MFA, UC Irvine, 1994
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
2011 - Present Caltech, Research Professor of Art and Design in Mechanical and Civil Engineering
2000 - 14 Orange Coast College, Co-Chair, Professor of Digital Media Arts and Design
An ongoing investigation of the role of landscape imagery in international conflict through on-site public “draw-in” events, research and publication of related materials with diverse contributors.
EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIONS
Esseance, Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
Borrowed Landscapes, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, Palomar, CA (group exhibition)
Accionés Territoriales, Museo ExTeresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (group exhibition)
Collective drawing at the U.S./Mexico Border, 6 mile US Border Patrol tour/trace, San Diego, CA
Ecotone Lab, Actual Size gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles (group exhibition)
Re-Think Environment, Human Resources, Chinatown, Los Angeles (group exhibition)
Collective drawing at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA; w/ discussion at High Desert Test Sites HQ, Joshua Tree, CA
DRAWn to/beTEKENIS, GEMAK, The Hague, Netherlands (group exhibition)
Collective drawing at the U.S./Mexico Border, Border Field State Park, San Diego, CA
Collective drawing at San Clemente Island Naval Weapons Testing Range, Channel Islands, CA
Draw-in at the Northrop Grumman Aerospace HQ, Redondo Beach, CA
Collective drawing at L.A. Air Force Base, w/ Llano del Rio Collective, El Segundo, CA
Incendiary Traces Image-Essay, LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
PUBLISHED ART WORKS, ESSAYS AND REPORTS
Forthcoming: Incendiary Traces at the Mexico City C4i4, Mexico City publication TBC
2014 Incendiary Traces: Sketching Simulated Battlefields in Silicon Beach, Aug. 5
Incendiary Traces: Artists, Surveillance and Patrol at the Border, July 8
Incendiary Traces: Investigating the Representation of Battlespaces, June 10
2013 Incendiary Traces: Drawing the National Security Landscape, August 5
Incendiary Traces: Drawing the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, March 12
Welcome to Incendiary Traces, February 26
Tracing the U.S. / Mexico Border Wall, January 22
2012 Report on an Incendiary Traces Draw-in at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Headquarters, October 30
Drawing with Satellites: Tracing Landscapes With a Mission, October 9
Report on San Clemente Island Draw-in, September 6
The Naval Gaze: (Sub)tropical Fantasies and Imperial Pacific Landscapes, August 14
Tracing the San Clemente Island Weapons Testing Range, July 17
Drawing, the Rules of Perspective, and National Security, May 21
2014 Museo ExTeresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
University of California, San Diego, Experimental Drawing Studio/Visual Arts Department
San Diego State University, Visual Arts Department
University of Southern California –hosted at Actual Size gallery in Los Angeles
2013 University of California, San Diego, Experimental Drawing Studio/Visual Arts
University of California, Irvine, Visual Studies Department
Woodbury University, San Diego, Architecture studio
2015 &Now Festival, CalArts
American Association of Geographers Conference, Chicago, IL
2014 Future Process, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena,
Human Resources Los Angeles (public discussion)
2012 Landscape is a Weapon, Velaslavasy Panorama, Los Angeles
2014 University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) co-sponsorship grant
Artbound Episode 2, KCET TV, television appearance presenting Incendiary Traces, first aired April 8. Rebroadcast nationally via LinkTV.
