Curriculum Vita

Jessica Gomula-Kruzic
Professor of Art, Art Department, California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.
Director, Building Imagination Center, Turlock, California.

 

Distinctions and Involvement

  • 2014 International Symposium of Electronic Art artist
  • 2012 ArtPlace grant recipient
  • 2012 Creative Work Fund grant recipient
  • 2012 Outstanding Community Service Award, CSU Stanislaus

 

Video and interactive media works have been showcased internationally at ISEA, Dubai, UAE; Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada; Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Greece; OZU, Monteleone Sabino, outside Rome, Italy; POP Revolution Festival, Lecce, Italy; CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich; MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria; Institut Intermédií, Prague, Czech republic.

Gomula-Kruzic’s work has also been shown nationally at Quench ArtSpace, Waitsfield, Vermont; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; ARTS Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico; CounterPulse, San Francisco, California; Climate Theatre, San Francisco, California; BASIC, San Diego, California; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, California.

 

Jessica Gomula-Kruzic
Professor of Art, CSU Stanislaus
Director, Building Imagination Center

 

Distinctions and Involvement

  • 2014 International Symposium of Electronic Art artist
  • 2012 ArtPlace grant recipient
  • 2012 Creative Work Fund grant recipient
  • 2012 Outstanding Community Service Award, CSU Stanislaus

 

Video and interactive media works have been showcased internationally at ISEA, Dubai, UAE; Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada; Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Greece; OZU, Monteleone Sabino, outside Rome, Italy; POP Revolution Festival, Lecce, Italy; CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich; MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria; Institut Intermédií, Prague, Czech republic.

 

Gomula-Kruzic’s work has also been shown nationally at Quench ArtSpace, Waitsfield, Vermont; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; ARTS Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico; CounterPulse, San Francisco, California; Climate Theatre, San Francisco, California; BASIC, San Diego, California; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, California.

 

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017: Complicit Participants: Jessica Gomula. Art Space on Main. Turlock, CA.
  • 2016: Gemperle Gallery Centennial Exhibition. Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, CA.
  • 2016: ACTION: Jessica Gomula. Faculty Development Center. Stanislaus State, Turlock, CA.
  • 2014: Art Faculty on Main. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA.
  • 2012: Ssshhhh! Alameda Public Library. Alameda, CA.
  • 2011: Meet Your Neighbor public art installation. Modesto Art Museum. Throughout downtown Modesto, including over 35 storefronts. Modesto, CA.
  • 2009: Semantic Frottage, solo video installation.  Modesto Art Museum / Mistlin Gallery, Modesto, CA.
  • 2008: Life’s Tantric Love Triangles.  21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA.
  • 2008: B.O.O.B. (Breastfeeding Outside Our Bedrooms). Austin, TX.
  • 2008: Infinite Transformations of Desire.  University Gallery, Stanislaus State, Turlock, CA.
  • 2007: Love’s Receipts. Print / Photo Gallery, Truckee Meadows Community College, Truckee Meadows, NV.
  • 2000: Transformations. University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

 

Collaborative Performance / Video Installations

     Double Vision Intermedia Performance Group

  • 2016: Veritable Vicissitudes. Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.
  • 2015: Live Video: Seven Days Tent. Burlington, Vermont.
  • 2014: International Symposium of Electronic Art, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2013: Maker Faire. Burlington, Vermont.
  • 2012: Quench ArtSpace, Waitsfield, Vermont.
  • 2012: Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada.
  • 2012: CDFS, Montpelier, Vermont.
  • 2011: Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Greece.
  • 2011: POP Revolution Festival, Lecce, Italy.
  • 2011: ProARTS Festival 2011 & International Choreographic Platform, Brno and Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2011: Moving House Foundation / Florian Workshop in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2011: OZU, Monteleone Sabino, outside Rome, Italy.
  • 2011: Recursive Things. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. Montpelier, Vermont.
  • 2010: May Day. CounterPulse. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2009: CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich.
  • 2009: MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009: Institut Intermédií, Prague, Czech republic.
  • 2009: Hypnagogia. Climate Theatre. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2009: Innovative Performances for Traditional Needs. Mr. Smith’s, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2008: 4×60 National Tour. Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2008: 4×60 National Tour. ARTS Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2008: 4×60 National Tour. BASIC, San Diego, CA.
  • 2008: 4×60 National Tour. DragonBar, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2007: To Futurism and Back Again. Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2007: To Futurism and Back Again. Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2007: CultureCatch.com Artist Salon, MacWorld Conference. Red Ink Studios. Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006: 21/ONE. Performance with Double Vision and Boxcar Theatre, Fringe Festival, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2006: Lonely Owl and the Game of Life, Byte #2. CELLspace, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2006: ArtsExpo. Civic Center Park, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2006: Lonely Owl and the Game of Life, Byte #1.5. ArtSFest Spectra Ball, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005: Lonely Owl and the Game of Life, Byte #1. Mad Horse Loft, Oakland, CA.
  • 2005: Lonely Owl and the Game of Life, Byte #0. WORKS, San Jose, CA.

