the personal & the political

Maggie Snyder is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and film-maker who works in the lineage of the 1960's and 1970's American avant garde. Her work is personal, political, and experimental, and addresses reality, identity and all of their distortions. Through a lens- and performance-based practice, she explores the space in which transformation occurs, attempting to conjure, capture or visually describe the energy of thought, memory, experience, presence, and interaction---the details of beingness that add up to reality and identity. Readymades, household items, light, sound, language, and food all play an important part in the personal and political allegories Maggie builds for a live audience or for the camera. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions internationally, in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Mexico, as well as in multiple US states.

Maggie is also one-third of the SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, a feminist art collective that uses design, performance and installation to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences.

Outside of the fine arts sphere, Maggie is a trained portrait and wedding photographer, filmmaker and band nerd. She likes Australian history, dark beers, black boots, Black Books and cats. Follow her on Instagram for a ridiculous mix of all those things or at The What Else for works in progress.


CV

EDUCATION

2015 MFA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2005 Diploma, School of Audio Engineering, Nashville, TN 

2004 BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Additional certifications

TESOL certification, Oxford Trinity College, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004
ProTools certification, Nashville, TN, 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - TEACHING

2017 Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI (Graphic Design II, Typography, Computer Graphics)[instructor of record]

2016 Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Screenperformance and Video) [instructor of record] 

2015 Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Performance, Video, and Installation) [instructor of record] 

2014 Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Intro to Digital Arts)

2004 Instructor, English as a Foreign Language, Oxford TEFL Trinity College, Prague, Czech Republic

2003 Instructor, Performance Art, Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO (ArtsBridge Scholar)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - PRODUCTION

2013- Owner/Photographer, Quicksilver Wedding Photography, Madison, WI

2014-17 Media Producer/Director, City of Madison City Channel/Media Team, Madison, WI 

2009-15 Creative Director/Media Producer, KidzEra Magazine and Media Channel, Boulder, CO 

2008-09 Studio/Project Manager, ArtWorks Video/ADF, Oregon, WI

AWARDS & GRANTS

2018 

  • Peripheral Vision Publication Fellowship, Peripheral Vision publication, Dallas, TX (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE)

2017 

  • Second Place, Short Form Documentary Category, Wisconsin Community Media Awards, Milwaukee, WI
  • Third Place, Event Coverage Category, Wisconsin Community Media Awards, Milwaukee, WI

2016 

  • Special Recognition Award, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA. Selected by juror Michelle Nye of SFMOMA Artists Gallery (SBC) 
  • People’s Choice Award, Heuser Art Gallery & Hartmann Center Gallery, Peoria, IL (SBC)

2014 

  • Honorable Mention, Chazen Prize for Excellence in Creativity, Madison, WI

2012

  • Archaeology & Historic Preservation Award for Contributions to the Local History of Boulder County, Boulder, CO

2002

  • ArtsBridge Scholar Grant for Performance Art program, University of Colorado/Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO

2001 

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Grant for Work in Color Photography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

EXHIBITION RECORD

2018

  • SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, Art & Lit Lab, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE) - solo show - upcoming 
  • Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE) - catalogue
  • Print & Resist, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE) - upcoming 
  • Food (Again, Always), Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI - upcoming
  • From Her Perspective, The Firehouse Art Gallery, Longmont, CO (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE) - upcoming
  • Fearless, PhotoMidwest Art Gallery, Madison, WI - upcoming
  • Abstraction, Madison, WI - upcoming
  • Light and Shadow, Health Sciences Art Gallery, Madison, WI - upcoming
  • Reclamation, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI (solo show) - upcoming

2017 

  • Our Daily Armor, Virago Gallery, Seattle, WA (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE)
  • Speaking Out: Art & Politics in Words, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (SBC)
  • Disturbing the Comfortable, Crossman Art Gallery, Whitewater, WI
  • Nasty, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA (SBC) 
  • Riverwest FemFest, Groovy Dog Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (SBC)
  • 1st Year Anniversary Show, Apothic Heart Tattoo Collective Gallery, Sacramento, CA 
  • Print & Resist, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI (SBC)

2016 

  • A Bitchtastic Luncheon, as a part of Spatula & Barcode’s Feeding Farmers/Foodways project, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (SBC)
  • Sort Piece (Unburdening), performance in a private residence, Boulder, CO
  • Playground! at Community Research Kitchen, The Bubbler, Madison, WI
  • Hey Lady, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics, Bradley University Art Galleries, Peoria, IL (SBC) - People’s Choice Award 
  • Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA (SBC) - Special Recognition Award
  • Space Jam Reading Room and Lounge, Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA (SBC)
  • Being Her Now: Feminine Identity in the 21st Century, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD (SBC)
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, CASP Gallery, Lubbock,TX (SBC) - solo show

