ALEXIS IAMMARINO 711 Main St. Rockland, ME 04841
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md.
Master of Arts in Community Arts, August 2011
Honors: MACA Community Arts Fellowship and Scholarship in Community Arts, 2010-2011
Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.
Bachelor of Arts in Art, Concentration in Studio Art; cum laude, 2005
ArtLab Lead Artist and Educator, The Center for Contemporary Art Rockland, Me., September 2015 to present
Director of Education and Co-Director Steel House Projects, Steel House Rockland, Me., 2016 to present
Member and Educator since 2014
Create and facilitate curriculum studio art electives in photography and media for
alternative high school students and community workshops. Organize, curate and develop gallery prpgrams and editions for Steel House Projects.
Artist Instructor | Mural Director, Rockland After-School Alliance’s Arts in Action
Rockland and Thomaston, Me., March 2012 to present
Design and facilitate the Arts in Action program Community and Mural Arts workshop to middle school youth.
Lead Artist, Leaps of Imagination
Rockland, Thomaston, St.George and Cushing Me., 2014- present
Art Works Maine and RSU #13 Adult and Community Education
Collaborate with fellow mentor artists and project director to design, prepare, and facilitate printmaking workshops with second graders and their teachers.
Teaching Artist, Farnsworth Art Museum
Rockland, Me., January 2013 to present
Teaching Artist, Sweet Tree Arts
Hope, Me., January 2013 to present
Design and offer, Platforms, a multi-discipline Community and Mural Arts class for youth ages 14-18.
Creative Arts Coordinator, Wayfinder Schools
Camden, Me., 2013 to 2016
Created and facilitated Studio and Community Arts curriculum and programing for residential
alternative high school students.
Teaching Artist, Bright StARTS at School 33 Arts Center
Baltimore, Md., August to December 2011
Designed and facilitated puppet theatre workshops for afterschool program at College Gardens
Community Artist-In-Residence, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Takoma Park, Md., September 2010 to July 2011
Community Arts Facilitator and Consultant, a+s works on the farm Festival
Hornell, N.Y., 2010 and ongoing annually
Design and facilitate dance and art workshops with dance artists and musicians as part of a week-long
community dance festival offered to all ages.
Artist Instructor with the Meridian Interns Program, Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, Calif., 2008 to 2009
In partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Education Employment Opportunity Program, taught weekly
classes in drawing, painting, and collage-arts to low-income high school students in San Francisco;
served as liaison between guest artists and Interns Program; facilitated a collaborative art project for the
Interns Program’s submission to a city-wide youth arts festival, Young at Art hosted by The de Young
VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS
Visiting Artist and Film Documentarian, Sense of Wonder Creations Day Camp
Vineyard Haven, Ma., August 2015
Co-taught daily film activities and shot and co-produced a short documentary to celebrate the 25th anniversary of
this creative arts, environmental, and peace & justice camp on Martha’s Vineyard.
Lead Artist and Project Manager, The Farnsworth Art Museum’s Summer Mural Arts Program
Rockland, Me., Winter-Summer 2015
Program design, planning, and project management: Coordinated with Museum staff and led local and guest
artists, adult and youth volunteers in the creation of a large-scale exterior mural in downtown Rockland.
Community Artist and Local Coordinator, Dance Exchange Maine Moving Field Guide
Rockland and Port Clyde, Me., June 2015
Coordinated and planned with Dance Exchange Artists in D.C to create a Moving Field Guide program and
residency in the Midcoast presented by The Farnsworth Art Museum and Herring Gut Learning Center.
Guest Artist, Bates College Dance & Art Departments
Lewiston, Me. Spring 2014 and Fall 2014
Designed and led day-long workshops in both alternative drawing methods and improvisation, video and dancefor-
Lead Artist and Project Manager, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education’s Arts in Action
Summer Mural Arts program at the Rockland Rec.Center
Rockland, Me., June-September 2014
Program design, planning and project management: Coordinated with fellow staff and led local and guest artists,
adult and youth volunteers in the creation of a large-scale interior mural in the Gymnasium of this community
Arts Mentor and Founder of SaturdayStudio at the Rockland Rec. Center
Rockland, Me., Fall 2012 to present
Design and offer a free arts mentorship program for youth and teens. It aims to create safe space, incubate
creativity, and establish community-led arts leadership initiatives including murals and public art.
Facilitator, Tell Move Make Storytelling and Movement Workshops
Rockland, Me., June 2012 and 2013
Hosted at the Rockland Public Library and Spectrum Generation Community Center, led workshops for
community members to tell stories and play choreographic games.
“Follow the Shirts” Public Art Installation
Rockland, Me., June 2012 and ongoing annually
Organize and install approximately 450 donated shirts sewn together at the cuff and hung across a quarter mile
of the city, to celebrate community arts in Rockland. Completed in cooperation with the city of Rockland, local
high school students, artists and several community partners.
Gallerist and Volunteer Coordinator, Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, Calif., January 2008 to June 2009
Contributing Choreographer, Performer and Volunteer, Built On Stilts
Oak Bluffs, Mass. Summer 1997 to present
Annual grassroots community dance festival.
SELECTED WORK, COLLABORATIONS AND GROUP SHOWS
Hole History Show: Origins of the American-Style Donut
Rockland Me., June-July 2016
Guest Curator and exhibition design for this group call for submissions about the origins of America-Style donut.
Oak Street Mural
Rockland Me., July and August 2015
Mural Collaboration with Baltimore-based artist duo Jessie & Katey, Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn.
Spring Exhibition 2015, Asymmetrik Art/ Black Hole Galleries
Rockland Me., May 2015
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Me. April 2015 | The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Me. October 2013
Participating Artist, in this creative arts exercise in creating collaboratively within a condensed timeframe and
Experimental Comminglings, Waterfall Arts
Belfast Me., October 2014
Supporting Artist to an installation by Siglinde Langholz and Bethany Engstrom.
Community Mural, Rockland Rec. Center
Rockland Me., Summer 2015
Held and hosted several community brainstorming session and synthesized themes into final artwork and design
and led community mural workshops with local partners including the Rockland Historical Society, Rockland
Recreation Department and RSU #13 Adult and Community Education.
Sketchbook, School 33 Arts Center
Baltimore, MD. November 8th thru December 21st, 2013
Participating Artist in this interactive sketchbook show.
Assistant Producer, Cinematography, Choreography, Scouting, Casting, Actor.,
In the Mouth of the Wolf, Created and Directed by Misha Capecchi
November 2012 and ongoing; onsite in Matera, Italy June and July 2013
Cinematographer, choreographer, and performer - as well as location scout and casting assistant - in this
experimental spaghetti western film.
Community Art Show / Octopii Main St. Rockland Friday June 7th
407 Main St. Rockland, Me. March- June 2013 | June 2014
Co-organized and mounted this Pop-Up Community Art Show with youth artists from the open studio
program at the Rockland Rec. Center and members of Out as I Want to Be. This was an intergenerational
event which showcased art / writing by established, emerging, and new artists in our area.
Presenter, Pecha Kucha Midcoast Maine Thomaston Me., Winter 2013
Theatrical Curtain for Triskelion Arts: Quilted Curtain and Assemblage
Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 2012
Mixed-media curtain made as, a surreal alien landscape, for one of three stage environments for the program,
Abby Bender, One Woman Show, This Title Will Not Change, directed by Charles Gushue.
Choreography as Community Engagement: A Program Developed by Members of Meridian Interns Program with Alexis Iammarino.
Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Calif., November 18 - 20, 2011
World premiere conceived and performed with local teens as part of The House at 100: Interdisciplinary Arts
Featured Photographer in The Hand You’re Dealt
New Image Gallery at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. Winter 2011
“Hi/ ART” MA in Community Arts 2011 Thesis Exhibition
Fox Building, 3rd Floor Gallery, MICA. Baltimore, Md. July 18- 30, 2011
Participating Artist Centering Humanity: Liberating Art Through Explorations of Self and Community.
Rosenburg Gallery, Brown Center, MICA. Baltimore, Md. September 23 to October 3, 2010
a+s Works on the Farm
August 2010-2014 and on-going, The Ellis Family Farm and sites across the Hornell Community, Hornell, N.Y.,
Guest artist, performer and co-choreographer; lead workshops for this community dance festival in upstate N.Y.
Sugar Show: Sugar miniatures and cake décor by Alexis Iammarino
The Curiosity Shoppe Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. September 12th to October 6th 2008
Exhibited sugar, marzipan, paper, and ceramic sculpture; taught free workshop in sugar crafts and cake decoration
Dancer and Choreographer, Unseen
The Garage, San Francisco, Calif., January 2008
Women On the Way Dance Festival, premiere by The Sill Collective.
locate brace: movement research and performance studies
Todd Studio Theatre, Goucher College, Baltimore, Md., December 2005
Independent research which cumulated in a free performance event open to the public; hosted and
produced in collaboration Lindsay Levesque for the Goucher Dance Dept.
Matera Italy: Annual Eleanor Spencer Award Exhibition
Corrin Gallery, Goucher College, 2005.
Hosted campus wide events concurrent with the exhibition including a lecture series, slideshow and a
month-long installation of large-scale outdoor slide projection.
fix unfix: photographs by Alexis Iammarino
Severn Graphics Gallery, April 4th through May 4th, 2005, Baltimore, Md.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Choreographer-In-Residence, Meridian Dance at Meridian Gallery
San Francisco, Calif., November 2011
Facilitated daily workshops in choreography, art making and conducted rehearsals with teens and college
students; we developed an evening-length program for the public as part of The House at 100:
Interdisciplinary Arts Festival.
Resident Artist in the Women On the Way Festival
San Francisco, Calif., October 2007 to January 2008
As a member of The Sill Collective, worked as a choreographer and dancer to premiere a work for the festival.
WOW residencies are awarded to emerging female choreographers in San Francisco, Calif.
Matera, Italy: Eleanor Spencer Award in Art and Art History, Goucher College
Baltimore, Md., 2004 - 2005
With this travel grant, completed five-week photography project and community-based research on site in
Basilicata, Italy; worked with Materano citizens, local historians, artists, architects and engineers to interpret
relationships between distinct built environments, including the urban center and peripheral housing
developments, as well as the socio-political history of the landscape.