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2013 M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Art, Certificate in Time-Based Media, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Fulbright Grant, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

2007 B.A. in Studio Art, Correlate Chinese Language, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY


2020 Animation Screening, Fjord, Philadelphia, PA

2019 SCREEN2019: CLIMATES, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

2019 O.T.W. On The Water: The Schuylkill River, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Floating Archives, Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Selection, Tokyo, Japan

2018 If it were a cataract of sand, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2018 Fine Arts Work Center Group Show, Provincetown Arts Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA

2018 Art at Play, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA

2017 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris, France

2017 Animation Block Party, BAM, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Off The Wall video art series,  Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

2017 Wig-wag, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2016 anthropoScene, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia

2016 Earth Immedia, Speer Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

2016 Strange Landscapes, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

2016 Drop Ceiling, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Mid-Atlantic New Painting, Curated by Lauren Ross, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

2015 WISH YOU WERE HERE, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2015 Invisible Ink, Curated by Oof Collective, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Altered Being, Science History Institute, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Disruption International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015 Animation Block Party, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Soil Kitchen, The Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA 2015 Stop and Go Animation Screening: Made from Scratch, traveling international screening

2015 Wrapped and Wrought, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2014 Whitney Houston Biennial, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 Thanksgiving Dinner, Vox Populi, Curated by Oof Collective, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Working it Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2013 Penn MFA Thesis Exhibition, 945 and 953 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Cellular/Molecular, EKG Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World Photo Exhibition, Morgan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Photobook 2012: The Photographer and the Self-Published Photobook, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2012 I Don’t Question the Things You Do Anymore, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2012 25th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

2012 Safeword, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Between a Rock and a Soft Place, Inna Contemporary Art Space, Hangzhou, China

2009 Hello Hangzhou!, Inna Contemporary Art Space, Hangzhou, China

2007 Senior Thesis Show, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY


2019 Wassaic Project Summer Art Residency, Wassaic, NY

2018 Mellon Artist in Residence, Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Fine Arts Work Center Visual Artist Fellowship, Provincetown, MA

2014 Unknown Territory Artist-in-Residence, The Hacktory, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Animation Studio Residency, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA


2019 Forum on ‘Stuff’, Wolf Humanities Forum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Ecotopian Toolkit, Bio Pool, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


2019 G. Holmes Perkins Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

2017 Ecotopian Toolmaker Grant, Penn Program in the Enivronmental Humanities, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Academic Innovation Grant, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2013 Winning Photograph, Feeding Cities Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Juror’s Prize, 25th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA

2008-2009 Fulbright Student Scholar, International Institute for Education

2009 Chinese Cultural Council Scholarship, China Academy of Art

2006 Weitzel-Barber Art Travel Prize, Vassar College

2006 Freeman-Asia Scholarship, International Institute for Education


2015 Artist Talk, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, April 16

2014 The Hacktory Artists: Art and Technology, The Barnes Collection, Philadelphia, PA, September 7

2013 Food and Work, University of Pennsylvania Penn Food NOW, Philadelphia, PA, April 19

2013 Horizontal Mirrors in Contemporary Art, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, March 30

2012 Artists and their Parents, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, December 2


Floating art installation brings Schuylkill River history to life, Katherine Unger Baillie, Penn Today, September 6, 2018

Navigating urban waters, with an interdisciplinary approach, Katherine Unger Baillie, Penn Today, August 13, 2018

Natural light animates Jacob Rivkin’s art by Ann Wood, Provincetown Banner, March 22, 2018

A giant water filter for the Schuylkill? Philly artists respond to environmental challenge, by Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2017

Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Competition Winners Presented at Bartram’s Garden, by Katherine Unger Baillie, Penn News, April 10, 2017

Wild World by Michael Dax Iacovone, BmoreArt, 

In the galleries: ‘Strange Landscapes’ explores gardens of unearthly delights by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, September 16, 2016

Landscape Art Is Pushed to New Limits in Arlington Arts Center’s ‘Strange Landscapes’ by Erin Devine, Washington City Paper, July 22, 2016

Mission District’s Peephole Cinema is Reason to Visit Orange Alley by Mary Ladd, SF Weekly,  December 14, 2015

Creating new opportunities for rising, young animators by Emily Thomas, The Temple News, October 20, 2015

Teaching Experience

2015 - Present, Instructor, Art, Design, and Digital Culture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2017 - Present, Instructor, Rutgers University, Experimental Interaction Design, New Brunswick, NJ

2019 - 2020, Instructor, Rutgers University, Design for the Digital, New Brunswick, NJ

2016 Instructor, Test Kitchen, The Hacktory, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Instructor, Maker Space Summer Camp, Abington Art Center, Philadelphia PA

2015 Instructor, Hand-Drawn Digital Animation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Instructor, Animation Workshop, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2015 Instructor, Introduction to Film and Media Studies, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2014 Instructor, Bicycle Power Generators, Department of Making + Doing, Philadelphia, PA

2013 - 2014, Design Associate, Public Interest GRFX, Philadelphia, PA

2012 – 2013, Hand Drawn Animator,, Philadelphia, PA

2012 – 2013 Artist Assistant for Joshua Mosley, Philadelphia, PA

2012 – 2013 MFA Lecturer, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011 – 2013 Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Drawing I, Painting I, Digital Photography I

2012, Instructor Painting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2012, Instructor Drawing, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA