Selected Exhibitions and Engagements

“Comfort Noise” with Emmett Methven, Evana Roman, Tony Smith, Family, Los Angeles, CA, September
“Sound, Poetry, and Radio Works inspired by the Universe”, Humankind RecordsIl Mondo Nuovo”, Chiasso, Switzerland, May
“Sonic Comp for Richmond Food Clothing Resistance Collective”, Moreau, Richmond, VA April

“Threads”, with Lushloss and Leanna Keith, 1412 Gallery, Seattle, WA, July
“Same as Ever”, with Makoto Ooshiro, Elico Suzuki, and Fuyama Yousuke, ForestLimit, Tokyo, Japan, May
Experimental Sound Performance, with Elico Suzuki, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA, February
“You, if no one else”, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, January

“Formosa International Filmmakers Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan, December
‘Radiophrenia 2017”, Glasgow, Scotland, November
OTOOTO, Tokyo, Japan, November
“Switzerland International Film Festival”, Aubonne, Switzerland, September
“Video Party 2017”, Lumen Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, August
“Tru Luv Hz”, Dakota Gallery, Bellingham, WA July
“BE as HAPPY as POSSIBLE”, Phinery, Vejby, Denmark, January

“Onion Cake”, with James Mattise, Inlight at Studio 23, 1708 Gallery & Studio 23, Richmond, VA November
“It's All Relative”, The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA October 2016 - June 2017
performance with Brandon Hurtado, Majestic 12, Richmond, VA, September
“KAKIAIKKO”, with Kazuya Yamaguchi, Trace Gallery, Kyoto, JAPAN, June

“Gravity Assist”, Sediment Arts, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Art Basel Miami, FL December
"I don't like the way you're not looking at me." with Janelle Proulx, Marisa Finos, Erika Diamond, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA October
“In Gear”, The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA, August
"Modern Drugs", invited artist with Robert Scott, Bohemian Grove, Brooklyn, NY, August
"The All-Nighters", with Emmett Methven, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA, August
"Nocturne", with Brandon Hurtado, 1708 Gallery & Community Room, Richmond, VA, July
"Open Studios", Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA, June
“NoiseFest”, Strange Matter, Richmond, VA, May

"Play Touch Sexy Things" Participatory Artist Lecture, Society for Photographic Educators Northwest Conference, Bellingham, WA October
"Open Studios", Studio 23, Richmond, VA, March
"Old Furnace Artist Residency Retrospective", artWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, January

“I’ll be in Touch”, Gender Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University Fall Invitational, Richmond, VA November
“Cine Vis Cinema Film Festival” スタジオK, (Studio K), Tokyo, JP, May
“Abstract Currents - MoMA PopRally”, MoMA, New York, NY, April
“John Cage Centennial Concert I”, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, VA March

"Pin-ups", Make.Shift, Bellingham, WA December
"Politics of Place, Poetics of Space", VCU Gender Studies, Richmond, VA December
"5th Heaven", Grace St. Artspace, Richmond, VA November
Local Film Festival, Studio 23, Richmond, VA, June
“Auto Tune”, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA, May

“Cine Vis Cinema Film Festival” スタジオK, (Studio K), Tokyo, JP, October
“Another Side of Me”, Richmond, VA, October
"Milking the Void", More Funner Gallery, Miami, FL, September
Visiting Artist Lecture, Western Washington University, May
"Seattle Erotic Art Festival", Seattle, Washington, May
"Everyone, Everyone", Manchester Flats, Richmond, Virginia, April
"Wicked Art Show", Wicked Art Space, Orange County, California, February
"That's Weird", 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January
"Coupling", Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, February

"Girl, Please!", juried group exhibit-Kristen Carter & Emanuel Aguilar, Chicago, Il, November - December 2010
“Snap to Grid”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 11 to December 4, 2010
Invitational, group video show, FAB Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA, October 26 - 29, 2010
"You Want Some of This?", juried group exhibit-Keith Boadwee, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA July 2010
"Playing with It", collaborative exhibit, with Adam McRae, Forrest Perrine, Bellingham, WA May 2010
"Beyond Borders 2010", juried group exhibit, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA May 2010
"Jeopardy 2010", juried group exhibit, Underground Coffeehouse, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA May 2010
"If I whisper, can you hear me?" with Junko Ohara, Bookfare Cafe, Village Books, Bellingham, WA January 2010

