2015 MFA – University of Central Florida
2011 BFA - University of Central Florida
2009 AA – Miami Dade Community College of Arts & Humanities
(SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND JURIED, CURATED OR INVITED GROUP EXHIBITIONS)
2019 Ms. Meka Nism’s Creature Cabaret, live performance, Butterfly Woman, curated by Ms. Meka Nism at Orlando Fringe Festival Free Outdoor Show Day 1, Orlando, FL.
2019 Creature Cabaret: The Rehearsal, live performance, Butterfly Woman, curated by Ms. Meka Nism at Lil Indie’s, Orlando, FL
2018 “The Last Chinese Dragon,” live performance at Chrysalis School, Chrysalis Center for Change, Altamonte Spring, FL.
2018 Aqua Art Miami, Hair series showcased at Aqua Miami, FL during Miami Basil, curated by CityArts Factory team and Barbara Hartley, the director of Orlando Downtown Arts District, Orlando, FL.
2018 “Momentum” World AIDS Day 2018 presented by Impulse Orlando, displayed an interactive art installation, curated by Sumner Mormeneo, sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation at the Abbey Orlando, FL.
2018 Third Thursday @ Orlando Game Space presented by the Mercurry Collective, showcased a video art and paintings during 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop at Orlando Game Space. Orlando, FL.
2018 1st Thursday's "Eclectic Knights X and Indie Galactic Space Jam, selected piece: "Potato Girls' Dirty Competition," video performance by Masami Koshikawa, Juliet Romeo, and Gary Dufner at Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL.
2018 "Last 3rd Thursday with Patrick Greene," artwork selected for Miami Aqua at Rogers Kiene Building formally the Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL.
2018 Student Art Show, Butterfly Woman, live performance at Chrysalis School and Chrysalis Center for Change, Orlando, FL.
2018 Artist of the week, selected piece, "Origami Portrait of Andy," juried online exhibition by Central Florida Artist, curated by Edward Hartz.
2018 In Between: Sumner Mormeneo and Masami Koshikawa at The Venue, “Rabbit”, live performance, music, and dance at The Venue Orlando, FL. Other featured artists & musicians include Milka Ramos, Wayne Martin, Michael Sloan, Ryan Keller, Ricky Johnson, Roberto Hernandez, Joshua Bachmann, etc. Other Featured artists include Sumner Mormeneo and Ms. Mekanism.
2018 Artful Bowl, Non-traditional gala and fundraising event in support of promoting the arts and culture in the City of Lakeland, presented by Platform Art with hosts Maggie and Phillip Olivera, Butterfly Woman live performance with Michael Sloan in Lakeland, FL, http://www.instagram.com/p/Be3ahf2B9YO/.
2017 KCMalhan Show, live performance with Michael Sloan at CityArts Factory Orlando, FL.
2017 IMMERSE 2017: Presented by Creative City Project, "Rabbit", Multimedia performance with Milka Ramos, Wayne Martin, Michael Sloan, Ryan Keller, Ricky Johnson, Roberto Hernandez, Joshua Bachmann, etc. at Church St. Orlando, FL. Other featured include Orlando Ballet, Cirque du Soleil, etc. Executive Director: Cole NeSmith, Curated by Holly Harris, Melyssa Marshall, and Creative City Project Team.
2017 Underground Vampire, "Butoh Performance" with Ms. MekaNism and MIchael Sloan, music by Sparky Quano at DRIP Orlando FL.
2017 "Guava Tree Gallery One Year Retrospective", live performance with MIchael Sloan at Guava Tree Gallery Orlando, FL. Curated by Juliet DiIenno.
2017 Living Room Screening Shorts Film Program, Butterfly Woman video-performance featured at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts, Winter Park, FL. Hosted and curated by Banks Helfrich. Featured artists include Roberto Hernandez, Matt Hyland, Carl Knickerbocker, and Michael Bekemeyer.
2016 Raw Orlando Presents Holiday RWAK, Dance of Calligraphy performed with Orlando Ballet for Devinder Singh Malhan of KC Malhan at Venue578 Orlando FL.
2016 FTC 2016: Kissimmee’s’ Largest Block Party, “Kabuki Samurai Woman”, live portrait at Tejano’s Tex Mex Café, Kissimmee, FL.
2016 Art in Odd Places: PLAY 2016, “Ghosts of Magnolia”, live performance at Magnolia Avenue from Jefferson Street to South Street and Pine Street from Magnolia Avenue to Orange Avenue, Orlando FL. Presented by Fifth Third Bank and Produced by the Downtown Arts District Directed by Ed Woodham. Co-curated by Genevieve Bernard and Vince Kral.
2016 Cultural Frontline, “Lipstick Shelter”, live portrait performance during 1st Thursdays at OrlandoMuseum of Art, Orlando, FL. Curated by Logan Anderson.
2016 Creative City Project 2016, “The Dance of Calligraphy” & “Monsters or Angels”, live performance at 55 West Church St. Orlando, FL. Other featured artists & musicians include Zerotaiko, Meka Nism, Orlando Ballet, Cirque du Soleil, etc. Executive Director: Cole NeSmith. Curated by Holy Harris and Creative City Project Team.
2016 Art in Odd Places: RACE, “Marry Me in Manhattan”, live performance at 14th Street Manhattan, NY. AiOP Creator: Ed Woodham. Curated by Rylee Eterginoso, Elissa Blount Moorhead, Tumelo Mosaka, and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi. And curatorial manager, Malena Amaranta Negrao with curatorial assistant, Tasha Douge.
2016 Fold-Unfold, “Butterfly Installation” with Priscilla Brinsley during 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk at Canvs Downton, Orlando, FL. Curated by Takeover.
2016 For the Love of Love, “I want to Hold Your Hands”, live performance. Art Show Fundraiser Event for Pulse victims and their families. Tampa, FL.
2016 Living Room Theatre, “Meditating Woman”, video/film screening, Orlando FL.
2016 Heart Beat, album cover artwork donated for Pulse Benefit by Pulse Benefit Album, Orlando, FL.
2016 Solo Show, "The Antisocial Butterfly", at The Guava Tree Gallery, curated by Juliet Romeo DiIenno, Orlando FL.
2016 Division Opera, “Butterfly Woman”, live performance during Mayfair By the Lake at KRap Art Studio, Invited by Ferdinand Dejesus of Ultimate Dance Center, Lakeland, FL.
2016 Upcycled, Recycled, exhibited mixed media along video art during 1st Thursdays, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando FL.
2016 Viva La Diva, “Butterfly Woman Body Suit” along with video art during 1st Thursdays, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando FL. Exhibition Chief: Eva Krzewinski, president and co founder for pearls for women.
2016 Woman Who Rock, live portrait performance at a charity event for Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at the Copper Rocket alternative art space. Maitland FL.
2015 Zen Awakening Festival, "Butterfly Origami Installation & Dance with Music by Sonic Butterfly" at ZenFields Winter Garden, FL. Curated by Nikko & Riz, creator and co-creator of Zen Awakening Orlando, FL.
2015 Creative City Project 2015, “Butterfly Woman: The Dance of Life” with Atsumi ZEROtaiko at Orange Avenue Downtown Orlando FL. Curated by Cole NeSmith and Holly Harris. Artists include: Ms. Meka Nism, Michael Sloan, and Wayne Martin.
2015 ArtLando, “Origami Bazaar & Tree Installation” with Candy5 Performance. Musical Guest: Milka at Orlando Loch Haven Park. Curated by Barbara Hartley and Ha'Ani Hogan of Downtown Arts District of Orlando, Orlando FL.
2015 Creative Connection Student Showcase, “Marry Me” video-performance, at CityArts Factory Orlando FL. Curated by Matthew Pummel, M.F.A. Sanford Brown College Orlando, FL.
2015 Art In Odd Places Orlando 2015 TONE, "Self-portrait as Golden Butterfly Woman", live performance at Magnolia Ave Downtown Orlando FL. Curated by Pat Greene, Producer, Timothy D. Turner, Manager, Barbara Hartley, C0-curator, Genevieve Bernard, Communications Director, Vicki Carey-Davis, and other team members.
2015 Live Painting/Music “Well Played!” Performed and curated. Featuring artist: Damian Cabal and Ryan Keller. Bands: Milka, Others: Illusionist, Travis Winkler. DJ: The Massive. The Copper Rocket Pub, Maitland FL.
2015 Live Painting/Music “Well Played!” Performed and curated. Featuring artist: Charles Morrison. Bands: The glorious Rebellion. Red Lion Alternative Art Space, Orlando FL.
2015 Snap! ‘YOU ARE HERE’ presents ‘Identity’ at New Credo Florida Hospital, Winter Park, FL. Curated by Patrick Kahn & Holly Kahn of SNAP! Orlando.
