Title: Associate Professor
Degrees: BFA, San Francisco Art Institute; MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College
Exhibitions: "Dorian, a cinematic perfume", (Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin,Texas, Art-Claims-Impulse, Berlin, Participant, Inc., NYC,"Virtuoso Illusion: Cross Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde",curated by Michael Rush, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA); "Creative Music Summit, LED Kimono" collaboration with Miya Masaoka,(MCA/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, New York Electronic Arts Festival, San Francisco Electronics Music Festival, Siggraph Asia,Yokohama, Japan); Long Night of the Museums, Art-Claims-Impulse, Berlin; "Red: The Gendered Color in Frames", curated by Evelin Stermitz, Photon Gallery, Ljubljana; "Supers: Short Films Inspired by Heroes", curated by Mary Magsamen, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; "Alternative Histories: Underground Cinema", curated by Amber Shields/Ava Tews, Exit Art, NYC; "Performing for the Camera: Possess and Consume", curated by Lana Z Caplan, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA, "Projections on Lake", curated by David Bradshaw, Pasadena, CA; "Melodrama", curated by Laura Parnes, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC; "Women of Experimental Cinema", curated by Marie Losier and Meredith Drum, Issue Project Room, NYC; "Apportmanteau", curated by Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns,Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media. "Women in Video" Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris; Solo show, Institute of Contemporary Art, London; American Film Institute, "Transcinema 02" SF MOMA; Performa 05 the first biennial of visual art performance; "This Delicate Monster" Jack the Pelican and 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC; Solo show Participant, Inc, NYC; "Women of Experimental Cinema" Issue Project Room; "Melodrama" Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC; "Risky Business" P.P.O.W. Gallery, NYC; "New York Video Festival" Lincoln Center, NYC; "Cannibal Garden" Cristinerose Gallery, NY; Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, NY; "Video Lounge" Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art; "Body Acts" The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Art-Claims-Impulse, Berlin; "Return to Nothing" Catharine Clark Gallery, SF; "Michelle Handelman" Bloomingdale's NYC; "Public Space, Media Space" LMCC swing space, NYC; "Meme:Romanticism EFA Gallery, NYC: "Dear Mosquito of my Heart" Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; After the Orgy: Tribute to Carolee Schneemann" Studio Soto, Boston; "Apportmanteau" Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media; "Public.exe/Public Execution" Exit Art, NYC; "Acting Out: video by Michelle Handelman and Peggy Ahwesh" Art Gallery of York University, Toronto.
Grants: Experimental Television Center Finishing funds; New York Artists Fellowship Foundation; NYSCA Individual Artist grant in Film, Video and Electronic Media; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Studio Residency; Horizons Foundation grant; Film Arts Foundation grant; San Francisco Art Space Video production grant,2011 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video; New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellow in Video; NYSCA Distribution Regrant, Electronic Media and Film; Massachusetts College of Art and Design Faculty Fellowship Foundation Award.
Awards/prizes: San Francisco International Film Festival- first prize for educational television for "Take –2"; American Film Institute Sony Visions Award for "Hope"; Grand Prize, Manchester Film Festival for "BloodSisters"; Bravo Award, Bravo television for "BloodSisters"
Lectures/Panels/Curation: "Virtuoso Illusion: Cross Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde", curated by Michael Rush, Public lecture, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; Massart at the Fine Arts Work Center, Visiting Artist / Public Lecture, Provincetown, MA; New York Studio Residency Program,Visiting Artist lecture, NYC; "Alternative Histories: Underground Cinema", Panelist, Exit Art, NYC; SHAPESHIFTER screening and performance, curator, Issue Project Room, New York; "Curating Time-based Art: The Fourth Dimension", Panelist, organized by VideoArtWorld, Diva Fair, White Box Gallery, New York; "Who's Afraid of Political Art? Women talk on Political Art Today", Panelist, part of A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York; Rhode Island School of Design, Visiting Artist / Public Lecture; University of California at Berkeley, Visiting Artist / Public Lecture; California College of Arts, Visiting Artist / Public Lecture; San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Artist / Public Lecture; Media Studies Conference, Panel Moderator, The New School, NYC; Museum of Fine Arts, Public Lecture; University of California at Berkeley,Visiting Artist / Public Lecture; Tyneside Cinema,Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, Public Lecture; University of California at Davis, Visiting Artist / Public Lecture.
Publications: "n.Paradoxa, Intl Feminist Art Journal, Vol.25: Pleasure", edited by Katy Deepwell, KT Press, London; "/ Seconds Edition 11", edited by Peter Lewis; "Vertov from Z to A",. edited by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn, Ediciones la Calavera, New York,"Fashion Theory: the journal of dress, body and culture", Berg Publishers, London; "Inappropriate
Behaviour", Serpent's Tail, London; "Art of The X-Files", Lookout Publications, New York; "Sugar Baby", Cups Magazine, New York; "Killing Time", Morbid Curiousity Magazine, San Francisco; "Coming Up, the World's Best Erotica", Richard Kasak Books, New York;"Sensoria from Sensorium", Mangajin Books, Toronto, Canada; "Herotica
3", edited by Susie Bright, Down There Press, San Francisco, California;"Framework: Violence issue", Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies; "'The Media Conspiracy Against the Developing Mind', Apocalypse Culture 2", Feral House Press, LA
Collections: Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia; di Rosa Foundation and Preserve, California; The Zabludowicz Collection, London; The Jean Pigozzi Collection, Geneva; The Film Arts Foundation Collection of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.