MA Graphic Design, ENSAD, Paris, France

Professional Experience

2020 – present             Director, What’s Next for Earth, Online Community Art Project
2020 – present             Arts Coordinator, MAHB Arts Community, Stanford University, CA
2017- present               Serves on the Arts Program Committee at AYA, San Jose, CA
2016 – present             Team member of Mon Ocean et Moi, an educational project of L’Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, France

2015 – present              Serves on the Education Committee at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2014 – present              Art Educator, AYA (Alliance for Youth Achievement), San Jose, CA
2013 – 2015                  Board of Directors WEAD (Women Eco-Artists Dialog), CA
2012 – present              Teaching Artist, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2002 – present             Independent Art Instructor providing art workshops and classes

Professional workshops (Selection)

2021     Extraordinary Phytoplankton, with AYA Alliance for Youth Achievement, and l’Institut de la Mer, Villefranche Sur Mer, France
2020     Eco Workshop, Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA
2019     Poster Making Art Integration, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2018     Bio Ink Plankton, Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
2018     ‘Maker Mondays’ Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, Los Altos, CA
2018     Taste of Science, When Art meets Science, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA
2017     Shadow Box, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 2017
2017     Activism through Poster Making, Art as Activism Annual Conference, Montalvo, Arts Center, Saratoga, CA            
2017     Villa Calle, with Alum Rock Education Foundation, flag making, San Jose, CA
2018     BayDay, with Save The Bay, Mini Mobile Making, Port Fest, Redwood City, CA
2017     BayDay, with Save The Bay, Mini Mobile Making, Port Fest, Redwood City, CA
2017     Sunnyvale Public Library, Ocean Shadow Box, Endangered Species, Sunnyvale,

Presentations/Lectures (selection)

2020     Los Gatos High School, Art Club, 2020
2020     What’s Next For Earth, A conversation with Paul Ehrlich (MAHB), hosted by Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA          
2020     San Jose Museum of Art, Docent Monthly Meeting
2019     Montalvo Arts Center, Earth Day presentation
2017     SJSU, School of Art and Art History, San Jose, CA
2016     FabLearn Conference Stanford, Ignite Talk: “The Water Project”, Stanford University, CA 
2015     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

Awards and Grants

2019     California Arts Council (CAC) – Artists in Communities, Phytoplankton Project
2019     Arts & Cultural Exchange Program (ACE) City of San Jose, Phytoplankton Project
2018     California Arts Council (CAC) – Activation Public Spaces, The Ocean is Calling
2013     Best Environmental Short Award, Bay Area Women in Film and Media Short Film Festival
2012     Micro-grant – ZERO1 Biennial + The James Irvine Foundation

Art Residencies

2021     The Verdancy Project, Troutdale, OR
2021     Desert Diary, Twentynine Palms, CA
2020     Desert Dairy, Twentynine Palms, CA
2016     Tech Shop San Jose, San Jose, CA
2013     Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, Artist Teaching Art Program, Sausalito, CA
2012     The Billboard Art Project: Sight and Sound, Richmond, VA
2000    College of Santa Fe, Printmaking Center, Santa Fe, NM

Corporate and Public Collections

Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters, San Jose, CA
Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA
La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France

Installations and Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2021     Our House, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA
2020     Exponential, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA
2019     Plankton Soup, Participatory Installation, Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA
2019     Keep the Rainforest Alive, Santa Cruz Museum of Art MAH, Santa Cruz, CA
2019     Le Temps que Dure le Chemin, INSERM Marseille, France
2019     Bulles D’Air, Collaborative Installation, La Timone Hospital, France
2018     Plankton Soup with Plastic, Santa Cruz Museum of Art MAH, Santa Cruz, CA
2018     Coastal Cleanup, Palo Alto Baylands Nature Center, CA
2018     From Plankton to Constellations, collective installation, Montalvo Arts Center, CA
2017     Tech Shop San Jose, Plankton Explorations, San Jose, CA
2016     Coastal Cleanup Installation, Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Environmental Education Center, CA
2016     Coastal Cleanup Installation, Sunnyvale Public Library, Sunnyvale, CA
2014     Sip. Do Not Gulp., The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2021     Euphrat Museum of Art, Interconnected – Sources of Solace, CA
2021     Stanford University, Science Art-Nature, Challenges of Climate Change, CA
2019     Art Artik: Art and Architecture, San Jose, CA
2019     Pacific Art League, Plankton, Palo Alto, CA
2018     San Diego Art Fair, Plankton Blooms, San Diego, CA,
2018     City College, Art in the Age of X, San Diego, CA
2018     Art Ark Gallery, Arousing Biophilia, San Jose, CA
2016     Bioneers Conference, Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall, CA
2016     Lancaster Museum of Art and History: WEAD- Women Eco Artists Dialog, CA
2015     Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH): GLOW: Digital Night, Santa Cruz, CA
2014     Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH): GLOW a Festival of Light, Santa Cruz, CA
2014     Tech Museum, San Jose, CA

Press Publications (selection)

2021     NBC Bay Area: Sunnyvale Artist Raises Awareness About Climate Change
2020     MAHB Stanford: Time To Rethink Business as Usual
2020     Mercury News San Jose – Sunnyvale Artist Kicks Off Global Dialogue