Education

2008
Masters of Fine Arts, Visual Art, University of Regina; Regina, SK. Intermedia practices with a research focus on socially engaged art practices.

2003
BFA Honors, University of Manitoba; Winnipeg, MB. Open Media/Drawing.

Teaching

2015-ongoing
Associate Director, School of Art & Art History University of Illinois at Chicago. Lecturer. 

2015
Kraus Visiting Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University

2009-2014
Assistant Professor, Portland State University. Chair, Art and Social Practice MFA.

2009-2014
PSU faculty collaborator, Public Engagement Initiatives, Portland Art Museum, Education Department.

2013
Artist-Mentor, Oregon College of Art and Craft MFA. Artist-Mentor, Vermont College of Art MFA.

2012
Artist-Mentor, Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA. Artist-Mentor, Boston Art Institute MFA.

2010
Artist-Mentor, Oregon College of Art and Craft MFA. Artist-Mentor, Vermont College of Art MFA.

2008
Adjunct assistant professor, Portland State University. Art and Social Practice.

2006
Sessional Instructor, University of Regina. Intermedia Intermedia Teaching Assistant, University of Regina.

Selected Books/Publications

2013
Delos Reyes, Jen, Editor. Second Edition, Open Engagement: An Anthology, Publication Studio.
Delos Reyes, Jen, Series Editor. Art and Social Practice Reference Points: Temporary Services, Publication Studio.
Delos Reyes, Jen, Series Editor. Art and Social Practice Reference Points: John Malpede, Publication Studio.
Delos Reyes, Jen, Series Editor. Art and Social Practice Reference Points: Center for Urban Pedagogy, Publication Studio.
Delos Reyes, Jen, Series Editor. Art and Social Practice Reference Points: Harrell Fletcher, Publication Studio.

2012
Delos Reyes, Jen, Editor. Open Engagement: An Anthology, Publication Studio.

2010
Delos Reyes, Jen, Editor. A History of Social Practice Art. Portland State University.
Delos Reyes, Jen, Editor. 127 Prince: On the art of social practice and the social practice of art. Online journal.

2009
Delos Reyes, Jen, Editor. We Need To Know Where We Have Been to Know Where We Are Going: A Collaboratively Written History of Socially Engaged Art. Portland State University.

2007
Delos Reyes, Jen, Editor. Open Engagement: After Aesthetic Distance Post-Conference Catalogue. University of Regina.


Selected Writing

2014
Delos Reyes, Jen. Ed. A Treasury of Art/Life Quotes, Museums Press, UK.

2013
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Public Access: Entry Points into Contemporary Art,” Service Media. Edited by Stuart Keeler. Green Lantern Press.
Burt, Clifton and Lavelle, Nicole, Editors. Share Document: Writings on Design, “Ten Lessons Graphic Designers Learn That Every Artist Should Understand”. Published by Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books, Portland, OR.

2012
Delos Reyes, Jen. “I Can Haz Utopia?: Ben Kinsley and Jess Langley’s Make CATopia Real” Spaces, Cleveland, OH.

2011
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Because We Are Your Friends: Legacies of Institutional Critique in Art and Social Practice.” BOMB Online.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “A Case for a Contemporary Collection of Canadian Folk Music.” Manitoba Folkways Recordings.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Discotopia: Searching for Paradise on the Dancefloor.” Utopia, CS18, Ohio.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Private Lives,” Art Criticism and Other Short Stories, edited by Helen Reed.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You,” YA5 Volume 1, Issue 2, Container Corps, June 2011.

2010
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Let Knowledge Serve the City: A Social Education”. Part of Condensations of the Social at Smack Mellon, NY.

2009
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Shine a Light: Night at the Museum.” Portland Art Museum.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “You Can Have It All: Emotional Generosity and Art and Social Practice.” University of Cincinnati.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “From The Mass Ornament to the Masses: The Shift From Relational Aesthetics to Social Practice.” York University.

Delos Reyes, Jen. “Never Going Back Again: Remaking Rumours.” Among Friends, Haverford College.
Delos Reyes, Jen. “The Quirky Ones.” MFA Graduate Exhibition catalogue essay, Disjecta, Portland, OR.

2008
Delos Reyes, Jen. “We are here for you”. Decentre: Concerning Artist–Run Culture. Toronto. YYZ Books.

2007
Delos Reyes, Jen. “Group Work: The Factory, Warhol and Social Engagement.” At the MacKenzie. Regina, SK.

Director

2010–Present
Open Engagement

2008–2014
Art and Social Practice MFA program coordinator and co–director.

2007
Open Engagement: Art After Aesthetic Distance, Regina, SK.

Selected One–Person and Collaborative Exhibitions

2014
The Last Whole Earth Catalog Library, Design Week Portland, Portland, OR.
The Lovers the Dreamers and Me, Intersite Visual Arts, Calgary, AB.

2013
The Art and Social Practice Workbook, Civic Space, Windsor, ON.
Mind Training, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR.
Counter Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR.