2015 

  • Print & Resist, The Bubbler, Madison, WI (Spooky Boobs Collective)Strange Habits, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • What Should I Do About the Wild and the Tame?, Gallery 7, Madison, WI - solo show 
  • Mokita: The Truths We All Know But Agree Not To Talk About, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SBC) - solo show 
  • Play, Madison Senior Center Art Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Loud and Clear, Hi/Lo Gallery, Madison, WI (SBC) - solo show

2014 

  • Graduate Students Exhibition, Capitol Lakes Gallery, Madison, WIFrom the Gut, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI 
  • Just the Tip, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • HIT, Gallery 7, Madison, WI - solo show

2013 

  • Numinosity, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI


2012 

  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Louisville Farmers Market Pop-up Gallery, Louisville, CO

2011 

  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Creative Framing Gallery, Louisville, CO 

2009

  • Stereopsis, 734 Gallery, Madison, WI
  • It’s My First Time, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

2008 

  • Image Review, Gallery 7, Whitewater, WI

2005 

  • Soundscape FM: Berlin, Transmediale Festival-Berlinale, Berlin, Germany
  • Bound-less, multiple galleries, Norway

2004 

  • Karta/Terräng, in the ocean at Västra hamnen, Malmö, Sweden

2003 

  • Dreammakers, touring exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico
  • You Are My Phantom Limb, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO 

2002 

  • Accumulations, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Unshod, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO

2001

  • Post-Apocalypse 9/11 Show, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

2017 

  • Warrington Colescott: The History of Printmaking and Other Travels short film, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH 
  • Warrington Colescott (Warrington Colescott exhibition) short film, SGCI Atlanta Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Experimental Screens, Sally Kim Film Lounge Night, Houston, TX

2016 

  • 31st Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration event coverage broadcast, Wisconsin Community Media Festival, Milwaukee, WI - 3rdplace, Event Coverage category
  • Madison Connecting Children and Families to Nature short documentary, Wisconsin Community Media Festival, Milwaukee, WI - 2ndplace, Short Documentary category
  • UNIMADEX Experimental Film Festival, Marquee Cinema, Madison, WI

2010

  • Seven Easy Steps Video Art, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2009

  • Sans Souci Dance for Film Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2004

  • Starlight Art Video Series, Starlight Cinema, Madison, WI

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Tyler Friedman, “Visual Artists Preview: Feb. 1, 2018”, Shepherd Express,https://shepherdexpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/visual-arts-preview-feb-1-2018/#.WnH7gJBodfk.facebook January 30, 2018.
  • Gracie Linden, “SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE”, Peripheral Visions Issue 8, May 2018.
  • Cheong, Yeonhee, “Artist Wallpapers II: SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE”, maegu magazine of imagery and how it’s made, Issue One, March 2017.
  • Gordon, Scott, Microtones, Follow-up interview with SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, http://www.tonemadison.com. 2016.
  • Westbrook, Ray, “First Friday Art Trail adds political commentary”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 31, 2016,http:// lubbockonline.com/life/2016-07-31/ rst-friday-art-trail-adds-political-commentary. 2016.
  • Glass Tire Texas Visual Arts, http://glasstire.com/events/2016/07/27/the-patterns-vicious-in uence. 2016
  • Sal Pizzaro, “San Jose art exhibition showcases female perspective”, East Bay Times, July 23, 2016,http://www.eastbaytimes.com/ci_30162324/san-jose-art-exhibition-showcases-female-perspective. 2016.
  • Michelle Nye, “All Woman Exhibition Explores Art as Activism”, MS Magazine, July 15, 2016,http://msmagazine.com/blog/2016/07/15/all-woman-exhibition-explores-art-as-activism/#card_4231_47438_47443. 2016
  • Scott Gordon, Spooky Curtains at the Overture Center, Tone Madison, January 25, 2016.http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/spooky- curtains-at-the-overture-center. 2016.
  • 8 O’Clock Buzz with Brian Standing, Feminist Art Practice with the SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, WORT-FM, Madison, WI, January 11, 2016.http://www.wortfm.org/feminist-art-practice-with-the-spooky-boobs- collective. 2016.
  • Katie Vaughn, “Illumintating Art on Display This Month,” Madison Magazine, Madison, WI.https://www.channel3000.com/madison- magazine/arts-and-culture/illuminating-art-on-display-this-month/156226063. 2015.
  • Off the Wall: PLAY at the Madison Senior Center, The Cap Times, Madison, WI. http://host.madison.com/entertainment/arts_and_theatre/visual/off-the-wall-play-at-the-madison-senior-center/article_e904419e-441d-5a2e-90fa-a838efdc5080.html. 2015.
  • Rachel Bruya, “Favorites of 2015-The Patterns’ Vicious In uence,” Spackle Madison, December 10, 2015.http://www.spacklemadison. com/favorites-of-2015/ (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE). 2015.
  • Douglas Rosenberg, “Favorites of 2015-Mokita: The Truths We All Know But Agree Not to Talk About,” Spackle Madison, December 10, 2015.http://www.spacklemadison.com/favorites-of-2015. 2015.
  • Scott Gordon, “Madison Print & Resist keeps evolving in 2015, for WORT-FM,” Tone, October 16, 2015.http://www.tonemadison. com/articles/madison-print-resist-keeps-evolving-in-2015- for-wort-fm. 2015.
  • Spooky Boobs Collective, The Isthmus, http://isthmus.com/events/spooky-boobs-collective. 2015.
  • SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE at HI/LO Gallery, UW-Madison 4D. http://www.uwmadison4d.com/spooky-boob-collective-at-the-hilo-gallery.2015.
  • Analogue Reading Materials #3: Notes from the Plastic Horizon zine review, NReluctant YouTube channel. https:// youtu.be/BSlm7xrKHfs.2013.
  • A Chronicle of Louisville, Now and Then, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_19019919. 2011.
  • History: Books for Boulder History Buffs, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. http://www.dailycamera.com/features/ci_19554589. 2011. 
  • The Louisville Historian, Issue #92, http://library.louisvilleco.gov/Portals/1/pdf/Louisville%20Historian/2011-4_Fall.pdf. 2011.

