1996
Visual Studies Workshop, book publishing grant 1992
Artist of the Year, City of Santa Monica, Board of Education, 1988
Sloan Foundation Grant, 1987, 1988, 1990
NEA, Individual Artist Grant, 1979, 1982
Westwood Art Association Annual Award, 1975
Park La Brea Towers, Los Angeles, mural commission, 1975

EXHIBITIONS:

2008    Java Studios, Brooklyn, NY, “5 Years: Artists’ Reflections on the War,” group ex
            Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, “The Audacity of Desperation”, group exhibition
            American Jewish University, Los Angeles, “Art and Activism”, 3 person ex.
            Pomona College, Claremont, Ca., faculty exhibition

2007    Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, “No Human Being is Illegal,” invit. group ex.
            Central Connecticut State University, “Painting With Fire: Agitprop Murals From
                         Around the World,” invitational gr. ex.
            Providence, Rhode Island, City Hall, “Hmong In Transition,” solo exhibition
            Track 16 Gallery, “Then and Now,” invitational group exhibition
            3rd International Women’s Peace Conference, Dallas, TX. Invitational group ex.
            Orange County Center For The Arts, group exhibitions

2006    Exit Art, New York, NY, “Drop,” invitational group ex
            Watts Towers Art Center, “Prison Nation.” invitational group ex
            Zimmer Children’s Museum, “Keeping Time”, invitational group ex
            Craft and Folk Art Museum, “Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Social Craft in Los
                       Angeles,” invitational group exhibition
            Lanitis Foundation, Island of Cyprus, “In Transition,” featured artist in group ex.

2005    Pendergast California Parole Museum, Diamond Bar, Ca., “100 Years of Parole”
            Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca., “Dust”, invitational group exhibition
            Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. “”Dead Wrong: International Posters
                        Against The Death Penalty,” invitational group exhibition

2004    B.C. Space, “Mean Times Back At Home,” invitational group ex.
            California Polytechnic Pomona, “Nexus,” invitational group ex.
            Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca., “Put Up or Shut Up,” group ex.
            Hanoi University of Art, “Moving Ahead, Moving Forward,” group ex.,
                        also at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2003    Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca., "The Anti-War Show," group ex.
            Pomona College, Claremont, Ca., "Site/Unseen: Incarceration," faculty
                       group exhibition
            California State University, Fresno, Ca., "Hmong In Transition," solo ex.
            BC Space, Laguna Beach, Ca., "Dirty Lies, Ugly Truths," group ex.
            Thai Consulate, Los Angeles, "Thai-American Exchange Exhibition"
            Loyola Marymount College, "Art and Spirituality," group exhibition

2002    Mesa College, San Diego, Ca., "Site/Unseen," solo exhibition
            Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Second Annual Art Biennial-Buenos Aires"
            University of Judaism, Los Angeles, Ca., "The Chai Show," group ex.
            Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ca, two person exhibition with Kim Abeles
            Occidental College, Los Angeles, Ca. Political Art Show, group exhibition
            Concordia College, Irvine, Ca., "Hmong In Transition," solo exhibition
            Cleveland State College, Cleveland, Ohio, group exhibition
            Nuartz Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. "Photography," group exhibition
            Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, Ca., "Show: The Flag," grp ex.
            Silpakorn Uni., Bangkok, Thailand, "Thai-American Exchange Project"
            www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ss/visualising%20ethnography/index.html
            www.visualanthropology.net/avmateriali/2002_1/pinkel.htm

2001    University of North Carolina/Charlotte, "Hmong In Transition," solo ex.
            Hampshire College, "Hmong In Transition," solo show
            Scripps College, Claremont, Ca., "Indochina: The Art of War," group ex.;
                        also, Luckman Fine Art Gallery, California State University LA
            Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca., "Capital Art," group exhibition
            John Wayne Airport, Irvine, Ca., "Darkroom and Digital Art," group ex.
            University of Alberta, Canada, "Revealing Pictures," group exhibition

2000    Silpacorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, two person exhibition
            ArtWired International Exhibition, FotoFest, University of Texas, Houston
            Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, Inaugural Exhibition, "Downtown"
            Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, "Solidarity Forever: Graphics of the                  
                         International Labor Movement"
            California Museum of Photography website exhibition "X-Ray Eyes"
                        www.cmp.ucr.edu/photography/xray/

1999   SIGGRAPH L.A., The Bradbury Building, “Short Stories: Los Angeles,
                       1999," Invitational group exhibition
          El Pueblo De Los Angeles, “Art and Democracy”, invitation group ex.

