EDUCATION

M.F.A. Studio Art, 2013.

  • University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Thesis: Symbionce

B.F.A. Studio Art, 2010.

  • University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.
  • GPA: 3.798
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Study abroad in Italy with the University of Arizona, 2009.

AWARDS

  • Critic's Choice Winner for Best Imagery, EDDY Awards, Edible Communities, 2015.
  • Honorable Mention, Art of Our Century Juried Exhibition, Utah, 2014.
  • Finalist, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2013:
From a total of 3,752 submissions worldwide, Long was 1 of 3 finalists in Illustration, the second largest of 10 categories, with 715 submissions. Finalists from around the globe were flown by Adobe and the International Council of Communication Design to NYC for awards, design studio tours, and the Create Now World Tour tradeshow.
  • Gold and silver medals, The 37th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, 2013.
  • Best in Show, The 36th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, 2012.
  • Fine Arts Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2012.
  • Fine Arts Grad College Fellowship, University of Arizona, 2012.
  • Edward Francis Dunn Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2011.
  • Fine Arts Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2011.
  • Misto-Ertz Art and Art Education Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2010.
  • Fine Arts Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2010.
  • Outstanding Visual Communication Senior Award, University of Arizona, 2010.
  • Gold and silver medals, The 35th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, 2011.
  • Silver medal, The 34th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, 2010.

PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION

  • INDA12 (Juried International Drawing Annual), vol. 12. Cincinnati: Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, forthcoming; late 2017.
  • Hofer, Charles. “The Night Shift.” Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, July/Aug 2016.
  • Kimble, Megan. "Ark of Taste." Edible Santa Fe Magazine, April/May 2016.
  • Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, COVER, May/June 2015.
  • University of Arizona Alumni Magazine, COVER, Spring 2015.
  • Sagarin, Rafe. The Desert Sea at Biosphere 2: A Vision Portfolio. Tucson: University of Arizona College of Science, 2015.
  • Kimble, Megan. “Ark of Taste.” Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015.
  • Soto, William, and Michele K. Nishiguchi. “Microbial Experimental Evolution as a Novel Research Approach in the Vibrionaceae and Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis.” Frontiers in Microbiology 5 (2014): 4. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00593.
  • Nabhan, Gary Paul. “Honey, Don’t Forget the Pollinators: the Pivotal Role of Baja Arizona Foodscapes in Bee and Butterfly Recovery.” Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014.
  • Hernandez, Gwendoline. “This Sopita is Haunted.” Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, May/June 2014.
  • Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, COVER, Jan/Feb 2014. 
  • Nabhan, Gary Paul. “Nomadic Nurseries, Guerrilla Grafters, and SNAP Seed Sowers.” Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013.
  • Baker, Dave. “Death by the Sea.” In Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders #2, edited by Steven L. Frank, 9–16. Aptos: 3 Finger Prints, 2013.
  • McMahon, Ellen, Ander Monson, and Beth Weinstein, eds. GROUND|WATER: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River. Tucson: Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, 2012.
  • Persona: The University of Arizona Magazine of Art and Literature, COVER, vol. 32. Tucson: University of Arizona Poetry Center, 2010.
  • Garrison, Lane, and Sasha Meschkow, eds. Persona: The University of Arizona Magazine of Art and Literature, vol. 31. Tucson: University of Arizona Poetry Center, 2009.

EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • DRAWN: 4th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery. Cincinnati, OH.

2016

  • Symbiosis: an Exhibition of Biological Art, University of Arizona School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior. Tucson, AZ.
  • The Critical Zone, The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. Tucson, AZ.
  • Groundward, Genius Loci Foundation riparian preserve. Tucson, AZ. (solo)

2015

  • Weird Wildlife, International Wildlife Museum. Tucson, AZ.
  • Symbiosis: an Exhibition of Biological Art, University of Arizona School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior. Tucson, AZ.
  • The Birds and the Bees, Nave Gallery Annex. Somerville, MA.

2014

  • Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum. Orem, UT.
  • Faculty Show, Joseph Gross Gallery. Tucson, AZ.

