Teaching beside Eve was an incredible experience. She is generous with her knowledge and deeply caring in her approach to individual students as well as the class as a whole. This made for rich, formational experiences in our courses together.
— Designer, writer, and artist Lap Le
For the Spring 2019 Semester at VCU, I taught 20 Sophomores a class titled Imaging II. Other sections of the class were taught by Lap Le and Chino Amobi and we collaborated on our syllabus. My goal was to steer students towards their strongest most meaningful compositions, and to provide a structure––equal parts consistency, experimentation and rigor––to incite creativity.  Download the full syllabus.

For the Spring 2019 Semester at VCU, I taught 20 Sophomores a class titled Imaging II. Other sections of the class were taught by Lap Le and Chino Amobi and we collaborated on our syllabus. My goal was to steer students towards their strongest most meaningful compositions, and to provide a structure––equal parts consistency, experimentation and rigor––to incite creativity. Download the full syllabus.

Here, Sean Keonté and Joy Westkaemper lead a guided meditation and meal on their rooftop for the Experience Project. The prompt for this project was to work in groups, anywhere from 2-18, to design and share an atmospheric or transformative experience publicly and to document it with imagery — moving or still. Students were asked to consider: location (is it simulated or real), light, sound, population of the space, timing, media, technology, messaging, and their role in the group. Example’s ranged from Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room to Monica Ramos' Emotional Ice Cream Booth for FUNHOUSE Book Fair.

Here, Sean Keonté and Joy Westkaemper lead a guided meditation and meal on their rooftop for the Experience Project. The prompt for this project was to work in groups, anywhere from 2-18, to design and share an atmospheric or transformative experience publicly and to document it with imagery — moving or still. Students were asked to consider: location (is it simulated or real), light, sound, population of the space, timing, media, technology, messaging, and their role in the group. Example’s ranged from Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room to Monica Ramos' Emotional Ice Cream Booth for FUNHOUSE Book Fair.

Dynique Moore and Archerd Aparejo make a Filipino and Jamaican feast for the class for their Experience Project. They shared the carefully crafted cuisine while projecting a playful video of themselves preparing it in the background.

Dynique Moore and Archerd Aparejo make a Filipino and Jamaican feast for the class for their Experience Project. They shared the carefully crafted cuisine while projecting a playful video of themselves preparing it in the background.

Here, for her Experience Project, Kristi Huynh creates a funeral-like ritual where others visit her shrine and pay homage to one of her past identities. Kristi had this idea in mind for sometime and it was my role as her professor to make space, provide tangible examples, and support her in her pursuit of this solo project when many chose to work in groups.

Here, for her Experience Project, Kristi Huynh creates a funeral-like ritual where others visit her shrine and pay homage to one of her past identities. Kristi had this idea in mind for sometime and it was my role as her professor to make space, provide tangible examples, and support her in her pursuit of this solo project when many chose to work in groups.

"After my birth, my parents wrote my name as 'Kristi' on my birth certificate. But 21 years ago, my parents’ English was not perfect. They raised me to write my name as 'Kristy.' The people I met before 2017 and the family members who I grew up with referred to me as 'Kristy.' 'Kristy' was on every form. Every application. Every account. Not to inconvenience my future self, I reverted to my legal name in 2017, when I moved from California to Washington. Kristi took the place of Kristy. The persona of Kristy grew herself to become Kristi. Not everyone from Kristy’s life are present in that of Kristi’s. Not all of Kristy’s traits are present in Kristi. But some memorabilia from Kristy’s lifetime have made it into Kristi’s life. This catalogue is a collection of some of them." - Excerpt from  Kristi Huynh’s  publication as part of her Experience Project.

"After my birth, my parents wrote my name as 'Kristi' on my birth certificate. But 21 years ago, my parents’ English was not perfect. They raised me to write my name as 'Kristy.' The people I met before 2017 and the family members who I grew up with referred to me as 'Kristy.' 'Kristy' was on every form. Every application. Every account. Not to inconvenience my future self, I reverted to my legal name in 2017, when I moved from California to Washington. Kristi took the place of Kristy. The persona of Kristy grew herself to become Kristi. Not everyone from Kristy’s life are present in that of Kristi’s. Not all of Kristy’s traits are present in Kristi. But some memorabilia from Kristy’s lifetime have made it into Kristi’s life. This catalogue is a collection of some of them." - Excerpt from Kristi Huynh’s publication as part of her Experience Project.

For their Experience Project, Jesse MacKenzie, Collecia Lowe, Quon Crews, Rachel Christian, and Alicia Kim create a room for catharsis and contemplation that moves many of us to tears. Upon entering, we are presented with meditative questions to guide our journey (and to be answered anonymously). The questions lead to a sparkling, mirrored room where we are prompted to “say something nice to yourself, closing out and honoring the journey.

For their Experience Project, Jesse MacKenzie, Collecia Lowe, Quon Crews, Rachel Christian, and Alicia Kim create a room for catharsis and contemplation that moves many of us to tears. Upon entering, we are presented with meditative questions to guide our journey (and to be answered anonymously). The questions lead to a sparkling, mirrored room where we are prompted to “say something nice to yourself, closing out and honoring the journey.

I taught an  Introduction to Mark Making  workshop for Wesley Taylor’s Surface Research class for VCU’s Art Foundations,. The goal was to encourage students to embrace abstraction and experimentation and my lesson plan was inspired by Nicole Killian’s Mediums Misuse class, also at VCU.

I taught an Introduction to Mark Making workshop for Wesley Taylor’s Surface Research class for VCU’s Art Foundations,. The goal was to encourage students to embrace abstraction and experimentation and my lesson plan was inspired by Nicole Killian’s Mediums Misuse class, also at VCU.