Curriculum Vitae

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Short Bio

Artist/Current artwork, writing and research in locative media.
Professor of Art and Head of Conceptual Information Arts (CIA) at San Francisco State University.

Working in video, sound, images, maps; on web and online, in public and gallery spaces. Influenced by experimental narrative, time, spatial and cultural theory, feminism, humanism and science fiction.

Thinking about how daily life and spaces are being changed by locative, mobile and networked systems, and what new understandings and connections can be forged out of these overlaid data networks that reconfigure local and global/near and far.

Developing new transpositions of locations and events that draw together disparate locations so they meet on common ground.

Imagining new ways to collapse the buffer of geo-political distances so they mix with the mundane and shift to commonplace, experiences of distance within arm’s reach.


  • San Francisco Art Institute. 1986-88 Master of Fine Arts (Photography/New Genres)
  • Emily Carr College of Art & Design. 1982-84 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photography)
  • New York University. 1971-73 Master of Social Work (Social Planning & Evaluation)
  • Elmira College, Elmira, New York. 1966-70 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Project Website


Shadows from another place: san francisco – baghdad


As If the laws were malleable

Selected Exhibits



  • ZERO1 Fellowship/x: Exhibition, City-to-City. Zero1 Garage, San Jose, CA


  • Web Arte da Bienal Internacional de Curitiba. Curitba, Brazil


  • L.A. Re.Play: An exhibit of mobile media art. Broad Art Center, UCLA. Curators: Hana Iverson, Mimi Sheller, Jeremy Hight.


  • Iraqi Memorial-Commemorating Civilian Deaths. Curator: Joseph DeLappe (Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC)


  • Barbara Hammer Collaborates with Other Women. Museum of Modern Art, NY. Curator: Sally Berger
  • Security. Root Division Gallery, SF CA
  • Women of the Book: Jewish Artists Jewish Themes. The Parker School, Baltimore, MD
  • Cut & Run. Artist Television Access, SF CA


  • ISEA 09 Exhibition. Belfast, Ireland
  • Interactive Futures. Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC
  • Cartographic Imagination: Mapping in Contemporary California Art. Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, SF CA.

Selected Artist Residencies


  • Co-Production Award, The Banff Centre, New Media Institute (Project: TheWall)


  • Co-Production Award, Visualization Lab, The Banff Centre. (Project: Jerusalem Portal – 3D Immersive Stereographic Environment)
  • Co-production Lab: Almost Perfect: Locative Media thematic residency (Peer Advisor), The Banff Centre


  • Thematic Residency, The Banff Centre, New Media Institute (Intra-Nations)


  • Red Cinders, Creativity Center, Hawai

Selected Works in Collections

  • Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Selected Media Libraries

  • San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • California College of Art & Design. Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, CA
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL

Selected Honors & Awards


  • Civic Engagement Grant, Buried Waters: Underground streams of San Francisco (collaborative cross disciplinary course class taught by faculty from Art, Geography and Design, San Francisco State University)


  • Potrero Nueva Fund


  • Fiscal Sponsorship, Bay Area Video Coalition, SF, CA


  • Videomaker Production Award, Bay Area Video Coalition, SF, CA

Fellowships and Scholarships


  • Zero1 Fellowship Award, with additional support from Google


  • CanWest Global Award, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada


  • Bennett Jones LLP Scholarship, IntraNation Residency, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada


  • Honorary Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artist Program

Selected Works in Collections/Video Compilations

  • Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario