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Oscar G. Torres : Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
The Interactive Telecommunications Program ( I.T.P. )
Class of 2009, Master of Professional Studies

State University of New York at Purchase College
Class of 2003, Bachelor of Fine Art, Concentration in Graphic Design

State University of New York at Westchester Community College
Class of 1999, A.A.S. Concentration in Fine Art


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012:
• “Postanalog” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2010:
• “An Das Gerät!” ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany
• “An Das Gerät!” Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
• “Art, Design, and the Arduino: a lineage” Curated by Alicia Gibb, The NYC Resistor, NY, NY

2009:
• Gizmodo Gallery, NY, NY
• Sony Wonder Technology Lab, NY, NY
• I.T.P. Spring Show, Tisch Shool of the Arts, New York University, NY

2008:
• I.T.P. Winter Show, Tisch Shool of the Arts, New York University, NYC
• N.I.M.E., Exit Art, NYC
• I.T.P. Spring Show, Tisch Shool of the Arts, New York University, NYC

2007:
• I.T.P. Winter Show, Tisch Shool of the Arts, New York University, NYC

2006:
• Reverie of Revelry – A Dream State of Festivities, Gallery MC, NYC

2005:
• Everlasting Presence, The Melody Weir Gallery, NYC **
• Sunshine: An Analysis of Love, Art In Chaos Gallery, DUMBO, NY**
• Playing Pretend, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
• Detour 2005, Prisma Productions, Newark NJ

2002:
• Art+Design Auction, Perception Lab, SUNY Purchase, NY

2001:
• Color Blind 2001, Perception Lab, SUNY Purchase, NY

• Best of the School of A+D, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY Purchase, NY

1999:
• Emerging Artists, The Schoolhouse Galleries, Croton Falls, NY

1997:
• Mural, Physical Education Building, Woodlands H.S., Hartsdale, NY

• Mural, W.I.S.E. Classroom, Woodlands H.S., Hartsdale, NY

• Gallery Exhibit, Library at Woodlands H.S., Hartsdale, NY

**solo shows marked by asterisk


ARTIST’S TALKS

NPR – Tell Me More “Latino Hackers: Encouraging Innovation” 2013
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=231446086

Moderator of “Funding your Tech Startup” Session At #LATISM Conference 2013
Speakers: Mitch Kapor, David S. Rose, William Crowder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CAfXgVvr7uU#t=11132

Art Directors Club “A Hacker’s Perspective” 2013
http://vimeo.com/57561864

WNYC, New Tech City “NYC Tech Reacts to Government Surveillance” 2013
http://www.wnyc.org/story/297720-nyc-tech-reacts-government-surveillance/

Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon 2012
http://on.aol.com/video/hackathon-winner–thingscription-517374309

2009:
• “Building Painting Machines” BarCamp 2009, New York University, NY
• “Art Robotica” The New York Times Company, New York, NY.

2008:
• “Flash Interactive Design” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
• “Sky Gazer” The Change You Want To See Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
• “Interactive Media in the Physical World” Grey Group, New York, NY
• “Graphic Arts” Pan American International High School, Long Island City, NY

2005:
• “Graphic Arts” SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY


GRANTS & AWARDS

2009:
• Robert M. Greenberg Scholarship, Interactive Telecommunication Program,
Tisch School of the Art, NYU

2008:
• Jumpintotomorrow.com Breakthrough Technology Award for Helios Power Tree

2007:
• Ad Critic Featured Site of the Week- August- tanquerayrangpur.com

2006:
• Flashkit.com Featured Site of the Week- May- blubee.com

2005:
• Mattel Rave Reviews for outstanding work

2004:
• The Canadian Web Awards- www.HaimBargig.com
• The Golden Web Award- www.HaimBargig.com

2003:
• The Communicator Award of Distinction- Corporate Booklet
• The Golden Web Award- www.gocdp.com

2002:
• The Advertising Club of Westchester “Big W’ gold award- Logo design
• The Advertising Club of Westchester “Big W’ gold award- CD package

1999:
• SUNY Purchase College, Visual Arts Scholarship
• SUNY Westchester Community College ” Key Award” for leadership


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016:
Keen Home Inc., Creative Director, NY, NY. 02/2015 – 03/2016

2012:
Miner Labs, Inc., Co-founder & CTO, Brooklyn, NY. 05/2012 – 02/2016

College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Adjunct Professor, Staten Island NY. 01/2012 – 01/2013
Taught “Introduction to Design and Digital Media Environments”, “Intro. to Digital Imaging” and “Web Design, Graphics, and Theory”.

2010:
SUNY Westchester Community College, Adjunct Faculty, Valhalla, NY. 09/2009 – 06/2010

Blubee Media LLC, Founder, Creative Director, NY, NY. 06/2009 – Present

Grey Group, Senior Interactive Designer, NY, NY. 04/2010 –06/2011
Worked on interactive and web projects for various clients including, Pringles, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and other large brands.