2012
Selling It, EXPO CHGO, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
Are You Sure?, OPEN Gallery, Nashville, TN.
You Belong to the Universe, PDX Contemporary, OR.

2011
Manitoba Folkways Collection, Video Pool, Winnipeg, MB.

2009
Block Party, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK.

2007
Call/Answer/Release, 5th Parallel Gallery, Regina, SK Selected Professional 


Selected Professional Presentations/Lectures

2015
Invitational Speaker, Questioning Aesthetics, UC Berkeley, CA.                                                                                    


2014
Invitational Speaker, Unruly Engagements, Cincinnati, OH. Invitational speaker, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Invitational Speaker, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. Guest Presenter, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON.
Guest Lecturer, Seminary for Embodied and Civic Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
Invitational Speaker, University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA. Invitational Speaker, Mildred’s Lane. Delaware River
Valley, PA.
Invitational speaker, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA.
Keynote speaker, Intersite Visual Arts, Calgary, AB.

 

2013
Guest Lecturer, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Guest Lecturer, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.
Moderator, Crafting Conversation: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask. Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR.

2012
Guest Lecturer, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. Presenter, Americans for the Arts, San Antonio, TX.

2011
Guest Lecturer, University of Willamette, Salem, OR.
Speaker, Conference on the Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

2010
Guest Lecturer, University of Willamette, Salem, OR.
Invitational Speaker, Arts Engage! Symposium. NSCAD, Halifax, NS.
Invitational Speaker, EARCOS Conference. Manila, Philippines.
Invitational Speaker, Mildred’s Lane. Delaware River Valley, PA.
Guest Lecturer, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.
Guest Lecturer, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

2009
Guest Lecturer, University of Willamette, Salem, OR. Presenter, Encounters in the Socialverse: Community and Collaborative Art Practice. York University, Toronto, ON. Guest Lecturer, Haverford College, Philadelphia, PA.
Guest Speaker/Series Curator. Authentic Enthusiasm SPS, Portland, OR.

2008
Panel Moderator, Social Practice West, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.
Invitational Speaker, University of Victoria in conjunction with Assume Nothing Symposium, Victoria, BC.
Invitational speaker at Art Building Community Symposium, Winnipeg, MB.
Guest Lecturer, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
Invitational Speaker, Talk with Harrell Fletcher, Camosun College, Victoria, BC.
Invitational Speaker, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB. “Socially Engaged Art Practices”

2007
Invitational Speaker, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK. University of Regina, Regina, SK. Artist Lecture.
Guest Lecturer, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
The Art and Social Practice Workbook, L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA.

2013
Shine a Light, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

2012
Only Birds Sing the Music of Heaven in This World, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA.

2011
Shine a Light, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.
Band Class, Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR.
The Open Daybook, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
PDF: Public Document Files. Public Space One, Iowa
City, IA.
Utopia, OH. CS18, Cincinnati, OH.
Shine a Light, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

2010
Shine a Light, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. Condensations of the Social. Smack Mellon. Brooklyn, NY.
The Incidental Person. Apexart. NY, NY.

2009
Parties Prenantes: Info Point. Bétonsalon, Paris, FR. Among Friends, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. No Gallery Left Behind, Reed Gallery/DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH.

2008
ASDF. Capricious Gallery. NY, NY.
Free Public Rentals, California State University, Chico. Ayres Hall. CA.
Artcity, Calgary, AB.
Provflux Providence, RI.
Infinite Exchange Gallery, 01 Biennial. San Jose, CA.

2007
Heart Felt Connection, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK.
Creative Activism, Toronto Free Gallery Toronto, ON.
How Fast Your World is Changing, Ampersand Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA.

2006
Swap Meet, Virginia/New York,Richmond, VA/ NY.
You Can Have It All New York City, Salvation Gallery, New York, NY.
City Blocks, Dunlop Art Gallery/City of Regina. Regina, SK.
Double Bounce, Ephemeroptera Art Space. Brooklyn, NY. In War/At War, OPENSOURCE. Champaign, IL. Come Together, The Kitchen, New York, NY.
Cover Band, Art Projects Gallery, Regina, SK.

2005
Blur St. Project, University of Regina, Belgrade, Serbia/Regina, SK.
Eleven Women Artists from Winnipeg: New Videos, Cinemtheque, Winnipeg, MB.
Best Foot Forward, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB. RE–SHELVING INITIATIVE 2, Eyelevelgallery, Halifax, NS.

2003
National Student Film and Video Festival, Regina, SK. Graduate Exhibition, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB. Untitled, Gallery 138, Winnipeg, MB.

2001
Fire Wire: Video Exhibition, Winnipeg, MB. Snow Screen, Old Market Square, Winnipeg, MB.


Workshops/Residencies

2014
Participants, Problem Solving Social Practice, University of Iowa, IA.
Artist in Residence, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

2013
Artist in Residence, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

2009
Parties Prenantes. Bétonsalon, Paris, France. 2007
The Berlin Office, Residency. Berlin, Germany.

2006
Come Together: An Intensive Workshop on Art
and Social Engagement, The Kitchen, New York, NY.

2003
Open Studio, Toronto, ON.

Awards/Honors

2013
RACC Grant, special projects. Portland, OR. 

2012
RACC Grant, special projects. Portland, OR. 

2011
RACC Grant, special projects. Portland, OR.

2010
Humanities Sustainability Fellow, PSU, OR. 

2009
RACC Grant, special projects. Portland, OR.

2007
Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant, Regina, SK. Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant, with artist Seema Goel. Regina, SK.

