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Alina Tenser
brooklyn, NY



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ALINA TENSER
Born in Kiev, Ukraine
(212) 495-9040
alinatenser.com

Education
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University, Sculpture + Extended Media. Richmond, VA.
BFA School of the Visual Arts. New York, NY.

Awards and Residencies
2012 Recess Sessions resident, New York, NY.
2012 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Recipient. $20,000.
2012 Recipient of Graduate Grant form Virginia Commonwealth University. $1,500.
2003 Recipient of Senior Traveling Grant from the School Of Visual Arts. $1,000.


Select Exibitions
2012 Crest, group show at 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA.
2012 Almost Famous, group show at Reynolds Gallery, Richmond VA.
2012 Suzanne, group show at Artistsphere, Washington D.C.
2012 Whiff of Black Ice Thesis exhibition at Anderson Gallery, Richmond Va
2012 ONWALLS group show at FAB Gallery, Richmond Va
2011 Spit Shine MFA candidacy group show at 5 east 2nd street. Richmond, VA
2011 Soft Power group show at NURTUREart. Brooklyn, NY
2008 *Lull and Alluminium installation at the “Arts Under the Bridge” Festival. Brooklyn, NY.
2008 Theory and Practice group show at Gallery Afferro. Nuwark, NJ.
2007 Lets Bolt group show at CSV Center. New York , NY.
2006 Heartache, group show at Fish and Fowl. Chicago, IL.
2006 Oscillating Ocelot group show at 2221 W. Division. Chicago, IL.
2004 Manifold Abatement group show at Mockbee Gallery. Cincinnati, OH.
2003 Metamalgamate group show at Mobile Gallery. Cincinnati, OH.
2002 Living Room group show at Dumbo Art Festival. Brooklyn, NY



Professional Experience
2010-2012, Virginia Commonwealth University.
2012 Director of Summer Studio Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Responsibilities included coordinating the program and teaching Professional Practices course.
2012 Teacher Assistant for Tara Stickstein’s class, Sculpture for Non-Majors. Responsibilities included teaching 11 studio classes and developing four assignments.
2011 Teacher Assistant to Michael Jones Mckean’s class, Basic Sculpture II. Responsibilities included assisting with technical demos and helping with project development.
2011 Adjunct Professor for Summer Practicum, an Advanced Sculpture course. Responsibilities included teaching, coordinating, and preparing 4 lectures.
2011 Visiting Artist Coordinator. Responsibilities included coordinating the Artist’s visit and making announcements and posters to advertise the visit.
2010 Woodshop Technician. Responsibilities included promoting safety in the woodshop and helping with technical questions.

2005-2008 – Art Handling Experience
2007-2008 Art Packer at Surround Art, Brooklyn NY. Responsibilities included making custom containers and custom packaging for artwork.
2006-2009 Freelance art-handler for Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York NY. Responsibilities included packing, transporting, installing, and deinstalling artwork at the gallery and at Art Fairs.
2006 Art Packer at BoxArt, Brooklyn NY. Responsibilities included making custom containers and custom packaging for artwork.
2005-2006 Freelance Art Handler for Pocahontas and Zarathustra, Brooklyn NY. Responsibilities included packing, transporting, installing, and deinstalling artwork at galleries, private residences, and Art Fairs.

2004-2005 Art Department at FAO Schwarz Toys, New York NY. Responsibilities included creating window and in-store displays.
2002-2004 Wood Shop Technician at School of Visual Arts, New York NY. Responsibilities included promoting safety in the woodshop and helping with technical questions.
2002-2004 Artist Assistant to Jeanne Silverthorne, New York NY. Responsibilities included sewing, working with casting, assembling, and installing Jeanne’s artwork.
 








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