1998    Calif. Museum of Photography, Riverside, Ca., ‘Indochina Document”
            Cypress College, “Light As Substance”, Cypress, Ca. 
            Open Space Gallery, Allentown, Pa., “Pioneers of Digital Photography"
            Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, “Site/Unseen: Museum Guards”,
                      Faculty Exhibition

1997    CameraWork Gallery, San Francisco, two person invitational ex.
            Robinson's Storefront, Los Angeles, Common Threads exhibition
                        "History of the ILGWU in Los Angeles", group installation
            Digital Image Forum, Internet exhibition site

1996    Long Beach State University, "Women In Action", invitation gr. ex.
            Scripps College, Claremont, "The Cup and The Teapot", invi. gr. ex.
            Pomona College, Claremont, Two Person Exhibition
            Pitzer College, "Contemporary Political Posters," invi. gr. ex.
            Cambodian Cultural Center, Long Beach, "20 Years in America;
                         Cambodian-Americans", invitational group exhibition

1995    Yale University Art Gallery, "Re-Inventing the Emblem: Contemporary
            Artists Recreate a Renaissance Idea", invitation group exhibition
            Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, "Contemporary Photography:
            California Focus", invitation group ex.
            Rio Hondo College, "Broadcast", invitation group ex.

 1994   The Atlanta College of Art Gallery, "Multiple World: An International
            Survey of Artists' Books
            Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, "The Exquisite Corpse," in gr ex.
            The New Gallery, 18th St. Complex, Santa Monica, "Who Are We? Where
                        Do We Come From? Where Are We Going?," invitational group ex.
            Southern Exposure, San Francisco, "Diderot and the Last Luminare",
                        Invitational group exhibition 
            Purdue University, "Reinvented Documentary", invitation group exhibit.

1993    FAMU, Prague, Czechoslovakia, solo exhibition
            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, "Surveying The Political Landscape",
                        invitational group exhibition
            San Francisco Museum of Arts and Crafts, "Art and The Environment",
                        invitational group exhibition
            Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, "Redefining  
                       Dimensions", invitational group exhibition

1992    California Museum of Photography, Riverside, Ca., "Smog: A Matter of
                       Life and Breath", invitation group exhibition
            University of Illinois, Circle Campus, "Disorient", invitational group ex.
            Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, Ca., "World News", invitational
                        group exhibition
            California State University Northridge, Ca., "Five Hundred Years Since
                        Columbus, group exhibition
            Santa Monica Museum of Art, "Breaking the Boundaries", invitational
                        group exhibition

1991    Orange County Center For The Arts, "Earth People: A Teetering
            Relationship", three person invitational exhibition
            Beyond Baroque Gallery, Venice, Ca., "War News", invitational group ex.
            Brea Civic and Cultural Center Gallery, "Picture Plane To Object",
                       invitational group exhibition
            Harbor College, Huntington Beach, Ca., "Cardinal Directions", solo ex.,
                       Thermonuclear Garden #12

1990    Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, "The Environment in Crisis", invi. gr. ex.
            Marshall University, West Virginia, invitational group exhibition
            Webster University, St. Louis, Mo., invitational group exhibition
            SIGGRAPH Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, invitational group exhibition
            Beyond Baroque, Venice, Ca., "Dream Dreams, Scheme Schemes, Soil Soil,
            Waste Waste: A Brief History of the Commercial Nuclear Industry",
                        solo exhibition, Thermonuclear Garden #11
            Los Angeles Bus Art Project, "Buzz Words", curated exhibition

 

1988    University of Barcelona, Biennial Internacional Electrografia y Copy Art,
                        curated group exhibition
            Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, "Digital Photography", travelled to
                       The Center for Research and Contemporary Art, University of Texas,
                       Arlington, Texas; Houston Center For Photography; CEPA, Buffalo, New    
                       York; Germany; Holland
            City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, N.C., "20 From Los Angeles",            
                      invitational group exhibition
            Democratic National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, invitational gr. ex.
            University of Barcelona, Biennial Internacional Electrografia y Copy Art, curated group exhibition
            Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, "Digital Photography", travelled to
            The Center for Research and Contemporary Art, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas;
                     Houston Center For Photography; CEPA, Buffalo, New York; Germany; Holland
            City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, N.C., "20 From Los Angeles", invitational group exhibition
                    Democratic National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, invitational gr. ex.

