CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

2009 MFA
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

2001 BFA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

GRANTS, AWARDS + FELLOWSHIPS

2018 Emergency Grant
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
New York, New York

2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award Finalist
Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles, California

2015 C.O.L.A. Master Artist Fellowship
LA Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles California 

2015 Project Grant
Jim Henson Foundation
Long Island City, New York

2014 Artist Resource for Completion Grant
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, CA

2014 Seed Grant
Jim Henson Foundation
Long Island City, New York

2014 Funding
Anna Sosenko Assist Trust
New York, New York

2014 Durfee Foundation Matching Fund
Hatchfund
Omaha, Nebraska

2009 Artist Resource for Completion Grant
Durfee Foundation
Los Angeles, California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 (In)/Animate Objects
Automata
Los Angeles, California

2016 (In)Animate Objects
City of Los Angeles
Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2004 Puppet Trash
AS220
Providence, Rhode Island

2003 Finnochio: The Holiday Classic
Dirt Palace
Olneyville, Rhode Island       

2003 Side Effects
Ocean Coffee Roasters Providence
Rhode Island 

2001 Strings Attached
Gallery 2
Chicago, Illinois

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Reunion
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles, California

2017 Automata Benefit Auction
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2017 Irrational Exhibitions 10
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles, California

2017 COLA20
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2016 Bernie and the Revolution
Fachapatoto
Los Angeles, California

2016 Irrational Exhibitions 9
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles, California

 2015 Art Bern
Future Studios
Los Angeles, California

2014 Silent Auction
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2009No Strings Attached
Gallery at Avalon Island
Orlando, Florida

2008 Great Small Works 8th International
Temporary Toy Theater Museum
St. Ann’s Warehouse
Brooklyn, New York

2007 Handmade Puppet Dreams
Grand Central Art Center
Santa Ana, California

2007 Puppets On The Wall
Acorn Gallery
Los Angeles, California 

2006 Art in Motion:
Invitational Exhibition of Puppetry
Guilford Art Center
Guilford, Connecticut

2005 Great Small Works 7th International
Temporary Toy Theater Museum
St. Ann’s Warehouse
Brooklyn, New York

2004 Spiral
Sand Point Magnuson Park
Seattle, Washington

2004 Sunny Side Up Silent Auction
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

2004 Wham Bam Trans!
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

2004 Rhode Island School of Design
Staff Exhibition
Woods Gerry Gallery
Providence, Rhode Island

2003 Rhode Island School of Design
Staff Exhibit
Woods Gerry Gallery
Providence, Rhode Island 

2003 Art Beat
Biltmore Hotel
Providence, Rhode Island

2002 Harm Reduction Art Room
Sheridan Seattle Hotel, Seattle
Washington

2002 Strings Attached
Tealuxe
Providence, Rhode Islan

2002 Month of Meow-Meow
Wayland Square Starbucks
Providence, Rhode Island

2001 2001 Space Odyssey
Gallery 2
Chicago, Illinois

1998 Day of Beauty and Ritual
Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1997 Hybrid
Gallery 2
Chicago, Illinois

1997 Wig Show
Gallery 2
Chicago, Illinois

1996 2.72%
Gallery X
Chicago, Illinois

1996 Fresh
N.A.M.E. Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1995 Book Unbound
Gallery X
Chicago, Illinois

1995 FYP Exhibition
Betty Rymer Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1995 Cheap Art
Betty Rymer Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1994 Breaking the Silence
Arlington Street Space
Boston, Massachusetts

1994 Assorted Cracker Jack Prizes
Studio For Interrelated Media
Boston, Massachusetts

1993August Studios
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, Massachusetts

PERFORMANCE ART

2019 Model Killer (excerpt)
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles California

2018 The Feeder
Dougherty Arts Center
Austin, Texas

2018 Object of Her Affection
LAX Festival, 6th Edition
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California 

2018 The Feeder
Dynasty Typewriter
Los Angeles, California

2017 Model Killer (excerpt)
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2016 The Feeder
Echo Theatre Company
Beady Little Eyes Slam
Portland, Oregon

2016 Model Killer (private reading)
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2015 The Feeder
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2014 Object of Her Affection
New Original Works Festival
REDCAT
at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California

2014 Object of Her Affection (workshop) Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2014 Object of Her Affection (excerpt)
Bootleg
Los Angeles, California