2015 MFA Thesis Show, It’s About Time. Featuring works by UCF graduate candidates, Dominic DiPaolo, Gary Dufner, Marina Robbins, and Masami Koshikawa. UCF, Orlando FL. March 5–20.
2015 Nude Nite Arts & Entertainment. Featuring artists, Juliet DiIenno, Paul Fince, and Masami Koshikawa. Invited by Kelly Steven. 5051 LB Mcleod Rd Orlando, FL. Feb 12–14, 2015.
2015 Live Painting/Music “Well Played!” Performed and curated. Featuring artist, Jordan Guzman and Charles Morrison. St. Matthew’s Alternative Art Space, Orlando FL.
2015 “The STEAM Exhibition” Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. The Provost’s Exhibition at Millican Hall, University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Curated by UCF Provost’s Selection Committee, Kevin Haran, Assistant Director SVAD and Carla Poindexter, Professor of Art and UCF ICubed Committee member.
2015 1st Annual UCF STEM DAY: The UCF STEAM Exhibition of STEM inspired Posters and Paintings. Spring 2015.University of Central Florida. Harris Engineering Complex Atrium. Campus wide event, January 30, 2015. Selected artworks by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting and Dr. Joo Kim, Associate Professor of Graphic Design and UCF ICubed Committee members. Nineteen visitors projected.
2014 Group/curated Exhibition: One Big Nacho. Featuring works from UCF present artists and alumni, Tommy Bartolillo (Spider), Blair Peterson, Chunzi Wu, Robert Thompson, Eric Orlang, Jared Justice, Chealsea Anagnoson, Matt Brow, Anne Hennessy, Darrah Sinnott, Juliet DiIenno, Paul Finch, and Masami Koshikawa. St. Matthew’s Alternative Art Space, Orlando FL.
2012-14 UCF MFA Open Studio Tour.
2014 Solo Exhibition: Art by Masami Koshikawa. Satchel’s Gainsville FL. March 2 – April 6, 2014.
2014 “The STEAM Exhibition at the Student Union Circle Gallery” Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Curated by Kevin Haran, Associate Professor of Drawing and Assistant Director of SVAD and Carla Poindexter, Professor of Art and UCF ICubed Committee Member.
2014 “The STEAM Exhibition” Spring 2014. University of Central Florida Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Orlando, Florida. Selected artworks by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting and Theo Lotz, Director of UCF Flying Horse Press and UCF Cubed Committee members.
2013 MFA Show. Curated by Patrick Green. Gallery At Avalon Island, Orlando, FL.
2013 Medium Rare. Featuring UCF graduate artists, Gary Dufner, Dominique DiPaolo, Jay Flynn, Emily Finney, Stephanie Cafcules, and Masami Koshikawa. Gallery 500. Downtown, FL.
2013 Stories We Tell. Women’s Caucus for Art, catalog.
2013 Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective. Women’s Caucus for Art, online gallery and catalog. (http://www.entrythingy.com/www.unitewomen_gallery.org).
2013 City Arts Factory. Orlando FL.
2013 “The STEAM Exhibition”, Orlando Science Center, during the OSC 2013 Otronicon Event – The Interactive Technology Expo, Orlando, FL. Spring 2013. Selected artworks by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting, UCF, Otronicon Committee Members and UCF ICubed Committee Members.
2013 “The STEAM Exhibition: Searching for Ultimate Truth in Science and Art” Spring 2013. University of Central Florida Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Orlando, Florida. Selected artworks by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting and Theo Lotz, Director of UCF Flying Horse Press.
2012 “The STEAM Exhibition: Searching for Ultimate Truth in Science and Art” Gallery 500, UCF Center for Emerging Media, Downtown Orlando, FL. Fall 2012. Curated by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting., UCF and Costas Efthimiou, Professor of Physics, UCF.
2012 “The STEAM Exhibition: Searching for Ultimate Truth in Science and Art” Spring 2012. University of Central Florida Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Orlando, Florida. Selected artworks by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting and Theo Lotz, Director of UCF Flying Horse Press.
2011 BFA Exhibition: “Overload” at UCF Art Gallery, Orlando FL.
2011 “The State of STEAM Conference and Exhibition”. Curated and organized by Theo Lotz and Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting. Spring 2011. Exhibition presented to Brian Green, author ofthe book: The Fabric of the Cosmos and host of PBS Television Series: The Fabric of the Cosmos.
