Resume

SAGE PAISNER

sagepaisner@alum.calarts.edu

CURRENT Position

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 Special Faculty

California Institute of the Arts

Executive Director non-Profit

FOTO FORUM SANTA FE

 

EDUCATION

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M.F.A., Photography and Media

California Institute of the Arts

May 2010

Valencia, CA USA

B.F.A., Photography (Summa Cum Laude)

University of New Mexico

December 2006

Albuquerque, NM USA

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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   Contributing Faculty at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, August 2015 - 2017

  • Making Dynamic Films, production class making a short fictional narrative and documentary

  • Post production explorations, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut, editing and production class

  • Digital Arts for Film Makers, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign

  • Project Workshop, production class

 

 Faculty,  Special Faculty, California Institute of the Arts, January 2013 - present

  • Independent studies working with graduate and undergraduate students

  • Spring practicum mural printing analog traditional gelatin silver and color c prints

  • Spring alternative process class

  • Spring BFA 4 Exhibition Class

Faculty Visiting Artist, Boise State University, August 2013 - August 2014

  • Digital Photography

  • Creative color photography and theory

  • Advanced Photography Critique Class

Artist Teacher, Vermont College of Fine Arts, January 2013 - present

  • Studio Mentor working with Graduate Students

Faculty, California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA), July 2012 - present

  • Traditional black and white and Alternative processes

  • Digital Media Class

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Graduate Teaching Assistant, California Institute of the Arts, September 2009 - May 2010

  • Photography Foundation Critique and Seminar, Digital and analog photography,  with Joann Callis, Andy Freeman, and Ashley Hunt

  • Student Instructor, Community Arts Partnership (CAP)-Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (LACPS), September 2008 - May 2010

  • Traditional Black and White and color Photography

                                

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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  • Solo show, Bryan Oliver Gallery Whitworth University 300 W Hawthorne Rd

        Spokane, WA November 2016

  • “X”, The 4TH Wall, 4th and Wall Downtown Los Angeles, CA, March 2015

  • “This Does Not Belong To You”, M.F.A. Thesis Show, California Institute of the Arts, Main Gallery, Valencia, May 2010.

  • “Mixing It Up”, M.F.A. Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Main Gallery, Valencia, CA, May 2009.

  • “Oppression/Tradition”, The Petting Zoo Gallery and Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM, 2008, July, 2007.

  • “Oppression/Tradition”, Solo Honors Show, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, December, 2006.

                    

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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  • “24rd Annual International Los Angeles Photo Exposition (photo LA)”, Calarts alumni photo booth, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.

  • “23rd Annual International Los Angeles Photo Exposition (photo LA)”, Calarts alumni photo booth, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

  • “2013 Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition”, Boise State Faculty Show, Boise State University, Visual Arts Center, Boise, ID, September, 2013.

  • “Dig an archaeological fundraiser and art show”, Concord 1010 N San Fernando RD,  LA, Ca, December, 2012

  • “Authenticity?” Curated by Andy Roberts, Untitled Artprojects 3309 Beverly Blvd. LA, Ca, November, 2012    

  • UNIT presents its annual summer exhibition, “What’s in store”, at the Gallery Sonja Roesch located in Midtown Houston. It is a participating exhibition in PRINT HOUSTON, a city-wide focus on printed works, 2013.

  • UNIT presents “Picture Your Unit”, a pop-up exhibition at the Gallery Sonja Roesch. UNIT is participating in the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. Houston TX, March, 2012.        

  • “The XYandZ Gallery”- Minneapolis, MN, October, 2010.                    