2014 A Letter to R
To Whom It May Concern
at Rafas Lounge
Los Angeles, California

2013 Object of Her Affection (excerpt)
Fall Studio
REDCAT
at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California

2013 Object of Her Affection (excerpt)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Fullerton, California

2013 Object of Her Affection (reading)
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2013 Object of Her Affection (excerpt)
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut 

2012 Object of Her Affection (reading)
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California

2012 Object of Her Affection (reading)
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2011 Web Of Mystery
Animal Cracker Conspiracy
San Diego, California

2011 Web Of Mystery
Rachel Rosenthal Company
Los Angeles, California

2011 Web Of Mystery
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2011 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
14Karat Cabaret
Transmodern
Baltimore, Maryland

2011 Post Dramatic Performance Cabaret
Nafe Katter
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 

2011 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
International Festival of Animated Objects
Calgary, Alberta 

2010 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
Gallery at Avalon Island
Orlando, Florida

2010 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
The Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2010 Dawn of The Apocalypse
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2010Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
Blue Gene’s Pub
Waterford, Connecticut 

2010 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
St. Ann’s Warehouse
Brooklyn, New York 

2010 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
Orlando Fringe
Orlando, Florida

2010 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
Banners and Cranks
Links Hall
Chicago, Illinois 

2010 Bride of Wildenstein
Velaslavasay Panorama
Los Angeles, California

2009 Bride of Wildenstein
New Orleans Fringe
New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 Bride of Wildenstein
Cameo
Orlando, Florida

2009Bride of Wildenstein
Gallery at Avalon Island
Orlando, Florida

2009 Bride of Wildenstein:
Stuffed + Mounted (excerpt)
The Tank
New York, New York

2009 Bride of Wildenstein:
Pump that Pussy (excerpt)
Performance Laboratory
for Objects + Puppets (PLOP)
Olympia, Washington

2009 Bride of Wildenstein:
Pump that Pussy (excerpt)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

2009 Bride of Wildenstein (excerpts)
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut 

2009 Bride of Wildenstein (excerpts)
REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California

2009 Bride of Wildenstein
California Institute for the Arts
Valencia, California

2008 Growing Up Linda:
Fudgie’s Death (excerpt)
REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California

2008 Growing Up Linda
Venue 13
Edinburgh, Scotland

2008Growing Up Linda
California Institute for the Arts
Valencia, California

2007Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Space Ark
Pasadena, California

2007 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Exquisite Acts + Everyday Rebellions Valencia, California

2006 Rango Tango
Revolving Museum
Lowell, Massachusetts

2006 Rango Tango
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut 

2006 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Judson Church
New York, New York

2006 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
The Carriage House
Providence, Rhode Island

2005 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Theatre for the New City
New York, New York

2005 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Return of the Itching Man
Boston, Massachusetts

2005 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Blood from a Turnip
Perishable
Providence, Rhode Island

2005 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Mad Cow
Orlando, Florida

2005 Growing Up Linda:
Birthday Trauma (excerpt)
Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 

2005 The Adventures Of Michael Jackson
and the Animals of Neverland Ranch
Performance Studies International
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island 

2004 Growing Up Linda:
Linda’s First Trip (excerpt)
Idiot Box
Cambridge, Massachusetts

2004 Growing Up Linda:
Linda’s First Trip (excerpt)
Blood from a Turnip
Perishable
Providence, Rhode Island

2003 Puppet Runway
Blood from a Turnip
Perishable
Providence, Rhode Island

2002 Mutation
Runway Earth II
The Arcade
Providence, Rhode Island

2002 Mutation
Make Your Own Fashion,
Make Your Own Government
Dirt Palace
Olneyville, Rhode Island

1998 Apocalypse
Feast of Fools
Big Chicks
Chicago, Illinois

1998 Toy Factory
Medusa’s The Mission
Elgin, Illinois

1998 Date Rape:
The American Classic
Poop Studios
Chicago, Illinois

1998 Spin the Bottle
Day of Beauty + Ritual
Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1997 Heavy Petting
Time Arts Evening
Gallery 2
Chicago, Illinois

1997 Summer Solstice Ritual
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, U.S.A.

1997 Feet
Faeries to the Rescue
Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1996 Sound Mind / Sound Body
N.A.M.E. Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

VIDEO ART

 

