Lana Blinderman – Artist Résume – Photography | Photo-Based Art


Education
2014 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography/German, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
2008 – Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences, Visual Communications/Graphic Design, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA

Other Selected Classes and Workshops
2018 – Public Art Boot Camp Training, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA
2015 – Space/Place: Site-Specific Installation, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2011-12 – Architectural photography, University of Washington College of Built Environments, Seattle, WA

Relevant Skills
Photography, photo-based art, wearable art, public art, graphic design & production, artist talks & workshops

Selected Bodies of Work
2019-ongoing – “Visual+Poetry” in collaboration with poet Kevin Boček. Visual dialog between poetry & photography presented on a 2”-wide cascading cashier’s roll
2019-ongoing – “Classy Spam Poetry” (IG @classy_spam_poetry) Satirical Instagram series combining titles of email spam with photographs of trash
2018-ongoing – “Ironic Jewelry” (IG @opulent_cyborg) Wearable art constructed from architectural salvage, thrift store finds, and other found materials
2017-ongoing – “Seattle Frame by Frame” Monthly contributions to a group photography project documenting Seattle neighborhoods
2014-ongoing – “Urban Wanderer” (IG @lana_blinderman) Instagram photo series describing Seattle’s built environment
2013-15 – “Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill” Photographic documentation of early apartment buildings on Capitol Hill
2012 – “Little Saigon: A Snapshot of the Neighborhood” Photographic essay documenting vernacular architecture in Seattle’s Little Saigon
2011-12 – “Valley 6 Drive-In: Closed for the Season, Closed for Good” Photographic essay depicting a declining drive-in movie theater in Auburn, WA
2011-13 – “The Greater Duwamish: Industry, Community and Conservation”
Extensive photo documentation of the industry and neighborhoods surrounding the Duwamish River

Public Art & Site-Specific Installations
2018-20 – “Art Interruptions: Snapshots of the Neighborhood”, Rainier Beach Neighborhood, Seattle, WA.
Photo-based Public art project, sponsored by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, budget $8,050.
2015-16 – “Une Femme Moderne”, Photographic Center Northwest (Space/Place class,) Seattle, WA.
Site-specific installation illustrating how seeking romance changed my personal presentation
2013, 2016 – “City Panorama”, Photo Center Northwest and King County Metro, Seattle, WA. Photographs installed on bus shelters in Bellevue & Kent, WA.

Selected Exhibitions
2020 – “Valley 6 Drive-In: Closed for the Season, Closed for Good,” Auburn, WA
Solo show at the City of Auburn Event Center Gallery; 14 photographs depicting Auburn’s favorite drive-in theater prior to its demolition.
2019 – “Christmas Noir,” Seattle Public Theater, Seattle, WA. Noir-themed group show; three photographs from Capitol Hill Noir series
2019-20 – “Featured Artist,” portion of “Places We Keep” project displayed in a curated live-in gallery rental unit by Vioure company, Seattle, WA
2019 – “Featured Artist,” (showing photo-based digital collage,) Cortona Café, Central District, Seattle, WA
2018-ongoing – “Capitol Hill Artwalk,” member artist & co-facilitator, Blue Cone Studios, Seattle, WA
2017-18 – “Walking your Neighborhood,” juried photography show, WA State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
2016-19 – “Longshot” & “Chase the Light,” fundraiser & auction, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2015, 2017-18 – “Capitol Hill Artwalk,” various venues, Seattle, WA
2015 – “Featured Artist,” (showing “Places We Keep,”) Office Nomads, Seattle, WA
2014-15 – “Visiting Artist,” (showing “Places We Keep,”) Studio F Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 – “Student Perspective on the Influence of Culture,” Student and Alumni Photography Exhibition, Seattle University Career Services, Seattle, WA
2014 – “Featured Artist,” (showing “Places We Keep,” “Duwamish,” & other work,) Fuel Coffee Wallingford, Seattle, WA
2014 – “BFA Photography Show,” Graduating Class of 2014, Vachon Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
“Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill”, 24 silver gelatin prints
2013 – “CoCA Collision,” Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2012 – “Exposed: Little Saigon,” Inscape, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, Seattle, WA

 Lectures, Artist Talks & Presentations
2018 – “Urban Wandering”, digital showcase of my street photography, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
2017 – “Science in the City,” visual presentation & artist talk in partnership with chemical engineer Gaby Tosado, Pacific Science Center IMAX Theater, Seattle, WA
2017 – “Portal to the Public,” visual presentation, hands-on activities & conversation with the public during Engineering Weekend, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
2015 – “Places We Keep,” artist talk and guided writing exercise, Office Nomads, Seattle, WA
2015 – “Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill,” artist and author talk, Lana Blinderman and Diana James, Jewish Family Service, Seattle, WA
2015 – “Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill,” artist talk, Studio F, Seattle, WA

Selected Bibliography
2015 – “Local Photographer Preserves History, ‘Before It All Goes Away’”, Knoles, Jessie, The Capitol Hill Times
2014 – “Historic Hill Apartments Art Show at Seattle U Tells Developers to Improve Design”, Luna, Gina, The Capitol Hill Times
2014 – “New Photography Exhibition Focuses on the ‘Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill”, Capitol Hill Blog

Grants
2018 – Public art grant ($8,050), Art Interruptions, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA
2017 – Stipends ($500, $100), Portal to the Public & Science in the City, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

Related Professional & Volunteer Experience
2007-current – Independent Artist & Graphic Designer, Seattle, WA
2015-19 – Graphic Designer; Production & Marketing Assistant, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA
2016-19 – Volunteer, Capitol Hill Renters Initiative & Capitol Hill Design Guidelines workgroups, Capitol Hill Housing & City of Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development, Seattle, WA
2012-14 – Program Assistant & 2013 Summer Session EDGE Program Coordinator, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

Professional Memberships
Blue Cone Studios, CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), AIGA