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Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Owner/Photographer at Deadpan Photography

Seattle, WA, USA
Photography professional with over fifteen years experience in fine arts, publishing and education.
Work Experience
Providence, RI, USA
Sep 2009
Instructor, Tutor, Editor, Workshop Leader, Gallery Director and Photographer
Taught Classes in Photography, Visual Literacy, and Art History. Led workshops, tutored, and edited for the Rhode Island School of Design's Writing Center, Conceptualized, created, and maintained the RISD Word Works Blog. Director for the Red Eye Gallery and Visting Artist Coodinator for the Photography Department.
Providence, RI, USA
Sep 2009Feb 2012
MFA with Honors
MFA in Photography
MA concentration in Art History
Cairo, Egypt
Jan 1998Jun 2001
BA Summa cum Laude - Comparative Literature and Film
English (Native), Spanish (Advanced), French (Conversational), Arabic (Beginner)
Fine Arts, Commercial Photography, Digital and Film Photography, Photo Editing, Creative Writing, Copy Editing, teaching, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Word, Wordpress
Scholarships, Grants & Awards
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT, 2012
RISD GS Grant, Juror (Ian Berry, Curator, The Tang Museum ), Providence, RI, 2011
SPE Scholarship, Society of Photographic Education, Atlanta Conference, 2011
Nominated for Fine Art - International Color Awards, 2010
RISD Graduate fellowship, Photography Department, 2010 -2011
RISD Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2010 - 2011
RISD GS Grant, Juror (Susan Cross, Curator, Mass MOCA), Providence, RI, 2010
Patricia Smith Scholarship, RISD, Providence, RI, 2010-2011
Dean’s Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2010
Daniel Clarke Johnson Scholarship - Ox-Bow Artist Residency & SAIC, MI, 2010
Henry Wolf Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, 2009 to 2010
RISD Graduate fellowship, Photography Department, 2009 -2010
RISD Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2009 - 2010
Letter of Appointment Grant, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008
Cherie Duhart Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, 2007/2008
Jackpot Grant, Nevada Arts Council, 2007
Professional Artist Grant - Sierra Arts, Reno, Nevada, 2007
Tom Lamont Scholarship for Literature, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2000
Dean's List of Academic Scholars, American University in Cairo, 1998-2001
Photographer’s Forum 'Best of College Photographers', 1993, 2005, 2010