EDUCATION

M.F.A., Studio Art, Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

B.F.A., summa cum laude, Photography and Art History, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  

BOARDS and ORGANIZATIONS

Director, OnScreen International Film and Video Festival (current)

Board of Directors, Exchange Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA (current)

Phi Kappa Phi, Faculty Member (current)

Board of Directors, Central Pennsylvania Film Office (former)

Executive Board, Billtown Film Festival, (former)

 

JUROR

2021    Special Juror for the New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

                        “Rising Star Exhibition” DISCIPLINE: INTRA | INTER | CROSS| MULTI

2018    Exchange Gallery, “The Future Multi-Media Exhibition”, Bloomsburg, PA

 

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL WORKS

2022    Brave Little Hawk, Narrative Short, 28-30 minutes (in post-production)

2018    Under the Walnut Tree, Stop Motion Animation, 6 minutes 20 seconds

2017    Momma Bear, Hand Drawn Animation, 21 second (loop)

2014    The Past is Present, Photography, video, and animation

2014    May I Go Blind, Hand Drawn Animation, 7 minutes 41 seconds

2013    Inchbes es, 3-channel Video Installation, 2 minutes 50 seconds (loop)

2012    Erasure 3-channel, 3-channel video installation

2011    Erasure, single channel video

2009    Yeah, I Was Looking at You, video installation

2004-06 The Turkish Coffee Maker, single channel video

2004-06 My Life As Fiction, single channel video

 

EXHIBITION AWARDS

2012    Best in Show, Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

 

AWARD

2022    UFVF Faculty Award, UFVA

 

FESTIVAL SCREENING AWARDS

2019     Women Film Critics Circle Award Nominee, Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

            Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, Traveling festival

2018     1st Place Audience Favorite, Florida Animation Festival, Tallahassee,FL

            Best Animation Short Nominee, Arpa International Film Festival, Hollywood, CA

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/Official Selection

2021    Demetera International Film Festival, Paris France

2020    Black Maria (Thomas Edison) Film Festival, New Jersey

           AI Animation Festival, Armenian Institute, London, UK

2019    Armenians in Film at Lincoln Center, NYC, NY

2019    KIN International Women’s Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 

           The Armenian Film Festival. Sydney, Australia

           University Film and Video Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN

           Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ

           Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Women Film Critics Circle Award Nominee), New York City, NY

           Black Maria Film Festival (Director’s Choice Award), Traveling festival

           SPE, Media Film Festival, Cleveland, OH

           Dumbo Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Rockport Film Festival, Rockport, TX

           Alexandria Film Festival, Alexandria, VA

           Pomegranate Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

           Arpa International Film Festival (Best Animated Short Nominee), Hollywood, CA

           Montana International Film Festival, Billings, MT

           Atlanta ShortsFest/ Atlanta Film Series, Atlanta, GA

           Florida Animation Festival (1st Place Audience Award), Tallahassee, FL

           Austin Spotlight Film Festival, Austin, TX

           Animayo (Semi-Finalist, Oscar qualifying festival), Gran Canaria, Spain

2015    Southern Colorado Film Festival, (Finalist for Best Foreign Film), Alamosa, CO

2014    Aesthetica Film Festival, (Finalist, BAFTA qualifying festival), London, UK

2013    Multicultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, SPE National Conference, Chicago, IL

2011    Women’s Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA

           Voice of This Generation: War Wedding Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA (Commissioned for Tony Solitro,

           Operatic Composter)

2010    Local Female Filmmakers, Billtown Film Festival, Williamsport, PA

2009    Women’s Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Dallas, TX

2006    International Digital Media Arts Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia

2004    Film and Video Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           The Artists Foundation, Boston, MA

2000    Void Video Space, New York, NY (curated by Cecelia Dougherty)

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018    “I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration”, The Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

2015    3-person Exhibition, “Sorry, I Miss You”, The Gallery at Greely Center, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2014    Solo Exhibition, “The Past Is Present”, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

2013    Park Art Fair International, Triberg, Germany 

2012    Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

           “A Path Home: Visualizing Trauma and Healing”, Montclair University, Jersey City, NJ

           “From What I Remember, From What I Forget”, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

           “What a Long Night It Has Been”, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

           “Hyperrealism”, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2011    Billboard Arts Project: Projections, Corona/Riverside, CA

           “Final Girl Coup d’Espace”, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

2010    “Between Realities”, Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA 2009           