  • “Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Art Exhibition”- Long Beach Galleries, California State University, June, 2010                    

  • “Box Scheme CALARTS Graduation Show 2010”-POV Gallery, Chinatown Los Angeles, CA, May, 2010

  • “LA Art Show 2010 MFA Exhibition” juried by MOCA curator-Bennett Simpson-Los Angeles Art Show, LA Convention Center, CA, February, 2010            

  • “We Might End Up With Nothing”-CalArts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA, 2009

  • “Mid-residency Show”-CalArts L-Shape Gallery, Valencia, CA 2009            

  • “Deep End Ranch Land Art Show”-Santa Paula, CA, 2009

  • “Photo Idea November Test”-CalArts D301 Gallery, Valencia, CA 2009

  • “Inaugural Opening Exhibit”, Private Collections Gallery-Water Street, Santa Fe, NM, 2008.

  • “Do the Birds Know It’s Bad?”-Art House, Val Verde, CA, 2008.                

  • “What It Is”-The Petting Zoo Gallery and Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM, 2006.    

  • “First Oppressionist Artists Movement Exhibit”-Shamans Gallery, Hot Springs, SD (Invited by Russell Means), June, 2006.                

  • “Arts Lab Exhibition, High Performance Computing”-University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2005.                

  • “Election Day Exhibit”-Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM “Peace and Protest”-James Hart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2004.            

  • “Route”-International printmaking exchange project between the University of New Mexico and Concordia University in Canada. Two exhibitions-one in Albuquerque, New Mexico and one at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2004.            

  • “Art Body Politics”-Juried Show. Jurors, David Craven, Fay Abrams, Laura Andre, Ray Hernandez- Duran at Art Student Association Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2004.        

  • “Curioso Obscura’s Trunk Show Carnival”-Show Presented by Studio Broadway, Albuquerque, NM 2004.

  • “The Performance Arts”-Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM 2003.        

  • “Acutance”-Sponsored by Student Photography Initiative at the Harwood Art Center. Photographic work by UNM Students, Albuquerque, NM 2002.

 

HONORS

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  • Nomination, The Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, January 2014.

  • Nomination, the 5th Annual Jeunes Talents Photography Program, January 2011.     

  • Summa Cum Laude, Art Studio Focus in Photography, University of New Mexico, 2006.

  • Cum Laude, University Honors, University of New Mexico, 2006.

  • Dean’s List and Honor Roll, University of New Mexico, 2001 - 2006.

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

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  • CalArts Artist Traveling Grant, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 2010.

  • Bartman Family Grant, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 2009 - 2010.        

  • Art School Dean’s Grant, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 2008-2010.

  • Photography Honors Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2006.

  • Finalist, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 2003.

  • Award of Excellence, 23rd Annual College Photography contest, 2003.

                    

LECTURES

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  • Upcoming Solo show Lecture, Bryan Oliver Gallery Whitworth University 300 W Hawthorne Rd

        Spokane, WA November 2016

  • Artist Talk to New Roads Middle School January, 2016

  • Artist Talk on MFA2 thesis exhibition, “This Does Not Belong To You”, CAPSA Summer School LACPS, July, 2011.    

  • Artist Talk on MFA2 thesis exhibition“ This Does Not Belong To You”, to LACPS students at CalArts, February, 2010.    

  • Artist Talk on MFA1 exhibition, “Mixing It Up” at CalArts, April, 2009.    

  • Artist Talk for “Oppression/Tradition” at The Petting Zoo Gallery/Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2008.                    

  • Artist Talk for “Oppression/Tradition” solo exhibition, blu/Pulse, Albuquerque, NM, December 2006.        

  • Gallery Talk with Russell Means at First Oppressionist Exhibition, Shaman’s Gallery, Hot Springs, SD, June 2006.                

  • Curator Talk, “Mentors Alchemy II”, Art Student Association Gallery, UNM, 2005.

  • Curator Talk, “Mentors Alchemy”, Art Student Association Gallery, UNM, 2003.

 

             Internships

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 Dick and Melody Sullivan

                        

CURATING EXPERIENCE

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  • Design Team, on several exhibitions at CalArts 2008-2011.

