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1994 M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

1982 B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1978/79 State University of New York, Buffalo, NY


2004 – present Carnegie Mellon, Associate Professor, School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2006 Spring Korean National University of the Arts, Visiting Associate Professor, Seoul

1999 –2004 State University of New York at Buffalo, Assistant Professor of Art


2013 Sites of Passage through ArtUp: Israel/Palestine/Pittsburgh

2011 Camberwell College of the Arts, UK

Fayoum International Art Center through ArtUp, Fayoum, Egypt

2010 Blue Mountain Center Costs of War Residency, Blue Mountain, NY

1999 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland: a studio residency at Skoki Center

1992-94 Artist in Residence, Pennsylvania State Department of Corrections, Pittsburgh PA


2017 Resort, Fed Galleries at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand rapids MI, November 7, 2017 – January 31, 2018

2016 Choreography, Montgomery College, Tacoma Park MD, March 28 – May 9

2014-15 Call and Response, Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, NJ, December 19 –January 30,

2014 Suspension/Descension, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Pasadena CA, 3/15– 4/15

2008 Airborne, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 4/11 – 5/1

Pluck, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 1/18 – 3/2

2007 The Edge of Light, a solo show within a series of traveling exhibits, Paul Robeson Galleries,

Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 6/ 7 – 7/26; Seton Hall University Law School, South Orange, NJ

2006 The Annunciation II: VICTEORY (sic) and Zeitgeist, Gallery 175, Seoul, Korea,

When Pulse Becomes Pitch, (with David Tinapple) at Open Space for the Tangible Frequencies installation series presented by Interactive Futures 06, Victoria, British Columbia, January 26-29

2005 When Pulse Becomes Pitch (with David Tinapple), A/V, Rochester, NY, 10/13-11/29

Pressed, A Space, Toronto, Canada, 2/ 25 – 3/26

2004 Cleave, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, 10/22–11/28

2003 One Night Or A Thousand Others, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 11/13-12/19 (with Susanne Slavick)

Little Relief, Riverside Art Center, Chicago, IL, 9/12 – 10/0 (with Susanne Slavick)

Pressed, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, 2/10 – 3/7

2001 Democracy on Ice, Big Orbit, Buffalo, NY, 11/10 – 12/22

Stock Options, Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 10/4-11/4

Just Another Market Mop Up, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,

4/27 – 6/10; and CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 6/ 22 – 8/24

2000 Spring, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA, 3/10 – 4/6

2000 Just Another Market Mop Up, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 12/28 – 1/27

1999 Degree of Difficulty, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 9/15 – 10/22

1998 Wash Up: Tsunami Tidings, Broken Shore, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA

1996 Slugs, University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, 8/30-9/20

1995 Breaking Wind, USX Tower, Pittsburgh, PA

1994 Lavalas, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

a • d d r e s s i n g r o o m, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH

Once Upon A Time But Never Now, Washington & Jefferson College, PA

1993 President's Day Sale, Taylor Allderdice Exhibition Room, Pittsburgh, PA

1992 President's Day Sale, Hewlett Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1982 Three Films by Andrew Johnson, The Film Center, Chicago, IL


2016 PED Toronto, Koffler Gallery, Toronto ON, June 23, August 21, 2016

2014 A Bridge Not Far: China, (with PED Collective), curated by Patrick Macaulay, Harborfront

Centre, Toronto, ON, June 21 – September 21

2008-12 The Last Book, organized by Luis Camnitzer, Bibliothekssystem Universität Hamburg, Germany;

New York Public Library, Aguilar Branch, NYC 2011; Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland,

March 10 - July 31, 2010; National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires

2008 PED St. John’s, Sound Symposium XIV, St. John’s, Newfoundland, July 3-13

2007 PED Rio, FILE-Rio 2007, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3/19-April 24

2006 PED Chongqing, Tank Loft Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China, 6/1 – 6/4

2003 PED Tonowandas, Carnegie Art Center, Buffalo, NY, Sept. 14 – Oct. 19, also part of Doors Open Niagara, October 18 –19

2002 PED/Belfast, an interactive performance, FiX02 Festival, Catalyst Arts, 5th Belfast Biennial of Performance Art, December 5 – 8, Belfast, Ireland

