Ross Bochnek : Curriculum Vitae

Email:  Phone: (646) 258-5183

Address: 6450 SR 86 Windsor, OH Born: 3/10/77 New York, NY


2003       MFA, Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2002       Internship with G.H. Hovagimyan for Eyebeam Beta Launch ’02, New York, NY & Split Festival, Split, Croatia

1999       BFA, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts, Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1998       BFA credit, Film and TV School, Academy of Performing Arts and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

1997-98     James B. Pendleton Cinema and Photography Scholarship, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1997          Grant for Festival and Conference Attendance, The 43rd annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Ithaca, NY

Juried Exhibitions and Screenings

2016       Dreams and Visions: Surrealism and Fantasy Art, The Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, OH

2016       Political Art Showcase, Negative Space Gallery Cleveland, OH

2016       Zenith, Satellite Gallery, Collinwood, OH

2016       Readymades, Loren’s Art Lounge Collinwood, OH

2015       Day Glo IV, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Collinwood, OH

2015       Kinetic Garden, Ingenuity Fest, Cleveland, OH

2015       In Orbit, Satellite Gallery Collinwood, OH

2014       NASA Centaur Art Challenge, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH

2014       Bibliophilia, Breakneck Gallery, Lakewood, OH

2014       Angel House, Mandel School Art Gallery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

2014       Angel House at Rooms To Let, Elevate Gallery, Slavic Village, OH

2014       Bibliophilia, Breakneck Gallery, Lakewood, OH

2014       The Gold Standard and The Silver Lining, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Tremont, OH

2014       Touch Me, the Art of Interactive Art, The Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH

2013       Pixels & Pigments, Breakneck Gallery, Lakewood, OH

2007       Maker Square at Felt Club, Los Angeles City College, CA

2007       Make Fest, ETech Emerging Technologies Conference San Diego, Convention Center, CA

2003       MFA Design and Technology Exhibition, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York, NY

2002      Parsons Digital Design, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

1999       Senior Art Show, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY

1998       New Faces in Video Festival, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

1997       Flicker Film Festival, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Collaborative Projects and Grants

2016       Concrete Concerts, National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant, Willard Park, Cleveland, OH
(Installation Lead Artist, with LAND studio and Ingenuity Cleveland)

2016       Zenith, Satellite Gallery, Collinwood, OH
(Installation Lead Artist, with Lisa Tagliaferri, Jess Leela Willow, and Bryan Langsdale)

2014       Waterloo Arts Fest, Waterloo Arts Studios, Collinwood, OH (Installation with Bryan Langsdale)

2014       Ingenuity Fest, Artist Grant, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH

2014       Mystery Art Shopping, with Creative Fusion Artist Resident Pavlina Mladenova, SPACES Gallery
Cleveland, OH   (Editorial Photographer and Videographer)

2014      Process, with SWAP Resident Artist & CEC ArtsLink Fellow Irina Spicaka, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH (Video Installer)

2013       Pull! with SWAP Resident Artist William Pope.L, Resident Artist at SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
(Contributing Photographer and Participant)

2013       Robot Hacks and Urban Hacks General Electric and Make: Equipment Grant, Maker Media, Inc., Cleveland, OH
(Embedded Computing Conceptualization, Electronics, and Programming, with Cleveland Makers Alliance)

2008      FIGMENT City of Dreams Minigolf, Black Rock Arts Foundation Grant, Governors Island, NY  (Installation Lead Artist, with Friar Tuck, Pop Studios, and Disorient)

2001-03  InterActivist Project, Manhattan Neighborhood Network Grant with ABC No Rio, New York, NY (Web Design)

Recent Group Exhibitions

2016       Vacation Cleveland, Doubting Thomas Gallery Cleveland, OH

2014       Northern Exposure, Gallery 160, Collinwood, OH

2014       The 21st People’s Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH

2013       Day Glo 2, Doubting Thomas Gallery Tremont, OH

2013       Monster Drawing Rally, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2013       Electric Boogaloo 2, Rotten Meat Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2013       Life in Color, Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH

2013       Tall Walls, Loren Naji Studio Gallery, Ohio City, OH


2014       Night Makers Ball, Kickin’ it With Kenny Morning Show, Fox 8 Cleveland, OH Airdate: October 29, 2014

2014 Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer,LaunchHouse and NASA partner on Ohio’s first hardware technology  accelerator”, June 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated June 28, 2014 at 8:49 AM

