Resume

SAGE PAISNER

sage@fotoforumsantafe.com

CURRENT Position

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Executive Director and Founder of FOTO FORUM SANTA FE

 A photography non-Profit in the heart of Santa Fe

Special Faculty

California Institute of the Arts

Adjunct Faculty

Institute of American Indian art in the film/art history and photography program

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

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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  • "Things You're Told Will Make You A Man" Jones Gallery Bakersfield CA 2019

  • "Things You're Told Will Make You A Man" 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

  • “American Indian Movement 40 Years Later”, M.F.A. Thesis Show, California Institute of the Arts, Main Gallery, Valencia, CA May 2010.

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

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

  • “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)”, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.

  • “23rd Annual International Los Angeles Photo Exposition (photo LA)”, 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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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Executive Director and Founder of FOTO FORUM SANTA FE

 A photography non-Profit in the heart of Santa Fe

Workshops in Historical and contemporary photographic processes and cameras

Special Faculty

California Institute of the Arts

Adjunct Faculty

Institute of American Indian art in the film/art history and photography program

Adjunct Faculty Santa Fe Community College, one semester black and white class

   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 -2016

  • Studio Mentor working with Graduate Students

Faculty, California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA), July 2012 - 2017

  • 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

Guest Judge/Critic or Reviewer

                                                                                                                                                                 

Medium San Diego 2022 Photo Non Profit

Critical Mass Photo Lucida 2022 Photo Non Profit 

Center Review Santa Fe 2021-2022 Photo Non Profit

New Mexico School School For The Arts For guest juror for their annual group exhibition

IAIA Institute of American Indian ART guest critic for senior reviews

Jones gallery Bakersfield CA guest juror for the BFA group show 2018

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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  • New Mexico School For The Arts Artist Talk 2022

  • University of New Mexico Artist Talk to Patrick Mannings photo class 2020

  •  Solo show Lecture, Bryan Oliver Gallery Whitworth University Spokane, WA November 2016

  • Artist Talk to New Roads Middle School January, 2016

  • Artist Talk on MFA2 thesis exhibition, “American Indian Movement 40 Years Later”, CAPSA Summer School LACPS, July, 2011.    

  • Artist Talk on MFA2 thesis exhibition “American Indian Movement 40 Years Later”, 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.

                   

CURATING EXPERIENCE

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  • Foto Forum curator in our downtown gallery in the Santa Fe Railyard Art District 2017 -current

  • 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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  • Worthless Studio Free Film Project hardcover book featured image 2020

  • 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.      

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

  • 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 International Film Festival, NM, October, 2009 to 2020

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

  • Photography Tour through Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Holland, 2010.

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

  • Sage Paisner Photography Black and white printing

  • 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.