Education

2005-2007
University of New Hampshire, MFA in Painting
Admitted with full tuition scholarship for merit. Awarded a travel scholarship to study painting in Italy in the summer of 2006. Studied with a special emphasis on preparation for teaching observation-based Arts courses on the University level.

1992-1996
Boston University, BFA summa cum laude in Painting, granted 1996
Dean’s Merit Scholarship awarded freshman year, covering tuition and a living stipend. Dean’s Lists for six consecutive semesters, from Fall 1993 to Spring 1996. Involved in many aspects of the Visual Arts Program, including serving as President of the Visual Arts Student Government, playing a significant role in the recruitment of prospective freshmen, and acting as the student representative of Painting in a program director search. Cumulative grade point average of 3.78.

1988-1992
Walt Whitman HS, Bethesda, MD, under renowned Art teacher Walt Bartman.

Selected Work History

INSTRUCTOR, ART STUDIO AND ART HISTORY COURSES
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA, January 2009 to the present
Courses taught include Introduction to Drawing, Expressive Drawing, Art Appreciation, and Art History courses covering Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Modern Age from the Renaissance to the present.
 

INSTRUCTOR, FOUNDATION 2-D DESIGN
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, Spring 2007
This course focuses on the elements of two-dimensional Art (i.e., line, shape, value, texture, and pattern) and the principles by which they are organized. The projects for this course include storyboarding, the layout of text and images, the creation and development of patterns, diverse approaches to abstract Art, collage, the analysis of Art-historical images, and the reading, discussion, and critique of basic compositional theories.

INSTRUCTOR, INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Fall 2006
Taught a course in Introduction to Drawing, with an emphasis on drawing based on observation, to a class of 26 students. Using pencil, charcoal, and inkwash, students learned diverse techniques of representing forms in light and space by working from landscape, still life, and live model subjects.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER
McDonogh #15 Elementary School, New Orleans, LA, Fall 1998 to Summer 1999
Provided instruction in all subjects to a self-contained third/fourth grade (split-level) class. Edited and published a book of student writing, The Case of the Shrimp Etoufee and Other Stories, May 1999, with a grant from a web-based publisher. Designed and implemented incentive and disciplinary plans to maintain order, wellness, and learning among thirty students in often high-stress conditions. Planned and delivered thirty-five hours of lessons and activities per standard week with minimal institutional support. All duties were accomplished in a situation of leadership transition, often without contact from the principal for weeks.

ASSOCIATE
Hamilton Partners, New York, NY, Summer to Winter 1996
Responsibilities included detail-oriented office management of a small hedge fund, the analysis of securities information, and assisting in covering a trading desk (under a provisional Series-7 qualification.) Experience using spreadsheets to produce reports, the maintenance of portfolio statements, and management of office expenses.

DIVERSE WORK EXPERIENCE
1995 to present
I have been capably employed at such dissimilar jobs as tutoring, renovation contractor’s assistant, transportation, clerk at an independent bookstore, and office temping between the above periods of employment. References available to attest my talent for coordinating with people of any background, for handling complex tasks without oversight, and for solving problems in uncertain circumstances.

Awards

2006
Grant to attend the UNH-in-Italy program, a month of landscape painting in the environs of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marches region of Italy.

2005-7
Grant for the full tuition of the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire.

1993-6
Grant for the full tuition of the BFA program of the Boston University School of Fine Arts (now the College of Fine Arts) plus a living stipend.

1992
Grant for half the tuition of the BFA program of Boston University. Grants were also offered by the Pratt Institute and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Exhibitions

2009
Drawings exhibited with the Artist-Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
MFA exhibition at the University of New Hampshire Art Gallery

2006
Participation in several shows in the Alcove Gallery of the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire, including “Narratives,” “Selected Graduate Drawings,” and “Paintings from Ascoli Piceno, Italy.”

2002
Group Show, Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1995
“Scott Baboyian and Jim Rohal,” Sherman Gallery at Boston University

1993-1996
Undergraduate Student Exhibitions, Boston University Art Gallery


 


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