ayamas@artic.edu
Chicago, IL

EDUCATION :
2018 | Full Stack Web Development Certificate, Northwestern University
2017 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS :
2017 | WhatNot, Leroy Neiman Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017 | WhatNot, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2017 | Future Festivals and Novel Holidays, Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Kendall College, Chicago, IL
2016 | Data Viz : Information as Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2016 | Data Viz : Information as Art, Student Union Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 | The Glow Up, Silent Funny, Chicago, IL
2015 | The Winner’s Circle, Chicago Loop Alliance ACTIVATE, Chicago, IL
2015 | Poetry, Dance, Fashion, Music, The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL
2015 | Pride at Soho, Soho House Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 | 21 Minus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2015 | Body In Way Of, Soho House Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 | All Dogs Go to Hell, World 2-2 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 | Shadow Play, Student Union Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL

SELECTED AWARDS / GRANTS :
2017 | Practice Social Grant, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Grant, SAIC, Chicago IL
2016 | Excellence in Leadership Award Nominee, SAIC, Chicago IL
2015 | Idea Generation Grant, SAIC, Chicago IL
2014 | Buonono Scholarship Nominee, SAIC, Chicago IL
2013 | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2013 | Eugenia “Genie” Love Scholarship for the Arts, The Assistance League of Orange, Santa Ana, CA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE :
2017 - present | Instructor, Designed Objects Dept., Continuing Studies Dept., SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017 - present | Mentor, Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
2017 | Teaching Assistant, Public Light and Space, Art and Technology Dept., SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 - 2017 | Mentor, College Arts Access Program (CAAP), SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 | Teaching Assistant, 3D Modeling in Blender, Marwen, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
2016 | Studio Assistant, Jan Tichy, Chicago, IL
2016 | Research Assistant, Art and Technology Dept., SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 | Student Worker, IT Dept., SAIC, Chicago, IL
2015 - 2016 | Studio Assistant, Cheryl Pope, Chicago, IL

SELECTED LECTURES / COLLABORATIONS :
2017 | Practice Social Lecture, Leroy Neiman Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017 | Kendall College + SAIC Collaboration, Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Chicago, IL
2017 | Leader, Net Impact Chicago, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 | NU + SAIC Collaboration, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2016 | Telepaths Collaboration, Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY
2016 | Community Clouds Lecture, Leroy Neiman Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 | Designing for Accessibility Lecture, Fashion Dept., SAIC, Chicago, IL
2015 | Chicago Lighthouse Collaboration, Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Chicago, IL

WORKSHOPS :
2017 | Tangible Technology Workshops, Better Boys Foundation (BBF) Family Services, Chicago, IL
2017 | Soft Circuitry Workshop, College Arts Access Program (CAAP), SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017 | Soft Circuitry Workshop, Better Boys Foundation (BBF) Family Services, Chicago, IL
2017 | Soft Circuitry Workshop, Nichols Tower, Homan Square, Chicago, IL
2017 | Gary Lights Open Works Launch Workshop, Borman Pavillion, Gary, IN
2017 | Gary Lights Open Works Workshop, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, Gary, IN
2017 | Soft Circuitry Workshop, Steel City Academy, Gary, IN
2016 | Motorola Soft Circuit Workshops, Marwen, Chicago, IL

SELECTED PRESS :
2017 | Cathrine Kramer, Future Festivals and Celebrations Workshop, Center for Genomic Gastronomy Blog
2017 | Ray Hu, Milan Design Week 2017: School Is In Session, Core77
2017 | Katie Treggiden, Milan Design Week 2017: The Highlights, Design Milk
2017 | Jason Foumberg, The Art of the Object, ChicagoMag
2017 | Business Wire, Students from the SAIC Launch Uniquely Designed Product Collection at the World-Renowned Milan Design Week
2017 | @DesignMilk Instagram, Live from #MDW17, Design Milk
2017 | Karis Hustad, Check Out SAIC Student-Designed Home Goods Debuting at Milan Design Week, ChicagoInno
2017 | Bree Witt, Introducing the 2017 whatnot Collection: whatnot x West Supply, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago