1995-1996 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York
MFA 1993 California Institute Of The Arts, Valencia, CA
Nova Scotia College Of Art And Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
BFA Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, faculty exhibition
Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

Collective Nouns
Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Double Diptych
Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO
            Curated by: Rupert Jenkins
Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video, and Performance
Ohio University School of Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio
            Curated by: Kelli Connell

Club X, Oakland Opera House
Oakland, CA

Punks on Film
San Francisco Public Library

Mutants LIVE at Warhol Live
Koret Auditorium
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA

Collective Nouns
Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Metro Biennial, MSCD faculty exhibition
Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

Pioneers of Punk
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Louder, Faster: Punk in Performance

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Metro Biennial, MSCD faculty exhibition,
Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

The Womanizer Film Series
Curated by Kembra Pfahler and Eric Schmalenberger
Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Dirk Fest, Slim's, San Francisco, CA
Dirk_remiX, collaboration with Fritz Fox

Collective Nouns
Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Fab Mab Reunion
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos, (DIY: YouTube: video screening),
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Metro Biennial, MSCD faculty exhibition
Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

Isola Virtuale, La Biennale di Venezia Visual Arts 2005,
            Curated by Caterina Davinio

Don’t Avert Your Eyes, Netherworld Café, Denver, CO

Back to Back, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Anxiety and Desire, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO
            curated by Clare Cornell

The Educated Eye, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

In the Center of Things, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
            Curated by Harold Jones and Doug Nickels

UCD Faculty Exhibition, Marriott Courtyard, Denver, CO

This Year's Model, Cordell Taylor Gallery, Denver, CO

Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

eGRRRLZ go eMAD, Victoria Myhren Gallery, University of Denver

Transparent Architecture, Gale Gates et al, Brooklyn, NY
            Curated by Anne Ellegood

Electronic Easel, University of Colorado Galleries, Boulder, CO
            Curated by Simon Zalkind

The Human Form, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
            installation of Casual Encounters with Strangers and Muscle_Beach
            Curated by Rudi Cheri

American Photography Institute Fellowship Exhibition, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York. NY

Colorado 2000, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
            Curated by Ingrid Schaffner

Faculty Portfolio, University of Denver, Colorado, installation of Muscle_Beach

Alternative: Alternative, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
            collaboration with Kelly Hashimoto
            Curated by William Stover

The Female Gaze, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
            Curated by Karen vanMeenan, Sarah Webb and Elizabeth McDade

Art in the Service of Politics, Gallery 145, St. Petersburg, FL

Self-Portrait, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Chelsea Jam, (w/ Fritz Fox) Community Hudson Art Guild, New York, NY

Art Program for the Oldsmar City Hall, organized by the USF CAM, Oldsmar, FL

Thing, NYC, Unveiling Masculinities: the private edit session, video on website
            Collaboration with Kelly Hashimoto

Joint Ventures, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, NY
            curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

Working Histories, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, CA

Casual Encounters With Strangers
Whitney Museum of American Art ISP Open Studios, New York, NY

 Buck Stop: Pro-Vanities in the Bathroom, with Kelly Hashimoto, Spot Gallery, NYC, NY

Deadly Responses: Murder and Suicide by Women, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY
            Curated by Betti-Sue Hertz

Faculty Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Lovefest, Spot Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Kelly Hashimoto

Heartbeat of America/Ceasing Operations, Access Tucson, Arizona

Pump, Side Street Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo exhibition) 

All In a Day’s Work, L.A. Freewaves, AFI National Video Festival, Los Angeles

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Museum, The University of Arizona, Tucson

From Whose Viewpoint?, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

Breakdown, Cyberspace at EZTV, Los Angeles

The Photography Institute Fellowship Exhibition, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Tradesecrets (performance), Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

Some Photographs: 32 Penises, L-Shaped Gallery, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA

Show of Force/I Will Be Your Eyes, American Film Institute National Video Festival, AFI, LA

Breaking Barriers: Revisualizing the Urban Landscape, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA

Towers of Extinction, Lime Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Some Federal Reserve Notes, Old Federal Reserve Bank, Foundation For Art Resources, LA, CA

