Joellyn Rock CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

Joellyn Rock, MFA       

Assistant Professor       

Department of Art & Design

University of Minnesota Duluth          

http://www.joellynrock.com/portfolio      

EDUCATION

2001  Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth

Area of Emphasis: Graphic Design, Thesis on Digital Narrative

1982  Bachelor of Arts, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Areas of Emphasis: Expressive Arts, Visual Art, Theatre

1975-1979  University Wisconsin, Madison

Undergraduate study in Comparative Literature, Visual Art

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University Teaching:

2016-present  Associate Professor, Tenured, Digital Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

2010–2016  Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Digital Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

2001–2010  Assistant Professor Full-Time, Art & Design, University of Minnesota Duluth

1999–2001 Instructor of Record Part-Time, Digital Design, University of Minnesota Duluth

Non-University Teaching, Community Ed, Artist in Residence :

2017   Coordinator, Lead Teacher, Digital Art Workshop, UMD Fine Arts Academy

2015-17   Video Workshop Teacher, Arts Express Creative Workshops for Cancer Survivors, Project Lulu, Duluth MN

2009   Coordinator, Lead Teacher, Digital Art Workshop, UMD Fine Arts Academy

2006, 2007   Coordinator, Lead Teacher, Digital Art Camp, UMD Fine Arts Academy

1999   Digital Art Instructor, Technogirls, Central High School, Duluth, MN

1997–99  Art Instructor, Community Education, Duluth Children’s Museum, Duluth 

1997–99  Art Instructor, Community Education, Duluth Visitation Center, Duluth MN

1994–95  Coordinator, Community Education, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

1994  Art Instructor, Youth Art Classes, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle, WA

1992–1994  Art Instructor, Adult Art Classes, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1992–1994  Art Instructor, Youth Art Classes, Henry Street/Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

1993–1994  Art Instructor, Youth Art Classes,  Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY

1992  Artist-in-the-Schools, Abrons Art Center, NYC Public Schools, New York, NY

1991  Art Instructor, Community Education, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

1991  Teaching Assistant, Painting on Glass Class, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1990–1991  Ceramics Instructor, Adult/Youth Classes, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN

1987–1990  Art Instructor, Youth Summer Art Classes, The Art Club Studio, Seattle, WA

1986  Art Instructor, Young Artist’s Studio, Pratt Art Center, Seattle, WA

1984–1989  Artist-in-Residence, Washington State Arts Commission, Residencies included: Seattle Public Schools, Anacortes Public Schools, Spokane Public Schools, Tacoma Arts Commission, Waldron Island School, Bertschi School, and other schools across the state.

CREATIVE WORK

COLLECTIONS  (Public, Private, Corporate)

Joellyn Rock’s artwork is part of numerous public and private collections, including: de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, The Everson Museum in Syracuse NY, Microsoft Art Collection in Redmond WA, Seattle Portable Works Collection, Washington State Public Art Collection, Seattle Art Museum Print Collection, and the Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

2015  Media Circus, series of large scale digital art prints, commissioned by Fizz City Films, Atlanta, GA.

PUBLICATIONS  (Writing) 

“Digital FairyTales,” (scholarly entry) The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Edited by Jack Zipes. Publisher: Oxford University Press. 2015. (published)

“Bare Bones,MARVELS AND TALES, Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, Wayne State University Press, Vol. 16 No.2, 2002. (published) Creative writing and design of Vasalisa Project for print.

PUBLICATIONS  (Visual Media, Digital Art, Illustration, Design)

September 2015  The Bamboo Sword, Commissioned book trailer for Abrams/Amulet Books, New York, NY. Director, videography, digital art, video compositing, edit of video trailer for YA novel by Margi Preus. Typography and lettering by David Short, camera and edit assistance by Dan Fitzpatrick, Taiko drum music, “Yorokobi” by Hiroshi Koshiyama, video performances byYoko Nakajima and Aidan Fitzpatrick, story by Margi Preus.

