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Hey, welcome!

I’m Matto, an animator, carpenter, coder, cryptoartist, filmmaker, gardener, photographer, poet, professor, writer, and zen-ish monk.

They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life… What if you just love to create, like me, and work really hard at it? I think that’s pretty good, too.

This site is not meant to be exhaustive, just an overview of some of my larger projects and some links. Thanks for stopping by! -Matto

Hey, welcome!

I’m Matto, an animator, carpenter, coder, cryptoartist, filmmaker, gardener, photographer, poet, professor, writer, and zen-ish monk.

They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life… What if you just love to create, like me, and work really hard at it? I think that’s pretty good, too.

This site is not meant to be exhaustive, just an overview of some of my larger projects and some links. Thanks for stopping by! -Matto

Non-Fiction / Blog

I write about crypto, fiction, polyamory, relationships, and life.

The links above are to the blog on this site, its mirror on Medium, and my Substack subscription list (everything open and free).

Ensō and the start of a monumental project

I launched a Zen-inspired generative cryptoart project called Ensō last month (ensō is a Zen symbol), and I need to spread the word about the project! The generative script lives on Ethereum and is 'powered by a smart contract.' Whenever someone purchases one from the...

Example of my Artist Ethos: Always Increase Value

Quick background: As 'Azurine,' I make art that's hard to classify, but I say that it varies from erotic to contemplative, absurd to scientific, spiritual to unsettling. I've been making this kind of art for decades, but it wasn't until discovering NFTs in Oct. 2020...

Fan-Fricken-Tastic Engagement

The story of Fan-Frickin-Tastic I started this story in the spring of 2020, when I and my family were under lockdowns. I wrote a few chapters, then I set it aside. It wasn't until I got into cryptoart and NFTs did it occur to me to publish the stories as an...

I’m Not Fast

I'm a much faster thinker than doer. Lots of times, I feel like I can't keep up with my thoughts. I forget the metaphor Buddhists use for a wild mind, but it's something involving a large and dangerous mammal. They might refer to it as a raging, wild elephant or...

Non-Fiction / Blog

I write about crypto, fiction, polyamory, relationships, and life.

The links above are to the blog on this site, its mirror on Medium, and my Substack subscription list (everything open and free).

Ensō and the start of a monumental project

I launched a Zen-inspired generative cryptoart project called Ensō last month (ensō is a Zen symbol), and I need to spread the word about the project! The generative script lives on Ethereum and is 'powered by a smart contract.' Whenever someone purchases one from the...

Example of my Artist Ethos: Always Increase Value

Quick background: As 'Azurine,' I make art that's hard to classify, but I say that it varies from erotic to contemplative, absurd to scientific, spiritual to unsettling. I've been making this kind of art for decades, but it wasn't until discovering NFTs in Oct. 2020...

Fan-Fricken-Tastic Engagement

The story of Fan-Frickin-Tastic I started this story in the spring of 2020, when I and my family were under lockdowns. I wrote a few chapters, then I set it aside. It wasn't until I got into cryptoart and NFTs did it occur to me to publish the stories as an...

I’m Not Fast

I'm a much faster thinker than doer. Lots of times, I feel like I can't keep up with my thoughts. I forget the metaphor Buddhists use for a wild mind, but it's something involving a large and dangerous mammal. They might refer to it as a raging, wild elephant or...

Zen-Inspired Generative Art

I launched my first “Zenerative” project, Ensō, in March 2021.

This JavaScript project will create 1,000 individual and unique (1/1) NFTs, hosted immutably on Ethereum. (Click on a cropped image below to view the art in a lightbox.)

Zen-Inspired Generative Art

I launched my first “Zenerative” project, Ensō, in March 2021.

This JavaScript project will create 1,000 individual and unique (1/1) NFTs, hosted immutably on Ethereum. (Click on a cropped image below to view the art in a lightbox.)

Speculative Fiction Author

I’ve published 6 novels, 1 novella, and a few short stories (715,000 words total).

I have two ongoing novel series: Infinite Vampire (paranormal action & adventure), and Trashy Romance (scorching contemporary romance). I also have two ongoing serial stories: Spectral Knights and Fan-Frickin-Tastic (both are apocalyptic fantasy).

Speculative Fiction Author

I’ve published 6 novels, 1 novella, and a few short stories (715,000 words total).

I have two ongoing novel series: Infinite Vampire (paranormal action & adventure), and Trashy Romance (scorching contemporary romance). I also have two ongoing serial stories: Spectral Knights and Fan-Frickin-Tastic (both are apocalyptic fantasy).

“Fine” Art

Part Araki, part Edgerton, part Newton, part Merritt, and part Giger, I make art that varies from erotic to contemplative, absurd to scientific, spiritual to unsettling.

I started to work in a darkroom when I was 12, and photography became my favorite creative medium. In college, when I was studying physics, digital imaging technology worked its way into the university’s imaging arts classes, and I quickly changed my major. That was back in ’99, and I’ve been experimenting with alternative image-making ever since.

Experimental Film

My short films have been screened internationally at film festivals and have won a handful of awards.

I make media that’s sometimes called experimental, radical, or avant-garde. You can find more info about my films on IMDb.

“Fine” Art

Part Araki, part Edgerton, part Newton, part Merritt, and part Giger, I make art that varies from erotic to contemplative, absurd to scientific, spiritual to unsettling.

I started to work in a darkroom when I was 12, and photography became my favorite creative medium. In college, when I was studying physics, digital imaging technology worked its way into the university’s imaging arts classes, and I quickly changed my major. That was back in ’99, and I’ve been experimenting with alternative image-making ever since.

Experimental Film

My short films have been screened internationally at film festivals and have won a handful of awards.

I make media that’s sometimes called experimental, radical, or avant-garde. You can find more info about my films on IMDb.

Spiritual Poetry

Since 2010, I’ve been writing and publishing free-form spiritual poetry at FreestyleHaiku.com.

Sometimes I write a bunch a month–sometimes I don’t write for a bunch of months. Every so often, I feel like a chapter of my life has closed, and a new one opened. This is also reflected in my poetry.

Individual poems published

Chapters of thematically linked work

Spiritual Poetry

Since 2010, I’ve been writing and publishing free-form spiritual poetry at FreestyleHaiku.com.

Sometimes I write a bunch a month–sometimes I don’t write for a bunch of months. Every so often, I feel like a chapter of my life has closed, and a new one opened. This is also reflected in my poetry.

Individual poems published

Chapters of thematically linked work

Education & Short CV

Master of Fine Arts (2008)

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, School of Film and Animation, Live Action Filmmaking Program

Bachelor of Science with High Honors (2003)

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Applied Science and Technology, Applied Arts and Sciences, Multidisciplinary Studies Program, Communications Minor

Teaching Experience

Professor (Full Time) (2011-2015) The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington, VA)
• Faculty in the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Department
• Redesigned courses to improve student competencies and course objectives
• Representative on the AiW Technology Development Committee

Professor (Adjunct) (2009-2011) The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington, VA)
• Taught Introduction to Film Theory and Digital Cinematography on Location (ENG Field Recording) in the Digital Filmmaking and Video Production Department

Producer (2008-2011) The Great Courses (Chantilly, VA)
• Team leader in a live-to-tape HD, deadline driven educational media production house
• Directed staff and crew (animators, editors, studio crew, technical personnel)
• Managed production budgets and schedules
• Creatively designed the overall look and feel of the video productions

Instructor (2006-2007) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
• Taught classes in the School of Film and Animation and in the School of Design
• Taught Kung Fu classes in the Center for Human Performance

Lab Instructor (2006-2007) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
• Node Based Compositing
• Video Tools and Technology
• Digital Video Multimedia

Martial Arts Instructor (2003-2006) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
• Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu Systems
• Shaolin Kung Fu for Self Defense

Substitute Teacher (2003-2005) Rush-Henrietta and Wayland-Cohocton School Systems (Upstate, NY)
• Science (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry)
• Special Education
• English

Catch-Up Tutor (1995-1996) Livonia Public School System (Livingston County, NY)
• Tutored kindergarten and first-grade students
• Helped students catch up to their classmates

Curriculum Development

WordPress Web Development for Small Businesses (2014)

This course taught the basics of web technology and guided students in developing their own custom website using WordPress CMS. It was designed for continued education programs.

 

HDSLR Cinematography (2012)

This course introduces students to shooting video with digital SLR cameras. These cameras offer huge benefits to independent filmmakers, but also pose great hurdles the artists must overcome. The course includes both a technical survey of dSLR technology and a variety of field shooting assignments.

 

Digital Cinematography on Location (2010)

In this course, students are immersed in the process of professional field production. Students develop organizatial skills in writing scripts, storyboards, and shot lists for shooting on location; as well as build technical skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, directing, and producing.

 

Introduction to Modern Film Theory (2009)

This course equips students with the terminology and techniques for film analysis. Students then review a variety of films across different periods and
genres, studying the inherent symbolic nature of film, as well as the social, political, and artistic concepts that can be found in thorough film analysis.

 

History and Aestehtics of Experimental Film (2006)

This course develops a student’s understanding and appreciation of historic avant garde cinema and its impact on mainstream film. The Comprehensive historical perspective begins study with the first avant garde films to come out of Europe in the 1920s and continues through various movements of the 20th century. The course concludes with a study of multimedia experimental cinema and an introduction to the artists changing the face of filmmaking today.

 

Traditional Martial Arts in Modern Situations (2006)

By emphasizing modern, real-world situations, this course instructs students in self-defense while building confidence and street-intelligence. Traditional
techniques practiced in class are drawn from Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Aikido, and Fencing.

Book Publishing History

Coming Soon:

  • Trashy Romance: Pick-A-Part Your Heart (Trashy Romance #3), Contemporary Romance, LGBT Romance, 135k words, (2021)

Published:

  • Fan-Frickin-Tastic #1 (Fan-Frickin-Tastic #1), Fantasy, Apocalyptic, 5.5k words, 2020)
  • Spectral Knights: #1 The Green (Spectral Knights #1), Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Superhero, 4.7k words, 2020)
  • Trashy Romance: Back-Alley Treasure Trove (Trashy Romance #2), Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, 116k words, 2020)
  • Trashy Romance: Curbside Pickup (Trashy Romance #1), Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, 86k words, 2020
  • ANTIVENOM (Infinite Vampire #4), Action & Adventure, Military, 145k words, 2017
  • MAELSTROM (Infinite Vampire #3) Action & Adventure, Apacalyptic, 90k words, 2017
  • Life Blood 4 (Infinite Vampire World Easter Egg), Fantasy, Young Adult, 2k words, 2017
  • QUEEN’S GAMBIT (Infinite Vampire #2), Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, 135k words, 2017
  • BLOOD 4 LIFE (Infinite Vampire #1), Action & Adventure, Urban Fantasy, 88k words, 2017
  • SOPHIA’S JOURNAL (Infinite Vampire #0), Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, 8k words, 2017
  • Freestyle Haiku Collection 2, Spiritual Poetry, 2015
  • Freestyle Haiku Collection 2, Spiritual Poetry, 2015
Readership Stats (under construction)

Amazon:

  • Book Downloads: 7,500+
  • K.U. Pagereads: 100,000+

 

Art Grants and Shows

Art Grants

• Crystal City Business Improvement District Grant, sculpture “Spaceship Earth
in the Universe” (2010)
• Experimental Television Center residency (2007)
• Callahan Rennals Production Grant, “Awen” (2007)
• Genesee Valley Council of the Arts Grant for workshops (2007)
• Image/Movement/Sound Creative Arts Grants (7 total, 2002 – 2007)

 

Solo Shows

• “Day Trips around the Finger Lakes,” Leidenfrost Vineyards, Watkin’s Glen, NY (2009)
• “Compositions in Energy,” Institute for Forest Biotechnology, Raleigh, NC (2007)

 

Group Shows

• Artomatic, Arlington, VA (2012)
• Art Takes Flight, Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA (2011)
• Bucky-Art Sculpture Exhibit, Arena Stage, Arlington, VA (2010)
• “Fine Art Nude Photography Exhibit, Carriage House Studio, Washington, DC (2010)
• Fotoweek 2010 Exhibit, Carriage House Studio, Washington, DC (2010)”
• Faculty Showcase, Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA (2009)
• Heads and Tails, DC MOCA Gallery, Washington, DC (2008)

Film Exhibition History

• Voicing Cage, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (2012)
• Tricycle and BuddhafestDC Short Film Competition, Arlington, VA (2012)
• Faculty Showcase, The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA (2011)
• Emerging Filmmakers Series, The Little Theatre, Rochester NY (2009)
• The Int’l Fest of Cinema and Technology, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
• The Tank Gallery, New York City, NY (2008)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2008)
• 50th Rochester International Film Festival, Rochester, NY (2008)
• 10 or Less Film Festival, Portland, OR (2008)
• Montezuma International Film Festival, Montezuma, Costa Rica (2008)
• DigiFestival.net Film Festival, Florence, Italy (2008)
• Not Still Art Festival 2007, Micro Museum, New York City, NY (2007)
• New England Film and Video Festival, Brookline, MA (2007)
• DigiFestival.net Film Festival, Florence, Italy (2007)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2007)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2007)
• Durango Independent Film Festival, Durango, CO (2007)
• Cape May New Jersey Film Festival, Cape May, NJ (2007)
• Visual Music Marathon, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Boston, MA (2007)
• Best of IMS Festival Retrospective, Rochester, NY (2007)
• I Promise 2 Be You Streaming Show, Hollywood, CA (2007)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2006)
• TromaDance, Salt Lake City, UT (2006)
• Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, New York City, NY (2006)
• Twin Rivers Media Festival, Asheville, NC (2006)
• Moondance International Film Festival, Venice, CA (2006)
• Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (2006)
• Monday Films #3, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Media Design School, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand (2005)
• University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts, School of Film and Television, Melbourne, Australia (2005)
• La Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia (2005)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2005)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival,Rochester, NY (2005)
• Particles and Pixels Symposium, The Moving Image Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• (Im)permanence: Cultures In/Out of Time, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2005)
• University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts, School of Film and Television, Melbourne, Australia (2005)
• Media Design School, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand (2005)
• ignifuge, Brunswick, Australia (2005)
• Unitec Institute of Technology, Snowwhite Gallery Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2005)
• The Tank Gallery, New York City, NY (2005)
• John Hopkins Film Festival, Baltimore, MD (2004)
• Toronto Online Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (2004)
• Cincinnati International Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH (2004)
• 2004 New Hampshire Film Expo, Manchester, NH (2004)
• INVIDEO Festival, Milan, Italy and Stuttgart, Germany (2004)
• Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, New York City, NY (2004)
• Marylhurst University, Randall Hall Recital, Portland, OR (2004)
• The Tank Gallery, New York City, NY (2004)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2004)
• Santa Fe International Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM (2003)
• X|Fest Animation Festival, New York City, NY (2003)
• BigMiniDv Festival, New York City, NY (2003)
• Memphis International Film Festival, Memphis, TN (2003)
• Rochester International Film Festival, Rochester, NY (2003)
• Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, New York City, NY (2003)
• Cincinnati International Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH (2002)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2002)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2002)
• Studio 22’s Flicker Festival, Northwestern Univresity, IL (2001)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2001)

Film Awards

Directoral Awards (I was the Director & Producer)

• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “Awen” (2007)
• Moondance International Film Festival, Sandcastle Award, “Shadows” (2006)
• Twin Rivers Media Festival, 3rd Place Experimental, “Dissolution” (2006)
• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “Dissolution” (2005)
• Toronto Online Film Festival, Featured Spotlight, “Reflecting Pool” (2004)
• BigMiniDv Festival, Special Recognition Award, “Reverberations” (2003)
• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “Reverberations” (2002)
• School of Film and Animation Faculty Choice Award, “BLUE” (2001)
• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “BLUE” (2001)

 

Edited Film Awards (I was the Editor)

• Excellence in Experimental Techniques Award, ASIFA-East Animation Festival (New York City, NY)
• Trophy Award, 49th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• Gold Medal for Excellence—Director’s Choice, Park City Film Music Festival (Park City, UT)
• Best New Art Award, Georgetown Independent Film Festival (Georgetown, MD)
• Best Experimental Short, MicroCineFest (Baltimore, MD)
• Honorable Mention, 48th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• Gold Medal for Excellence ­ Director’s Choice for Best Impact of Music, in a Short Film, Park City Film Music Festival (Park City, UT)
• Honorable Mention, 47th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• Best of the Fest Traveling Show Selection, 46th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• 1st Place Experimental and Charles Schwartz Award for Exemplary Use of Sound and/or Music, Film Fest New Haven (New Haven, CT)

Education & Short CV

Master of Fine Arts (2008)

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, School of Film and Animation, Live Action Filmmaking Program

Bachelor of Science with High Honors (2003)

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Applied Science and Technology,
Applied Arts and Sciences, Multidisciplinary Studies Program, Communications Minor

Teaching Experience

Professor (Full Time) (2011-2015) The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington, VA)
• Faculty in the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Department
• Redesigned courses to improve student competencies and course objectives
• Representative on the AiW Technology Development Committee

Professor (Adjunct) (2009-2011) The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington, VA)
• Taught Introduction to Film Theory and Digital Cinematography on Location (ENG Field Recording) in the Digital Filmmaking and Video Production Department

Producer (2008-2011) The Great Courses (Chantilly, VA)
• Team leader in a live-to-tape HD, deadline driven educational media production house
• Directed staff and crew (animators, editors, studio crew, technical personnel)
• Managed production budgets and schedules
• Creatively designed the overall look and feel of the video productions

Instructor (2006-2007) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
• Taught classes in the School of Film and Animation and in the School of Design
• Taught Kung Fu classes in the Center for Human Performance

Lab Instructor (2006-2007) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
• Node Based Compositing
• Video Tools and Technology
• Digital Video Multimedia

Martial Arts Instructor (2003-2006) Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
• Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu Systems
• Shaolin Kung Fu for Self Defense

Substitute Teacher (2003-2005) Rush-Henrietta and Wayland-Cohocton School Systems (Upstate, NY)
• Science (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry)
• Special Education
• English

Catch-Up Tutor (1995-1996) Livonia Public School System (Livingston County, NY)
• Tutored kindergarten and first-grade students
• Helped students catch up to their classmates

Curriculum Development

WordPress Web Development for Small Businesses (2014)

This course taught the basics of web technology and guided students in developing their own custom website using WordPress CMS. It was designed for continued education programs.

 

HDSLR Cinematography (2012)

This course introduces students to shooting video with digital SLR cameras. These cameras offer huge benefits to independent filmmakers, but also pose great hurdles the artists must overcome. The course includes both a technical survey of dSLR technology and a variety of field shooting assignments.

 

Digital Cinematography on Location (2010)

In this course, students are immersed in the process of professional field production. Students develop organizatial skills in writing scripts, storyboards, and shot lists for shooting on location; as well as build technical skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, directing, and producing.

 

Introduction to Modern Film Theory (2009)

This course equips students with the terminology and techniques for film analysis. Students then review a variety of films across different periods and
genres, studying the inherent symbolic nature of film, as well as the social, political, and artistic concepts that can be found in thorough film analysis.