2013       Robot Hacks 4 Team Presentations, Make: YouTube Channel, Streamed Live: 11/20/13

2009       Interactivation: When Music Makers & Tesla Coils Collide, GIZMODO by Adrian Covert, 5/31/09

2008       Metavlogging & Phrashion by Warren Ellis May 19, 2008

2008       FIGMENT City of Dreams Minigolf, SundayArts, THIRTEEN/WNET New York Public Media, Airdate: 8/3/08

2008      RoBo: Lead Wearcomp Researcher C/Punk/Doc, by Key Pixel Gathering of Filmers, 3/26/2008

2007      Sensors & Sensibility, Boing Boing TV, interview by Xeni Jardin, 11/14/07

1999       From Prague, Without Love, Cleveland Jewish News article by Marc Lefkowitz, June 4, 1999 pg. 23


2011       The True Pilot of Metacybernetics, American Society for Cybernetics 2011 Conference Resource (online)

2011       Cyborg Alchemy (2011) Alchemy Journal Vol. 11 No. 2, Spring, 2011 (delayed)

2007       When Clinical Neuropsychology Met Time-Based Art, Re:Place Second International Conference on the  Histories of Media, Art, Science, and Technology, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (poster)

2006       Interactive Brain Drawings by Nina Sobell, Acoustic Space #6 WAVES-  electromagnetic waves as material  and medium of art, Riga, Latvia; RIXC, The Center for New Media Culture; ISSN 9771407831009 04 (catalog)

1999       Stillwater Magazine, Co-Photography Editor and Contributor, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Teaching Experience

2015       Guest Lecturer, Sonic Arts, March 2015, taught by Sarah Paul Chair, Sculpture + Expanded Media, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

2005       Media Arts Department Head, Camp Ramah in California, Ojai, CA

2004       Cultural and Media Studies Adjunct Professor, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, New York, NY

1999       Video/Media Specialist Camp Edward Isaacs, Holmes, NY

1997       Video/Radio Specialist Camp Chen-A-Wanda, Thompson, PA

1996       Video/Archery Specialist Camp Wise, Chardon, OH

Workshops and Panels

2016       Introduction to Alchemy through Symbolic Visualization, Starwood 36, Wisteria Campground Pomeroy, OH

2016       Hermetic Mystery Schools & Multidimensional Trees of Life, Starwood 36, Wisteria Campground Pomeroy, OH

2015       New Media For Fine Artists, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2014       Wearable Technology as Art for Countersurveillance, Cinemaveillance, and Sousveillance, Notacon 11, Cleveland Marriott East, Warrensville Heights, OH

2014       So You Think You’re a Maker?, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH (Panelist)

2014      National Day of Making, Ingenuity Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

2014       Science After Dark, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH

2013       Meet The Makers, Ingenuity Fest, Cleveland Waterfront, Cleveland, OH (Panelist)

2012       Techne Alchemy, Sonic Bloom, Shadows Ranch, Georgetown, CO

2012       NEO-Alchemy, Summit County Institute of Noetic Sciences, Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, Akron, OH

2011       The Alchemy of Cyborg, International Alchemy Conference, Long Beach Convention Center, CA

2010       Spirituality for Cybernetics, BIL Conference, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

2009       Interactivation: Art & Process, International Alchemy Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

2009       Interactivation:Collaborative Visions of Human Evolution, Mindshare, Los Angeles, CA

2009       Where is My Cyborg Self, BIL Conference, California State University Long Beach, CA (Panelist)

2009       Lightning Temple: Energetic Research on Stage, California State University Long Beach, CA (Panelist)

2008       Wearable Computing Hacks, Cyborg, Transhumanism, Dorkbot SoCal, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

2007       Totally Awesome Wearable Computing, BarCamp LA, Los Angeles, CA

2007       DIY Wearable Computing: Hardware Hacks, BarCamp LA, Little Radio, Los Angeles, CA

2007      Wearable Technology & Reclaiming Humanism in Cyborg, MobileCamp LA, Los Angeles, CA

Related Experience

2014       Lake and Geauga Art Show Juror, The Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, OH

2013-14  Volunteer Exhibit Preparator and Art Handler, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2006-10  IATSE Stage Electric, Carpenter, Video, Sound, Props, Automation, and Dock Crew, Los Angeles, CA,
Staples Center, Hollywood Bowl, Shrine Auditorium, Kodak Theater, Dodger Stadium, Gibson Amphitheater,
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena, Shrine Expo Hall, Home Depot Center,
Nokia Theatre, Hollywood Palladium, El Capitan Theater, Nokia Theatre, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper
Forum, Paramount Studios, Pauley Pavilion, Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, ABC, BET, CBS, HBO, NBC, VH1