JADE THIRASWAS - photographer

Currently lives and works in Upstate New York and New Orleans, LA

 

Education

2018

MFA Photography & Related Media, Rochester Institute of Technology

2015

BFA Photography with a minor in Art History, Memphis College of Art

2013

Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts, abroad studies in Paris, France

2011

New Orleans Center for Creative Art, honors multidisciplinary art conservatory

2010

San Francisco Art Institute, Pre-College Program

 

Awards/ Grants/ Residencies

2018

Artist Residency, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York

 

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

The New York Times Portfolio Review

2014

Dr. Thomas Stern Memorial Prize in Photography

 

Photographer's Forum, Best of High School and College Photography winner

2013

Hohenberg Travelling Fellowship, Memphis College of Art

2011

Hyde Scholarship, Memphis College of Art

 

Helen A. Mervis Award, New Orleans Center for Creative Art

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

ETERNAL 4EVER, Glitch Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

AGENCY: a For Freedoms Initiative, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

 

Familiar / Familial, Photo-Emphasis online exhibition, www.photo-emphasis.com/familiar-familial

 

Terra Incognita, RIT MFA Thesis Exhibition, William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY

 

Memphis College of Art Biennial Alumni Exhibition (Honored Guest Artist)

2017

Draft 14, Gallery R, Rochester, NY

 

Local Talent, Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN

2016

MFA Work Share, William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY

2015

BFA 2015 Exhibition, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

 

Number Inc. Presents: Art of the South, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

SUNSET CLUB, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

 

Intersections in Photography, No Exit Gallery, Memphis, TN

2014

Feast for Eyes, Glitch Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

In Focus, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

 

Best in Class, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2013

In Living Color, No Exit Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

Hitting the Switch, Gallery 363, Memphis, TN

2012

Draw, Color, Line, Brinkley Plaza, Memphis, TN

2011

Looking to Learn, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

2010

15 x 4, New Orleans Center for Creative Art, Traveling Art Exhibition

 

World Peace, Louisiana State Capital, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Publication Features

2018

Interview and article on PDN.edu blog

 

Ain't Bad Magazine- Online Feature

2017

Draft Magazine, Vol. 14 & 15

2016

River Blood Magazine, Vol. 1

2015

Photographer's Forum, Best of High School and College Photography

2012

Axis Memphis Zine, Vol. 1 & 2

 

Workshops/ Work Experience

2019

Assistant to Artist and Educator Wendy Ewald

 

Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review

2018

Angkor Photo Festival Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Women Photograph Workshops at Photoville in Brooklyn, New York

 

Magnum Foundation, Photography & Social Justice Intern, New York City

2017

Graduate Photography Association, Club President, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Volunteer Photographer, Mary’s Place Refugee Center, Rochester, NY

 

Graduate Assistant, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

2016

Graduate Assistant for Gregory Halpern, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Magnum Photos, Assistant for the “Postcards From America” project, Memphis, TN

2015

Coordinator of Social Media, Art & Technology of Bridge Builders CHANGE, BRIDGES, Non-profit, Memphis, TN

 

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Bookbinding and Marquetry Workshop and Work-study

2014

Volunteer Photographer, Quan Am Buddhist Monastery and Temple, Memphis, TN

 

Internship, The Center for Book Arts, New York City

 

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Ceramics Workshop and Work-study

 

Gallery Curator, Brode Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2013

President, Student Government, Memphis College of Art

2011

Press Photographer, Jazz Festival, New Orleans, LA

2010

Photojournalism Workshop, “The Soul of New Orleans” Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

 

Skills/ Competencies

Technology

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Light Room, Adobe Premiere Pro, Ink Jet Printing, Film Scanning, Macintosh and PC systems, Microsoft Office, Studio Lighting, Analog and Digital SLRs, Digital Asset Management, Scanning

Arts

Digital Photography, Analog Photography (35mm, 120mm, and large format), Alternative Processes, Studio Lighting, Curatorial Experience, Drawing, Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Video, Book Arts, Installation

Work

Facilitation, Event-planning, Program Coordination, Social Media Management, Content Creation, Organization, Research, Presentation Preparation, Fundraising, Archival

Language

Fluent English, Intermediate French, Basic Thai

 

References

Wendy Ewald, artist & educator- wendytewald@gmail.com

Gregory Halpern, Rochester Institute of Technology- gregoryhalpern@gmail.com

Nick Marshall, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY- nmarshall@eastman.org