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

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Assistant Professor of Art (Photography)

August 2016 - Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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

Education

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

Languages

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

Skills

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

Recent Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2017:
Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR

2016:
Research Enhancement Grant for 'Rabun, GA', Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TX
IPA (Int’l Photography Award), Honorable Mention, Los Angeles, CA
Critical Mass top 200, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR
My Detroit Photo Contest, The Architectural Imagination Exhibition, United States Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, ITALY
Photographer’s Forum ‘Best of Photography', Finalist, Santa Barbara, CA
PX3 (Prix de la Photographie), Honorable Mention, Paris, FRANCE
IPA (Int’l Photography Award) Family of Man Competition, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles, CA
Fine Art Photo Awards ~ Nominated in the Professional Fine Art, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Moscow International Foto Awards Honorable Mention ~ Professional Fine Art Category, Moscow, RUSSIA

2015:
PDN's New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016, Nominee, New York, NY
International Color Photography Awards, Nominated, Professional Fine Art Category, UNITED KINGDOM

2014:
IPA - International Photography Awards Honorable Mention, Los Angeles, CA
Full-Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
International Color Photography Awards, Nominated, Professional Fine Art Category, UNITED KINGDOM

2013:
Exceptional Manuscript Scholarship, Creative Writing, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

2012:
Full-Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2011:
RISD Graduate Studies Grant, Juror Ian Berry, Associate Director and Curator of The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
SPE Scholarship, Society of Photographic Education, Atlanta Conference

2010:
RISD Graduate Studies Grant, Juror (Susan Cross, Curator of Mass MOCA)
Patricia Smith Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design
Dean of Graduate Studies Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design
Daniel Clarke Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Ox-Bow Artist Residency & SAIC, MI
Photography Department Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design