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Eileen Cheong

Eileen Cheong

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Profession: Art Therapist
Status: ModestDweeb Ink.
Location: St. Louis, Mo , United States ( STL )
Home base: APICHA, Audre Lorde Project
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/Leenie55
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Languages spoken: English- mandarin, nihongo, francais
Organization: Synthesis @ http://www.60main.org/ http://www.albanyfreeschool.com/
Journal: http://www.eileencheong.blogspot.com
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Blood type: O positive
Last login: 6 months ago
Member since: 20 Apr 2006 18:04

About

Hailing from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, traveler of London, Italy, Mexico, Singapore and China. Guided Free School students in traditional and eventually digital photography at the Elm St. community darkroom, perhaps dispel some cultural myths and help them through the tough years as teenagers growing up in the 21st century. Recently graduated from masters program in art therapy and utilizing photojournalism as a past-time, for community; to use art for healing, to encourage spiritual growth and make positive change in our communities.


Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition:

2012 La Mancha Coffeehouse- Solo Show
St. Louis, MO

2008 Retrospectives  Capital District Federation of Ideas; Albany, NY

2005 Humans in their Natural Habitat  Student Art Gallery; New Paltz, NY

Group Exhibition:

2010 East Village Art Collective Jefferson Library; New York, NY

July 2007 Independence Day Art Auction  Social Justice Center; Albany, NY

June-July 2007 “Missing Peace” & “The F Word” Holding Our Own Women’s Building
Albany, NY

March 2007 Violence against Women of Color- International Women’s Day The Brecht Forum; NY, NY
2005 CAPS BA/BS in Visual Arts Group Show SUNY New Paltz Fine Arts Building Rotunda; New Paltz, NY

2000 Scholastic Arts at the Silver Key for Painting; Winners Circle Exhibition Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

Publications:
The Indypendent http://nyc.indymedia.org/
“Friday Night With Pachamama” http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/02/65588.html
The Oracle News http://www.newpaltz.edu/oracle/
http://www.newpaltz.edu/oracle/article.cfm?id=199
http://www.newpaltz.edu/oracle/article.cfm?id=970

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Photojournalism Apprentice Available

Eileen Cheong


Photojournalist Assistant | Event Photography, portraiture


SUMMARY

Art journalist with 7 years of combined experience working for various indie papers, while also providing assistance to independent artists of multiple disciplines as well as in an educational setting for both children and adolescents. Researched information for various art and public relations projects. Seeking to utilize my expertise and experiences in art, writing, business and communications in a professional and creative environment.
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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts, Cum Laude; minors in Journalism and Asian Studies 2005
State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

HS Diploma, 2001
F.H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, New York, NY
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COMPUTER SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Digital archiving, b&W film, medium format, poloroid and more
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Employment:
AERO Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference 2007 http://www.aeroconference.com/
Event photographer
Russell Sage College; Troy, NY

Music photographer:
Broadcast Live: hip-hop rock band www.broadcastlive.org
Taina Asili: www.myspace.com/tainapoet

YMCA Virtual Y Program at PS 11, Brooklyn, NY 2005-2006
Arts and Recreation Counselor for young children, assistant to the Director

ANIMAL NY Magazine & Gallery, New York, NY 2005
Intern Assisted photo shoots and head photographer’s first solo show at Splashlights, promotions, event planning, and editorial assistance

SUNY Fine Art Building, New Paltz, NY 2004-2005
Ceramics/Photo /Printmaking Tech and Office Assistant Clay making, studio maintenance & renovations, clerical work

Fine Art Fotos, Staten Island, NY 2004
Public Relations Intern Press releases, merchandise research and photo archiving

Mohonk Images Gallery, New Paltz, NY 2003-2004
Gallery assistant Sales, framing, stock, photo archive and database management


EXTRACURRICULAR/ VOLUNTEER

Albany Free School / Harriet Tubman Free School Albany, NY Present
Volunteer teaching basic photography principles and techniques to students in grades 4 through 12.

APICHA (Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS) New York, NY 2006
Art direction for Subway 2006 Campaign
Youth Peer Project Summer Institute- Peer Counseling Training Equasian Health Retreat- for LGBTQ Youth of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage,

The Independent News New York, NY 2006
Reporter for NYC Independent, “A free monthly paper for free people”
“Friday Night with Pachamama” http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/02/65588.html

References available upon request

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