2006
HRI VS Award, Humanities Research Institute
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant
Winner Best Experimental, N.S.F.V.F, Regina, SK.

Public Art Commissions

2007
Tropical Shelters, Regina Transit Authority Project, Regina, SK.

Selected Reviews/Articles

Picard, Caroline. “Open Engagement 2013: No. 1.” Bad at Sports, 2013.

Birchall, Michael. “A Postcard from Portland.” Frieze Publishing, 2012.

Rowe, D.K. “PSU Conference Sees Art Differently.” May 16, 2010. The Oregonian, Portland, OR.

Ingroff, Daniel. “Focusing on the Social at PSU.” Art 21. May 26, 2010.

Rowe, D.K. “‘Shine a Light’ lights up the Portland Art Museum for a Night.” September 21, 2009. The Oregonian, Portland, OR.

Sherlock, Diana. “Viva La Revolution” Artcity Catalogue.

Servin, James. “Change It Up”. HFYWIC Catalogue. Ampersand International Arts. 2008.

Bamberger, Alan. “How Fast Your World is Changing.” San Francisco. 2008.

Bishop, Lynn. “How Fast Your World is Changing.” San Francisco. 2008.

Rhodes, Veronica. “Bus shelters will soon provide tropical-minded transit users with psychological warmth” Leader Post. Feb. 16. 2008. Regina, SK.


Selected Institutional Service

Virginia Commonwealth University Tenure and Promotions External Examiner. Richmond, VA.
RACC Public Art Council, Portland, OR.
RACC Public Art Selection Committee, Portland, OR.
Publications Board, PSU, Portland, OR.
Field Work, Faculty Advisor and founder. Portland, OR.
Diversity Action Council, council member, PSU, Portland, OR.
Founder of the Portland State University School of Art and Design, Diversity Committee. Portland, OR.
MFA Committee, PSU, Portland, OR.
Curator of Presidents Art Collection, University of Regina, Regina, SK.
Visiting Artist Committee Assistant University of Regina, SK.
Outworks Gallery board member. Winnipeg, MB.
Ace Art Member/Volunteer. Winnipeg, MB. Video Pool Member. Winnipeg, MB.

Curriculum Development

ART 410/510, History of Art and Social Practice 1920–Now
Developed this course as an undergraduate and graduate offering at PSU. This course traces a history of social practice in art and investigate the current critiques, debates and issues surrounding its current state in relation to its historical context. This course places a strong emphasis on contemporary examples of social practice art through readings, assignments, and online participation. This course gives a historic and critical context for which students can situate their practices.

Low–Residency Art and Social Practice MFA
Proposed, wrote, developed, and implemented the Low– residency MFA in Art and Social Practice at Portland State University

Flexible–Residency Art and Social Practice MFA
Wrote, developed, and implemented the flexible–residency MFA in Art and Social Practice at Portland State University which combines the low–residency MFA directly to the in resident program at PSU.

Selected Courses Taught

ART 583, Graduate Seminar: Practice and Pedagogy
Explores teaching at local and national institutions as preparation for teaching in higher education. This seminar includes curriculum development, syllabi development, assessment and educational objectives viewed through the lens of issues in contemporary art education and visual culture.
ART 582 Graduate Research and Writing Seminar Explores the role of writing and research in socially engaged art practices. The course considers the importance of writing in communicating projects that are ephemeral, situation based, time based, and collaborative.

ART 481/581 Museum History Seminar
Co–Taught with Mark Dion
The Museum Museum Seminar is a nimble idiosyncratic investigation into those marvelous institutions mandated to expand knowledge through encounters with things. Participants will first become acquainted with origins of museums in the form of curiosity cabinets of the 16th and 17th centuries and then move on to explore the universal museums of the enlightenment followed by the disciplined collections of modern museums.

ART 300 Professional Practices
Explores various topics in contemporary art, concentrating on specific issues of professional development for undergraduate students. Through lectures, research, reading and writing, a variety of tools and strategies directly related to contemporary art world practices will be taught.
University Studies Senior Capstone: Art as a Force for Social Change
What can art do? This course will examine the potential that creative acts have to effect social, political,local and personal change through the social application of art in the context of an arts program geared towards homeless and transitional populations.

ART 299 Intermedia
This course is an introduction to time and lens based media, performance, installation, site–specificity, net.art, social practice, artists use of text and conceptual approaches to art making as defined within contemporary art practices.

ART 589, Art and Social Practice Workshop
In this workshop the focus is on the creative aspects
involved in social practice including theory and application. Students formulate and work on collaborative public projects, discuss the creative aspect and practical application
of art and social practice.