2011 “The STEAM Exhibition: Searching for Ultimate Truth in Science and Art” Spring 2011. Universityof Central Florida Gallery, Visual Arts Building, Orlando, Florida. Selected artworks by Carla Poindexter, Professor of Painting and Theo Lotz, Director of UCF Flying Horse Press.
2010 “The State of STEAM Conference and Exhibition”. Curated and organized by Theo Lotz, Director of UCF Flying Horse Press. Spring 2010. Exhibition presented to conference participants and ICubed stakeholders.
2009 Akashi Alternative Art Space. Coconut Grove. Miami, FL.
2009 Bakehouse Art Complex. Miami, FL.
2009 League of Innovation. Juried Exhibition. Miami. FL.
2007 Firehouse 2007. Miami, FL.
2007-09 Student Show, MDC, Kendall,Miami, FL.
2007-08 Quest for Peace. MDC Student Show. Kendall. Miami, FL.
RESEARCH GRANTS, AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
2016 3rd Place: Orlando Story Club.
2016 Honorable Mention: 1st Thursdays Orlando Museum of Art.
2012 UCF Provost Scholarship (years of tuition waver and $20,000).
2011 “Identity”. Student Art Show First Place ($1000) Student Union UCF.
2009 The Wick Whalen Award ($500)by the United Faculty of Miami Dade College.
2008 Honorable Mention: Envision Invasion. Miami Dade Colle.
2008 “Portfolio Review”. Scholarship ($500). MDC.
2007 “Self-portrait”. Wolfson Scholarship ($1000). MDC.
2016 David Martin Fox35, Art in Odd Place: PLAY 2016. November 11 at 11:56am, https://www.facebook.com/DavidMartinFOX35/videos/982567758556578/?pnref=story.
2015 Orlando Sentinel, “Pictures: Art in Odd Places” photos by Emily Jourdan on September 28. 2015. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/.
2015 Blog at WordPress.com, “Art in Odd Places Brought Dimension, Creativity and Inspiration to Downtown” by gracehatton on September 25, 2015. https://theartcity.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/art-in-odd-places-brought-dimension-creativity- and-inspiration-to-downtown/.
2015 WPRK ReThinking the Radio with Patric Greene September 21st at Rollins College Winter Park, FL.
2015 Central Florida Future: A Gannett Company, “UCF grads to show work for Art in Odd Places Festival” by Daniela Marin, 1:31pm. EDT September 17, 2015. http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/story/entertainment/2015/09/16/art-odd-places-take-magnolia-avenue/32513185/. Photos: Art in Odd Places takes over Downtown Orlando
2015 Asia Trend, "The Butterfly Woman" by Amber Lee, http://asiatrend.org/2015/08/16/the- butterfly-woman.
2015 Orlando Business Journal, “How I…Put pricing power in my customer’s hands” by Rachel Williams.
2015 Central Florida Future, UCF gallery “It’s About Time” shows MFA candidates’ work by Alex Wexelman, http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/story/news/2015/03/04/ucf-gallery-its about-time-shows-mfa-candidates-work/24406501/.
2015 Orlando Sentinel newspaper, It’s About Time: MFA Emerging Media Thesis Exhibition, J. Palm, Matthew Orlando Sentinel. ”UCF Exhibition”, February 27, 2015, Page 28.
2015 Orlando Sentinel, Nude Nite Orlando, written by J. Palm, Matthew. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-nude-nite-orlando- 20150209-story.html
2015 Central Flroida Future, Survival through Art, written by Veronica Brezina, http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/story/entertainment/2015/02/04/ucf-student-finds-survival art/22877743/.
2015 Efthimiou, Costas and Poindexter, Carla. Co-Editors. “Searching for Ultimate Truth In Science and Art: The STEAM Exhibition Project, University of Central Florida.” Hard cover, full color catalog of STEAM student produced artifacts, student abstracts, faculty contributions, and editorial essays. Approximately 160 pages. (Funding source: NSF Grant) (In preparation for May 2015 publication)
2013 Poindexter, C. “Humanities, Sciences Must Be United For Our Collective Success.” Article for Radiations Magazine - Official Physics Journal for Sigma Pi Sigma), Spring 2013 edition.
2012 SVAD website (http://svad.cah.ucf.edu/news/197).
2011 ICubed: Innovation Through Institutional Integration. UCF website. http://icubed.ucf.edu/gallery.php?type=paintings&year=2011&semester=spring&category=steam.
2009 P.O.V: Point of View. MDC Magazine. Miami FL.
2008 Miambiance. MDC Magazine. Miami FL.