 

1987    Fresno Art Center, Ca., "Through The Lens: Forty Years of Photography",
                        invitational group exhibition
            Orange Coast College, Ca., solo exhibition
            Columbia College, Chicago, "Photographic Explorations', invitational
                       group exhibition
            Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Il., solo exhibition
            Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, faculty exhibition
            Bad Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, "The Reagan Years", invitational group ex.
            Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Ca., invitational gr. ex.

1986    Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Md., "Artists and Social
                       Comment", invitational group exhibition
            University of Illinois, Circle Campus, "Critical Comment" invi. gr. ex.
            California State University, Los Angeles, "Art Against Apartheid",
                       invitational group ex.
            Allied Arts Council Gallery, Las Vegas, "Out of L.A.", invi. gr. ex.
            Allied Arts Council Gallery, Las Vegas, "Thermonuclear Garden #10,
                       solo exhibition

1985    Arizona State University, Northlight Gallery, "Nuclear Vision",
                       Thermonuclear Garden #9, solo exhibition
            Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y., solo exhibition,
                       Thermonuclear Garden #8
            University of Syracuse, LightWork Gallery, "Nuclear Vision", solo
                       exhibition, Thermonuclear Garden #7
            California State University, Los Angeles, "War Bucks", invita. Grp. Ex.     
            Frederick S. Wight Gallery, UCLA, "Two Decades in Photography",
                       group exhibition from collection
            Fashion Institute of Technololgy, N.Y., N.Y., solo exhibition
            Angel's Gate Gallery, San Pedro, Ca., "Light Games", invi. gr. ex.
            San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, "Light From Illumination to Pure
                      Radiance", group exhibition from collection
            Women's Building, Los Angeles, "Breaking The Silence", invita.grp.ex.     
             Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, "Photograms", curated gr. Ex.
            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Il, "Critical Messages", invita. group ex.

1984    Los Angeles Center For Photographic Studies, "Contemporary Constructs"
            IBM Gallery of Science and Art, NY, NY, "Lensless Photography", gr. Ex.
            University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, "Siteworks Southwest", gr. ex.;
                         also at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.
            Nagase Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, solo exhibition
            Long Beach Museum of Art, "Shared Realities", cable T.V. exhibition
            Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, Oregon, "Art and Science",
                          invitational group exhibition
            Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Olympics Exhibition,
                          invitational group exhibition
            B.C. Space, Laguna Beach, invitational group exhibition
            University of Denver, Colorado, "American Photography Today",
                         invitational group exhibition

1983    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, two person exhibition
            Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., "Lensless Photography", invi. gr. ex.
            Montgomery Gallery, Claremont, Ca., "Contemporary Collage", group ex. 
            Lang Art Gallery, Claremont Colleges, "Thermonuclear Garden #6", solo
            University of So. California Atalier, "Thermonuclear Garden #5", gr ex.
            Peace Museum of Chicago, Illinois, "Artists on Peace", :Thermonuclear
                        Garden #4", invitational group exhibition
            Roanoke College, "Women and Computer Graphics", invi. gr. ex.
            Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, Al., "Expansions: New
                        Applications and Approaches to the Printed Image", gr. ex.
            Mt. Vernon College, "Sequential Photography", invi. gr. ex.
            SIGGRAPH Annual Juried Exhibition of Computer Art, Detroit, Mi.

1982    Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass., two person exhibition
            Federal Building, Los Angeles, "Thermonuclear Garden #3", group ex.
            Eighth Street Gallery, Los Angeles, "Info/Tography", "Thermonuclear
                         Garden #2", invitational group exhibition
            B.C. Space, Laguna Beach, "Thermonuclear Garden #1", solo exhibition
            G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, three person exhibition
            Frederick S. Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, "Inquiry", invi. group exhibition

1981    Wentz Galery, Portland Art Museum, solo exhibition
            Portland, Oregon, "Sun As Source", solar art event
            Riverside Art Center, Riverside, Ca., two person exhibition
            Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., "Photofusions", juried exhibition
            Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y., invitational group ex.
            San Diego State University, "Women and Technology", invi. gr.ex.
            Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, "Paper As Image", in.gr.ex.

