Artist CV

Rebecca Guarda

Biographical Information

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy
Residence: Sebastopol, California
Education: Master of Fine Arts, Miami International
University of Art & Design, Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
Languages: Fluent in Spanish, Italian

Portfolio

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Mask, Koc Projects, Wynwood Arts District ,Miami, FL
2005 Dog Walk, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, North Miami, FL
2004 Windspinner, site specific installation for Edge Zones, Miami, FL
2002 Body Language, project room, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Made in California, Juried exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
  The Art of Light, juried exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
  The Elements, juried exhibition, ArtworksDowntown, San Rafael CA
  +Women’s Works™, juried exhibition, Old Court House Arts Center Woodstock, IL
  Blue, juried exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
  Art from the Heart, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  Take a Chance on Miniatures, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
2011 Couples, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
  California! Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
  An Exhibition on Metamorphosis, University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  Fire/ Ice, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
  Art from the Heart, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  Puentes de Luz, Petaluma Arts center, Petaluma, CA
  Calabash, Food for thought AIDS Food Bank, Forestville, CA
2010 Bedia, Dunbar, Guarda, Second Gallery, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009 CIRCA Puerto Rico 09, Son Espace/Son Projects, Barcelona, Spain
  Full House, Far Side Gallery, Mosquera Orthodontics, Miami, FL
  Coupling Buena Vista Building, Miami, FL
  Love Cures, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL
  Miami: Cuidad- Metafora, Miami Dade College West Campus Gallery, Miami, FL
Abracadabra. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood FL
2008 Horseplay, Miami International University of Art and design, Miami, FL
  Face to Face, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  Miami: Cuidad- Metafora, Centro Cultural Espanol, Miami, FL
  Abracadabra,Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood FL
  Spring Into Art, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
2007 Accent Miami Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  ~Fast~, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
  Exposed!, Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 Col-lectiva Transmirada: IV Photo Biennial Xavier Miserachs, Son Espace, Palafrugell
  Affair, Jupiter Hotel, Lemon Sky: projects + editions, Portland OR
  Year06.uk, Lemon Sky: projects + editions London UK
  Aqua Art Miami, Lemon Sky: projects + editions, Miami Beach, Florida
  The Line of Beauty, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
  Raw Hot New Fresh Awesome Young Emerging Talent Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
2005 The Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection 2005, curated by Debra Singer, Miami Beach FL
  Talking Head Radio Transmitter 1610 AM collaboration with artists Carlos de Villasante and Eugenia Vargas, Miami, FL
  experimental8: FIRST CALL, 801 Projects, Miami, FL
  Recent Acquisitions to the ArtBank Collection Miami Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
  SHOWTEL, floating pool installation in Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach, FL
  Hollywood All Media Juried Biennial, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood ,FL
  Dog Days South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL
2004 Sites Miami, site specific installation in Lummus Park, Miami FL
  It’s for the Birds Traveling exhibition by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL, Masters Mystery Art Show Frost Art Museum, Miami FL
  Locust Projects Fundraiser Locust Projects, Miami FL, collaborative digital work
2003 Vol.3 No.2, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, North Miami, FL
  Artists for the Art of Cinema, Skylark Condominium, Miami Beach, FL
2002 The Seducer’s Diary, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL
  4 Painters II, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
2001 Group Show, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
  The Sears Building, The House, curated by Robert Chambers, Miami, FL
1997 Recent Works, The World Bank Art Society, Washington, DC
1996 Boxing Match, Plan B Gallery, Memphis, TN

Public Lectures, Juries and Guest Critiques

2011 Recent Works, Slide Lecture, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Guest Critic, Intermediate Painting, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
McFarlane Open Studios with Artist Talk – Sebastopol, CA
2010 Guest Critic, Advanced Ceramics, Art Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2009 Visiting Critic, Graduate Studio Third Quarter Review, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL
2008 Visiting Critic, Graduate Studio Third Quarter Review, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL
2007 Juror, Design Studio Final Review. College of Architecture + The Arts | Florida International University, Miami, FL
2005 Recent Works, Slide Lecture, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL

Publications, Artist Residencies and Special Projects

2011 Vermont Studio Center – May Residency
2010 Non-Faculty Volunteer, Art Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA,
  Art Studio clean-up and Art Studio Monitoring
  A little tea and Apathy, Performed in ceramics mixed media class film short directed by Gregory Roberts, Art Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  Volunteer, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Occidental, CA
2009 Wet Heat™ | Rebecca Guarda Studio Drive-By on wetheat.tv, Documentary film short on the artist’s studio practice
2005 On the Sublime and the Beautiful;A-42 Arte y Culturas, 3.2005 Essay and collaborative performance documented through photographs. Curated by Antonio Zaya. Publication cover and six page article.

Selected Awards, Honors and Grants

2011 Vermont Studio Center Grant Aid Award
2005 Works purchased through juried review for the Miami Dade Art in Public Places Art Bank
2005-06 EDMC Full Tuition Grant: Miami International University of Art & Design
2004-06 Summa Cum Laude and Deans List: Ai Miami International University Arts and Design

Bibliography

Adriana Herrera, Full House: Recodos alternativos de la creacion contemporanea local, El Nuevo Herald, June 28, 2009

Triff, Alfredo, Miami Arts Explosion: The New Times Column, Custom Publishing Co., August 2005

Tschida Anne, Swamp Cities, Culture Surge: Category 305, Miami, March 06, 2007

Gershanik, Ana. Nuestro Pueblo, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, March 01, 2007

Nancy Stetson, Art exhibit looks at some one-of-a-kind real estate, Bonita Daily News, October 1, 2005

Mia Leonin, Mystery mural spawns the latest scene, The Miami Herald, September 28, 2005

Michelle Weinberg ,Triple Threat, Miami New Times, Vol. 19 No. 5, May 6, 2004

Alfredo Triff, A Fine Sense of Place, Miami New Times, December 23, 2004

Alfredo Triff , Current Art Shows: Sites Miami 2004, Miami New Times, December 30, 2004

Roni Feinstein, Expanding Horizons: […] Report From Miami, Art in America, Dec, 2003

Elisa Turner Portraits capture pride and struggle of humanity, Miami Herald, May 19, 2002

Alfredo Triff ,Surreal Seductions, Miami New Times, February 22, 2002

Selected Collections:

Diego Cortez Collection, New York, NY

Miami Dade Art in Public Places Artbank Collection, Miami, FL

Dennis and Debra Scholl, Miami, FL

John Vaccari Collection, New York, NY

Aaron and Randie Malinsky Collection, New York, NY

Linda Grossman and Richard Bass Collection, New York, NY

Carol Wenig Collection, New York, NY

Jamie Stern Collection, New York, NY

Wahab Family Collection, Miami, FL

Grela Orihuela and Bill Bilowitt Collection, Miami, FL

Celeste Fraser Delgado, Miami FL

Betty Rosado, Miami, FL

Lily Diaz Levison, Miami, FL

Francis Alÿs, Mexico City, Mexico

Ibrahim Miranda, Havana, Cuba

Michelle Rumney, Granada, Spain

Bryan Hiveley, Miami FL

Silver Bluff Animal Clinic, Miami, FL

Lisa and Brett Loehmann, Memphis, TN

Catherine Gore, Memphis, TN

Silvia Acosta, Providence, RI

Deborah Citrin and Elizabeth Dority, Cambridge, MA

Teaching Experience

2009 Adjunct Instructor of Visual Arts, Principles of Design I & II, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL
  Adjunct Instructor of Visual Arts, Drawing and Perspective, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL
  Visiting Artist, Miami Bridge Carnival Mask Workshop, The Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Miami FL
2008 Adjunct Instructor of Visual Arts, Principles of Design I & II, Drawing and Perspective, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL
2005-2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Figure Drawing, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL

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