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University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A. Art, New Genres, June 1992

University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Fine Arts, June 1988

East Los Angeles College
A.A. Liberal Arts, May 1985


1992-Present Japanese American National Museum
Vice President of Operations and Art Director
Work closely with the President and CEO with the management of the Museum and physical campus and the development of the Museum’s extensive exhibition program. Manage the Production unit, which is responsible for the design and fabrication for most Museum projects including exhibitions, publications, and other Museum collateral. This includes installation schedules, staffing, budgets, sub-contracts, and reports ensuring projects arrive on time and on budget. Have experience working collaboratively with numerous designers including Robert Wilson, Ralph Appelbaum & Associates, Chermayeff & Geismar, and ADOBE LA. Developed and produced numerous exhibitions working with consultants, artists, and entrepreneurs including 20 Years Ago Today: Supporting Visual Artists in Los Angeles, The Giant Robot Biennale, and Glorious Excess: Paintings by Mike Shinoda. Served as Chief Curator for numerous art and cultural exhibitions including Crossings: 10 Views of America's Concentration Camps, Zen Garage, Exploration Lab and American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection. Have worked collaboratively with numerous institutions including Watts Towers, Self-Help Graphics, Chinese American Museum, Korean American Museum, California African American Museum, and the Skirball as co-project director of the collaborative arts partnership project entitled finding family stories.

NCPD Program Developer

Responsible for the development of a multi-faceted educational program for the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an affiliate institution of the Japanese American National Museum that opened to the public in the fall of 2005. This included developing numerous advisory councils, the interactive exhibition Fighting For Democracy, the media piece Dilemmas + Decisions, and an Educators Tool Kit that included numerous curricula and lesson plans. Developed the public art component, Commonwealth that brought together professional artists and high school students to create temporary public art installations. Currently managing the traveling exhibition Fighting For Democracy that is on a five year, ten city tour across the United States.

1995-Present Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Art Faculty
Develop and implement a New Genres class into current school curriculum. Emphasis in this class is the conceptualization and implementation of alternative art making strategies and techniques. Responsible for class criteria, lesson plans, lectures, slide presentations, student critiques, and grading. In 2005, received funding from the Keck Foundation to develop and implement the Science Technology and Arts Resource Lab (STAR LAB) with Biology and Geometry classes.

2004-2010 City of Culver City
Cultural Affairs Commisioner
The 5-member Commission is charged with the administration of the City Art Fund; acquisition, installation, improvement, and insurance of art work; sponsorship and support of performing arts programs; acquisition and improvement of real property for the purpose of displaying art work; maintenance of utility charges related to art work; review and acceptance of art work donated to the City of Culver City; and approval of Architecture as Art proposals.

1997-1998 University of California, Irvine
Developed and implemented lesson plans for Digital Imaging class. This studio art class emphasized the critical examination of media technology, specifically digital imagery, and its impact on culture. Responsible for demonstrations in photoshop, lectures, slide presentations,
student critiques, and grading.

1993-1994 Cypress College
Adjunct Faculty
Developed and implemented lesson plans for Mixed Media and Painting class. Responsible for lectures, slide presentations, student critiques, and grading.

1992 Windward High School
Visiting Teacher
Developed and implemented lesson plans for Senior Studio and 3D art classes. Purchased materials and maintained equipment in 3D studio. Responsible for lectures, slide presentations, student critiques, and grading.

1991-1992 Museum of Contemporary Art
Outreach Educator
Prepared and conducted innovative art lessons for culturally and linguistically diverse communities whose members have had no previous exposure to Modern Art. Lessons included interactive guided tours of exhibitions at MOCA.

1990-1992 University of California, Los Angeles
Teacher Associate
Assisted Professor in new genres art classes by analyzing, critiquing, and grading students’ artwork. Other duties included developing class projects and teaching students how to edit video tapes.
1989-1992 University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate Student Researcher
Worked as a professor’s research assistant on projects such as “CLOSE RADIO” tapes with Paul McCarthy.

1990-1992 Palms Junior High School, LAUSD
Education Aide III
Tutored ESL (Spanish speaking) students in English, Reading, History, and Health. Assisted students in Industrial Arts class using Macintosh computers.

1979-1990 Music Plus Video/Show Industries
Assistant Manager/Advertising Coordinator
Responsibilities included scheduling employees, ordering products, daily closeout, public relations, shipping and receiving, security, collections, maintenance, and inventory.



