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Samantha Lyn Aasen
Indianapolis, Indiana
317 796 6605
samaasen@gmail.com / saasen@asu.edu

Education
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
Candidate for Intermedia MFA
Graduation May 2015

Herron School of Art and Design
Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis
Photography BFA, Art History Minor
Graduation May 2011

Columbia College Chicago
Studies in Photography and Fashion Design
2007-2008

Selected Exhibitions
2015
Sparkle Baby (Upcoming) Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
**Solo Thesis Show

Roots (Upcoming) On the Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles,
Juried by Malika Ali

Essence of Woman (upcoming) Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

JELLY, 53 The Calls Leeds, United Kingdom
Curated by the GRL Collective

2014
Society for Art Video Presents, The IceHouse PHX, Phoenix, Arizona
**Curator and Exhibitor

Society for Art Video Presents, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, Arizona
**Curator and Exhibitor

The 'F' Word: Feminism Now, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
Juried by Jeanne Dunning, Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University

Photo Solandra, Night Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

Honestly,, Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery, Braggs Pie Factory, Phoenix Arizona

Impromp2, Night Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

Summer Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Juried By: Robert Pela, Owner of R. Pela Gallery

Nathan Cummings Travel Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

ASU School of Art Grant Street Studios Opening, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, Arizona

2013
Found & Lost, Live Art Platform, ASU Performing and Media Arts, Tempe, Arizona

Summer Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Juried By: Julio Cesar Morales, curator at the ASU Art Museum

Parallax, the Women’s Photography Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, Maryland
Juried By: Martha Madigan, Professor of Photography in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University

2012
Video Nite, Neeb Hall, Tempe, Arizona

2011
Two of Hearts, A Senior Thesis Exhibition Jasona Beach, Indianapolis, Indiana
**Solo Show

Expressions of Healing Art Show, University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Show: A Herron Photo Senior Group Show, Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, Indiana

2010
Dysfunction of Dysfunction, Herron School of Art, The Underside Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Artist Formally Known As Prints, Herron School of Art, The Underside Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

XCALIBUR –Community Service Show, Wheeler Arts Community, Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Experience
Intro to Digital Media - Instructor of Record/ IDM Area Coordinator
Arizona State University
Fall 2013 to May 2015

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale
Summer 2013
Art Instructor for grades K-7

Senior Assistant to Lamar Richcreek
Herron School of Art and Design.
Fall 2010

Awards and Honors
Dean’s List
IUPUI – Spring 2009
IUPUI – Spring 2011

Indiana University Foundation Scholarship
Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Special Talent Art Scholarship – Arizona State University
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Volunteer Experience
Key School Mentors
777 South White River Parkway West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46221
August 2010 to December 2010

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis
3935 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
January 2012 to May 2012

Professional Memberships and Clubs
Society for Photographic Education
January 2012- Current
Women’s Caucus

Society for Art Video – Club at Arizona State University
Fall 2013 – Current
Graduate Representative, Secretary

Press and Publications
2015
" 'Sparkle Baby' exhibit shadows the not- so-shiny shifting boundary of girlhood to womanhood " Ryan Santistevan. The State Press, 5, April 2015.

"ASU grad student's thesis exhibit explores what it means to be female in a provocative way" Ainsley Despain. College Times, 26 March- 8 April, 2015.

"Artist Samantha Lyn Aasen on Vajazzling, the Absurd Expectations of Womanhood (NSFW)." Mikey Estes. Jackalope Ranch. Phoenix New Times, 25 Feb. 2015.

2014
Girls Don’t Do that” Zine Curated by Joanna Kiely