           “24x24”, Thomas Paul Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Solo Exhibition, “Leah Bedrosian Peterson”, Flatiron Gallery, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2008    “Broken Telephone/Telefono Roto Version II”

           Meliton Rodriguez Gallery

           Art Institute of Medellin, Colombia

           Workspace Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

           Women’s Month Exhibition, CT Room, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2007    Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2005    “Bridge-Breach”, Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston CyberArts Festival, Boston, MA 

           “Big & Awesome: Thesis Exhibition”, Aidekman Gallery, Medford, MA

           “Suburban Archeology”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           Open Space, Foyer Gallery, Boston, MA

2004    Media Room, The Artists Foundation, Boston, MA 2003

           Photo Annual, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA 2002

           Solo Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    “Dreams and Nightmares”, Third Eye Gallery, Denver, CO

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013    Das Ereb Welt | Heritage of the World (Germany)|Feature Article published with National Geographic

           (0ver 100,00 subscribers) pages 108-112, Spring 2013 ed.

2013    Hunger Magazine and HungerTV.com | Online Feature Story, London, UK (Finalist for print feature, Erasure)

2012    Park Art Fair International, Exhibition catalog  

2005    The Dig Boston, Interview Feature about Armenian Online Dating

 

LECTURES and/or PANEL DISCUSSION

2020    Armenian Institute, London UK; Filmmaker Panel, “Under the Walnut Tree” virtual Q&A

2016    The School of Visual Arts, NYC, Artist Lecture, “On Identity and Praxis”

2015    Memphis College of Arts, MFA Program at the Nesin Graduate School (Professional Practices), Artist Guest Lecturer

2007    Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, Artist Lecture


TV INTERVIEWS and PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2018    Good Morning Armenians, Glendale, CA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jk2A_qeBN8&feature=youtu.be

2017    School of Visual Arts, NYC: On Identity and Praxis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfpqHvzioJI

 

LYCOMING COLLEGE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

2022    “Brave Little Hawk”

            Student Research Grant

2017      LITT Grant (Technology and Innovation)

2015    “Under the Walnut Tree”

2014    “The Past is Present”

2012    “May I Go Blind”

            Student Research Grant

2010   “Erasure”

2009    “Yeah, I Was Looking at You”

Sections

CV

EDUCATION

M.F.A., Studio Art, Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

B.F.A., summa cum laude, Photography and Art History, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  

BOARDS and ORGANIZATIONS

Director, OnScreen International Film and Video Festival (current)

Board of Directors, Exchange Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA (current)

Phi Kappa Phi, Faculty Member (current)

Board of Directors, Central Pennsylvania Film Office (former)

Executive Board, Billtown Film Festival, (former)

 

JUROR

2021    Special Juror for the New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

                        “Rising Star Exhibition” DISCIPLINE: INTRA | INTER | CROSS| MULTI

2018    Exchange Gallery, “The Future Multi-Media Exhibition”, Bloomsburg, PA

 

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL WORKS

2022    Brave Little Hawk, Narrative Short, 28-30 minutes (in post-production)

2018    Under the Walnut Tree, Stop Motion Animation, 6 minutes 20 seconds

2017    Momma Bear, Hand Drawn Animation, 21 second (loop)

2014    The Past is Present, Photography, video, and animation

2014    May I Go Blind, Hand Drawn Animation, 7 minutes 41 seconds

2013    Inchbes es, 3-channel Video Installation, 2 minutes 50 seconds (loop)

2012    Erasure 3-channel, 3-channel video installation

2011    Erasure, single channel video

2009    Yeah, I Was Looking at You, video installation

2004-06 The Turkish Coffee Maker, single channel video

2004-06 My Life As Fiction, single channel video

 

EXHIBITION AWARDS

2012    Best in Show, Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

 

AWARD

2022    UFVF Faculty Award, UFVA

 

FESTIVAL SCREENING AWARDS

2019     Women Film Critics Circle Award Nominee, Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

            Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, Traveling festival

2018     1st Place Audience Favorite, Florida Animation Festival, Tallahassee,FL

            Best Animation Short Nominee, Arpa International Film Festival, Hollywood, CA

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS/Official Selection

2021    Demetera International Film Festival, Paris France

2020    Black Maria (Thomas Edison) Film Festival, New Jersey

           AI Animation Festival, Armenian Institute, London, UK

2019    Armenians in Film at Lincoln Center, NYC, NY

2019    KIN International Women’s Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 

           The Armenian Film Festival. Sydney, Australia

           University Film and Video Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN

           Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ

           Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Women Film Critics Circle Award Nominee), New York City, NY

