CURRICULUM VITAE PETRA FALLAUX

 
 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

 

            *  Ability to engage an audience in contemporary art forms in both text and exhibitions

            *  Expertise in improvisational quilting, fabric dyeing, shibori and screenprinting

            *  An analytical eye for art (installations) and creativity in (multi-) media productions

            *  Excellent communication, presentation, teaching, and coordination skills

            *  Demonstrated ability to manage projects and guide quality team efforts

            *  Readily transcend cultural and language differences; bilingual in English/Dutch

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Writing and Communications

• Researched and wrote numerous explanatory text panels for art gallery exhibitions

• Interviewed and prepared a wide variety of artist biographies and edited artist statements

• Researched, prepared, and wrote strategic plans, reports, memo's, grant proposals, as well as critical essays

• Developed expertise in targeting audiences through visual as well as print media

• Scripted, directed, and produced video projects, documenting and representing artists and their work

Curatorial

• Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s art galleries for over a decade (Miller Gallery and Hewlett Gallery)

• Curator and juror of exhibits in 2D and 3D mediums ranging from paintings, prints, photography,

   quilts, sculpture, architecture, communication, industrial and theater design, video (monitor and projection), 

hologram light, scientific equipment, computers, to multi-media and site-specific installations

• Panelist for private and government grant-making institutions to the arts (Heinz Endowments, ProArts/GPAA)

Presentation and Teaching

• Developed and taught cross-disciplinary university courses in design, media, film and psychology

• Facilitated three-day retreat on writing artist statements for thirty-two textile artists

• Lectured and organized readings, film and video viewings, and taught over one hundred video editing workshops

• Coordinated, prepared and taught review sessions in financial accounting, analysis, management and control

Management and Administration

• Expertise and extensive experience in long and short term planning, marketing, public relations, human resources
  and financial planning for award winning architecture, communication and design firm

• Supervised and coordinated daily operations of Carnegie Mellon's student video editing facility

• Participated in consulting group to improve ticketing operations at a multifaceted cultural institution

    

EDUCATION

Crow Barn, Baltimore, OH, Masterclass Improvisational Quilting 2014, 2012, 2010 & 2008 with Nancy Crow

Crow Barn, Baltimore, OH, Textiles Surface Design 2016, 2015 & 2014 with Claire Benn

Crow Barn, Baltimore, OH, True Colors 2011 & Color Mixing for Textile Dyers 2010 with Carol Soderlund

Crow Barn, Baltimore, OH, Improvisations 2008, Sets and Variables I and II, 2009, Line, Curves & Circles 2005,
    and Strippiecing I and II 2003 & 2004 with Nancy Crow

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA, Master of Arts Management, with Highest Distinction, 1992

      H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and College of Fine Arts (Joint Degree)

University of Amsterdam The Netherlands, Master of Film Studies, with Highest Distinction, 1988

      Minors in Communication Science, Film and Performing Arts, and Theoretical Psychology

University of Leiden The Netherlands, Bachelor of Psychology, 1984

 

WORK AND TEACHING HISTORY

Independent Consulting Practice and Studio Artist Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-Present

Creative Director & CFO, Springboard Architecture Communication Design LLC  Pittsburgh, PA, 2002-Present

Director, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999-2003 & 2007-08

            for full exhibitions history click here

Director, Hewlett Gallery College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992-1999

            for full exhibition history click here

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

            Course: (Experimental) Moving Images and Meaning, Fall 1994, 1995, & 1996

Head Teaching Assistant The Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 1992

            Core MS/MAM course: Financial Management and Control

Manager, Video Editing Cluster Instructional Technology / College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990-92

Faculty Member of Pittsburgh Filmmakers Pittsburgh, PA, 1990-97

            Course: 'More than Meets the Eye: Nicolas Roeg and Wim Wenders'

Box Office Administrator & Subscriptions Supervisor

            The Music Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, House of The Dutch Opera and National Ballet, 1986-88

Assistant Professor of Film Studies University of Amsterdam, Spring 1986

            Course: 'Semiotics and Feminist Film Theory'

Visiting Professor of Film Studies University of Leiden, Fall 1985

            Course: 'Psychoanalysis, Women and Film'

 

GUEST CURATOR, JUROR, LECTURER, ARTIST AND FACILITATOR HISTORY

Juror 89th Regional Exhibition’17

            Opens: September 28, 2017

            Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Juror Ohio State Fair:2017 Fine Arts Exhibition