2001 PED, an interactive installation at University at Buffalo Gallery, NY (with Paul Vanouse and Mille Chen)

2000 Herd About Buffalo, public sculpture sponsored by Burchfield-Penney Art Center and

Roswell Park Alliance, Buffalo, NY

1999 The River Mural Project, collaborative public mural at Key Bank, Skowhegan, ME

True Crimes, contributed to Critical Art Ensemble’s collaborative exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA

1996 Bemis Long Grain. Do Not Rinse Before Cooking., collaboration with Flo Hoy Wong, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

1993 Partecipart, Progetto Cuspide Venezia, Venice, Italy, June 24-26, 1993

2018 Artists Who Teach, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg PA, August 25- November 25

2017 Antidote for Trans Allegoria, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Mykonos Biennal Greece, September

Gateway to Freedom, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, as part of Back to Athens 5, Cheapart Gallery, Athens, Greece, June 8-30, 2017

Unloaded, (curated by Susanne Slavick), Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA, October 2018-February2019; Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne CA, September - October; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, June 9 – July 16; Paris on Ponce (with Dashboard), Atlanta GA, April 28 – May 19; Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland ME, March 16 – April 14; Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, January 20-February 18

Personals, Skowhegan New York Space, New York, NY, May 4 – June 8

Home Sweet Home, curated by Martha Zoupa, TWIXTlab, Athens, Greece, May 6-7

Active Voice, Artists Image Resource (AIR), Pittsburgh PA, January 31 – March 11

2016 Virtual Palestine, Curated by Dagmar Painter, Gallery Al-Quds, Jerusalem Fund, Washington, D.C., November 18 – December 16, 2016

Unloaded, (curated by Susanne Slavick), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, IN, October 7 – December 31; UICA, Grand Rapids, MI, March 31 – May 5 and July 5-31; Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, NY, February 3 – March 6, 2016

Politics and Power, Curated by Virginia Walsh, Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery,

Newburgh NY, October 8 – November 26

Art VOTES: Visualizing the Democratic Process, Gallery Bergen, Paramus NJ,

September 20 – November 11

The Map Is Not the Territory, curated by Jennifer Heath and Dagmar Painter, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, September 16 October 16, 2016; Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, OR, June 10 – August 20, 2016; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn MI, January 22 - May 15, 2016; Multicultural Arts Center, East Cambridge, MA, September 5 – November 3, 2015; P21 Gallery, London UK, June 11 – July 25, 2015; Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, May 15 - June 22, 2014; al Quds Gallery at The Jerusalem Fund, Washington, D.C., September 6 – October 18, 2013;

War on Women, a benefit for Planned Parenthood, Clear Story, Pittsburgh PA, October 20

2015 Unloaded, (curated by Susanne Slavick); Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb IL, August 24 – October 25; SPACE, Pittsburgh PA February 13 – April 26;

Off the Wall, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison WI, August 6 and 13

Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece, July 7-8

Forbidden Colors, Jerusalem Fund Al-Quds Gallery, Washington DC, June 3-August 15

The Drawing Board, DC Arts Center, Washington DC, January 15 - February14

Refugee Monument, (with Anonymous Stateless Immigrants), Berliner Herbstsalon,

Maxim Gorky Theater, Berlin, Germany, November 13-29

War on Women, Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Clear Story, Pittsburgh PA, November 19

Exercising Authority: Racial Minorities and the American Legal System, Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass OR, November 3 – December 11

The Double, Select Art Fair, Center 548, NYC, May 13-17

Out of Rubble, Center for Art Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, April 2 – May 16

Pursuing Art through Justice, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell MA,

March 18 – April 25

6th International Video Art Festival, Camagüey, Cuba, March 31- April 4

Animalia Agitatus, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro PA, February 4-28

Respond, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn NY, January17- February 22

6th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt, November 8-20, 2014; Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Center (DUCTAC), Dubai UAE, January 15-21, 2015.

2014 And We Have Countries, curated by Dagmar Painter, The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds, Washington D.C., November 21, 2014 – January 9, 2015

ISEA 2014, 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art (with Susanne Slavick), Dubai, UAE, October 8 – November 8

War on Women, curated by Vicky Clark for Planned Parenthood Benefit, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA, October 2, 2014

Out of Rubble, SPACE Gallery, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, PA, January 23-March 8, 2014; Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL, September 2 - October 16, 2014

Borders, Walls and Citizenship, curated by Tavia La Follette, Mattress Factory,

May 31 – July 20 and Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, June 6 – August 1, Pittsburgh PA, cancelled

The Drawing Show, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh PA, February 11–March 7

17 Days (vol.6), Bret Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred State College, NY, August 26 – September 17, 2013; Atrium Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, February 18 – March 25, 2014

Ossuary, curated by Laurie Beth Clark, Herron Gallery of IUPUI, Indianapolis IN, January 29 – February 15

2013 Animalia Agitatus, Clarion University Art Gallery, Clarion PA, November 21, 2013 through March 20, 2014

Ossuary, curated by Laurie Beth Clark, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville TN, October 4-26

Bad as I Wanna Be, organized by Joshua Bienko, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Queens NY, August 22 – September 22

Out of Rubble, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne CA, September 2

November 14; String Room Gallery Wells College, Aurora, NY, March 20-April 6

Meditations on Emancipation…, Bertha B. Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, NY, February 1 - March 9, 2013

2012 Out of Rubble, Bowling Green State University Galleries, OH, September 7 – October 7; Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown State University, PA, October 18 - November 18

Political Humor, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango CO, October 22 – November 17

Fauna: Figuring + Fathoming, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of PA, October 4 – November 15

Strange Glue: Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, CT, September 7 – November 20

VideoRover: Season 4, NURTUREart, Brooklyn NY, June 1-3; Videorover Project Space, June 4- December 14 p34-37

The Double, Cabinet, Brooklyn NY and LAXART, Los Angeles CA, May 9

Overlapping Memories, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh PA, February 10 – April 1 and Quart Jove Gallery, Valencia, Spain, February 24 – March 24, 2012

2011 Out of Rubble, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh PA, December 2, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Dislocation, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro PA, November 3-24 p18-19

Imprint of War: Responses in Print, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA, October 31-December 5, 2011

Sites of Passage, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh PA, September 9, 2011–February 12

No Glory, Form + Content, Minneapolis MN, September 8 – October 1

Exchange: Show Me the Money, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, April 29 – May 15

Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On, 523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, January 28 – April 29

Diasporas and Dreams, Penelec~Megahan~Bowman Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, January 25 - March 13

2010 Ray Johnson and a Book about Death, SAL Art Gallery, CW Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville, NY, November 1-5

Eat Me, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA, September 17 – October 9

SPILL > FORWARD, Medianoche, New York NY, July 30 – September 21

Another Way of Looking: Influences from Islam, The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, OH, May 21 – June 26

Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, Silver Springs, MD, April 23-25

2009 The Pandemic Show, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, November 14 – December 19

A Book About Death, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NYC, September 10-22

Gestures, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh PA, July 24 – January 10, 2010, curated by Katherine Talcott

Zoo Logic, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, July 11 – August 14

To Be or Not To Be: A Painter’s Dilemma, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, March 27 – April 25

2,191 Days and Counting, The Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, March 5-22

Bailout Biennial, Golden Belt, Durham, NC, January 16 – March 15

2008 Darwin’s Bicentennial: Art, Science and the Origin of Species, Ohio State University: Kuhn Gallery, Marion Campus, September 24 - October 30 and Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus Campus, November 12 - December 5 Screen Festival Oslo, Cinematheque, Oslo, Norway, October 24-26

In the Making, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, September 12 – January 10, 2009

Political Craft, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, May 9 – July 27

Illuminators, Art Koltsovo, Yekaterinburg Airport, Russia, April 11 – June

The Heroes Show, LUMP Gallery, Raleigh, NC, April 4 - 26

2007 Conceptually Bound, University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico, CA 11/13 –12/6; Mohr Gallery, Mountain View, CA, 4/1–5/26, 2008

Optica: the Gijon International Festival of Video Art, Spain, November 16-18

20th Instants Video, Galerie SoiXante AdaDa (Artistes Des Ateliers Dionysiens Associés), St. Denis, France, October 25 – November

The Desert Generation, Meneer de Wit, November 22; Artists House, Jerusalem, June 5-19 and Ha'Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 28 – July 28

H2O, VAD 2007, International Festival of Video and Digital Arts, Centre Culturel de Merce, Girona, Spain, October 17-21

Stories +/- Ornament, Sol Koffler Gallery, Center for Integrative Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 9/28-10/14

Images of Peace, The Albert Schweitzer Institute, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, 9-23 -10/14

Raw Tactics of the Subversive Body, a traveling video collection: Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 9/ 8; Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 9/20; and more.