The Allegory of Moby Dick or The Oceanic Feeling of Whiteness- Museum of Man, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA


Art Intersections- Asian-Latino Pop-Up Museum– Silver Spring, MA


Goon Squad Garage- Chico and Chang– San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Dragon Boy- Year of the Dragon – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA


Listen With Your Eyes- Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Round Trip- Eight ELAC Alumni Artists– Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA

Reactions- Water Works, Benefit for Japan – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

Outhouse- Year of the Rabbit – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA


Re:Cycle- Bike Culture in Southern California– Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA

Tora Tora Tora- Year of the Tiger – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA


Goon Squad Garage- New Offerings from Angel City– Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

Bone Appétit- Free to a Good Home 2: Dogs – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

22 250 @ 50mJab/Strong/Fierce – Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra, CA

Recession Proof Art or Buy Me a Steak Dinner- Year of the Ox – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

Goon Squad Garage- You Are Here – Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA


Dyn-o-mite- Post-It Show 3 – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

Yes We Can- Exchange Rate: 2008 – Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, CA

East L.A. Drift- Ebbs and Flows – Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

Never Forget- LA vs WAR – The Firehouse, Los Angeles, CA

First Signs of Serial Killer- Year of the Rat – Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

Everybody Loves an Asian Boy- The Nature of Water – Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra, CA

Rice Rocket 2.0- Hybrid Theories- Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, Pomona, CA
white elephant- COLA 2007- Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA

Papertiger- Miccailhuitontli- Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Fast and the Furious- L.A.225- Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
It’s a White Sale- Against the Grain- Caracola Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rice Rocket- Tigers and Jaguars: LA’s Asian- Latino Art Phenomenon - Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

JLS Series: Requiem- Whose Who’s California- Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
It’s a White Sale- Luck of the Draw(ing)- UCLA Kinross Building, Parking Lot 36, Los Angeles, CA

love is...- Corazones de Aztlan Annual Art Auction- Self Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, CA

Sound Living: JLS Series- Sony Picture Studios, Culver City, CA
Speaker Table#1: JLS Series- Ready or Not- Delirium Tremins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

El Chinito- Otra Vez Gallery, Self Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, CA.
Untitled (Self Portrait)- Day of the Dead Show- Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Grayscale- L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA.
Pheromones- The Game- Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Jasonproject- Web Site- California Civil Liberties Public Education Program,

The World On Time- Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
05.05.00- University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD.

Camera Obscura or Fat Man/Little Boy- Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

Yellow River- Private TV Public Living Room, L.A. Freewaves- The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Hatfields and the McCoys or It's a White Sale- Riverfront Properties- Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to Scenic Sun Country- Six Views of Internment- Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

Your Photo Spot- Japanese American Group Show- Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA
Always- TV at Large-John Ansen Ford Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Japonisme- The Autobiography of Difference- Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
Japonisme- LACPS 8th Annual Auction- Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
World Record (Pronounced REE-CORD)- Then Becoming Now- Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
Always- Bearing Witness: Memories of Japanese American Internment- California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Always- Videoscape: An Asian American Video Showcase- Asian Cinevision, New York, NY

Westworld- Virgin Territories- Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Family Values- Breaking Barriers- Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Panopticon- M.F.A. Thesis Show- Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, Westwood, CA
Always- Relocations and Revisions- Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Look, See - Listen API Visions group show-Highways Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Always- AFI National Video Festival, KCET Independent Eye
General Idea and UCLA- Highways Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Always - Peach Boy- L.A. Freewaves, George Lucas Instructional Building, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
I Am The American Artist- Teleconference with Seoul National University- Powell Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Westwood, CA
Manifest Destiny- Windward School Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

President’s Book Show- Dickson Art Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Westwood, CA
Zero Hour- Warner Studios, Culver City, CA

$20,000- National Coalition for Redress and Reparations, 10th anniversary Conference-Cal State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

See Bomb Drop- from Dick and Jane series- Westwind Magazine
Prayer Wheel- Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, Westwood, CA
Tarred and Feathered- Friday The 13th Show-Mag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


C.O.L.A. 2006-2007 Individual Artists Fellowships, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 2007
Artist in Residence, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 2006
Metro Rail Gold line Extension, Awarded public Arts component for the E.L.A. Civic Center Station, 2004
California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, California State Library, 2000
J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts Fellowship, California Community Foundation, 2000
LACPS/National Endowment for the Arts Commission (NEA), Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, 1997
Art Matters Fellowship, Art Matters Inc., 1997
Japanese American Internment Commemorative Grant, Community Redevelopment Agency, 1994
Rockefeller Travel Grant, College Art Association, 1992
Arts Recovery Grant, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, 1992
UCLA-Arnold S. Bing Award; UCLA Art Council Award (x2); Registration Fee Grant (x2);
Joe Bevis Scholarship; Dean’s Honor List (x3).
ELAC-Dean’s Honor List (x2); President’s Award; Third Place, Drawing, ELAC Art Fair; A.A. Cum Laude.