 

     PAM – Perpetual Art Machine.

  • 2010: Erased Walls. Mediations Biennale. Berlin, Germany
  • 2009: Cyland Festival -Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2008: Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 2008: Utsikten Kunstsenter. Kvindesdal, Norway
  • 2008: The Future Was Then. Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2008: Second Nature Festival. AIX, France
  • 2008: The Future Was Then. Scope New York, New York, New York
  • 2007: Robodock Festival. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2007: Chelsea Art Museum. New York, New York
  • 2007: Scope Art Fair, East Hampton, New York and New York, New York
  • 2007: WRO07 – XII International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2007: House of Campari, Los Angeles California
  • 2007: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Inido, California
  • 2007: ArtDC Art Fair, Washington D.C.
  • 2007: ART|BASEL, Miami, Florida
  • 2006: Digit Film & Media Festival, Bethel,NY
  • 2006: Scope Art Fair, London, UK
  • 2006: Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia
  • 2006: Le Name Festival, Lille, France
  • 2006: Digit Film Festival, Monticello, New York

 

 

Film Production

  • 2014 – Present: Eleven Dimensions. Experimental. 40 min. Director and Producer.
    • 2017: Complicit Participants. Turlock, CA.
    • 2016: Veritable Vicissitudes. Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.
    • 2014: International Symposium of Electronic Art. Dubai, UAE.
    • 2014: Art Faculty on Main. Turlock, CA.
  • 2016. Quotidian Mandala. Experimental short. 10 min. Director and Producer.
    • 2017: Preselected, Cinema New York City. New York, NY.
    • 2017: Best Shorts Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers.
    • 2017: Complicit Participants. Turlock, CA.
    • 2016: DOUBLE VISION @ City Hall. Montpelier, VT.
    • 2016: 30th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2016: Overhead. Thriller Short. Assistant Camera Operator. Directed by Alisha McCutcheon.
    • 2016: 29th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2016: Uber Mom. Comedy Short. Assistant Camera Operator. Directed by Dana Moe.
    • 2017: Palm Springs ShortFest. Palm Springs, CA.
    • 2016: 30th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
    • Scary Cow Members Award
      • Best of Award – Director
      • Best of Award – Original Music Score
      • Outstanding Award – Acting
      • Outstanding Award –Writing
  • 2015: Filling Her Shoes. Experimental short. 10 min. Director and Producer.
    • 2017: Complicit Participants. Turlock, CA.
    • 2015: Resident Artists’ Workshop. Safehouse for the Performing Arts. San Francisco, CA
  • 2015: Chadu 2. Comedy Short. Assistant Camera Operator. Directed by Nitin Kant.
    • 2015: 27th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2015: E.Z.P.Z.  Science Fiction Short. 10 min. Best Boy Grip. Directed by Jason Bryan.
    • 2016: Dead Walk Fast. Madison, WI.
    • 2016: Best Shorts. Castro Theatre. San Francisco, CA.
    • 2015: 27th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2015: Modesto 2034: Glimpses of the Future. Documentary Short. 4 min. Executive Producer.
    Directed by Michael George

    • 2015: Gen Con Film Festival. Indianapolis, IN.
    • 2015: Intendence Film Festival. Denver, CO.
    • 2015: Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Washougal, WA
    • 2015: New Work from the Bii. Turlock, CA.
  • 2015: Modesto 2034: Community. Documentary Short. 3 min. Executive Producer.
    Directed by Patrick Baulder.

