CV

Cecilia McKinnon

mckinnoncecilia [at] gmail.com

instagram @ce.lion

Education and Relevant Training

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, BFA Art Studio, 2010–2015

Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Non-degree Art Studio (exchange), 2013–2014

Land Arts of the American West, University of New Mexico, 2012

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Pre-Existing Conditions, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM

Fun + Games, Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque, NM

Salvage Memory Hotline (with GRAFT), SOMOS ABQ, Albuquerque, NM

Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

For Cryin’ Out Loud, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Clearance! Clearance! Clearance!, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2016

Home Remedies (solo), Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Home + Garden (with GRAFT), All Kinds Festival, Albuquerque, NM

Q + A, Freestyle Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

New Cartography, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Rally (with GRAFT), Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2015

Stolen Objects, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Phantom Limb (solo), GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2014

Boundless Horizons, Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2013

Vast Horizons: Shared Raisins, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia

Boundless Horizons, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

Trouple Trouple Trouple, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2012

Connecting Liminal Nowhere, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Performances + Screenings

2016

The Destructors, Basement Films A/V Show, Southwest Film Center, Albuquerque, NM

ReView (screening), Our Land Symposium, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

Bloodbath, Freestyle Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Back-up Singer, Titwrench Festival, Denver, CO (with Milch de la Máquina)

The Destructors, Mouthpiece Performance Festival, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015

The Wedding, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Breaking and Entering, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Snare, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (with Milch de la Máquina)

2014

Café Concret Cabaret (screening), Café L’Artere, Montreal, QC

2012

Tales From the Mineshaft, The Glitter Factory, Albuquerque, NM

Displacements, Gatas Y Vatas Festival, Albuquerque, NM

Elegy, Gila Wilderness, NM

The Gatherer, Fire Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

White Hole, Titwrench Festival, Denver, CO (with Milch de la Máquina)

2011

Voices From the Wall, UNM Mock Wall, Albuquerque, NM

Selected Curatorial Projects + Events

2017

BEDTalks: Short Lectures, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (coordinator + host, 2015-present)

Gatas y Vatas Music Festival VII, Fusion Forum, Albuquerque, NM (visual arts coordinator)

Pendulum Performance Festival, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (coordinator)

Re | Source: Unpacking the Archive, Rainosek Gallery at UNM School of Architecture + Planning, Albuquerque, NM (curator)

Clearance! Clearance! Clearance!, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

2016

Q + A , Freestyle Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

New Cartography , GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

2015

Stolen Objects, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

Gatas y Vatas Music Festival, the VERA Project, Seattle, WA (graphic design + coordinator)

Workshops and Teaching

2017

Shadow Puppetry + Pageant Puppets, Arts Outreach, Los Olivos, CA (facilitator)

2015

Crankies: Moving Panoramas, Santa Ynez Valley High School, Santa Ynez, CA (facilitator)

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (facilitator)

2014

Intro to Screenprinting, Sidetracks Screenprint Collective, Montréal, QC (series, co-facilitator)

2013

Physical Theater and Stilting, Santa Ynez Valley High School, Santa Ynez, CA (facilitator)

2012

Pageant Puppets, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (facilitator)

Giant Puppets, Santa Ynez Valley High School, Santa Ynez, CA (facilitator)

Theater for Environmental Awareness, Ecocantera, San Juan, PR (co-facilitator)

Press

La Palma, Marina. “Review: Cryin’ Out Loud,” THE Magazine. June 1, 2017, V. 25, No. 9

Grimason, Maggie. “A Stitch in Time,” Alibi Weekly. November 3, 2016, V. 25, No. 44.

Bibliography

“Pre-Existing Conditions at Sanitary Tortilla Factory” The Rib. Jan 4, 2018, online publication.

Awards and Grants

2017

Fulcrum Fund, 516 Arts + Andy Warhol Foundation (with GRAFT)

SOMOS ABQ Featured Public Artist (with GRAFT)

Harwood Surface Solo Exhibition Award

Collections

Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV