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FOOTHILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY

Art Instructor, Adaptive Learning Divison 

2015-present, Los Altos, CA

 

JFKU ARTS AND CONSCIOUSNESS ADJUNCT FACULTY

Art and Culture and Transformation 

2014-present Berkeley Campus, CA

 

CREATIVITY EXPLORED STUDIO FOR DISABLED ADULT ARTISTS 

TEACHING ARTIST, 2014–2016, San Francisco, CA

TAKE pART PROGRAM GRANT PANELIST, 2020, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

 

ARTS RESEARCH CONSULTANT, 2008 – 2010

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) is an independent, nonprofit research institute, Half Moon Bay, CA

  1. Arts Educator Facilitator, OER Academy on Arts Integration, 2009, KQED & Mills College

 

CURATOR

2019-21 San Bruno BART Japanese American Tanforan Assembly Center Permanent Exhibition

2017 Artists’ Eyes, Art of Incarceration, National Japanese American Historical Society,San Francisco Japantown Peace Gallery, Building 640 in the Presidio                          

2014 Our American Stories, Illuminating Asian American History, Culture, and Identity,City College Of San Francisco

2010 Distillations, Meditations on the Japanese American Experience, co-curated, JFKU Arts & Consciousness Gallery, Berkeley

2007-13 1st – 7th Annual Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Fundraiser, Half Moon Bay, CA

 

COMMUNITY ARTIST, 2000–present

  • Multicultural Art with Kids, Richmond Neighborhood District Center, San Francisco, CA, 2015

  • La Honda and Pescadero Elementary GATE Art Program, 2014–present

  • Gerhardt House, Volunteer training, Santa Fe, NM, 2015

  • Monthly Art Session, Coastside Senior Center,
    2013-present, Half Moon Bay

  • Painting a New Vision, 2014, Presidio, SF, CA

  • Intergenerational Lighting the Way Lantern Painting, 2012, Half Moon Bay, CA

  • Coastside Children’s Programs, 2005–2011, Half Moon Bay

  • Arts Enrichment Grant Program, teaching artist,
    2009–2010, San Jose, CA

 

KITSUNE COMMUNITY ART STUDIO, 2009–present

  • Owner and facilitator of community art studio for creativity workshop, Half Moon Bay, CA

  • Mourning Your Unborn Child Through Creative Ritual 

  • Art and Composition, Putting it All Together Series

  • Art Meditation

  • Mother/Daughter Art-making

  • One-on-One Art as Process

TEACHING ARTIST FOR ELDERS, 2006 – 2010

  • CEYA, Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts,
    2008– 2010

    • Mask Making – On Lok Adult Day Center, and Victorian Manor, San Francisco

    • Collaborative storytelling and drawing, Victorian Manor, San Francisco

    • Mandala lesson, including Andy Goldsworthy presentation by High School students

      and eco mandala creation, Victorian Manor, San Francisco

    • Patterns in art, Victorian Manor and Ruth Swindells Alzheimer’s Day Center, San Francisco

  • Alzheimer Creativity Workbook for Families, wrote and produced, 2005, Lodi, CA

 

ARTS RESEARCH CONSULTANT, 2008–2010

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) is an independent, nonprofit research institute, Half Moon Bay, CA

  • Arts Educator Facilitator, OER Academy on Arts Integration, 2009, KQED & Mills College

EVENT ORGANIZER
2016 NCWCA Art Journey Retreat, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art,
O’Hanlon Center for Art, Mill Valley, CA
2014 WCA Art Day @Djerassi, Women’s Caucus for Art, Djerassi Art Residence, Woodside, CA

2007-13 1st–7th Annual Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Fundraiser, Half Moon Bay, CA

AWARDS

2019 Artist in Residency, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
2017 Fellowship, Vermont Center for Art
2016 Artist in Residence, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2015 Artist in Residence Santa Fe Art Institute
2014 ISKME Big Ideas Fest Artist in Residence
2014 Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center Sponsorship Award
2013 Half Moon Bay Review Reader’s Choice Favorite Local Artist Honor Mention
2012 Peninsula Arts Council Diamond Award for Donor Sponsor - Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Fundraiser


ORGANIZATIONS
Asian American Women’s Artist Association, member
Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, past board member
WEAD, Women’s Environmental Arts Directory


EDUCATION
Masters of Transformative Art, JFK University, Berkeley
Traditional Kimono Sewing, Workshop Residency, San Francisco
Expressive Arts with Elderly Clients, JFK University, Pleasant Hill
Transformative Alignment, Art and Image as Guides, Pat Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R.
Holistic Approaches to Arts Education, JFKU, Berkeley
Dream it Build it, Installation Workshop, The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
Native American Pottery, Taos Institute of Art - Taos, New Mexico
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, San Jose State University

 

EXHIBITING ARTIST 2006-Present

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 

Dream Refuge for children imprisoned, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara,CA

2017  

Stories of Displacement Community Art Project, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

EO9066 Then They Came for Us, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Shining Light on Remembrance, Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA

2016           

Resilience & Identity,Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA

2015           

Storytelling and Ritual, Santa Fe Internment Camp, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2014   

Healing Adornment, Harbor Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA

2011   

In Liminal Space, Enso Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA


Select Group Exhibitions
2019

Emboldened, Embodied exhibition and performance, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, SF, CA
New Domestics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
And Then They Came for Me, Futures Without Violence Gallery, Presidio, SF, CA
NCWCA F213, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Domestics, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Break the Silence: Sharing Stories on Mental Health and Healing through the Arts,LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Agrarianaa, Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj), San Jose, CA
Fahrenheit 213, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Arc Gallery, SF,CA
Exclusion! The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco
2018

(Where) Do We Belong? Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle

New Domestics,Monterey Art Museum, Monterey, CA

Visual Art and Hallucination Installation and Talk, Canadian Anthropology Society CUBA Conference, Santiago, Cuba

Diasporic Alchemy, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

In(di)visible,Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas

2017           

Exclusion! The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco

9066, Voices of Japanese Americans from the Inside, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA

Justice for All? Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA

2016            

At Home in the World, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2015           

Welcome all Refugees, Santa Fe Art Institute, NM

Healing Shields, UCSF Women’s Medical Center, SF

2014           

Generation Nexus: Peace in the Post War Era, National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) Building 640 in the Presidio, SF

2013           

UnderCurrents, Asian American Women Artists Association, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center SOMArts Cultural Center, SF

Women's Work: Culture and the Feminine, artXchange Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2011            

Rootbound, Heaven and Earth, COCA, Carkeek Park, Seattle

SF Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason, SF

A Place of Her Own, Asian American Women Artists Assoc., SOMArts Cultural Center, SF