Lisa Sigal, “Silhouette: Hillary Mushkin”, The Bottom Line, The Drawing Center, Feb. 1, 2013, http://thebottomline.drawingcenter.org/2013/02/01/silhouette-hillary-mushkin/
Ellen C. Caldwell, “Plein-Air, Process, And The Political: Q&A With Juan Devis and Hillary Mushkin”, New American Paintings, April 8 2013, https://newamericanpaintings.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/plein-air-process-and-the-political-qa-with-juan-devis-and-hillary-mushkin/
Artbound Episode 1, KCET TV, television appearance presenting Incendiary Traces, first aired August 16
previous art projects
EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
The Open Daybook, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angles
Girl with Lions, Artower Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
Enlightened City (City Oneminutes), STAM Museum, Ghent, Belgium
City Oneminutes, 2010 World Expo, Dutch Pavillion, Shanghai
CASZUIDAS: Moving Images in Public Space, Amsterdam
Oog (eye), online version of de Volkskrant (nationally distributed Dutch newspaper)
Hotbed: Video Cultivation beside the Getty Gardens, in conjunction with California Video, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Oog (eye), online version of de Volkskrant (nationally distributed Dutch daily newspaper)
Violations and Obfuscations, CUNY Graduate Center’s James Gallery, N.Y
Patriot Acts, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Paranoia, Freud Museum, London
Our Distance From Things, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles
Mario’s Furniture: A Mushkin-Barnet Game 2, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Paranoia, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, and Focal Point Gallery, Southend, England
oneminutes, ICA, London, and BizArt, Shanghai
Viper International Festival for Film, Video And New Media, Kunsthalle Basel
Under Fire, I Space Gallery (the Chicago gallery of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Chicago
KunstFilmBiennale Köln, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Conspiracy, Prog:ME Festival, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro
Blue Sky: Visionaries, Romantics and Dreamers, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und Videofest, Kassel
Biennial Bucharest – Identities and Visual Codes. Images of Violence /Violence of Images, Goethe Institute
Bucharest and META Cultural Foundation, Bucharest
PUBLISHED ART WORKS
Deep Horizon, Deep Water, collaboration with Jen Hofer, Interim, Vol. 29, Chris Arigo, Matthew Cooperman, and Jonathan Skinner, eds.
Girl with Lions, artists project, X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter 2009.
More-and-more..., collaboration with Jen Hofer, Area Sneaks, Vol. 2, Joseph Mosconi and Rita Gonzales, eds.
“Mario's Furniture: A Wireless Interactive Video Installation and Game”, Hillary Mushkin and S.E. Barnet,
Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Vol. 41 Issue 3, 2008.
2008 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Intermedia program
2007 Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany Visual Arts Department
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Video program
Boise State University, Visual Arts Department
2005 Colorado College, Visual Arts Department
2010 “Experience” Conference, Université Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée, France
2009 Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2006 Viper International Festival for Film, Video And New Media, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
GRANTS, COMMISSIONS, HONORS
2010 Durfee Foundation Artists Resource Completion (ARC) grant, Los Angeles
2007 Howard Foundation Fellowship
2007 Public Art Commission, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
2004 Werkleitz Projektstipendium Grant (nominee), Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Kassel
ESSAYS ABOUT MUSHKIN'S WORK
Sally Stein, Introduction to artists project, X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter
Holly Willis and Anne Bray, “Hotbed: Video Cultivation beside the Getty Gardens”, Getty Museum program essay
Willis, Holly, “Conceptual Vertigo”, Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media, published by Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, May 23, 2008, http://hollywillis.com/?p=65
M.A. Greenstein, “Velocity and the Body in Mario’s Furniture”, Videogames and Art, eds. Grethe Mitchell and Andy Clarke, London: Intellect Books, and Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Griffis, Ryan, “The Social Deconstruction of Pictures”, Decoys and Disruptions, Overtones Gallery, catalog, illus.
Amy Gerstler, “Seven Versions of Heaven”, and Kristina Newhouse, “Blue Yonder”, Pomona College Museum of Art catalog for Blue Sky: Visionaries, Romantics, Dreamers
Frank, Peter, “Political Landscapes”, LA Weekly Pick of the Week, March 19, 2008.
Lion, Leah, “With ‘Patriot Acts’ Artists Show, The Law Really Is Open To Interpretation”, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 2008, The Guide p. 15.
Myers, Holly, “Making Art a Team Sport”, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 30, 2007, p. E30.
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “S.E. Barnet and Hillary Mushkin: ‘Mario’s Furniture 2’ at Telic”, Art Ltd., January 2007, p.19, illus.
Myers, Holly, “Generational Differences”, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 8, 2006, p. E34.
Myers, Holly, “No limits on Freewaves fest”, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 9, 2006, p. E15, illus.
Willis, Holly, “Mario’s Furniture – Version 2”, LA Weekly, Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2006, p. 90, illus.
Artner, Alan, “Reviews”, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 22, 2006, Section 7, p. 25.
Patrick, John, “Coming Attractions”, Pasadena Weekly, Aug. 11, 2005, p. 14.
Myers, Holly, “A Print-off in One Kind of Ink”, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 20, 2004, p. E28.
Klein, Jennie, “In Search of the Golden California”, Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2004, p. 23-27, illus.