ARTIST CV

FIONA AVOCADO

ARTIST. MEDIA MAKER. EDUCATOR. // WEBSITE: FIONAVOCADO.COM //­ CONTACT: FIONA.AVOCADO@GMAIL.COM


EDUCATION

Certificate in Comics and Graphic Novels, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR, Graduated August 2012

B.A. Arts and Humanities, Professional Writing, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI. Graduated May 2011

ART RELATED EXPERIENCE

Teaching Artist, COMPAS, St. Paul, MN, July 2016-Present

Screenprint Studio Monitor, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, April 2016-Present

Teaching Artist, Articulture, Minneapolis MN, Summer 2017

Comics Instructor, Comics From The Margins/Gazillion Strong, Minneapolis, MN, April 2016-July 2016

After School Comics Club/Comics Literacy/Mural Making Teacher, Beacons/Anwatin Middle School, Minneapolis MN, February 2015- Feburary 2016.

Comics Instructor, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN, August 2015

Mural and Comics Instructor, Beacons/Anwatin Middle School, Minneapolis MN, June 2015-July 2015

Member, Living Proof Print Collective, Minneapolis, MN, August 2014-February 2015.

Comics/Anime Club Activity Leader, New Urban High School, Milwaukie OR, January 2014-March 2014

After School Cartooning Instructor, Laurelhurst School, Portland OR, January 2014-March 2014

Screenprinting Instructor, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR, September 2013- January 2014

Artist Assistant, Film and Comics, Caldera, Sisters OR, July-August 2013

Contract Screenprinting Instructor, PDX Pop Now!, Portland OR, April 2013

Member, Flight 64 Print Studio, Portland OR, February 2013-April 2014

Screenprint Shop Steward, Independent Publishing Resource Center, March 2013-October 2013,

Screenprint Shop Supervisor, August 2012-October 2013

After School Cartooning/Screenprinting Instructor, BEACH Elementary School, Portland OR, October 2012-March 2013

Student Research Assistant/Media Producer, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, October 2008-April 2011

RESIDENCIES

Artist in Residence, Copper Country Community Arts Center, Hancock, MI, August 2016

Print Resident, Beyond Repair, Minneapolis, MN, February 2016

Resident Cartoonist, Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writers Co-op, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2014

Resident Artist, Koz Collective, Brooklyn, NY, April 2014

PUBLICATIONS

SELF-PUBLISHED WORKS

Consumed (4 page risograph Comic–2016)

The Cosmos (Folded Screenprinted Comic–2016)

This Is How You Quit (Folded Risograph Comic—2016)

Thalassic Sanctuary (28 page comic—2015, 2nd printing 2016)

A Letter For You (Folded Screenprinted Comic—2015)

What Is Up With Your Fruity Name (24 page comic—2014)

The Past Two Years, Part Two (16 page comic—2014)

Thirty Days in Brooklyn (36 page comic—2014)

The Past Two Years (28 page comic–2014)

The Fika Diaries (32 page comic–2013)

Jade Volume One (32 page comic–2012)

OK, Here We Go (2012)

Pedagogy as Dissent: The Autobiographical Comics of Nicole Schulman (42 page comic– first print 2011, second print 2013)

I’d Rather Be Here (2010)

ANTHOLOGIES, JOURNALS, OTHER PUBLICATIONS

City Pages Comix Issue, Summer Romance (2017)

SANDY the Zine Issue #5, UGLY (2015)

Other Worlds: A Gridlords Anthology (2013)

The MSU Student Comic Art Anthology (2013)

Bad Boy Image: Paranormal (2012)

Adaptations (2012)

RAIN Zine (2011)

Stumptown Underground: Memories (2011)

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO:

Modern Times, Minneapolis MN, August-September 2017

Copper Country Community Arts Center, Hancock MI, August 2016

Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN, Feburary 2016

Recovery Bike Shop, Minneapolis MN, May 2015-June 2015

Red and Black Café, Portland OR, March 2014

Cherry Sprout Produce, Portland OR, October 2013

Bella Faccia Pizzeria, Portland OR, October 2013

GROUP:

Parts Of A Whole, Minnesota Center For Book Arts, Minneapolis MN, August-October 2017

Chromacor, Modus Locus Art Gallery, Minneapolis MN, August-September 2017

The Garden Print Exchange, Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN, August 2017

Climate Chaos: Twin Cities Print Exchange, Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN, July 2016

Pizza Luce Uptown, Minneapolis MN, February 2015-March 2015

Short Run Marathon, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Seattle WA, November-December 2013

Girls Who Print Girls: A Portfolio of New Printmakers, Youngstown OH, November 2013

Last Thursday, Flight 64 Studio, Portland OR, October 2013

Girls Who Print Girls: A Portfolio of New Printmakers, Bloomington IN, October 2013

%$#&!: A Comics Exhibition, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, March 2010

EVENTS

UPCOMING: Short Run Comix and Art Festival, Seattle WA, November 2017

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL, May 2017

Twin Cities Zine Fest, Minneapolis MN, September 2016

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL, April 2016

LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles CA, March 2016

Twin Cities Zine Fest, Minneapolis MN, November 2015

Autoptic, Minneapolis MN, August 2015

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, June 2015

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL, May 2015

RIPExpo, Providence RI, March 2015

Short Run Comix and Art Festival, November 2014

Portland Zine Symposium, Portland OR, July 2014

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Chicago IL, May/June 2014

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL, March 2014

LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles CA, February 2014

Short Run Small Press Fest, Seattle WA, November 2013

Short Run Small Press Fest, Seattle WA, November 2012

Portland Zine Symposium, Portland OR, July 2012


PRESS & MENTIONS

The State News, East Lansing MI (March 2013)

Artstrike (Dec 2012)

Rebuild the Dream: main website (Dec 2012)

CLIENTS

City Pages

Babes in Bikeland

Cicada Magazine

Healing Together Network Gathering, Allied Media Conference

Nicole J. Georges

Virginia Paine

ARTSTRIKE

Rebuild The Dream

Independent Publishing Resource Center

PRESENTATIONS / READINGS / WORKSHOPS

Biblioexcavations II: , Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN, February 2016

Minty Fresh: A Reading by IPRC Comics Program Graduates, Portland OR, August 2012

Gridlords, Comics Reading, Portland OR, July 2012

IPRC Certificate Program Reading, Portland OR, December 2011

VOLUNTEER

Organizer, Twin Cities Zine Fest, Minneapolis MN, February 2016-Present

Organizer, Twin Cities Print Exchange, Minneapolis MN, February 2016-Present

Graphic and web designer, Kitchen Commons, November 2011-May 2012, November 2012-April 2013

Retail Organizer, SCRAP, May 2012-September 2012

Open hours staff and blogger, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR, August 2011- September 2012

Board member and advocacy chair of the Michigan New Leaders Arts Council, Lansing MI, April 2008-April 2010

Volunteer Coordinator, 231 House of Muses, Marquette MI, January 2007- June 2007

Youth Representative, Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Board of Trustees, Marquette MI, October 2004-August 2007