Teaching and Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2017    

Community Project Coordinator, “Map(ing) 2017” Multiple Artists Printing, biennial community based print project, Arizona State University, School of Art: Tempe, AZ

2016    

Panelist, “When Push Comes to Shove: Women in Power Symposium”, moderated by Sara Cochran: director of SMoCA: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Panel Chair, Presenter and Organizer, “Appropriation in Post Digital Culture”, Rocky Mountain Print Alliance (RMPA), regional printmaking conference: Boise, Idaho

Panelist, “Map(ing) Indigenous Ways of Being Symposium”, hosted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Women’s and Ethnic Studies program: Colorado Springs, CO   

2015    

Panel Presenter and Organizer, “Appropriation in Post Digital Practices”, Impact 9, International Printmaking Conference, China Academy of the Arts: Hangzhou, China

 Community Project Coordinator, “Map(ing) 2015” Multiple Artists Printing, biennial communitybased print project, Arizona State University, School of Art: Tempe, AZ

2014    

Symposium Presenter: “MOMENTUM: Women, Art & Technology”, curated by Muriel Magenta, professor ASU School of Art:  Night Gallery Tempe, AZ

2013

Panel Presenter and Organizer“Appropriation is Post Digital Culture”, Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference, University of Dundee:  Dundee, Scotland

 Project Coordinator, “Map(ing) 2013” Multiple Artists Printing, biennial community based print project, Arizona State University, School of Art: Tempe, AZ

2012 

Presenter, “ Service Learning and Collaboration, Map(ing)”, El Segundo Simposio de Grafica: Carpetas de Artistas y Formatos Tridimensionales, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua: Chihuahua, Mexico

Presenter“Conversant Appropriation in Art and Culture”, Hawaii University International Conference on Fine Arts: Honolulu, HI

2011  

Panel Presenter and Organizer“Conversant Appropriation in Art and Culture”,  International Fine and Performing Arts Conference, Athens Institute for Education and Research:  Athens, Greece

Community Project Coordinator, “Map(ing) 2011” Multiple Artists Printing, biennial community based print project, Arizona State University, School of Art: Tempe, AZ

2010

Panel Presenter and Organizer“Bona Fide: The Notion of Authenticity in Images and Objects”, International Fine and Performing Arts Conference, Athens Institute for Education and Research:  Athens, Greece

2009                 

Editor, MAPC Journal,  co-editor with Erik Waterkotte for Mid America Print Council Journal, a national art publication focusing on current themes within the printmaking community.

Community Project Coordinator, “Map(ing) 2009” Multiple Artists Printing, biennial community  based print project, Arizona State University, School of Art: Tempe, AZ

2008                 

Panel Presenter and Organizer“Printmaking as a System of Language”, Mid America Print  Council, Annual Conference: Fargo, ND

2007                 

Panel Presenter and Organizer“The Social Agency of Printmaking”, Southern Graphic Council, Annual Conference: Kansas City, MO.

2005                 

Community Project Coordinator, “Ripple – Respond: Relieve: Rebuild”, benefit art auction, Scottsdale Center for the Arts:  Scottsdale, AZ

2001-2   

Graphic Designer/Artist, graphics and spatial design for theatrical applications.  DS Arts: Dallas, TX

Gallery Director, curator, installation and promotion of gallery.  Cedar Valley College: Dallas, TX

Freelance Artist, custom fabrication of theatrical props.  Winn Morton Designs: Langcaster, TX

Freelance Artist, custom fabrication of theatrical props.  Peter Wolf Productions: Dallas, TX

2000   

Freelance Designer, print advertising graphics.  Trumeau:  Dallas, TX

Curator, “Books As Art”, Dallas Public Library: Dallas, TX

Director, “Affinity Program”, community based networking program for artists.  DVAC:  Dallas, TX

1999       

Group Leader, Affinity Program.  Dallas Visual Art Center: Dallas, TX

1998

 Designer/Artist, graphics for web site, print publications, theatrical set illustrations and custom fabrication of theatrical props.  CommuniLux Productions: Dallas, TX

1997         

Printmaking Assistant, assisted with fine art print production.  Graphics Studio: Tampa, FL  