Speaker, “Colloquium,” University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015

Career Session Leader, “Arts Summit,” Getty Grant Program’s Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Program, J. Paul getty Museum, 2012-2015

Panelist, “Feeding the Spirit,” American Association of Museums, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 2011

Panelist, “Round Trip Artist’s Panel,” Vincent Price Art Museum, 2011

Speaker, “Lecture in the Garden at Dusk,” Cloud House of Art and Culture, 2009

Panelist, “After the Bomb, A General Discussion,” The Atomic Testing Museum, 2009

Radio Show Guest, “KNPR’s State of Nevada with Ian Mylchreest,” KNPR Radio, 2009

Panelist, “Building Identity and Tolerance,” Museum Educators of Southern California, LACMA, 2009

Speaker, "Conversations with the Artists, COLA 2007"- Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2007
Panelist, "Best Practices in Arts Education,"- DCA Art Matters Conference 2006
Radio Show Guest, "Morning Review with Eisha Mason/Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,"- KPFK Radio, 2005
Panelist, "Community Arts in Little Tokyo,"- Los Angeles County Performing Arts CommissionÕs Arts Congress, 2003
Speaker, "Levis, Vatos and Soul, The Asian American Experience in L.A.,"- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2003
Gallery Talk, "Point-Of-View Series,"- J. Paul Getty Museum, 2002
Discussion Leader, Getty Grant Program's Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship, 1997-2007
Moderator/Presenter, "Unveiling Common Ground: Cross Cultural Collaboration Between Museums and Communities."- American Association of Museums Conference, Los Angeles, 1998
Guest Lecturer, Intermedia Art, U.C. Irvine- Daniel J. Martinez, Instructor, 1996
Roundtable Speaker, Getty Internship Seminar Program,- J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995
Guest Speaker for "Issues in the Arts"- at California State University, Long Beach. Beverly Naidus, Instructor, 1994
Guest Speaker for "New Scholars, New Scholarship: Research by recipients of Rockefeller Travel Grants"- at CAA 81st Annual Conference, 1993


Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Civic Center Station – Station Artist and collaborative station design with Frank Villalobos/Barrio Planners, Metropolitan Transit Authority, 2009.

Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues – Collaborative program development and exhibition with Eric Nakamura, Japanese American National Museum, 2007.
Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden – Collaborative exhibition design with Hirokazu Kosaka, Japanese American National Museum, 2007
People Sharing Accord(PSA) – Artist in Residence for digital photography at the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Senior Center, 2005-06.
Boyle Heights: The Power of Place – Art Director in collaboration with ADOBE LA, Japanese American National Museum, Weingart Gallery, September 2002.
Common Ground: The Heart of Community – Co-designer with ADOBE LA, Japanese American National Museum, Opening Exhibition, January 1999.
Mierle Laderman Ukeles- Collaborated in the development of "Unburnings" with the Artist, MOCA, and the New Genres class at LACHSA for the exhibition UNCOMMON SENSE, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
VU’s From The Pacific Rim- Curated Video program for the 1992, Society for Photographic Education, Western Region Conference.
Bruce & Norman Yonemoto-Production Assistant on TRANSVOICES film project.
API Visions-Collective of artists working to develop Asian Pacific Islander visual art and analysis. Output from this group included TYPHOON magazine, art shows, and educational forums for the discussion and development of Asian Americans in the arts.
Pacific Ties-Created artwork for this UCLA publication on Asian Pacific Islanders.
GIDRA-Assisted in the layout of the 20th Anniversary edition of this magazine dedicated to the struggles of Asian/Pacific Islanders.
George Herms-Assisted in thnstallation of MOON DIAL. Public sculpture displayed in Beverly Hills, CA on Santa Monica Boulevard. from Spring 1988 to Winter 1990.
Alexis Smith-Assisted in the construction of a large scale backdrop for SAME OLD PARADISE. Exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, NY from 10/10/87 to 1/11/88.
Los Illegals-Worked as a stage technician for various live shows between 1981 through 1984. Worked with all instruments as well as sound and light boards.
Hammel Elementary School-Painted a mural for school’s beautification project. Located at Brannick and Dozier in East Los Angeles.


Computer-Macintosh and PC, Emphasis in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator. Also familiar with After Effects. iMovie, and Golive.
Video editing-Linear and Non-linear editing experience. 3/4” and 1/2” insert and assemble editing. Experience with video mixing board, several types of video cameras, audio equipment, and lighting.
Photography-Single lens reflex camera. Black and white developing and processing.
Carpentry-Familiarity with hand and shop tools, arc welding and the acetylene torch.
Office machines- 10 key, typewriter, collating Xerox machine.
Fluent in Spanish.


Available upon request.