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Raine Vasquez

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+358.45.6079773 (FI)

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Education:


    2014-18    PhD Student in Philosophy of Aesthetics, University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy,    

                       History, Culture and Art Studies.

                          • Proposed Dissertation: Being-Attuned: the Ontological Priority of Aesthetics in the Everyday.

                           • Advisors: Arto Hapaala, Ossi Naukkarinen.

    2013-14    Fulbright Research Grant at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.

                        • Post-graduate research in Aesthetics and Everyday Aesthetics.

                        • Advisors: Arto Hapaala, Ossi Naukkarinen.

    2013         History of Arts and Visual Culture Concentration, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

                        • Concentration in the aesthetics, theory, and history of performance art and social practice.

    2012          MFA, Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design. Summa Cum Laude.

                        • Concentration in Collegiate Teaching and Learning with Brown University’s Harriet W. Sheridan

                                Center for Teaching and Learning.

    2007          BFA, Printmaking. Minor in Art History. Herron School of Art, Indiana University Purdue           

                         University Indianapolis. Graduated with High Distinction.


Areas of Specialization:     Printmaking, Sculpture, Philosophy, Art Theory, Art History.

Technical:                         Etching, Mezzotint, Engraving, Lithography (stone, plate, photo), Waterless                                                    

                                        Lithography, Silkscreen, Linocut and Woodcut, Monoprinting, Collagraph, Papermaking; 

                                        Wood Shop, Steel Shop.

Computer Proficiency:        After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Aperture, Final Cut.


Professional


    2018        Organizer and Coordinator of Nordic Summer University Winter symposium, University of

                        Copenhagen: “Political Arts and Aesthetics in the Everyday”, Feb 2 - 4, Copenhagen, DK

    2017        Organizer and Coordinator of XIIth IIAA International Summer Conference on Environmental

                        Aesthetics: “Considerations in Urban Aesthetics: City Planning, Transportation, and Everyday Life.”  

                        Lahti, Finland, 30.5.–1.6.2017 and Espoo, Finland, 2.6.2017.2017

    2017        Editor,  Special Issue: Thinking Contemporary Art with Heidegger, Journal of Aesthetics and

                        Phenomenology, vol. 4, no. 2, Nov. 2017. Routledge,  Abingdon, UK.

    2017        Organizer and Coordinator of “Appearances of the Political” Study Circle, NSU Summer Conference.

                        July 25 - Aug 3, Saulkrasti, Latvia.

    2017        Presented paper: “Tactics, Deterritorializations, and the Remainder: Urban Aesthetics and the

                        Everyday”, Philosophy of the City conference, Porto, Portugal.

    2017        Presented paper: Towards a Museum of Impossible Forms, at “Appearances of the Political: Aesthetics,

                        Politics, and Material Culture”  NSU winter Conference. Feburary 24 - 26, University of Wrocław

    2016        Organizer (with Max Ryynanen), “Consensus/Dissensus: Art and Politics.” Aesthetics Seminar;

                        Thirdspace Gallery, in cooperation with the Finnish Society of Aesthetics. Helsinki.

    2016        Organizer and Coordinator of “Appearances of the Political” Study Circle, Nordic Summer University Summer Conference.

                        July 24-31, Orivesi, Finland.

    2016        Organizer (with Max Ryynanen), “Consensus/Dissensus: Art and Politics.” Aesthetics Seminar;

                        Thirdspace Gallery, in cooperation with the Finnish Society of Aesthetics. Helsinki.

    2016        Nordic Summer University Winter symposium, University of Latvia: "Identifying the Political"

                        Riga, Latvia. Presentation of Paper: “Challenges in Outlining the Possibility for a Political Art.”

    2016        “Producing and Experiencing the Everyday Through Daily-life.” Co-authored with Ossi Naukarinen, in

                       Experiencing the Everyday, Anthology, Nordic Summer University Press.

    2016        “Gaming the System: Challenges in Outlining the Possibility for a Political Art.”

                        To be published in Special issue of Journal of Aesthetics and Culture.

    2016        Organizer and Editor. Experiencing the Everyday. Anthology of the Nordic Summer University Study Circle 2:

                        Heterologies of the Everyday.

    2015        Villa Sarkia Writers’ Residency, Sysmä, Finland. Paksu Pikku Possu: In the world.

    2015        Nordic Summer University Summer Symposium: "Everyday Politics: Redistribution of the sensible."

                        Druskininkai, Lithuania. Presentation of Paper: “Gaming the System: Re/activating the Polis”

    2015        Nordic Summer University Winter symposium at the University of Oslo: "Exhibiting the Everyday:               

                        Representing, Mediating, Experimenting." Oslo, Norway.

                        Presentation: “Reclaiming Lost Time: Authenticity through Aesthetic experience in Proust and Heidegger.”

    2014        Annual Conference of the Nordic Society of Aesthetics: "Art, the Aesthetic and Aesthetic Experience.” Helsinki, Finland.

                        Presentation: “The Aesthetic Dimension in Relational Aesthetics.” (Analysis of the political consequentiality of “relational art”

                        and whether aesthetics in general offers the possibility for effecting a genuine politics). 

    2014        Estonian Literary Museum & University of Tartu Winter symposium: "Everyday moods, affects and attunements." Tartu, Estonia.    

                        Presentation of Paper: Aesthetics of the Everyday

    2013        21st American Voices Seminar Presentation at Turku University: “Love and the Cult of Individualism.”


Employment (Teaching)

  

    2014          Instructor, Connections: Philosophy of Art, Department of Art, Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture. Helsinki, FI.

    2012-13     Graduate Thesis Advisor: Printmaking Department, Rhode Island School of Design.      

    2012          Instructor, History of Art and Visual Culture 1, Art History Department, Rhode Island School of Design.

                     Instructor, Intro Intaglio, Printmaking Department, Rhode Island School of Design.

    2011          Instructor, History of Art and Visual Culture 1, Art History Department, Rhode Island School of Design.

                     Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Art and its Discourse, Prof. Daniel Lefcourt and Francesco Spampinato.

                     Teaching Assistant in Japan, Japan: Papers, Temples, Prints. Prof. Daniel Heyman, Elena Varshavskaya.

                     Teaching Assistant, Graduate Printmaking, Professor Andrew Raftery, Rhode Island School of Design.

    2010          Teaching Assistant, Junior Printmaking Critique, Professor Brian Shure, Rhode Island School of Design.           

    2007          Instructor, Mezzotint Workshop, Herron School of Art and Design.

    2006          Instructor, Drawing I, Herron School of Art and Design Saturday School.   

                     Visiting Artist, Print Blitz Workshop, University of Texas at Arlington.


Academic Honors, Merits, and Competitive Awards

  

    2015         Nordic Summer University, Research Scholarship: Heterologies of the Everyday Study Circle.

    2013-14    Fulbright Research Grant; at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.

    2012         Research Assistantship: Philosophy. Rhode Island School of Design.

                    Graduate Assistantship: Art History. Rhode Island School of Design.

    2011         Museum Fellowship in Contemporary Art. RISD Museum of Art.

                    Graduate Assistantship: Art History. Rhode Island School of Design.

                    Graduate Assistantship: Printmaking. Rhode Island School of Design.

    2010-13    Graduate Presidential Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design.

    2010-12    Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design.

    2010         Graduate Assistantship: Printmaking. Rhode Island School of Design.

    2006         Fehnel Family Travel Grant

                    Edward R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

                    Fehnel Family Outstanding Student Scholarship

    2005         Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), IUPUI; Approaching Art Theory and Criticism.

                    National Emerging Artist Award, Emerging Artist Program. Miami, FL

                    Cornelia McKay Scholarship.

    2004        Norman Brown Research or Travel Grant, Relevance and Resonance. Mid-America Print Conference.

    2003-07    IUPUI Outstanding Transfer Student Scholarship

    2003-07    IUPUI Norman Brown Scholarship

    2003         Liberal Arts Transfer Scholarship, College of the Sequoias

                    Rouleau Fine Arts Scholarship, College of the Sequoias

                    College of the Sequoias Foundation Scholarship

                    Charlotte Mollan Memorial Research Award for writing; State Proof: The Social Role of the Traditional                  

                        Print, College of the Sequoias

                    Robert Harrell Memorial Scholarship, College of the Sequoias

                    College of the Sequoias Hall of Fame Scholarship

    2002         Printworks Undergraduate Travel Grant; Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop. Vermillion, SD

                    Founder and President of Printworks printmaking club, College of the Sequoias, CA.


Employment, Fellowships, Artist Assistantships


    2016         Primary Editor. Changing Subjects, Changing Pedagogies: Diversities in School and Education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

    2013         Gallery Assistant, Miguel Abreu Gallery / Sequence Press, 36 Orchard st. New York, NY.

    2012-13    Research Assistant: Everyday Aesthetics and World-Making, Ph.d Yuriko Saito (Oxford Press. 2014).

    2012         Editor, “Everyday Aesthetics and Artification,” Yuriko Saito, Journal of Contemporary Aesthetics. 2012

    2011         Museum CuratorialFellowship, RISD Museum of Art, Contemporary Art.

    2010         Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design.

                    Wood shop Technician. Rhode Island School of Design.

    2006         Artist Assistant, David Morrison, Iconic Bracelet No. 2 (Stone and Press Gallery). Edition printer.

                    Wood shop Technician. Herron School of Art and Design.

                    Gallery Assistant, Herron School of Art and Design Gallery. (Curatorial/Exhibition Design)

    2004         Assistant Printshop Technician. Herron School of Art and Design, Printmaking Department.

                    Print Assistant, Sue Coe (Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY) Edition Printer.

                    Print Assistant, Nicole Hand and Jim Bryant (Murray University, KY) Edition Printer.

    2003        Print Assistant, Tom Huck (Washington University, Missouri). Edition Printer.

    2002        Print Assistant, Professor Josh McManus (Ohio State University at Athens) Edition Printer.



Selected Exhibitions:

   

    2016        Endgame; Collaboration with Tuuli Hostikka; Third Space Gallery; Helsinki, FI.

    2015        Gaming the System; curatorial project in association with Taidelinja HKL and Pixelate; Helsinki, FI.

    2015        13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird; Chazan Gallery; Providence, RI.

    2013        Pressing Relations, Art Connect Gallery, NY, NY.

                    Salon de Eros, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

    2012:       Triangulation, Co-prosperity Group Show, Co-prosperity Gallery; Chicago, IL.

                   No Dead Artists, 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery;

                        New Orleans, LA.

                   MGC Juried Show, Manhattan Graphics Center; NY, NY.

                 Color, Curated Group Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition; Brooklyn, NY.

                   RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.

                   “Come here, I need you.” Group Exhibition, Gelman Gallery; Providence, RI.

                   Art // Show. Curated Group Exhibition, Granoff Center for the Arts, Brown University.

    2011:      RISD Expose, Curated Group Exhibition, Providence, RI.

                   Printmaking Triennial, Group Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery; Rhode Island School of Design.

                   Board of Trustees Graduate Selection Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design Chase Center.

                   On the Threshold of Something Else, Somthing Other..., Group Exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery;

                        Rhode Island School of Design.

    2010:       Graduate Print Show, Group Exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery; Rhode Island School of Design.

    2009:       Open, Exhibition, Garant Studios; Oak Harbor, WA.   

    2008:       Directors Choice, Group Exhibition curated by Sarah Stierch; Domont Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

                  Rest, Group Exhibition; Indianapolis, IN.

    2007:       Strange Fruit, Group Exhibition, Wheeler Arts Center; Indianapolis, IN.

                   Memories, Group Exhibition, College of the Sequoias; Visalia, CA.

                   Warning (II), Group Show, 4 Star Gallery; Indianapolis, IN

    2006:       Warning, Group Show, Herron School of Art; Indiana University Purdue University

                        Indianapolis

                   Hilo Biannual National Invitational Exhibition; University of Hawaii at Hilo

                   27th Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition; Columbia College, MO

                   Body/Body Problem, Group Exhibition. Southern Graphics Council Conference; University 

                         Wisconsin-Madison

                   Sciencefactacy, Invitational Group Show, Southern Graphics Council Conference;

                         University Wisconsin-Madison

    2005:       Pacific Rim International Juried Exhibition; University of Hawaii at Hilo; Purchase Award.

                   Plain Brown Wrapper: Public/Private. Juried Undergraduate Student Portfolio

                   Exchange Exhibition; Group Exhibition. University of North Dakota at Grand Forks

                   Contorted Prints II.  Group Exhibition; University of Colorado at Denver

                   Suspension of Logic. Solo Exhibition; IUPUI Solution Center Gallery, IN

    2004:       Toys. Group Show curated by Robert Evans, Primary Colours; Indianapolis, IN

                   Herron School of Art Juried Exhibition; Indiana University Purdue University

                         Indianapolis. Awarded Best of Show.

                   Contorted Prints I. Group Exhibition. Herron School of Art; Indianapolis, IN

                   A Woman’s Heart. Group Exhibition. Herron School of Art; Indianapolis, IN

    2003:       Herron School of Art Juried Exhibition.  Awarded Best of Show.

                   Amity Art Portfolio; Group Exhibition. Woodbridge, CT; Awarded Best of Show.

                   Ex Libris. University of Alaska at Anchorage

                   College of the Sequoias Juried Exhibition; Visalia, CA. Awarded Best of Show.


Curated Projects


           “As Mysteries Come And Go, So You Are The Weird Thing" Jose Di Gregorio installation at Third Space. Helsinki, Finland. April, 2016.

           “13 ways of looking at a blackbird” Chazan Gallery at Wheeler. Providence, RI. 2015.

            Pressing Relations, Art Connects Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 2013

            Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition; Brooklyn, NY. 2012

            “Come here, I need you.” Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Gelman Gallery - Chase Center. Jan. 2012.

                    http://risdprintmaking.com/section/281509_Come_here_I_need_you.html

            Footnote Aesthetics, Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis, In.


Memberships


    2015-        Third Space collective

    2015-        Nordic Summer University Research Circle: Appearances of the Political

    2013-15     Nordic Summer University Research Circle: Herterologies of the Everyday

    2013-        Nordic Society of Aesthetics

    2015-        Finnish Society of Aesthetics

    2006-13    Southern Graphics Council International



   


     References available upon request.