  • Director, Art Student Association Gallery (ASA Gallery), University of New Mexico    

    • (During my 2-year tenure, I increased ASA’s budget from $2,000-$12,000 and restarted and relocated the 40 year old gallery.) September 2003- May 2005        

  • Curator, “Mentors Alchemy II”-Art Student Association Gallery, University of New Mexico, Student Union Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2005.                

    • Artists include: Patrick Nagatani, Joyce Neimanas, Ed Archie Noisecat, Diego Romero, Christine McHorse, Lydia Madrid, Mary Tsiongas and their protégées like Rose Simpson and Julie Anan.

  • Curator, “Mentors Alchemy”, Art Student Association Gallery, UNM, Student Union Building, 2003.    

    • Artists include: Jim Stone, Patrick Nagatani, Jocylen Nevel, Boachi Zhong, Steve Barry and their protégées,

  • Curator’s Assistant, exhibit at Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM, 2001.

  • Curator’s Assistant, exhibit at New Mexico Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM, 1997.

  • Curator’s Assistant, exhibition at Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, exhibition at NM Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM, 1997.

    

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

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  • Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Art Exhibition Catalog, Long Beach Galleries, California State University, June 2010.                    

  • Box Scheme CALARTS Graduation Show Exhibition Catalog Gallery, Chinatown Los Angeles, CA, May 2010.

  • Albuquerque Blues-Author Jacques Paisner, photography by Sage Paisner, 2007.        

  • SouthwestArt, August, Native Art, Portrait of Ed Archie Noisecat, pg.197, Photo of Noisecat Sculpture, pg. 196, 2005.                

  • Crème de la Do Fashion Show, 10th Anniversary DVD Edition, Front Cover and DVD Photography, 2005.

  • Conceptions Southwest vol. xxv III, Student Publication Board, University of New Mexico, Photography, pg. 83, 111, 2005                

  • The Magazine-Santa Fe’s Monthly of the Arts, February/March 2005, Photography Issue. Full-page art nude, pg. 50, 2004.                    

  • It Stops with Me-Memoir of a Canuck Girl, Author Charleen Touchette.            

Graphic design, art photos and “Do Not Enter” b/w photograph, pg. 13 by Sage Paisner, 2004.    

  • Best of College Photography Annual 2003, “Photographer’s Forum”, photo pg. 176,     2003.    

  • NM Daily Lobo,“Artists team up with Mentors”, Article pg. 9,11, November 13,2003.    

  • Alibi, Scalo Restaurant, IL Print Ad, Food and Wine, still life photo, pg. 6,  November 6-12, 23-30, 2003.    

  • New Mexico Daily Lobo, “Exhibit Shows Creative Student Photography”, Article, pg. 8, November 11, 2002.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

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  • Society of Photographic Education Member.

  • Art Student Association, Volunteer and Member,  2001-2006.

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

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  • Photographer, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, NM, October, 2009 to present

  • Photography Consultant and Studio Design, Allan Houser Sculpture Foundry/Studio January, 2009.    

  • Photography Tour through Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Holland, 2009.

  • Photography for A New Way of Life Foundation (CNN 2010 Hero Award Winner), November, 2008.

  • Sage Paisner Photography Black and white printing, Clients include Ellen Birrell, Andrew Freeman, Leigh Ledare and Norman Seeff, 2008- present.

  • Director of Photography, Paisner Brothers Studios, December 2008 - present

  • Traveling photographer with Martin Luther King III, for Realizing the Dream-Poverty in America I tour and the filming of the American Life Television documentary, 2007.

                                

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

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Digital processes, Non-Silver Processes, Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator,  Adobe Lightroom PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, Video and Film Director of Photography.Sculpture: Casting/Mold Making: plaster, polyurethane, Silicone ETC. Casting: Small and large scale. Gating: process large and small lost wax casting, steel and woodworking construction. Exhibition design, installation, documentation, writing and promotion.

© Sage Paisner 2017