OLIVIADENIS OliviaDenis.com ď‚&#x; OliviaYvonne@gmail.com 4632 Campus Avenue, San Diego California 92116 ď‚&#x; 207 232 4994
Education 2014 Master of Fine Arts Applied Design, Woodworking/Furniture San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art, Sculpture; Biological Science Minor summa cum laude, Honors College graduate University of Maine, Orono, ME Professional Experience 2013 Artist Assistant, Vicki Leon Glass Studios; San Diego, CA Assist in grant writing; develop designs for public art proposals; assemble production jewelry and sculpture; maintain equipment and studio. 2012-13 Grader, School of Art History; San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Par-Score grade entry; essay grading; Blackboard data entry. 2011-12 Teaching Assistant, San Diego State University; San Diego, CA Led technical demonstrations for introductory furniture courses; aided students in design development and construction. 2009 Bookkeeper, Fundraiser, Attendant, Davistown Museum; Liberty, ME Museum bookkeeping, updated museum catalog; organized fundraising activities; general museum attendant responsibilities. 2009 E-Commerce Sales Manager, Liberty Tool Company; Liberty, ME Selected inventory, photographed and posted listings; tracked sales, compiled sale reports, managed shipping; updated website. 2007-08 Artist Assistant, Lauren Fensterstock; Portland, ME Maintained archive and presentation portfolios; created, framed, and packaged artwork; installed major solo show 9/2008; maintained studio. 2004-07 Theatre Support Staff, School of Performing Arts; Orono, ME Stage lighting/audio and stage management; appointed to shift leader position; implemented safety changes to lighting hardware and equipment.
Awards & Scholarships 2013 2012 2011 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2003 2003
Furniture Society Faculty Selects nominee Mitchell Institute Fellowship Wingate Scholarship Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society The Leveille Scholarship Art Fund Robert Thomson Memorial Honors Award Stebbins and Schildknecht Art Fund Margaret and Charles Myatt Scholarship Frederica K. Neville Memorial Scholarship College of NFSA Scholarship Senator George Mitchell Scholarship MBNA Maine Scholars Award Deanâ€™s List, 8 semesters
Exhibitions 2013 Headless, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, CA Printscapes, Installation Gallery, San Diego State University, CA Advancement, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego State University, CA Faculty Selects, The James Alan Rose Art Gallery, San Diego, CA 2012 In/tangibles, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA Apples and Oranges: Collaborations, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA Burn Notice, Jackson Gallery, San Diego State University, CA 2010 Current Student Work, Messler Gallery, Rockport, ME 2008 Student Award Show, University of Maine, Portland, ME 2007 Fuse, BFA show, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Workshops Attended 2010 Environmental Design Studies; Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada Penland School of Crafts; Asheville, NC Wendy Maruyama- Concept workshop, band saw box construction Penland School of Crafts; Asheville, NC Tom Huang and Gail Fredell- Material investigation, bamboo Center for Furniture Craftsmanship; Rockport, ME Brian Reid, Kevin Rodel and Pete Schlebecker- Furniture construction
Skills Woodworking: Frame and panel construction, bent laminations, steam bending, pipe bending, shaping, table and plunge router, solid wood joinery including dovetails and box joints, compound miters and dadoes, finishing. Digital Fabrication: CNC routing, laser cutting, jig construction, 3-d printing. Multimedia: Drawing, scale model building, digital photography, sewing, weaving, garment construction. Software: Photoshop, Microsoft Office suite, Windows and Mac OSX operating systems, Rhinoceros, Google Sketchup. Professional Affiliations The Furniture Society; member Furniture Design Association; member