2013 The Gunman
Glenn or Glenda?
Standard ToyKraft
Brooklyn, New York 

2009 Jackson’s  Private Zoo
Not Humanly Possible
Salvage Vanguard
Austin, Texas 

2007 Jackson’s Private Zoo
California Institute of the Abnormal Arts North Hollywood, California

 2006 Jackson’s Private Zoo
Fledgling Festival
Perishable
Providence, Rhode Island

2005 Jackson’s Private Zoo
Puppet Anarchy
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

1998 King of Pop’s New Clothes
Gender Trash + Other Cookies
Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

1997 King of Pop’s New Clothes,
Out of Control Track
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

 1994 What is Your Gender?
Time Arts Extravaganza
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

CURATORIAL

 

2010 Puppets from The Edge
Gallery at Avalon Island
Orlando, Florida 

Performance Artists: April Tennyson, Curtiss Mitchel, Edna Bland, Hannah Miller, Jessica Earley, John DiDonna, Kathy Sohar, Neil Bernard, Tom Blasco, Tony Ley





2009 Handmade Puppet Dreams, Volume 4
International touring film series: Cape Town South Africa; Calgary, Alberta; San Diego, California; Conway, Arkansas; Providence, Rhode Island; North Bethesda, Maryland; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Waterford, Connecticut; Portland, Maine

Filmmakers: Anney Fresh, Anthony Seck, Carl, Knickerbocker, Christy Kane, Frankie Cordero, Jeanne Stern,  Jerrold Ripenour, Leat Klingman, Martin P. Robinson, Paul Andrejco, Richard Mansfield, Rob Saunders

2007 Puppets from The Edge
Mad Cow,
Orlando, Florida

2006 Puppets from The Edge
Mad Cow
Orlando, Florida

Performance Artists: Shitty Bedford, Omnipresent Toychest, Harmony McChesney, Gary Alexander, Mark Baratelli, Wavy Davy, Kevin Huey, Tom Blasco, James Donmoyer, Scotty Shoemaker, Elaine Corbitt

2006 Blood from a Turnip: May 19
Perishable
Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Evan O’Television, Geoff Nosach, David Higgins, Christopher Johnson

2006 Blood from a Turnip: April 14 – Film Edition
Perishable,
Providence, Rhode Island

Filmmakers: Paul Zaloom, Janie Geiser, Jonny Clockworks, Laura Heit, Karen Leo, Jeff Sias, Steve Johnson, Tony Giordano, Seamus Walsh, Mark Caballero, Jo Dery, Maria Dyer, Christina Spangler

2006 Puppets at Night,
Puppet Showplace
Brookline, Massachusetts

Performance Artists: Jonny Clockworks, Ceili Clemens, Emmy Bean, Dramaton Theatre, Kristen McClean, Sara Frechette, Jim Sedgwick

2006 Blood from a Turnip: February 17
Perishable
Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Jonny Clockworks, Ceili Clemens, Emmy Bean, Dramaton Theatre, Kristen McClean, Sara Frechette, Jim Sedgwick

2006 Blood from a Turnip: January 20
Perishable, Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Peter Deffet, Vanessa Gilbert, Bonnie Duncan, Marsian De Lellis

2005 Blood from a Turnip: November 18
Perishable, Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Lady Miss Iris, Marya Errin Jones, Evan O’Television, Dan Goldrick

2005-2016
The Puppet Slam Network
Online + International Network

2005 Blood from a Turnip: May 20
Perishable,
Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Jim Napolitano, Jessica Crandal, Dan Goldrick, Leslie Wicks, Matt Everett

2005 Blood from a Turnip: March 18 – Film Edition
Perishable,
Providence, Rhode Island

Filmmakers: Kara Walker, Nancy Andrews, Tim Lagasse, Xander Marro, Dennis Hylnsky, Plushie Schwartz Does Fire Island

2005 Blood from a Turnip: January 28
Perishable,
Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: David Hanbury, Joan Merwyn, Jeanne Del Giudice, Jess Da Silva, Sara Moore

2004 Blood from a Turnip: November 19
Perishable,
Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Bonnie Duncan, Liz Joyce + Tim Lagasse, Jenine Bressner, Marya Errin Jones

2004 Blood from a Turnip: October 15
Perishable,
Providence, Rhode Island

Performance Artists: Adam Gerstacov, Marya Errin Jones, Marsian De Lellis

2003 No Mercy: The Art of Pippin Roe
Tealuxe
Providence, Rhode Island

2002 Strings Attached
Tealuxe
Providence, Rhode Island

Visual Artists: Mrs. Isabel Icon, Skunk Posse, Donna Andreozzi, Cynthia Ross-Meeks, Brittany Taylor, Pippin Roe, Janell Baptista