June 2014  What’s Your Story?, episode 5, THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Commisioned digital artwork for public radio and multimedia project produced by Peabody Award-winning SoundVision Productions, in collaboration with The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Public Radio International. (online, radio and multimedia at http://trbq.org )

May 2014  What is a Good Death?, episode 4, THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Commisioned digital artwork for public radio and multimedia project produced by Peabody Award-winning SoundVision Productions, in collaboration with The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Public Radio International. (online, radio and multimedia at http://trbq.org )

April 2014  Why Does Music Move Us?, episode 3, THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Commisioned digital artwork for public radio and multimedia project produced by Peabody Award-winning SoundVision Productions, in collaboration with The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Public Radio International. (online, radio and multimedia at http://trbq.org )

March 2014 West of the Moon, book trailer. Director, videography, digital art, video compositing, editing of commissioned video trailer for Margi Preus YA novel published by Abrams/Amulet Books, New York, NY.

March 2014  Why Do We Share?,  episode 2, THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Commisioned digital artwork  for public radio and multimedia project produced by Peabody Award-winning SoundVision Productions, in collaboration with The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Public Radio International. (online, radio and multimedia at http://trbq.org/ )

February 2014  What is this Thing Called Love?, episode 1, THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Commisioned digital artwork for public radio and multimedia project produced by Peabody Award-winning SoundVision Productions, in collaboration with The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Public Radio International. Digital art and animations by Joellyn Rock. (online, radio and multimedia at http://trbq.org/  )

2013  Shadow on the Mountain, Commissioned book trailer for Abrams/Amulet Books, New York, NY. Director, videography, digital art, video compositing, edit of video trailer for YA novel by Margi Preus. Skiing and GoPro video by Chris Julin.

2007   Female Exiles in 20th and 21st Century Europe,  Maureen Tobin Stanley and Gesa Zinn. New York: Palgrave, Cover art, interior image and coordination of interior artwork. (published)

2004   The Robber with the Witch’s Head : The Great Treasury of Sicilian Fairy and Folk Tales II, translated by Jack Zipes. New York: Routledge. Cover Illustration and interior illustrations. (published)

June 2003  Take Back Your Time: The Official Handbook. Edited by John DeGraff. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.  Art Direction of UMD student poster designs to be used as illustrations throughout book. (published)

2003 Beautiful Angiola : The Great Treasury of Sicilian Fairy and Folk Tales Collected by Laura Gonzenbach, translated by Jack Zipes. New York: Routledge. Cover Illustration and interior illustrations. (published)

2003   Sorfarina, MARVELS AND TALES, Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, Wayne State University Press, Vol. 17, 2003. Illustrations to accompany research by Jack Zipes on Sicilian Fairy Tale. (published)

1982-2003  Published Illustrations  Selected clients include: The Rocket, The Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times, The Village Voice, Modern Keyboard Magazine, Time/Warner Publications, Nordstrom’s, Empty Space Theater, KCTS-NINE Magazine, Pike Place Market News, Kirkland Arts Center, 911 Arts Center, The Ripsaw and others.

EXHIBITIONS (Solo, Two-Person, Group and Collaborative)

July 2017  Salt Immortal Seainteractive game/narrative and installation at MOSTEIRO SÃO BENTO DA VITÓRIA in Porto Portugal as part of the Electronic Literature Festival. Text and story concept by Mark Marino. Interactive design and programming by John Murray. Digital art and visual assets by Joellyn Rock.

August 2015  Fishnetstockings, Multimedia Interactive Installation, Lydgalleriet, Bergen Norway. Exhibited in the juried exhibition, Hybridity and Synesthesia, in conjunction with ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature Conference and Arts Festival. In collaboration with team, including Pete Willemsen and Logan Sales (interactive code) and Alison Aune (papercut patterns).

May 2015  Patterns & Mermaid Tales, at Nordic Center in Duluth MN. Joint exhibit with Alison Aune and Kirsten Aune.  Mixed-media, inkjet prints, experimental video, and multimedia interactive Installation with interactive code by Pete Willemsen and Logan Sales.

April 2015 I Work for the Web #IWFW, Netprov (networked improv narrative), Digital art, characters and tweets for electronic fiction collaboration with Mark Marino, Rob Wittig and Netprov team.

November 2014  1 Week No Tech, Netprov (networked improv narrative). Digital images and tweets for electronic fiction collaboration with Mark Marino, Rob Wittig and Netprov team.

Oct 2014–March 2015  Sophronia Side Show, Small mixed-media installation, flat screen tv, video, fabric and inkjet prints in What We Do (faculty group exhibit), Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN.   

