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Samantha Lyn Aasen
Tempe, AZ
317 796 6605
samaasen@gmail.com

Education
2015 MFA – Intermedia, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2011 BFA – Photography, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
2008 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (Photography and Fashion Design Courses)

Professional Experience
2016-Adjunct Faculty, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ (Two-Dimensional Computer Design and Portrait Photography)
2016-17Adjunct Faculty, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ (Digital Photography & Photoshop)
2016 Adjunct Faculty, South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ (Desktop Design and Publishing - InDesign, Content Management Systems: WordPress, and Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator)
2016 Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ (Introduction to Computer Graphics)
2016Marketing Intern, Phoenix Center for the Arts – Thunderbird Center, Phoenix, AZ
2014-15Area Coordinator – Intro to Digital Media, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2013-15Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Introduction to Digital Media)
2013 Summer Art Instructor, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 Senior Assistant, Herron School of Art and Design - IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (Color 1)

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Solo Show, Sparkle Baby’s Slumber Party, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ
2017 eye lounge at First Studio, First Studio, Phoenix, AZ
2017 Altered Barbie, Back to the Pictures Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Gritty In the Pink, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL (Curated by Megan Castellon and Lisa Rockford)
2017 FAC: Residency Open Studio, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario
2017 strange changes, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ
2017 Phoenix Nasty Women, Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, AZ
2017 Nasty Women, New Media Arts – Fine Arts Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ
2016 Tiny Works/Tiny Dances II, {9} Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2016 Amid the Grid, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ
2016 18th annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ (Juried by Nancy Hill, Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D.)
2016 The Female Complex, MEDICI Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (Curated by Kristin Mahan)
2016 One In Herself, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (Juried by Audra Jacot)
2015 Dirty Fingernails, Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN
2015 De’Lunula Screeners 3: Too Little, Too Late, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ
2015 Solo Thesis Exhibition, Sparkle Baby, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2015 Essence of Woman, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN
2015 JELLY, 53 The Calls, Leeds, United Kingdom (Curated by the GRL Collective)
2014 Curator and Exhibitor, Society for Art Video Presents, The IceHouse PHX, Phoenix, AZ
2014 Curator and Exhibitor, Society for Art Video Presents, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ
2014 The 'F' Word: Feminism Now, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL (Juried by Jeanne Dunning)
2014 Impromp2, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2014 Photo Solandra, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2014 Honestly,, Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery, Braggs Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ
2014 Summer Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Juried by Robert Pela)
2013 Found & Lost, Live Art Platform, ASU Performing and Media Arts, Tempe, AZ
2013 Summer Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Juried by Julio Cesar Morales)
2013 Parallax, the Women’s Photography Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD (Juried by Martha Madigan)
2012 Video Nite, Neeb Hall, Tempe, Arizona
2011 Two-Person Exhibition, Two of Hearts, A Senior Thesis Exhibition Jasona Beach, Indianapolis, IN (with photographer, Craig Tribble)
2011 Expressions of Healing Art Show, University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
2011 The Show: A Herron Photo Senior Group Show, Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN
2010 Dysfunction of Dysfunction, Herron School of Art, The Underside Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2010 The Artist Formally Known As Prints, Herron School of Art, The Underside Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2010 XCALIBUR –Community Service Show, Wheeler Arts Community, Indianapolis, IN

Awards, Honors, and Residencies
2017 Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant, Phoenix AZ
2017 Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2017 The Feminist Art Conference Residency, Toronto, Ontario
2015 Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2014-15Ethel Larson Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2012-14Special Talent Art Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2011, 09Dean’s List, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
2009-11Indiana University Foundation Scholarship, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer Experience
2016-Band Manger, Team Feelings, Documentarian, and Organization Team, Girls Rock PHX, Phoenix, AZ
2015 Dinosphere Interpretation Volunteer, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Capture Carmel Content Organizer and Juror, Carmel Arts and Design District, Carmel, IN
2012 Program Facilitator, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
2010 Photography Mentor, Key School of Mentors, Indianapolis, IN

Press and Publications
2017 “bless my hairy butt”, Volume 1, Fem Lit Mag
2017 “Leafless”, Femme Fotale, Phoenix, AZ
2015 “Slag Mag”, Henry Vol. 2 Issue 4: Glitter, Old Furnace Artist Residency, Harrisonburg, VA.
2015 “Who’s Afraid of Feminism” Women’s Caucus for Art. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1, June 2015.
2015 “The 10 Best Things I Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2015” Becky Bartkowski, The Phoenix new Times, 15, December 2015.
2015 " 'Sparkle Baby' exhibit shadows the not- so-shiny shifting boundary of girlhood to womanhood " Ryan Santistevan. The State Press, 5, April 2015.
2015 "ASU grad student's thesis exhibit explores what it means to be female in a provocative way" Ainsley Despain. College Times, 26 March- 8 April, 2015.
2015 "Artist Samantha Lyn Aasen on Vajazzling, the Absurd Expectations of Womanhood (NSFW)." Mikey Estes. Jackalope Ranch. Phoenix New Times, 25 Feb. 2015.
2014 “Girls Don’t Do that” Zine Curated by Joanna Kiely

Presentations and Lectures
2016 Lecture, 4th Wave Feminism, Issues in Intermedia, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 3.
2015 Lecture, 4th Wave Feminism, Issues in Intermedia, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 1.

Professional Memberships and Clubs
2016-eye lounge Artist Collective, Website Designer
2015-College Art Association
2012-Society of Photographic Education, Women’s Caucus
2013-15Society of Art Video, Arizona State University, Graduate Representative, Secretary