EXiS: Experimental Film & Video Festival, Seoul, South Korea, August 24-30

FILE SAO PAULO 2007, (with David Tinapple), SESI Cultural Center, Brazil, 8/13-9/9

Global Eyes, SIGGRAPH 2007 Gallery, San Diego Convention Center, CA, August 5-9

Propaganda III World Tour, poster exhibit originated by START SOMA Gallery, opening July 4 in San Francisco; traveling to cities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East; eventually archived at Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Glassnost, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, June 8 – July 13

Best of Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Arts Festival, PPG Wintergarden, June 1-17, curated by Kathryn Talcott

Art Tech Media 2007, Casa America, Madrid, Spain, May 9-11(video screening)

The Heroes Show, Bryce’s Barber Shop and ROOM 30, Olympia, WA, May 5 – June 2

Loop Pool 007, 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, May 4-6; Lange Nacht der Kultur 2007, Kaiserslautern, Germany June 16-17; Pocket Film Festival Olhares, Castle Hill, Lisbon, Portugal, June 21-23; Capalbio Cinema, Capalbio, Italy, June 27-July 1.

Caught Looking, PNC Park Jumbotron, Pittsburgh, April 2

SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, February 20-24

2006 Terror? Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, September 11 - November 11

CologneOFF - Cologne Online Film Festival, April 11

After, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, MA, February 3 - March 19 (curated by Laura Donaldson)

100% Centennial, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, January 20 – March 5

Adding Insult to Imagery, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of PA, January 16 - February 17, traveled to Central Missouri State, Warrensburg, MO, September

2005 Disasters of War: from Goya to Golub, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, September 10 – December 11

Photography Plus, Bowman and Megahan Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, November 8 – December 7

Displacement, WORK Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 14 – November 13

Animal Nature, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, August 26-October 2

Glass House Refractions, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, NY, May 13-27

Skinless Capital, Open Source, Champaign, IL, April 30 – May 13

Inkjet, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA, March 12 – April 9

2004 Self Inflicted, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, November 19-December 30

War, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA, October 15-16

Introducing Palestine, American Friends Service, Pasadena, CA, 9/16 –November 12

Loom 3: Labeler, Chatham Label Mill, Pittsboro, NC, May 22 – 29

Flock and Fable, Chelsea Museum of Art, NYC, NY, May 6 – July 30

Objects in/and Visual Culture, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University,

March 1-20,

2003 Fables of Jean de la Fontaine, Center for Advanced Art and Culture, Institute for American Universities, Aix en Provence, France, April 2002; Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy, November 2002; Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, March 2003; Maryland Institute College of Art, November 14 –December 14

Re:cycle, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada, October 6 – November 16

Violent Violence, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6/27 – 8/10

2002 Falastine: Artists Against the Occupation, Ofuroya, Philadelphia PA May

Artists Crossing Lines, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA, November 1- January 3

Show: The Flag, The Armory, Pasadena, CA, May 12 – June 16

21st Century Exhibition, Skowhegan Alumni exhibition, New York, New York

Big Orbit Gallery: Ten Years of Spin on Western New York Art, Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY, 3/2 – 4/28, curated by Gerald Mead, Catalogue.

2001 Welcome to the Playground of the Fearless, Entropy/New Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY, December 14 – January 10

Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Market Street Gallery, Lockport, NY

Photographs by Artists Made for a Variety of Purposes, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001, September 8 – October 6

2000 Culture of Class, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

(In)Justice: Huntingdon Art Gallery, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL

Members' Show, Big Orbit, Buffalo, NY (Best of Show)

1999 Origins of the Species-ist, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Camouflage, L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME, summer

The Way Mayne (Maine) Was, Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME

Silenced Voices: an Affirmation of Human Rights, SPACES, Cleveland, OH, June 5 – July 30, catalogue.

76th Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Award.

8 – Hour Drawings, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

1998 New Voices/New Visions, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY

Apocalypse Now and Then: Art at the End of Time, DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 16 – March 13

Visiting Faculty Exhibition, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Nine: Indiana University of PA Art Faculty Exhibition, Indiana, PA

1997 Roundup, Rogue Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Chrome/osome, Associated Artist Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 3/1 – 4 19, catalogue

1996 Impacted by AIDS, Old Bemis Gallery, Omaha, NE

Diverse and Unified, Brewhouse, Pittsburgh, PA

Hearts and Other Body Parts, Ashwell Gallery, Beverly, MA

1994 Construct, Context & Code, Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH

1994 public property / PRIVATE AFFAIR, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Gallery, PA

Revivified Figuration, Rosebud Art Forum, Pittsburgh, PA

1994 No Man A Beast, G.S.I.A. Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1993 New Directions: A Survey of Contemporary Art, Rosebud Art Forum, Pittsburgh, PA

1992 Wedlock, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

International Telecommunications Live Performance Exchange, The Studio for Creative Inquiry, Pittsburgh, PA

International Telecommunications Exchange, The Children's Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Reflux, International Telecommunications Exchange in conjunction with the Saõ Paulo Biennale, Brazil, Hewlett Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Draw the Straight Line and Swallow It, Performance, Adamson Wing, CMU, PA

1991 Iron City Flux, Collaborative/Performance Art, Rosebud Art Forum, Pittsburgh, PA

1991 International Student Exhibition, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1990 International Student Exhibition, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1988 Myth & Fantasy, Limelight, Chicago, IL

1986 Six Chicago Filmmakers, The Funnel, Montreal, Canada

U.S.A. Experimental Films, Kommunalis Kino, Frankfurt, Germany

1985 Group Show, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL

1984 Ten Filmmakers, The Collective for Living Cinema, New York, NY

Experimental Film Coalition Juried Festival, The Film Center, Chicago, IL


2016 From The ‘Dream’ To the Cosmos, organized by Kasem Kydd and Kelli Clark, Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, January 29 – February 7

2015 I Tell My Neighbor the Artist – Don’t Draw Your Weapon, organized by Pitt Students for Justice in Palestine, William Pitt Union Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA, March 17- April


2016 Older than Yesterday’s News, Panel Chair, 26th International Sculpture Conference,: Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation, October 15-18, 2016

2015 Art and Conflict, satellite event for 71st Southeastern College Art Conference: Confluence, Carnegie Mellon University, October 24, 2015

Open Engagement, Carnegie Mellon University, introduction and screening of two videos, Pittsburgh PA, April 18

2014 Duquesne University, Center for Qualitative and Interpretive Research, Pittsburgh PA, September 24

Carnegie Mellon University, Drawing Damage, DRAW2014: Why Draw Now? Symposium, March 1, 2014

2013 Wells College, Gallery talk for 12th Annual Activism Symposium, Aurora NY, March 22,

Bowling Green State University Artist’s Talk for OUT OF RUBBLE, Bowling Green OH, September 10

Occupy Your Mind, Facilitator for Panel Discussion: Artists Reflect on “Art as Politics”, Occupy Pittsburgh, Bricolage Theater, Pittsburgh PA, March 9

Artist in Residence, IdeaLab, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, February 6

2011 University of the Arts London Lecture and Visiting Faculty at Camberwell College of the Arts, UK, November 21-25

SECAC Annual Conference, The Caesarean Urge, "Collage is /as / of" session, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA, November 9-12

Edinboro University, Artist Lecture, Edinboro PA, November 2

University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery Talk: Imprint of War, October 31

Allegheny College Art Galleries, Meadville, PA Lecture, January 25,

2010 Carnegie Mellon Center for the Arts in Society, Let me rephrase that” for Managing Perceptions: How to retool the War on Terror, with Adam Hodges, October 18

Blue Mountain Center, lecture for Costs of War session, Blue Mountain, NY, May 10,

Columbia College Chicago: Lecture for Critical Encounters; Fact and Faith, February 11

2009 Rutgers University, Panelist, To Be or Not To Be: A Painter’s Dilemma, Camden, NJ, March 27-28

2008 New York University, Cleavage for the Technology and Collage/Montage Roundtable, 6th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association, New York City, May 22-24

2006 University of Leeds, The Afterlife of Memory: Memoria/Historia/ Amnesia, CongressCATH 2006, CentreCATH (Centre for Cultural Analysis, History & Theory), Leeds, England, July 5-8,