1996-8        

Freelance Illustrator, digital illustrations for university publication.  University of Dallas: Irving, TX

1996      

Author, “Debossed Printing”, Inksmith, November-January, 1996 issue.  Daniel Smith Catalog: Seattle, WA

1995            

Freelance Designer, presentation portfolio designs.  Storm Productions: Denver, CO

1994        

Freelance Illustrator, design, illustration, and color separations.  Wildwood Productions: Madison, WI

 Printmaking Assistant, assisted with fine art print production.  Tandem Press: Madison, WI

Conservation Technician, repair for library books.  Memorial Library: Madison, WI      

1993           

Graphic Designer, conceptual designs and film separations for silkscreen applications.  Clients included Harley Davidson, Budweiser, and Miller Breweries.  Holoubek, Inc.: Waukesha, WI

Teaching Experience

2013-15 Assistant Director for Recruitment and Retention, School of Art, Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ

2010-   Associate Professor, Printmaking, intaglio and digital processes for printmaking; introductory through graduate level courses.  Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, School of Art,Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ

2010-    Honors Faculty Advisor, representative faculty advisor in the School of Art for the Barrett’s Honors College, Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ

2010-11 Interim artCORE Director, oversee Teaching Associates in the artCORE foundations program. Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, School of Art, Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ

2004-10  Assistant Professor, Printmaking, intaglio and digital processes for printmaking; introductory through graduate level courses.  Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, School of Art, Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ

2002-4  Visiting Assistant Professor, Printmaking, intaglio and artists’ books courses for introductory through advanced levels.  Concept Studio-Systems and Processes, conceptual development course that is part of the foundations program.  Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art: Pittsburgh, PA

2000-1 Visiting Assistant Professor, Printmaking, intaglio and artists’ books courses for introductory through graduate levels.  University of North Texas, School of Art and Design: Denton, TX

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Mary Hood

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IMG_2374 Et in Arcadia ego: Even in Arcadia, there I am.” This Latin memento-mori phrase is cautiously reminding us that complexity resides in apparent simplicity. In my recent works I explore the mystery and symbolic secrecy of utopian Arcadia, historically celebrated as an unspoiled and harmonious wilderness devoid of the impact of human civilization. It is glorified as the spontaneous result of a life lived naturally, uncorrupted by civilization in pastoral simplicity. Yet, creation is by nature is both harmony and conflict. As guardians of Arcadia, it is our work to guide conflict to harmony, though all too often conflict is used as a means of personal gain. My recent work exists in this utopian environment at the luminous point in time between day and night, where imagination is unquestioned and empowered to construct new a worldview. The world we live in often feels shaped by catastrophic events, both internal and external, and a sense of looming crisis seems to provide the structure of feeling for our time. This work investigates utopian and dystopian constructions; exploring the boundaries between the idealized and abstracted spaces of an immaterial world. Without becoming too didactic, my narratives allude to themes within contemporary culture that express a political or social point of view, using animals as a metaphor for human behaviors and contemporary events. Because bears have been known to live on all continents with the exception of Australia* they serve as my primary metaphor, though I also make images of birds that fly into invisible fences, dogs who are sleeping while on guard, bunnies who are unwillingly displaced, and eagles that run through forests trying to escape world scrutiny. The act of rendering visible the difficult, the uncertain, and the unconscious helps me to understand how the precarious nature of life can be examined and how it makes us feel. *(Note: the Koala Bear is not considered to be a member of the eight major bear groups, but is a marsupial.)

For many years prior I worked with the idea of Silence in artist’s books, prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, sound, and installations that sought to create a temporal environment for experiencing Silence. In 2000 my ideas turned to the abstract notion of Time, which, like Silence, is purely rhetorical rather than factual in its definition. In the fall of 2004 I fully turned my attention to the Now and began hand creating Ten Thousand Tears. This  project was an important tool for me to reflect upon the  environmental, social and political unrest in our chaotic global theatre.  A series of prints and artists books followed in which water is pooling, overflowing, diverting and escaping. The water in turn becomes the substance of reflection and a symbol for our collective sub-consciousness, and within each drop of water I etched my fingerprint to give an individual identity to the symbolism in the image.   ~  Mary Hood