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Education

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts (2005)
Bachelor of Arts, Concentration: Experimental Media, The Evergreen State College (1995)

Grants & Fellowships

  • Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship (2017)
  • Artist Trust Fellowship (2017)
  • Hafer Family Foundation Residency, Camano Island, WA (2007)
  • Artist Trust, GAP Grant (2007)
  • Writer in Residence Fellowship, Jentel Foundation, Sheridan, WY (2006)
  • Centrum Residency Fellowship, Fort Warden, WA (2006)

Select Awards & Honors

Writing:

  • Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest (2018) Winner, Carmen Maria Machado, judge
  • Narrative Fall Fiction Contest (2017) Finalist
  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2013) Finalist
  • Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (2010) Winner. Alan Cheuse, judge
  • Salem College 2010 International Literary Awards, Fiction (2010) Honorable Mention
  • Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for Short Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • Gulf Coast Fiction Prize (2010) Finalist
  • Iowa Short Fiction Award (2009) Semi-finalist
  • Cutthroat Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award (2009) Finalist
  • Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest (2009) Honorable Mention. Yiyun Li, judge
  • Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (2009) Second Place
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2009) Finalist
  • Symphony Space Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (2008) Winner. Amy Hempel, judge
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2008) Honorable Mention
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2008) Finalist
  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2007) Finalist
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2007) Semi-finalist
  • Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction (2006) Winner

Film & Video:

  • Audience Choice Award, Planet Out Short Film Contest (2003) Civil Enough
  • Best Narrative Feature, The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT (2003) Group
  • Best Feature, Jurors’ Choice, New Festival, NY, NY (2002) Group
  • Best Director, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Group
  • Audience Choice, Best Feature Film, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
  • Official Selection, IFP Film Market, NY, NY (2001) Group

Publications

  • Ploughshares (forthcoming in 2019) “Foil”
  • Narrative  (2018) “The Little One Need Not Come”
  • Quarter After Eight (2018, Volume 24) “Snapshot”
  • The Redaction Project (2016) Installation artifact
  • Glimmer Train (Winter 2011) “Best Western”
  • Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2010) “Stray”
  • Glimmer Train (Spring 2010) “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi”
  • Writers Ask (ongoing) Excerpts from “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
  • NPR Selected Shorts (2008) “Best Western”
  • Evo Girls (2009) Guest editor and essayist for the annual print catalogue of experimental media and activist art by the collective, Evolutionary Girls Club
  • Writer’s Chronicle (December 2007, Volume 40, Number 3) “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
  • Best New American Voices 2007 (Harcourt, 2006) “Ashes.” Sue Miller, editor
  • Hunger Mountain (Fall 2006 Issue, Number 9) “Three Keys”
  • The Way We Knew It: Fiction from the First 25 Years of Vermont College’s MFA in Writing Program 1981-2006  (Vermont College / Union Institute & University, 2006) “Wrap Skirt”
  • Potato Eyes (1993) “Brook Trout,” “Ode to ‘Possum”
  • The Sierra Nevada College Review (1992) “Gray Rectangles”

Select Performances & Installations

  • “Invisible Ink: Homeless,” Seattle First Presbyterian, Seattle, WA. (March 30, 2018) “You Don’t Disappear,” invitational show with Naima Lowe, Barry Johnson, Serrah Russell & Hanita Schwartz. Site-specific performance/installation. Butcher paper, lemon juice, ironing board and iron, and source text contributed by homeless community members.
  • “is white is” & “Retrogradatio Cruciata,” The Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia, WA (January 26-March 10, 2017) Interdisciplinary installation as part of “Statements & Questions” group show. Text, lemon juice, butcher paper, sound.
  • “Invisible Ink,” Feast Arts Center, Tacoma, WA (January 19-February 11, 2017) Site-specific, interdisciplinary installation. Lemon juice, butcher paper, sound. Reparations text contributed by Natasha Marin. Audio loops contributed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore.
  • Salon Refu, Olympia WA (January 13, 2017) Solo reading from “Zombie: A Memoir,” work-in-progress hybrid narrative.
  • “The Redaction Project,” Salon Refu, Olympia, WA (March 12-April 8, 2016) Site-specific, interdisciplinary installation. Text, index cards, paper, woodblock, letterpress, sound.
  • “Animal/Antidote,” Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA (February 28, 2014) Group reading with Stacy Levine, Bhanu Kapil, Doug Nufer, Sarah Dowling and Jennifer Calkins.
  • “Q.E.D II: Not (Quite) Easily Done,” MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2013) Reading and presentation with Jennifer Calkins.
  • WomanSTOCK, Rochester, NY (August, 2010) Contributing artist, feminist art collective exhibition

