Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Master of Arts Concentration, History of Art and Visual Culture Graduated with Honors
Master of Fine Arts, Photography Graduated with Honors
Brown University, Providence, RI
Certificate, Sheridan Program for Teaching and Learning American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature & Film Summa cum Laude
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Adjunct Visual Arts Professor, Truckee Meadows College, Reno, NV
Photography I, silver-based analogue; Photography I, digital; Video Production; Visual Foundations. Developed curriculum, wrote syllabi, and taught students in both the technical and conceptual aspects of photography, video and visual foundations. Blogs for each course can be accessed from the teaching page of my website
Guest Critic and Artist Talk, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Invited by Molly Wicks to present, and teach a photography workshop for fine art majors.
Adjunct Visual Arts Professor
Photography I and II & Video I, II, and III, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV Guest Critic and Artist Talk, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Reno, NV: invited to present and serve as a guest critic for undergraduate students of photography.
Guest Critic and Artist Talk, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
It's Still Narrative: invited to present my narrative book projects and to serves as a guest critic. Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visual Literacy – The Narrative in Photography (Photo II for non-majors): developed curriculum, wrote syllabus, and taught students in both the technical and conceptual aspects of photography. The course focused specifically on visual literacy and the narrative power of images.
Artist Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI: invited by the Dean of Graduate Studies Patricia Phillips to present anartist’s talk for the incoming graduate student forum.
Instructor, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Photo I Digital: taught beginning (digital) photography including; all technical aspects of black & white analog capture to scanned digital negative, digital capture to camera RAW, and Photoshop editing. 2013-present 2015 2012 2012 2011 2010 2010 2009 t e a c h i n g : a r t & p h o t o g r a p h y e d u c at i o n t e a c h i n g c o m p e t e n c i e s & i n t e r e s t s
Photographic Arts and Visual Literacy • Photo Theory and Contemporary Practices • Digital Capture and Photo-Editing • Hybrid: Analog to Digital Processes • Black & White Analog Photography • Alternative Photographic Practices • Large Format Photography • Studio and Location Lighting • Video Production • Digital Media • Visual Foundations • History of Photography • Writing and Text-based Art.
t e a c h i n g : a r t h i s t o r y w r i t i n g & l a n g u a g e
Workshop Leader, When Words Become the Work
The Writing Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Conceptualized and formulated a creative writing curriculum for artist/writers, organized and led workshop sessions, created and managed the RISD Word Works blog, submitted post-workshop as-sessment report of the overall success of the workshop.
RISD Word Works Blog: http://risdwordworks.wordpress.com/ Writing Tutor, RISD Writing Center, Providence, RI
Tutored and edited students’ creative, academic, and graduate thesis writings, as well as professional texts and grant proposals.
Instructor of Record, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI History of Art and Visual Culture 101, Sections 9 and 10
Taught two sections of Art History, wrote syllabi, gave in class lectures, led seminar discussions, and performed all grading and student assessments.
Language Instructor, Berlitz, Cairo, Egypt
Taught Spanish and English to Egyptian businessmen. 2012
Rhode Island School of Design Photography Department Visiting Artist Coordinator
Planned and prepared for visits by artists, picked them up and accompanied them through critique schedules, helped prepare for their lectures and returned them to their hotels.
External Relations Coordinator
Planned and prepared for visits by potential students and parents of students, gave tours of the photography department and RISD campus, provided information about the program and showed examples of student and faculty work.
Gallery Director, Red Eye Photo Gallery
Curated, organized, and directed student exhibitions. Freelance Photographer, London, UK and Reno, NV
Clients include Reno magazine, Tatler (Condé Nast UK), and Traveller magazine UK Freelance Photo Assistant, Rankin Photography, London, UK
Assisted celebrity photographer Rankin, fashion/beauty photographers Fabrizio Rainone & Grey Zisser; food & still life photographer Tony Heathcote; and advertising photographer John Lamb. Studio Assistant, Tate Photography, Tate London, London, UK
Press Office Assistant, Tate Press Office, Tate London, London, UK 2009-2011 2001-2009 2001-2004 2001 o t h e r p r o f e s s i o n a l e x p e r i e n c e
Instructor, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Photo I Analog: taught beginning (analog) photography, including all technical aspects of black & white analog capture to fine art darkroom printing, fiber printing, toning, and alternative processes.
Lecturer, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Vision & Activism: conceptualized and formulated a curriculum for artist/activists; organized and led an Earth Day workshop.
