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This is an abbreviated C.V. For the full version, click here for a printable PDF.


Education

» M.F.A., Graduate Studio Art Program, Florida State University, anticipated graduation 2015
» M.A., Interdisciplinary Humanities, Florida State University, 2012
» Certificate, Publishing and Editing (English Department), Florida State University, 2012
» B.A., Interdisciplinary Humanities (with Honors) and Classical Civilizations, Florida State University, 2007

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Art Shows / Exhibits

Solo, Two-, & Three-Artist Shows
» MANDEM Art Showcase, Emerging Artist Show (LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts: Tallahassee, FL) — January, 2014
» Back of Beyond (City Hall Art Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — September-November, 2013
» Weird and Wonderful (Fermentation Lounge: Tallahassee, FL) — September-November, 2013
» Kid Noir (Right On! Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — July-August, 2013
» Liminal Memory (Working Method Contemporary: Tallahassee, FL) — June, 2013
» Pathology (Working Method Gallery at Fountain Art Fair: Miami Beach, FL) — December, 2012
» Hard-Wet (Working Method Gallery at Fountain Art Fair: Miami Beach, FL) — December, 2012
» The Art of MANDEM (Fermentation Lounge: Tallahassee, FL) — September, 2012
» MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir (Oglesby Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — February, 2012

Juried Shows
» LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial (LaGrange Art Museum: LaGrange, GA) — February-April, 2014
» Through Dangers Untold (Arch Enemy Arts: Philadelphia, PA) — February-March, 2014
» The Grotesque (Modern Eden Gallery: San Francisco, CA) — February-March, 2014
» Valdosta National 2014 (VSU Fine Arts Gallery: Valdosta, GA) — January-February, 2014
» ASL Juried Exhibition: Ephemeral (621 Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — February, 2014.
» Velocity (FSU Oglesby Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — January, 2014
» GLI Artist Alley (Gaslight Industries Expo: Tallahassee, FL) — November, 2013
» Market District Mayhem (Market District: Tallahassee, FL) — November, 2013
» CAB Inaugural Exhibition (WMC at CAB: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2013
» Danse Macabre (1020 Art Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2013
» DragonCon 2013 Art Show (Hyatt Regency Grand Hall: Atlanta, GA) — September, 2013
» FSU MFA Alum Photo Exhibition (22nd Floor Capitol Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — August-October, 2013
» Tallahassee TechExpo 2013 (Turnbull Conference Center: Tallahassee, FL) — May, 2013
» Pride in the Arts 2013 (Family Tree Community Center: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2013
» DigiTech Showcase at FSU (William Johnston Building: Tallahassee, FL) — March, 2013
» Westcott Galleries Project (Westcott Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — August, 2012-May, 2013
» COCA’s Creative Tallahassee (City Hall Art Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — March-April, 2013
» Fluidity (621 Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — February, 2013
» Valdosta National 2013 (VSU Fine Art Gallery: Valdosta, GA) — January-February, 2013
» Artists' League Exhibit (Museum of Fine Arts: Tallahassee, FL) — June-July, 2012
» COCA's Creative Tallahassee (City Hall Art Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — March-May, 2012
» Women Empowerment (Center for Multicultural Affairs: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2012
» The Bauhaus Art Exhibit (FreeCon: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2012
» DigiTech Showcase at FSU (William Johnston Building: Tallahassee, FL) — March, 2012
» Canvas 7 Art Premier (Element Warehouse: Tampa, FL) — January, 2012