Seoul University, Models of Narration and Narrator Models, Korea, May 17

Korean National University of the Arts, Artist’s Talk, Seoul, Korea

2005 Carnegie Mellon, (Im)Permanence: Cultures In and Out of Time, Center for the Arts in Society, Moderator/Commentator for Opening Time conference panel, Pittsburgh, October 13

The New School, NYC, “Democracy on Ice” for Words, Images, and the Framing of Social Reality conference, April 18

2003 University of Georgia, Athens, Athens, GA, November 13 (lecture/performance)

University of Georgia, Athens, Cortona, Italy, July 17, artist’s lecture

Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, July 14, artist’s lecture

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, Not in Our Stars, but in Ourselves

Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, February 27, Pressed

2002 Tri-State Sculptors Educational Association, co-sponsored by International Sculpture Center, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Oct. 11-13, Round/About Narratives

28th Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2002, University of Liverpool, England, April 5-7, Draw the Straight Line and Swallow It

2001 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Foul Play: On Social, Economic and Aesthetic Trappings

2000 Alfred University, Alfred, NY, artist’s lecture

Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA, artist’s lecture

1999 Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, artist’s lecture

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Degree of Difficulty

Danforth Gallery, Portland, Maine, artist’s lecture

1997 Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, artist’s lecture

Academy of Fine Arts at Skoki Center, Poznan, Poland, artist’s lecture

1996 University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, artist’s lecture

1995 Clark University, Worcester, MA, artist’s lecture

1994, 1993 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, The Synthesis of the Spiritual and the Sensual at Ajanta, presented to students in the History of Art and Religions courses.

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Step Right Up or Step Outside, public presentation emphasizing community involvement in the arts, sponsored by the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, and Sculpture Department.


2017 Hyperallergic, Swamp Accommodations VI in Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies, August 5.

American Flytrap, No. 1, “Sam I Am” image for “Post-Truth,” Rotland Press: Ann Arbor, 2017

2015 Counterpunch, “Rocking Horses” image for “Greece as a Euro ‘Economic Protectorate’” by Jack Rasmus, July 15.

2014 This Week in Palestine, review of Nowhere by Bashar Alhroub at Gallery One in Ramallah, September 2

2013 Cairo: Images of Transition, edited by Mikala Hyldig Dal, Verlag/Columbia University Press: Cairo, images and essays

2011 A New Tahrir Square, International Competitions in Architecture (ICARCH), 2011

2007 M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture (peer reviewed and edited by Larissa Hjorth and Olivia Khoo), Zeitgeist, a digital collage/essay for the Mobile issue, March

Hayden’s Ferry Review #39, Arizona State University, (cover art and images in Works of Witness section)

2006 Fables of La Fontaine, (illustrations), compiled and edited by Koren G. Christofides, translated by Constantine Christofides and Christopher Carsten, University of Washington Press

Draw the Straight Line and Swallow It in Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Painting: Hybridity, Hegemony, Historicism, Tate Liverpool Critical Forum 6, ed. Jonathan Harris, Liverpool University Press and Tate Liverpool (illustrated essay)

River City, (Ill Will issue), University of Memphis, Winter 2003

2002 Where Extremes Meet, The Brecht Yearbook 27, University of Wisconsin Press (cover illustration)


2017 The Domesticity of Abandonment explores dispossessed people and objects,” by Bill O’Driscoll, Pittsburgh City Paper, January 18

2016 PED Toronto, essay by Amy Lavender Harris, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, 2017, print and digital publication

New UICA exhibit focuses on guns in America, by Susan Shaw, Wood TV 8, Grand Rapids MI, March 30

Acts of Revolution: Local art shows unravel violence, search for change, by Amber Donofrio, Ithaca Times, February 18

2015 ‘Unloaded’ art exhibition examines politics of firearms, NIU Today, August 19, 2015

‘Unloaded’ at Space, by Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 1, 2015

Art preview: 'UNLOADED' exhibit aims to point out tragedies of gun violence, by Laura Byko, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 11

2014 Art exhibit canceled after dispute over boycott of Israel, by Bill O’Driscoll, City Paper, June 11

2013 Ortega y Gasset Gazette #2, September

Bad as I Wanna Be: An Interview with Joshua Bienko and Piper Brett by Sheilah Wilson, Temporary Art Review, October 3