1998  GenderTrash + Other Cookies 
Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

Video Artists: Larry Steiger, Gregg Bordowitz, Jeanine Oleson, John Di Stefano, Ayanna U’Dongo, Matt Bucy, Eugene Shandor, Gwynedd, P. Siemer, Snatchleen, Fausto Ferños, Jim Jackson

1998 Day of Beauty + Ritual
Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

Visual Artists: Greer Lankton, Geoffey Mac, Juba Kalamka

Performance Artists: JoJo Baby, Nette E. Brenner, Brett Mc Williams, Nettles, Murray McKay, Kim Olesen + Trevor Martin, Pickles Oskowitz, The Chicago Radical Faeries

1996 Speak Easy: December 13 
N.A.M.E. Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

Performance Artists: Anna Brown, Pamella Miller, Maureen Seaton

1996 Speak Easy: December 7
N.A.M.E. Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

Performance Artists: The Aluminum Group, Doug Stapleton + Beth Tanner, Paul McComas

1996 Speak Easy: December 6
N.A.M.E. Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

Performance Artists: Matthew Goulish, Iris Moore, Byron Stewart, Elizabeth Salvia, Robert Wynkoop

1996 Speak Easy: November 22
Open Word Slip of the Tongue
N.A.M.E. Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

RELATED WORK

 

2017 Dave Made A Maze
Puppeteer, Builder
Independent film
Director, Bill Watterson

2016 Gender Is A Construct, Do-Si-Do
Associate Producer
Online video
Funny or Die

2015 Puppet Up! Uncensored
Puppet Improviser
Improv Performance
Jim Henson Company

2015 Transparent
Background Actor
Television Series
Writer/Producer,
Jill Soloway

2014 Speed Police
Puppeteer
Commercial Series
Producer Hornet Animation

2013 Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – the Musical
Puppet Designer, Performer
Live Performance
Writer, Julie Brown

2013 Uncabaret
Performer
Live Performance
Writer, Julie Brown

2013 Julie & Maria Witchhunters
Performer
Live Performance
iOWest

2012 Teddy Bears
Fabricator
Television Commercial
Honda

2012 Improvatorium: The Next Generation
Performer
Improv Performance
Director, Jayne Entwistle

2012 Not Alone
Puppeteer
Music Video
Director, Trish Sie
Music, Ben Taylor,

2011 Wake Up Your Weird
Puppeteer
Performance
Writer, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

2010 Exhibit A
Actor
Performance
Director,
Susan Simpson

2009 Reptile Under the Flowers
Puppeteer / Builder
Dioramic Installation
 Director, Janie Geiser

2008 Stuck at Sea
Puppeteer
Music Video
Director,
Toben Seymour

2007 Winter Windows
Puppeteer
Music Video
Director, Cat Solen
Music, Sea Wolf

2007 Lead Feet and Nothing Upstairs, Puppeteer, Performance, Director SusanSimpson

2007 Beyond the Beyond
Puppeteer, Actor
Performance
Director,
Paul Zaloom 

2007 Off the Map + Into the Murk: Spelunking into Puppetry
Host, Screening
Links Hall,
Chicago, Illinois

2005 Spider’s Wheels
Puppeteer/Fabricator
Dioramic Installation
Director, Janie Geiser

2004 Pussy On the House
Actor / Puppet Designer
Performance
Writer,
Ryan Landry 

2004 Whose Afraid of the Virgin Mary?
Puppeteer / Designer
Performance
Writer,
Ryan Landry

1999 Back to School
Designer
Store Window
Level
Chicago, Illinois

1996 Volumen
Performer
Contemporary Art Installation
Artist, Ann Hamilton
Art Institute of Chicago,

PUBLICATIONS

 

2019 De Lellis, Marsian. Model Killer: Giant Crimes and Tiny CoverUps, Los Angeles, California, Performance Text.

2015 De Lellis, Marsian. The Feeder, Waterford, Connecticut, Performance Text.

2015 De Lellis, Marsian. “Why Puppetry?”, HowlRound, Emerson College Blog,  August 31, 2015. Guest Blog.

2013 De Lellis, Marsian. Object of Her Affection, Los Angeles, California, Performance Text.

2012 De Lellis, Marsian. “Uncanny Valley of the Dolls: An Interview with Allison de Fren on ‘The Mechanical Bride’”, Puppetry International, UNIMA-USA, Atlanta, Georgia, Fall/Winter 2012, Issue #32: 19-21. Magazine Interview.

