Harwood’s Teaching Artist Corps is made up of talented professional peforming and visual artists with innovative curricula who integrate the arts with other areas of study for youth ages 6 – 14.
Meet our Teaching Artists for Summer Art Camp 2021!
Hollis Moore is an artist and landscape designer living in Albuquerque, NM, near the Middle Rio Grande and on traditional Sandia Pueblo land. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico, where she additionally earned her MFA in Art & Ecology and Printmaking. Her practice explores the hidden stories of water that are woven into the everyday lives of people, plants, animals, and microbes in the vernacular landscape. She sees both art and design as a practice in taking care of a planet that unquestionably cares for us.
Marlena Livingston is an artist and maker working primarily with wool. She is also an experienced painter and ceramicist, art forms she learned and developed while earning her bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of New Mexico.
Marlena currently teaches art at the middle school level in Albuquerque. In September 2018 she graduated with an MA in Art and Design from the University of Brighton, her work there culminating in a series of large scale needle felted soft sculptures that explore the process of healing.
Kate Overton Miller
Kate Overton Miller graduated from UNM with a BFA in studio art. She has been a part of various local exhibitions and has eagerly volunteered her passions for art in various settings, such as teaching drawing classes to elementary students in Watts, LA. For Kate, being an artist and a teacher are equally important and symbiotic–both are spaces of altruistic problem-solving and inform one another. Her imagination wanders through process from everything to collaborative video pieces with caterpillars to annotating books with spinach anthotypes. Her heart is to encourage people to see and steward the art we are called to make.
Jessica Krichels is an experienced teacher and artist originally from Maine. She has worked in a wide range of teaching settings – from Mexico, to Alaska and more – in elementary schools to all age summer programs, to high schools. She is primarily a printmaker, and greatly enjoys spreading the joys of printmaking and unexpected techniques techniques whenever possible. She also loves teaching drawing, painting, photography and combinations of all the above with great enthusiasm. Jessica is co-owner of Remarque Printshop in Albuquerque NM.
Isabella Carrozza holds a bachelor’s degree in art education and certificate in community arts from Tyler School Of Art in Philadelphia, PA. During the school year, she teaches middle school art in the Albuquerque Public School system. She has worked with children and teens teaching art and literacy in day camps, after school programs, libraries, and community venues. Isabella’s personal art interests include art history, fiber arts, narrative art, and found object sculpture.
Julianna Massa is a dance artist & educator based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her BA in contemporary dance from the University of New Mexico in 2020. Julianna values movement and embodied experiences as ways of learning and accessing creativity.
Norah is a Multimedia Artist with a love of animation, puppetry, automata, installation, and performance. Her work has been shown at venues including SXSW, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and on PBS. She has taught animation and creative code to students, from elementary to college age, all over the Boston, New York, and Albuquerque areas. She received her BA from Harvard University and her Masters in Interactive Media at Tisch NYU.
Harley Kirschner is a mixed media artist with a passion for paper and textiles. He has been an art instructor for 15 years, creating many original projects which are guided by young artist’s creative inspiration. Harley is currently a senior at UNM for his BFA. He plans to bring several new techniques into this summer’s session. Harley loves to learn and sees his students as fantastic teachers!
Katherine attended the University of Minnesota for her BFA in Native American Studies, double minoring in Women’s Studies and Cultural Psychology. She received her MFA from California Institute of Arts, studying abroad Curatorial Studies at La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France. Following graduation back in Los Angeles, Katherine worked in the Art Department on multiple music videos, feature films and television shows. Katherine’s most recent practice focuses on process-based art. In April 2020, Katherine was selected as a recipient of both a Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts/ Fulcrum Fund Grant as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency COVID-19 Fund Grant. She has exhibited nationally, including REDCAT and MOCA-Geffen Contemporary- Los Angeles, CA, with upcoming 2021 solo and group exhibitions, both within the USA and internationally. Alongside art-making, Katherine has sustainably farmed in France as well as across the rural USA and created numerous urban gardens in Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles. In 2018, she worked alongside Moving Arts in Española, New Mexico, to create a public art weaving installation and heirloom native garden on Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo lands. Having taught Studio Art workshops at the Detroit Institute of Arts, she is currently located in northern New Mexico and acts as a Fiber Arts & Visual Arts Instructor with multiple arts organizations, including Taos Center for the Arts and Harwood Art Center.
Allyssa Trujillo is an artist with a passion in dance and community arts. She was born and raised in Gallup, NM where she received her early dance training and experience at Foundations of Freedom, a studio and hip hop crew residing in the southwest. Allyssa is currently a student at UNM majoring in Contemporary Dance with a minor in Arts Leadership and Business. Having the privilege to be both a student and educator, Allyssa’s current practice involves embracing the space in between, using messiness as a tool for creativity, and developing meaningful connections to promote an empathetic and compassionate environment for all to belong.