Sept 11, 2014  Sophronia Project, Multimedia Installation. Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN. Participatory Installation and interactive performance using multi-layered video projections in the Duluth Art Institute, Depot Great Hall, Duluth MN. Created in collaboration with media artist Kathy McTavish, netprov writer Rob Wittig, musician Tobin Dack and team of writers and performers. Event support through Arrowhead Regional Arts Council which is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Minnesota State Legislature, and The McKnight Foundation.

August 23, 2014  Sophronia Project, Multimedia Installation and Performance Event. Free Range Film Barn, Wrenshall, MN. Participatory Installation and interactive performance using multi-layered video projections in the Free Range Film Barn in Wrenshall MN. Created in collaboration with Kathy McTavish, Rob Wittig, musician Tobin Dack and a team of writers and performers. Event support through Arrowhead Regional Arts Council which is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Minnesota State Legislature, and The McKnight Foundation.

July 2014  Sophronia Project, sneak peek, small Installation, Free Range Film Festival, Wrenshall MN. Projections of Sophronia Project videos and multimedia installation in small side room during Free Range Film Fest, in collaboration with Kathy McTavish. Offered film festival audience a sample of Sophronia Project experimental videos.

June 14, 2014 Graffiti Angel in Sophronia, Northern Spark 2014, Walker Art Center, Mpls MN. Juried by Steven Dietz, President and Artistic Director of Northern Lights.mn. Selected and funded by the Walker Art Center. Participatory installation and interactive performance included hours of multi-layered video projections in the Walker Art Center’s Medtronic Gallery for the dusk-to-dawn event, Northern Spark 2014. Created in collaboration with multimedia composer Kathy McTavish, netprov writer Rob Wittig, and a team of writers and performers.

February 2014  Love, (group show), Snoodle Studio & Gallery, Duluth MN. Digital Print in group exhibit curated by Tonya Borgeson.

October 2013  Speidishow, Netprov (networked improv narrative), electronic fiction collaboration created by Mark Marino and Rob Wittig. Digital images and Moviestorm characters and fan machinima videos for project. http://www.speidishow.com

September 2013  Tournament of la Poéstry in Chercher le text, International exhibition of digital literature and media art in Paris, France. Netprov (networked improv narrative), Digital Art for collaboration with writers Serge Bouchardon, Mark Marino and Rob Wittig. Juried International Exhibition. Paragraph Laboratory of the University of Paris 8, the Excellence Arts-H2H Lab, and Laboratory Music and Computer Marseille (MIM).

September-Nov 2012   Godwottery: The Garden Reworked, Exhibit (two person) Gage Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. Installation, collaborative exhibition with mixed-media artist, Deborah Mersky.

March 2012  Enduring Clay, (curated show) Washington State Convention Center Gallery, Seattle, WA. Exhibition in conjunction with NCEACA, National Ceramics Conference.

Oct 2011  UMD Faculty Exhibition (group show), Tw eed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. Digital Composite Inkjet prints from The Mysteries Project. 

July 2011  Artists of NCC (invitational exhibit), Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. “Canopic Jars for an eRevolution,” Experimental mixed-media, digital transfer of remixed collage imagery onto set of four handbuilt ceramic vessels.

Sept 2010  Vis/a/Vis Faculty Exhibit (group show), U of M Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Digital composite inkjet prints from The Mysteries Project.

July 2010  Bumbershoot Retrospective, (curated show) posters from the Music and Arts Festival, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA. 

Spring 2010   Chicago Soul Exchange, Netprov (networked improv narrative), Electronic fiction, digital images and character writing for collaborative project.

Sept 2008  Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MNDigital composite inkjet prints from The Mysteries Project.

Jan 2008  Jerome Artists in Retrospect (invitational exhibit), Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2007-2008  Tulip & Arabesque UMD Turkish American Projects, (design and curatorial). Tweed Museum & Online Exhibition. Duluth, MN and Ankara, Turkey. Art direction of project identity, creation of digital graphics for online exhibit, website, blogs, curatorial work with student exhibit.

Fall 2007  Unsoiled: Nature/Culture Themes in Clay, group exhibit, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. Group exhibition presents ten ceramic artists from the U.S., Canada and England who combine narrative imagery with traditional ceramic forms.

March 2007   La Mesa, Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY. A national invitational dinnerware exhibition sponsored by Santa Fe Clay in conjunction with the 2007 NCECA conference.

March 2007   Unsoiled: Nature/Culture Themes in Clay, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. in conjunction with the 2007 NCECA conference.

