Designer, Photographer, Art Director. Always looking for work :) avacreative@gmail.com , also ' Ava Creative ' on the FarceBuck.

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Work History

please see my Resume/CV in the portfolio section. contact k sobanja by email: avacreative@gmail.com you're also welcome to have a listen, on the house: http://solarshade.bandcamp.com http://www.last.fm/music/solar+shade more info: (partial) client list: The Coca-Cola Company, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Republic of France, European Union Chamber of Commerce, Cresta Motor Yachts, Bravos Boys, YY Sports, Sinopec - China Petrol, APCO Worldwide, Aloft Media (MN), Greening the Beige (beijing), the Grand Marais Playhouse and Arrowhead Center for the Arts (MN), WTIP Radio (MN), The Stone Boat Cafe (ritan park, beijing), the Bridge Cafe (beijing), Tuk Tuk Thai (beijing), Beijing Improv, Beijing Actors Workshop, the Beijing Bookworm, CAFA (central academy of fine arts, beiing), Fugly Street Couture, Shi Ji Jia Ming Exhibition Services, JSX Design, Ai Zhi Jian, Zia Dragon, poet Bob Marcacci, Subterranean/Driftwords poets, Semilla Mia, Tommy's Garage, Exotic Cafes, Sun Dainty, Customer 1st, Anda Accounting Services, Northern Wilds Media Inc., Taproot Botanicals, AWA, Cook County Chamber of Commerce Websites: http://bravosboyz.com http://www.crestamotoryachts.com/ (original site, not current) Tributaries: https://sites.google.com/site/driftwordsjournal/tributaries VERSE / SHORT FICTION: http://sites.google.com/site/driftwordsjournal publications: Fig. 12 (walker art center), Human Seeking Same (walker art center), Spectra Anthology (spectra), Furrow Anthology (u of wisc), Driftwords Anthology (independent) ART / FILM / VIDEO: Photos exhibited at the Soap Factory, (c/o the Walker Art Center -mpls) // "Lure Cuisine" video-45mins (screenings: walker art center, grand marais art colony) // "Halo Lava" drawings (dunn bros coffee), Art exhibited at the Johnson Heritage Post (grand marais, mn), Art & Sculptures exhibited at La Rica Mar (mpls), various works in galleries at 798 Dashanzi Art District (Beijing, China) JOURNALISM, PHOTOJOURNALISM, RADIO: Photos, articles, and field reportage for: The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Pulse Magazine (mpls / st paul), Radio K (KUOM mpls), KFAI Radio (mpls), WTIP Radio (north shore MN) CURATORIAL / EVENT ORGANIZATION: Film series curator & lecturer for the Grand Marais Art Colony Film selection committee member for the Arctic Film Fest, MN Green Grooves - organizer/coordinator. Monthly concert series, Stone Boat, Ritan park, Beijing China Open Mic Nite - host, organizer. Multilingual weekly literary event, the Bookworm, Beijing Greening the Beige - Co-Founder, Creative Director. An Eco Arts festival featuring keynote speakers, workshops for kids and adults, art exhibits, concerts, theatrical performances, organic and sustainable vendors, etc. Beijing, China Night Train - poetry event, Beijing Capital Art Museum, China PERFORMANCE (literary, musical): US: The Woods (portland), Ella St Social Club (portland), Visual Arts Collective (boise), Stove Top (kennewick), Walker Art Center (mpls), Intermedia Arts (mpls), The Southern Theater (mpls), Arrowhead Center for the Arts (gm), The Grand Marais Art Colony (gm), // Beijing, China: IKEA, Star Live, Capital Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Yugong Yishan, D-22, the Stone Boat, the Bookworm, Jiang Jin Jiu, Dashanzi 798 (various), China WTC LANGUAGES / INSTRUMENTS: English, Spanish, Mandarin, and a little Hindi. Rhodes 73, Roland JP 8000, mono-synths, guitar, vibra/metallo-phones-etc, tablas, doumbek, darabuka, snare, found objects. PROCESSES / MEDIA: Film/video production (my teen & university studies), Adobe Creative Suite, various pigments, collage, wood/rubber block printing & hand-operated presses, wood/metal/found-object sculpture, new forms in origami and kirigami, silk-screening, hand-stitching, etc. Setting fire and axes upon junk and antiques, loosing hordes upon dying pianos, staining and weathering, waiting for patina and lichens, y'know, changin' it up. // Film: mostly a Contax 645, sometimes old hasselblads, 5x4 Sinar & Ebony railmounts, 1959 Nikon F // Digital: Sony a900 25megapixel. // Lenses: mostly Zeiss T* family

Education

observation, admiration, participation :)

Specialties

Affiliations

Greening the Beige, AVA Creative, The Green Long March, Hua Dan, Wo Kai, Driftwords Poets, KFAI Radio, WTIP Radio, Grand Marais Art Colony, Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Intermedia Arts, Kroznot New Media, North House Folk School, Solar Shade

Awards

- "all star" awarded @ Coroflot - counting on fingers & toes - smiles often at whateva - plays nicely with others

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