    • 2015: New Work from the Bii. Turlock, CA.
  • 2015: Center for Human Services. Series of six Information Shorts. 3- 5 min. each. Executive Producer.
    • Directors: Zac Estrada, Trinidad Moreno, Vincent Garcia.
    • 2015: New Work from the Bii. Turlock, CA.
  • 2015: Missed Connections. Comedy Short. 3 min. Editor. Directed and Produced by Brian Doom.
    • 2015: 25th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2015: Mini-Supreme. Comedy. 10 min. Production Assistant. Directed by Micheal Phillis.
    • 2015: Palm Springs International Shorts Fest. Palm Springs, CA.
    • 2015: Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
    • 2015: Outfest LA. Los Angeles, CA.
    • 2015: Q! Film Festival. Jakarta, Indonesia.
    • 2015: Reel Pride. Fresno, CA.
    • 2015: Reeling LGBT Film Festival. Chicago, IL.
    • 2015: Out on Film. Atlanta, GA.
    • 2015: Dayton LGBT Film Festival. Dayton, OH.
    • 2015: Seattle LGBT Film Festival. Seattle, WA.
    • 2015: ReelQ International LGBT Film Festival. Pittsburgh, PA.
    • 2015: Milwaukee LGBT Film / Video Festival. Milwaukee, WI.
    • 2015: 25th Scary Cow Film Festival. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2014: Dreams of Affection. Experimental short. 7 min. Director and Producer.
    • 2015: CSU Stanislaus Art Faculty Invitational. Merced, CA.
    • 2015: New Work from the Bii. Turlock, CA.
    • 2014: RAW 2014. San Francisco, CA.
    • 2014: Art Faculty on Main. Turlock, CA.
  • 2014: Christian Mingle. Romantic Comedy. 103 min. Lead Graphic Artist, Set Dresser.
    • Directed by Corbin Bernsen.
    • Select cities nationally. Grossed $19,836 opening weekend.
  • 2013: Modesto Modernism. Documentary Short. 14 min. Director and Co-Producer.
    • 2014: Art Faculty on Main. Turlock, CA.
    • 2013: Eames: The Architect and the Painter + Modesto Modernism. Turlock, CA.
    • 2013: Modesto International Architecture Film Festival. Modesto, CA.

 

 

Selected Juried / Invitational Group Exhibitions

  • 2016: RAW 2016. Deep Root Dance Collective. Garage. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2012: Emerging Artist Network. Zero1 Art and Technology Biennial. San Jose, CA.
  • 2012: Collecting. Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, CA.
  • 2012: RAW 2012. Deep Root Dance Collective. Garage. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2011: Architecture Graffiti. Modesto International Architecture Festival, Chartreuse Muse Gallery. Modesto, CA.
  • 2011: V.I.P Event. Theatre department. California State University Stanislaus. Turlock, CA.
  • 2011: President’s Gallery. California State University Stanislaus. Turlock, CA.
  • 2011: Deep Root Dance Collective at The Garage. San Francisco.  CA.
  • 2010: The Next 50 Years. California State University Art Gallery. Turlock, CA.
  • 2010: Modesto International Architecture Festival. Film Screening, State Theatre. Modesto, CA.
  • 2010: Illuminated Corridor. Best of Oakland. Oakland, CA.
  • 2010: This Ain’t A Happenin’: Transient Acts & Documents. Beauborg268. San Francisco, CA
  • 2010: The Fine Arts Faculty of CSU Stanislaus. Humbolt State University First Street Gallery. Humbolt, CA.
  • 2007: Jealousy’s Triangle.  Online screening at CultureTv:www.culturetv.tv.
  • 2007: Digital Subjects. Block of the Arts, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • 2007: CSU System Print Invitational. Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA.
  • 2007: Evolution, Print Invitational. Burt Gallery, London, England.
  • 2007: Digital Fringe. Horse Bazaar, The Age Melbourne Fringe Festival. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2006: Made in China. Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, England.
  • 2006: FILE: 2006. SESI Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2006: Featured Artist. Women’s Caucus for Art online exhibition, nationalwca.com.
  • 2006: Drunken Boat PanLiterary Online Journal. Web Art Award Finalist, Summer 2006 issue.
  • 2006: PublicDuck, Episode 16. Online screening.www.publicduck.com.
  • 2006: Lessedra: World Art Print Annual. Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria and www.lessedra.com.
  • 2006: 60 Seconds of Play. Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006: 60 seconds of Play. Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI and online
  • 2006: Flux. Works Gallery, San Jose, CA.
  • 2006: Imaging Ourselves. International Museum of Women. www.imow.org.
  • 2006: Sigmund’s Laundromat. www.culturetv.tv.
  • 2005: Maintaining the Ideal. Rhizome.org Exhibitions.
  • 2005: In the Abstract. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
  • 2005: Happy Holidays. www.culturetv.tv.