Select Film & Digital Media Credits – Independent

  • The Warmest Season (In development) Feature film. Writer / Producer
  • The Sea that Has Become Known (2014) Audio/video narrative. Writer / Director / Producer
  • The Good Zeal of Monks (2012) Video essay. Co-Director / Producer / Camera / Editor
  • Sophisticated (Optioned) Feature Film. Developing Producer
  • The Ideal Tenant (2006) Interactive literary video utilizes multimedia technologies and text to explore new narrative possibilities. Writer / Director / Producer / Coder
  • Agnes (2005) Interactive video essay employing text, video, algorithm. Writer / Director / Producer / Coder
  • Birders (2005) “Artist Signature Piece” MTV Logo. Writer / Producer / Creative Director / Animator
  • Group (106:00, DV-35mm, 2002) Feature film. Theatrical distribution by Artistic License. Educational & home video distribution: Frameline. Writer / Producer / Co-Director /  Director of Photography / Production Designer
  • Truth (1998) 16mm feature film, Brown Eyes Motion Pictures. Art Director
  • Journey to Greece (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Film essay. Producer / Camera
  • Flags for Fags (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Location Sound Technician
  • Eroticascore (9:15, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Eye Out (1995) Public media installation series. Producer
  • Video Scavenger Hunt (1995) Live music and video installation. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Taking the Veil (3:00, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Clouds are thus… (6:30, 3 channel video installation, 1995) Writer/Director / Producer / Camera

Click here for list of nonfiction video projects made in service of organizations & groups.

Digital Media Credits – Activism & Education

  • FAIR(In development) Feature-length documentary about the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography
  • The Olympia Insider (2007-10) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council / The Arc of Washington. Series of more than three dozen web-based shorts documenting and advancing legislative advocacy efforts of people developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Co-Editor / Director of Photography
  • Informing Families Building Trust (2009-10) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Series of informational web-based video shorts for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Thank You (2009) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Video short used as social justice advocacy tool for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • DDTV (2007-09) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council / The Arc of Washington State. Series of informational video shorts for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Communicating with Keith (2009) Video documentary of how one man with developmental disabilities communicates using facilitative technologies. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • The Decatur Street Project (2008) City of Olympia. Short-format documentary of innovative storm water management and treatment techniques. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • What Have You Done for Budd Lately? (2008) City of Olympia. Short-format documentary about sustainable community practices. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Close Up (2007-08) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Series of video documentary shorts profiling self-advocates with developmental disabilities Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Navigation 101 (2007) WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Series of six 10- to 20-minute videos introducing students and teachers to a statewide, education-based social justice initiative called Navigation 101. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Co-Editor
  • Classroom Ready (2004) Animated web teacher education curriculum series utilizing student exemplars to improve science, math and reading instruction. Writer / Creative Director / Animator / Illustrator / Coder
  • Student to Student (2004) WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction / WA Association of Student Body Presidents. Live-action/animated video used in Washington state high school classrooms to promote student engagement. Writer / Producer / Creative Director
  • Civil Enough (2001) Two interactive animated web-based pieces use humor to convey a serious civil rights message. Producer / Creative Director / Animator
  • Stick Figures (2000) Animated web series. Writer / Creative Director / Animator / Voiceover
  • A Word with Index & The Bird (2000) Animated web series. Writer/Creative Director/Animator/Voiceover
  • The Cat Couch (2000) Animated web series. Creative Director
  • Truth (1998) 16mm feature film, Brown Eyes Motion Pictures. Art Director
  • Mission Not Impossible (1998) Promotional video, Washington Interactive Technologies. Writer
  • Rural Girls in Science (1996) Video documentary of the University of Washington “Rural Girls in Science” mentoring program. Producer / Writer / Editor

Screening Highlights

Group Commercial Release Dates:

  • Seattle, WA, January 3, 2003
  • Olympia, WA, November 30, 2002
  • Madison, WI, October 11, 2002
  • Portland, OR, October 4, 2002
  • Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2002
  • Houston, TX, September 6, 2002
  • Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 2002
  • Boston, MA, July 26, 2002
  • New York, NY, July 5, 2002

Group Festival Screenings:

  • The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT 2003
  • Phoenix International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2003
  • University of Oregon Queer Film Festival 2003
  • Wingspan Film Festival, Tucson, AZ 2003
  • Rock For Choice Festival, Vancouver, BC 2003
  • Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 2002
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul LGBT Film Festival 2002
  • Truth Serum, Boston, MA 2002
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2002
  • Barcelona International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2002
  • 11th Feminale: International Women’s Film Festival, Cologne, Germany 2002
  • Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2002
  • The 6th Annual Portland LGBT Film Festival 2002
  • Montreal International Queer Film Festival 2002
  • Ladyfest East, New York City 2002
  • The Channel Islands Indie Film Festival 2002
  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival 2002
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2002
  • Outfest 2002, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian
  • Film Festival 2002
  • British Film Institute Touring Festival 2002
  • Peabody Film Festival, Portland, ME 2002
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2002
  • Provincetown Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2002
  • The New Festival, New York, NY 2002
  • London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2002 (World Premiere)
  • Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA 2002 (Preview Screening)
  • New York Independent Film Market 2001

Select Presentations & Events

  • Feast Arts Center, Tacoma, WA (May 19, 2016) Presenting artist, “Artist Trust on Tour”
  • Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA (May, 2013) Visiting artist/lecturer, “Stepping Up: Creative Accountability”
  • TEDx The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (April 16, 2012) Speaker, “The Happy Ending”
  • Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA (March 9, 2011) Visiting artist/lecturer, “Critical Articulation in Arts-Based Practice”
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (January, 2011) Guest artist/lecturer, “Art, Time & Narrative”
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (January, 2010) Guest artist/lecturer, Writing Matters: Passion & Discipline in Literary & Media Arts
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (February, 2009) Guest artist/panelist, Symposium on Social Justice & Sustainability: The Arts and Public Works
  • Associated Writing Programs, Austin, TX (2006) Panelist and moderator, “Prose in Motion” with Philip Graham, Ed Falco, John Bresland, and Marilyn Freeman
    Davis Gallery, Sheridan, WY (2006) Visiting artist talk, “Process and Image”
  • University of Iowa, NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, IA (2005) Panelist, “The Varieties of Collaboration” with Philip Graham, Alma Gottlieb, LeAnne Howe and Lawrence Sutin
  • University of Iowa, NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, IA (2005) Panelist, “The Video Essay: Writing with Images and Sound” with John Bresland, Marilyn Freeman and Ron Sandvik
  • The Evergreen State College (2004) Guest artist, MediaWorks
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (2003) Guest artist
  • Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV (2003) Visiting artist
    The Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA (2002) Panelist, “Writing the New Screenplay”
  • Filmmaker Forum, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Panelist, “Women in Film.”
  • “Group,” British Film Institute, London, England (2002) Presenting artist. 6-channel feature-length film.

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