            Opens July 25, 2017

            Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH

Artist in Formations solo exhibition

            May 3– September 4, 2017

            Stitch, Southhampton, NY

Juror Quilt National’17

            May 26– September 4, 2017

            Dairy Barn, Athens, OH

Artist in exhibition Color Improvisations 2

            March 11 - August 28, 2016

            Museum Tuch + Technik, Neumünster Germany  

Juror Scapes by Pittsburgh Society of Artists

Facilitator Retreat on Artist Writing and Statements

            April 27-30, 2016

            Art Quilt Network, Columbus, OH

Juror 50th Anniversary Annual, Pittsburgh Society of Artists

            November 13, 2015 – January 17, 2016

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Juror First Impressions Group A

            April 17 – May 23, 2015

            Artist Image Resources, Pittsburgh, PA

Juror The New Collective

            November 22, 2012 - January 19, 2013

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist in exhibition Mystic Summit

            May 1-25, 2015

            Touchstone Center for the Arts, Farmington, PA

Juror Scapes by Pittsburgh Society of Artists

            September 15 – October 13, 2012

            Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Lecturer A.E.Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, FL

            Lecture: From Quilts to Art, March 31, 2012

Artist in exhibition: Material Matters

            March 28 –April 28, 2012

            A.E.Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, FL

Artist in exhibition: My Place

            September 2-23, 2011

            Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist in exhibition: Unveiled

            April 8 – May 22, 2011

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist in Formations solo exhibition

            April 30 – August 15, 2011

            Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Studio Facilitator of Colorful Patterns F.I.N.E Artist in residence,

            April 30 – May 21, 2011

            Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Lecturer Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, PA

            Artist Talk, May 10 & May 15, 2011

Juror Vitreous by Group A

            February 2 – March 18, 2007

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Juror and Panelist, Small Arts Initiatives

            May 2003, May 2004, Dec 2004

            The Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh PA

Juror and Panelist, Artists Opportunity Grants

            7/2006, 2/2006, 11/2005, 7/2005, 4/2005, 8/2004, & 5/2004

            ProArts/GPPA, Pittsburgh PA

Lecturer Design History, Department of Design, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

            March 1998 & 1999, October 2000, 2001 & 2002

            Lecture: Quotation in Composition in Film

Juror Visual arts grant for Pittsburgh emerging visual artist

            October 2002

            The Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh PA

Juror Artists Market

            June 2002 & June 2004

            Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA

Juror & Curator Annual Art on View Exhibit

            May 2002

            Dairy Barn, Athens, OH

Juror & Panelist Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg PA

            Visual Arts Grants, 2001

Juror Pittsburgh (Emerging) Artist of the Year, Pittsburgh, PA

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, October 26, 2000

Lecturer Interdisciplinary Arts College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

            Lecture: How Media Artists Have Evolved April, 1998

Juror Brewhouse Space 101, Pittsburgh, PA

            Program Selection1998-99 Season, May 1998

Lecturer Contemporary Issues in Design CFA, Department of Design, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

            Lecture: Copyright Law and the Arts March 20, 1996

Juror ( Ig zib’it) Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA

            Group A Annual Exhibition, May 1995

Juror Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh PA

            Emerging Media Artist Grants 1995 and 1996

Lecturer Exhibition Design CFA, Department of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

            Lecture: From Exhibit to Installation Feb 1996

Juror Alumni House, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

            Class of 1992 Sculpture Gift Competition 1994

Juror C.A.G.E. (Cincinnati Arts Group Effort) Cincinnati, OH

            Program Selection for 1993-94 exhibition season

 

HONORS & SPECIAL SKILLS

Valedictorian, Class of MAM'92 The Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1992

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award The Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1992

Dean's List The Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, Fall 1990, Spring & Fall '91, & Spring '92

Master's Thesis with Highest Honors 'The Labyrinth of Roeg; Nothing is what it seems,' Amsterdam, 1988

Languages Fluent in Dutch and English (EUROCERT with Honors), basic knowledge of German and French

Technical Proficiency in sewing, quilt design, fabric dyeing and screenprinting, print design and photography

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Pittsburgh, PA, Video Production I & II & Independent, 1988-1990

CREA Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Black and White Photography I & II, 1986-87