June 2006  Conflict Show, (curated exhibit) Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA

Feb 2007   UMD Faculty Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN.  Digital composite inkjet prints from The Mysteries Project.

May 2006   Transportation Show, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

April 2006   Home Show, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

Oct 2004   UMD Faculty Show, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

June 2004   Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

May 2004   Seven Deadly Sins, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

May 2004   Clayworks, (curated exhibit) The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Jan 2004   Italian-American Exchange, Art & Design Exhibition, Palazzo Sclafani, Palermo, Italy.

March 2003  Clayworks, (curated exhibit) UBS Paine Webber Building, New York, NY

2002-2004   Adversary Traveling Design Exhibits curated by Kenneth FitzGerald at: Diboll Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, College of Art Beverly, MA, Old Dominion University, Norfolk,VA  and the AIGA Conference, Washington D.C.

April 2002 The Vasalisa Project, (juried exhibit), ELO Stateof-the-Art, Electronic Literature Exhibit, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

April 2001   HOT HOUSE Installation, Annual Student Exhibit, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

Fall 2000   UM Faculty Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

July 200 Political Clay, (invitaional exhibit) The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

1999   Sculptural Objects Functional Art, SOFA Expo New York, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, New York, NY.

199 Artists of the Month, Northern Clay Center, Mpls, MN

1996   Sculptural Objects Functional Art, SOFA Expo Chicago, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, in Chicago, IL

199 Wheels of Fortune, (solo show) Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA. 

1995   Group Show Invitational, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

1994   Focus Gallery, Joellyn Rock, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle,WA

1993   DocumentsNW Art Chantry, Don Juan Theater Poster, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1993   A Tea Party, (invitational exhibit) American Craft Museum, NYC

1993   Narrative Ceramics, (invitational exhibit) The Farrell Collection, Wash D.C.

1993   Ceramic Invitational, Museum of Ceramic Arts, Baltimore

1993   Narration + Metaphor, (invitational exhibit) Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

1993   Water Vessels, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992   Greenwich House Faculty, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1992   Political Ceramics, (invitational exhibit), Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Northampton,

1992   Teapot Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1991   Joellyn Rock (solo show), Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1991   Jerome Fellowship Exhibit *, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN

1991   Group Show, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

199 A Tea Party, Group Exhibit and Auction, American Craft Museum, NYC

1991   Ceramic Invitational, Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH

1990   Ceramics National,  Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY  Juried exhibit,  Purchase award for “Urn for a Forest”

1990   For the Birds, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

1990   Group Show, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

1990   Paintings and Urns, (solo show) Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989   Northwest Annual, Juried by Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), Seattle, WA

1989   Sculptural Objects Functional Art, SOFA Expo Chicago, Artworks Gallery, in Chicago, IL

1989  Joellyn Rock Vessels, (solo show) Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1988 Transportation Show, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

1988   Mapping Belltown, Installation: Pounding Waves Group, Civilization Gallery, Seattle, WA

March 1988  Paintings on Clay, (two-person show) Hundredwaters Gallery, Seattle,WA

November 1986  Joellyn Rock, Sgraffito Works, (solo show) 911 Arts Center, Seattle,WA

MUSIC / THEATRE / HYBRID PERFORMANCE / PRODUCTIONS

October 2016  Remixing Shakespeare – Original Music by Low, an evening of multimedia projections and sound. Karpeles Manuscript Library, Duluth MN. Concert with original music by Alan Sparhawk and Low performed as a live score to original silent film adaptations and remixed experimental video projections by Joellyn Rock and Kathy McTavish. In partnership with University of Minnesota Duluth and The Folder Shakespeare Library, and the national tour of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

December 2015  The Magic Flute for Weber Music Hall, UMD, Duluth, MN Collaboration with Alice Pierce, artistic director, Opera Studio, Department of Music, Art & Design students and faculty. Coordination of multi-camera video shoots in Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab. Production design, digital video production, video editing, and performance tech of projections of video projections for 3 screens.  Post-production work, media management, and final editing of composited chromakey video projects. Tech of multi-night rehearsals and performances. Weber Music Hall, December 2015

December 2014  Opera Fatale! in Weber Music Hall, UMD, Duluth, MN  Collaboration with Alice Pierce, artistic director, Opera Studio, Department of Music, Art & Design students and faculty. Coordination of multi-camera video shoots in Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab. Production design, digital video production, video editing, and performance tech of projections of Film Noir-style videos. Post-production work, media management, and final editing of composited chromakey video projects. Tech of multi-night rehearsals and performances.

