Lives and works in San Francisco, CA
lavelle.m@gmail.com

Education
2013 MFA Social Practice, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
2007 M.A. Digital Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
2004 BFA Communication Design, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA
2003 Colchester Institute: School of Art and Design, Colchester, Essex UK

Group Exhibitions
2013 / RECAPS: Reclaiming (the millennial) Generation / RECAPS / Los Angeles, CA
2013 / Symtopia / Concord Art Space / Los Angeles, CA
2013 / MFA Thesis Exhibition / California College of the Arts / San Francisco, CA
2012 / Beauty Salon / Ictus Gallery / San Francisco, CA
2012 / New York Studio: Contemporary Dialogues Around Painting / Isabelle Percey West Gallery / Oakland, CA
2012 / John Baldessari: Class Assignments (Optional) / Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts / San Francisco, CA
2010 / Homeworks / Group Show / Community College of Baltimore County / Baltimore, MD
2009 / Baltideliphia / Group Show / Hexagon Gallery / Baltimore, MD
2009 / See You Again Last Year / Group Show / Community College of Baltimore County / Baltimore, MD
2008 / To The Teeth / Group Show / Creative Alliance / Baltimore, MD
2007 / MADA: MA Thesis Show / Group Show / Maryland Institute College of Art / Baltimore, MD

Curatorial Exhibitions
2012 / Wasteland Exhibition / College Avenue Galleries / Oakland, CA
2011 / Water Works Exhibition / Oliver Art Center / Oakland, CA
2011 / Dustin Carlson: Cowboys and Engines / Gallery Four / Baltimore, MD
2011 / Baltimore Liste / Baltimore Contemporary Museum (in collaboration with Nudashank, Current Gallery, Jordan Faye Contemporary, and Area 405) / Baltimore, MD
2011 / Andy Holtin / Gallery Four / Baltimore, MD
2010 / You & Me Living Today, Vol.2, The Land / Gallery Four / Baltimore, MD
2010 / You & Me Living Today, Vol.1, Anatomically Modern Explorers / Gallery Four / Baltimore, MD
2010 / Terms of Use / Gallery Four / Baltimore, MD
2008 – 2009 / How We Dwell / 2625 St. Paul / Baltimore, MD

Residencies
Resident Artist & Curator / Gallery Four / Baltimore MD / 2009 – 2011
Gallery Four is an artist run alternative contemporary art space in Baltimore’s energetic H&H building. Each resident takes part in selecting artists, conducting studio visits, installing work, and promoting each show. The gallery also works with larger institutions in the Baltimore area including The Baltimore Museum of Art and the former Baltimore Contemporary Museum.

Teaching
Next Gen Instructor / Bay Area Video Coalition / 2013-2015
Students learn how to use the web for personal expression from back-end structure to front-end UI/UX, creating a foundation for professional web and graphic design, while focusing on the conceptual and aesthetic aspects of working with the internet as a medium.

Teaching Assistant – Aaron Gach / California College of the Arts / Spring 2012
4D: Image, Motion, and Process. Working in the fourth dimension, students investigate interactive media, storytelling, diverse cultural contributions, personal and public actions, and social connections. Students explore collaboration, digital tools, and sequence structure in varied interdisciplinary forms.
Assisted with class discussions, critiques and instruction.

Adjunct Faculty / Maryland Institute College of Art / 2010 – 2011
Electronic Media and Culture (EMAC) is a platform for students to experience working with various forms of digital art. Students are asked to read both critical and relevant texts to support in-class discussion on present issues in digital culture and media. The class explores different mediums including digital collage, art in the public realm, performance art and video, typography, as well as an introduction to html design and development.

Adjunct Faculty / Anne Arundel Community College / 2010
Digital Design Foundation. Students are introduced to the foundations of Digital Design through design history, 2-D illustration, video production, 3-D animation, and html development.

Teaching Assistant – David Reed / Maryland Institute College of Art / Spring 2007
Assisted Professor Reed in leading class discussions, lectures, and critiques for Video I. The class introduces students to basic lighting, shooting, and editing techniques while supporting conceptual experimentation with form and narrative.

Volunteer
Youth Mentor / AIGA: Portfolio Review Day / Baltimore, MD / 2010
Individual meetings with soon-to-be college graduates in the Baltimore/DC area to review and discuss their portfolios.

Youth Mentor / AIGA: ‘Create! Don’t Hate’ Mentor / Baltimore, MD / 2009
Mentoring three area high school students over four weeks to produce a billboard campaign promoting tolerance throughout Baltimore. The winning billboard was placed along 95 South.

Awards / Nominations
2011 – 2013 / CCA Merit Scholarship
2013 / Headlands Residency Finalist

Selected Bibliography
2013 Wasserman, Martabel / RECAPS Magazine: Reclaim (the millennial) Generation / October
2012 Hotchkiss, Sarah / Students Take on Baldessari Class Assignments / January 28th
2008 Ober, Cara. How We Dwell Opening at Megan Lavelle’s, Bmore Art, December 16th
2008 Johnson, Martin. How We Dwell: Bryan Heyboer, City Paper: Baltimore, November 5th