James Holland | james.cunning@gmail.com | artquotidian.com | Download_CV


2002 – 04     State University of New York at Buffalo | MFA Emerging Practices
2001 – 02     Visual Studies Workshop
1989 – 94     Cornell University | BA English, BFA Photography & Drawing

Teaching Experience

2009 – present
Eastern Connecticut State University
Adjunct Professor
Department of Art & Art History
Performing Arts Department

  • Digital Imaging and Online Media
  • Performance Art Practices
  • Introduction to Digital Art
  • Introduction to Studio Art
  • The Art of Everyday Life
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Experiential Anatomy & Embodied Practices
  • West African Drumming

University of Connecticut
Adjunct Professor
Department of Art & Art History

  • Digital Imaging
  • Color Photography

Manchester Community College
Adjunct Professor
Visual Fine Arts Program

  • New Media & Installation

2007 – 2009
Rochester Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor
Foundations Art Department
College of Imaging Arts & Sciences

  • Two Dimensional Design
  • Foundations Drawing Studio

2007 – 2009
University of Rochester
Adjunct Professor
Program of Movement and Dance

  • Creative Improvisation Through World Percussion
  • Body As Medium: Performance Art
  • Experiential Anatomy and Embodied Practices
  • Cross-Patterning and Bodywork

2008 – 2009
Nazareth College
Adjunct Professor
Creative Arts Therapy Deptartment

  • Cross-Patterning and Bodywork

2006 – 2007
Erie Community College
Assistant Professor
Art Department

  • Art Drawing I & II
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Design I
  • Art History I

NYSSSMA (New York State Summer School for Media Arts)
Hosted by Ithaca College
Head Instructor

  • Computer Art

2002 – 2006
State Univerity of New York at Buffalo
Adjunct Professor
Department of Visual Studies

  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Introduction to Computer Art and Design
  • Visual Theory, Aesthetics and Criticism
  • Time-Based Strategies
  • Constructed Body
  • Public Space

Daemen College
Adjunct Professor
Art Department

  • Computer Rendering

1998 – 2000
ICP (International Center of Photography)
Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Photo II

Maine Photographic Workshops
Teaching Assistant

  • Young Photographers Workshops
  • Personal Photography (Asst. to Eugene Richards)

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

July 2012
Burren College of Art
Balleyvaughan, Ireland

2012 – 2013
Billings Forge Community Works
Hartford, CT

Berkshire Taconic Foundation
Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund Recipient
in collaboration with Artspace New Haven

“Thanatopolis,” October 9, 2010
Prize and Artist Residency

2002 – 2004
State University of New York at Buffalo
College Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences
Teaching Assistantship, Department of Visual Studies

The Photography Institute (TPI)
Fellowship, National Graduate Seminar
Hosted by Columbia University

Solo Exhibitions

November 2014
Auto/Geography: Meanderings and Drawings
Pegasus Gallery
Middletown, CT

April 2012
Low Lives 4
Broadcast from Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT

April 2004
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
Buffalo, NY

Group Exhibitions

June 2012
Artspace, New Haven
New Haven, CT
Exhibition Review, New Haven Independent, June 15, 2012

Oct 2011
We Are Cable
The Alternative Space, Artspace New Haven

Oct 2010
I-Park, Juried Prize/ Exhibition

June 2009
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Rochester, NY

Feb 2006
Kitchen Distribution Company
Buffalo, NY

Sept 2005
Terra Verte
Observations on Contemporary Environmental Issues
Center for the Arts
University at Buffalo

April 2003
Currency Exchange
Univeristy of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

Images as Projections
Warren Robbins Gallery
Ann Arbor, MI

Young Photography: Multiple Expressions

  • School of The Museum of Fine Arts
  • Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo
  • Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Sensitized Spaces
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

The projected Image: Visual to Political

  • JRWU Arts and Crafts Center, Gainsville, FL
  • Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University

Editorial Experience

2001 – 2002
News Editor, Afterimage
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Exhibition Reviews

Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA [AI]

Kapawani Kiwanga: Safe Passage
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Cambridge, MA [AI]

In The Holocene
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Cambridge, MA [AI]

Insite/Out: Practicing Place/ Being Community
Exhibition Catalog Essay
Artspace, New Haven
New Haven, CT

Afterimage, The Journal of Cultural Criticism [AI]
keyword “james cunning holland”

“A Corpus Lives On”
Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom
List Visual Arts Center, MIT

“Persistence of Vision”
Freeport [No. 004]: Peter Hutton
Peabody Essex Museum

Book Reviews

2002 – present
Afterimage, The Journal of Cultural Criticism

“Violence, Six Sideways Reflections,” Slavoj Zizek
“Representing Death in the News: Journalism, Media and Mortality,” Folker Hanusch
“Imaging Her Erotics,” Carolee Schneemann
“The Visual Culture of American Religions,” Morgan
“Reading The Figural,” D.N. Rodowick
“Death’s Showcase,” Ariella Azoulay

Curatorial Experience

Fall 2013 – present
Gallery Coordinator
Artspace Windham Gallery
ArtSpace Windham
Willimantic, CT

Curatorial/ Collaborative Performance Projects

April 2012
Stations of the Frog
in collaboration with Alycia Bright Holland
and students from two sections of Art in the Everyday
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT

April 2012
Turned Codes
Co-director, Freshman Showcase
Performing Arts Department
Eastern connecticut State University

April 2011
in collaboration with Ted Efremoff
and students from two sections of Art in the Everyday
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT

March 4 2010
The Ivory Tower
as part of # Class, Winkelman Gallery
Organized by Sharon Butler
New York, NY
(Selected as a “Critics Pick” in Artforum for 2010)

Dec 2010
Pleasure Beach
Collaborated with Dr. David Pellegrini in the Fall production, “Pleasure Beach.”
Eastern Connecticut State University.

2010 – 2011
Bread Cycle Works
in collaboration with project organizer, Ted Efremoff
Billings Forge Community Works
Hartford, CT

Nov 2008 & Nov 2009
Doyndoy Africa I & II
James Holland, Artistic Director
University of Rochester
Program of Movement and Dance

Apr 2009
Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Dance Separtment, SUNY College at Brockport
Annual Spring Concert, Hartwell Theater

ISMETA 20th Anniversary Celebration
ARTWalk Rochester
KTD, Inc. Concert

Nov 2007
Woman: Claiming Courage, Breathing Spirit
Choreographed by Darwin Prioleau
Danscore, SUNY College at Brockport

May 2005
Glass House Refractions
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Buffalo, NY
Invitational Exhibit Curated by James Holland

April 2002
Into The Manifold:
A participatory Event Exploring Imaged and Embodied Presence

James Holland, Artistic Director
Visual Studies Workshop
Rochester NY