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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

Rhode Island School Of Design

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.
September 2009 - Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

MFA with Honors

MFA in Photography
MA concentration in Art History
September 2009 - February 2012 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

American University In Cairo

BA Summa cum Laude - Comparative Literature and Film

January 1998 - June 2001 Cairo, Egypt


English (Native),
Spanish (Advanced),
French (Conversational),
Arabic (Beginner),


Commercial Photography, Copy Editing, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Photo Editing, Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Digital And Film Photography, Teaching, Word,

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