Six American Photographers, Sunny Gate Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Curator: Women Artists At Work, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Visual Exchange, Helen Lindhurst Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Behind the Orange Curtain, U. C. Irvine, CA

Visual Exchange, DA Gallery, Pomona, CA

Honorable Mention: Annual Juried Show, Los Angeles Center for Photography

Affiliate Artist Open Studios: Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Juried Photographics, Phinney Center, Seattle, WA

33rd Annual: Photography, Richmond Art Center, CA

Bay Guardian Photography Exhibition, Climate Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Fifth Anniversary Members' Show, Eye Gallery, S.F., CA

Maine Photographic Workshops, Annual Show, Puck Building, NYC, NY

SNAP! Photography'85, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            curated by Joel Peter Witkin and Constance Lewellan
            Purchase Award

Second Annual 94110 Show, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sixth Annual Bay Guardian Photography Exhibition, 20 x 20 Gallery,
San Francisco, CA Honorable Mentions

Sabre 620 Series, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Performance Above Capital Tires, (for Charlie Woodman) San Francisco, CA

2007 – present
Artist / Teacher
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

2011 – present
Lecturer, Darkroom Photography
College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado, Denver

2004 - 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor and (from FA09) Coordinator of Photography Program
Art Department, Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO

2003 - 2004
Honorarium Instructor of Photography
College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado, Denver

Assistant Professor, Electronic Media Arts Design
School of Art and Art History, University of Denver

Assistant Professor, Electronic and Time Based Media
Department of Art, College of Fine Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa

Co-Director, Internet Agency, Artists’ Web-site design firm, New York, NY
clients included: Sally Jessy Raphael

Visiting Professor
Photography Program, Department of Art, The University of Arizona, Tucson

Teacher, Artist in Residence, Sixth Street Photography Workshop, San Francisco, CA

Stationary Engineer, City and County of San Francisco Public Libraries
Member: International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 39

Teaching Assistant for Allan Sekula, California Institute of the Arts
Visual Semiotics and Graduate Seminar in Photography: Modernism, Photography and the Body

Art Instructor, William Grant Still Art Center,
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

Intern, Department of History, Los Angeles Public Library, Photography Collection

Teaching Assistant for Andrea Liss, California Institute of the Arts
Genders, Genres, and Other Contemporary Dramas and
Stolen Glances: Workshop in Feminisms

Teaching Assistant for Kaucyila Brooke, California Institute of the Arts
Narrative Photography

Stationary Engineer, DeYoung and Asian Art Museums, San Francisco, CA
Member: International Union of Stationary Engineers Local 39

Studio Assistant, Mitchell Syrop, Los Angeles, CA

Facilities Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA


College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA panel presentation:
            Watch Out for the Furniture: Bruce Conner Loves the Mutants
            Punk Rock and Contemporary Art on the West Coast
                        Adam Lerner and Steven Wolf, panel chairs
Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO, Collective Nouns Gallery Talk

Flash Gallery, Working With Artists, Lakewood, CO, Action Figures, Presentation with Rupert Jenkins

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO, Artist’s Presentation

Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO, Collective Nouns Gallery Talk

Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO, Collective Nouns Gallery Talk

Cordell Taylor Gallery, Denver Colorado, Artist’s Talk

Second Annual Comparative Literature Colloquium, University of Denver
Panel Chair “Inter(active) Textuality: Translating the Body Through Technology”

College Art Association, New York, NY panel presentation:
Casual Encounters With Strangers: Relational Aesthetics, Photographing the Body of the Other, and Using the Camera to Pick Up Men
            Deborah Willis, panel chair

Society for Literature and Science, Atlanta Georgia,
            Panel Chair: “Multimedia and Interactivity: Where Is the Body?”

Metro State College, Denver, CO, Artist Presentation

California Institute of the Arts, Visiting Artist Presentation

California State University, Chico, “From Representation to Interactivity”

University of Rhode Island, Artist Presentation

Bard College, New York, Artist Presentation

DePauw University, Indiana, Artist Presentation

University of Denver, Colorado, Artist Presentation

Mid Atlantic College Arts Association, Lexington, KY, panel presentation

ISEA97, International Society of Electronic Media, Chicago, IL,
            panel presentation: Theoretical and Practical Teaching of Electronic Media

FEHAN, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL,
Presentation: “Interactive Multimedia in Interdisciplinary Contexts”

University Technology Symposium, University of South Florida
Presentation: “How to make a website in 5 minutes”

California State University San Marcos, Artist Presentation

Blake High School for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Artist Presentation

University of Northern Iowa, Artist Presentation

University of South Florida, Artist Presentation

Oberlin College, Artist Presentation

Gallery Lecture, Center For Creative Photography, “Outside the Realm of the Possible:
            Realisms, Feminisms, and Ruth Thorne Thomsen”

Jersey City State College, Artist Presentation


exposure: 39:1 Society for Photographic Education, 2006

Magic Wand II, Addison Wesley, 1998

“How I Made an Electronic Media Area at the University of South Florida,”
            ISEA 97 Proceedings Journal

“Implications of Recent Radical Technological Changes, an analysis”,
            American Photography Institute Journal, NYU 1996

Rethinking Marxism, a journal of economics, culture, and society, vol. 7, no. 4, 1995

exposure, 29.2/3 Sex Wars: Photography on the Front Lines, Deborah Bright, ed., 1995

Withinsight: Visual Territories of Thirty Artists, Chris Bruce and Kathleen Shields, 1995

California Institute of the Arts 25th Anniversary CD ROM, 1995

Women and Work, Maureen Michaelson, ed., New Sage Press, OR 1987 and reprinted 1994

“Water in the West” and “Abigail Solomon Godeau Goes to Coney Island” with Susan Otto
            in American Photography Institute Journal, NYU, Christopher Phillips, ed., 1993

Project X, Extreme Research, Ellen Birrell, ed., Los Angeles, CA 1993

Honey Cakes for Cerebus, Art Press, Los Angeles, CA 1993

Fuse-ola Magazine, Los Angeles, CA 1992

Tradeswomen Magazine, San Francisco, CA 1985-88


NYC Punk Rock Evolution Foundation Selection

Women’s Library Fund, University of Denver

Rosenberry Fund, Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Denver
Internationalization Grant, University of Denver
Faculty Research Grant Award, University of Denver

University of South Florida Technology Research Grant, College of Fine Arts
University of South Florida International Travel Award

University of South Florida Sponsored Research Grant

WESTAF Regional National Endowment for the Arts
Visual Artist Fellowship in New Genres

California Arts Council Artist in Residency, Artist in Special Constituency
Sixth Street Photography Workshop, San Francisco

Bay Area Video Coalition Artist Equipment Access Award

American Photography Institute National Graduate Fellowship
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

California Institute of the Arts Dean's Project Grant

Ahmanson Project Grant

Technicolor Scholarship Award

American Association of University Women Fellowship

Ahmanson Scholarship Award

San Francisco Art Commission Purchase Award


Curator Mining Denver's Rock Photography
Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Blind Photography Workshop, engaging concepts of Sight Unseen and Non-retinal Art
Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Month of Photography Portfolio Reviews
Redline, Denver, CO

co-curator Still: Photography and Mortality
Sally Mann, Slater Bradley & Nigel Poor, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Juror, 36th Annual Jeffco Juried Student Exhibition, Arvada Center, CO

Juror, Greenwood…And Beyond, Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO

Chair, Production Committee, Silver Plume Community Video Documentary Project

Vice Chair and Secretary, Society for Photographic Education Southwest Regional

Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts

Juror, Hillsborough County K-12 Film and Video Annual Competition

Assistant Director, American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar, NYU

Juror, Center for Creative Photography,
Southern Arizona Young Photographers Juried Exhibition

Production Committee, Teenage Living Room, with Suzanne Lacy,
Teens+Education+Art+Media, Oakland, CA

Visiting Artist, Graduate Seminar, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, L.A.

Stationary Engineers Local 39 Apprenticeship San Francisco, Ca

Member, Tradeswomen, Inc., Curated Video and Photography Exhibitions at
Video Free America, San Francisco, CA

Curator, Board of Directors, Eye Gallery, San Francisco

Dooley, Michael, “Politics of Pop: Warhol’s Working Class SuperHero”, imprint(and re-posted on

Paglia, Michael, “A new exhibit at the CVA features work by Metro faculty, including the late E. C. Cunningham”, Westword, Jan 26, 2011

Paglia, Michael, “MSCD Art Faculty Biennial puts teachers on display”, Westword, April 9, 2009

Paglia, Michael, “Psyched Out”, Westword, Jan 6, 2005 (illus.)

Voelz Chandler, Mary, "Photo Show Mines the Mind", Rocky Mountain News, November 26, 2004

MacMillan, Kyle, “Three of Taylor’s Displays Offer Good Models”, The Denver Post, May 30, 2003 (illus.)

Paglia, Michael, “This Year’s Model”, Westword, May 23, 2003 (illus.)

Thomas, Irene Middleman, “Contemporary Art in the Denver Gallery Scene”, Frontier Magazine, May – June 2003 (illus.)

Chandler, Mary Voelz, “Gallery Has Gone to Pop”, Rocky Mountain News, May 16, 2003

Cotter, Holland “Transparent Architecture”, New York Times, July 7, 2000

Giffin, Glenn, “Cyber Side Effects: ‘Electronic Easel' Assesses The Impact”, The Denver Post, July 20, 2000, Page: E-05

Cotter, Holland “Transparent Architecture”, New York Times, July 7, 2000

Mishra, Vaishalee, “Vanity Fair: CU Electronic Art Show Explores The Relationship Between Art And Technology”, Westword, Denver, CO June 8, 2000

Gluckstern, J., “Shaping Us: Artists Exhibit Elements Of The Human __ And Prehuman __ Form”, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, July 9, 2000, Page: 3d

Zuckerman, Dianne, “Bodies Of Work: Exhibits Explore The Human Form”, The Denver Post Friday, June 23, 2000, Page: F-28

Chandler, May Voelz, “’Colorado 2000’ Duality Raises Questions”, Rocky Mountain News,
January 30, 2000

Raub, Deborah Fineblum, “Objects of Desire” Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, July 12, 1998
(illus.) Netsky, Ron, “A reversal of roles: the ‘female gaze’”, The City, Rochester, June 10, 1998 (illus.)

vanMeenen, Karen “The Female Gaze: Women Look at Men” Pyramid Newsletter, June 1998

Goff, Brian, WTVT Eyewitness News, CBS affiliate, Tampa, Florida (illus.)

Campbell, Julia “Banned art has Oldsmar revisiting its nudity policy” The Times, Jan 9, 1997 (illus.)

Beall, Suzanne Benton, “What Is Art, Anyway?” The Greater Oldsmar News, February 1997, page 1

Schwartz, Mark S. “Controversial shirtless men photographs exhibited at City Hall” Suncoast News,

Bertino, Marlene “Life a lesson plan” Oracle 10/18/96, p. 7

Raynor, Vivien, “Teaching Job” The New York Times Sunday February 11, 1996. (illus.)

Charles, Nick “Women Artists Plumb Desperate Emotions” Daily News, January 12, 1996 (illus.)

Garcia, Kristine, “Killer Art” The Village Voice Vol. XLI, No. 5, (January 30, 1996)

Greene, David A., “Women at Work” Los Angeles Reader Vol. 17, No. 7(November 25, 1994) (illus.)

Barden, Lane, "Funky Science" Artweek, Vol.24, No. 6 (March 18, 1993)

Kosenko, Peter, "FAR BAZAAR" Artweek, Vol.24, No. 2 (January 21, 1993) (illus.)

Urban, Hope, "FAR out! Wild and Crazy 'Alternative Art' Festival Is A Multimedia Bonanza."
Los Angeles Reader (December 11, 1992)

Barden, Lane, "Then Things Got Out of Control." Artweek, Vol.23,No.28 (November 19,1992) (illus.)

Ferentz, Tom, “Women Artists At Work” Artweek, April 12, 1990

Goldberg, Beth, “Women Artists At Work” Artweek, March 29, 1990



Getty Center Archives, Los Angeles, CA

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA










Cinthea Fiss

in situ
I Photograph to Forget
Casual Encounters With Strangers