 

History and Aestehtics of Experimental Film (2006)

This course develops a student’s understanding and appreciation of historic avant garde cinema and its impact on mainstream film. The Comprehensive historical perspective begins study with the first avant garde films to come out of Europe in the 1920s and continues through various movements of the 20th century. The course concludes with a study of multimedia experimental cinema and an introduction to the artists changing the face of filmmaking today.

 

Traditional Martial Arts in Modern Situations (2006)

By emphasizing modern, real-world situations, this course instructs students in self-defense while building confidence and street-intelligence. Traditional
techniques practiced in class are drawn from Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Aikido, and Fencing.

Book Publishing History

Coming Soon:

  • Trashy Romance: Pick-A-Part Your Heart (Trashy Romance #3), Contemporary Romance, LGBT Romance, 135k words, (2021)

Published:

  • Fan-Frickin-Tastic #1 (Fan-Frickin-Tastic #1), Fantasy, Apocalyptic, 5.5k words, 2020)
  • Spectral Knights: #1 The Green (Spectral Knights #1), Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Superhero, 4.7k words, 2020)
  • Trashy Romance: Back-Alley Treasure Trove (Trashy Romance #2), Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, 116k words, 2020)
  • Trashy Romance: Curbside Pickup (Trashy Romance #1), Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, 86k words, 2020
  • ANTIVENOM (Infinite Vampire #4), Action & Adventure, Military, 145k words, 2017
  • MAELSTROM (Infinite Vampire #3) Action & Adventure, Apacalyptic, 90k words, 2017
  • Life Blood 4 (Infinite Vampire World Easter Egg), Fantasy, Young Adult, 2k words, 2017
  • QUEEN’S GAMBIT (Infinite Vampire #2), Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, 135k words, 2017
  • BLOOD 4 LIFE (Infinite Vampire #1), Action & Adventure, Urban Fantasy, 88k words, 2017
  • SOPHIA’S JOURNAL (Infinite Vampire #0), Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, 8k words, 2017
  • Freestyle Haiku Collection 2, Spiritual Poetry, 2015
  • Freestyle Haiku Collection 2, Spiritual Poetry, 2015
Readership Stats (under construction)

Amazon:

  • Book Downloads: 7,500+
  • K.U. Pagereads: 100,000+

 

Art Grants and Shows

Art Grants

• Crystal City Business Improvement District Grant, sculpture “Spaceship Earth
in the Universe” (2010)
• Experimental Television Center residency (2007)
• Callahan Rennals Production Grant, “Awen” (2007)
• Genesee Valley Council of the Arts Grant for workshops (2007)
• Image/Movement/Sound Creative Arts Grants (7 total, 2002 – 2007)

 

Solo Shows

• “Day Trips around the Finger Lakes,” Leidenfrost Vineyards, Watkin’s Glen, NY (2009)
• “Compositions in Energy,” Institute for Forest Biotechnology, Raleigh, NC (2007)

 

Group Shows

• Artomatic, Arlington, VA (2012)
• Art Takes Flight, Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA (2011)
• Bucky-Art Sculpture Exhibit, Arena Stage, Arlington, VA (2010)
• “Fine Art Nude Photography Exhibit, Carriage House Studio, Washington, DC (2010)
• Fotoweek 2010 Exhibit, Carriage House Studio, Washington, DC (2010)”
• Faculty Showcase, Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA (2009)
• Heads and Tails, DC MOCA Gallery, Washington, DC (2008)