2012 De Lellis, Marsian. “The War on Glitter”, Feast of Fun, Chicago, Illinois, March 12, 2012, Guest Blog.

2012 De Lellis, Marsian. “Trendpocalypse 2012”,
Feast of Fun, Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 2012. Guest Blog.

2012 De Lellis, Marsian. 2011: Year of The Glitter Bomb”, Feast of Fun, Chicago, Illinois, January 12, 2012. Guest Blog.

2011 De Lellis, Marsian. Marsian’s Glossary of Tips & Trends for 2011, Feast of Fun, Chicago, Illinois, January 28, 2011. Guest Blog.

2009 De Lellis, Marsian + P.J. Mc Whiskers. Bride of Wildenstein –The Musical, Los Angeles, California, Performance Text.

2008 De Lellis, Marsian + P.J. Mc Whiskers. Growing Up Linda, Los Angeles, California, Performance Text.

2005 Vaccaro, Jeanne, editor. “Finnochio: The Holiday Classic”, Women  & Performance: A Journal Of Feminist Theory, New York University Press, New York, New York, Volume 14: 2, Issue 28: 89-92. Photo Novella.

2002 Marsian De Lellis. “To Do List”, The Archeology of the Recent Future, Vol 2. Olneyville, Rhode Island, Dirt Palace Press: 12. Illustration.

1997 Ferños, Fausto, “F-Stop Photo Essay: Glamour in America”, FNews Magazine, Chicago, Illinois, May 1997. Photographs.

1996 De Lellis, Marsian. “Is there life on Any of the Other Planets?”, WLUW 88.7 FM, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, December, 1996. Sound Broadcast.

1996 Maybeline. “My Man Hit Me And It Felt Like A Kiss”, Chicago, Illinois, 1996: 25, 27,  Zine Photographs. 

1996 Frederick, Ella. “Cockwoman: a Nina Zine”, Chicago, Illinois, 1996: Front + Back Cover, 7-8. 1996. Zine Photographs. 

1996 De Lellis, Marsian. “Susan Stryker: on hormones, transsexualbody art, and testicle hacky sacks.”, FNews Magazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1996: 18-19. Interview.

1995 “Looking for Land Art”, Fnews Magazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, September 1995: 13-20. Photo Essay.

1993 De Lellis, Marsian. “How Community Support For Gay & Lesbian Youth! Rally October 13 At The State House”, In Newsweekly, New England, October 11 1993. Op-Ed.

PUBLICATIONS + EXHIBITION CATALOGS

2017 COLA20 Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, California: 19, 85, 111-115. Exhibition Catalog.

2016 de Fren, Allison. COLA 2016 – City of Los Angeles IndividualArtist Fellowships, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, May 15, 2016: 18-23. Exhibition Catalog.

2015 Dennie, Sean. Who’s the Puppet Now?, Calgary Animated Objects Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2015: 69, 86. Photo Book. 

2007 Kuppers, Petra. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007: 28-31, 32, 34. Book.

2001 School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: 2001-2002 Undergraduate Catalog, Admissions & Publications SAIC, Chicago, Illinois, Fall 2001: 47.   Catalog.

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2019 Davis, Genie, “Art Party Openings At the Bendix Building”, Artillery, Los Angeles, California, March 21, 2019.  Web.

2018 Apple, Jacki. “Love Lost and the Enchantment of Objects.” Fabrik. Los Angeles, California, November 2, 2018.  Web.

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2011 “The Year in Art.” City Paper. Baltimore, Maryland, December 14, 2011.  Print.

2011 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “A Very Gaga Muppet Thanksgiving”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, November 23, 2011: Episode 1487. Podcast Interview

2011 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “Glitterbomb at the Disco”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, November 3, 2011: Episode #1474. Podcast Interview

2011 Ober, Cara. “What is the Transmodern Festival?”, New Urbanite. Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2011. Print.

2011 McCabe, Bret. “Baltimore Weekly Highlights.”
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2011 McCoy, Heath. “Henson Keeps Puppet Dreams Alive.” Calgary Herald. Calgray, Alberta, March 12, 2011:
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2010 Smalec, Teresa. “The North American Puppet Slam Scene in  2010”, Puppetry International. UNIMA-USA, Atlanta, Georgia, Issue #28: 22-25. Print.

