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STEPHEN MANUEL GARZA

Concord, NC

(980) 621-6131

stephenmanuelgarza@gmail.com

stephenmanuelgarza.com

EDUCATION                                                                                                                             

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art: Concentration in Photography                                                                   December 2020

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

GPA – 3.8

Coursework: Photo Media, Camera and Light, Digital Photography, Black and White Printing, Alternative Processes, Thesis 1, Thesis 2

Minor in Art History                                                                                                                                   December 2020

Coursework: Mexica Art, Contemporary Art, Pre-Columbian Art, History of Photography

Associates in Arts                                                                                                                                       November 2018

Rowan Cabarrus Community College – Concord / Salisbury, NC

Coursework: Video Art, Drawing 1, Drawing 2, 2D Art, Independent Study

EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                                                  

Gallery Intern                                                                                                                          January 2020 – March 2020

The Light Factory - Charlotte, NC

  • Monitored gallery during operational hours

  • Assisted visiting guests with any questions about current exhibition

Photography Auction Volunteer

The Light Factory Auction - Charlotte, NC                                                                                          November 2, 2019

  • Carried framed photographs carefully to display for bidders

  • Worked as a team to display large photographs

Gallery Intern                                                                                                                     August 2018 – December 2018

Rowe Galleries – University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

  • Monitored gallery during operational hours

  • Assisted install and take down of current exhibition

Photography Auction Volunteer

Roderick Mackillop Art Auction at University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, NC           March 15, 2018

  • Carried large paintings to the auction site

  • Worked as a tam to carry, walk, and display a large painting for bidders

Museum Intern                                                                                                                           January 2018 - May 2018

Library and Archives – The Mint Museum, Randolph – Charlotte, NC

  • Collections Management

  • Curated display case for library collection of drawings, photographs, negatives

  • Wrote display tags for the items on display

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                              

Projects 1 Final Presentation – UNCC side gallery – Charlotte, NC                                                        December 2019

Projects 1 Midterm Presentation – The Light Factory – Charlotte, NC                                                   November 2019

UNCC Student Juried Exhibition – Third Place                                                                                        November 2019

SKILLS                                                                                                                                         

Design Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom           

Computer: Microsoft Office Suite, PC

Photography: Understanding basic studio lighting techniques

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                          

Lenscratch – Online feature of my series Arriving 2020                                                                                   April 2020

Best of College and High School Photography Contest – Photographer’s Forum Magazine – Finalist          May 2018

Lux 2018 Publication                                                                                                                                           May 2018

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