1980    George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., "Electroworks", invi. gr. ex. .
            UCLA, photography gallery, solo exhibition
            LAICA, Los Angeles, "Dada Festival", store front exhibition
            Frederick S. Wight Gallery, UCLA, 'The Image and the Means", invi.gr. ex.

1979    California State Universtiy, Fullerton, "Goethe Garden", solo exhibition
            Iowa State Universtiy, "Beds, Sweet Dreams and Other Things", invi.gr.ex.
            Security Pacific Bank, L.A., "Photographic Directions, 1979, invi. gr. ex.
            Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Attitudes - Photography in the 1970's",
                           invitational group exhibition

1978    Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, "The Object Observed",
                         invitational group exhibition
            El Camino College, Los Angeles, group exhibition
            Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, travelling exhibition
            Women's Building, Los Angeles, juried exhibition, poster art

1977    University of Rhode Island, Providence, R.I., solo exhibition
            Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, solo exhibition
            B.C. Space, Laguna Beach, solo ex.

PUBLICATIONS

BOOK INCLUSIONS
EXPLORING COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY, Robert Hirsch, McGraw-Hill, ‘04
MASQUERADE, Women's Contemporary Portrait Photography, "Courage
In The Face of History,"  Sandi Matthews, Fotogallery, 2003
PHOTOGRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES, Robert Hirsch, John Valentino, 2001
NAKED TO THE BONE, Betty Ann Kevlis, 1997
OTHER VOICES, OTHER VISIONS, Paul Von Blum, 1995
PHOTOGRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES, Robert Hirsh, Focal Press, 1991
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART, 1986-present
YESTERDAY AND TOMARROW: CALIFORNIA WOMEN ARTISTS,
Sylvia Moore, Mid March Arts Press, 1989
OBJECT & IMAGE, George M. Craven, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1989
THE PRINT, Time-Life Photography Book Series, 1981
THE NEW PHOTOGRAPHY, Reeve and Sward, Spectrum Books, 1980
TIME-LIFE ANNUAL, 1980
DARKROOM ART, Jerry Burchfield, American Photographer, 1981
INNOVATIVE PRINTMAKING, Thelma Newman, Crown Books, 1978

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE INCLUSIONS
“Then and Now: Southern California Women Artists,” 2007
“PACIII,” Thai-American-Vietnamese Art Exchange, 2004-2006
“PACII,” Thai-American Art Exchange, 2002
"Digital and Darkroom", Clayton Spada, Wayne Airport Catalogue, 2001
"Lightworks", Jerry Burchfield, Cypress College, exhibit catalogue, 1999
"Earth/People: A Teetering Relationship", Orange County Center For the Arts, 1991
"Digital Photography", Cameraworks Gallery, San Francisco, 1988
"20 Artists/Los Angeles", The City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1988
"Celebrating Two Decades in Photography", Grunwald Cntr, UCLA 1985
"Photofusions", Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1981
"Electroworks", George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., 1978
"Photographic Directions", Security Pacific Bank, L.A., 1979
"Attitudes" Photography in the 1970s", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1979

ARTICLES AND BOOKS AUTHORED
POINTS OF CONTACT, "Hmong In Transition," Bucknell Review
"Leonardo," "Earth Music," Phra Hans Kaempfer and Sheila Pinkel,
MIT Press, Winter 2004
"WOMEN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY," "Women, Body, Earth," MIT
Press, 2003
"Thermonuclear Gardens," "Leonardo," Vol.34,  No. 4, 2001, peer reviewed
"Leonardo," Guest Editor, "Art and Social Issues," Vol. 5, 1993
KOU CHANG'S STORY, Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1993
"Pomona College Today," Spring, 1992, "Documenting a War's Aftermath"
"Journal," Southern California Women's Caucus for Art, Spring 1992,
"Refugee Camps in Thailand"
"Frame/Work," "Missing: El Salvador," Spring, 1991
"Heresies," "Toward a Synthetic Art Education," Summer, 1990
"IEEE Journal: Symposium Proceedings," "Art On The Edge: The Relationship Between," Spring, 1990
"Frame/Work," "Toward A Synthetic Art Education," Vol. 1, No. 3, 1987 "High Performance," "The Necessity For Synthetic Art Education," 1987 "Leonardo," "The Necessity For Synthetic Art Education," Fall, 1986
"Obscura," "Art and Science," LACPS Journal, Spring, 1982
"Leonardo," "Manifestations of a Cube," Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer, 1982,
"Obscura," "Toyo Miyatake: Two Views," LACPS Journal, November, 1980
"Obscura," "Images of Violence in Media and Fine Arts," LACPS  Journal, February, 1980
"LACPS Journal," "Press Photography," November, 1979
"LAICA Journal," open letter, September/October, 1979
"Centerfold," Canada, March 1979