Rubble’ in relief: Wells exhibit examines the destructive wake of war, by David Wilcox, The Citizen, Auburn NY, March 24, 2013

2012 Politics takes it on the chin, by Todd Holteen, Durango Herald, October 29

Outrage: Art, Controversy and Society, eds: Richard Howells, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, Judith Schachter, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, cover concept and artwork

Judgment and Decision Making (The Earthscan Risk in Society Series), by Baruch Fischhoff, Routledge (cover image and statement)

Art weighs U.S. role in 2 wars by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 25

2011 American and Egyptian artists put a fresh spin on global politics by Nadine Wasserman, Pittsburgh City Paper, December 7, 2011

Review: Mid-America’s Visual Arts Publication, April 2011 (reproduction)

Out of Rubble, edited by Susanne Slavick, Edizioni Charta, Milan, 2011, an anthology of works by forty international artists responding to the aftermath of war; includes discussion and reproductions of Formal Graffiti

A Sense of Place, Dave Hart, The Chapel Hills News, March 20 (reproduction of Lying Blanket)

Art and Politics Now: Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis, Susan Noyes Platt, Midmarch Arts Press: New York. A critical analysis of contemporary politically engaged art. Includes discussion and image of PRESSED.

Diasporas and Dreams, Gehring, Jacqueline, Kirschner, Shanna and Miller, Darren, Penelec~Megahan~Bowman Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, print and web catalogue, January 2011

2010 China Voices, edited by Lot Felizco and Madeleine Marie Slavick, Oxfam Hong Kong, (four color reproduction of Till)

CSU art gallery displays Islam’s true meaning, by Brittany Kula, The Cleveland Stater, June 9

2009 The Bailout Biennial, by Maria DeGuzman and elin o’Hara slavick, Culture Work: a Periodical Broadside for Arts and Culture Workers, an electronic publication of the University of Oregon Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy, October 2009, Vol. 13 No.4, (two reproductions)

Zoo Logic, in Nippertown, an online magazine based in the greater Capital Region/Hudson Valley regions of NY and western Massachusetts, August 13

Buzzes and Chirps by Meisha Rosenberg, Metroland, Volume 32. No. 31(Albany, NY)

As recession stalls economy, creativity booms by Dave Hart, The Durham News, February 14

“Bailout” Tackles Economy, by Michele Natale, The News Observer, February 8, review and reproduction of Futures

Artists Take Shot at Bailout, by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, Durham Herald Sun, January 30

troubles and hopes of the times, by David Fellerath, Independent Weekly and, January 28, review and reproduction of Choke

Budgetless Political Art…Blue Greenberg, The Herald Sun, January 25

Bailout Biennial, by Andrew Hibbard, The Duke Chronicle, January 22, reproduction

Bailout Biennial, Independent Weekly, Raleigh, NC, January 7, reproduction of Futures

2008 Tondo, Art Koltsovo, Yekaterinburg Airport, Russia, catalogue

Seduction, by Claire Howard, Peoria Journal Star, April 13

Pluck Video Engages…, Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 30, p.D3

2007 Global Eyes, SIGGRAPH Electronic Art and Animation, catalogue

Glassnost, essay by Paul Krainak, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, catalogue

FILE-Rio 2007, Electronic Language International Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, catalogue

Glassnost...., Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 27

CMU Exhibit brings transparency to art, Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, June 17

2006 The Breadth of What We Fear, by Nirmala Nataraj, SF Station, October 12

Tangible Frequencies, by Dene Grigar, Leonardo Online, March, 2006 2005

The Disasters of War: From Goya to Golub, by Nina Felshin and Brian Wallis, Wesleyan University, catalogue

Animal Nature, Steve Baker, Lane Hall, Jenny Strayer, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005, catalogue

Animal Nature, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14

How We See Animals, by Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune Reviewi, September 11,

2004 A Sense of Self by Kurt Shaw, Tribune Review, December 18

Artists Crossing Lines by Paul Krainak, Sculpture, January/February, p.78-79

2003 Exhibit looks at foreign policy…, by Julie Powell, Athens Banner Herald, (GA) November 12

Re:cycle artfully done, by Kamya Ramaswamy, The Silhouette, (McMaster University student newspaper), October 16

