EDUCATION 

PhD            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                                        May 2020

                   Art History/ Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art (Expected)    

MFA           University of Iowa                                                                                                  May 2015            

                   Printmaking w/ photography minor                

MA             University of Iowa                                                                                                  May 2014

                   Printmaking w/ intermedia minor

BFA           Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia                                     June 1995

                  Printmaking and Painting Cum Laude

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Research Interests

   Latin American Modern and Contemporary art particularly print media, photography,      

   colonial studies, contemporary urban cultural production, the history of collecting and     

         displaying in South America, visual culture and politics, and questions of race and gender.

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HONORS & AWARDS

              University of Illinois, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies                                       2018

              Fellowship Ph.D. Research Brazilian Art, Print Atelier, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro

              Urbana Arts Grants, Urbana, Illinois                                                                              2018

              The Face is Only a Location, Project Grant   

              University of Illinois, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies                                      2017

              Research Assistantship

              Urbana Arts Grants, Urbana, Illinois                                                                              2017

              Colored Voices of the World, Project Grant                                                                             

              TINKER Fellowship, TINKER Foundation                                                       2016 and 2018

              Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

             Ph.D. Research in Colombia, Brazil and Chile.

               Urbana Arts Grants, Urbana, Illinois                                                                             2016

               Sharing Memories; The Mirror Project Grant

               University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                                         2016-2017

               School of Art and Design Travel Grant

               Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign              2015-16

               University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                                                 2015  

               Art History Block Grant Competition Allocation Fellowship

               University of Iowa                                                                                                           2015

               Office of Outreach and Engagement's Grant provided by

               Professor Anita Jung for the book publication of Invisible Faces Project    

               Iowa Arts Council                                                                                                           2015

               Invisible Faces Project Grant                                                                            

               NFA Artist/Ensemble Project Grant                                                                               2014

               NALAC (National Association of Latino Arts and Culture),

               Ford Foundation and Surdna Foundation.

               San Antonio, Texas, United States                                             

               Elizabeth Catlett Scholarship, University of Iowa                                                          2014

               Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Iowa                                                 2012-2015 

               Grahame Scholarship, University of Iowa                                                                       2012

               Iowa City, Iowa, United States

               Abroad Postgraduate Studies Grant                                                                               2012

               Colfuturo, Colciencia and Colombian Government, Bogota, Colombia

               Exhibition Travel Grant, Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs                               2002-2008                               

               Czech Republic, Japan and Mexico

               S.D.Co-Ltda. Fellowship, Saitama, Japan                                                                         1998

               AdvCert International Graphic School Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy

               Postgraduate Studies Fellowship, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                1996

               AdvCert Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy  

                Selected Artist, XXXVI Salón Nacional de Artistas                                                         1996

                Selected as awarded best Artist VII Regional Salon

                Andean Region, Colombia

                Cum Laude, Universidad Nacional de Colombia                                                                1995        

               Outstanding thesis and student Bogotá, Colombia

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University

Teaching Assistant (To Faculty) Printmaking                                                                         Fall     2016

             University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Art + Design

Teaching Assistant(To Faculty)  Printmaking                                                                        Spring 2016

                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Art + Design

Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record)   Elements of Printmaking                                       Fall 2014

                 University of Iowa Department of Art, Printmaking Program

                 Taught relief, monotype, monoprint, linoleum, woodcut and mixed media

Teaching Assistant(To Faculty)  Advance Printmaking                                                          Spring 2014

                  University of Iowa, Department of Art, Printmaking Program

                  Lab demos in Photolithography and blue film photo etching

                  Develop and led hand-on activities in Photogravure and Lithography

Teaching Assistant (To Faculty) Relief                                                                                       Fall 2013

                   University of Iowa, Department of Art, Printmaking Program

                   Lab assistance and individual students critiques

                   Develop and led hand-on activities in mezzotint and drypoint

Teaching Assistant  (ToFaculty)  Intaglio                                                                                  Spring 2013

                    University of Iowa, Department of Art, Printmaking program

                    Lab assistance and individual students critiques

Teaching Assistant  (To Faculty) Relief                                                                                         Fall 2012

                     University of Iowa, Department of Art, Printmaking program

                     Lab assistance and individual students critiques                           

Adjunct Lecturer     Graphic Arts                                                                                                 Spring 2012

                Universidad de Santander, Bogota, Colombia

                Taught graphic techniques  Lead the research group in visual arts focusing

                in the production of ecological graphic art Inks from plants in the Andean region

Adjunct Lecturer     Drawing and Printmaking                                                                               2009-2011

                Centro de Diseño Taller 5, Bogota, Colombia

                Taught drawing and intaglio techniques Develop curriculum new program in   

                printmaking

Public Cultural Center

Instructor Coordinator  Visual Arts Department                                                                          2002-2012   

                 Cajica City Public Cultural Center, Colombia

                 Supervised the Visual Arts Department, oversee recruitment, budget, students

                 advising and curriculum development, Taught printmaking, art history, drawing,     

                 sculpture, papermaking, and basic design, organized cultural activities promotion     

                 students and local and regional artists creative practices

K-12                                    

Elective Teacher   Art Introduction                                                                                                   2004-2006

                  San Bartolome La Merced High School, Bogota, Colombia

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. Research, Collectives Artistic Groups in South America in the 1970s                                  2015-2020

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, School of Art + Design

Research Group Leader                                                                                                                  2011-2012

             Department of Art

             Universidad de Santander, Bogota, Colombia

             Topic: Ecological Graphic Art Inks from plants in the Andean region

Research Group Leader                                                                                                                 2010-2012

             Department of Graphic Art

             Centro de Diseño Taller 5, Bogota, Colombia

             Topic: Experimental printing surfaces in printmaking

Research Assistant                                                                                                                       2009-2010

             Visual Art Department

             Cajica City, Public Cultural Center, Colombia

             Advisor: Carlos Osorio

             Topic: Production of a series of murals representing oral traditions in

                         pre-Columbian central Colombia

Research Group Leader                                                                                                                   2006-2008

             Visual Art Department

             Cajica City, Public Cultural Center, Colombia

             Topic: Handmade paper production with recycled materials

Undergraduate Research                                                                                                                   1994-1995

            Department of Art

            Universidad Nacional de Colombia

            Advisor: Marta Fajardo

            Topic: Iconography of the Virgen de Chiquinquira, Rio de Oro, Colombia

Undergraduate Research                                                                                                                     1993-1994

            Department of Art

            Universidad Nacional de Colombia

            Topic: Use of tropical fibers for paper-making

Research Interest

            Ecological inks production, visual communication, art teaching, Latino    

            American Art, print culture, art criticism and theory, new practices in printmaking

 

CERTIFICATES

AdvCert     University of Iowa                                                                                                                   May 2015

                    College of Education Advance Certificate in College Teaching

AdvCert      International Graphic Art School Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy.                                   December 1999

                     Printmaking Program

AdvCert     Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy.                                                                 May 1997

                   Printmaking and Mural painting

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PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Univesidad de Católica de Chile, Instituto de Estética, Facultad de Filosofía                                           2018

Revisor, Aisthesis, Revista Chilena de Investigaciones Estéticas. 

University of Illinois and Parkland College, Migrant Children Program                       Summer 2017 and 2018

Art Workshop                                                                                       

TINKER Foundation, CLASC, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign                                                         2016

Art Collectives in South America, Research Presentation

 Visiting Artist, Universidad Nacional de Colombia                                                                                        2016  

                         Photogravure workshop

Mobile Museum Project University of Iowa and Iowa Print Group                                                                 2015

                    Series of printmaking workshops around Iowa State.