Group Shows
» Digital Artists' Guild: Pixels (LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2014
» Visual AIDS' Postcards from the Edge (Luhring Augustine: New York, NY) — January, 2014
» Out of Pocket (Gadsden Arts Center: Quincy, FL) — October, 2013—December, 2013
» Fantasy to Fancy Exhibit (UUCT: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2013
» Spring Strozier Artbrary (Strozier Library: Tallahassee, FL) — February-May, 2013
» Guerilla Art Show (BFA Warehouse: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2013
» Fountain Art Fair: A Review (Working Method Contemporary: Tallahassee, FL) — February, 2013
» Cyborgs and Posthuman Culture (Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, BC) — January, 2013
» Visual AIDS' Postcards from the Edge (Sikkema Jenkins & Co.: New York, NY) — January, 2013
» Out of Pocket (Gadsden Arts Center: Quincy, FL) — December, 2012—January, 2013
» Oráculo Exhibit (Buenos Aires, Argentina) — December, 2012
» 12-12-12 Project (Tamworth, NH) — December, 2012
» Fall Strozier Artbrary (Strozier Library: Tallahassee, FL) — October-December, 2012
» Five by Five (Tampa Museum of Art: Tampa, FL) — October, 2012
» Fantasy to Fancy Exhibit (UUCT: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2012
» First Friday Exhibit (Working Method Contemporary: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2012
» Getting to Know You... Salon Show (Working Method: Tallahassee, FL) — September, 2012
» Art to Remember (Laurentian Lodge: Elliot Lake, ON) — September, 2012
» Summer Strozier Artbrary (Strozier Library: Tallahassee, FL) — June-August, 2012
» Collage (Musée d'art deJoliette: Joliette, QC) — June-August, 2012
» First Friday Exhibit (Right On Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — August, 2012
» Little Bit O' This & That (Renditions Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — March, 2012
» Celebration of the Skull (Mütter Museum: Philadelphia, PA) — March, 2012
» Exotic Visuals of the End Times (Underground Gallery: Whitesburg, KY) — Summer, 2012
» Art You Kidding?!? (Right On Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — May, 2012
» First Friday Exhibit (Right On Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — May, 2012
» Spring Strozier Artbrary (Strozier Library: Tallahassee, FL) — Spring, 2012
» COE Artbrary (College of Engineering Library: Tallahassee, FL) — Spring, 2012
» Super-Friends (Right On Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2012
» FSU ASL's The Tits: Round Two (Jet Set Lounge & Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2012
» FSU ASL's Metamorphosis (621 Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — March, 2012
» The Artists of Levy Park (Right On Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — March, 2012
» FSU ASL's Wallflower (621 Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — February, 2012
» Love (Alabama Art Kitchen’s: Tuscaloosa, AL) — February, 2012
» SMART (Sussex Artists’ Co-op: Sussex, NB) — February-March, 2012
» Legacy (Colorado Mesa University: Grand Junction, CO) — February-March, 2012
» Golden West Gallery Project (Golden West Gallery: Stehekin, WA) — January, 2012
» Visual AIDS' Postcards from the Edge (Cheim & Read Gallery: New York, NY) — January, 2012
» Postcard Pinup (MINT Gallery: Atlanta, GA) — December, 2011
» 30th Annual Next to Last Armageddon (621 Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2011
» Fall Strozier Artbrary (Strozier Library: Tallahassee, FL) — Fall, 2012
» Unique and Unusual Art (UUCT: Tallahassee, FL) — September, 2011
» Unique and Unusual Art (UUCT: Tallahassee, FL) — September, 2010

Performance Art / Installations / Film / Other
» Doll Film Screening at Weird & Wonderful (Fermentation Lounge: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2013
» The Uncanny Forest: Act One, a fragment of Liminal Memory (Working Method Contemporary: Tallahassee, FL) — June, 2013
» Doll Film Screening at Pride in the Arts (Family Tree: Tallahassee, FL) — April, 2013
» Boundaries in Transdigital Art (SHC Conference: Savannah, GA) — February, 2013
» Pathology (Working Method Gallery at Fountain Art Fair: Miami Beach, FL) — December, 2012
» Tarot Passport (Railroad Square: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2012
» Lullaby (Smalls Gallery: Tallahassee, FL) — October, 2012

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(To see samples from publications listed here, visit our Publications page.)

Publications

Album Art / CD Covers
» Michael Shulman: Home — 2012
» Eternal Essence: A Light in the Distance — 2012
» The Crüxshadows: Ethernaut (Remastered Edition) — 2010
» Days11: Desire — 2008
» WarChild Canada: The Sounds of KidStock — 2008
» Streetcats Foundation: CD for Justice — 2008
» James Gardin (PHILTHY): SaVe Us All — 2008
» The Crüxshadows: DreamCypher — 2007
» Aramae: Primordial — 2007
» Fear the Dead Records: Fear The Dead — 2006
» Vis Vires: Inside the Hate — 2005
» The Crüxshadows: Telemetry of a Fallen Angel (Anniversary Edition) — 2004
» Jeff Pitts: NOLA — 2001
» Ron & Julie: The Rock Musical (Demo CD) — 2000

Journal / Literary Magazine Art Selections
» "Every Book a Wish," Lackington's (cover), Vol. 1, Issue 1 — January, 2014
» "Dolls," Dirty Chai (cover), Vol. 1, Issue 1 — Fall, 2013
» "Pharmakos," Dirty Chai, Vol. 1, Issue 1 — Fall, 2013
» "Project Hippolytus," Lunch Ticket, Vol. 1, Issue 2 — December, 2012
» "Potnia Tauron," The Weekenders Magazine, Issue 3 — November, 2012
» "Mustang v2.0," The Weekenders Magazine, Issue 3 — November, 2012
» "Perimeter Guard," The Weekenders Magazine, Issue 3 — November, 2012
» "Cthulhu Lies," The Weekenders Magazine, Issue 3 — November, 2012
» "Galatea," Penduline Press, Issue 5 — May, 2012
» "The Washerwoman," Penduline Press (cover), Issue 5 — May, 2012
» "A Light in the Distance," Penduline Press, Issue 5 — May, 2012
» "Wallflower," Penduline Press, Issue 5 — May, 2012
» "Beware the Innocents," Red Fez, Issue 45 — May, 2012
» "Wasters on the Warpath," Subliminal Interiors — April, 2012
» "Giving Ground," Euphemism Literary Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2 — Spring, 2012
» "Iatrogenesis," Euphemism Literary Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2 — Spring, 2012
» "Rehab," Euphemism Literary Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2 — Spring, 2012
» "Cowboy," The Fine Line, Issue 4 — Spring, 2012
» "When You Tame a Thing," The Stone Hobo — Spring, 2012
» "Skin Horse," The Stone Hobo — Spring, 2012
» "Marooned," Sole Literary Journal — Winter, 2011
» "Inspector Hook," Inopinata Literary Journal — Winter, 2011
» "The Doll," Inopinata Literary Journal — Winter, 2011
» "Allie's Battle," The Tavern's Vault — December, 2011
» "Mustang," The Kudzu Review — 2005


Book & Magazine Covers / Interior Art
» Moreland, Sean and Ahmad, Aalya, (ed.): Postscripts to Darkness 5 [Book of Short Stories] — 2014
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Pirates & Dragons [Roleplaying Book Cover] — 2014
» Moreland, Sean and Ahmad, Aalya, (ed.): Postscripts to Darkness 4 [Book of Short Stories] — 2013
» Uno Kudo, Vol. 3 [Art & Literature Anthology] — 2013
» Batts, A. Marini: You Might Curse Before You Bless [Book Cover] — 2013
» Moreland, Sean and Ahmad, Aalya (ed.): Postscripts to Darkness 3 [Book of Short Stories] — 2013
» Peregrine, Andrew: Underneath the Lamplight [Roleplaying Game Book] — 2013
» eFiction Steampunk, Vol. 1, No. 6 [Fiction Magazine Cover] — 2013
» eFiction Steampunk, Vol. 1, No. 5 [Fiction Magazine Cover] — 2013
» eFiction Horror, Vol. 1, No. 6 [Fiction Magazine Interior] — 2013
» eFiction Steampunk, Vol. 1, No. 4 [Fiction Magazine Interior] — 2013
» eFiction Horror, Vol. 1, No. 5 [Fiction Magazine Cover] — 2013
» eFiction Steampunk, Vol. 1, No. 3 [Fiction Magazine Cover/Interior] — 2013
» Batts, Allie Marini: With This Ring [Book Cover] — 2013 Quarter Finalist for the Mary Ballard Prize, Casey Shay Press
» Murray, Nico: Turning Night [Novel Cover] — 2012
» Locke, Scott: Telemachus and Homer [Novel Cover] — 2012
» Brown, Robert: The Lyrics of Abney Park [Art & Lyrics Book] — 2012
» Irregular Magazine: "Heroes and Villains" (Issue 12) [Magazine Cover] — 2012
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Ruined Empires [Roleplaying Game Book Cover] — 2011
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Abney Park's Airship Pirates [Roleplaying Game Book] — 2011
» Arendsee, M.: Sex, Sacrifice, and the Sacred Beast [Published Thesis Cover] — 2007

Film / Animation / Websites
» Doll. [Short Film] — 2013
» Tallahassee Therapetics, Inc. [Nonprofit Website] — 2006
» MetroPlay [Urban Enhancement Project Proposal Website] — 2006
» Vis Vires [Band Website] — 2005
» The Art of MANDEM [Artist Website] — 2005 & 2012
» QNTAL: Illuminate [CD: Multimedia Graphics, Flash Animation] — 2004
» The Crüxshadows: Telemetry of a Fallen Angel (Anniversary Edition) [CD: Multimedia Graphics, Flash Animation] — 2004
» The Crüxshadows: Monsters [Music Video: Videography, Editing] — 2004
» The Dying Game [Musical Theatre Website] — 2003
» The Book of Crüxshadows [Band Website] — 2000

