Lisa Link • lisalink@yahoo.com


EDUCATION

• Harvard University - AB degree, cum laude in Fine Arts, 1986. Phi Beta Kappa, Catherine Inness Ireland Travel Fellowship, John Harvard Honorary Scholar, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit.
• University of Colorado, Boulder - Master of Fine Arts degree, 1992. University of Colorado Dean’s Grant Awards.
• Massachusetts College of Art, continuing education courses in graphic design 2001-03.

ARTIST AWARDS
• Puffin Foundation Award, 2002.
• Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant for graphic design study, 2001.
• Boston Cultural Council Awards for public design project with students, 1999, 2000.
• Clifton Visiting Artist - Learning From Performers program, Harvard University, 1998.
• Research Fellow - STUDIO For Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996/97.
• New Forms Regional Grant - Administered by the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
• Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant - Brooklyn, New York, 1995.
• Emerging Artists Grant - Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 1993.

SELECT ART EXHBIITS
The Imaginary App, Curators Paul D. Miller a. k. a. DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko Curatorial assistant Grant Dempsey. Museum London, Ontario, Canada, September/October 2013.
WaterWays: commission for "Too Shallow for Diving:The 20th Century is Treading Water", Curated by Carolyn Speranza, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA spring/summer 2011.
• “Re-imagining the Distaff Toolkit”, curated by Rickie Solinger, Opened at the Bennington (VT) Museum April 2008, on national tour through end of 2012.
• Co-producer: Serve & Project, collaboration with professor Io Palmer, Pullman, WA, 2005-present. Conducted an intergenerational artist workshop/residency at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG), Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009 that culminated in an exhibition at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, July-September, 2009. Funded by the Grable Foundation with support from MCG, SLB radio and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. Co-curated Cyberfeast online and gallery exhibitions (MA, OH, WA), 2011-12.
Save BPS Arts, activist 2D artworks created from conversations with fellow Boston Public School parents to counteract budget cuts, 2009/10. Prints, t-shirts, CD covers. Prints hand-delivered to politicians, posted in MA statehouse, carried by parents at rallies, shown on Fox News.
• “Orchard Street Shul Cultural Heritage Artists Project”, directed by Cynthia Beth Rubin, The John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, 12/2009-1/ 2010.
My Yard Our Message: One of the winning print designs for My Yard Our Message that was part of a larger initiative, The UnConvention.. On exhibit on the Walker Art Center lawn and sites throughout Minneapolis, September 2008. http://www.myyardourmessage.com/
• “Orchard Street Shul Cultural Heritage Artists Project”, directed by Cynthia Beth Rubin, The John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, 12/2009-1/ 2010.
Balance of Power published in Bridges (Indiana University Press, Sept. 2006.
• Exhibition Creator/Distributor: Created series of digital photomontages & video, “Warnings,” that traveled on national tour to over forty galleries, 1991 - 2003. (tour details )
• Collaborator with John Craig Freeman & Margaret (Wagner) Hart: contributed print and digital audio to interactive CD/installation “Imaging New England,” Mobius Art Space, 2001.
• Co-Producer/Co-Artist: End of the Line: Building Bridges with Pittsburgh’s Busways - Public art project on exterior and interior of city transit buses, 1996-97.
• Co-Producer/Co-Artist: It Makes My Bread Sweeter - Digital photo art billboards, 9.4 x 21.3,’ Aliquippa, PA, 1994.
• Co-Producer/Co-Artist: Literacy Windows - Digital photo billboard, 25 x 30’ on Pittsburgh’s historic Southside, 1993.

COLLECTIONS
• Center for the Study of Political Graphics, entire "Warnings" show.
• Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder, Norlin Library, Rare Books collection.
• Harvard University Art Museums, several "Warnings" prints & original sketches.
• George Eastman House poster collection.
• Planned Parenthood of Mohawk Valley.
• Planned Parenthood of Denver.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
• Media/Graphics - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, HTML,CSS, Google Maps.
• Photography - Black & white process/print/finish and related techniques, art direct photoshoots, digital photography.
• Video - Have edited on the Avid system, analog editing in 3/4" tape & SVHS at Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Univ. Colorado, iMovie.