Visiting Artist, Colombian Culture International Promotion Plan                                                       2002-present      

                  Colombian Foreign Affairs Ministry ,

                  Organized individual exhibitions in collaboration with Public Cultural Institutions in

                  Japan, Czech Republic and Mexico.

Organizer, Cajica City Public Cultural Center for the displaced and disable                                         2002-2010           

                   Organized art and culture related programs and activities that foster social inclusion

                   for vulnerable populations.

Invited Artist,  Cajica City Public Art Program                                                                                      2002-2012    

                  Promoted public art project and invited artist to contribute to regional cultural     

                  growth

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

The Body is the Only Location, MFA Exhibition Drelowed Gallery, Studio Arts Building                      2015

Iowa City, United States

Tales from Latin America, Central Gallery, Yokohama, Japan                                                             2014                                                 

Places of Inspiration, MA Thesis Exhibition Drelowed Gallery, Studio Arts Building,                           2013             

Iowa City, United States

Prints, Promo-art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                                                                              2010

Graphic Works, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan                                                     2006

 Painting and Prints, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá, Colombia                                                2004

 Graphic Works, La Femme Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic                                                            2002

 A path through the Andes, Communal Gallery Piazza Santa Croce                                                   1999

 Florence, Italy

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Narrativas; Fragmentos de La Memoria, Galería Municipal Rosario Sánchez de Lozada                   2017

Instituto Municipal de Cultura de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico 

Memorias Lado a Lado, Instituto de Cultura, Cajica Colombia                                                             2106

Latino American Contemporary Art, Promo-art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                                 2016

MAPC Mid American Print Council, portfolio exchange, Wayne                                                           2015

University, Detroit, United States 

Steven Vail Project Room, MFA Printmaking Program, University of                                                    2014

Iowa, Iowa City, United States

Mid America Print Council, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio,                                       2013

United States

Millsaps College Emerging Space Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi, United States                                  2013

Midwest Matrix Exhibition, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, United States                                2012

The Charity Exhibition North-East Japan, Promo Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                         2012

Latino American Contemporary Art, Promo-art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                                  2011

Latino American Art Today, Promo-Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                                               2010

 Lugares de Inspiración, Cultural Center Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy                                                       2009

 Destinos, Museo de la Memoria, Tlaxcala, Mexico                                                                               2008

    Art Today, Promo-art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                                                                         2007

  Dos Artistas Colombianos, San Kei-en Temple, Yokohama, Japan                                                     2006

  Latino American Visions, Sai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                                                                            2006

  Prints, Via Larga Gallery, Florence, Italy                                                                                     1998-2000

  Tiepolo Biennale Print competition, Venice, Italy                                                                                  1998

  Miniprint International, Cadaques, Spain                                                                                              1998

 Jóven Estampa, Casa de las Americas, La Habana, Cuba                                                                   1997

 XXXVI Salon Nacional de Artistas, Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia                                                          1996

Best Graduate Thesis, National University Museum of Art                                                                     1996

Bogota, Colombia

 VII Salon Regional, Chamber of Commerce, Ibagué, Colombia                                                            1995

  XXII Salon Cano, Bogotá, Colombia                                                                                                     1995

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, “Giving Iowa City more color”,                                                   Jul 2014

           Iowa City, Iowa, United States.

El Tiempo newspaper, Colombian postgraduate scholarship grant winners,                                     Jul 2012

           Bogota, Colombia

Cajica City official gazette, Interview, Cajica, Colombia                                                                    Sep 2011

La Nazione Firenze newspaper article, “Luoghi d’ispirazione per quattro artisti                               May 2009

           Colombiani, Florence, Italy

El sol de Tlaxcala newspaper article,”Artistas colombianos comparten                                             Oct 2008

           destinos” Tlaxcala, Mexico

Kanagawa Shimbun newspaper article, “A warm stream from the south”,                                         Aug 2006

            Yokohama, Japan.

