Résumé

b. in Marseille France. Lives and works in Sunnyvale, CA

EDUCATION

MA Visual Communication: graphic design
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), Paris, France, 1986.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

  • Freelance graphic designer, Paris, France, 1993 – 2000.
  • Creative Director, Landor France, Paris, France, 1990 – 1992.
  • graphic Designer, Grapus, Paris, France, 1987 – 1989.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

COMMITTEES/BOARD

  • Serves on the Arts Program Committee at AREF (Alum Rock Education Foundation), 2017- present
  • Serves on the Education Committee at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 2015 – present.
  • Team member of ‘Mon Ocean et Moi’ , an educational project of Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), and Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche (OOV), 2016 – present
  • Served on the Board of Directors WEAD (Women Eco-Artists Dialog), Outreach Committee, Oakland, CA, 2013 – 2015.

ART RESIDENCIES

  • Tech Shop San Jose, San Jose, CA, September – December 2016,
  • Montalvo Arts Center – Teaching Artists in the school program, Campbell, CA (Fall 2013, Spring/Fall 2014, Spring/Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, Artist Teaching Art Program, Willow Creek Elementary, 3rd grade, Sausalito, CA (Spring/Fall 2012, Spring/Fall 2013)
  • The Billboard Art Project: Sight and Sound, Richmond, VA, 2012.
  • College of Santa Fe, Printmaking Center, Santa Fe, NM, 2000.
  • La Source Association, “Countering social exclusion through art”, 1998.
  • La Vallée des Merveilles (Parc National du Mercantour), France, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.

PUBLIC ART

  • The Billboard Art Project 2011 and 2012 – LED billboards: Richmond, VA, Detroit, MI, Richmond, VA, Salem, OR, Detroit, MI, Albany, NY, Quincy, IL, Atlanta, GA, 2012, Corona, CA, New Orleans, LA, Reading, PA, Chicago, IL, Duluth, MN, Savannah, GA, Nashville, TN.
  • subZERO festival, San Jose, CA, 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • ZER01 Biennial, San Jose, CA, 2012.
  • The Japantown Mural Project, San Jose, CA, 2012.
  • Phantom Galleries, San Jose, CA, 2011.

TEACHING ARTIST – ART INTEGRATION – STEAM – MAKE

Village Elementary School – Maker Space / STEAM, 2018

  • Developing STEAM activities for K – 5

Montalvo Arts Center – Teaching Artists Program, 2013 – present.
San Jose and Campbell, CA

  • Village Elementary, 2nd grade (Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Lynhaven Elementary, 2nd grade (Spring 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2017).
  • Rosemary Elementary, 2nd grade (Spring 2016, 2017).
  • Village Elementary, K – 5 (Fall 2016).
  • Schallenberger Elementary, 4th grade (Spring 2016, 2017).
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary, 2nd grade (Spring 2015),
  • Capri Elementary, 2nd grade (Fall 2013 and 2014).
  • Art and Environment Summer Camps – Half day, Monday to Friday, unless noted
    – Maker Space: Tinkering Studio (6 and up), summer 2016.
    – Maker Space: Thrones (9 and up), summer 2016 (full day Monday to Friday), 2015.
    – Maker Space: Art Installation (6 and up), summer 2016.
    – Wishing Tree (6 and up), summer 2015.
    – Art Trek: Discover Your Creative Nature (8 and up), summer 2014 and 2015

Alum Rock Education Foundation, 2015 – present.
San Jose, CA

  • After School STEAM program at Mathson Middle School, 2018
  • Art and Design Thinking Camp, middle school students, Summer 2015 and 2016.

Christian School, 2016
Milpitas, CA

  • Art and Design Thinking After School Program, Middle School students, Spring 2016.

Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, Artist Teaching Art Program, 2012 – 2014.
Willow Creek Elem. 3rd gr., Sausalito, CA

  • “Sailing through Sausalito History” – video project, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014.
  • “What a Wonderful Creek” video project, Spring 2012,

Cumberland Elementary, Art sessions K-5, Sunnyvale, CA, 2010-2013.
Doyle Elementary, Art sessions K-5, San Diego, CA, 2008/2010.
La Source Association “Countering social exclusion through art”, at-risk teen-agers, France.
Ecole Régionale D’Arts Plastiques de la Martinique, Fort-de-France, France.
Nursery School C. Demange, 25 children, 14 sessions, collective projects, Paris, France

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

  • Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 2017.
  • FABLEARN Conference, Ignite Talk, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2016.
  • Bay Area Earth Science Institute, SJSU, San Jose, CA, 2016 and 2017.
  • The Tech’s Design Challenge Learning Institute, Tech Museum, San Jose, CA, 2016.
  • Montalvo Arts Center, The Arts in Your Classroom Conference, Saratoga, CA, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education, SJSU, San Jose, CA, 2014, 2016.
  • Campbell Union School District STEAM Conference, Campbell, CA, 2014.
  • 2000 – Artistic Practical Experience Workshop, nine workshops, Paris, France, 2000.
  • 2000 – Expression and Citizenship Workshop, Paris, France, 2000.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

