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John D. Freyer
Curriculum Vitae – updated Oct 2010

Business Address: 1110 Studio Arts, School of Art and Art History

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

E-mail: john-freyer[at]uiowa.edu

Web sites: http://www.temporama.com

http://www.allmylifeforsale.com

EDUCATION:

2003 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, M.F.A. in Photography, minor Digital Media

2002 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, M.A. in Studio Art

1995 HAMILTON COLLEGE, B.A. in Government, minor in Art

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, 2009-present.

Lecturer in Photography, University of Iowa, 2007-2009.

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, 2005-2007.

Graduate Assistant, University of Iowa, 2000-2003.

Lab Manager, Light Work, Syracuse University, NY, 1996-1999.

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS:

2011     Fulbright Fellowship to Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

2010    Old Gold Fellowship, University of Iowa.

2008   University of Iowa Arts and Humanities Initiative – Discretionary Award.

Selection for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Annual Design Competition 29.

2004    Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Printing Residency at the Borowsky Center, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

              Brodart McNaughton Book Award, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

2001    Bodine Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011   Dress Up, Urban Video Project, Everson Museum/Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

2010   Almost Home: What to Bring to the Magic Kingdom, Viterbo University, Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

2005   Aftermarket; Art, Objects and Commerce, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

2003   Souvenirs, Fishtank Gallery, Williamsburg, New York.

2002   Motion_Pictures, Light Work Multi-Media Space, Light Work, Syracuse, New York.

2001   Allmylifeforsale.com, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

GROUP EXHIBITONS / FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVALS:

2011   Voices from the Warehouse, Annual Curated Exhibition, Dubuque, Iowa
Faculty Exhibition, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa.

2010   Cornell Cinema, “THE SHIFTING FACE: PORTRAITURE AND THE ART OF THE MOVING  IMAGE,” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2009   SHARE Festival for Art and Digital Culture, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino – IT.

2009   Society for Photographic Education, “SPRAWL” Video Exhibition, Dallas, Texas.

             Hunter Museum of American Art, “POLYMER” Video Exhibition, Chattanooga, Tenn.

             AIGA: 365 YEAR IN DESIGN 29, Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass.

2008   365 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Annual Design Exhibition 29, New York, NY.

2007   13th International Festival of Computer Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Faculty Exhibition, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.

2006   Marketplace, Big Boy Sculpture, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.

2005   Love Apples, Morsel Gallery, Williamsburg, New York.

             Subrealities, University of Texas at Dallas.  Dallas, Texas.

2004   Selections from the Permanent Collection, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.

Buy, Sell or Buy, Online Exhibition, Pace University Digital Gallery, Group Show, NY, NY.

2003    SXSW, South by Southwest Film and Media Festival, Austin, Texas.

               Version Digital Media Festival, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

2002     Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art.

Banff/Calgary WordFest 2002, International Writers Festival, Calgary, Alberta.

SXSW, South by Southwest Film and Media Festival, Austin, Texas.

Superannuate, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas.

2001 Thaw Film and Digital Art Festival, Iowa City, Iowa.

2000 Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Telluride, Colorado.

1999 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

PUBLICATIONS / ARTIST MONOGRAPHS:

2007 “Obsessive Consumption Issue”, Print Magazine,  July / August New York.

2005 Learning from Big Boy, essay by Martha Buskirk, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.

All My Life For Sale, Japanese Translation, Blues Interactions Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

2003 Contact Sheet 122, Light Work, Syracuse, New York. Pgs. 77, 78.

All My Life For Sale, Korean Translation, JoongAng M&B, Seoul, Korea.

2002 All My Life For Sale, Bloomsbury USA, New York, New York. Optioned by Fox Searchlight for feature film adaptation, November 2007 renewed 2010.

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION:

2009 Design Consultant, Copyright Criminals: This is a Sampling Sport. Independent documentary produced by Kembrew McLeod (U of I) and Benjamin Franzen. (PBS National Broadcast 01/2010)

2007 Video Production Coordinator, The Separation. By Bobby Previte and Andréa Kleine.

Recorded live at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2006 Contributing Video Artist, Coalition of the Willing: Operation Video Freedom Commissioned by composer Bobby Previte and distributed by Ropeadope Records.

2004 Producer, Audio Postcards for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

2003 Co-Creator and Consulting Producer, Second Hand Stories. Half-hour documentary travelogue for WNET and National PBS.

TELEVISION BROADCASTS:

2003 National U.S. Broadcast, Series Pilot, Second Hand Stories, WNET, NY, October 14, 2003.

COLLECTIONS:

Denver Museum of Art, Denver CO, AIGA Design Archive.

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, AMLFS Object Prints.

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, Big Boy Sculpture.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Franklin Furnace Collection.

SELECTED TELEVISION INTERVIEWS / REVIEWS:

2007 The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNBC, April 16, 2007.

2005 MARTHA, The Martha Stewart Show, NBC December 6, 2005.

2003 News Night, CNN, New York, NY, October 17, 2003.

“Editor’s Pick of the Night” TV Guide Channel, New York, NY, October 14, 2003.

The Conan O’Brien Show, NBC, New York, NY, May 5, 2003.

2002 The Today Show, NBC, New York November 25, 2002.

SELECTED RADIO BROADCASTS / INTERVIEWS:

2005 Audio Postcard “On the Spin Cycle for Iowa’s Ragbrai Race”, All Things Considered, NPR,

Washington, DC. July, 30 2005.

2004 Audio Postcard “Voice Mail Fills Machines in Swing States”, All Things Considered, NPR,

Washington, DC. October 31, 2004

Audio Postcard  “Iowa Dog Paddle”, All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC.

September 11, 2004.

Audio Postcard  “Driven to Demolish”, All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC. May 30, 2004.

Audio Postcard “Bowling and Growing Up”, All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC.

April 17, 2004.

Audio Postcard  “Creative Tax Work”, ,All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC. March 20, 2004.

Audio Postcard “Iowa City Auction”,  All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC. January 10, 2004.

2003 Interview, Here and Now, WBUR, National Syndication, Boston, MA, October 13, 2003.

Interview/Feature, Radiolab, WNYC, New York, NY. October 12, 2003.

2002 Interview/Feature, All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC, November 26, 2002.

Interview The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, New York, NY, November 26 2002.

2001 Audio Documentary, Sasha Waters, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR, Washington, DC. August 18, 2001.

INVITED LECTURES / PANELS:

2012 Invited Speaker, Summer Arts Workshop, Cal State Monterey Bay, July.

2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway, May.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Stockholm University, Sweden, February.
Visiting Artist Lecture, University Sussex, United Kingdom, February.
Visiting Artist Lecture, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany, April.

2008 “Markets: From the Bazaar to E-Bay” Symposium, University of Toronto, Canada.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Youngstown State University, Ohio.

2007 Featured Speaker at: CYMRU: Digital Storytelling Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales.

Gallery Talk, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.

2005 Artist Talk, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

2004 Featured Speaker, Digital Storytelling Festival, Sedona. Arizona.

Artist Reading, 92 St. Y / Makor, New York, New York.

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

2001 Visiting Artist Lecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.

SELECTED REVIEWS / TEXTBOOKS / CITATIONS:

2010 “Art exhibit explores motivation for holding onto objects”, KJ Lang, Lacrosse Tribube, November 2.

“Seminar course provides snapshot of how to integrate arts and sciences in classroom” Ashton Shurson, FYI Vol 46, no. 16, March 22, 2010, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

2009 Imaginary Economics: Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money, Olav Velthuis, Johan

& Levi S.r.l., Milan (Italian translation).

2008 Convergences, Themes, Texts and Images, 3nd Edition, ed by, Robert Atwan, St. Martins Press, NY.

2006 “Archive Anxiety: The Vernacular Turn” Daniel Mudie Cunningham, PHOTOFILE, August 2006, Paddington, Australia, pgs 28-31.

2005 Convergences, Medium* Method* Message, 2nd Edition, ed by, Robert Atwan, St. Martins Press, NY.

Imaginary Economics: Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money, Olav Velthuis, NAi Publishers, Fascinations 14, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2004   Internet Art, Rachel Greene, Thames & Hudson, World of Art Series, London, pgs. 182, 185.

2003 “Critics Top Ten” Tom Vanderbilt, ARTFORUM, December 2003, New York, pgs. 130, 131.

“Second Hand Stories”, Jason Guerrrasio, THE INDEPENDENT, October 2003, New York.

“Tubes Tops, Fall Season’s Best Debut Offerings”, SPIN MAGAZINE, October, 2003, New York.

“Critics Picks” John, Leonard, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, October, 20, 2003, New York.

“Cheers & Jeers, Cheers to Second Hand Stories” TV GUIDE, November, 1, 2003, New York, Pg 22.

“In the Age of Upscale, Garage Sales Lose Some Grundge”, Niel Genzlinger, New York Times, NJ Ed. October 12, 2003, New York

“Two show explore America’s obsession with junk, bargains”, Howard Pousner, Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 12, 2003, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Buy and Buy”, Marshall Heyman, THE NEW YORKER, January 20, 2003, New York.

2002 The Perfect Store, Adam Cohen, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2002, pgs.286-289.

“Take My Life, Please”, Gregory Kirschling Entertainment Weekly, December 13, 2003, New York, pg 88.

“A Different Kind of Selling Out”, Geoffrey Gagnon, NEWSWEEK, December 9 2002, New York.

“The Man Who Sold His Life for $6000” Simon Garfield, THE LONDON OBSERVER SUNDAY, December 8, 2002, London, UK.
His old salt shaker is now in Maine”, Samantha Grice, Canada’s National Post, December 03, 2002, Toronto.
Everything Must Go! A Life to the Highest Bidder “, Darby Saxbe, The New York Observer, December 2, 2002. New York.
“Object Lessons”, John O’Connell, TIME OUT LONDON, November 27, 2003, London, UK, Pg. 64.
A life and times, for sale on eBay”, Kim Campbell, The Christian Science Monitor, October 24, 2002, Boston.

2001 “Everything Must Go”, A.S. Berman, USA Today, New York, March 8, 2001

“A Market for Flostsam and Jetsam, Matthew Mirapaul, New York Times, February 5, 2001, NY.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Society for Photographic Education 1999-present

Des Moines Art Center