Japan Times newspaper, Latin American Modern Art, journal article, Tokyo, Japan.                        Aug 2006

Kanagawa Art Press magazine, “creator’s voice”, Yokohama, Japan.                                             Jul    2006

El Tiempo newspaper, Centro Colombo Americano Exhibition, Bogotá, Colombia.                          May 2004

Portafolio magazine, Centro Colombio Americano exhibition, Bogota, Colombia                              Jun 2004

Vìkend Magazín, Kolumbie v Cechách, Prague, Czech Republic.                                                   Sept 2002                   

Agencia EFE, “Grabados de Pinilla en la Galeria La Femme de Praga”,                                          Aug 2002

                Prague, Czech Republic.

El Tiempo newspaper, XXXVI Salon Nacional de Artistas, Bogota, Colombia                                  May 1996

El Nuevo Dia newspaper, Ibagué, Colombia.                                                                                    Sept 1995

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CATALOGUES

Catalogue of the exhibition The Charity Exhibition North-East Japan,                                            Aug 2012

                 Tokyo, Japan

Catalogue of the exhibition “Latino American Art Today”,                                                                Aug 2010

                Promo-art Gallery Tokyo, Japan

Cultural Magazine, Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez,                                                            Jul 2011

                 “Metaforas Geometricas” Bogota, Colombia         

Catalogue of the exhibition "Lugares de Inspiración",                                                                     May 2009   

                 Centro Cultural Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy

Catalogue of the exhibition “Destinos”, Tlaxcala, México                                                                 Oct 2008

Catalogue of the exhibition, Solo Show Centro Colombo Americano,                                             May 2004

                  Eduardo Serrano, Bogotà, Colombia

Catalogue of the Via larga Gallery Exhibition, Florence, Italy                                                           Jun 1999

Catalogue of the exhibition, Alumni Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze,                                                Oct1998  

                   Florence, Italy

Catalogue of the Biennale d’Incisione Contemporanea, Venice, Italy                                               Aug 1998

Catalogue of the Mini Print International Competition, Cadaques, Spain                                          Dec 1998

Catalogue XXXVI Salòn Nacional de Artistas, Bogotà, Colombia                                                     Dec 1996

Catalogue VI Salon Regional de Artistas, Bogotà, Colombia                                                            Sept 1995

Catalogue Best Thesis Exhibition,  Museo Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia                       Sep 1998

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INVITED TALKS

Galería Municipal Rosario Sánchez de Lozada                                                                                 Oct 2017

Instituto Municipal de Cultura de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, TINKER Foundation, CLASC                                            Oct 2016

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota                                                                                      May 2016

University of Iowa, Latino Council, Artist Lecture, Invisible Faces Project                                         Oct 2014

Universidad de Santander, Lecture, Creación-investigacion en Artes Visuales                                 Nov 2011

                Bogotá, Colombia.

Centro Cultural Grabriel Garcia Márquez, Lecture,                                                                            Nov 2010

                El Arte Mexicano durante la Revolución Mexicana, Bogotá, Colombia.

Taller 5 Centro de Diseño, Visiting Artist Lecture                                                                              Sept 2009

               Imaginarioscompartidos, Bogotá, Colombia

Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, Lecture                                                                                       Oct 2008

               Artes Plásticas y Fotografía en Colombia, Tlaxcala, Mexico

Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, Lecture                                                                                        Oct 2008

              El Arte y su vinculación con la formación profesional, Tlaxcala, Mexico

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery,Visiting Artist/Lecture, Yokohama, Japan                                            Aug 2006 

Centro Cultural Culturama, Visiting Artist/Lecture, Duitama, Colombia                                                Oct 2004

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PROFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS

College Art Association                     Association for Latin American Art

Mid American Print Council             National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

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LANGUAGES

Spanish native speaker                           French

English                                                    Italian

Japanese basic level proficiency            Portuguese basic level