Resume (Abridged)

Current Work:  I am a multidisciplinary, socially-engaged artist, an arts administrator/consultant and an activist.

 

Areas of Expertise: Public Art, Multidisciplinary and Socially-Engaged Art, Community Arts Development, Social Justice Activism, Graphic Design

 

Education:

 

    2013     Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts, Baltimore

    1999     University of Nevada, Reno, Bachelor of General Studies, Liberal Art

 

Certificates:

 

    2018    Print Design Certificate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Continuing Education 

    2013      College Teaching of Art Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art

 

Public Art Awards Received: 

    

    2011     City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Public Art for “Flourish” of the Las Vegas Cultural Corridor.  Artist.

    2008     City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Public Art for the “Ancestral Gateway”. Artist Design Team & Stone                      Project Manager.

 

Fellowships and Scholarships:

 

    2012-2013  Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Master of Fine Arts Community Arts Fellowship             

    2011-2012  Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Master of Fine Arts Community Arts Fellowship

    2011-2012  Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Master of Fine Arts Community Arts Scholarship

 

Permanent Collection

 

    2010     Museo de la Ceramica Contemporanea, Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

 

Pre-Qualified Artist Roster:

   

    2015                 Creative Capital “On Our Radar”  

    2015 - Present  Nevada Arts Council Artist in Schools +Communities Roster, Education and Community Tracks, juried selection                                    process      

    2009 - 2011      City of Las Vegas Pre-Qualified Artist Roster (for city public art projects), juried selection process

Selected Exhibits:

 

    2020    Nevada Humanities, Climate Change, group invitational, Curator: Montana Black, August 6 - September 23

    2020    Core Contemporary,  "My Two Cents" Pop-Up Exhibition, group invitational, Co-Curators: Justin Favela, Izaac Zevalking,                   Michael Litt & Nancy Good, January 10- 18

    2019    Las Vegas-Clark County Library, The Studio, solo exhibit titled Unraveling Identity, May 24 - July 20    

    2019    Left of Center Art Gallery, Transitions, group invitational, exhibited “A Sea Change”, March 12 - June 1

    2017    Left of Center Art Gallery, A Room of One’s Own, group invitational, exhibited “The Gilded Cage of Female Oppression”                     and “Unraveling Gender”, artist, January 17 - March 31    

    2016    Left of Center Art Gallery, Seeking Justice Through Art, group invitational, exhibited “Nude Female”, artist, January 19 -                     April 9

    2015    Nevada State Legislature, Senate Atrium, exhibited sculpture, “Nude Female” as part of the Women of Diversity

                Productions, Inc. exhibit titled “Nevada Women’s Legacy”, March 16-April 1, 2015, artist    

    2010    D’Arte Designs POP-UP Gallery, Holsum Design Center, Las Vegas, “FOLIO”, First Friday, November 5, 2010, a group

                exhibition  

    2010 - 2013  Museo de la Ceramica Contemporanea, Fourth International Ceramic Tile Triennial 

               (Elit-Tile), Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 2010-2013, a juried exhibition 

 

Selected Socially-Engaged Art:

 

    2020    “The Human Tapestry of Sexual and Gender Identity V”, at the Educate to Activate Conference, Socorro,  New Mexico,

                February 29 at the Epiphany Episcopal Church, February 29

    2020    “The Human Tapestry of Sexual and Gender Identity IV”, at the National Federation of Democratic Women Western

                Regional Conference, February 8

    2019    “The Human Tapestry of Sexual and Gender Identity III”, at Las Vegas Pride Festival, October 11-12

    2019    “The Human Tapestry of Sexual and Gender Identity II”, at The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, June 29- July 30

    2019    “The Human Tapestry of Sexual and Gender Identity” and “Define Yourself”, components of the solo exhibit: Unraveling

                Identity at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library, The Studio, May 24 - July 20

    2017    “Unraveling Inequality”, Nevada Legislature, Carson City, Nevada with socially-engaged creations from a series of

                workshops sited at Left of Center Art Gallery, The Center and Grassroots Lobby Days, artist facilitator