November 2014  Story Hour Concert in Weber Music Hall, UMD, Duluth, MN    Collaboration with Jean R. Perrault, artistic director, UMD Symphony Orchestra, Department of Music and Art & Design students and faculty. Digital art and animated video projections for Overture Beethoven’s “The Creatures of Prometheus” and Bartok’s “Village Dance (from Two Pictures) Op. 10.” Production design, video editing, and tech of multiple rehearsals and performances.

Feb 2014  Lucia in Flight in Weber Music Hall, UMD, Duluth, MN. Collaboration with Alice Pierce, artistic director, Opera Studio, Department of Music, Art & Design students and faculty. Production design, digital art and animated backgrounds for Opera Scenes. Performance Tech of projections of digital art, video/ and animated backgrounds.  Tech of multi-night rehearsals and performances.

May 2011  Grace, Wit & Charm, Teatro Zuccone, Duluth, MN  Netprov Performance. Digital imagery and remixed machinima video projections for performances in collaboration with Rob Wittig and actors from Colder by the Lake Theatre group. Designed props and costume elements for use in onstage improvisation. Live-mixed video projections during performances.

Spring 2009  The Jack Chick Plays – Vol 2,  Playground Theater, Duluth MN Digital images for projection backgrounds in original theatre work, directed by Jean Sramak.

1997  The Nutcracker, Minnesota Ballet, Duluth, MN. Scenic backdrop painter for Ann Gumpper Design.

1988  Constitutions Unlimited, Elliott Bay Bookstore, Seattle WA  Collaborative project with French writers from OULIPO and American writers in Invisible Seattle, Visual and literary art performance event.

1987  Shadow Poetry, New City Theater, Seattle, WA  Performance shadow puppet collaboration with writer Kirby Olson and musician Bob Duskis

1984  Bluebeard, at the New City Directorʼs Festival, New City Theater , Seattle, WA  Created  sets, masks, costumes and shadow performance collaboration. Original short play directed by Althea Hukari.

July 1983 Tulipomania, staged at Seattle Mime Theater, Seattle WA. Playwright, director, and producer of original experimental theatre production about the tulipmania and stock market collapse of 1630s Holland.

1978-79  “Action Comics,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Desi Arnez, The Man Who Loved Lucy.” Broom Street Theater, Madison, WI. Scenic Backdrop design and painting for several experimental theatre productions.

GRANTS / AWARDS

2011-2016    Infrastructure Investment Initiative (I-3) Grant, University of Minnesota. Competitive grant, funding the development of new interdisciplinary research facility for motion capture and video production, established as the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab. Member of Principal Investigator team of 5 faculty, including areas of Computer Science, Exercise Science, Mechanical Engineering, Theatre and Digital Art. Co-P.I.s : Morris Levy, Robert Feyen, Pete Willemsen, Tom Isbell, and Joellyn Rock. VizLab Director: Lisa Fitzpatrick. Funded and on-going, (July 2011 – June 2016). Total for 5 years is $428,000 from the OVPR. Matching grants from SFA, SCSE & CEHSP totaled $200,000.

2015  Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth, Public Engagement Grant, University of Minnesota. Awarded grant in collaboration with Kathy Neff and Fine Arts Academy to develop a series of workshops and events in support of emerging filmmakers in our region. ($4,000)

2015  School of Fine Arts Faculty Development Award towards travel to invitational presentation of Fishnetstockings multimedia arts project in Denmark in spring 2016. ($750)

2014  Global Programs and Strategy Alliance Grant for travel to exhibit multimedia art and present workshop at Electronic Literature Conference and Arts Festival in Bergen, Norway. ($3,000 shared award for Joellyn Rock and Alison Aune)

2014 School of Fine Arts Faculty Development Award for travel to ELO Conference and Exhibition in Bergen Norway. ($750)

2014  Career Opportunity Grant from Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) which is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Minnesota State Legislature, and The McKnight Foundation. Funding for installation materials, tech and creative support for collaborative Sophronia Project shows at Free Range Film Barn and Duluth Art Institute, Depot Great Hall. ($3,000)

2014  School of Fine Arts Faculty Development Award to present at Electronic Literature Organization June 2014 Hold the Light conference in Milwaukee WI. ($750)

2013  IEO (International Education Office) Travel Grant to teach interdisciplinary joint short summer course on Collaborative Creativity in Digital Media. University of Minnesota International Education Office partially funded for travel to Bergen, Norway. ($800)

2013   Collaborative Creativity in Digital Media was developed with partner institutions Temple University, University of West Virginia, and University of Bergen Norway. The international exchange was largely funded by a grant written by Scott Rettberg at University of Bergen. Part of a North American cooperation project, SIU: The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education, a public Norwegian agency promoting international cooperation in education and research.

2013  University of Minnesota Imagine Grant for The Mysteries Project, Post-Production.  (funding beginning July 2013) Funding support for post-production audio and video color correction. ($5,000)

Spring 2013 Moviestorm Software Award, University of Minnesota Digital Art Labs. Awarded the BETT 2013 Future Products  Moviestorm Education Annual licenses for Department of Art & Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Annual Multiple Concurrent licenses for UMD labs, ($3000 value)

Fall 2012  Chancellor’s Small Grant Award. Funding for travel to present collaborative Cultural Portraits project with Alison Aune and Fatih Benzer at Art Educators of Minnesota Conference in Plymouth MN. ($525)

Fall 2012  SFA Faculty Development Funds awarded to attend IFP Cinematography workshop and purchase portable LED lights. Advanced Cinematography Workshop with Greg Winter at IFP Minnesota in St. Paul MN. ($750)

March 2012  UMD Chancellor’s Small Grant Funds for travel to attend South by Southwest Edu / SxSW EDU Conference in Austin TX. Higher education topics at SSXedu conference include: Social media research practice, digital ethics, and innovations in course delivery. Keynote speaker: Jane McGonigal author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. ($750)

2011-12   University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid “The Mysteries Project : A Transmedia Digital Narrative,” (,July 2011 – January 15, 2013). Grant in Aid funding for The Mysteries video production equipment, editing software, undergraduate production assistants, and honoraria for actors. ($8,730)

2011  University of Minnesota Imagine Grant The Mysteries Project (funding beginning July 2011) Support for travel to Greece and camera equipment for The Mysteries video production. ($5,000)

2010  UMD Chancellor’s Small Grant to attend The International Digital Media Arts Association Conference (iDMAa) 2010 November 4-6, 2010 at Emily Carr University, Vancouver B.C. ($750)

2008  UMD Chancellor’s Small Grant, Digital Storytelling Workshop Berkeley CA ($750.00)

2006  Summer Research Grant, UMD Visual Digital Imaging Lab. Digital Compositing ($1,000)

2005   UMD Chancellor’s Small Grant, The Mysteries Project Travel  ($750.00)

2004   Summer Research Grant, UMD Visual Digital Imaging Lab. ($1,000)

2003   UMD Chancellor’s Small Grant, Take Back Your Time Day ($600.00)

2002   UMD Chancellor’s Small Grant, Travel to ELO State of the Arts at UCLA.

2001    APT3  Arts and Technology Grant, Collaborative Team: Pixels + Paints

University of Minnesota + Duluth Public Schools + Tweed Museum of Art

1992  Festival Poster Award, Pike Place Market Festival, Seattle, WA

1991   Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN

1990   Bumbershoot Poster Award, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

1990   Ceramic National Purchase Award, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

1989   Seattle Public Arts Grant, Mural Design Team, I-90 Bike Tunnel Project

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES

August 2015   Fishnetstockings, Artist Talk at Lydgalleriet, Bergen Norway. ELO The Ends of Electronic Literature Arts Festival.

August 2015   Digital Scherenschnitte Presentation / Workshop, at ELO The Ends of Electronic Literature, Bergen Norway.

April 18 2015  Keynote: Digital Narratives: Creative Collaboration and Emerging Media, UMD TEL Unconference, Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda, University of Minnesota Duluth.

January 2015   Digital Narrative, Netprov and Multimedia Installation, Joellyn Rock Artist Lecture, at USC School of Cinematic Arts, sponsored by The Writing Program and The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab at University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA.

November 2014  Joellyn Rock, Digital Media Artist Lecture / Worcester Week Digital Media Workshops in conjunction with Worcester Film Festival, University of Worcester, UK

April 2014  Bergen, Norway: Collaborative Creativity in New Media, Alworth Institute Brown Bag Lecture, Presented with Rob Wittig and student Dane Pedersen at University of Minnesota Duluth, Library Rotunda.

June 2014  Collaborative Creativity in New Media, Roundtable Panel Presentation. Electronic Literature Org, HOLD THE LIGHT Conference, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. 

November 2013   Locative Media Art  Presentation, Art Educators of Minnesota Conference, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth MN

August 2013  Creative Collaborations in New Media: Artist lecture on Digital Narrative,  part of The 2013 Digital Arena Electronic Literature Reading Series produced by the University of Bergen Digital Culture Program and theBergen Public Library. Bergen Public Library, Bergen, Norway.

November 2012  Faces of The Earth / Diversity in Digital Art Portraiture, Art Educators of Minnesota Conference Presentation, Plymouth, MN Co-presented with Alison Aune and Fatih Benzer.

October 2012  Joellyn Rock, Artist Lectures, Godwottery Exhibit, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Spring 2012  Presentation: Faces of The Earth, Diversity in Digital Art Portraiture, UMD Diversity Event, University of Minnesota Duluth.

November 2008  Joellyn Rock Honors Lecture / Career Reflections PresentationUMD Honors Program Students.

October 2007   Mysteries Project Research, Presentation, Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, University of Minnesota Duluth.

September 2007   Unsoiled: Nature/Culture Themes in Clay, Artist Talk and Panel with artists Jim Klueg and Holly Jorde at Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN.

April 2007   Digital Narratives, Presentation, Video+Animation+Games Symposium, Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, Kirby Ballroom, University of Minnesota Duluth.

April 2006  Digital Art Presentation / Games Symposium, Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, Kirby Center, University of Minnesota Duluth.

November  2004  Digital Bricollage, Presentation about The Vasalisa Project, Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, University of Minnesota Duluth.

October 2003  Embellishing Bare Bones, Lecture. Presentation at Design: Refining Our Knowledge Conference, University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus,

September 1993   The Palace Pot, Panel, artist lecture, Northwest Clay Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

March 1991 Narrative Clay, Panel, artist lecture, NCECA Conference,  Philadelphia, PA.

May 1991 Joellyn Rock, Visiting Artist, Lecture and demonstration, Bemidgi State College, Department of Art, Bemidgi, MN

MEDIA APPEARANCES / ARTIST BIBLIOGRAPHY

Interviews / Critical Articles / Reviews in Books and Periodicals about my work:

Ed Newman, “A Visit with Joellyn Rock of the Sophronia Project,” Interview in The Duluth Reader, Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Christa Lawler, “Interactive art project gets local show at Wrenshall barn,” Duluth News Tribune,  Aug 21, 2014.

Michael Rietmulder, “Fourth Annual Northern Spark was Wet and Wild”. Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 16, 2014.

Amy Fox, “Party Around the Clock : Northern Spark 2014.” Walker Art Center Blog, June 16, 2014.

Donald Haase, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [3 Volumes] 2008. ( p75, fairy tale art, The Vasalisa Project, Joellyn Rock)

Scan, Vol 26 No 1, February 2007. (p 16 hypermedia narratives, The Vasallisa Project)

Jack Zipes, Why Fairy Tales Stick, Routledge, 2007. (p109-111 The Vasailisa Project, Joellyn Rock).

Len Unsworth, E-literature for Children: Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning, Routledge/Falmer, 2005.

Leslie Ferrin, Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object, GUILD Publishing, Madison, WI. 2000.

James C. Streeter, “Chronicling the Contemporary Ceramics  Movement,AMERICANSTYLE, 1996.

Gallery Reviews: “Visual Rites of Spring,” The Seattle Times, Thursday, April 20, 1995, p.C6.

“The “Narrative Teapot,” TEA Magazine, 1995.

Patricia Failing, “NW Clay Symposium,” American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 1994, p.42-44.

Author: American Craft Museum (New York, N.Y.), “Political ceramics : social issues.” Publisher: New York, NY : American Craft Museum, 1993. Edition. Format: Visual material : Slide Database: WorldCat

Gloria Russell, “Tea Party,” Springfield Union News, June 21, 1992.

William C. Hunt, ed.,“Syracuse: The 28th Ceramic National,” Ceramics Monthly, November 1990, Vol. 38, No. 9, p.36-38.addtitional reference: p. 66.

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