RECORDINGS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Erotographomania, edition of 10. 2013.
  • Notes from the Plastic Horizon I: Landscapes, Drawings and Performances, edition of 10. 2013.
  • Notes from the Plastic Horizon II: Tiny Apocalypse, edition of 25. 2013
  • 20 Minutes of Motherfucker, CTRLSTIC experimental music collective, edition of 100. 2012.
  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Louisville/Boulder, CO. Wayne Lee Photography & Publishing. 184 pages. 2011.
  • Shit Creek Review, New York, NY. 2011
  • Dance with the Moose, Meathooks of Freedom, Dada death metal collective, edition of 25. 2004.
  • The Long Lost Sub Comes Home: Karta/Terräng, CD of original music recorded during underwater broadcast held in Västra hamnen, Malmö,Sweden. 2004.

LECTURES, PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS

2018 

  • Panelist, Speedlites and Continous Lighting on Location, PhotoMidwest, Madison, WI 
  • Performance, SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, Art & Lit Lab, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE) - solo show - upcoming 
  • Performance, Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE)

2017

  • You Have the Right to Remain A __________, Performance, Cleveland, MS
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Video Art Class, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
  • Spooky Boobs: Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI (SBC) 
  • Spooky Boobs: Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (SBC)

2016 

  • Using New Media in Training for PEG Channels, Presenter, Wisconsin Community Media Conference, Madison, WI 
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Performance 2, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SBC)
  • Lighting Your Scene, Webcast or Event, Presenter, Unleash International Conference, Madison, WI
  • Electronic Saviors Release Party, The Frequency, Madison, WI, (performance as part of Caustic)

2015 

  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence Gallery Talk, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SBC)
  • Spooky Boobs: A Scary Story of Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (SBC)
  • Loud & Clear Gallery Talk, Hi/Lo Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (SBC)
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Performance 1, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SBC)

2012 

  • On Local History, Photography and Publishing, Louisville, CO 
  • An Artist's Journey, Visiting Artist Lecture, Denver University, Denver, CO

2011 

  • On Local History, Photography and Publishing, Visiting Artist Lecture, Louisville, CO

2008

  • Intoxication Festival, Performer, Madison, WI

2007 

  • Reverence Festival, Performer, Madison, WI

2006 

  • Madison Electronic Music Festival, Performer, Warner Park, Madison, WI 
  • Reverence Festival, Performer, Madison, WI

2004 

  • Water-Light, Pendulum New Music Concert Series, Grusen Hall, Boulder, CO 
  • Seperation Anxiety II: More Anxiety, Old Main Theatre, Boulder, CO

2002  

  • What is Performance Art?, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • A Night of Live Art, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO 
  • Abandoned, Roach Gallery, Boulder, CO

2003  

  • diFusion Live Art Event, Boulder, CO
  • Separation Anxiety, Old Main Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • New Arts Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Meathooks of Freedom, Monkey Mania Gallery and Performance Space, Denver, CO

2001 

  • What is Performance Art?, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

PHOTOGRAPHY

DSLR cameras, 35mm, medium format, and large format cameras, black and white lm development, black and white darkroom printing,Photoshop, digital printing, lighting on location, studio lighting, natural lighting

VIDEO

Documentary video production, art video production, DSLR video cameras, broadcast videocameras, broadcast engineering, audio recording,switching, lighting on location, studio lighting, natural lighting

AUDIO

Audio recording and engineering in studio, audio recording on location, digital audio synthesis, experimental music and soundtrack creation,various mics, mixing consoles, multitrack recorders, voice overs, ADR recording

PERFORMANCE

Conceptual development, performance exercises, working with space, engaging with an audience

DESIGN

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, typography

BUSINESS

Small arts business management, client management, video production management, fine arts career management, fine art studio management

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

PhotoMidwest, Madison, WI 

Studio view, 2015.