Get on Your Bikes and Ride, by Melissa Sandor, Buffalo Spree, September

Kritische kunst uit Amerika, Volkskrant, Amsterdam, July 17

Andrew Johnson installation puts viewer into Middle East conflict, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 4, p.B-5

2002 …Inspiration of Glass, Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 14

A Delicate Process, Kurt Shaw, Tribune Review, December 15 (reproduction)

Artists Shatter Boundaries, by Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dec. 13

Radio Interview, NVR Radio 100.6FM, Belfast, Ireland, December 8

Big Orbit Gallery: Ten Years of Spin on Western New York Art, by Elizabeth Licata

2001 Democracy on Ice, by Bernie Roddy, Artvoice, December 13

Pan American Exposition Secretly Celebrated Global Exploitation, by Janet Hinkel, altpress, December, 2001

On Hot Ice, by Richard Huntington, Buffalo News, November 23

Decent Exposure by Richard Huntington, Buffalo News, Summer, F4

The Fine Art of Tourism by Elizabeth Licata, Buffalo Spree, Jul/Aug,

Heavy Lifting by Bruce Adams, Buffalo News, June 8

Down in the Swamp with PED, by Elizabeth Licata, Blue Dog, May 10-16, p.28

2000 Spring by Paul Krainak, Sculpture Magazine, November, 2000, p. 71-72

just another market mop up, by Phyllis Evans, Artpapers, July/August, 2000, p.33

In a New Millenium, by Julia Morton, Chapel Hill News, 1/2/00, p. B4

1999 Celebrating Danforth, by Douglas Rooks, Maine Times, 9/30/99

Human Rights Make a Wrong, by Charles Yannopoulos, Cleveland Scene, 7/15/99, p.44.

Silenced Voices: An Affirmation of Human Rights, Amy Bracken Sparks, SPACES: 1999

Silenced Voices, by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, 7/10/99, pp.1E and 6E.

Founding Mainer Inspires Artists, by Selena Ricks, Portland Press Herald, 7/3/99, p. 8B

New Ideas…, by Mary Birdsong, Erie Times News, 5/27/99, p.17S,

Art Reviews, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 4/24/99.

14 Artists…, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2/6/99, p.C-7.

1998 Howling at the Edge of the Renaissance: SPACES and Alternative Art in Cleveland, 1978-1998, William Busta, SPACES: 1998, catalogue.

Study in Contrasts: Andrew Johnson’s Multilayered Works Both Attract and

Repel, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 3/27/98, pp. 27,41.

Apocalypse Now and Then by Stephanie Sprague, Reuters News Agency, 3/12/98

It’s the End of the World, Jung Won Kim, Art & Performance, volume 8, issue 99, 3/98, p6-7.

Art Notes by Donald Miller, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2/28/98, p.C-9.

Interview with Lincoln, Figlio, Messenger by Richard Steele, WBEZ

Radio Broadcast, Chicago, 2/10/98, 15 min. segment.

1997 Skoki ’97, Poznan Academy of Art, Poland: 1997, catalogue.

Chrome/osome, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: 1997, catalogue.

1996 Diverse and Unified by Graham Shearing, Tribune Review, 9/6/96, p.D3.

1995 Back to the Drawing Board by Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post Gazette,

3/19/95, p. 6, 14.

1994 Conscience-striking art, by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, 7/21/94, p.5-F, 12-F.

a•ddressing room, Cincinnati Post, 1/6/94.

1992 Andrew Johnson's Unimpeachable Political Message by Kyra Straussman, In Pittsburgh , 10/7/92. p.34, 37.

Presidents Day Sale at the Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon Magazine, Volume 11, No. 4, Winter 1992. p.7.


2013 Berkman Faculty Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon

2007 Center for the Arts in Society Grant, Carnegie Mellon

Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Grant

Greater Pittsburgh Artist Opportunity Grant

2005 Berkman Faculty Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon

Greater Pittsburgh Artist Opportunity Grant

2000 New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend (returned)

University at Buffalo Individual Development Award and Julian Park Award
VIDEOGRAPHER (for other artists)

2011 Stray Birds Sunset Full Moon, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh PA July 15

Bebop and Kidbop Performance, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh PA, July 9

2008 Syrinx Ensemble with Anthony Braxton, National Aviary, Pittsburgh PA, May 31/June 1

2005 River Piano by Michael Pestel, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh PA, April 2


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