Susan Joy Rippberger has lived in Santa Barbara, El Paso, San Francisco, Mexico City, Cuernavaca, and now calls Oakland home. She has an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, a Ph.D. in International Education and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in International Education from UCSB, and a BA in Sociology from UCLA. Her work as professor, researcher and visual artist is grounded in social theory and cultural studies. Her interest in visual art focuses on installation, video, and performance theory; the latest, Envolturas, is a collaborative installation project with economist Juan Mendoza, and solo performance of Night Angel, in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México 2010. Other exhibitions include The Slip Dance and Dancing with Diego performances, Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP), Mission District, San Francisco 2010; Dancing with Diego, performance, video in Arsenal Film Festival, “Ordinary aliens longing for marriage in mysterious homelands,” Berlin, Germany 2010; the Lingering, performance in Adobe Bookstore window, for “Inside-Out Project,” Mission District, San Francisco 2000; Slip Grid: sculpture, Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP), Mission District, San Francisco 2009; Fiestas Patrias solo photography exhibition, Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute 2007. Honors and Grants: Sol Aramendi Residency, Crane Street Studios, New York City 2008; Civic Engagement Grant for arts-based programs in U.S. and Mexican schools 2005. Art Related Activities: Workshop leader and New Genres Consultant, Queens Museum of Art, New York 2008; Consultant for Arts Enrichment Initiative, San José, California 2005.
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Susan Joy Rippberger, 2011