SELECT PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

(blue = visiting artist)
• Georgia College and State Univerity, Art Department, Milledgeville, GA 2007.
• Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery, "Warnings" and "Public Digital Art" Cal Poly Pomona, Philosophy Department Conference on Art & Ethics, panelist, Pomona, CA, 2003. Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery, "Warnings" and "Public Digital Art" Pomona, CA, 2003
• University of Arizona, Tucson, "Warnings" Tucson, AZ, 2003.
• Bethune-Cookman College, “Warnings” Daytona Beach FL, 2002.
• University of Central Florida, “Warnings” Orlando, FL, 2001.
• Northeast Region Alliance for Community Media, “Imaging New England.”
Panelist, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, 2000.
• Hampshire College, Civil Liberties & Public Policy Program, panelist,
“Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race,” Amherst, MA, 1997.
• Society for Photographic Education National Conference,
“Collaboration, Education & New Technologies.” Panelist, Dallas, TX, 1997.
• Hamilton College, “Digital Transformations/Virtual Installations.” Clinton, NY, 1997.
• West Virginia Wesleyan College, “The Evolution of Digital Imaging.” Buckhannon, WV, 1996.
• Syracuse University, The Fifth Annual Matrilineage Symposium,
Women, Art, and Change. Featured Guest Speaker, Syracuse, NY, 1996.
• Minnesota State University, “Critical Issues in Digital Imaging.” Moorhead, MN, 1995.
• North Dakota State University, “Intersections of Media, Art, and Politics.”
Panelist, Fargo, ND, 1995.
• Society for Photographic Education National Conference, “Beyond Technofluff” Organizer and panelist, Chicago, IL, 1994.
• Women’s Caucus for Art National Convention,
“Defining Jewish Artistic Identity.” Panelist, New York, NY, 1994.
• Carnegie Museum of Art, Education Department, “Public, Political, Digital Art.”
Pittsburgh, PA, 1994.
• Carnegie Mellon University, Contemporary Art: Image Making and Technology art
history class, “Digital Imaging in Public Art.” Pittsburgh, PA, 1994.
• Carnegie Mellon University, Hewlett Gallery, “The Warnings Exhibit” and “Contemporary Artists Using Digital Imaging.” Pittsburgh, PA,1993.
• Carnegie Mellon University Electronic Media Symposium,
“Recent Work,” Pittsburgh, PA, 1992.
• New York University Law School, “The Warnings Exhibit.” New York, NY, 1992.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Senior Web Designer, UMass Boston, Bosotn, MA. 2007-present.
Web Designer, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT. Design & production, introduced new video section - developed video content with clients and produced video shorts, encoded for web. Lead design/implementation of an all CSS model. 2006/07 academic yeart.
Lecturer, Art Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston (Umass). Taught digital imaging classes in still and interactive media and criticism- Fall 2003-2006. Distance learning consultant, Umass Department Continuing Education, Dec. 2004-2005. http://www.faculty.umb.edu/lisa_link/297.html
Guest Artist, Community Health Class, Worcester State College, led month-long art workshop with student, April 2006.
Digital Photography Teacher and Graphic Designer, Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University, 2004-2011. (Founding Faculty Member) Graphic Designer for the program, 2004-present. http://www.crimsonsummer.harvard.edu
Print Graphic Designer & Web designer, JFLMedia, Newton, MA. October, 2000 -2005.
Flash/Director Instructor - University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
Taught workshops in Flash (2000) and Director (1999) to advanced high school students and high school teachers at Camp Telecom, a joint program sponsored by Umass and the Mass. Telecom Council. Summer Term, 2000 & 1999.
Media Specialist/Instructor - Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA.
Member of the founding faculty of the city's first public high school for the visual and performing arts, 1998-2000.
Manager/Instructor Computer Resource Center - Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG), Pittsburgh, PA. Organized and set up the first MCG web site in 1993. Introduced computers into MCG’s educational arts programs for urban public high school youth that served over 200 students per year. Designed digital imaging projects for beginning through advanced students and staff artists. Taught digital imaging daily. Created a web gallery. Collaborated on interdisciplinary public art projects including a community garden, digital ceramic tiles, and an alphabet graphics installation for the school cafeteria. 1992 - 1998.
Part-time Lecturer in Computer Art - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Instructed visual arts majors in the College of Fine Arts in computer imaging. Fall Term 1992 & 1994.


EXHIBITIONS OF THE WARNINGS SHOW

An series of digital photomontages, historic research and video, begun in 1990. Permanently housed at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles.

2003
• Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery, Pomona, CA.
• Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2002
• Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
• Art Museum, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
• Music Listening Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH.
• Fine Art Gallery, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL.

2001
• The University of Central Florida Art Gallery, Orlando, FL.
• Seigfred Hall Art Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

2000
• Louisiana Tower Building Gallery, Shreveport, LA.
• Fine Arts Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
• Monsanto Art Gallery, Lander University, Greenwood, SC.
• University Gallery, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.

1999
• Clark Hall Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.
• Artspace Gallery, University of Virginia, Richmond, VA.

1998
• Louise Jones Brown Gallery and the Women’s Center, Duke University, Durham, NC.
• Simons Rock College, Great Barrington, MA.
• Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH.

1997
• Bowman Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.
• Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
• The Main Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
• Maine Museum of Art, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
• Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

1996
• Sleeth Gallery, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV.
• String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY.
• Carlton College Art Gallery, Carlton College, Northfield, MN.
• Kansas Union Art Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
• Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

1995
• Janet Wallace Fine Arts Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.
• Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN.
• Independent Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK.
• Texas Union Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, TX.
• Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.

1994
• Mariani Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
• Union Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
• The Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA.
• College Art Gallery, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.

1993
• Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
• Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
• Survival Graphics Gallery, Madison, WI.
• USC Gallery, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO.
• Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

1992
• Student Center Gallery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.
• Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.
• Jewish Community Center, Denver, CO.
• CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
• New York University Law School, New York, NY.

1991
• B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, Boulder, CO.

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