2013

  • Perdiendo Terreno / Círculos Desvaneciendo (Losing Ground / Vanishing Circles), Las Musas Museo de Arte de Sonora. Hermosillo, Mexico.
  • The 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Affinia Hotel. Manhattan, NY.
  • The 2013 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.
  • The 37th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.

2012

  • The 36th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • Toxicity and Other Amazing Adaptations, The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. Tucson, AZ.
  • The Chautauqua National: Living With Others, Giles Gallery. Richmond, KY.

2011

  • AHGSA Auction, Fluxx Studio & Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • Peripheral Histories, Book Stop Inc. Tucson, AZ.
  • Press Print, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • Something Interdisciplinary Maybe, University of Arizona Graduate Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • The 35th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • MFA Show, University of Arizona Graduate Gallery. Tucson, AZ.

2010

  • The 34th Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • First Year Invitational MFA Exhibition, University of Arizona Graduate Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • JuiceBox, Lulubell Toy Bodega. Tucson, AZ.
  • Illuminations, Caffè Lucé. Tucson, AZ. (solo)
  • BFA Exhibition, University of Arizona Union Gallery. Tucson, AZ.

2009

  • The 33rd Annual VisCom Juried Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.
  • Fragments and Repositories, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.

2008

  • Shadowbox, University of Arizona Student Union. Tucson, AZ. (solo)
  • 2D Exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ.

EMPLOYMENT

Adjunct Professor. Pima Community College.
Tucson, AZ. (2015 – Present)

  • Teach two Basic Design (2D and 3D art foundations) classes per semester.
  • Prepare lesson plans and syllabi. Teach students to identify and interpret creative problems using principles and elements of design via lectures, slideshows, and projects. Guide student work individually, lead group critiques, evaluate work, and grade projects.
  • Coursework assesses understanding of composition, basic drawing, basic painting, color theory, collage, and sculptural materials.
  • Class size: 24–25 students of all ages, from a wide range of majors and backgrounds.

Freelance Illustrator and Designer.
Tucson, AZ. (2010 – Present)

  • Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. Tucson, AZ. (2016 + 2012).
  • Caffè Lucé Coffee Roasting Company. Tucson, AZ. (2016).
  • Edible Baja Arizona magazine. Tucson, AZ. (2013 – 2016).
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Tucson, AZ. (2015 + 2010).
  • Arizona Alumni Magazine. Tucson, AZ. (2015).
  • Oceans, Forests, Streams Aquaculture. Tucson, AZ. (2014 – 2015).
  • Patagonia Orchards. Rio Rico, AZ. (2014).
  • Biosphere 2. Oracle, AZ. (2014).
  • Rillito River Project. Tucson, AZ. (2011 – 2012).

Adjunct Professor. University of Arizona College of Fine Art.
Tucson, AZ. (2013 – 2014)

  • Taught Senior/Graduate Illustration, Figure Illustration, and Illustration Studio 1 in Visual Communication department.
  • Prepared lesson plans and syllabi, lectured, demonstrated traditional and digital media, prepared slideshows, guided student projects individually, mentored, led group critiques, evaluated students’ work, and graded projects.
  • Created curriculum which incorporated contemporary artists, trends, and techniques.
  • Connected students with real-world client (Native Seeds SEARCH of Tucson, AZ) upon creation of “Seed Diaries” project. Students illustrated the cultural significance of native plants for this nonprofit organization that conserves, promotes, and distributes seeds native to the Sonoran region. The plants' rich stories and histories were made accessible through exhibition and printed media. Work was selected for display at the Seed Conservation Center and for traveling exhibition.
  • Served on exit interview committee for seniors graduating from Visual Communication area.
  • Class size: 18–23 students.

Instructor of Record. University of Arizona College of Fine Art.
Tucson, AZ. (2011 – 2013)

  • Taught Illustration Studio 1 in the Visual Communication department and Introductory Painting in the Foundations department.
  • Prepared lesson plans and syllabi, lectured, demonstrated traditional and digital media, prepared slideshows, guided student projects individually, mentored, led group critiques, evaluated students’ work, and graded projects.
  • Created curriculum which incorporated contemporary artists, trends, and techniques.
  • Painting class included students from non-art backgrounds, so I made the material accessible and relevant to their needs.
  • Class size: 11–22 students.

