EDUCATION

2005    M.F.A., Studio Art, Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2000    B.F.A., summa cum laude, Photography and Art History, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/Selections

2019    Black Maria Film Festival (Official Selection and Director’s Choice Award), Traveling festival

2018    Rockport Film Festival, (Official Selection), Rockport, TX

           Alexandria Film Festival, (Official Selection), Alexandria, VA

           Pomegranate Film Festival (Official Selection), Toronto, Ontario

           Arpa International Film Festival (Official Selection and Best Animated Short Nominee), Hollywood, CA

           Montana International Film Festival, (Official Selection), Billings, MT

           Atlanta ShortsFest/ Atlanta Film Series (Official Selection), Atlanta, GA

           Florida Animation Festival (Official Selection and 1st Place Audience Award), Tallahassee, FL

           Austin Spotlight Film Festival (Official Selection), Austin, TX

           DaVinci International Film Festival (Finalist), Santa Monica, CA    

           LosAngeles CineFest, (Semi-Finalist) Los Angeles, CA

           Animayo (Semi-Finalist, Oscar qualifying festival), Gran Canaria, Spain

2015    Southern Colorado Film Festival, (Official Selection and Finalist for Best Foreign Film), Alamosa, CO

2014    Aesthetica Film Festival, (Finalist) London, UK,

2013    Multicultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, SPE National Conference, Chicago, IL

2011    Women’s Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA

           Voice of This Generation: War Wedding Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2010    Local Female Filmmakers, Billtown Film Festival, Williamsport, PA

2009    Women’s Film Festival,  SPE National Conference, Dallas, TX

2006    International Digital Media Arts Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art
           Yerevan, Armenia

2004    Film and Video Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2000    Armenian Memories, Void Video Space, New York, NY

 

FESTIVAL SCREENING AWARDS

2019    Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, Traveling festival

2018    1st Place Audience Favorite, Florida Animation Festival, Tallahassee, FL

            Nominee for Best Short Animation, Arpa International Film Festival, Hollywood, CA

 

EXHIBITION AWARDS

2012    Best in Show, Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018    I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration, The Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

2015    3-person Exhibition, I’m So Sorry, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2014    Solo Exhibition, The Past Is Present, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

2013    Park Art Fair International, Triberg, Germany

2012    Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

           A Path Home: Visualizing Trauma and Healing, Montclair University, Jersey City, NJ

           From What I Remember, From What I Forget, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

           What a Long Night It Has Been Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

           Hyperrealism, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2011    Billboard Arts Project: Projections, Corona/Riverside, CA

           Final Girl Coup d’Espace, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2010    Between Realities, Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA

            Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2009    24x24, Thomas Paul Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Solo Exhibition, “Leah Bedrosian Peterson”, Flatiron Gallery, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2008    Broken Telephone/Telefono Roto Version II

                      Meliton Rodriguez Gallery,

                      Art Institute of Medellin, Colombia

                      Workspace Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder,CO

           Open Studios, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

           Women’s Month Exhibition, CT Room, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2007    Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2005    Bridge-Breach, Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston CyberArts Festival, Boston, MA

           Big & Awesome: Thesis Exhibition, Aidekman Gallery, Medford, MA

           Suburban Archeology, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           Open Space, Foyer Gallery, Boston, MA

2004    Group show, Turkish Coffee, The Artists Foundation, Boston, MA

2003    Open Studios, D Gallery, Boston, MA

           Photo Annual, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

2002    The Suburban Condition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    Dreams and Nightmares, Third Eye Gallery, Denver, CO

 

PUBLICATIONS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Feature story, “Das Erbe Welt: Heritage of the World”, (Germany); pages 108-112, Spring 2013 ed., distributed with National Geographic Magazine 

Feature story, Hunger Magazine and HungerTV.com, London, UK (2nd place for print feature), 2013

Exhibition catalog, Park Art Fair International, 2012

Interview Feature (Armenian Online Dating), The Dig, Boston, 2005

Cover Art, Elbow/Cityful Press, Boulder, CO, 2002

 

 

LECTURES

Artist Lecture, On Identity and Praxis, The School of Visual Arts, NYC

Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Guest Lecturer Professional Practices, MFA Program at the Nesin Graduate School, Memphis College of Art

 

 

PROFESSIONAL JUROR

2018    Exchange Gallery, The Future Multi-Media Exhibition, Bloomsburg, PA

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007- current    Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

