EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Arts, May 2008, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Tufts University), Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts, May 2001, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; Anthropology & Studio Art; Cum Laude, Dean’s List, College Scholar

Tibetan Studies Semester Abroad, September 1999 - February 2000, SIT (School for International Training) India, Nepal and Tibet


 

PROFESSIONAL

2012-Present Director/Founder, The Famagusta Ecocity Project A movement in Cyprus to transform an occupied ghost town of Varosha and the surrounding city of Famagusta into a model ecocity.

2004-Present Freelance Artist, Videographer and Video Editor, New York ('08-present; editing and videography), San Francisco ('01-'04, painting) and Boston ('04-'08, painting, doc. filmmaking & video journalism); clients include Oxfam International, UNDP, Global Nomads Group, ASPCA, and more.

2012-2013 Video Editor for the documentary Olympia Dukakis: Undefined (working title); Ella Bean Productions, New York, NY

2010 Media Maker & Consultant, Cyprus Community Media Center, UNDP, Nicosia, Cyprus

2009-2010 Documentary PA, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,US & US Media, New York, NY

2007-2008 Curator, New England Gallery of Latin American Art (NEGLAA), Boston, MA

2007 Video Journalist & Writer, The Cyprus Mail newspaper (web edition), Nicosia, Cyprus

2006 Post-Production Assistant, Today the Hawk Takes One Chick, Director: Jane Gillooly, Boston, MA

2000 Art Gallery Manager and Curator, Art Street Inc., Boston, MA

2001-02 Professional Artist in Collaboration (project for disabled adults), Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL


 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015 -- Visiting Instructor in New Media, University of Maryland, Bethesda

2013-present Private Swimming Instructor, New York, NY

2010-2014 Swimming Instructor at Imagine School of Swimming, New York, NY

2012 Guerrilla Media-Making Workshop, Cyprus Community Media Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

2007 Teaching Assistant, Documentary Production, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

2006 Teaching Assistant, Editing and Post-Production, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

2002 Printmaking Instructor, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL


 

SCREENINGS, FESTIVALS, EXHIBITIONS & CONFERENCES

2014 TedX Limassol speaker; The Famagusta Ecocity Project; Limassol, Cyprus

2014 Building Sustainable Communities; Conference speaker; University of Maine, Oct 2014, Orono, Maine

2014 Munich Museum The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace - Divided Cities, Munich, Germany

2014 Grossman Gallery screening of "Hidden in the Sand" Lafayette College, New Jersey

2014 London School of Economics "Reviving Famagusta: From Ghost Town to Ecocity?"

2014 Famagusta Ecocity Project Architectural Design Studio launch (conference organizer) - Derynia & Famagusta, Cyprus

2013 International Motion Festival, Ripples, Nicosia, Cyprus

2012 Mapping Meaning conference participant for Famagusta Ecocity Project, Capitol Reef Field Station, UT

2011 Doc Europa III, Hidden in the Sand represents Cyprus; one of 4 out of 27 directors invited to attend; Cascais and Porto, Portugal

2011 Allegheny College, Symposium speaker at Global Citizenship conference Diasporas & Dreams, with screening of Hidden in the Sand, Allegheny, NY

2009 Greek Cultural Center, Hidden in the Sand, Astoria, NY

2009 Istanbul University, Hidden in the Sand, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 Nicosia Documentary Film Festival, Hidden in the Sand; Nicosia, Cyprus

2008 Yale University, Hidden in the Sand, New Haven, CT

2008 New York City Greek Film Festival, Hidden in the Sand, New York, NY

2008 New York City Peace Film Festival, Hidden in the Sand, New York, NY

2008 Museum of Fine Arts, Hidden in the Sand, Boston, MA

2008 Space Other at Other Spaces, Hidden in the Sand, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008 Contested Territories, Colloquium speaker with screening of Hidden in the Sand, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

GRANTS, HONORS, & PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2009 Chingasos: solo exhibition for Raul Gonzales (curator), Best Solo Show of Boston, MA

2008 Aidekman Art Gallery, Permanent Collection, Hidden in the Sand, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2007 Tisch School of Active Citizenship Summer Fellowship, Hidden in the Sand, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2007 27 Place De L’ Europe, Cyprus representative, Paris, France

2007 Grant Recipient to assist Andrea Zittel at High Desert Test Sites, awarded by SMFA Boston, MA

2006-07 Dean’s Discretionary Fund & Graduate Travel Scholarship,Hidden in the Sand,SMFA, Boston, MA

2006 Painting, Reflections on the Aegean, selected as design for Zehetmair Quartet advertising campaign, Cyprus

2005 Graduate Student Research Award; Hidden in the Sand doc research in Cyprus, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2002 Painting, Metamorphosis selected as design for the Vienna String Soloists nationwide advertising campaign, Nicosia, Cyprus.