Digital Print Lab Technician. University of Arizona College of Fine Art.
Tucson, AZ. (2011)

  • Processed student and faculty digital files to be printed on array of Epson large-format inkjet printers.
  • Offered demonstrations and answered questions regarding printing, scanning, and image manipulation.
  • Cropped, resized, profiled, and adjusted files with Adobe Photoshop and ImagePrint RIP software.
  • Color-calibrated monitors and projectors.
  • Loaded rolls of archival papers, loaded inks, performed printer maintenance/troubleshooting, handled fine art prints, and charged customers’ accounts.

Model Coordinator. University of Arizona College of Fine Art.
Tucson, AZ. (2011)

  • Contacted instructors and models to organize and schedule modeling sessions for all levels of figure drawing and figure painting courses.

Teaching Assistant. University of Arizona College of Fine Art.
Tucson, AZ. (2010 – 2011)

  • Learned teaching techniques from observing two professors and their students in Video/Sound Art and Illustration Studio 1 courses.
  • Created and assigned my own project, worked with students individually, and led project critique.
  • Class size: 16–18 students.

Illustration Intern. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department.
Tucson, AZ. (2010)

  • Illustrated anatomy of three Porcelain Crab species in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico during internship with Dr. Katrina Mangin (University of Arizona Marine Biology).
  • Conducted research in tide pools during stay at CEDO (Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans).

Photographic Retouch/Repair Artist. U-Photo Digital Imaging Lab.
Beltsville, MD. (2007)

  • Digitally repaired and retouched photographs, both new and old.
  • Digitally captured thousands of photographs from albums before cropping and setting color balance.
  • Wrote invoices, offered customer service, and handled money at register. 

ARTIST LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

  • Guest lectures on freelance art and digitally integrated illustration techniques for junior/senior visual communication students at the University of Arizona School of Art: 2013–present.
  • Buchmann, Stephen. “Plants and Pollinators with Dr. Stephen Buchmann.” Illustration used in online seminar for the Wildlife Habitat Council, June 9, 2015.
  • Sagarin, Rafe. “Managing Conflict in a World Adrift.” Illustration used in keynote for panel discussion with the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, February 11, 2015.
  • Art & Environment Network Luncheon, Institute of the Environment, Tucson, AZ: 2015.
  • Infuse art and creative writing showcase, La Cocina, Tucson, AZ: 2012.
  • Sweetwater Wetland Journal, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ: 2011.
  • Sweetwater Wetland Journal, Institute of the Environment, Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ: 2011.

WORK-RELATED TRAINING

  • Marine Science Watercolor course at California State University Monterey Bay under Amadeo Bachar: Summer 2016.
  • Self-taught and proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator: 2008 – Present.
  • Trained in 3D modeling in Autodesk Maya and Fused Deposition Modeling (3D-Printing): 2013.
  • Trained to use woodshop, metalshop, and foundry equipment including wood saws and drills, TIG welder, and sandblaster, in conjunction with school projects and extra-curricular shop-monitoring: 2010 – 2013.
  • Trained to use and maintain large-format Epson inkjet printers and scanners, ImagePrint RIP software, and color-calibration tools: 2011.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • Advanced amateur aquarist, saltwater reef system: 2015–present.
  • Artist Residency at Genius Loci Foundation, Oracle, AZ: Summer 2015.
  • Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Monaco, and Washington DC, visiting art museums/galleries, natural history museums, and aquariums: Summer 2014.
  • Began “Seed Diaries” with Native Seeds SEARCH, Tucson, AZ: 2013.
  • Guest artist in comic book anthology by Moonstone Books: 2013.
  • Art director and cover artist, Persona: The University of Arizona Magazine of Art and Literature, Issue 32: 2010.
  • Travel in Austria after study abroad in Italy: Summer 2009.