Chair, Department of Communication

Associate Professor of Film and Video Arts

Gallery Director, Digital Media Gallery

Program Coordinator, 2D Animation

2005-2007       Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

                       Teaching Assistant to Sharon Harper

2005-2007       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                       Post Graduate Teaching Fellow/Instructor of Photography

2002-2005       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                       Graduate Fellow/Instructor of Photography

2003-2005       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                       Teaching Assistant to Jim Dow and Ron Rizzi

 

 

CLASSES TAUGHT

Lycoming College (Associate Professor)

Film and Video I and II (Studio Courses)

The Moving Image in Series (Studio Course)

Video Installation (Studio Course)

Senior Thesis (Studio Course)

Visual Media in a Digital Age (Art History)

Introduction to Visual Media (Art History)

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction (Art History: Documentary Film and Photography)

Harvard University (Teaching Assistant)

Introduction to Still Photography (Studio Course)

Photographic Inquiry (Studio Course)

Call to Adventure: Photography and Exploration (Studio Course)

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Graduate and Post-Graduate Fellow)

Beginning Digital Photography (Studio Course)

Beginning Color Photography (Studio Course)

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Teaching Assistant)

Large Format Photography (Studio Course)

Color Photography (Studio Course)

The Death of Painting (Theory and History)

 

 

FILM BOARD/ORGANIZATIONS

Central Pennsylvania Film Office, Board of Directors

Billtown Film Festival, Executive Board

University Film and Video Association, Member

 

COLLECTIONS

Berkman, Henoch and Peddy, LLC, NY

Philip Morris, c/o Michael Treff, NY

CBM Associates, NY

Mark Gallery, NJ

 

 

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2005      Dean’s Discretionary Fund, SMFA

2004      The Semerjian Fund

2003      ASA Foundation

1999      APS of the Bay Area

1999      Koomruian Fund

1998-9   The New York Community Trust

1998      Azarian Management and Development Company

1997      Helen Gray Memorial Award

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL GRANTS/FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

2017    LITT Grant (Technology and Innovation)

2015    “Under the Walnut Tree”

2014    “The Past is Present”

2012    “May I Go Blind”

2010    “Erasure”

2009    “Yeah, I Was Looking at You

 

 

Sections

CV

EDUCATION

2005    M.F.A., Studio Art, Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2000    B.F.A., summa cum laude, Photography and Art History, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/Selections

2019    Black Maria Film Festival (Official Selection and Director’s Choice Award), Traveling festival

2018    Rockport Film Festival, (Official Selection), Rockport, TX

           Alexandria Film Festival, (Official Selection), Alexandria, VA

           Pomegranate Film Festival (Official Selection), Toronto, Ontario

           Arpa International Film Festival (Official Selection and Best Animated Short Nominee), Hollywood, CA

           Montana International Film Festival, (Official Selection), Billings, MT

           Atlanta ShortsFest/ Atlanta Film Series (Official Selection), Atlanta, GA

           Florida Animation Festival (Official Selection and 1st Place Audience Award), Tallahassee, FL

           Austin Spotlight Film Festival (Official Selection), Austin, TX

           DaVinci International Film Festival (Finalist), Santa Monica, CA    

           LosAngeles CineFest, (Semi-Finalist) Los Angeles, CA

           Animayo (Semi-Finalist, Oscar qualifying festival), Gran Canaria, Spain

2015    Southern Colorado Film Festival, (Official Selection and Finalist for Best Foreign Film), Alamosa, CO

2014    Aesthetica Film Festival, (Finalist) London, UK,

2013    Multicultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, SPE National Conference, Chicago, IL

2011    Women’s Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA

           Voice of This Generation: War Wedding Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2010    Local Female Filmmakers, Billtown Film Festival, Williamsport, PA

2009    Women’s Film Festival,  SPE National Conference, Dallas, TX

2006    International Digital Media Arts Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art
           Yerevan, Armenia

2004    Film and Video Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2000    Armenian Memories, Void Video Space, New York, NY

 

FESTIVAL SCREENING AWARDS

2019    Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, Traveling festival

2018    1st Place Audience Favorite, Florida Animation Festival, Tallahassee, FL

            Nominee for Best Short Animation, Arpa International Film Festival, Hollywood, CA

 

EXHIBITION AWARDS

2012    Best in Show, Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018    I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration, The Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

2015    3-person Exhibition, I’m So Sorry, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2014    Solo Exhibition, The Past Is Present, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

2013    Park Art Fair International, Triberg, Germany

2012    Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

           A Path Home: Visualizing Trauma and Healing, Montclair University, Jersey City, NJ

           From What I Remember, From What I Forget, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

           What a Long Night It Has Been Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

           Hyperrealism, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2011    Billboard Arts Project: Projections, Corona/Riverside, CA

           Final Girl Coup d’Espace, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2010    Between Realities, Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA

            Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2009    24x24, Thomas Paul Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Solo Exhibition, “Leah Bedrosian Peterson”, Flatiron Gallery, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2008    Broken Telephone/Telefono Roto Version II

                      Meliton Rodriguez Gallery,

                      Art Institute of Medellin, Colombia

                      Workspace Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder,CO

           Open Studios, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

           Women’s Month Exhibition, CT Room, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2007    Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2005    Bridge-Breach, Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston CyberArts Festival, Boston, MA

           Big & Awesome: Thesis Exhibition, Aidekman Gallery, Medford, MA

           Suburban Archeology, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           Open Space, Foyer Gallery, Boston, MA

2004    Group show, Turkish Coffee, The Artists Foundation, Boston, MA

2003    Open Studios, D Gallery, Boston, MA

           Photo Annual, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

2002    The Suburban Condition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    Dreams and Nightmares, Third Eye Gallery, Denver, CO

 

PUBLICATIONS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Feature story, “Das Erbe Welt: Heritage of the World”, (Germany); pages 108-112, Spring 2013 ed., distributed with National Geographic Magazine 

Feature story, Hunger Magazine and HungerTV.com, London, UK (2nd place for print feature), 2013

Exhibition catalog, Park Art Fair International, 2012

Interview Feature (Armenian Online Dating), The Dig, Boston, 2005

Cover Art, Elbow/Cityful Press, Boulder, CO, 2002

 

 

LECTURES

Artist Lecture, On Identity and Praxis, The School of Visual Arts, NYC

Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Guest Lecturer Professional Practices, MFA Program at the Nesin Graduate School, Memphis College of Art

 

 

PROFESSIONAL JUROR

2018    Exchange Gallery, The Future Multi-Media Exhibition, Bloomsburg, PA

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007- current    Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

Chair, Department of Communication

Associate Professor of Film and Video Arts

Gallery Director, Digital Media Gallery

Program Coordinator, 2D Animation

2005-2007       Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

                       Teaching Assistant to Sharon Harper

2005-2007       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                       Post Graduate Teaching Fellow/Instructor of Photography

2002-2005       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                       Graduate Fellow/Instructor of Photography

2003-2005       The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                       Teaching Assistant to Jim Dow and Ron Rizzi

 

 

CLASSES TAUGHT

Lycoming College (Associate Professor)

Film and Video I and II (Studio Courses)

The Moving Image in Series (Studio Course)

Video Installation (Studio Course)

Senior Thesis (Studio Course)

Visual Media in a Digital Age (Art History)

Introduction to Visual Media (Art History)

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction (Art History: Documentary Film and Photography)

Harvard University (Teaching Assistant)

Introduction to Still Photography (Studio Course)

Photographic Inquiry (Studio Course)

Call to Adventure: Photography and Exploration (Studio Course)

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Graduate and Post-Graduate Fellow)

Beginning Digital Photography (Studio Course)

Beginning Color Photography (Studio Course)

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Teaching Assistant)

Large Format Photography (Studio Course)

Color Photography (Studio Course)

The Death of Painting (Theory and History)

 

 

FILM BOARD/ORGANIZATIONS

Central Pennsylvania Film Office, Board of Directors

Billtown Film Festival, Executive Board

University Film and Video Association, Member

 

COLLECTIONS

Berkman, Henoch and Peddy, LLC, NY

Philip Morris, c/o Michael Treff, NY

CBM Associates, NY

Mark Gallery, NJ

 

 

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2005      Dean’s Discretionary Fund, SMFA

2004      The Semerjian Fund

2003      ASA Foundation

1999      APS of the Bay Area

1999      Koomruian Fund

1998-9   The New York Community Trust

1998      Azarian Management and Development Company

1997      Helen Gray Memorial Award

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL GRANTS/FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

2017    LITT Grant (Technology and Innovation)

2015    “Under the Walnut Tree”

2014    “The Past is Present”

2012    “May I Go Blind”

2010    “Erasure”

2009    “Yeah, I Was Looking at You

 

 

Sections