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Education

San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, New Genres 2004
University of California at Berkeley, MA, Educational Psychology 2004
University of California at Santa Cruz, BA, Psychology 1993 

Solo & Two-person Exhibitions

stARTup Art Fair, Highland Gardens Hotel, Hollywood, 2016
stARTup Art Fair, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, 2015
Beautiful Eyesores, Art Engine, San Francisco, 2008
State of the Union 2006, Market St. building façade, San Francisco, 2006
American Portraits, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, 2005
State of the Union 2005, Market St. building façade, San Francisco, 2005
Photographs & Videos, Cold Cuts Sessions, Berkeley, CA, 2003
$2.29 a yard, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, 2003
State of the Union 2003, Market St. building façade, San Francisco, 2003
Recent Photographs, Costa Mesa Studio Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, 1996 

Group Exhibitions

2016
The Gildless Age, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Zones of Representation, SF Camerawork, San Francisco
Selected works curated by Heather Marx, Zuni Cafe, San Francisco
SF Camerawork Benefit Auction, San Francisco
Collect! 2016 Annual Art Exhibition and Auction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
Root Division's 15th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco

2015
NOURISH, The Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
Forgetting the Future: Entropy in the Reflective Age, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
DAC Selected Works, The LightRoom, Berkeley, CA
Root Division's 14th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco
Collect! 2015, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Provisional Haven, Refusalon, San Francisco

2014
Art of the Digital, City College Art Gallery, San Francisco City College

2013
Root Division's 12th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco

2012
In the Currents: Bay Area Iranian/American Art Today, Asian Resource Cntr Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2010
CCA Faculty Show, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA  
Client Show, The Warehouse Gallery, Oakland, CA
Berkeley City College Faculty Show, Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA 

2009
Tomorrow, curated James Tantum, Stephen Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco
CCA Faculty Show, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Introductions, The Warehouse Gallery, Oakland, CA
Berkeley City College Faculty Show, Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Bay Area: Big, Abstract, Digital, Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA 

2008
New Visions: Introductions 2008, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Berkeley 2.0, June Steingart Gallery, Oakland, CA
Eighteen Months: Taking the Pulse of Bay Area Photography, presented by The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and Photoalliance, San Francisco City Hall
Glimpses in Time, curated by Stephen Wirtz, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
INSIDER/OUTSIDER, Root Division, San Francisco
Juried Annual, Selections by Laura Hoptman, Senior Curator, New Museum, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
ReJoyce 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007
Poets and Printmakers, Berkeley City College, CA
Digital Explorations, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA 

2006
Terror?, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
Patriot Show II, the Art of War, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA
Contra Costa County Colleges Art Faculty Invitational Exhibit, The Arts and Culture
Commission of Contra Costa County, County Administration Building, Martinez, CA 

2005
A Motion Picture, de Young Museum, San Francisco (collaborative video with David Ireland)                        
New Experimental Works, Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco
Patriot Show, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA
Disarming Images (Picturing Dissent in the United States), Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY CrossConnections: rePresent, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
CrossConnections: of past and present, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
Designing Aerial Futures, Swell Gallery, SF Art Institute Graduate Center, San Francisco Skyways of Tomorrow, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA 

2004
Monumental, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Rise Up! Unite! Rejoice! The Pigman Gallery, San Francisco
SFAI MFA Graduate Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
New Experimental Works, Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco
Time Will Tell, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
EarthDance: A Short Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival, Oakland Museum of Calif. 3rd St. Hard Knox Fat Famous Dog Patch Show, Dog Patch Saloon, San Francisco 

2003
Short Cuts, Cold Cuts Sessions, Berkeley
Art, propaganda, war, The LAB, San Francisco
USA Series, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Blue, Swell Gallery, SF Art Institute Graduate Center, San Francisco
New Experimental Works, Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco 

2002
G.W. Bush, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco 

2001
Breaking Character: Experimental Filmmaking, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 

2000
New Video Works, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 

Teaching Experience
Adjunct Professor
California College of the Arts, Sept 2006 - present 

Visiting Artist
San Francisco Art Institute, Fall 2008 – Spring 2011 

Digital Photography Instructor
Berkeley City College, August 2005 - present 

Photography Instructor
Las Positas College, June 2006 - Present 

Visiting Artist
Saint Mary’s College, Fall 2005 and Fall 2006 

Guest Artist in Digital Photography, Digital Video and Animation Oakland School for the Arts, September - December 2004 

Photography and Digital Art Instructor
UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program, 1999 - 2008 

Classes Taught
4D: Time Based Narrative, California College of the Arts
4D: Image, Motion and Process, California College of the Arts
Contemporary Practice, San Francisco Art Institute
Making and Meaning, San Francisco Art Institute
History of Photography, Las Positas College
Digital Photography I, Berkeley City College, Las Positas College, Oakland School for the Arts Digital Photography II, Berkeley City College, Las Positas College
Digital Printing for Photographers, Berkeley City College
Darkroom Photography, Las Positas College, UC Berkeley Academic Talent Dev. Program Independent Study for Photographers, Las Positas College
Beginning Digital Media, Saint Mary’s College
From Pinhole to Pixel, UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program
Adobe Photoshop, UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program
Digital Video, Oakland School for the Arts
Animation, Oakland School for the Arts 

Related Work Experience Related Work Experience
Academic Advisor, California College of the Arts, August 2011 - present
Digital Media Consultant, Freelance Photographer, and Video Editor, June 1999 - present
Curator, Berkeley City College Faculty Art Show, Jerry Adams Gallery, 2013
Curator, Berkeley City College Student Art Show, Jerry Adams Gallery, 2009
CrossConnections: Iranian Artists in Dialogue, Feb 2005 - present
Guest Lecturer, Saint Mary’s College, 15 March 2005
Senior Photographer and Video Editor
UC Berkeley Institute of Human Development, August 2003 - August 2009 

Awards & Honors
NASA Fellowship Award 2004
San Francisco Art Institute Grant 2002, 2003
Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship Award, UC Berkeley 1997 Hewlett Scholarship, UC Santa Cruz 1992
Psychology Major Honors, UC Santa Cruz 1991, 1992
College Honors, UC Santa Cruz 1991, 1992
Phi Beta Kappa 1992