SELECTED JOURNAL AND NEWSPAPER REVIEWS/INCLUSIONS
“Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,” September, 2006, cover
“Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2005, “Artwork ousted after protest”,E5
“Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2005, E54, Weekend Feedback
“Leonardo,” Summer 2005, Editorial
“Kunst Und Politik”, “Kunst und Arbeit – Art and Labor,” Summer 2005, Pohl,  Frances K., “Work in the Art of Sheila Pinkel: An Interview”
“L.A. Times,” July 28th, 2005, E5, “Artwork ousted after protest.”
“Journal of American Studies of Turkey,” “Southern California Artists Challenge America,” Paul Von Blum, Number 20, Fall 2004, Special EAAS Issue 3
"Fresno Bee," March, 2003
"Artweek," June 2001, p. 17
"L.A.Times," April 16, 2001
“Leonardo,” cover, Art and Biology issue, 1999
“Pomona Today,” back cover, winter. 1998
“Claremont Currier,” April, 1998
"L.A. Times," July 1996
"ArtWeek," June 1996
"Z" Magazine, February, 1991, "Women Political Artists in Los Angeles," Paul Von Blum
"Ten-8," Autumn, 1991,"Digital Dialogues: Photography In The Age of
Cyberspace
"Leonardo," vol. 24, #5, 1991, cover image
"Perspektief, quarterly photo magazine, The Netherlands, #37, 1/1990        
"ACTS," #10, 1989
"Artweek," March 11, 1989, "Dismantling Cultural Constructs", J. Spiegel 
"SPOT," Houston Center For Photography, Winter, 1988, cover image
"re:view," Newsletter of Friends of Photography, April, 1987
"LightWorks Gallery Publications," #51, Syracuse University, 1986
"Synergy International," Fall, 1986, cover image and article
"Arts Alive," Allied Arts Council, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 1986
"Artspace," Southwestern Contemporary Arts Quarterly, "Siteworks Southwest", Fall, 1984
"Artweek," "Five More Thinking Photographers", April 14, 1984
"Artweek," "Nuke Photography", February 12, 1983
"L.A. Reader," "Antinuc Artists Kicked Out by Feds," Nov. 5, 1982
"Coast Magazine," "Beyond The Blue Emulsion," April, 1976

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

History of Photography Data Base, funded by a Mellon Grant, placed on-line at the Claremont Colleges and in the foyer of the California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California, Fall 1999

EXHIBITIONS ORGANIZED

            “Art and Labor,” co-curator, Los Angeles Center For Photographic
                         Studies, 1997
            "Vantage Points," guest curator, Women's Caucus For The Arts Annual
             Exhibition, California Polytechnic Institute Pomona, Fall, 1992
             "Missing: El Salvador," exhibition and lecture project organizer, Los
                        Angeles Center For Photographic Studies, 1991
            "Outspeak," exhibition organizer and project coordinator, Los Angeles
             Center For Photographic Studies, 1985
            "L.A. Portrait: Eleven Views," coordinator, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles
                        1982
            "Multicultural Focus," project organizer, Los Angeles Bicentennial
             Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, 1981