2008:
Eyebeam R&D labs, Sustainable Technology Intern, NY, NY

2006-2007:
Grey Worldwide, Yerg, Creative Director-Web, NY, NY

2005-2006:
Grey Worldwide, Vision at Grey, Art Director-Web, NY, NY

2004-2005:
Grey Worldwide, New Business, Senior Multimedia Designer, NY, NY

2003-2004:
Mattel inc. Graphic Designer, NY, NY


BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS

The New York Times, Gadgetwise:
http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/look-whats-on-display-at-gizmodos-gallery/

NPR – Code Switch “Tell Me More: Dispatches From #Latism”
http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/09/20/224456230/tell-me-more-dispatches-from-latism

ABC 7, Local News:
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=7029233

The Daily News Article:
http://www.nydailynews.com/tech_guide/galleries/news_gets_sneak_peek_at_the_gizmodo_gallery/news_gets_sneak_peek_at_the_gizmodo_gallery.html#ph2

The Daily News Video:
http://www.nydailynews.com/tech_guide/2009/09/23/2009-09-23_gadget_heaven_for_geeks_at_gizmodo.html

The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/video/gizmodo-gallery-of-great-and-useless-gadgets/C23E68CC-D702-4883-A573-AB50C8E58631.html

M.E. Design Magazine “TREE POWERED”
http://www.medesignmag.com/talent/1361/tree-powered/

Matt Buchanan. “Jackson Pollock’s Soul Trapped Inside a Robot”, gizmodo.com
http://gizmodo.com/5248165/jackson-pollocks-soul-trapped-inside-a-robot

Alana Range, “A Pianocktail, Anyone?: The ITP Winter Show”
Science & the City, New York Academy of Sciences. 1/9/2009
http://www.nyas.org/Publications/Media/PodcastDetail.aspx?cid=20295134-c673-468b-a958-629a95c71c29

Jonah Brucker-Cohen, “Dome creates music from hand gestures”
blog.makezine.com Dec 10, 2008
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/12/dome_creates_music_from_h.html

Phillip Torrone, “ITP Winter Show 2008 – Best of show…”, blog.makezine.com
10/18/08
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/12/itp_winter_show_2008_best_of_show_p.html

Evan Ackerman, “Electricity Grows On Helios Power Tree”, www.ohgizmo.com,
05/14/2008
http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/05/14/electricity-grows-on-helios-power-tree/

S.E. Kramer, “Helios Power Tree’s leaves charge your gadgets”
dvice.com, 05/13/08
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/05/helios_power_tr.php

Conner Flynn, “Charge your gadgets with a tree”
slipperybrick.com, 05/13/08
http://www.slipperybrick.com/2008/05/charge-your-gadgets-by-tree/

Oscar G. Torres, “Helios – The Power Tree”
Itp.nyu.edu,
http://itp.nyu.edu/sigs/sustainable/helios-the-power-tree

L Magazine, exhibition announcement , New York, NY, February 2006

Ramble Underground, “Artist’s Studio,” Winter 2006
Studio”http://www.rambleunderground.org/underground_winter06_018.htm

Blog Press:

Art Robotica Project/ Jackoon
http://dvice.com/archives/2009/05/jackoon-paintin.php
http://www.robotliving.com/2009/05/12/jackoon-art-bot/
http://botropolis.com/2009/05/jackoon-the-soul-of-jackson-pollock-in-a-robot-body/
http://theawesomer.com/jackoon-painting-robot/13263/
http://www.robotsnob.com/archives/2009/05/jackoon-robotic-painter.php
http://espvisuals.blogspot.com/2009/05/jackoon-painting-robot.html
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20090511/painting-robots/
http://animalnewyork.com/2009/05/robot-makes-abstract-expressionist-artists-obsolete/
http://pcnews.ru/news/jackoon-oscar-265441.html
http://photohistory.tistory.com/5444
http://readweb.org/370-jackoon-robot-xudozhnik.html
http://www.klonblog.com/2009/05/13/jackoon-der-malroboter-fur-faule-kunstler/
http://topiclinks.boston.com/article/060q1Ty8NgdGa?q=Jackson+Pollock
http://www.fuse.tv/news/?article=060q1Ty8NgdGa
http://www.channels.com/episodes/show/4658875/ITP-Spring-show-2009
http://www.vimeo.com/4617620
http://news.ameba.jp/gizmodo/2009/06/39886.html
http://www.ar-lab.info/mt/weblog/archives/2009/06/artbots.html
http://yuiseki.tumblr.com/post/124524820/art-robotica-thesis-presentation-the-bee-hive
http://tuvisseisso.blogspot.com/2009/05/artbot-o-robo-pintor.html
http://whatconsumesme.com/2009/what-im-reading/jackson-pollocks-soul-trapped-inside-a-robot-geek-school-projects/

The Pianocktail
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/12/itp_winter_show_2008_best_of_show_p.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=grad-school-for-gadgeteer
http://toshio.typepad.com/b3_annex/2008/12/pianocktail.html
http://burning-piano.blogspot.com/2009/02/pianocktail-by-florica-and-oscar-from.html
http://vids.eu.org/view-id-2565761.html
http://www.swyyne.com/tag/pianocktail/
http://dodgystereo.blogspot.com/2009/03/pianocktail.html
http://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2008/12/pianocktail.html

Helios: The Power Tree
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/05/helios_power_tr.php
http://www.ecofriend.org/tags/helios-power-tree/
http://www.gizmowatch.com/entry/helios-power-tree-can-charge-your-gizmos
http://greenweb.federatedmedia.net/archives/251
http://www.slipperybrick.com/2008/05/charge-your-gadgets-by-tree/
http://www.maind.supsi.ch/?p=80