2010 Baisley, Nic. “Orlando Film Festival 2010 Interview with HeatherHenson, Marsian, and Sean Keohane.” Film Snobbery, Orlando Florida, December 2, 2010. Web Broadcast.

2010 Cole, Kecia. “Neighborhood Beat.” Brooklyn Independent Television, Brooklyn, New York, July 1, 2010. Cable Broadcast.

2010 Walechuck, Dan. “Night Hawk.” CJOB Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 7, 2010.  Radio Broadcast.

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2009 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “Stonewall Michael Jackson”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 2009: Episode 1013. Podcast Interview

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2007 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “Baby Can Dance”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, October 2, 2007: Episode 622. Podcast Interview

2007 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “Future Imperfect”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, January 16, 2007: Episode 460. Podcast Interview

2006 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “Life on Marsian”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, September 26, 2006: Episode 395. Podcast Interview

2006 DJ Madameb. “Spoiler Alert.” BSR 88.1 FM, Providence, Rhode Island, September 6, 2006. Radio Broadcast.

2006 Burke, Judy. “Guilford Art Center exhibit offers chance to seemarionettes as the works of art they are.” New Haven Registrar, New Haven, Connecticut, April 8, 2006: E1.  Print.

2006 Ferños, Fausto, and Mark Felion. “Tips & Trends for 2006”, Feast of Fools, Chicago, Illinois, January 6, 2006: Episode#216. Podcast Interview

2005 Stawicki Azam, Melanie. “Art in the Shadows.” Daytona Beach News Journal, Daytona, Florida, October 27, 2005: E1, E3.  Print.

2001 “An Evening with Young Artists.” The Chicago Journal, Volume I, Number 25, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2001: Cover, 10.  Print.

2000 “Students have hand in puppetry creations.”
Chicago Sun Times,  Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 2000: 10. Print.

1998 Smith, Jason. “A Very Faerie Spring.” Windy City Times, Chicago, Illinois, Volume13, Number 29, March 26, 1998: Cover, 55. Print.

1994 Winfrey, Oprah. “Trying to Survive as a Gay Teen.” The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios, Kingworld, Chicago, Illinois, October 24 1994: Segments 1 + 7.  Television Broadcast.

1994 Gant, Alison, David La Fontaine. “Gay and Lesbian Youth Making History.” Governor’s Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth, Boston, Massachusetts, September, 1994.  Broadcast.

1994 Katz, Nancie L., “Students Changed the Law – United for Gay, Lesbian Rights.” Newsday, Long Island, New York, February 3, 1994: 25. Print.

1994 “Gay rights for high school students.” The Group, WGBH Boston, Massachusetts, January 3, 1994.  Broadcast.

1994 Boyce, Ed. “Students Celebrate Passage of New Rights Law.” In Newsweekly, Boston, Massachusetts, Volume III. Issue 18, January 2, 1994. Print.

1993 Muther, Christopher. “They Did It! Gay and Lesbian Students and Their Supporters Went for Broke In 1993 – and Won.” Bay Windows, Boston, Massachusetts, Vol. 12, No 1, December 23, 1993 – January 5, 1994: Cover, 3, 14, 16.  Print.

1993 Ryan-Vollmar, Susan. “BHS Senior Lobbies for Landmark Bill.”Belmont Citizen Herald, Belmont, Massachusetts, December 16, 1993: 1, 13A.  Print.

1993 “First Protection.” Ten O’Clock News, WLVI Channel 56, Boston, Massachusetts, December 10, 1993. Broadcast.

1993 Briggs, Fred. “It’s the Law.” NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC, New York, New York, December 10, 1993. Broadcast.

1993 Williams, Jack. “First In the Nation: Gay Students.” Nightly News, WBZ-TV Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, December 10, 1993.  Broadcast.

1993 Muther, Christopher. “Student rights bill gets legislative approval,now awaits Weld’s anticipated signature.” Bay Windows, Boston, Massachusetts,
Vol 2, No 50, December 9 – 15, 1993: Cover, 4.  Print.

1993 Rimer, Sara. “Gay Rights Law For Schools Advances in Massachusetts.” New York Times, New York, New York, December 8, 1993: A18.  Print.

1993 “Teens Lobby Beacon Hill.” Boston Herald, Boston, Massachusetts, October 14, 1993.  Print.