"Make.Shift benefit show", juried group exhibit, Casa Que Pasa, Bellingham, WA December 2009
"Apart" with Tim Kenney, Bookfare Cafe, Village Books, Bellingham, WA November 2009
"Revelations of a Blue Jacket" with Tara Ward, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle, WA September 2009
"Where the River Meets the Sea", Cascadia Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA May-June 2009
"Where the River Meets the Sea" (exhibit & performance with Gaelan Sylvia), The Darkroom Gallery, Bellingham, WA May 2009
"Canvas", juried group exhibit, Costa Mesa, CA, July 2008
"Code Orange" AIGA Orange County, Newport Beach, CA June 2007
"Collabo-installation", with Tim Beardshear, Satomi Furukawa, Micheal Williams, Spurgeon Art Building, Santa Ana, CA, May 2007
"Code Orange" AIGA Orange County, Newport Beach, CA June 2006
"to my mother..." guerilla installation, CalState Fullerton, CA April 2005
"Introspection", Photo Project Space, CalState Fullerton, CA December 2004

Phi Kappa Phi Great Minds Award Nominee 2013
VMFA Professional Fellowship Award, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA 2012
Honorable Mention, ”Couplings”, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, February 2011
Jury’s Pick, ”Beyond Borders”, Western Washington University, Washington, May 2010

Board Member & Co-Curator, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA 2015-
Technical Coordinator - Blacklight Film Series with Cody Huff & Natalie Kholhepp, Richmond, VA 2015-
Technical/Installation Assistant for Inlight 2014, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2014
Faculty Mentor for Undergraduate Research Grant - Science of Filmmaking, Richmond, VA 2014
Technical Coordinator - Studio 23 Film and Video Series with James Mattise, Richmond, VA 2013
Invited Judge - Virginia 4H and Adobe Youth Voices Film Festival, Richmond, VA, May 2012-2013
Invited Advisor - VCU Film Festival, Virginia Commonwealth University, Spring 2011
Invited Advisor - “No Movement” James River Film Festival, Richmond, VA, Spring 2011

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2015 - on-going
- New Media (Intro - Advanced)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 2012 - on-going
- Concepts I
- Digital Photography II
- Analog Photography
- Digital Filmmaking I
- Digital Filmmaking II (Sound)
- Advanced Film Production
- Moving Pixels
- Time Studio
- Digital Filmmaking (High School Intensive)

Western Washington University, WA 2010 - on-going
- Sound & Motion - Experimental Filmmaking
- Analog & Darkroom Photography
- Lighting in Photography, co-taught with Garth Amundsen
- Beginning Digital Photography & The Image Culture

Super 8mm Workshop
- Super 8mm Workshops, Studio 23, Richmond, VA 2012- on-going
- ArtWorks Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 2013
- Filmmaking Workshop, Saint Anne Belfield, Charlottesville, VA 2014 -2016
- Film and Representation, with Cathleen Rhodes, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2018-2019 exhibition and event cycle, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA 2018-2019 - upcoming
2017-2018 exhibition and event cycle, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA 2017-2018
“To: Pluto”, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA November 2015
“The Devil Made Me Do It”, Yellow Zone Gallery, Richmond, VA October 2014
“Body Dirt”, The Refrigerator Artspace, Richmond, VA November 2013
“Dark City”, The Refrigerator Artspace, Richmond, VA November 2012
“Teenage Dreamsicle”, The Refrigerator Artspace, Richmond, VA September 2012

Flashes of Light that We Can’t See, limied release, artist audio cassette, edition of 50, 2017
Phinery Records, 2017 Compilation, upcoming
To: Pluto, Sediment Arts compilation, 2015
Naughty Bits, vol 2., participation session catalogue, 2014
Naughty Bits, participation session catalogue, 2014
Tour De Pollak, exhibition catalogue and essay, 2014
Playing With It, exhibition catalogue, 2011

Old Furnace Artist Residency, December 2013

"It's all Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016), Grid, November 2016
"Valentine exhibit explores 400 years of relationships in Richmond", Richmond Times Dispatch, 2016
“Change”, StyleWeekly, Richmond VA, July 2015
"Artist Spotlight: Dana Ollestad", Studio 23 Artist Spotlight series, Richmond, VA 2014
"Cut. Print It.", Style Weekly, Richmond, VA 2013
"Professor, grad start underground art gallery", Commonwealth Times, Richmond, VA 2013
"The Refrigerator: A New Richmond Artspace", Pulse, Richmond, VA 2012
"Couplings", Gallery 110, Seattle, WA February 2011 - Seattle Times Review
"The Darkroom" p18, Cascadia Weekly, Bellingham, WA May 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, MFA
Western Washington University, Washington - independent research
California State University at Fullerton, California, BFA