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Tate Shaw

Assistant Professor, Visual Studies Workshop
(585) 442-8676 ext. 21
tshaw@brockport.edu
Office: Visual Studies Workshop 
   

Teaching and Creative Interests: Artists' Books, Image and Text, Image Sequence, Photo-Bookworks, Publishing as an Art Form, Visual Book Libraries

 

Education

BA: William Jewell College, 1998
MFA: State University of New York, College at Brockport, 2006

Teaching and Creative Interests

Artists' Books
Image and Text
Image Sequence
Photo-Bookworks
Publishing as an Art
Visual Book Libraries

Professional Experience

2013 - Assistant Professor The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2008 - Executive Director Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2010 - Founder, Coordinator Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2009 - Editorial Board Journal of Artists' Books, Chicago, IL

2005 - Founder, Co-Publisher Preacher's Buscuit Books, Rochester, NY

2011-12 Coordinator Northeast Regional Society of Photographic Education Conference, Rochester, NY

2008-12 - Visiting Assistant Professor The College at Brockpoort, State University of NY

2007-08 - Coordinator Book Arts Fair and Conference, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD

2007-08 - Adjunct Professor Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Imaging Arts

2006-08 - Adjunct Professor The College at Brockport, State University of NY, Art

2006-08 - Coordinator Independent Press Archive, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2005-08 - Adjunct Professor University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Art and Art History

Exhibitions

2014 solo “The Ground,” Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY (forthcoming)

2013 solo “The Ground,” The Western New York Book Art Center, Buffalo, NY (forthcoming)

2013 solo “The Ground,” Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY (forthcoming)

2011 group The World as Text,” Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, IL 2011 group “Art in the Global Age,” Asian Arts Gallery Center for the Arts, Towson University, MD

2010 group “Photo-Bookworks,” Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

2010 group “The Secret Library of Solihull,” Soliuhull Gallery, Sohlihull, UK

2009 group “New Wave: Artists’ Books in the 21st Century,” at Impact Multi–disciplinary Printmaking Conference at UWE Bristol, Bristol, UK

2008 group (published books) “\’flõ\: art, text, new media,” The New York Center for the Book Arts, NY The Conscience of a Nation: Sid Chafetz Leads the Way,” George Mason University Gallery, Fairfax County, VA

2007 group “Action/Interaction,” Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

2007 group “Montage Over Britain,” Permanent Gallery, Brighton, UK

2007 group (published books) “Book in Hand,” ALL – Art + Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT 2007 collaboration “Preacher’s Biscuit Books,” UWE Bristol Libraries, Bristol, UK

2006 group “Across the Page,” International Art and Artists, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

2006 group “Artists’ Books,” Paintworks Gallery, Bristol, UK

2006 group “First Annual Manchester Artists Book Fair,” Manchester University, Manchester, UK

2006 group “Links,” Review Studios, Kansas City, MO

2005 group “(un)bound,” Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

2005 collaboration “Reversing the Fall: in Three Parts,” in collaboration with Marni Shindelman, Rochester, NY Contemporary Satellite Space, Rochester, NY

2004 solo “Three Weeks in the Country,” 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY 2004 solo “Preacher’s Biscuit Books,” University Gallery, Mansfield University, PA

Curator - Exhibitions, Events, Symposia

2013 “Chemo-Toxic, I Am That, and Other Stories by Willie Osterman” at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2013 “Visual Book Club,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2012 Co-Curator with Karen vanMeenen, “Aesthetics of Atrocity Lecture and Screening Series,” at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2012 “Expansion: How Photography Has Expanded Since the 1960s and What Are We Going To Do With All The Images In The World?” the Northeast Regional Society of Photographic Education Conference hosted at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2012 “Photo-Bookworks Symposium,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2012 “Visual Book Club,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rocehster, NY

2011 “Everything in Time: Maximalist Works by Media Artists,” The New York Center for the Book Arts, NY, NY

2011 “A Reading Room for Shedding Light books and photographs by Pamela Vander Zwan,” Visual Studies Workshop and the Monroe County Regional Public Library Lower Link Gallery, Rochester, NY

2011 Guest Co-Curator, “The World as Text,” Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011 Co-Curator with Rick Hock, Alison Nordström, and Femke Lutgerink, “Transitions–Rochester,” Visual Studies Workshop and FOTODOK, Rochester, NY and Utrecht, The Netherlends

2011 "13 Views in Arid Lands by Potter-Belmar Labs,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2011 “Experiments in A/V,” Screening and Performance Series,Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2010 “Photo-Bookworks Symposium,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2010 “Time–Based Architecture by Karen Brummund,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2010 Co-Curator with John Roche, “Visual Arts Panel,” The Black Mountain North Symposium, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

2010 “Everything in Time: Maximalist Works by Media Artists,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2009 “Pleasure and Beauty by Carla Williams,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