1993 Aucoin, Don. “Student gay rights bill urged: 300 teen-agers rally to ban discrimination in high schools.” Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts,
October 14, 1993: 34.  Print.

1993 Breslauer, Mary. “The One Year Anniversary Show.” One In Ten, 101.7 WFNX, Alston, Massachusetts, October 12, 1993: 34.  Radio Broadcast.

1993 Burke, Trixi. “Gay and lesbian youth to hold rally on Beacon Hill.” In Newsweekly, Boston, Massachusetts, September 20, 1993, Print.

RESIDENCIES

2019
D+R Research Residency
Automata Performance Gallery
 Los Angeles, California

2017
Artist in Residence,
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2014
Artist in Residence, REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California

2014
Artist in Residence,
Automata Performance Gallery
Los Angeles, California 

2005 
Artist in Residence
Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2017
Walt Disney Company Fund
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2017
Alumni Fund
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2015
Quick Grant 
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, California

2015
Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry Fund
Los Angeles, California

2015
Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Fund
Waterford, Connecticut,

2014
Quick Grant
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, California,

2013
Alumni Travel Fund
Eugene O’Neill Theater
Waterford, Connecticut 

2013
Terry + Taylor Fator Fund 
Eugene O’Neill Center, Waterford, Connecticut

2012
Terry Fator Fund 
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Waterford, Connecticut 

2011
Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Fund
Waterford, Connecticut,

2010
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Rachel Rosenthal Co.
Los Angeles, California

2010
The Matt Rineveld Memorial Fund
Jim Henson Foundation
Long Island City, New York

2009
Emerging Artist Fund
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut 

2009
Special Project Fund
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

2009
Interdisciplinary Project Grant
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California 

2009
Student Council Fund California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

2008
Scholarship for Foreign Study 
UNIMA-USA
Atlanta, Georgia

2008
Office of The President 
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

2008
Interdisciplinary Project Grant
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

2007
Emma Louise Warfield Memorial Scholarship Puppeteers of America Minneapolis, Minnesota

2006-2009
Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship
California of the Arts
Valencia, California

2006
Kevin Clash Minority Fund
Eugene O’Neill Center
Waterford, Connecticut

2005
Associate Artist Scholarship
Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

1994-1996
Merit Scholarship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Chicago, Illinois

1996
Leadership… The Art of Creating Community
School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Chicago, Illinois

TEACHING + SPEAKING

2019
Artist Talk,
Track 16,
Los Angeles, California

2016
Artist Lecture,
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
Los Angeles, California

2014
Teaching Artist In Residence,
Los Angeles LGBT Center Los Angeles, California

2012
Visiting Artist Lecture,
Eugene O’Neill Center,
Waterford, Connecticut

2011
Artist Lecture,
Transmodern Festival,
Baltimore, Maryland

2011
Visiting Artist Lecture,
Fiber Department,
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

2011
Symposium and Panel,
Puppetry & Post Dramatic Performance,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 

2011
Artist Lecture,
Calgary Animated Objects Society,
Calgary, Alberta

2010
Visiting Artist Lecture,
Undergraduate + Graduate seminar,
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2010
Visiting Artist Lecture,
Winnipeg Puppet Collective,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2009
Artist Presentation + Workshop Facilitator,
Georgia Tech,
Atlanta, Georgia

2008
Guest Teacher,
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California

2008
Teaching Assistant, Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2007
Workshop Facilitator, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota

2007
Teaching Assistant, Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2004
Visiting Artist Lecture, Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

2004
Guest Speaker, The Harvard Club Boston, Massachusetts.

COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Archival Collection

Petra Kuppers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Private Collection

Dopesick, San Francisco, California, Private Collection

Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, Archives

Kate Bornstein, New York, NY, Private Collection

Radical Faerie House, Chicago, Illinois, Private Collection

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE + AFFILIATIONS

2014 Member, Contemporary Performance Network

2012-2015 Board of Directors,
UNIMA-USA

2011-2012 Board of Directors, Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry

2005-2016
Co-Founder, Puppet Slam Network

2005 Teacher Certification, Yoga Alliance

2004-2018 Member, Puppeteers of America

2004-2006 Education Roster, Rhode Island State Counsel for the Arts

1996 Time Arts Committee Member, N.A.M.E. Gallery  

1993-1994 Youth Outreach Coordinator, Coalition for Lesbian & Gay Civil Rights, Boston, Massachusetts