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 

Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Official Selection and Women Film Critics’ Choice Award Nominee),
     New York City, NY  
Black Maria Film Festival (Official Selection and Director’s Choice Award), Traveling festival
SPE, Media Film Festival, (Official Selection), Cleveland, OH

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, BAFTA qualifying 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 Animation Short, 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

 

INTERVIEWS and PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Good Morning Armenians, Glendale, CA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jk2A_qeBN8&feature=youtu.be
School of Visual Arts, NYC: On Identity and Praxis  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfpqHvzioJI


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 (Production Courses)
The Moving Image in Series (Production Course)
Video Installation (Production Course)
Documentary Filmmaking (Production Course)
Narrative Filmmaking (Production Course)
Cinematography (Production Course)
Senior Thesis (Film and Video III) (Production Course)
Visual Media in a Digital Age (Art History)
Introduction to Visual Media (Art History)
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction (Freshmen Seminar: 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     
The 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 

Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Official Selection and Women Film Critics’ Choice Award Nominee),
     New York City, NY  
Black Maria Film Festival (Official Selection and Director’s Choice Award), Traveling festival
SPE, Media Film Festival, (Official Selection), Cleveland, OH

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, BAFTA qualifying 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 Animation Short, 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

 

INTERVIEWS and PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Good Morning Armenians, Glendale, CA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jk2A_qeBN8&feature=youtu.be
School of Visual Arts, NYC: On Identity and Praxis  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfpqHvzioJI


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 (Production Courses)
The Moving Image in Series (Production Course)
Video Installation (Production Course)
Documentary Filmmaking (Production Course)
Narrative Filmmaking (Production Course)
Cinematography (Production Course)
Senior Thesis (Film and Video III) (Production Course)
Visual Media in a Digital Age (Art History)
Introduction to Visual Media (Art History)
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction (Freshmen Seminar: 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     
The 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