Film Exhibition History

• Voicing Cage, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (2012)
• Tricycle and BuddhafestDC Short Film Competition, Arlington, VA (2012)
• Faculty Showcase, The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA (2011)
• Emerging Filmmakers Series, The Little Theatre, Rochester NY (2009)
• The Int’l Fest of Cinema and Technology, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
• The Tank Gallery, New York City, NY (2008)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2008)
• 50th Rochester International Film Festival, Rochester, NY (2008)
• 10 or Less Film Festival, Portland, OR (2008)
• Montezuma International Film Festival, Montezuma, Costa Rica (2008)
• DigiFestival.net Film Festival, Florence, Italy (2008)
• Not Still Art Festival 2007, Micro Museum, New York City, NY (2007)
• New England Film and Video Festival, Brookline, MA (2007)
• DigiFestival.net Film Festival, Florence, Italy (2007)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2007)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2007)
• Durango Independent Film Festival, Durango, CO (2007)
• Cape May New Jersey Film Festival, Cape May, NJ (2007)
• Visual Music Marathon, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Boston, MA (2007)
• Best of IMS Festival Retrospective, Rochester, NY (2007)
• I Promise 2 Be You Streaming Show, Hollywood, CA (2007)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2006)
• TromaDance, Salt Lake City, UT (2006)
• Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, New York City, NY (2006)
• Twin Rivers Media Festival, Asheville, NC (2006)
• Moondance International Film Festival, Venice, CA (2006)
• Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (2006)
• Monday Films #3, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Media Design School, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand (2005)
• University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts, School of Film and Television, Melbourne, Australia (2005)
• La Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia (2005)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2005)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival,Rochester, NY (2005)
• Particles and Pixels Symposium, The Moving Image Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• (Im)permanence: Cultures In/Out of Time, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2005)
• University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts, School of Film and Television, Melbourne, Australia (2005)
• Media Design School, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand (2005)
• ignifuge, Brunswick, Australia (2005)
• Unitec Institute of Technology, Snowwhite Gallery Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
• Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2005)
• The Tank Gallery, New York City, NY (2005)
• John Hopkins Film Festival, Baltimore, MD (2004)
• Toronto Online Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (2004)
• Cincinnati International Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH (2004)
• 2004 New Hampshire Film Expo, Manchester, NH (2004)
• INVIDEO Festival, Milan, Italy and Stuttgart, Germany (2004)
• Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, New York City, NY (2004)
• Marylhurst University, Randall Hall Recital, Portland, OR (2004)
• The Tank Gallery, New York City, NY (2004)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2004)
• Santa Fe International Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM (2003)
• X|Fest Animation Festival, New York City, NY (2003)
• BigMiniDv Festival, New York City, NY (2003)
• Memphis International Film Festival, Memphis, TN (2003)
• Rochester International Film Festival, Rochester, NY (2003)
• Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, New York City, NY (2003)
• Cincinnati International Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH (2002)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2002)
• Image/Movement/Sound Festival, Rochester, NY (2002)
• Studio 22’s Flicker Festival, Northwestern Univresity, IL (2001)
• SOFA Honors Show, Rochester, NY (2001)

Film Awards

Directoral Awards (I was the Director & Producer)

• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “Awen” (2007)
• Moondance International Film Festival, Sandcastle Award, “Shadows” (2006)
• Twin Rivers Media Festival, 3rd Place Experimental, “Dissolution” (2006)
• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “Dissolution” (2005)
• Toronto Online Film Festival, Featured Spotlight, “Reflecting Pool” (2004)
• BigMiniDv Festival, Special Recognition Award, “Reverberations” (2003)
• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “Reverberations” (2002)
• School of Film and Animation Faculty Choice Award, “BLUE” (2001)
• School of Film and Animation Honors Show, “BLUE” (2001)

 

Edited Film Awards (I was the Editor)

• Excellence in Experimental Techniques Award, ASIFA-East Animation Festival (New York City, NY)
• Trophy Award, 49th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• Gold Medal for Excellence—Director’s Choice, Park City Film Music Festival (Park City, UT)
• Best New Art Award, Georgetown Independent Film Festival (Georgetown, MD)
• Best Experimental Short, MicroCineFest (Baltimore, MD)
• Honorable Mention, 48th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• Gold Medal for Excellence ­ Director’s Choice for Best Impact of Music, in a Short Film, Park City Film Music Festival (Park City, UT)
• Honorable Mention, 47th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• Best of the Fest Traveling Show Selection, 46th Rochester International Film Festival (Rochester, NY)
• 1st Place Experimental and Charles Schwartz Award for Exemplary Use of Sound and/or Music, Film Fest New Haven (New Haven, CT)

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