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  • Name Jim Ockuly (OAK-lee)
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Objective
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Inspiration
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Keywords
Experience, Skills, and Expertise: Media/Technology:
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Vision
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communications Strategy
  • Media/Technology
  • Art and Art History
  • Writing
  • Design
  • Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Music
  • Web sites
  • Social Networks
  • Kiosks
  • Animated Signage
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Installation
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Open Source Software
Education
Studying: Teaching:
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1983
  • Introduction to Digital Art, Art and Art History Department, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Spring, 1999, Winter, 2001, and Spring, 2002
  • Various Workshops/Guest Lectures, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and other venues
Professional History (Museum Work)
Current
  • Manager of Web and Mobile Services, Minnesota Historical Society (January 2013-Present)
  • Web Project Manager, Minnesota Historical Society (December 2009-December 2012)
Positions at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Director of Interactive Media (2003-2009)
  • Interim Director of Interactive Media (2002-2003)
  • Senior Producer (1999-2002)
  • Special Media Projects Developer (1996-1999)
  • Production Assistant (1990-1996)
  • Part-time, casual media production work (1981-1990)
Selected Presentations
  • The Art of Animation Film, Panel Discussion Moderator, IFP MN, Walker Art Center, February, 2013
  • TIES 2012 Annual Education Technology Conference, Minneapolis, MN, The Digital Backpack: Field Trips of the Future, December, 2012
  • Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts conference, Northfield, MN, Visualizing Historic Fort Snelling, September, 2012
  • Before and After Television: New Media -- The '90s, Classroom Lecture, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, October, 2011
  • American Association of Museums Learning in Museums Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, Incorporating Technology and Interpretation—Talking Through the Walls: Four Questions, 2008
  • Association of Art Museum Administrators Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Technology's Impact on the Visitation Cycle, and Case Study in Web Collaboration—ArtsConnectEd, 2007
  • University of Delaware Longwood Gardens Symposium, Kennett Square, PA, Technology's Impact on the Visitation Cycle, 2007
  • Museums and the Web, Albuquerque, NM, Museum Expansions and the "Utility" of Web-based Public Information, 2006
  • Museum Computer Network Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Take a Good Look: Evaluating Digitized Content, 2004
  • Museums and the Web, Arlington, Virginia, What Clicked? A Report on Audience Research and Media Resources, 2004
  • IMLS Web-Wise Conference, Chicago, Illinois, What Clicks?, 2004
  • Museums and the Web, Charlotte, North Carolina, What Clicks?: An Interim Report, 2003
  • American Association of Museums, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
  • International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM), The Louvre, Paris, presentation: Prints & Processes, an in-gallery program and CD-ROM, 1997
Selected Creative Highlights: Projects, Exhibitions, and Installations
  • SnakPak, Web site, 2001-Present
  • Five Bird Stories, Group Show, Swan Song Gallery, Maiden Rock, WI, 2007
  • Group Show: Cultural Transport/Moving Targets, IMPACT 4, International Printmaking Conference, Berlin, Germany – Poznañ, Poland, 2005
  • The Obstacle Course, Electronic Game, Group Show: State of the Art: Maps, Stories, Games and Algorithms from Minnesota, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2003 (see also)
  • OMEGAVILLE, Installation, Group Show: Eight McKnight Artists, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1998
  • RadiOasis, Video Screening, Group Show: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1996
  • OASIS CINEMA, Installation, Group Show: Eight McKnight Artists, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1990
  • A Short History of the Cinema and From the Archeologists' Lost Notebook, Installations, Intermedia Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, 1989
  • Four Short Subjects: 1. One End of History; 2. Tabula Rasa; 3. The Empire's New Clothes; 4. Don't Mistake the Menu for the Meal, Commissioned Mural, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1988
  • Lost in Space (What's Wrong With This Picture?), Group Show: Seen Missing, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, video screening, 1987
  • DEAD DUCKS/MOVIE STARS/HISTORY RE-PRODUCED, Installation, The Clocktower Gallery, New York, 1987
  • Two Examples of Disembodied Speech or Reproductions Really ARE Repositories for Human Souls, Installation, Medium West Gallery, Minneapolis, 1986
  • Bodies Without Organs, Group Show, Medium West Gallery, Minneapolis, 1986
  • The Human Race as 4.7 Billion Camera Angles, Installation, Medium West Gallery, Minneapolis, 1985
Selected Affiliations
Boards:
Selected Review Panels:
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Review Panel, February, 2011
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Review Panel, December, 2009
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Van Derlip Award 2009 (Media Arts), May, 2009
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Review Panel, October, 2007
  • National Endowment for the Arts Review Panel, Resources for Change: Technology, March, 2003
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Arts Panel, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Minnesota Humanities Commission, 1994
Selected Awards, Fellowships, Grants, and Commissions
Museum Art
  • AAM Bronze MUSE Award, Education and Outreach, MNopedia, 2012
  • Helped secure several large grants from the Wallace Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • American Association of Museums (AAM) MUSE Award, MIA’s E-Mail Newsletters, 2007
  • AAM Gold MUSE Award, Online Exhibitions, Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School, 2003
  • AAM Silver MUSE Award, Online Exhibitions, Arts of Asia, 2002
  • AAM Gold MUSE Award, Online Exhibitions, Modernism, 2000
  • New Media InVision Silver Award, Museum Kiosk Program, Prints & Processes, 1998
  • New York Festivals Bronze Award, Museum Kiosk Program, Ancient Art of the Mediterranean, 1996
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design/McKnight Foundation Fellowship, 1997
  • Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, 1996
  • Intermedia Arts/McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship, 1992
  • Falcon Heights Elementary School, untitled mixed media installation, St. Paul, MN, Commissioned Memorial for Ericka Hammond, 1991
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design/McKnight Foundation Fellowship, 1989
  • Walker Art Center, Four Short Subjects: 1. One End of History; 2. Tabula Rasa; 3. The Empire's New Clothes; 4. Don't Mistake the Menu for the Meal, Commissioned Mural, Minneapolis, 1988
  • P.S.1 Residency, Minnesota State Arts Board and The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc., 1986-87
References
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Jim Ockuly Résumé, 2014
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