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Jessica Cuni M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art
Surdam Hall 105
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address: cunij@greenmtn.edu
(802) 287-8308; Fax: (802) 287-8080
Website: jessicacuni.com

Education
Brooklyn College
Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, 2004
Swarthmore College
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 2000
Studio Arts Center International, 1998
Florence, Italy

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
The Whitney Center, Hamden, CT (11/2009)
Gallery 195, New Haven, CT (1/2005)
Kaori Kitao Gallery, Swarthmore, PA (5/2000)

Group
Paint!, Climate/Gallery, New York, NY (11/2009)
Somewhat Off the Wall, New Haven, CT (9/2009)
Firehouse Art Gallery, Milford, CT (7/2008)
ArLoW Art + Design, Kehler Liddell Gallery,
New Haven, CT (2/2006)
Small Works Exhibition, Kehler Liddell Gallery,
New Haven, CT (12/2005)
Artspace City-Wide Open Studios,
New Haven, CT (10/2005)
Arte Gallery, New Haven, CT (9/2005)
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT (5/2005)

Teaching Experience
Southern Connecticut State University Art Department, New Haven, CT
(1/07 – 5/07, 1/08 – current)
Adjunct Lecturer. Design curriculum and teach Foundation Drawing Class.

Amistad Academy, New Haven, CT
(9/2004 – 6/2005)
Art Teacher. Designed and implemented studio art curriculum for 5th and 6th grade students.

Brooklyn College Art Department, Brooklyn, NY.
(1/2003 – 5/2003)
Teaching Assistant, painting class. Created open dialogue with students to further their work. Assisted in individual and group critique, led group discussions. Maintained studio and ordered supplies.

Swarthmore College Art Department, Swarthmore, PA.
(9/2000 - 5/2001)
Teaching Assistant, painting class and foundation art class. Created open dialogue with students to further their work. Assisted in individual and group critique, led group discussions. Maintained studio and ordered supplies.

Recent Awards

  • Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT (2009). Selected artist for permanent installation.

  • Juror’s Award, Firehouse Art Gallery, Milford, CT (2008)

  • Arte Grant Recipient, New Haven, CT (2005)

  • ArLoW (Artist Lofts Westville) selected resident, New Haven, CT (2005)

  • Finalist, Henry Luce Foundation Scholars Program, Swarthmore College (2004)

  • The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Brooklyn College (2004)

  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities Award Recipient, Brooklyn College (2004)

  • Charles G. Shaw Award for Excellence in Painting, Brooklyn College (2003)

Selected Bibliography & Public Artist Talks

  • Governor’s Institute on the Arts, VT, Visiting Artist Lecture, 7/2010

  • The Whitney Center, Artist Talk to accompany solo exhibition, 11/2009

  • City-Wide Open Studios Curated Tour Artist Talk (10/2006)

  • Genocchio, Benjamin. "Display of Hispanic Talent, From the Folkloric to the Contemporary", New York Times, 6/18/2006

  • W-SHU Log Island National Public Radio (NPR), Interview with Esperanza Leon, 5/2006

  • Leon, Esperanza, Stone Spirits, catalogue to accompany exhibit, 6/2006

  • Artspace Artist Talk, 2006

  • Birke, Judy. "Two Artists from Two Worlds Seek Harmony and Balance," New Haven Register, 10/22/2005

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