william mazza | portfolio

EXHIBITS & PERFORMANCES

2018 Video artist, "What it is", Something else! festival, recorded video projection with Melanie Dyer (viola), James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), William Parker (bass), Patricia Nicholson (dance, text), TA Thompson (drums), Devin Brahja Waldman (alto sax), Hamilton, ON, Canada.

2018 Performing artist, "Free Jazz | Social Justice : Revolutionary Music Art Thought", real-time painting projections, during four sets of music, words, dance, A Vision Festival Night, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

2018 Video artist, "Hope Cries for Justice", Something else! festival, recorded video projection with Patricia Nicholson (dance, text), William Parker (bass, ngoni), Hamilton, ON, Canada.

2018 Video artist, "Hope Cries for Justice", recorded video projection with Patricia Nicholson (dance, text), William Parker (bass, ngoni), Aphohadion Theater, Portland, ME.

2018 Performing artist, real-time painting projections during four sets of improvisational music, words, dance, Vision Festival 23, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.

2018 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", real-time painting projections as performing member of Patricia Nicholson's R&R, including Patricia Nicholson (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Melanie Dyer (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), and special guests Andrea Wolper (voice) and Mixashawn Rosie (voice, alto sax, eletric mandolin) Justice Is Compassion / Action Is Power, The Clemente, NYC, NY.

2017 Exhibiting artist, "Open (Call): TRUTH", group exhibit, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.

2017 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", real-time painting projections as performing member of Patricia Nicholson's R&R, including Patricia Nicholson (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Melanie Dyer (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), An die Musik, Baltimore, MD.

2017 Performing artist, "Songs for a Free World", real-time painting in collaboration with Patricia Nicholson's multidisciplinary project "Songs for a Free World", featuring dance with music composed and conducted by the Oliver Lake and William Parker big bands, Vision 22, Judson Memorial Church, NYC, NY.

2017 Performing artist, real-time painting projections, Vision 22 Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NYC, NY.

2017 Exhibiting artist, "For These Times", group exhibit, Judson Memorial Church, NYC, NY, with Tim Clifford, Kit Fitzgerald, Inner City Projects, Maya Misra, and Ted Riederer.

2016 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", real-time painting projections as performing member of Patricia Nicholson's R&RR, including Patricia Nicholson and Jason Jordan (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Melanie Dyer (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), Connie Crothers Memorial, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.

2016 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", real-time painting projections in collaboration with Patricia Nicholson's R&R, including Patricia Nicholson and Jason Jordan (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), Raza Y Resistance / Race & Resistance, El Taller Latino Americano, NYC, NY.

2016 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", real-time painting projections in collaboration with Patricia Nicholson's R&R, including Patricia Nicholson and Jason Jordan (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), Evolving Series, private loft, NYC, NY.

2015 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", real-time painting projections in collaboration with Patricia Nicholson's R&R, including Patricia Nicholson and Jason Jordan (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), Dissident Arts Festival, Shapeshifter Labs, Brooklyn, NY.

2015 Performing artist, "Resurrection Revolution (R&R)", Vision Festival 20, real-time painting in collaboration with Patricia Nicholson's R&R, including Patricia Nicholson and Jason Jordan (dance), Jason Kao-Hwang (viola), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), Judson Church, NYC, NY.

2015 Performing artist, "Spacial Tendencies" project, six-day performative painting project, Vision Festival 20, Judson Church, NYC, NY.

2015 Exhibiting artist, "Evolving Pop-up: Our Earth/Our World", Group Show, Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC, NY, with Jeff Schalnger and Carolyn Monastra.

2014 Performing artist, "Spacial Tendencies V", real-time digital painting projections, NYsoundCircuit 5.1, DiMenna Center, NYC, NY.

2012 Performing artist, "Spacial Tendencies IV", real-time digital painting projections NYsoundCircuit 3.3, DiMenna Center, NYC, NY.

2012 Performing artist, "Spacial Tendencies III", real-time digital painting projections, NYsoundCircuit 3.2, DiMenna Center, NYC, NY.

2012 Performing artist, "Spacial Tendencies II", real-time digital painting projections, NYsoundCircuit 3.1, DiMenna Center, NYC, NY.

2011 Performing artist, "Spacial Tendencies I", real-time digital painting projections, NYsoundCircuit 2.4, DiMenna Center, NYC, NY.

2011 Performing artist, "In Vanity Part 4 of 4", performative drawing project, NYsoundCircuit 2.3, Brecht Forum, NYC, NY.

2011 Performing artist, "In Vanity Part 3 of 4", performative drawing project, NYsoundCircuit 2.2, Brecht Forum, NYC, NY.

2010 Performing artist, "In Vanity Part 2 of 4", performative drawing project, NYsoundCircuit 2.1, Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC, NY.

2010 Performing artist, "In Vanity Part 1 of 4", performative drawing project, NYsoundCircuit 1.2, Brecht Forum, NYC, NY.

2008 Performing artist, "Together We will Create A Place for Music Art and Thinking", Performative Drawing and Installation, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC, NY.

2008 Performing artist, real-time painting projections as part of improvisational dance/music/painting event with Patrica Nicholson (dance) and William Parker (bass) at Vision Collaboration Festival, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, NYC, NY.

2007 Performing artist, real-time painting projections as part of improvisational dance/music/painting event Patrica Nicholson (dance) and William Parker (bass), Movement Research Fall Festival, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, NYC, NY.

2007 Performing artist, "Vision XII Graph Project", six-day performative drawing project and installation, Vision Festival XII, Angel Orensanz Center, NYC, NY

2006 Performing artist, real-time painting projections as part of improvisational dance/music/painting event with Yoshiko Chuma & Patricia Nicholson (dance), and Kidd Jordan (saxophone) & William Parker (bass), VIsion Collaboration Festival, 14th Street Y, NYC, NY.

2006 Performing artist, performative drawing, Vision Festival XI, Angel Orensanz Center, NYC, NY.

2005 Exhibiting artist, group Exhibit, Matzo Files, Streit's Matzo Bakery, NYC, NY.

2001 Exhibiting artist, "Fifth Annual Exhibit of Saltonstall Visual Artists", State of the Art, Ithaca, NY.

2001 Exhibiting artist, Upstate Invitational", Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY.

2000 Exhibiting artist, "Made In New York 2000", Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY.

2000 Exhibiting artist, "But Is It Art?", Community Folk Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY.

1998 Exhibiting artist, "Exquisite Corpse", group exhibition, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY.

1997 Exhibiting artist, "Desire", group exhibition, Artful Lodger, Clinton, NY.

1996 Exhibiting artist, "Expert Alterations", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1995 Exhibiting artist, "Keeping Up With the Jones’s", installation, In The Window–On The Rise, Syracuse, NY.

1995 Exhibiting artist, "Phenology Defined", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1994 Exhibiting artist, "Small Objects", group exhibition, Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY.

1994 Exhibiting artist, "Appliance Art", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1994 Exhibiting artist, "Return to Starting Position", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1993 Exhibiting artist, "New Right? An Examination of Hate Groups and the New Right", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1993 Exhibiting artist, "Stone Soup: Fax Art", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1993 Exhibiting artist, "Members’ Show: Grand Reopening of Altered Space", group exhibition, Altered Space, Syracuse, NY.

1992 Exhibiting artist, "Earth to Sky" Set Design, Open Hand Puppet Theater, Syracuse, NY.

1992 Exhibiting artist, "Liberate Culture", mural, Earthbound, Syracuse, NY.

1992 Exhibiting artist, "Water", group exhibition, State of the Arts Gallery, Ithaca, NY.

1991 Exhibiting artist, "Skaneateles Arts Expo", group exhibition, Skaneateles, NY.

1991 Exhibiting artist, "Phantom Galleries II", group exhibition, Peace Groove II, Syracuse, NY.

1991 Exhibiting artist, "Phantom Galleries I", group exhibition, Peace Groove I, Syracuse, NY.

1991 Exhibiting artist, "Screwed Beautiful", collaborative installation, In The Window–On The Rise, Syracuse, NY.

1991 Exhibiting artist, "Art Labor", group exhibition, Cafe Margeux, Syracuse, NY.

1991 Exhibiting artist, "Objects", solo exhibition, Cafe Margeux, Syracuse, NY.

Related Projects | Community Arts

Belladonna* Board member (as of 2017). Previously brand consultant, content production, designer, volunteer for this non-profit feminist avant-garde performance and publishing collective. Including book and graphic design. belladonnaseries.org2002 - current.

Arts For Art / Vision Festival Performing Artist, member, brand consultant, designer for this internationally respected interdisciplinary non-profit. Including digital and print design such as branding, marketing, advertising, media packaging, and apparel. artsforart.org2004 - current

Matzo Files Board Member, collaborative flat-file gallery installed at Streit's Matzo Bakery, NYC, NY. 2004-2005.

Sing It Down: Songs to Close the School of the Americas Co-founder of multi-media tour including musicians, speakers, video. Responsibilities included management, negotiation and booking; database design, marketing and publicity, including digital, print, and media design.1997-2002.

Syracuse Alternative Media Network (SAMN) Freelance production staff, including research, grant-assistance, copy-editing, and development of marketing materials.1997-2000.

Eastside Neighborhood Arts, Culture & Technology (ENACT). Board member, co-founder of proposed community arts center. Participated in development, capital campaign, PR, and by-laws committees. Outgrowth of Altered Space Community Arts (see below).1997-2000.

Altered Space Community Arts Member artist of collectively-run gallery and studio space with a mission to encourage community involvement in the works of artists. Responsibilities included conception and execution of over 50 exhibitions, workshops, poetry readings, and performances. Altered Space is currently codeveloping the ENACT project (see above).1992-2000.

EDUCATION

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, BFA, 1985-1989

Middlesex Polytechnic, Middlesex, England, joint study, 1987-1988

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