Brian Bulfer
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PROJECTS: æ | TC Tuition | Prayer Flags | Sared Exchange | 3D Memory | Feng Shui Clock | OWS | Decline | Diamond Dust | Thai Trade | Diet Lingam | Data Paintings | Econ Drawings | Peaking | . CATEGORIES: Drawings | Paintings | Sculptures | Prints | Photo-Mixed Media | Videos | Animations | Murals | Installations | 3D Prints | Collaborations | Artist-Based Research |

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b. in Fullerton, California ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Currently working in New York, NY

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Education

Present Ed.D.Student, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY Art Education
2010 M.F.A., Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ Visual Art
2008 B.F.A. and B.A., California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA Drawing/Painting and Religious Studies

 

Teaching Experience

2017-p. Instructor, East Brunswick After School Program, East Brunswick, NJ
2015-p. Student Teacher Supervisor, Art Education Department, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
2009-p. Instructor, Visual Art Extension Division, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2017 Instructor, Drawing and Painting Summer Intensive, Extension Division, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2017 Instructor, Top University Program (TUP), Extension Division, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2016 Instructor, Kids Create Summer Camp Art Program, Extension Division, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2013 Instructor, 21st CCLC After School Art Program, Freehold Borough Public School, Freehold, NJ
2010 Instructor, Private Drawing Lessons, Highland Park, NJ
2009-10 Part-Time Lecturer, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Educational Administration

2012-p. Director, ART-Haus Academy, Extension Division, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2017 Assistant Director, Summer Visual Arts Intensive, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2012-13 Office Assistant, Art Education Department, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY

 

Art Related Experience

2013-17 Gallery Assistant, Art Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
2016-17 GalleryCoordinator, Art Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
2015 Conference Organizing Assistant, Brushes With History, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
2014 Teacher Assistant, New Media, New Forms, Art Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
2012-13 Teacher Assistant, Beginning Drawing, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
2012 Assistant Exhibit Designer, 30 Years Moving Bodies and Mobilizing Minds, Dance Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2010-12 Studio Assistant, Jacqueline Clipsham Studio, Califon, NJ
2008-10 Gallery Assistant, Civic Square Art Gallery, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
2007-08 Operation Assistant and Installation Team, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2004-05 Tattoo Apprenticeship, Sick Dog Tattoos, Westminster, CA

 

Awards and Honors

2017-18 Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
2016-17 Gallery Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
2015 Myers Prize, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
. Beth C. Kasser and I. Michael Kasser Annual Fund Scholar in Art Education Award
2014-15 Teachers College Scholarship, Columbia University, NY
2014 Arthur Wesley Dow Scholarship, Columbia University, NY
. Haystack/Art School Collaborative Program, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, MA
. Myers Prize, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
2013-14 Teachers College Scholarship, Columbia University, NY
2013 Myers Prize, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY
.Unspecific Object Prize
2012-13 Teachers College Scholarship, Columbia University, NY
2009-10 Dean’s Scholarship, Mason Gross of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
2008-09 Robert Watts Graduate Memorial Scholarshi, Mason Gross of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
2006 President’s Award, California State University Long Beach, CA
1999 Fullerton College Art Achievement Award, Fullerton, CA
1998-2001 Figurative Drawing and Painting Private Lessons Scholarship, Laguna Beach, CA

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Solo Exhibitions

2017 æ, Cross-Media Project Space, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Prayers, Cross-Media Project Space, Macy Gallery, New York, NY

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Two-Person Exhibitions

2014 Quodlibet, Macy Gallery, New York, NY (with artist and educator, Wendell Jeffery)

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Collaborative Projects

2017 RoadWork, Bronx, NY (Action-Based Research Project on June 10th with Judith M. Burton, Brian Bulfer, Wendell Jeffrey, Laia Sole, Beatriz Albuquerque, Eunji Lee and Dianne Shumway)
2016 RoadWork, Jamaica-Queens, NY (Action-Based Research Project on July 10th with Judith M. Burton, Brian Bulfer, Wendell Jeffrey, Laia Sole, Beatriz Albuquerque, Eunji Lee and Dianne Shumway)
. RoadWork 2/TC, Harlem and Teachers College (Action-Based Research Project on June 16th, 23rd, and 30th with Judith M. Burton, Brian Bulfer, Wendell Jeffrey, Laia Sole, Beatriz Albuquerque, Eunji Lee and Dianne Shumway)
2014 Road Work: Memories Under Construction, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL (Action-Based Research Project with Judith M.Burton, Brian Bulfer, Wendell Jeffrey, Laia Sole, Beatriz Albuquerque, and Dianne Shumway)

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Group Exhibitions

2017 September Primer Exhibition, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Envisioning Pedagogical Inquiry: The Making of Arts Based Educational Research, Curated by Mary Hafeli, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
2016 September Primer Exhibition, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. RoadWork 2/TC, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Commedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn, "Unspecific Object," contributed 3D print of stupa object to crowdsourced project by Barbara Madsen and Ely Rosa Zamora, International Print Center, New York, NY
. Myers Art Prizes, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
. Chuva Obliqua, Carris Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
. Oblique Rain, Spatium Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2014 Road Work: Memories Under Construction, The Richard Shack Gallery, ArtCente/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
. MATERIALIZE, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University of Liberal Arts, Dayton, OH
. Myers Art Prizes, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Studio Works, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Mandala: Locus of Thought, Tibet House US, New York, NY
2013 Myers Art Prizes, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Sacred Memories Exhibition, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
. September Primer, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Detritus From the Analog and Digital Age. Vol 1., Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy
. Direção Regional do Norte, Instituto Portugues do Desporto e Juventude at Maus Hábitos, O Jogo da Glória, Porto, Portugal
2012 Group Exhibition, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
. Decline of Art Education 1930 to 2010, Cross-Media Project Space, Macy Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Archive III, Catalog Release Exhibition, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
. Mass Distractions and Cultural Decay, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2010 Color System, Color Strategy, University of Texas at Dallas, Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, TX
. Off The Map, White Box, New York, NY
. MFA Thesis Show, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2009 Hit it Big!, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2008 1st Year MFA Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2006 Chromaniacs, LA Art Space, Culver City, CA
. Insights 2006, UAM CSULB, Long Beach, CA
. enigma…healing…revelation…, Unionartspace, Santa Ana, CA
2005 Horizon Show, Max L. Gatov Gallery East, Long Beach, CA

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Commissions

2011 Public Art Commission Project, Diamond Dust, large-scale painting (17.5’x10.5’) acrylic on wall, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ

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Bibliography

2014 Alyssa Foster, “Doctoral Student Profile: Brian Bulfer,” Arts & Humanities: Pressible, July 2, 2014. http://artsandhumanities.pressible.org/ahofc/doctoral-student-profile-brian-bulfer 

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Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

 
2017 Guest Speaker, Art Education Class, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, April 3, 2017
. "RoadWork: Visualizing Memories Through Oral History in Miami and Harlem" Judith M. Burton, Brian Bulfer, Wendell Jeffrey, Dianne Sanchez Shumway, Beatriz Albuquerque, Eunji Lee, and Laia Sole, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Sheraton, New York, NY, March 4, 201716
2016 “Between Two Worlds: Meaning-Making Between Art-making and Writing for Dyslexic Visual Art, Non-Dyslexic Visual Art, and Creative Writing Graduate Students” Graduate Research in Art Education Conference (GRAE), Syracuse, NY, October 29, 2016
. "Social Semiotic Approach Towards Meaning-Making Between Art-making and Writing for Dyslexic College Art Students", Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, May 21, 2015.
. Guest Speaker,Senior Art Class, Capital Preparatory Charter High School, Trenton, NJ, April 7, 2016
. Guest Speaker, Art Education Class, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, April 6, 2016
. Respondent, Creative Technologies Symposium 3, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 6, 2016
2015 Guest Speaker, AAS Graphic Design Class, The Art Institute of New York City, NY, November 25, 2015
. Respondent, Creative Technologies Symposium 2, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, June 19, 201516
. Silkscreen Summer Workshop Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, June 8-25, 2015.
. "RoadWorks No.1," Judith M. Burton, Brian Bulfer, Wendell Jeffreyand Laia Sole, United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA), Queens Museum, NY, July 18, 2015
. Guest Speaker, AAS Graphic Design Class, The Art Institute of New York City, NY, June 4, 2015
. “Artist-Based Research on Visual Languages and the Dyslexic Experience", Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, May 23, 2015.
. "Artist-Based Research Design and the Dyslexic Experience", National Art Education Association (NAEA), New Orleans Convention Center, LA, March, 27, 2015
. "Humanizing Your Data: Interdisciplinary Approach to Presenting Sociological Research", Lilia Raileanu, Vincent St, and Brian Bulfer, Crossing Borders: Eastern Sociological Society 85th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 26, 2015
2014  Guest Speaker, AAS Graphic Design Class, The Art Institute of New York City, NY, December 11, 2014
. "Methodology in Artist Based Research Concerning Representation and the Dyslexic Experience", Deepthi Welaratna, Ben Mendelsohn, Laura Scherling, Brian Bulfer, and Adrian Hopkins, Understanding Media Studies: "Discussion of Methods + Creative Methods Panel", The New School, NY, September 22, 2014.
. “Artist-Based Research and the Dyslexic Experience” A Day in Arts-Based Research – Session I, Brian Bulfer, Kerri Mesner, Anne Hofsess, and Susan Walsh, Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, May 21, 2014.
. “Audacity in 10 Minutes,” Issues in Teaching Online, Rebeka Burns and Brian Bulfer, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 11, 2014.  
.  Kite-making Workshop Organizer, Visual Art Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, April 3, 2014. 
.  Holi Color Workshop Organizer, Visual Art Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, March 15, 2014.  
2013 Dia de los Muertos Alters Workshop Organizer, Visual Art Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, October 26, 2013 
.  Native American Sand Paintings Workshop Organ, Visual Art Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, November 23, 2013  
.  Kite-making Workshop Organizer, Visual Art Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, May 4, 2013.  
.  Holi Color Workshop Organizer, Visual Art Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ. March 16, 2013.  
 

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Collections

 
 Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA 
 Myers Art Collection, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 
President’s Collection, California State University, Long Beach, CA

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Artist Residencies

2011 Residency Project, ComPeung Village of Creativity, Thailand (March 15 – April 28)