monica rabinowitz
conceptual art & design

EDUCATION

QTLS           2012      Teaching                                IfL -  Institute for Learning, UK

Cert Ed.       2007      Visual Art                               Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education

M.F.A.          2002      Visual Art                               Vermont College, Montpelier USA

Certificate    1996      Art & Design                          City & Islington College, London UK

Diploma       1994      Youth & Community Work     Brunel University, Middlesex UK

B.A.              1990      Sociology                              State University of New York at Albany USA
                                   Fine Art, Business minors

RESEARCH FUNDING AND AWARDS

2008            Line #5 - Knyazhevo Multimedia Installation                                                                                                             -     Amherst Cultural Council Artist Grant
                    -     Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award
                    -     Harold Grinspoon Foundation Jewish Arts & Culture Initiative Grant
2006            Asnuntuck Community College Professional Development Mini Grant
2001            G. Roy Levin/Jessica Lutz Merit Prize, Vermont College

INSTALLATIONS

2009            Line #5 - Knyazhevo, Incubator Project Space, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts,                        Amherst, MA, USA  Solo Exhibition

2006            Blanchard Campus Center, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA                                 Designed for The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts annual event

2004            Baggage Claim, ‘The X-Exhibitionists’, Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA, Group Invitational

2003            Kings Highway & 26th Street, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA, Solo Exhibition

                    Strawberry Patch from A Marriage to Melvin, ‘Art & Proud’, Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
                    Group Exhibition

                    She Wasn’t Who She Said She Was, ‘New England/New York/New Talent’
                    Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Juried Group Exhibition
                    Jury: Edward Winkleman, Joshua Stern, Directors of Plus Ultra Gallery, NY

2002            M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, T.W. Wood Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

                    She Wasn’t Who She Said She Was, ‘Band of Outsiders’, Hallspace, Boston, MA
                    Group Invitational, Curator: Mary Behrens

1994            Six-Sided, AJY House, Wembley, Middlesex, UK, Solo Exhibition

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012             Open Art Competition, Radcliffe and Newlands, London UK, Jury: Romilly Eveleigh

2011             Faculty Exhibition, West Herts College, Watford UK

2009             Line #5 - Knyazhevo Video, Raindance Film Festival - Plug & Play, London UK

2007             Sun Pictures to MegaPixels: Archaic Processes to Alternative Realities
                     Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Juried Group Exhibition, Juror: Joel Simpson

2006             Child's Play: Irony & Consequence, Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts
                     Amherst, MA, Group Invitational, Curator: JC Gray-Sawyer

2005             The Valley Photo Center, Springfield, MA, Group Exhibition

2004             The Valley Photo Center, Springfield, MA, Group Exhibition

                     The Paper Show, Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA, Group Exhibition

2003             The Exhibitionists II, Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA, Group Invitational

2002             Pixels, The Valley Photo Center, Springfield, MA, Group Exhibition

                     Small World, New City Art, Easthampton, MA, Group Invitational

                     The Exhibitionists, Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA, Group Invitational

2000             Over There: Photographic Images from Southeast Asia, Burnett Gallery, Amherst, MA
                     Solo Exhibition, Jury: Burnett Gallery Committee

2001             The Valley Portfolio, Springfield Arts Festival, Springfield, MA, Group Exhibition

SET DESIGN

1996             Tavistock Repertory Company, Tower Theatre, Islington, London, UK
                     Lost in Yonkers: Neil Simon
                     On Golden Pond: Ernest Thompson

1995             Apprentice Productions at the Tower Theatre
                     Goldilocks & The Three Bears
                     I Ought to be in Pictures: Neil Simon

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jane Broderick, “Artist’s first solo exhibit: Views of a traveler in Southeast Asia”
The Recorder, Greenfield, MA, July 20, 2000.

Jaymi Heimbuch, Interview, Girlistic Magazine: Feminist Thought and Culture (on-line), December 1, 2006.

Cate McQuaid, “Outside looking in” from “Using Found Objects, Artists Create Works That Grapple With Loss”
The Boston Globe
, Boston, MA, March 29, 2002.

Phoebe Mitchell, “An exhibit not at all for nothing,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA          September 15, 2003.

Phoebe Mitchell, “Exhibit offers evidence that laughing matters,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton MA April 8, 2003.

Larry Parnass, “Arts Almanac: A Traveler’s Report,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton MA, July 17, 2000.

Larry Parnass, “New Talent at Hampden Gallery,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA               February 10, 2003.

Mary Sanderson, “A fine how do you do,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA, August 13, 2002.

The Valley Advocate, exhibition announcement with photograph, Easthampton, MA, August 8, 2002.

The Valley Advocate, photograph of artwork, Easthampton, MA, April 21, 2005.

Bonnie Wells, “Asian Wanderjahr Show and Tell,” Amherst Bulletin, Amherst, MA, July 21, 2000.

Bonnie Wells, “Layer Cakes, Catalog Shreds and Emerging Artists,” Amherst Bulletin, Amherst, MA         January 31, 2003.

Bonnie Wells, “Picturing a Grandmother’s Stories,” Amherst Bulletin, Amherst, MA, May 8, 2009.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

2011            Barking and Dagenham College BA (Hons) Photography Third Year Top Up                     2009            Hampden Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA, ‘Sephardic Bulgarian Jewry & The Making of Line #5’
2008            Vermont College, Montpelier, VT, Alumni Slide and Audio Lecture
2005            Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT, Photography Workshop Leader
                    Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA, Slide and Audio Lecture
2004            Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Slide and Audio Lecture
2002            Vermont College, Montpelier, VT, Alumni Slide Lecture
                    Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, Second Saturday Workshop Leader
2000            Burnett Gallery, Amherst, MA
                    Readings from Over There: A Collection of Curious Tales from Southeast Asia & the Pacific Rim

ARTIST - IN - RESIDENCE

2001            Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK, QCollege Lecturer/Workshop Leader

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2010 - Present       IfL - Institute for Learning, UK                                                                                               2009 - Present       Amherst Community Television
2008 - Present       Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
2008 - Present       InterSpace New Media Art Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
2004 - Present       The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
2003 - 2007            College Art Association
2002 - 2004            Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA: Exhibition Committee Member

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2006            Picture Perfect Issues: Multimedia Exhibition, Screening on Ware Community Television, Ware, MA
2005            Photogetic: Multimedia Exhibition, Screening on Ware Community Television, Ware, MA
2004            Picture This: Outdoor Multimedia Exhibition, Ware, MA
2003            Anything is Everything: Gallery Walk and Exhibition
                    Wednesday Nelena Sirokin, Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
1997            Young Women Telling It Like It Is, Museum of London (in collaboration with LUYC) London, UK

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

2010 - Present   Lecturer, West Herts College, Watford, UK                                                                                                               Teacher of BTEC National Diploma in Photography, Media Production, and Interactive Media

 

           
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