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J. Sam Sheffield

Education

2006
  • MA Digital Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2000
  • BFA Painting & Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
1999
  • Loughborough College of Art & Design, Loughborough, UK — Student Exchange.

Technical Skills

  • Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop/ImageReady, Gimp, Adobe Illustrator.
  • Web Programming: XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Flash Actionscript.
  • OS Environments: OS X, Linux, UNIX, Windows 9x-XP, Windows CE/Pocket PC, Mac OS 7-9.
  • Other Computer Skills: Python, Processing, Pure Data, C, Apple iApps, UNIX shell scripting, ProTools, PicBasic Pro, MacBS2.
  • Other Related Skills: Electronics, Casting & Mold-making, Wood & Metal Fabrication.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2006
  • Web Development; opencasting.org
2000-present
  • Webmaster; Problemboard.com, Seehearmake.com — 2000 - Present
2006
  • R & D, Pocket PC Programming; URBANtells/San Jose.
  • Web Development; MclainWiesand.com
2001-2005
  • Craftsman, IT Support; Mclain Wiesand Custom Built Furniture, Baltimore, MD.
2001
  • Freelance Video Editing; BE Workshops; Baltimore, MD.

Other Experience

Fall 2005
  • EMAC Teaching Internship; Jason Sloan, Instructor; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Spring 2006
  • EMAC Teaching Internship; Jason Sloan, Instructor; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2001
  • Volunteer; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore.
2000
  • Artist's Assistant; Sol Lewitt, Wall Drawing #541, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
1999
  • New Voices Gallery Talk; Chuck Close Retrospective, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC.

Exhibitions

2006
  • MADA Thesis Exhibition; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2004
  • Out of Order; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
2002
  • Snapshot; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.
2001
  • Snapshot; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
1999
  • Two Painters; Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Senior Award — Painting & Printmaking Dept., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  • Alice Cabell Horsely Parker Scholarship — School of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship — Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.