  • Villa Calle, with Alum Rock Education Foundation, flag making, San Jose, CA, 2017
  • BayDay, with Save The Bay, Mini Mobile Making, Port Fest, Redwood City, CA, 2017
  • Sunnyvale Public Library, Ocean Shadow Box, Endangered Species and Basic Circuitry, Sunnyvale, CA, 2016, 2017.
  • City of Sunnyvale, Fair Oaks Park, Poster making: Protecting our Watershed – Pollution Awareness, Sunnyvale, CA, 2016.
  • Sunnyvale Public Library, Protecting our Watershed and Pollution Awareness – Poster making, Sunnyvale, CA, 2016
  • Montalvo Arts Center, Tinkering Sessions, Workshop for families, Saratoga, CA, 2016.
  • Kaleid Gallery, Workshops all ages, different techniques/medium, San Jose, CA, 2010, 2012.
  • San Diego Museum of Art, Summer Salon Series, Hands-on workshop with collective piece made at the end of the evening, on the theme: A Different Look at the Permanent Collection. + video projections indoor/outdoor, silkscreen printing on site, banners.San Diego, CA, 2010.

PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

  • SJSU, School of Art and Art History, San Jose, CA, 2017
  • FabLearn Conference Stanford,  Ignite Talk: “The Water Project”, Stanford University, CA, 2016
  • Berkeley City College,Art as Citizen, art class Sharon Siskin, Berkeley, CA, 2015
  • Laney College: Eco-Art Class Sharon Siskin and Andree Thompson, Oakland, CA, 2015.
  • SJSU, School of Art and Art History, San Jose, CA, 2013.
  • Modernist Studies Conference (MSA 14), Las Vegas, NV, 2012.
  • San Diego Museum of Art: Emigrant/Immigrant: Culture and Identity in Art, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Noel Baza Fine Art: San Diego Art Prize 2009, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Art Produce Gallery: Lucy, Darwin and Me, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • San Diego Art Institute: C’est la Vie, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • San Diego Art Institute: Here it’s Peace, San Diego, CA, 2010.

MY STUDENTS EXHIBITING

  • Yoga Shala Gallery, Schallenberger Elementary, 4th grade, San Jose, CA, 2016, 2017.
  • Monroe School STEAM Showcase, Village Elementary, 2nd grade, Campbell, CA, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • ArtSplash: Montalvo Arts Center, Village Elementary, Saratoga, CA, 204, 2015.
  • The Billboard Art Project, public art, Cumberland Element., 3rd & 5th grade, Salem, OR, 2012.
  • Waterwheel Symposium online, 4th & 5th grade Cumberland Elementary, Sunnyvale, CA, 2014.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Montalvo Arts Center, Project Space Gallery, installation, June 2017
  • Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium 2014, online worldwide, presentation of Sip. Do Not Gulp. from the de Saisset museum in Santa Clara, CA, 2014
  • Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium 2013, online worldwide, presentation of a series of one minute videos, 2013.
  • San Diego Museum of Art: Summer Salon Series, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • San Diego Visual Arts Network: “Exquisite Corpse Dinner”, San Diego, CA, 2008.

ARTICLES/POSTERS

AWARDS

  • Best Environmental Short Award, Bay Area Women in Film & Media Short Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2013.
  • Micro-grant – ZERO1 Biennial + The James Irvine Foundation, San Jose, CA, 2012.

GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS (selection)

