ARTIST CV

FIONA AVOCADO

EDUCATION

2019-2022               M.F.A. Printmaking, Certificate in Arts Administration, Ohio University, Athens OH

2011-2012                Certificate in Comics and Graphic Novels, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

2007-2011              B.A. Arts and Humanities, Professional Writing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

HONORS / FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS

2020                 College of Fine Arts Community Engagement Award, Ohio University

Original Works Grant, Ohio University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022                Member, Lavender Estero Print Studio, Pittsburgh PA

Instructor of Record, Screenprinting and Papermaking, Ohio University, Athens OH

2021-2022             Instructor of Record, Ohio University Honors College Tutorial

Instructor of Record, Comics, Zines, and Artists Books, Ohio University Summer Arts Program, Athens OH

2021                 Instructor of Record, Description + Drawing, Ohio University, Athens OH

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Image and Design, Ohio University, Athens OH

2020                Instructor of Record, Introduction to Graphic Narratives, Ohio University, Athens OH

Instructor of Record, Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels, Ohio University,  Athens OH

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Screenprinting and Papermaking, Ohio University, Athens OH

2019-2022      Production Artist, Printmaking and Textiles, Passion Works Studio, Athens OH

2019-2021      Screenprint Studio Monitor, Ohio University, Athens OH

2019                     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Structure + Space, Ohio University, Athens OH

2018-2019           Art In The Park / Studio Class Instructor, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN

Art Instructor, Printmaking, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis MN

2017                      Teaching Artist, Articulture, Minneapolis MN

2016-2019            Teaching Artist, COMPAS, St. Paul, MN

2016-2018            Screenprint Studio Monitor, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

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

2015-2016            After-school Comics Club/Comics Literacy/Mural Making Teacher,

Beacons/Anwatin Middle School, Minneapolis MN

2015                 Comics Instructor, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN

Mural and Comics Instructor, Beacons/Anwatin Middle School, Minneapolis MN

2014-2015       Member, Living Proof Print Collective, Minneapolis, MN

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

After-school Cartooning Instructor, Laurelhurst School, Portland OR

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

Member, Flight 64 Print Studio, Portland OR

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

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

Screenprint Shop Steward, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

2012-2013       Screenprint Shop Supervisor, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR

After-school Cartooning/Screenprinting Instructor, BEACH Elementary School, Portland OR

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO:

2022                        Casa Nueva, Athens OH

a call for restoration, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens OH

2020                        SUBVERSIVE DOMESTICITIES: ARTS/West, Athens OH

2017                        Modern Times Cafe, Minneapolis MN

2016                        Copper Country Community Arts Center, Hancock MI

Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN

2015                         Recovery Bike Shop, Minneapolis MN

2014                        Red and Black Café, Portland OR

2013                        Cherry Sprout Produce, Portland OR

Bella Faccia Pizzeria, Portland OR

 

GROUP:

2022                        PRIDE Month with Moss Nash, ARTS/West, Athens OH

Queer Ecology Hanky Project, Zygote Press, Cleveland OH

DEHAZED, Pullproof Studios, Pittsburgh PA

Itty Bitty Print Exchange, ARTS/West, Athens OH

2021                         Art Werger Alumni Portfolio Show, ARTS/West, Athens OH

Itty Bitty Print Exchange, Imagine Butte Resource Center, Butte, MT

2020                        Silver Lining, Second Year Graduate Show, Ohio University, Athens OH

Precipice, First Year Graduate Show, Ohio University, Athens OH

2019                        Twist Ties, Ohio University, Athens OH

Dissent, ARTS/West, Athens OH

Comic Books: Parallel Universes, Art Reach St. Croix, Stillwater MN

2018                        Queer Punk Art, Geek Love Café/Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis MN

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

Chromacor, Modus Locus Art Gallery, Minneapolis MN

The Garden Print Exchange, Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN

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

2015                        Pizza Luce Uptown, Minneapolis MN

2013                        Short Run Marathon, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Seattle WA

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

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

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

PRESENTATIONS / READINGS / WORKSHOPS

2022                        a call for restoration: an MFA Thesis talk, Ohio University, Athens OH

2017                        Chicago Zine Fest, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL

2016                        Biblioexcavations II, Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis MN

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

Gridlords, Comics Reading, Portland OR

2011                        IPRC Certificate Program Reading, Portland OR

EVENTS

2019                        LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles CA,

NYC Feminist Zine Fest, New York NY

Omaha Zine Fest, Omaha NE

2018                        Twin Cities Zine Fest, Minneapolis MN

Autoptic Festival, Minneapolis MN

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL

2017                        Short Run Comix and Art Festival, Seattle WA

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL

2016                        LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles CA

Twin Cities Zine Fest, Minneapolis MN

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL

2015                        Twin Cities Zine Fest, Minneapolis MN

Autoptic Festival, Minneapolis MN

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL

RIPExpo, Providence RI

2014                        Short Run Comix and Art Festival, Seattle WA

LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles CA

Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago IL

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

Portland Zine Symposium, Portland OR

2013                        Short Run Small Press Fest, Seattle WA

2012                        Short Run Small Press Fest, Seattle WA

Portland Zine Symposium, Portland OR

PRESS & MENTIONS

2022                        The Athens Post, Athens OH, January 2022

2015                        Cicada Magazine, Chicago IL, (November/December 2014, November/December

2015)

2013                        The State News, East Lansing MI (March 2013)

2012                        Artstrike (Dec 2012)

Rebuild the Dream: main website (Dec 2012)