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Katina Bitsicas

Education

MFA Studio Art, Candidate, 2015
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2012
SACI, Florence, Italy

BA Studio Art, 2011
Magna Cum Laude, Honors in the Art Major
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Academic Positions

Instructor of Record-Video, Animation, Digital Art, 2013-
University of South Florida

Teaching Assistant-Film Arts Online, 2012-
University of South Florida

Instructor-Film Making, 2013-
University of South Florida Pre-College

Teaching Assistant-Video, Animation, Digital Art, 2012-2013
University of South Florida

Teaching Assistant-Documentary Film, 2009-2011
Kalamazoo College

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Confound Acts, 2014 (upcoming)
TRACTIONARTS, Los Angeles, CA

Confound Acts, 2014
Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

After Resituating, 2012
Gallery Penza, Lansing, MI
Curated by Michael Rush

Exposed, 2012
Aula Bianca, Florence, Italy

The Stendhal Murder, 2011
La Corte Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

Constructing the Memory-Self, 2011
Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions

Black Box Project, 2014 (upcoming)
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

The Deep End, 2014 (upcoming)
Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, 2014
Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL
Juried by Kalup Linzy

Escape, 2014
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, WV

Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions, 2014
UNCW Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC

State of Emergency, 2014
Belk Visual Art Center, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC

International Juried Photo Competition, 2013
Patel Center, Tampa, FL
Juried by Noel Smith

What It Is, 2013
Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

37th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, 2013
Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL
Juried by Mernet Larsen

Video Arcade, 2013
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

MFA Year One, 2013
Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

a*b*a*c*u*s, 2012
Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

My City in Transition, 2012
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Look at Me: A Close Look at Contemporary Women, 2012
(SCENE)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

Departure, 2012
La Corte Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

COME/beCOME: American and Italian Artists, 2012
Jules Maidoff Palazzo, Florence, Italy

Fragments of Memory, 2012
Jules Maidoff Palazzo, Florence, Italy

SACI Book Arts Exhibition, 2011
Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Florence, Italy

Collective Individual Glance, 2011
Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Florence, Italy

FutuLIBERo, 2011
Jules Maidoff Palazzo, Florence, Italy

Unfriended, 2011
(SCENE)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

Monsters and Memories, 2011
ShinyArt, iPad exhibit

Perceptions of Identity, 2010
Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Art Hop, 2010
Park Trades Gallery, Kalamazoo MI

Filmography

Constructing the Memory-Self, 2014
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, WV

Constructing the Memory-Self, 2014
Belk Visual Art Center, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC

Battle for Brooklyn, 2012
Oscar Shortlisted Documentary

Battle for Brooklyn, 2011
Brooklyn Film Festival, Best Documentary, Best Film

Battle for Brooklyn, 2011
Chicago Underground Film Festival

Battle for Brooklyn, 2011
HotDocs, Toronto, Canada

Residencies

GLCA New York Arts Program Residency, 2010
New York, New York

Exhibitions Curated

a*b*a*c*u*s, 2012, Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL
Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Selected Juror, 2010

Fellowships and Awards

Karen Frank Award, 2014, University of South Florida

Larsen & Palmer Travel Grant, 2013, University of South Florida

William and Nancy Oliver Fellowship, 2012, University of South Florida

Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust, 2011, Studio Art Centers International

Michael Waskowsky Prize in Art, 2011, Department of Art, Kalamazoo College

Senior Individualized Project Honors, 2011, Department of Art, Kalamazoo College

Senior Leadership Award, 2011, Kalamazoo College

First Data Corporation Scholarship Award, 2009

Lectures and Presentations

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium Presenter, 2014
University of South Florida

College of the Arts Research Day Presenter, 2014
University of South Florida

Selected Bibliography

Richter, Sarah, Redefining Women’s Roles, Encore Magazine, March 11, 2014

Johnson, Holly, Eat With Your Eyes, City Pulse Newspaper, July 11, 2012

Gendzwill, Mike, Peeling Popple, Book Graphic Motif Design, 2012

Niemann, Claudia, COME/beCOME: When Cultures Meet, The Florence Newspaper, March 2012

Pezzatini, Lorenzo, Come/BeCome, Artribune, March 17, 2012

Phillips, Kristy, Can Chairs Die? Musings by Katina Bitsicas, ShinyArt, October 4, 2011

Stephens, Craig, ShinyArt’s Portable Gallery, Artweek.LA, September 27, 2011

O’Brien, Jesse, (SCENE) Metrospace to Open Social Media Exhibit, The State News, 2011

Parker, Dawn, ’Unfriended’ Art Shows Impact of Social Media, The Towne Courier, 2011

SACI, Major New Scholarships, SACI Newsletter, September 2011

Professional Experience

Videographer and Editor, 2013-
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

Videographer/Photographer, Marketing, 2012-
Wellness USF, Tampa, FL

Photographer, 2012
Allie Siarto Photography, Lansing, Michigan

Video Editor/Reviewer, 2011
Association for Behavior Analysis International, Portage, MI

Videographer/Editor, 2010-2011
Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo, MI

Media Services Videographer, 2009-2011
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Video Producer, 2010
Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Kalamazoo, MI

Production Assistant, 2010
Rumur Films, Brooklyn, NY

Graphic Arts and Music Specialist, 2008
Wireless Developer Agency, East Lansing, MI