  • Arousing Biophilia, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA 2018
  • City College, Art in the Age of X, San Diego, CA, 2018
  • Art Ark Gallery,Arousing Biophilia, San Jose, CA, 2018
  • Bioneers Conference 2016, “Reciprocity”, Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall, CA, 2016.
  • Lancaster Museum of Art and History: Smaller Footprints: Artists Examine Global Warming, WEAD- Women Eco Artists Dialog, Lancaster CA, 2016
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH): GLOW: Digital Night “Plankton”, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015.
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH): GLOW a Festival of Light “Species Encounter: Dive In!”, Santa Cruz, CA, 2014.
  • subZERO festival: “Species Encounter: Dive in!” with Drew Detweiler, San Jose, CA, 2014.
  • Tech Museum: “Species Encounter”, San Jose, CA, 2014.
  • Global Innovation Summit: “Species Encounter”, Convention center, San Jose, CA, 2014.
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH): GLOW a Festival of Light  “Species Encounter”, Santa Cruz, CA, 2013.
  • SubZERO festival: “Species Encounter”, San Jose, CA, 2013.
  • Berkeley City College: “Art as Activism” – The WEAD board members exhibition, Berkeley, CA, 2013.
  • El Presidio: “Art in a Time of Climatological Catastrophes”, WEAD Juried Membership Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, 2013.
  • Kaleid Gallery, Vanitas group exhibition,  San Jose, 2013.
  • Georgia College: Shades of Green 2013, Eco-Art exhibition, Milledgeville, GA, 2013.
  • Los Medanos College: “Convergence/Divergence”, on the theme of Water, Pittsburg, CA, 2012.
  • Billboard Art Project “Color Shift”, show curated by Katerina Lanfranco, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  • ZER01 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley / (e)MERGE festival, San Jose, CA, 2012.
  • ZER01 Biennial / SPUR exhibition: A Peek Behind Silicon Valley’s Digital Veil, San Francisco, CA, 2012.
  • Currents 2012:  Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM, 2012.
  • SubZERO festival: Video projection on South First Street, SoFA district in downtown San Jose, 2012.
  • The Billboard Art Project, “Cheap Coffee and Beef Jerky”, Detroit, MI, 2012.
  • Collar Works Gallery: “Gilding the Collapse” Artists of the Billboard Art Project, Troy, NY, 2012.
  • Sophie’s Gallery and the Feminist Image Group: Inspire/Respond:, San Diego, CA, 2012.
  • Museum of Latin American Art: “Women’s Day Festival”, Laguna Beach, CA, 2012.
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts: “Blue”, Sebastopol, CA, 2012.
  • Mail Art Festival: Une vie, un Arbre, Vienne, France, 2012.
  • Rosalux Gallery: Open Door 7, Minneapolis, MN, 2012.
  • The Japantown Mural Project, San Jose, CA, 2012.
  • The Billboard Art Project, “Time Capsule”, collaborative piece with Maria Dumlao, Richmond, VA, 2012.
  • The Billboard Art Project Detroit, MI – “Cheap Coffee and Beef Jerky”
  • The Billboard Art Project, Richmond, VA, Salem, OR, Detroit, MI, Albany, NY, Quincy, IL, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  • The Billboard Art Project Corona, CA / Miles to, The BAP Corona, CA / Signs, The BAP Corona, CA / On The Road, The BAP New Orleans, LA, The BAP Reading, PA / Miles To, The BAP Reading, PA / Signs, The BAP Chicago, IL / Miles To, The BAP Chicago, IL / Signs, The BAP Duluth, MN / Miles To, The BAP Savannah, GA / Miles To, The BAP Savannah, GA / Signs, The BAP Nashville, TN / Signs, The BAP Nashville, TN / Defragmentation, 2011.
  • Phantom Galleries: Correspondences and Elevation, San Jose, CA, 2011.
  • SPACE 4 ART: Drawing Expanses, San Diego, CA, 2011.
  • Alexander Salazar Fine Art: CITYBEAT Covers Art, San Diego, CA, 2011.
  • Lyceum Theatre: What Women Want,  San Diego, CA, 2011.
  • The Front: Celebrating Womanhood, San Ysidro, CA, 2011.
  • Mail Art Festival: Association “Une Vie Un Arbre”, Art Postal, Vienne, France, 2011.
  • The Border Corps: Art is Dead / Art is Alive, invited to create pages, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Vacancy 3: The Bedroom Series, One vacant apartment, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Jett Gallery: A benefit Auction for The Museum School, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Vacancy 2: Living Room with Ghost with no TV, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Art Expression Gallery: Movers and Shakers II, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • San Diego Art Department: Women By Women, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • Noel Baza Fine Art: San Diego Art Prize 2009, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • Project X Art: Welcome Friends, Solana Beach, CA, 2009.
  • Art of Framing Gallery: Idol Worship, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • The Garage Gallery: Trade Show California-Turkey, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • Edgar Varela Fine Art: Trade Show California-Turkey, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • The Garage Gallery: Insider/Outsider, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  • Artifact Studio: Abstracted at Artifact, 12 artists, San Diego, CA, 2008.
  • OT gallery: Left, Right and Center, Tustin, CA, 2008.
  • Art of Framing Gallery: Obama ’08: Art for Change, San Diego, CA, 2008.
  • District 117 Gallery: Photography Show – 20 photographers, San Diego, CA, 2008.
  • San Diego Art institute, Regional shows throughout the year, San Diego, CA, 2008.
  • Cabrillo Gallery: ON/OFF: Art in the Digital Era, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, 2007.
  • San Diego Art Institute: The Contemporary Scroll, San Diego, CA, 2007.
  • California Center for the Arts: Cultural Fusion, Escondido, CA, 2007.
  • William D. Cannon Art Gallery: 2007 Juried Biennial, Carlsbad, CA, 2007.
  • San Diego Art institute, Regional shows throughout the year, San Diego, CA, 2007.
  • Palos Verdes Art Center, All Media Juried Exhibition, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 2006.
  • SanDiegoArtist.com: featured artist of the month of April, 2006.
  • San Diego Art institute, International Digital Show, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  • San Diego Art institute, Regional shows throughout the year, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  • Oceanside Museum of Art, OMA Regional 4, Oceanside, CA, 2005.
    San Diego Art institute, Regional shows throughout the year, San Diego, CA, 2005.
  • Women and Their Work Gallery, “New Prints from Texas”, Austin, TX, 2001.
  • Galveston Arts Center, New Prints from Texas, Galveston, TX, 2001.
  • J. Wayne Stark Collection / Texas A&M, College Station, TX, 2001.
  • Dougherty Art Center, Multiple Originals VI, Austin, TX, 2001.
  • Dougherty Art Center, Multiple Originals V, Austin, TX, 2000.