ALEXIS IAMMARINO, Rockland, ME. 04841
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md.
Master of Arts in Community Arts, August 2011
Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.
Bachelor of Arts in Art, Concentration in Studio Art; cum laude, 2005
Honors: Rosenburg Scholar in Art, 2004-05.
Recipient of the 2004 Eleanor Spencer Award in Art and Art History
Artist Instructor, Rockland After-School Alliance (RASA/TASA) at Rockland District Middle School and Thomaston Grammar School
Rockland and Thomaston, Me., March 2012 to present
Design and facilitate programs in visual and wearable art, as well as dance composition and performance to middle school youth.
Teaching Artist, Bright StARTS at School 33 Arts Center
Baltimore, Md., August to December 2011
Designed and taught puppet theatre workshops to elementary school youth; conceived and created puppets, scripts, and sets for a show shared with the whole of the after-school program.
Dance Instructor, The Club at Collington Square
Baltimore Md., June to December 2011
Taught weekly dance workshops to K-4 youth, emphasizing choreography, healthy/safe exercise practices, and the development of critical feedback; offered a variety of collaborative drawing and art-making projects that ran concurrently with the dance workshops.
Community Artist-In-Residence, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Takoma Park, Md., September 2010 to July 2011
As an AmeriCorps member co-taught weekly classes in composition and modern dance technique for the youth-led Teen X-change program; developed workshops for Inspire Interns (members from Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers program) in art making, community engagement, video and photography; and in partnership with the Y of Central Maryland, offered weekly facilitation in youth leadership with creative projects in art and dance to teens and elementary school youth in East Baltimore.
Artist Instructor, Ednor Gardens Lakeside Art Camp
Baltimore, Md., June to July 2010
Co-facilitated and co-developed experiences in community-based arts program for youth.
Festival Community Arts Facilitator and Consultant, a+s works on the farm
Hornell, N.Y., 2010 and ongoing
Design and facilitate dance and art workshops with dance artists and musicians as part of a week-long community dance festival offered to all ages.
Artist Instructor with the Meridian Interns Program, Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, Calif., September 2008 to June 2009
In partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Education Employment Opportunity Program, taught weekly classes in drawing, painting, and collage-arts to low-income high school students in San Francisco; served as liaison between guest artists and Interns Program; facilitated a collaborative art project for the Interns Program’s submission to a city-wide youth arts festival, Young at Art hosted by The De Young Museum.
VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS
Steering Committee Member, The Collective
Rockland. Me., Fall 2012 to present
Committee convenes to devise and present intriguing programs and vibrant social events to help attract a younger audience to the Farnsworth Art Museum.
Arts Mentor and Instructor of SaturdayStudio at the Rec.
Rockland, Me., Fall 2012 to present
Offering a free arts mentorship program for teens hosted every Saturday with materials and space provided by the Rockland Department of Recreation. We aim to create safe space, incubate creativity, and establish community-led arts leadership initiatives.
Board Member and 2013 Conference Co-Chair, The Camden Philosophical Society
Camden, Me., Summer 2012 to present
The aim of the society is to make current academic philosophy available to the general public. We hold regular monthly meetings to read and discuss philosophical books and articles, as well as schedule periodic speaking engagements and plan for the annual conference.
Facilitator, Tell Move Make Storytelling and Movement Workshops
Rockland, Me., June 2012 and ongoing
Hosted at the Rockland Public Library and Spectrum Generation Community Center, lead workshops where community members are invited to tell their story or joke and play choreographic games.
Volunteer and Guest Programmer, The Coastal Children’s Museum
Rockland. Me., Spring 2012 to present
Offer dance-making and exploratory observation-based art to children and families.
“Follow the Shirts” Public Art Installation
Rockland, Me., June 2012
Organized and installed approximately 450 donated shirts sewn together at the cuff and hung across a quarter mile of the city, to honor the closing of Lincoln Street Arts Center. Completed in cooperation with the city of Rockland, local high school students, and several community partners.
Gallerist and Volunteer Coordinator, Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, Calif., January 2008 to June 2009
Art and Dance Mentor to the Frenchboro School
Frenchboro, Me., October 2006 to April 2007
Contributing Choreographer, Performer and Volunteer, Built On Stilts
Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Summer1997 to present
Annual grassroots community dance festival.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Choreographer-In-Residence, Meridian Dance at Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, Calif., November 2011
Facilitated daily workshops in choreography, art making and conducted rehearsals with teens and college students; we developed an evening-length program for the public as part of The House at 100: Interdisciplinary Arts Festival.
Resident Artist in the Women On The Way Festival
San Francisco, Calif., October 2007 to January 2008
As a member of The Sill Collective, worked as a choreographer and dancer to premiere a work for the festival. WOW residencies are awarded to emerging female choreographers in San Francisco, Calif.
Matera, Italy: Eleanor Spencer Award in Art and Art History,Goucher College
Baltimore, Md., 2004 - 2005
With this travel grant, completed five-week photography project and community-based research on site in Basilicata, Italy; worked with Materano citizens, local historians, artists, architects and engineers to interpret relationships between distinct built environments, including the urban center and peripheral housing developments, as well as the socio-political history of the landscape.
SELECTED WORKS: EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE
Theatrical Curtain for Triskelion Arts: Quilted Curtain and Assemblage
Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 2012
Fabric, beads, rain coats, straw and mixed-media curtain made as, a surreal alien landscape, for one of three stage environments for the program, Abby Bender, One Woman Show, This Title Will Not Change, directed by Charles Gushue.
Choreography as Community Engagement: A Program Developed by Members of Meridian Interns Program with Alexis Iammarino.
Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Calif., November 18 - 20, 2011
World premiere conceived and performed with local teens as part of The House at 100: Interdisciplinary Arts Festival.
Featured Photographer in The Hand You’re Dealt
New Image Gallery at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. Winter 2011
“Hi/ ART” MA in Community Arts 2011 Thesis Exhibition
Fox Building, 3rd Floor Gallery, MICA. Baltimore, Md. July 18- 30, 2011
Participating Artist Centering Humanity: Liberating Art Through Explorations of Self and Community.
Rosenburg Gallery, Brown Center, MICA. Baltimore, Md. September 23 to October 3, 2010
Old House/New House: A+S Works on the Farm
August 2010-present, The Ellis Family Farm and sites across the Hornell Community, Hornell, N.Y.,
Guest artist, performer and co-choreographer; lead workshops for this community dance festival in upstate N.Y.
Sugar Show: Sugar miniatures and cake décor by Alexis Iammarino
The Curiosity Shoppe Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. September 12th to October 6th 2008
Exhibited sugar, marzipan, paper, and ceramic sculpture; taught free workshop in sugar crafts and cake-decoration techniques.
Dancer and Choreographer, Unseen
The Garage, San Francisco, Calif., January 2008
Women On the Way Dance Festival, premiere by The Sill Collective.
locate brace: movement research and performance studies
Todd Studio Theatre, Goucher College, Baltimore, Md., December 2005
Independent research which cumulated in a free performance event open to the public; hosted and produced in collaboration Lindsay Levesque for the Goucher Dance Dept.
Matera Italy: Annual Eleanor Spencer Award Exhibition
Corrin Gallery, Goucher College, 2005.
Hosted campus wide events concurrent with the exhibition including a lecture series, slideshow and a month-long installation of large-scale outdoor slide projection.
fix unfix: photographs by Alexis Iammarino
Severn Graphics Gallery, April 4th through May 4th, 2005, Baltimore, Md.