“The Shape of White: Photomontages by Sergei Sviatchenko,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY “mE Tools: books and objects by Masumi Shibata of masumiEDUCATIONAL,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

“Result: Zero, Photographs by Khiang Hei of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Student Protest,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

“Timed Release: Heidi Kumao,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Co-Curator with Ward Tietz, “Society and Sensoria: Books at the Speed of the Senses,” Symposia, The 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Conference at the Cafritz Art Center, Montgomery College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD

“A Reading Room: Artists’ Books from VSW Press,” for “Joan Lyons, Selected Work/Four Decades,” Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

“Genetics: Books from VSW Press,” Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, NY “Genetics: Books from VSW Press,” Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD

Awards and Grants

2013 Project Assistance Grant, The College Book Art Association

2013 Scholarly Incentive Award, The College at Brockport, State Unversity of NY

2011 United University Professionals Professional Development Grant, State University of NY

2009 United University Professionals Professional Development Grant, State University of NY

2007 Best Book Exhibited, 9th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference, Silver Spring, MD

Residencies

2012 Writer Resident: Writers and Books, The Gell House, Naples, NY

2010 Visiting Artist: Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Presentations

Artist Talks, Reading Performances, Conferences, and Lectures

2013 Reading Performance “The Ground,” The Western New York Book Art Center, Buffalo, NY (forthcoming)

2013 Moderator “Blurring the Library,” Discussion Group, College Book Art Association Annual Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2012 Lecture “Strategic Linkage,” Seeming and Being: Photography and the Book as Medium panel, The College Book Art AssociationBiannual Conference, Mills College, Oakland, CA 2012 Lecture/Debate “Documenting Downtown Rochester, NY as an Atrocity,” Still Cities and Transitions Debate, FOTODOK and Aorta, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2012 Artist Talk, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2011 Lecture “Collaboration as Impetus,” The College Book ArtAssociation Biannual Conference, University of Indiana,Bloomington, IN

2011 Moderator “Everything in Time,” Panel, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY2011 Reading Performance “Threshold Reading” Preacher’s Biscuit Books at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2011 Lecture “A History of VSW Press,” Photography and Publishing, Society of Photographic Education Northeast Regional Conference, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2010 Lecture “Virtual Environment/Physical Artifact,” The Artists’ Book as a Site for Interdisciplinary Work Panel, 98th Annual Conference, College Art Association, Chicago, IL2010 Lecture “Preacher’s Biscuit Books,” Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2010 Moderator “Visual Arts” Panel, The Black Mountain North Symposium, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

2010 Lecture “Nothing to Say about Diter Rot’s 246 Little Clouds,” Furthering the Critical Dialog Panel, Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, New York Art Book Fair, New York, NY 

2009 Keynote Speaker “Enfolded by Holes: A Talk on Book Openings,” The College Book Art Association Biennial Conference: Art, Fact and Artifact: The Book In Time and Place, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA

2009 Artist Talk “The Placeholders,” 2nd Biennial CODEX Symposium: Considering the Book as a Work of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2009 Artist Talk “The Placeholders,” Visiting Artist Graduate School of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2009 Reading Performance “God Bless This Circuitry,” with Andrew Sallee, The Hybrid Book: Intersection + Intermedia, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Lecture “God Bless This Circuitry as Intermedia,” (with Andrew Sallee) Intersection + Intermedia Panel, The Hybrid Book: Intersection + Intermedia, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Reading Performance “Readings” Visiting Artist University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2008 Moderator “Society and Sensoria: Books at the Speed of the Senses,” Conference, The 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Conference at the Cafritz Art Center, Montgomery College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD

2007 Reading Performance “Readings,” Visiting Artist Graduate School of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2007 Reading Performance “Readings,” Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2007 Reading Performance “Readings,” Action/Interaction Conference, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

2007 Lecture “Designing Preacher’s Biscuit Books,” (with Kristen Merola), Visiting Artists University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

2007 Lecture “The Flaming Lips, Fluxus, and Intermedia,” Visiting Artist, Quadruple Exhibit, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2006 Lecture “Metamateriality and McSweeney’s,” The Future of the Book Panel, The Future of the Book Conference, Writers and Books with The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

2006 Reading Performance “Ordinary Curtains Reading,” Master’s Thesis, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY 

2006 Lecture “Book as Intermedia,” Visiting Artist Graduate School of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY“

2005 Lecture “Reading Instructions,” Visiting Artist University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2004 Lecture “First Person Narrators,” Visiting Artist New York State Summer School of the Media Arts, Cazenovia College, NY