Guest Lecturer, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Visual Arts Seminar: invited to present book projects and speak about portraiture. Artist Lecturer, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Art Department Lecture Series: invited to present photography projects. 2008
p u b l i c at i o n s i n t e r v i e w s & r e v i e w s 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2013 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2001
Conveyor Magazine | The Time Travel Issue
Strant Magazine | Camera Reality
Fotographia Magazine | Interview with Jennifer Garza-Cuen F-stop Magazine | Issue #72
JAR De Sens | Eden, VT through the lens of Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Yukatan Press | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Posi+tive Magazine | The Rivers of Eden
Aint-Bad Magazine | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Get Addicted To | Eden by Jennifer Garza-Cuen
The Lucky Jotter | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Despite the Illusion | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
John Steppling: White Blindness & Smiley Faces
The Photo Review, Competition Issue, Juried by Paul Roth, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC The Photo Review, Competition Issue, Juried by Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Photography Served | Landscapes by Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Blink Contemporary Photography Magazine Issue 5 | Jennifer Garza-Cuen Copypaste Culture | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Feature Shoot, Art & Photography | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Conscientious, Contemporary Photographers | Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work by Anne West, Moth Press features The Naming of Things
Top Photography Films | Mobilizing Our Imagination: Interview with Jennifer Garza-Cuen The Photo Review, Competition Issue, Juried by Brian Clamp, Clamp Art Gallery, New York, NY Hey Hot Shot Contender: Jennifer Garza-Cuen by Stacy Oborn, New York, NY
Photography Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
presentation On Identity, by curator Edward Earle, New York, NY featured Cocktails
Photographer’s Forum Awarded and published in Best of College Photographers
Reno Passport, Otel Project Review, Reno, NV Sparks Tribune, Otel Exhibition Review,Sparks, NV Sierra Arts Magazine, Otel, Reno, NV
Amateur Photographer Magazine, A Door to Success, London, UK
Photographer and author of three book projects funded by artist grants and fellowships:
Wandering in Place, in progress. A book about America, the Dreamland; told from the perspective of a wanderer through the cultural memory and inheritance of our images of place.
Reno, published as part of a Graduate Thesis. A book about the town of Reno, Nevada. Researched and edited archived newspaper clippings from The Reno Historical Society; photographed, sequenced, and created narrative.
CockTails, pending publication. Worked as a casino cocktail waitress in Reno, Nevada, conducted interviews with, and shot studio portraits of waitresses from various casinos. Edited and created a 100 page book.
b o o k p r o j e c t s 2010-2012
Hambidge, Rabun Gap, GA
Brush Creek Foundation, Saratoga, WY Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
Artist directed residency, CockTails , Atlantis Casino Resort, Reno, NV
Red Mountian Gallery, 'Imprints of Detroit', Reno, NV
El Cortez Hotel, Room 217 ‘Cortez at the Cortez’, NadaDada Motel, Reno, NV Sierra Arts Gallery, ‘Otel’, Reno, NV
McKinley Arts Center, ‘As Light Enters The Morris’, Reno, NV McKinley Arts Center, ‘Motel America’, Reno, NV
Flash Forward Boston: The Gun Show, Curated by Maja Orsic, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA The University of the Arts Gallery 1401, Best of Show: The Photo Review, Philadelphia, PA Mill Gallery, Ornamentation + Landscape, Pawtucket, RI
Sol Koffler Gallery, Selections, Providence, RI
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Imprints, Providence, RI
Camera Obscura Gallery, The Art of Photography Today II, Denver, CO Gelman Gallery, America, America, Providence, RI
Sol Koffler Gallery, Five by Seven, RISD MFA Photography Biennial, Providence, RI Yellow House Gallery, Wild Wild West, Providence, RI
RISD Red Eye Gallery, First, Incoming Photography MFA exhibition, Providence, RI Sheppard Gallery, Podium Results Show – Excerpts from Reno, Reno, NV
The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Aesthetics, Los Angeles, CA Salon des Arts, Challenge The Nail, London, United Kingdom
Nitaque Art Festival, photographer for Artist Sherif el Azma, Interview with a Housewife, Cairo, Egypt Instituto Allende Gallery, Student Exhibition, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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inMotion New York, NY
Accepted as one of 5 graduate students nationwide to participate in the annual auction.
Juried by New York Gallerists: Max Berger, Brian Paul Clamp, Daniel Cooney, Michael Foley, Howard Greenberg, Edwynn Houk, Yossi Milo, Yancy Richardson and Julie Saul, New York, NY
Work / Wassaic I Heart Work Art Benefit, Work Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY Devin Hosselkus Art Auction Benefit, Studio on 4th Street, Reno, NV
2009 2008 a u c t i o n s a n d b e n e f i t s
a f f i l i at i o n s Society of Photographic Education (SPE) College Art Association (CAA) Rhizome
l a n g u a g e s Fluent in English & Spanish, some French and Egyptian Arabic s c h o l a r s h i p s & a w a r d s 2015 2014 2014 2014 2013 2012 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2000 1998-2001
International Color Photography Awards, Nominated in the Professional Fine Art Category Honorable Mention, IPA - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Full-Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
International Color Photography Awards, Nominated in the Professional Fine Art Category Exceptional Manuscript Scholarship, Creative Writing, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV Full-Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
RISD Graduate Studies Grant, Juror Ian Berry, Associate Director and Curator of The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
SPE Scholarship, Society of Photographic Education, Atlanta Conference Nominated for Fine Art, Photography Masters Cup, International Color Awards Photography Department Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design
RISD Graduate Studies Grant, Juror (Susan Cross, Curator of Mass MOCA) Patricia Smith Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design
Dean of Graduate Studies Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design
Daniel Clarke Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Ox-Bow Artist Residency &SAIC, MI Henry Wolf Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Photography Department Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design Letter of Appointment Grant, Photoshop Tutorials, University of Nevada, Reno Cherie Duhart Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno
Jackpot Grant, Nevada Arts Council, Reno, NV Professional Artist Grant, Sierra Arts, Reno, NV
Tom Lamont Scholarship, most outstanding student of Literature, American University in Cairo, Egypt Dean’s List of Academic Scholars, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt