CV & Contact

MICK LORUSSO

(b. Providence, RI, USA, 1981)

EDUCATION

  • MFA San Francisco Art Institute — San Francisco, CA, USA— May 2011

  • BA The Colorado College —Colorado Springs, CO, USA— May 2004

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Westridge School for Girls, STEAMWork Design Studio Assistant and EdTech Partner, Pasadena, CA, USA, July 2020-Present
  • UCLA Sci|Art Lab and Studio Summer Institute, Instructor, California Nano Systems Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 2014-Present
  • Genesis Innovation Lab at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, STEAM Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 2018-Present
  • UCLA Art|Sci Center, California Nano Systems Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA, Exhibition and Program Manager, Jan 2014-Jan 2017
  • Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA, USA, Curatiorial Assistant (temporary), Oct 2015-July 2016, Family day, installation and texts for WETWARE: art|agency|animation

ARTIST RESIDENCIES/ FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS

  • Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Artist in Residence, delivered Art in Awareness Yoga workshops and kits for the unhoused population of Hollywood, combining visual arts processes with Kundalini Yoga meditations, LA, CA, USA, 2020-2021
  • Coalesce Center for Biological Arts, “Umwelt Microbiana” collaboration with Joel Ong, on microbiome in air, water, soil, and skin, Buffalo, NY, USA, May 2018
  • Matza Aletsch, Projects on the effects of climate change on Glaciers and microbes, Alps, Switzerland, Sept 2017
  • Rauschenberg Residency: Rising Waters Confab II, Captiva, FL, USA, May 2016
  • ArtMill Residency, Czech Republic, June 2014
  • Prix Ars Electronica 2013, Honorary Mention in Hybrid Art, Linz, Austria , for the project Microbial Schöppingen involving Microbial Fuel Cells, 2013
  • PLAND (Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation) Taos, NM, USA , with ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness Aug.-Sept. 2012
  • Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ, USA, resident artist and instructor, May – Aug. 2012
  • Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Schöppingen Germany, Participant of the Kraftwerk Künstlerdorf program, addressing energy through art and science.Nov. 2011 – Mar 2012
  • Colorado Art Ranch, Paonia, CO, USA, Public project on local energy sources & uses potentialenergycarbonconserves.wordpress.com Oct. – Nov 2011

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PUBLIC ART PROJECTS / CURATORIAL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Telluric Vibrations, Ars Electronica with the UCLA Art|Sci Center—Los Angeles, CA, USA 2020
  • Bio-Cultures, Supercollider (Nook Gallery)—Los Angeles, CA, USA 2019
  • Tool Box, LMAK Gallery, New York, NY, 2019
  • Comfort Level and Tool Box, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
  • International Open Air Expressions, Tokyo Denki University Saitama, Japan 2017
  • Macro-Micro-Nano Climate, Sanbancho Gallery Kawagoe, Japan 2017
  • Microbial Witness/Atlas, Art Sci Salon Cabinet Project Toronto, ON, CAN 2017
  • Microbial Witness/Atlas, Biocultura Santa Fe, NM, USA 2017
  • Water Canning, Current LA: Water Biennial Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Rising Waters, Rauschenberg Residency Captiva, FL, USA 2016
  • Arttextum.net, Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura, Madrid, Spain, 2012
  • ISEA2102: Machine Wilderness Local Residencies, UNM Taos Atrium, Taos, NM, USA 2012
  • ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness Residency Artists Exhibition, UNM Rainosek Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA 2012
  • Biodiamond Energy, Make Art with Purpose (online exhibition), Online, 2012
  • High-Low Quality Exhibition, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, NRW, Germany 2012
  • Grafikbörse, Stadhalle Vennehof, Borken, Germany 2012
  • The Creamery, Hotchkiss, CO 2011
  • Vernissage, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco, 2011
  • Society of 23 Biennial, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2011
  • Traces of Systems, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • The Expanse Between Our Arms Together, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • Symbolic Flow, Sub-Mission Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • Spare + Austere: Art Mirrors Time, City Hall, San Francisco, 2010
  • Lapse, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA 2010
  • Artists of Artech, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, USA 2009
  • Where else? (Swell’s Where), Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
  • The Drawing Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
  • Temperatura Al Tope, Centro Cultural El Nigromante, San Miguel, Mex 2009
  • Estacionarte, 4th annual itinerant urban art show, Mexico City 2009
  • Virgenes y Madonas, Generator Gallery, San Miguel, MX 2008
  • Recycled Art and Fashion Show VI, New York Fashion Academy, Seattle, WA, USA 2008
  • An Exhibit of Robert Storr’s Autograph & Other Work, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA, USA 2008
  • Mutiny, Artech, Seattle, USA 2007
  • Contdown/Build 2 Destroy, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA, USA 2007
  • Recyled Art Show, Re-Store and New York Fashion Academy, Seattle, WA, USA 2006
  • Visions at the Crossing, Two person show, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO, USA 2005

LECTURES / WORKSHOPS / PANEL DISCUSSIONS

  • “Creatividad y Conciencia para Cuidar de Gaia”, Coloquio Transdisciplinario de Entornos Sociales, Escuela Normal Superior de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019
  • Irrational Identities”, CAA Panel Discussion with Meredith Tromble and Joel Ong, Los Angeles, CA, 2018
  • Biodiamond Energy Laboratory”, Biocultura (Workshop), Santa Fe, NM USA 2017
  • “Voladores microbianos”, Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (Workshop), Mexico City, 2017
  • “Sensing the Microbial”, Art Sci Salon (Panel Discussioin), Toronto, CAN 2017
  • Theatros de Energía Biodiamante”, Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (Workshop) Mexico City, 2015
  • “Seres: Makers of Silk” (Workshop organizer), Natural History Museum of LA Los Angeles, CA 2015
  • The Intersection of Art and Science,” with Suzanne Anker, Jessica Rath, and Pam Posey Santa Monica, CA 2015
  • Nanodiamonds in the Treatment of Cancer,” (Workshop) Art|Sci Center, UCLA Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), Art|Sci Gallery, UCLA Los Angeles, CA, 2014
  • “Bio and Eco Art”, lecture in Claire Phillips’ Eco-Writing class, CalArts, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
  • Collaborations with Electricity-Producing Bacteria”, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA 2013

PUBLICATIONS / BIBLIOGRAPHY

DIPLOMAS

Kundalini Research Institute, Yoga Instructor Certificate, 2018

Waag Society Biohack Academy 4 Biohacker Diploma, 2017

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Cosmic Labyrinth, online dynamic learning platform—since 2019
  • Paint: Lab, painting and drawing in-person and online education—instructor since 2019
  • College Arts Association – since 2017
  • XOCIARTEK: Educative, Cultural, and Technological Production and Investigation—Mexico City, Mexico —cooperative member since 2017
  • Leonardo/ISAST, MIT Press—peer reviewer since 2015
  • UCLA Art|Sci Collective—Los Angeles, CA—member since 2014
  • Arttextum, online artist database—participating artist since 2012

LANGUAGES

English 100% (Native Language), Spanish 95%, Italian 80%, German 20%

Contact: micklorusso [at] gmail [dot] com