    2016    PLAN, socially-engaged workshop, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, artist facilitator

    2016    “Reframing the Fabric of Our Society” Seeking Justice Through Art Exhibition, Left of Center Art Gallery, a socially-

                engaged artwork, artist facilitator and collaborator with                     MaryLou Parker

    2014    “Nevada Women’s Legacy Community Quilt”, Nevada Legislature Senate Atrium,  Northeastern Nevada Museum, Left of

                Center Art Gallery, Pearson Community Center as part of the Seeking Justice Through Art Symposium, quilts produced by

                Women of Diversity Productions, Inc. artist facilitator 

    2014    “Women's Biography Bookshelves”, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, Northeastern Nevada Museum and

                Left of Center Art Gallery, produced by Women of Diversity Productions, Inc., a component of the Nevada Women's Legacy

                Project for the Nevada Sesquicentennial”, artist facilitator

    2013    “Garden of Diversity”, 32nd Street Farmer’s Market, Waverly, Baltimore, MD, April 20, In-Community Art Social

                Engagement with the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) and Gender Rights Maryland, artist

                facilitator 

    2012    “Exist”, Baltimore Pride, created by Youth of the Rainbow in conjunction with GLCCB, sculpture, EPS with FoamCoat,

                paint, mosaic tiles, audio, Completed: June, artist facilitator    

    

Public Art:

 

    2016    “Rhythm and Hues” City of Las Vegas, NV, commissioned by the Las Vegas Arts Commission, Charleston Heights Arts

                Center, 5 ft x 16 ft (35 square feet total) fabricated in ceramic.

    2012    “Liberty Belle”  Regional Transportation Commission, Washoe County, Nevada. Peckham Inbound Rapid Transit Station,

                sidewalk enhancements, 5 ft x 10 ft fabricated in preformed thermoplastic.  

    2012    “Iconic West: Wagon Wheels and Cattle Brands” Regional Transportation Commission, Washoe County, Nevada. Inbound

                Meadowood Mall Way Rapid Transit Station, sidewalk enhancements, 5 ft x 10  fabricated in preformed thermoplastic. 

    2012    “Meadow of Barbs”, Regional Transportation Commission, Washoe County Nevada. Outbound Meadowood Mall Way,

                Rapid Transit Station, sidewalk enhancements, 5 ft x 12 ft fabricated in preformed thermoplastic.  

    2011    “Flourish”, Cultural Corridor Urban Trails, Funded by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA) and

                the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission, Artist, Sidewalk Enhancements. 12 city blocks with 8 elements 20 ft L x 4 ft W and

                4 repeating elements at 11 ft L x 4 ft W fabricated in preformed thermoplastic. 

    2009    “Reach”, Pearson Community Center, Clark County, design team member, 19 ft H x 7 ft 11 inches W x 7 ft 4.5 inches D,

                rolled steel sculpture.

    2008    “Ancestral Gateway”, Doolittle Senior Center, City of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the City of Las Vegas Centennial

                Commission, Art Team Stone Project Manager and design team member, 16 ft H x 12 ft W x 6 in D, steel sculpture. 

    2008     “Ancestral Gateway Stepping Stones”, Doolittle Senior Center, City of Las Vegas Arts Commission, 12 ceramic wall

                 sculptures each 15.5 inches H x 12 inches W x 1 inch D

    2005    “The Women of Diversity Triad Tower”, 6 ft H x 3 ft W x 3 ft D, architectural ceramic sculpture  traveling temporary public

                artwork, part of the 100 Years of Influence:  The Role of Women in Shaping the First Hundred Years of Las Vegas by   

                Women of Diversity Productions, Inc. as part of the Las Vegas Centennial, site locations: Joseph Anderson Art Gallery of 

                the Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City, Nevada, January 17 – March 29, 2007;  Sprint Corporate Office        

                Atrium, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 24 – September 30, 2005; Las Vegas Art Museum, March 18 – May 22, 2005. Lead Artist.

 

    

Full CV

available by request.

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© 2018 by Denise R. Duarte     Located in Las Vegas, Nevada
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