Design/Layout Publications
» Airship Pirates Calendar [Calendar: Artwork, Design] — 2014
» Back of Beyond / Weird & Wonderful Art Shows [Artist Bio Materials Layout & Design] — 2013
» Working Method Gallery Liminal Memory Art Show [Promo Materials Layout & Design]— 2013
» Airship Pirates Calendar [Calendar: Artwork, Design] — 2013
» Michael Shulman: Home [CD Cover/Packaging Design] — 2012
» Eternal Essence: A Light in the Distance [CD Cover Design]] — 2012
» Dragon-Con Horror/Dark Fantasy Track Official Artwork [Promo Materials Layout & Design] — 2012
» Working Method Gallery at Fountain Art Fair [Promo Materials Layout & Design] — 2012
» Fermentation Lounge Art Show [Promo Materials Layout & Design] — 2012
» UUCT Art Show [Promo Materials Layout & Design] — 2012
» Airship Pirates Calendar [Calendar Cover/Interior Layout & Design] — 2012
» Murray, Nico: Turning Night [Book Front/Back Cover Design] — 2012
» Locke, Scott: Telemachus and Homer [Book Front/Back Cover Design] — 2012
» Defunkt Magazine: Issues 1-4 [Magazine Interior Photo Editing & Layout] — 2005-2010
» North Florida Fencing Academy [Advertisements Photo Editing, Layout, & Design] — 2009
» Days11: Desire [CD Cover/Packaging Design] — 2008
» WarChild Canada: The Sounds of KidStock [CD Cover/Packaging Design] — 2008
» Streetcats Foundation: CD for Justice [CD Cover Design] — 2008
» James Gardin (PHILTHY): SaVe Us All [CD Cover/Packaging Design] — 2008
» Arendsee, M.: Sex, Sacrifice, and the Sacred Beast [Book Cover/Interior Layout & Design] — 2007
» The Crüxshadows: Postcards, Merchandise Graphics [Promo Materials Layout] — 2007
» Aramae: Primordial [CD Cover Design] — 2007
» Fear the Dead Records: Fear The Dead [CD Cover Design] — 2006
» Vis Vires: Inside the Hate [CD Cover/Packaging Design] — 2005

Miscellaneous Art Publications
» Terror of the Skies: The Airship Pirates Boardgame [Board/Card Game: Artwork] — 2013
» Wrath of Fate: Terror of the Skies Expansion Set [Board/Card Game: Artwork] — 2013
» Alex Sarwer-Foner's Avant-Tarde [Film: Set Design/Art Props] —2013
» Airship Pirates Calendar [Calendar Artwork] — 2013
» Dragon-Con Horror/Dark Fantasy Track: Official Artwork [Convention] — 2012
» Airship Pirates Calendar [Calendar Artwork] — 2012
» Frankie [Film: Set Elements/Prop Design] —2010
» The Wormwood Doll [Film: Storyboard Art, Costume/Set Design] — 2009
» The Crüxshadows: Postcards, Merchandise Graphics [Band Promo Materials] — 2007
» Interz0ne '04: Official Artwork [Convention] — 2004
» CXS Fairies: Official T-shirts [Silkscreen Designs] — 2003 & 2004
» The Crüxshadows: Tears [CD: Photography] — 2002
» ThouShaltNot: The Holiness of Now [CD: Photography] — 2001


Proofreading / Creative Writing Publications
» "AutoGenesis," pacificREVIEW — Spring, 2014
» "Bait St.," pacificREVIEW — Spring, 2014
» "Delap," pacificREVIEW — Spring, 2014
» Cakebread, Peter: The Alchemist's Revenge — 2013
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Kingdom & Commonwealth Omnibus II — 2012
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Clockwork & Cthulhu — 2012
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Clockwork & Chivalry, 2nd Ed. — 2011
» Cakebread, Peter and Walton, Ken: Kingdom & Commonwealth Omnibus I — 2011

 

MANDEM is a symbiotic pair of transdigital -punk artists, Maize Arendsee and Moco Steinman, working in both digital art and traditional art mediums such as oil painting, mische technique, mixed media, and acrylics. Our themes include: mythpunk and mythology; steampunk and alternative history; cyberpunk and human-animal-machine hybrids; gothic, horror, and dark fantasy; monsters and chimeras; and queer feminist art. Important visual influences include German Expressionism; influential sci-fi fantasy artists such as Brom and Giger, and traditional painters such as Maxfield Parrish, John Atkins Grimshaw, and the surrealist and visionary movements. Other influences include James Barrie (Peter Pan), Lewis Carroll, Lovecraft and other Gothic Victorian writers; Bertolt Brecht and epic theater (also theater of cruelty and theater of the absurd); Robert Graves, Mircea Eliade, and the great mythographers of the Gilded Age; Jungian philosophy; the ancient Greek and Roman poets — especially Euripides and Ovid; and epic modern myth-makers such as Tolkein, Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, and Neil Gaiman. Our work has appeared in gallery shows and we have designed album or book art for the Cruxshadows ("Dreamcypher" and "Ethernaut"), Michael Schulman ("Home"), Abney Park ("Airship Pirates" RPG), and we designed the promotional art for the Dragon*Con 2012 Horror/Dark Fantasy Track.


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