 LECTURES GIVEN

SIGGRAPH National Conference, San Diego, Ca. “Art and Sustainability,” 2007
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, 2007
“Garment Industry: First World/Third World/Same World”
Lanitis Foundation, Island of Cyprus, Artist Talk, 2006
Binacom Research and Media Symposium, UC Riverside, Artist Talk, 2006
City of Glendale, Arts Commission Talk, 2006
Olvera Street artist panel, “The Garment Industry,”  2006
Claremont Graduate University, Artist Talk, 2005
Women’s Caucus For The Arts, Artist Talk, 2005
California State University San Marcos, “Art/Science Intersections,” 2005
University of Illinois, Artist Talk, 2004
Vassar College, Artist Talk, 2004
College Art Association, Artist Talk, 2004
University of Texas Austin, Global Fusion Conference, "Hmong In
Transition," 2003
Fresno Museum of Art, artist talk, 2003
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, artist talk, 2002
California State University Northridge, Artist Talk, 2002
Getty Center, Los Angeles, " Jean Baptiste Greuze: His Life and Art," artist
point of view lecture, 2002
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Artist Talk, 2002
Art Center Schools of Design, panelist, "Recollections:9/11," July 2002
Mesa College, San Diego, California, Artist Talk, 2002
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Artist Talk, 2002
Concordia College, Irvine, California, Artist Talk, 2002
Society for Photographic Education Northeast Regional Conference, Syracuse, NY, artist talk, 2001
Hampshire College, artist talk, 2001
University of North Carolina/Charlotte, artist talk, 2001
Rochester Institute of Technology, Visual Literacy Conference, "The
Politics of Representations of Japanese Internment Camps," 2001
Lycoming College, Pennsylvania, East/West Conference, "Hmong in Transition," 2001
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Art and Politics Conference,"
"Democratization Of Art," 2001
CAA National Meeting, Chicago, Il., "Hidden Labor: Uncovering L.A.'s
Garment Industry", 2001
Idylwild School Of The Arts, Artist Talk, 2001
Visual Anthropology Conference, San Francisco, Ca., "Oral History
and Art Making," 2000,
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, artist talk, 2000,
Oral History Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000, “Oral History and Art
Making”
University of North Carolina, artist talk, fall, 1999
Los Angeles Public Library, artist talk, spring, 1999
CAA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, 1999, “Art and Labor” panel
coordinator
California Museum of Photography, Riverside, artist talk, spring 1998
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., artist talk, fall, 1998
Cypress College, artist talk, fall, 1998
Los Angeles Center For Photographic Studies, “Art and Labor
Symposium” panel moderator, 1996
San Francisco Cameraworks Gallery, artist talk, 1997
California Institute of the Arts, artist talk, 1997
Art Center School of Design, artist talk, 1997
Southern California Institute of Architecture, panel, 1997
College Art Association Annual Meeting, Boston, 1996, "Inventing New Traditions: Art, Technology and Women", panel respondent
LA Public Library, 1996, "Shades of L.A. Symposium", respondent
Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, artist talk,1995
Interconnections Symposium , Claremont, 1993, "Weston in Context”
FAMU, Prague, Czechoslovakia, artist talk, 1993
National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, School
of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y., "Photography and Community In
A Liberal Arts Context",1992
Art Center School of Design, Pasadena, artist talk, 1992                 
Harbor College, San Pedro, Ca., 1991, artist talk, 1991

International Symposium of Electrical Engineers, California State
University at Los Angeles, 1990, keynote speaker, "Art On The
Edge: The Relationship Between"    
"Photography Symposium", Marshall University, West Virginia, artist talk, 1990
Scripps Humanities Institute, "Diane Arbus", rebuttal, 1988
"Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Ca.,  "Crossing Boundaries" symposium, March, "Toward A Synthetic Art Education",1987
Midnight Special Bookstore, symposium on censorship, Santa Monica, '86
Los Angeles Center For Photographic Studies lecture series coordinator,
`1978-1983; organized lecture series on photography for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, two years in a row, 1981, 1982 which was funded by a grant from the NEA
Society For Photographic Studies National and Regional Conferences, panels and individual lectures:
1996: Artist Lecture, "Remember Cambodia"
1991: "Multicultural Focus", national conference, Santa Fe, N.M.
1990: "Dream Dreams, Scheme Schemes, Soil Soil, Waste Waste: A  Brief History Of The Commercial Nuclear Industry", national conference, New Orleans, La.
1989: "Computer Graphics and Art", national conference
1988: Artist Statement, regional conference, Prescott, Az.
1987: "Educational Strategies", regional conference, Morro Bay, Ca.
1985: "Toward A Synthetic Photograph Art Education", regional conference, Los Angeles
1982: Artist Statement, national conference, Philadelphia, Pa.
1981: "Women and Technology", national conference, Ca.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Musee national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, Seattle Museum of Contemporary Art, Shirley Burden Collection, Eli Brode Collection, California Museum of Photography, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Grunwald Center For Graphic Arts UCLA, Center For The Study of Political Graphics, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, International Center for Photography, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, University of New Mexico

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