2004 Lecture “Narrative by Remote Control,” Scholars Day Panel, State University of New York at Brockport, NY

2004 Lecture “Artists’ Books and Problems in Exhibition,” Visiting Artist State University of New York at Oswego, NY

Professional Activities - Reviewer, Advisor and Juror

2011 Peer Reviewer, Journal of Artists’ Books, Chicago, IL

2010 Juror Decentralization Grants, Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY

2009 Juror New Media Sculpture Commission for ArtWalkII, City of Rochester and Bergmann Associates, Rochester, NY

2009 Juror Decentralization Grants, Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY

2008 Juror Special Opportunity Stipends Grants, Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY

2006–08 Advisory Board Member Journal of Artists’ Books, Chicago, IL

2006–08 Advisory Board Member Artists’ Books Online, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2005–07 Layout, Typography, Design Afterimage: the Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Rochester, NY

Non-Profit and Academic Committtees

2009– Chairs and Directors, School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2009– Assessment Co–Coordinator, Visual Studies, School of The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2008– Finance Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Inc., Rochester, NY 2008– Governance Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Inc., Rochester, NY

2008– Executive Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Inc., Rochester, NY

2009– Development Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Inc., Rochester, NY

2009– Research Center Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Inc., Rochester, NY

2012 Rock Study Abroad Scholarship Committee, The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2011 Rock Study Abroad Scholarship Committee, The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2009–11 Sub–Committe on the Arts, 175th Anniversary of The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2009–11 40th Anniversary Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Inc., Rochester, NY

2009–10NOTA (Neighborhood of the Arts) Stakeholders, ArtWalkII, City of Rochester and Bergmann Associates, Rochester, NY

2008–09 Chairs and Directors, School of Arts and Performance, The College at Brockport, State University of NY

2008–09 Assessment Co–Coordinator, Visual Studies, School of Arts and Performance, The College at Brockport, State University of NY

Teaching - Graduate

  • 2013 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Advanced Problems Electronic Imaging
    • Advanced Problems in Visual Studies Arts Organization Practicum
    • Digital Media II
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I, II Internship in Visual Studies
    • Graduate Project I (Research Seminar)
    • Graduate Project II (Thesis)
    • Photobook Sequence and Narrative
  • 2012 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Advanced Digital Media
    • Advanced Problems in Visual Studies
    • Arts Organization Practicum
    • Contemporary Image Survey: Artists’ Magazines (Seminar) Graduate Project I (Research Seminar)
    • Graduate Project II (Thesis)
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I, II
    • Internship in Visual Studies
    • Photo-Bookworks Survey
  • 2011 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Advanced Problems in Visual Studies
    • Alternative Views of Art: Visual Display (Seminar)
    • Arts Organization Practicum
    • Graduate Project I (Research Seminar)
    • Graduate Project II (Thesis)
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I, II
    • Internship in Visual Studies
  • 2009 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Advanced Photo II
    • Advanced Problems in Electronic Imaging Arts Organization Practicum
    • Graduate Project II (Thesis)
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I, II
    • Internship in Visual Studies
    • Structure of the Visual Book:
  • 2008 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Advanced Photo II
    • Advanced Problems in Electronic Imaging
    • Alternative Views of Art: Blurring the Library (Seminar) Arts Organization Practicum
    • Digital Media II
    • Graduate Project II (Thesis)
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I, II
    • Internship in Visual Studies
  • 2008 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY Arts Organization Practicum
    • Graduate Project II
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I
    • Internship in Visual Studies
  • 2007 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
    • Graduate Core Imaging Arts
  • Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I, II
    • Advanced Digital Media
    • Media Culture (Seminar)
    • Structure of the Visual Book
  • 2006 Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Imaging Systems (Books) I

Teaching - Undergraduate

  • 2008
    • Image and Text, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • Advanced Digital Art, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Visual Art Experience, The College at Brockport, State University of NY
    • Contemporary Issues: Identity Theft and Surveillance Imagery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
  • 2007
    • 2D–Artists’ Books, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • 2D–Drawing and Collage, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • Photography as a Fine Art 2, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
  • 2006
    • Introduction to Digital Art, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • 2D–Drawing and Printmaking, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • Concepts in Digital Art: Identity Theft, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    • Advanced Digital Art, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2005
    • Advanced Photography: Digital Artists' Books, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Teaching - Graduate Workshops

2013 Performing Books, Visual Studies Workshop, Summer Institute

2011 Image, Series, Sequence (with Nathan Lyons), Visual Studies

Workshop, Summer Institute

2008 Writing for Artists' Books, Visual Studies Workshop, Summer

Institute

2007 The Working Book, Visual Studies Workshop, Summer Institute

2006 InDesign for Artists, Visual Studies Workshop, Summer Institute

Teaching - Undergraduate Workshops

2011 Image, Series, Sequence (with Nathan Lyons), Visual Studies

Workshop, Summer Institute

2007 The Working Book, Visual Studies Workshop, Summer Institute

2006 InDesign for Artists, Visual Studies Workshop, Summer Institute

Teaching - Community Workshops

2007 Digital Artists' Books, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Fall Session

2006 Digital Artists' Books, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Summer Session

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated 8/13/18

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