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ELAINE THAP

 

Education

BFA, Studio for Interrelated Media, - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2015

AS in Visual Arts with high honors, - Holyoke Community College, 2011

Group Exhibitions

2017

- Triage­, Plucking off the Darkness of the Flesh: Butoh, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

- Situations of Sorts, JUST SITUATIONS Performance Conference, Brooklyn, NY 

- EGO, In Presence, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

- 8 of Swords, Virtual International Exchange: HEX, Jamaica Plain, MA

- Pomme, Wild EmbeddingS/ Pulsar Production, Umbrella Factory, Brooklyn, NYC

- “ElaineThap,” Embarrassed by the Whole, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY

 

2016

- Lover’s Spit, A Group Thing, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, MA

- A Masturbatory Objective, Art Party 4, Cambridge, MA

- Golden Blush, CARE/a home performance art show, Jamaica Plain, MA

- Untitled, Performancy Forum: (de)Structures, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

- TREE Performance, Sara June Choreography, Somerville, MA

- Aural Fixation, Words & [ ] Performance Philosophy Conference, Montreal, CA

- The World, Performancy Forum: BLEEDTHROUGH, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

- Retiring Old Shoes, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, MA

2017

- EGO, In Presence, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

- 8 of Swords, Virtual International Exchange: HEX, Jamaica Plain, MA

- Pomme, Wild EmbeddingS/ Pulsar Production, Umbrella Factory, Brooklyn, NYC

- “ElaineThap,” Embarrassed by the Whole, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY

 

2016

- Lover’s Spit, A Group Thing, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, MA

- A Masturbatory Objective, Art Party 4, Cambridge, MA

- Golden Blush, CARE/a home performance art show, Jamaica Plain, MA

- Untitled, Performancy Forum: (de)Structures, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

- TREE Performance, Sara June Choreography, Somerville, MA

- Aural Fixation, Words & [ ] Performance Philosophy Conference, Montreal, CA

- The World, Performancy Forum: BLEEDTHROUGH, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

- Retiring Old Shoes, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, MA

 2015

- Alice, Magick's Dark Sister, Greenough Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

- Repetition makes Practice makes Perfect, DISPOSITION, DFBRL8R Gallery, Chicago, IL

- Time as Water, President's Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

- Untitled, MELD produced by Anna Stabler, Aeronaut Brewery, Somerville, MA

- +/-, Tinderbox Series, Mobius, Boston, MA

- All That Glitters Is Not Gold, Girls Don’t Poop, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

2014

- Digital Delay, BIG SHOW, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

- Suitcase Performance, Harris Barron Founders’ Day, Studio for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Ruminating, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Exotic, Not Exotic, The Disjunction of Sameness, Evans Way, Boston, MA

- Sycophant, Beat the CIStem, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

- Improvelocity, On the Spot, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- I.O.U., Contrast, Conflict, Control, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Untitled, Vest and Page workshop, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada

- Counting Birds by ROOMS, LONG-TERM, HUB14, Toronto, Canada

- Introduction/to chirology, All School Show, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Zohh, Theatre of Eye/Ear: A Collaborative Concert, Amber Vistein, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Tea and Cake, Treacle Well, Liz Alexander, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA

- Hug Me, Ephemera, Student Life Galleries, Boston, MA

2013

- Terms and Conditions, Four Hours of Emotional Baggage, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Untitled, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

 

Curatorial and Production Experience

2015

- Curator, DISPOSTION, DFBRL8R Gallery, Chicago, IL

- Curator, Transient Vessels: Bodies through Boston, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Volunteer, Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, Chicago, IL

2014

- Producer, Negotiating the Unknown: Art Actions in Public Space and Site Sensitive Strategies Panel Discussion, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Producer for Suitcase Performances, Harris Barron Founders’ Day, Studio for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Curator, All School Show, Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

- Artist Assistant, Sandrine Schaefer: The Present Tense, Boston, MA

- Independent Study, Steve Locke, Boston, MA

- Curator, Ephemera, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

2013

- Curator, Four Hours of Emotional Baggage, Studio for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

 

Teaching Experience

 2012- 2014

- Saturday Studios, Taught Art Explorations I, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

 2013

- Visiting Artist, educated kids about local biology and art, BIO-ART Collaborative by Saul Nava, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA

- Visiting Artist, facilitated pre-K art projects, Habor City School, East Boston, MA

2012-2013

- Artward Bound, helped high school students study academics and art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

- Visiting Artist Aid, assisted in gallery presentation, Rika Burnham, Pain and Bakalar Galleries, Boston, MA

- Looking to Learn, educated public about the Graphic Advocacy exhibition, Paine and Bakalar Galleries, Boston, MA

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

- Travel Course Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

- Highland Street Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

- Canson Paper Award, Holyoke Community College, Boston, MA

Employment

2014- Present

- Server, Beat Brasserie, Cambridge, MA

2012 - 2014

- Server, Legal Seafoods and Wine Cellar Park Plaza, Boston, MA

Skills

Design - Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, HTML

Audio - Ableton Live 9

Production – Curatorial, Event Planning, Stagecraft, Crowd Management Training