Kelly Bowman Heaton
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3705 Camley Avenue
Raleigh, NC 2612

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences at the Media Laboratory, June 2000
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University: Graduate studies in Fine Art, 1997 - 1998
North Carolina State University: Graduate studies in Veterinary Medicine and Immunology, 1995 - 1996
Yale University: Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude with Honors in the Special Divisional Major titled, "Environmental Management in the Urban Context," 1994
St. Paul's School: Diploma Suma Cum Laude with Honors in Fine Arts and Religion, 1990
Creative Capital, individual grant recipient, 2002 - 2003
LEF Foundation, individual grant recipient, 2002
L'Oreal Research, recipient of the Promotion Prize in the Art and Science of Color, April 2001.
Council for the Arts at MIT, individual grant recipient for an installation entitled, "Reflection Loop," April 2000
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for graduate study in Fine Arts, 1997 - 2000
Hitachi America grant for undergraduate thesis research, 1993. Thesis title: "A Conceptual Framework for Integrating the Human Habitat into the Protected Area Management of Parque Nacional Punta Sal, Honduras"
Recipient of the White Prize and the Dickey Prize for achievement in Fine Arts. St. Paul's School, 1990
Awarded Best Speaker and Best Team in the annual New England Regional Debate Tournament. Loomis Chaffee School, 1990
Heaton, K. Physical Pixels. MS thesis, MIT Media Laboratory, 2000.
Heaton, K., Poor, R., Wheeler, A., "Nami," in: Conference Abstracts and Applications of SIGGRAPH99, Emerging Technologies, p. 214.
"Simplicity in Healthcare," for select members of Roche Diagnostics and guests, August and October, 2002
"Machine Intelligence as Medium," presented to members of the Duke University community. March and September, 2002
"Novel Solutions for Information Display and Distribution," for select members of the Pitney Bowes Corporation and their guests, October, 1999
Solo Exhibitions
Live Pelt @ Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer Street, NYC. 9/6 - 10/11, 2003
Dead Pelt @ the Project Room of Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, 2003
Reflection Loop @ bitforms gallery, 529 W 20th Street, NYC. 1/17 - 2/16, 2002
MIT Council of the Arts, Annual Meeting of the Board Members. Cambridge, MA, 2001
Group Exhibitions
"Fetish: Human Fantastic." Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
October 17 - November 30, 2002
"17th Biennial Drawing Show." The Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
December 15 - January 24, 2001-2
"2001 Annual Exhibition." The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
June 9 - September 3, 2001
"Art in the 90s." The Hargate Center at St. Paul's School, Concord, NH. January, 2000
"Organic Form." MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA. December, 1999
"Organic Information." Art Director's Club, New York, NY. April, 1999
"Numeric Photography." MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA. December, 1998
"Drawing Show." The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. November, 1997
"40th Annual Juried Art Exhibition." Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC. November, 1996
Language Skills
Highly proficient in both speaking and reading Spanish, moderate proficiency in French
Engineering Skills
Java, Java script, Lingo, HTML, PIC C, DBN and Scheme. Skilled user of software tools for image processing, 2D and 3D CAD design, animation, video editing, sound editing and circuit layout.
Teaching Experience
Private tutor specializing in learning disability. Self-employed. 1997 - current.
North Carolina State University: Tutor. 1996 - 1997. Taught organic chemistry to undergraduates and served as head tutor for a learning-disabled freshman.
Professional Experience
Artist-in-Residence at Duke University (joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Science and Information Studies), Durham, NC. April 2002 - April 2003
Artist-in-Residence at the Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA. Sept. 2001 - April 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Visual Studies: Research Affiliate. September 2000 - June 2001. Practicing artist with an emphasis on technology and popular culture.
Consultant. Freelance projects involving design and technology, particularly web design and physical prototyping of hi-tech consumer products.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory: Research Assistant. 1998 - July 2000 Worked with engineers, vendors and manufacturing facilities to build functional prototypes of inventions that integrate software, hardware and industrial design. Articulated the concept of the physical pixel as the basis for my Master's thesis. Portfolio can be seen at:
North Carolina State University Department of Immunology: Research Assistant. 1996 Conducted research to understand the role of dendritic cells in the pathogenesis of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
CompuEd 2000: Marketing Director and Sales Executive. 1994 - 1995 Participated in a start-up computer training company. Responsibilities included marketing strategy, corporate sales and customer relations. Designed the company logo and achieved the highest sales ranking for four months.
Water and Air Research: Ecotourism Consultant. 1993 Worked with the United Nations Development Program to draft a sustainable development agenda for Honduras.
References available on request