 

 

Curation of Exhibitions as Director of the Building Imagination Center

  • 2017: BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2017: Current Works from the Building Imagination Initiative. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2017: from this side of space to the other side of the signal: Benjamin Rosenthal. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: #selfiesuit: Paul Taylor. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: Towards the Very Close Future: Matthew Gottschalk. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: Alyssa Lempesis. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: The Buddy System: Rob Fatal. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: Skin Ego: Rebecca Weisman and Lida Winfield. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: Missing Volumes: Christian Hali. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: The Gatekeepers: Zen Cohen. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: Big Flash of Art mini-exhibits. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2016: BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: Big Flash of Art. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: CSU Stan Juried Student Exhibition. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: Amalgamated Space: Rachel Clarke. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: The Perfect: Elisabeth Kohnke. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: Alexa Fraser-Herron & Scary Cow. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: Current Works from the Building Imagination Initiative. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: Enid Baxter Ryce. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2015: Sean Clute: Memory Reset and the Great Modesto Bouncy Thing. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA
  • 2014: Alumni of CSU Stanislaus. Building Imagination Center, Turlock, CA.
  • 2013: Action: The Central Valley Film Community. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2013: Aspire. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2013: Samsara. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2013: Manifest.AR.  Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2013: Prescott Roadrunners. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2012: Mecca. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2012: Uncle Hartwick. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2012: Prolong Expression. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
  • 2012: Outside the Picket Fences. Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA

 

Curation of Exhibitions

  • 2013: Imagination Fest: Independent Film Festival. State Theatre. Modesto, CA.
  • 2006: Film Festival. Chair, National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Oakland, CA
  • 2005: Invited | Invaded. Rhizome Exhibitions. Rhizome.org

 

 

Organization of Events and Programming as Director of the Building Imagination Center

  • 2016: Animating 3D Characters, taught by Gerardo Orioli.
  • 2017: Stop Motion Animation, taught by Alyssa Lempesis.
  • 2016: Modeling 3D Characters Digital Environment, taught by Gerardo Orioli.
  • 2016: Storytelling through Photography, taught by Eric Carter.
  • 2016: Storytelling Lab, with a focus on live storytelling, taught by Christy Chan.
  • 2016: Comic Book Storytelling Techniques, taught by Kate Rhoades.
  • 2016: Experimental Storytelling Techniques, taught by Maria Judice.
  • 2015: Documentary Video Storytelling. Workshop led by Sheila Ganz.
  • 2015: Visual Storytelling. Workshop led by Rob Fatal.
  • 2015: Modeling Strong Characters in a 3D Digital Environment. Workshop led by Gerardo Orioli.
  • 2015: Creating Characters with Digital Illustration. Workshop led by Christian Hali.
  • 2014: Modesto 2034. Augmented Reality Game. Modesto International Architecture Event. Modesto, CA.
  • 2013: Chalk Walk of Art. LOVE Modesto community art intervention. Modesto, CA.
  • 2012: Downtown Parklets. Community art intervention. Modesto, CA.
  • 2012 – 2013: Video Foundations: Pre-production Workshop. Monthly workshop led by Chad Pickrel.
  • 2012 – 2013: Video Foundations: Production Workshop. Monthly workshop led by Chad Pickrel.
  • 2012 – 2013: Video Foundations: Post-production Workshop. Monthly workshop led by Chad Pickrel.
  • 2012 – 2013: Video Foundations: Critical Film Viewing Cafe. Monthly workshop led by Chad Pickrel.
  • 2012: PARK(ing) Day. PARK(ing) Day community art intervention. Modesto, CA.
  • 2012: Dream Garden. LOVE Modesto community art intervention. Modesto, CA.