           Black Maria Film Festival (Director’s Choice Award), Traveling festival

           SPE, Media Film Festival, Cleveland, OH

           Dumbo Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Rockport Film Festival, Rockport, TX

           Alexandria Film Festival, Alexandria, VA

           Pomegranate Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

           Arpa International Film Festival (Best Animated Short Nominee), Hollywood, CA

           Montana International Film Festival, Billings, MT

           Atlanta ShortsFest/ Atlanta Film Series, Atlanta, GA

           Florida Animation Festival (1st Place Audience Award), Tallahassee, FL

           Austin Spotlight Film Festival, Austin, TX

           Animayo (Semi-Finalist, Oscar qualifying festival), Gran Canaria, Spain

2015    Southern Colorado Film Festival, (Finalist for Best Foreign Film), Alamosa, CO

2014    Aesthetica Film Festival, (Finalist, BAFTA qualifying festival), London, UK

2013    Multicultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, SPE National Conference, Chicago, IL

2011    Women’s Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA

           Voice of This Generation: War Wedding Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA (Commissioned for Tony Solitro,

           Operatic Composter)

2010    Local Female Filmmakers, Billtown Film Festival, Williamsport, PA

2009    Women’s Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Dallas, TX

2006    International Digital Media Arts Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia

2004    Film and Video Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           The Artists Foundation, Boston, MA

2000    Void Video Space, New York, NY (curated by Cecelia Dougherty)

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018    “I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration”, The Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

2015    3-person Exhibition, “Sorry, I Miss You”, The Gallery at Greely Center, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2014    Solo Exhibition, “The Past Is Present”, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

2013    Park Art Fair International, Triberg, Germany 

2012    Park Art Fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

           “A Path Home: Visualizing Trauma and Healing”, Montclair University, Jersey City, NJ

           “From What I Remember, From What I Forget”, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

           “What a Long Night It Has Been”, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

           “Hyperrealism”, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2011    Billboard Arts Project: Projections, Corona/Riverside, CA

           “Final Girl Coup d’Espace”, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

2010    “Between Realities”, Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA 2009           

           “24x24”, Thomas Paul Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Solo Exhibition, “Leah Bedrosian Peterson”, Flatiron Gallery, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2008    “Broken Telephone/Telefono Roto Version II”

           Meliton Rodriguez Gallery

           Art Institute of Medellin, Colombia

           Workspace Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

           Women’s Month Exhibition, CT Room, Williamsport, PA

           Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2007    Faculty Exhibition, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2005    “Bridge-Breach”, Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston CyberArts Festival, Boston, MA 

           “Big & Awesome: Thesis Exhibition”, Aidekman Gallery, Medford, MA

           “Suburban Archeology”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           Open Space, Foyer Gallery, Boston, MA

2004    Media Room, The Artists Foundation, Boston, MA 2003

           Photo Annual, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA 2002

           Solo Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    “Dreams and Nightmares”, Third Eye Gallery, Denver, CO

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013    Das Ereb Welt | Heritage of the World (Germany)|Feature Article published with National Geographic

           (0ver 100,00 subscribers) pages 108-112, Spring 2013 ed.

2013    Hunger Magazine and HungerTV.com | Online Feature Story, London, UK (Finalist for print feature, Erasure)

2012    Park Art Fair International, Exhibition catalog  

2005    The Dig Boston, Interview Feature about Armenian Online Dating

 

LECTURES and/or PANEL DISCUSSION

2020    Armenian Institute, London UK; Filmmaker Panel, “Under the Walnut Tree” virtual Q&A

2016    The School of Visual Arts, NYC, Artist Lecture, “On Identity and Praxis”

2015    Memphis College of Arts, MFA Program at the Nesin Graduate School (Professional Practices), Artist Guest Lecturer

2007    Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, Artist Lecture


TV INTERVIEWS and PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2018    Good Morning Armenians, Glendale, CA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jk2A_qeBN8&feature=youtu.be

2017    School of Visual Arts, NYC: On Identity and Praxis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfpqHvzioJI

 

LYCOMING COLLEGE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

2022    “Brave Little Hawk”

            Student Research Grant

2017      LITT Grant (Technology and Innovation)

2015    “Under the Walnut Tree”

2014    “The Past is Present”

2012    “May I Go Blind”

            Student Research Grant

2010   “Erasure”

2009    “Yeah, I Was Looking at You”

Sections